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.

Legacy Seminar Series “Trusts”

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

Do I need a Trust as part of my Estate Plan?

Join us for an informative and interactive discussion on ‘Living, Revocable, Irrevocable, Charitable, and Special Needs Trusts.’ Hosted by Maureen Williams of Strategic Hourglass Solutions and Sarah Delano Pavlik of Delano Law Offices, LLC.

Refreshments provided. Seating is limited, so please call the library to reserve your spot.

Computer Class – Formatting a Resume

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

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m.

This class will focus on using templates from Microsoft Word to create a professional looking resume. Bring your existing resume or start from scratch.


Writers’ Group

The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working in6a00e55074035588330134848327fc970c-320wi any genre to attend our meetings. Please email 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, January 25, 6:00 p.m.: Two members will volunteer to bring pieces to be read and critiqued by the group.

“Throw Out the Water” Book Talk

Author Kevin Corley will be here Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.57f2768c89ac9-image

Throw out the Water is a sequel to Corley’s first novel Sixteen Tons which was published in 2014. While these books are fictional, they are rooted in history, taking place during the bloody Christian County Coal Mine War that took place in Illinois from 1933 to 1937. This book is also about family, love and community as the characters deal with Chautauqua’s and outhouses as well as their first telephones and automobile rides. Join the author as he presents on this fascinating look into Illinois history.


Outer Edge Book Club: Hounded by Kevin Hearne

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 and she will order next month’s book for you!  Also, you can find us on Facebook:

Next Monday, January 16th we will be discussing Hounded by Kevin Hearnehoundedhirez

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old, when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: he draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power, plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish, to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.


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

Legacy Seminar Series “Funerals”

Thursday, January 12, 10:00 a.m.

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.

Refreshments provided. Seating is limited, so please call the library to reserve your spot.