Adult Reading Program
January 3rd - February 11th
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Friend's Winter Book & Bake Sale
Book bargains & tempting treats will be
available for shoppers at the Friends of the Library Winter Book
& Bake Sale to be held Saturday, January 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. Friends who have paid or renewed their annual
membership dues as of January 2017 may attend the Friend's Preview
Night on Friday, January 20th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.Please
note, this year, the preview night will begin one hour earlier.
Contact Rhona Kelley (553-2007) for baked
goods donations. Those interested in volunteering may contact Dan
Miller, Bookstore coordinator at the Library (483-2713).
Blood Drive at the Library
Saturday, January 21st from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to everyone. Registration is required.
a Resume - January 28th, 10:00 a.m.
class will focus on using templates from Microsoft Word to create a professional looking resume using basic
formatting tools. Bring your existing
resume or start from scratch.
Spice of Life
Jan. 3rd, 6 p.m.: I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
A girl called Poppy finds a phone belonging to a total
stranger called Sam and from that moment becomes embroiled in his
life. It's amazing what you can find out about somebody just from a
few texts and messages. It's amazing how your whole life can be
turned upside down by one little text. And it's amazing to find out
how hard it is to hide the fact that you've lost your priceless
engagement ring from your fiance!
Tuesday Evening Book Club
January 10th, 6 p.m.: All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
Marie-Laure and her father live in Paris. When at six
she goes blind, her father builds a model of their neighborhood so
she can memorize it to navigate the real streets. When the Germans
occupy Paris, they flee to Saint-Malo. In Germany an orphan, Werner,
grows enchanted by a crude radio and becomes a master at building and
fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal
military academy. While there, he becomes a highly specialized
tracker of the Resistance, which brings him to Saint-Malo, where his
path converges with Marie-Laure.
Bite Into a Good Book
January 18th, 12 noon: Finding Winnie, Always Room for One More,
Last Stop on Market Street, and I, Juan de Pareja
Caldecott Medal Winners of 2016 and 1966 &
Newbery Medal Winners of 2016 and
The Outer Edge
January 16th, 6 p.m.: Hounded by Kevin Herne
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.
Group typically 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
of members' pieces, writing exercises, and discussion. Our upcoming
meeting will be on January 25th. Please email email@example.com
for more information.
next meeting of the Friends of Genealogy (FOG) group is scheduled for
Saturday, January 14th at 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.
Guests are welcome to attend. A donation of any amount is requested
as a membership fee.
January 12, 10:00 a.m.
How do you want to be remembered and who will tell
your story? Please join
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.
8th Annual Call to Entry Art Show
In March, the Library's Art Committee will present the
8th Annual Call to Entry Show. The local artwork will be displayed
throughout the Library from February 27th to April 28th.
The deadline forentries to be considered
for admission is February 10th. Five awards will be presented
including Best of Show. Winners will be announced at our
reception on March 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or
to enter, please stop by the Library or visit our
Genius Files, 3rd & 4th Grade Program
What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
What goes up and doesn't come back down? How much wood would a
woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Do you know the
answers to these riddles? Are you good at solving puzzles and
figuring things out? Join us at the library for our 3rd and 4th grade
Genius Files program on Wednesday, January 25th from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
We will have activities to test your brain power along with a snack
and a tricky craft. Registration is required.
"Throw Out the Water"
Tuesday, January 31st, 6:00 p.m.
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.
King's Daughters Organization Grant
Earlier this year, the library was awarded a $1500 grant from the
King's Daughters Organization, whose mission is to aid the elderly
through volunteering and financial support. With this gift, the
library was able to purchase technology and legal and health source
books on topics such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders,
arthritis, and pain. Also purchased was equipment to help seniors
with computer needs including large screen monitors, a large print
keyboard, and an ergonomic mouse for our computer lab.
We are thankful to be able to better help provide more for local
Librarians are our friends. (Neil Gaiman)
2016 Tax Help Available at the Library
IRS-trained AARP volunteers will be
available by appointment on Wednesdays and
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. February 1st through
Please refer to our website and the Chatham
Clarion in mid-January for information on
booking your appointment! Free tax preparation services are offered for individuals and families who qualify. AARP
volunteers will also focus on identifying those
taxpayers who are eligible for valuable tax credits, such as the
Affordable Care Act, Earned Income Tax, Child Tax and Education
Credits. For more information on these
credits and others, please visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov.
Did you know that the Friends' Cafe Bookstore now accepts
Craft Night is held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a fun
make and take project. A limited number of seats are available; call
the library each month to reserve your spot!
January 17th -
We will be making a winter scene snow globe out of old jars. Bring a
clean and empty jar with a lid.
Wednesday, January 3rd, 6-7:30 p.m.
Thanks to a generous
donation from Gary Bahlow, the library has
started a collection of board games.
The librarians are itching to teach you how to play these amazing games; therefore, we have
decided to start monthly games nights at the library. The first
Wednesday of each month from 6:00 p.m.
- 7:30 p.m. we will have games out to play. Join us to
learn how to play these games or teach the
librarians a thing or two. Due to the age limits of
these games, our Wednesday evening
game nights will be ages 10 and up; however, we will
have all ages family game days during school breaks.
Maryellen - An American Girl
Like crazy! Like wow! We are excited to introduce
our keen new American Girl doll,
Maryellen Larkin, a nine-year-old girl growing up in the 1950's.
On Tuesday, January
3rd from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., children aged
kindergarten and older are invited to come to our annual American
Girl program to meet Maryellen and party with a blast from the
past at our 50's style sock hop. Bring your favorite doll or animal, if desired, and join us for fun
activities, a craft and a tasty treat from our soda fountain. Space
is limited and registration is required.
Call 483-2713 to register. Be there or
We are saddened by the passing of former Friends of the
Library Café & Bookstore Manager Paul Moore last October. Paul
served as the Café & Bookstore manager
Volunteers and patrons will remember Paul's amazing ability to remember
his customers' favorite authors. Our sincere condolences to his
family and friends during this difficult time.