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.pen-paper-1

Wednesday, May 24, 6:00 p.m.:  I will provide a few prompts to choose from and we will do some writing during the meeting. Then everyone will share what they wrote. It should be a fun way to get some creative juices flowing.

Computer Class – Facebook Privacy

Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to everyone. Classes are held in our computer lab. Registration is preferred.

Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.

We will go over who can see your Facebook information, how to unfollow and block people, and walk through the privacy settings of Facebook. Bring your password and login information for your Facebook account if you’d like to follow along.image-for-techfume-com_

Bitcoin Explained

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.

Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 p.m.

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Craft Night

Our monthly craft night is open to all adults, but seating is limited so call the library at 483-2713 to sign up.

Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.

It’s time for some spring cleaning. I will bring out everything I have in the craft closet so we can use up any extra supplies. Come make a project we’ve done in the past. Some project’s we’ve done in the past are:frames
sun catchers
decoupage wooden picture frames
bath bombs
string art
ribbon flowers
paint chip artpaint swatch
washi tape covered notebook

Outer Edge Book Club: The Darwin Elevator

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, May 15th we will be discussing The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Jough.

In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator–created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders–emits a plague-suppressing aura.

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

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (1998).a walk in the woods

Following his return to America after twenty years in Great Britain, the author decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which provided him with the opportunity to test his own powers of ineptitude while witnessing the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.

 

Outer Edge Book Club: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

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, April 17th we will be discussing A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge.

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

A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge’s career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind’s potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these “regions of thought,” but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence.

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

Computer Class – Cloud Computing

Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to everyone. Classes are held in our computer lab. Registration is preferred.

Saturday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.

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