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, 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.

 Thursday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. — Let’s Talk Legacy Seminar 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.

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:00 p.m. — Sign Language Program
Maurice Smith will teach a series of beginner ALS (American Sign Language) classes each Tuesday evening in April. Join us for any or all of these sign language classes where you’ll learn the alphabet, numbers, and 100 words. No registration required, just show up and have a good time learning to sign! Email info@chathamlib.org for more information.

Thursday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. — Incredible Stories from Space
Nancy Atkinson, author and editor for Universe Today, a popular space and astronomy news site, will share behind the scenes stories about nine space missions. In her book, “Incredible Stories from Space,” Atkinson uses interviews with over 35 NASA scientists and engineers to tell the stories of the first-ever mission to Pluto and the unprecedented hunt for planets outside our solar system. Come enjoy an evening learning about missions such as the Curiosity Mars rover and the Cassini mission to Saturn. 

Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. — Bitcoin Explained Seminar
Have you ever wanted to know what Bitcoin is and how it works? Darrell Fortae, of Everlast Software, will discuss the concepts of Bitcoin, and present a high level technical overview. Blockchain, encryption, mining, and public/private keys are just a few of the topics that will be discussed in the first half hour. Those that want to learn more of the technical aspects in details can stick around for the second half hour. You will also be able to get any of your questions answered in regards to Bitcoin.

 

 

 

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