Our Land between the Rivers

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Help us celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m. for a lively and entertaining musician, and learn a little about our state’s history as well!

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Barry Cloyd will bring his program “Our Land between the Rivers” to the Chatham Area Public Library. From the first people, the Native Americans, to our own use of these waterways today, the rivers are an incredible source of story and song and continue to be as important as ever in shaping the destiny of the central portion of America.

Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern based, full-time touring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has created dozens of edu-tainment programs which focus on America’s history with music. This event is for all ages, so bring the whole family!

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Our Land between the Rivers

unnamedHelp us celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m. for a lively and entertaining musician, and learn a little about our state’s history as well!

Barry Cloyd RK promo shot (2)Barry Cloyd will bring his program “Our Land between the Rivers” to the Chatham Area Public Library. From the first people, the Native Americans, to our own use of these waterways today, the rivers are an incredible source of story and song and continue to be as important as ever in shaping the destiny of the central portion of America.

Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern based, full-time touring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has created dozens of edu-tainment programs which focus on America’s history with music. This event is for all ages, so bring the whole family!

Family Game Day

Join us on Thursday, August 10th from 1 – 4 pm. We’ll have games of all sorts set up in our family-game-daygalleries. Bring the whole family and play some games! We’ll have classic games for all ages including chess, checkers, and Yahtzee, as well as some newer fun games like 20 Express and Sushi Go. Stop by anytime and stay as long or as little as you’d like.

Garden to Plate Cooking Class

Summertime means super fresh fruits and vegetables! Whether you are growing them in your garden or shopping at the local farmers market, there is an abundance of fresh, local food to get your family cooking. Join Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Copper Pot Cooking Studio on Wednesday, August 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a seasonal cooking class for families (children aged 5-12 with an Fresh-vegetables-in-a-red-cooking-potaccompanying adult). Participants will learn how to prepare a shredded vegetable slaw and Israeli couscous with seasonal vegetables. Additionally, participants will create a take home garden craft. Space is limited, please register by calling the library.

June Event Roundup

Thursday, June 5, 10:15 a.m. – Summer Reading Kick-Off

Wednesday, June 11, 2:00 p.m. – Midday MovieThe Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Monday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. – The Outer Edge MeetingThe Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

Tuesday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. – 11+ MovieNight at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian

Wednesday, June 18, 12:00 p.m. – Bite Into a Good Book MeetingOne Summer by David Baldacci

Wednesday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. – Family MovieKung Fu Panda

Thursday, June 19, 4:00 p.m. – Nonfiction Book ClubEngineers of Victory by Paul Kennedy

Wednesday, June 25, 6:00 p.m. – Writers’ Group Meeting

ONGOING

Kids Read Down Fines – Starting June 2nd, Mondays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Summer Reading Program – Session 1 – June 9th through June 27th (you must come to the library to sign your child up for the Summer Reading program)

Summer Reading Program – Session 2 – June 30th through July 18th (you must come to the library to sign your child up for the Summer Reading program)

Family Castle Building Contest

The library is hosting a family castle building competition.  Castles may be constructed out of any materials.  They should be no more than 18″ deep so that they can be displayed on top of the library’s bookshelves.  Castles will be returned to their creators after they have been displayed at the library.  Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Most participating family members
  • Be st use of recycled materials
  • Most realistic
  • Best use of figures
  • Best ornamentation
  • Best overall castle

Completed castles must be turned in to the library by February 1st.

The deadline has been extended due to inclement weather!  Please bring your completed castle into the library as soon as you can–we’re still accepting them.

Thank you for your castle submissions. We are no longer accepting castles.