Writers’ Group

notebook-and-penThe 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.

Wednesday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.: Two members will volunteer to bring pieces to be read and critiqued by the group.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.forgotten-room-karen-white-beatriz-williams-lauren-willig-out-jan-19

The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig.

In 1945, when the critically wounded Captain Ravenel is brought to a private hospital in Manhattan, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery connecting three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion.

Legacy Seminar Series “Long-Term Care”

Thursday, March 9, 10:00 a.m.

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.

Writers’ Group

The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working infamily20history20writer 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.

Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.:  Two members will volunteer to bring pieces to be read and critiqued by the group.

Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig – The Outer Edge Book Club

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 write Meghan Harmon at mharmon@chathamlib.org and she will order next month’s book for you!  Also, you can find us on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/OuterEdge

Next Monday, February 20th we will be discussing The Fire Sermon

fire-sermonby Francesca Haig

Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha–physically perfect in every way; and the other an Omega–born with a deformity or mutation, shunned and separated from its family. With the Council ruling an apartheid-like society, Omegas are branded and ostracized while the Alphas have gathered the world’s sparse resources for themselves. Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: Whenever one twin dies, so does the other. Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight. While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council, she dares to dream the most dangerous dream of all: equality.

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

Computer Scam Protection Seminar

Thursday, February 16, 1:00 p.m.

Darrell Fortae, owner of Everlast Software, will be here to give a presentation on how to computerscamprotect yourself online. There are many hackers and scammers out there.  They are getting more clever every day. 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 our Computer Scam Protection Seminar to learn how to protect yourself.  We will cover computer, email, web site, and phone scams.  Don’t allow yourself to become a victim.

Tuesday Evening Book Group – Imperial Woman

Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 p.m.imperial-woman

Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck.

Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concu-bine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death be-came the de facto head of the Qing Dynasty until her death in 1908. Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence.