Writers’ Group

ursula-quote-3Our Writers’ Group meets to discuss writing, review pieces, keep in community of other writers, and support each other in our writing journeys. We welcome writers of all levels of experience and genres to join us for critique of member’s pieces, writing exercises, and discussion.

Our next meeting will be on June 27 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Please email info@chathamlib.org for more information.

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Craft Night

We will use sharpie markers to decorate black mugs. We’ve done a similar project before, only on white mugs. I’m excited to see how these turn out! Come be creative with us on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:00 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, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. we will chat about Jessica Shattuck’s The Women in the Castle.

This book is set at the end of World War II, amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined.

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Game Night

We have been having a blast at our Board Game Nights. The only thing that has been missing is you!

If you have been wanting to learn a new board game, brush up on the rules of one you’ve learned before, or just want to get out of the house, please join us Wednesday, June 6  from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for some great board games.

Due to the complex nature of our games, Board Game Nights are for ages 10 and up only.

Computer Class – Finding Your Next Read

Looking for a good book to read this summer? This class will look at one of our online databases, NoveList, to help you explore what to read next. We will also look at free online resources such as Goodreads and Fantastic Fiction to get ideas for new books and new authors you might enjoy.

Join us Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. Our Computer Classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.

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Computer Class – The Cloud

Have you heard of the Cloud, but you’re not quite sure what that means or where to go to access it? Take a look at some common cloud applications and learn how easy and convenient cloud computing can be.

Join us on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. Our Computer Classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.

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Craft Night

We will be using card stock, scrapbook paper, and stamps to make a few simple and cute bookmarks. Hope to see you there on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m.

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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Author Talk & Signing with Margaret Honnold

The Cloisonne Heart by Margaret Maggie Honnold

Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m., Margaret Honnold will speak about her book, The Cloisonne Heart, in which she shares her experiences as a caregiver to her late husband, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. The role of a caretaker is extremely valuable and incredibly difficult. Her book tells her story as well as gives inspiration and encouragement to those in a caretaker role. Copies of her book will be available to purchase  and have signed after her presentation.

Taste Buds Cookbook Club

Theme: Appetizers
Saturday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.

If you love to cook and want a fun, casual environment to try and share new recipes, the Taste Buds Cookbook Club is just for you! Each quarter you make a recipe from a selected cookbook or theme and then bring your dish to share with the group. We will have a discussion about your experience cooking and the cookbook itself. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the recipe and serving utensils. Library will provide beverages, plates and utensils.

The Taste Buds Cookbook Club will meet quarterly at 11:30 am.  Open to cooks ages 14 and more seasoned! Registration is required.

 

Tuesday Evening Book Group

On Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m. we will be discussing our nonfiction read, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean.

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Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike–strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents–and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims’ personalities. Parents suddenly couldn’t recognize their own children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars. Some people couldn’t speak but could still sing. Sam Kean explains the brain’s secret passageways and recounts forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible