- Happy Thanksgiving!
Library Holiday Closings
Nov. 22 - Closing at 1 p.m.
Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov.24 - Closed
Art Committee News
Dec. Sangamon Watercolor Society
presents: "Winter Wonderland"
Reception: Friday, November 3,
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Please mark your calendars and
plan to visit the library and "check out" the art.
Friends CaddyStacks Fundraiser
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 5-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 and from
1:00-3:00 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.
Let's Talk Legacy Seminar Series
by Strategic Hourglass Solutions
Long Term Care - Thursday,
November 2, 10:00 a.m.
What is the
cost of aging gracefully and how do you pay for it? Please join
Julie Hale Miller of Country Financial and Maureen Williams of
Strategic Hourglass Solutions for an informative and interactive
discussion on the costs of growing old and optional ways to
afford living longer.
Microsoft Word -
Saturdays, November 4 and 11, 9:30 -
Anne Godman will teach the basics of using Microsoft
Word. The tips and topics discussed in this class will also be
helpful when composing emails.
Beginning Genealogy Series
Mondays at 6 p.m.
- Computers, the Internet, and Genealogy
Ron Hallberg will present on advantages and
disadvantages to the Internet for genealogy research, as well as
helpful research websites and software to use in your research.
13 - Using DNA in Genealogy search
McCall, co-chair of our Friends of Genealogy group, will discuss
the types of DNA testing that can be done, companies that do the
testing, and how to use the results for research.
Tuesday, November 7, 6:00 p.m.
Darrell Fortae, of Everlast
Software, will discuss the concepts of Bitcoin
and present a high level technical overview including topics like blockchain, encryption, mining, and
public/private keys. Bring any questions you have about Bitcoin.
we will do a make-and-take project. Registration is required for
this adult class. Our monthly craft night is possible because of
donations, if you'd like this to continue, consider donating for
future crafting fun!
November 21, 6 p.m. - Felt fox
coffee sleeve. We will be gluing and sewing a cute felt coffee
sleeve to look like a fox. Keep this for yourself or share with a
Evening Storytime Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
2 Whooshing Winds
9 Magical Creatures
16 Time For Giving
23 LIBRARY CLOSED
30 Spotlight on Bob Shea
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Nov. 3 Magical Creatures
10 Whooshing Winds
17 Time For Giving
24 LIBRARY CLOSED
Babytalk Lap-Sit -
a program intended for children newborn - 3 yrs. with an adult,
Tuesday morning at 9:45 and 10:45
a.m. This storytime includes stories,
finger plays, and songs.
Saturday, November 4
noticed the amazing Lego creations we have on display in the
Children's area? Have you wondered how your children can have their
imaginations on display? These creative Lego pieces are the result
of our Lego Days, and the next one is coming up! Join us on
November 4th from 10 a.m. - noon to be a part of the Lego fun!
for a fun new game to learn in time for holiday gatherings? Well,
you're in luck! Join us for Game Nights the first Wednesday of
every month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The library has many fun games
we would love to teach you because nothing
brings a family
together more than some friendly competition.
Due to the
complex nature of our games, Game Nights are for ages 10 and up
only, but we will have an All Ages Game Day during winter break.
Game Nights are November 1, December 6, and January 3.
Our Writers' Group meets on the fourth
Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. We welcome writers of all
levels of experience and genres to join us for critique of member's
pieces, writing exercises, and discussion. Our upcoming meetings
will be on November 15 and December 27. The November meeting has
been moved up a week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bite Into a Good Book
November 15, 12:00 p.m. - Hidden Figures: the American
Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the
Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
group of dedicated female mathematicians, using pencils, slide
rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would
launch rockets and astronauts into space, were a group of talented
African American women. These overlooked math whizzes served a
vital role during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Outer Edge Book Club
November 20, 6:00 p.m. - Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco
nobilis ("noble dragon" for
those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this
unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in
its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble
dragon, after all...). Magic, mayhem, and a marauding dragon...who
could ask for anything more?
Tuesday Evening Book Club
November 14, 6:00 p.m. - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (2007)
fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the
relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park,
Illinois, when they were each married to another, to the
clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.
Spice of Life Book Group
club is for readers age 18 and older.)
November 7, 6 p.m. - His Kind of Trouble by Terri Austin
Campbell may have a history as a wild child, but she's changed her
ways. She's respectable, responsible-and, most importantly, she's
sworn off bad boys. That is, until Callum
Hughes roars back into her life with his sexy British
accent and killer smile. Cal remembers every steamy moment he
shared with Monica, but he barely recognizes the straight-laced
woman she's become. Determined to lure Monica into letting
go of her inhibitions, Cal will use every trick he knows
to fire her blood and tempt her body ... reminding her just how
good it can feel to be bad-and his.
Library Board News
Library Board meeting will be held at
7:00 p.m. on November 20.
Christine Westerlund - President
Michael Roubitchek- Vice-President
Ross - Secretary
Jeffries - Treasurer
Fairfield, Dan Holden, Chelsey Moore
Public Library District