Eldredge Public Library

Chatham, MA


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Thursday September 9, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Summer Fiction Writers Group

Summer Fiction Writers Group will meet virtually via Zoom on Thursdays, July 8 through September 9, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM .  The purpose of this group is to help writers improve their fiction writing through respectful and unconstrained critiques from fellow writers.  This group is limited to 8 members. If you are interested, please contact Joe DeRosa.

LOCATION: Online

Summer Fiction Writers Group will meet virtually via Zoom on Thursdays, July 8 through September 9, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM .  The purpose of this group is to help writers improve their fiction writing through respectful and unconstrained critiques from fellow writers.  This group is limited to 8 members. If you are interested, please contact Joe DeRosa.

LOCATION: Online

 
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7:00 PM
Anything Goes – America During the Jazz Age with Christopher Daley

“Anything Goes” – America During the Jazz Age with Christopher Daley:  Chris will give a one hour slide presentation that is an entertaining overview of the 1920's, showcasing world events, political events, prohibition, organized crime as well as the style, fashion and trends of the Jazz Age.    The 1920's were really the first decade of the 20th Century. During this decade many of the conventions of the Victorian Era were left behind as a new modernism emerged. "It was a time of conservatism; it was a time of great social change. From the world of fashion to the world to politics, forces clashed to produce the most explosive decade of the century.  In music, the three sounds were jazz, jazz, and jazz. The Jazz Age came about with artist like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington. Youth ruled everything from the young styles of dress to the latest celebrities. If it was young, it was the thing.    "It was the age of prohibition, it was the age of prosperity, and it was the age of downfall. It was the age of everything." (The Twenties Experience) .  Reservations are required for this virtual presentation.

LOCATION: Virtual
The registration period has ended.

“Anything Goes” – America During the Jazz Age with Christopher Daley:  Chris will give a one hour slide presentation that is an entertaining overview of the 1920's, showcasing world events, political events, prohibition, organized crime as well as the style, fashion and trends of the Jazz Age.    The 1920's were really the first decade of the 20th Century. During this decade many of the conventions of the Victorian Era were left behind as a new modernism emerged. "It was a time of conservatism; it was a time of great social change. From the world of fashion to the world to politics, forces clashed to produce the most explosive decade of the century.  In music, the three sounds were jazz, jazz, and jazz. The Jazz Age came about with artist like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington. Youth ruled everything from the young styles of dress to the latest celebrities. If it was young, it was the thing.    "It was the age of prohibition, it was the age of prosperity, and it was the age of downfall. It was the age of everything." (The Twenties Experience) .  Reservations are required for this virtual presentation.

LOCATION: Virtual

The registration period has ended.

Friday September 10, 2021
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited.  Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email pooh9137@gmail.com.

 
 
LOCATION: Virtual

The Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited.  Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email pooh9137@gmail.com.

 
 
LOCATION: Virtual

Monday September 13, 2021
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chatham Writers 02633

Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday (Mid-Sept through June) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to explore different writing genres.  Participants are encouraged to write a short piece of fiction or poetry each week to share with the group and receive guidance and feedback.  Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain.  They are currently meeting virtually.

LOCATION: Virtual

Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday (Mid-Sept through June) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to explore different writing genres.  Participants are encouraged to write a short piece of fiction or poetry each week to share with the group and receive guidance and feedback.  Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain.  They are currently meeting virtually.

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday September 17, 2021
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited.  Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email pooh9137@gmail.com.

 
 
LOCATION: Virtual

The Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited.  Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email pooh9137@gmail.com.

 
 
LOCATION: Virtual

Saturday September 18, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club

Graphic Novel Book Group  For Students in Gr. 5 to 8.  Explore the exciting world of graphic novels!  We'll discuss the featured title and share our own favorite finds.  The month's featured title will be available at the EPL and must be read prior to the meeting.  We will meet on the front lawn, weather permitting.  Bring a chair or a blanket!  In the event of poor weather, we will meet virtually.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: EPL Front Lawn
The registration period has ended.

Graphic Novel Book Group  For Students in Gr. 5 to 8.  Explore the exciting world of graphic novels!  We'll discuss the featured title and share our own favorite finds.  The month's featured title will be available at the EPL and must be read prior to the meeting.  We will meet on the front lawn, weather permitting.  Bring a chair or a blanket!  In the event of poor weather, we will meet virtually.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: EPL Front Lawn

The registration period has ended.

Monday September 20, 2021
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chatham Writers 02633

Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday (Mid-Sept through June) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to explore different writing genres.  Participants are encouraged to write a short piece of fiction or poetry each week to share with the group and receive guidance and feedback.  Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain.  They are currently meeting virtually.

LOCATION: Virtual

Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday (Mid-Sept through June) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to explore different writing genres.  Participants are encouraged to write a short piece of fiction or poetry each week to share with the group and receive guidance and feedback.  Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain.  They are currently meeting virtually.

