Adult Programs

The Library hosts one adult program per month (excluding June, July, and August).  Topics and time frames vary, but in the recent past we have covered healthy eating through the grocery aisles, organizing tips, and couponing.

Most programs are free and open to the public; please call (483-2713) or email (events@chathamlib.org) the library for additional information or to register.  Space may be limited. Registration is optional in most cases, although it may be required, as noted.

Thursday, January 12, 10 a.m.Let’s Talk Legacy Series “Funerals”
How do you want to be remembered and who will tell your story? Please join us for an informative and interactive discussion on ‘Creating a Permanent Memorial of You and Your Life by Having the Talk of a Lifetime.’ Hosted by Maureen Williams of Strategic Hourglass Solutions and Paula Staab Polk of Staab Polk Memorial Home. Refreshments provided. Seating is limited, so please call the library to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, January 31, 6 p.m.“Throw Out the Water” Book Talk with Kevin Corley
Throw out the Water is a sequel to Corley’s first novel, Sixteen Tons, which was published in 2014. While these books are fictional, the are rooted in history, taking place during the bloody Christian County Coal Mine War that took place in Illinois from 1933-1937. This Book is also about family, love, and community as the characters deal with Chautauqua’s and outhouses as well as their first telephones and automobile rides. Join the author as he presents on this fascinating look into Illinois history.

Thursday, February 9, 10 a.m. Let’s Talk Legacy Seminar Series “Trusts”
Do I need a Trust as part of my Estate Plan? Join us for an informative and interactive discussion on ‘Living, Revocable, Irrevocable, Charitable, and Special Needs Trusts.’ Hosted by Maureen Williams of Strategic Hourglass Solutions and Sarah Delano Pavlik of Delano Law Offices, LLC. Refreshments provided. Seating is limited, so please call the library to reserve your spot.

Thursday, February 16, 1 p.m. — Computer Scam Protection Seminar
Darrell Fortae, owner of Everlast Software, will be here to give a presentation on how to protect yourself online. There is a lot of money in scamming people, which is why it is so common on the internet. Identity theft can be one of the worst results from a scam! Come join  us for this Computer Scam Protection Seminar to learn how to protect yourself. We will cover computer, email, website, and phone scams. Don’t allow yourself to become a victim.

Thursday, March 9, 10 a.m. — Let’s Talk Legacy Seminar Series “Long-Term Care”
What is the cost of aging gracefully and how do you pay for it? Please join us for an informative and interactive discussion on ‘The Costs of Growing Old and Optional Ways to Afford Living Longer.’ Hosted by Maureen Williams of Strategic Hourglass Solutions and Julie Hale Miller of Country Financial. Refreshments provided. Seating is limited, so please call the library to reserve your spot.