Craft Night

We will decoupage, paint, and decorate old cigar boxes into a cute storage box. Join us on Tuesday, September 18 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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Seating is limited and  registration is required so call the library at 483-2713 to register.

The library’s Craft Night is the third Tuesday of each month where we do a make – and – take project. This program is geared for adults (in High School or older).

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Tuesday Evening Book Group

On Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss Katharine Graham’s memoir, Personal History.

The author describes her privileged but lonely childhood, her tragic marriage to the charismatic Phil Graham, her struggles as the head of the Washington Post, and the colorful politicians and celebrities she has known.

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Computer Class – Computer Basics

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This class will go over the very basics of what a computer is, explain some commonly used terminology, and practice using the mouse. We will also look at how to maneuver around the desktop and change some basic settings. This class will be held Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.

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!

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!

Craft Night

Join us to make these simply beautiful accordion paper butterflies on Tuesday, August 21 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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Seating is limited and  registration is required so call the library at 483-2713 to register.

The library’s Craft Night is the third Tuesday of each month where we do a make – and – take project. This program is geared for adults (in High School or older).

Tuesday Evening Book Group

On Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss Gail Honeyman’s 2017 novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

No one has ever told Eleanor, a socially awkward, routine-oriented loner, that life should be better than fine. Then she meets Raymond, a bumbling IT guy from her office, and together they save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk. The three forge a friendship that saves them from the lives of isolation and secret unhappiness they have each been living.

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Computer Class – Smartphone Basics

This beginner class will take time going over the basic hard-ware, software and apps, and how to change some settings of smartphones. Both iPhones and Androids will be covered. Bring your fully charged phone to follow along and ask questions. This class will be held on Saturday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.

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Game Night

Did you know that playing games has been shown to improve your memory, build up your immune system, and lower your blood pressure? It’s true, and those are just a few of the benefits of playing board games. Not to mention they are a lot of fun.

Join us August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the library for our monthly board game nights. Board game nights are held the first Wednesday of the month from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Due to the complex nature of our games,  board game nights are for ages 10 and up.