Tuesday Evening Book Group

On Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss Gail Honeyman’s 2017 novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

No one has ever told Eleanor, a socially awkward, routine-oriented loner, that life should be better than fine. Then she meets Raymond, a bumbling IT guy from her office, and together they save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk. The three forge a friendship that saves them from the lives of isolation and secret unhappiness they have each been living.


Computer Class – Smartphone Basics

This beginner class will take time going over the basic hard-ware, software and apps, and how to change some settings of smartphones. Both iPhones and Androids will be covered. Bring your fully charged phone to follow along and ask questions. This class will be held on Saturday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.

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Game Night

Did you know that playing games has been shown to improve your memory, build up your immune system, and lower your blood pressure? It’s true, and those are just a few of the benefits of playing board games. Not to mention they are a lot of fun.

Join us August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the library for our monthly board game nights. Board game nights are held the first Wednesday of the month from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Due to the complex nature of our games,  board game nights are for ages 10 and up.

Writers’ Group


Our Writers’ Group meets to discuss writing, review pieces, keep in community of other writers, and support each other in our writing journeys. We welcome writers of all levels of experience and genres to join us for critique of member’s pieces, writing exercises, and discussion.

Our next meeting will be on July 25 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Please email dlewis@chathamlib.org for more information.

Genealogy Work Sessions

genealogy work session

With a basic knowledge of genealogy and how to go about researching, it is time to put that knowledge into practice.  DAR volunteers will be available to help you get started on the research of your family.  The Library has Ancestry Library Edition as well as access to the “restricted” records on FamilySearch.org.  Registration is required.

Craft Night

We will be reusing old bottle caps to make bottle cap flowers for your garden. Join us Tuesday, July 17 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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Seating is limited and  registration is required so call the library at 483-2713 to register.

The library’s Craft Night is the third Tuesday of each month where we do a make – and – take project. This program is geared for adults (in High School or older).

Tuesday Evening Book Group

jesse whiteOn Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss They Call Heroes Mister: The Jesse White Story by Rick Davis.

This is a book about sacrifice, discipline and sports. It also is a story that includes political intrigue and heartbreak. Most of all, it is a story of redemption and how some people, despite the odds, can succeed in a hard and cold world. His story is an inspiration to young and old alike.