Beginning Genealogy Series – Basic Genealogy

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The Beginning Genealogy Series consists of 3 parts, each designed to get you started in your genealogical research. Come to one or all, whatever best fits your schedule.

The first session, Basic Genealogy, will be Monday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Ron Hallberg, co-chair of our Friends of Genealogy group, will be sharing information on basic genealogy searching. He will discuss the types of records you will encounter, the traditional sources for information, as well as storing and presenting your information.

 

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CaddyStacks Fundraiser

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Join us for two days of fun on November 4 and 5 for our putt-putt fundraiser, benefiting the Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library!  From 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 and from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, the Library will be transformed into 9 holes of family fun. Additional prizes will be given to those who “Beat the Pro” and for those who get a hole in one on the course. Those who plan to attend should arrive no later than an hour before we close, so they have enough time to complete their round. Cost is $5 per person and refreshments will be included with the price of admission.

 

Writers’ Group

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The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working in any genre to attend our meetings. Please email info@chathamlib.org for more information or to be added to the group’s email list. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s conference room.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Two members will volunteer to bring pieces to be read and be critiqued by the group.

Visit our new website at: www.chathamwriters.group/

Let’s Talk Legacy – The Talk of a Lifetime

How do you want to be remembered and who will tell your story? strategic-hourglass-solutions-logo

Please join Paula Staab Polk of Staab Polk Memorial Home and Maureen Williams of
Strategic Hourglass Solutions for an informative and interaction discussion on funeral arrangements and creating a permanent memorial of you and your life by having The Talk of a Lifetime.

This program will be on Thursday, October 26, at 10:00 a.m. Seating is limited so please call the library at 483-2713 to register.

 

 

Show Your Library Card

During the month of October, we are celebrating how valuable your library card is! Show your area library card at these participating area businesses and get a discount.

1 Stop Auto Shop – 10% off any service.
1210 N. Main St., Chatham
217-483-1234

doTerra Essential Oils with Anne Tetzlaff – Your choice of FREE 1 year wholesale account ($35 value) or FREE car diffuser with wholesale account/essential oils purchase.
217-414-9055

Fantastic Sams – 10 % off all haircuts.
1013 Jason Place, Chatham
217-697-5490

John’s Appliance Service Center – 10% off service charges.
416 E. Walnut St., Chatham
217-483-2468

Lake Shore Learning Center – Free enrollment ($35 value) for new customers and $10 off one weekly tuition for existing families.
6100 S. 6th St. Frontage Rd., Springfield
217-529-9190

Marine Bank – We’ll deposit $50 in your new account! When you show us your Chatham Library card and open a new personal checking account with debit card.
Multiple locations
217-726-0660

Modern Woodmen of America – Free financial planning/life insurance/retirement consultation.
7036 Kingsmill Ct., Springfield
217-697-8317

Titan Games – $5 off any purchase of $50 – $99 and $10 off any purchase of $100 or more. (Can not be used with store credit.)
2205 Wabash Ave. Suite 103, Springfield
217-697-7019

Trendsetters Floral – 10% off in-store fresh flower purchase.
309 N. Main St., Chatham
217-483-8800

Usborne Books with Kathy Cooney – 10% off regular order.
217-370-9570

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LinkedIn Educational Session

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Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool in your social media strategy, but is often overlooked even by those professionals that are on it. Learn how to use LinkedIn for business development and branding. Grow your network, engage with groups, and share content on this powerful platform for business professionals. This is a free program provided by the Chatham Area Chamber. For more information or how to join the Chamber, please call the Chamber office. Refreshments will be provided by the Chatham Area Chamber.
Please RSVP on or before Monday, October 23 to reserve your seat by calling 217-483-6450.

Outer Edge Book Club – I Am Not a Serial Killer

The Outer Edge is Chatham Area Public Library’s science fiction and fantasy book club. We read and discuss classic and modern titles alike.

The Outer Edge meets the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to join us for fun and lively discussions of great books, please contact the library and they will be sure to have a copy for you!  Also, you can find us on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/OuterEdge

Monday, October 16th we will be discussing I am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells.

We hope you can join us!  We require no commitment – come for one meeting or come for them all.

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation. Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t demand or expect the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there{u2019}s something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat—and to appreciate what that difference means. Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can’t control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.

We hope you can join us!  We require no commitment – come for one meeting or come for them all.

Writers’ Group

The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working in any genre to attend our meetings. Please email info@chathamlib.org for more information or to be added to the group’s email list. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s conference room.no-writing-is-wasted

Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 p.m.

Two members will volunteer to bring pieces to be read and critiqued by the group.

Outer Edge Book Club – Age of Miracles

The Outer Edge is Chatham Area Public Library’s science fiction and fantasy book club. We read and discuss classic and modern titles alike.

The Outer Edge meets the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to join us for fun and lively discussions of great books, please contact the library and they will be sure to have a copy for you!  Also, you can find us on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/OuterEdge

Monday, September 18th we will be discussing Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

We hope you can join us!  We require no commitment – come for one meeting or come for them all.

Spellbinding, haunting, The Age of Miracles is a beautiful novel of catastrophe and survival, growth and change, the story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in an extraordinary time. On an ordinary Saturday, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer, gravity is affected, the birds, the tides, human behavior and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world of danger and loss, Julia faces surprising developments in herself, and her personal world—divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by Hannah and other friends, the vulnerability of first love, a sense of isolation, and a rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking story of people finding ways to go on, in an ever-evolving world.

We hope you can join us!  We require no commitment – come for one meeting or come for them all.