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.
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.
How do you want to be remembered and who will tell your story?
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.
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
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.
Fantastic Sams – 10 % off all haircuts.
1013 Jason Place, Chatham
John’s Appliance Service Center – 10% off service charges.
416 E. Walnut St., Chatham
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
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.
Modern Woodmen of America – Free financial planning/life insurance/retirement consultation.
7036 Kingsmill Ct., Springfield
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
Trendsetters Floral – 10% off in-store fresh flower purchase.
309 N. Main St., Chatham
Usborne Books with Kathy Cooney – 10% off regular order.
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.
The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working in any genre to attend our meetings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.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, September 27, 6:00 p.m.
Two members will volunteer to bring pieces to be read and critiqued by the group.
Our monthly craft night is open to all adults (high school age and older), but seating is limited so call the library at 483-2713 to sign up.
Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 p.m.
Join us as we paint and decoupage a map on a birdhouse.