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday September 21, 2021
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Chatham Great Books Discussion Group

This discussion group is for people who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy, politics, science, theology, and other disciplines. Great Books discussion groups use an approach to discussion called Shared Inquiry, which follows a few simple guidelines designed to make a discussion more rewarding by keeping the group’s attention focused firmly on the text and its interpretation.

 The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 3:30-5:00 pm throughout the year except July and Aug. The group is currently meeting via Zoom. For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Virtual

This discussion group is for people who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy, politics, science, theology, and other disciplines. Great Books discussion groups use an approach to discussion called Shared Inquiry, which follows a few simple guidelines designed to make a discussion more rewarding by keeping the group’s attention focused firmly on the text and its interpretation.

 The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 3:30-5:00 pm throughout the year except July and Aug. The group is currently meeting via Zoom. For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mock Newbery Book Discussion

Mock Newbery Book Discussion For Students in Grades 4 to 12 and Adults.  Following the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for children up to age 14, this book discussion group asks participants to read and discuss titles on a quest to select the next award winner.  This is an ongoing program.   We will meet on the EPL front lawn, weather permitting.  In the event of poor weather, we will meet virtually.  Registration is required.   Anyone interested in joining should contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information.

LOCATION: Outside the EPL

Mock Newbery Book Discussion For Students in Grades 4 to 12 and Adults.  Following the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for children up to age 14, this book discussion group asks participants to read and discuss titles on a quest to select the next award winner.  This is an ongoing program.   We will meet on the EPL front lawn, weather permitting.  In the event of poor weather, we will meet virtually.  Registration is required.   Anyone interested in joining should contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information.

LOCATION: Outside the EPL

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mock Printz Book Discussion

Mock Printz Book Discussion For Students in Grades 7 to 12 and Adults.  Following the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for young adults age 14 to 18, this book discussion group asks participants to read and discuss titles on a quest to select the next award winner.  This is an ongoing program.  We will meet on the front lawn, weather permitting.  In the event of poor weather, we will meet virtually.  Anyone interested in joining should contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Outside the EPL

Mock Printz Book Discussion For Students in Grades 7 to 12 and Adults.  Following the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for young adults age 14 to 18, this book discussion group asks participants to read and discuss titles on a quest to select the next award winner.  This is an ongoing program.  We will meet on the front lawn, weather permitting.  In the event of poor weather, we will meet virtually.  Anyone interested in joining should contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Outside the EPL

Thursday September 23, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Getting Started with Libby

Join Amy Andreasson through Zoom to learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks with the Libby app from Overdrive.  Registration is required.  The Libby app is primarily for mobile devices such as ipads and phones, but books can be transfered to Kindle Readers.  Kindle Fire is not compatible.

LOCATION: Virtual
The registration period has ended.

Join Amy Andreasson through Zoom to learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks with the Libby app from Overdrive.  Registration is required.  The Libby app is primarily for mobile devices such as ipads and phones, but books can be transfered to Kindle Readers.  Kindle Fire is not compatible.

LOCATION: Virtual

The registration period has ended.

Friday September 24, 2021
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited.  Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email pooh9137@gmail.com.

 
 
LOCATION: Virtual

The Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited.  Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email pooh9137@gmail.com.

 
 
LOCATION: Virtual

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Jr. Friends Meeting

Junior Friends Meeting For Tweens & Teens in Grades 5-12.  Students can volunteer virtually to help us with special projects and programs!  This event will take place on the front lawn of the library, weather permitting.  Bring a chair or a blanket!  In the event of poor weather, registrants will receive a Zoom link. Email Meghan (mkemp@clamsnet.org) to register and for a Zoom link if needed. 

LOCATION: EPL Front Lawn

Junior Friends Meeting For Tweens & Teens in Grades 5-12.  Students can volunteer virtually to help us with special projects and programs!  This event will take place on the front lawn of the library, weather permitting.  Bring a chair or a blanket!  In the event of poor weather, registrants will receive a Zoom link. Email Meghan (mkemp@clamsnet.org) to register and for a Zoom link if needed. 

LOCATION: EPL Front Lawn

Monday September 27, 2021
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chatham Writers 02633

Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday (Mid-Sept through June) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to explore different writing genres.  Participants are encouraged to write a short piece of fiction or poetry each week to share with the group and receive guidance and feedback.  Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain.  They are currently meeting virtually.

LOCATION: Virtual

Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday (Mid-Sept through June) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to explore different writing genres.  Participants are encouraged to write a short piece of fiction or poetry each week to share with the group and receive guidance and feedback.  Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain.  They are currently meeting virtually.

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday September 28, 2021
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5:30 PM
Author Matt Fitzpatrick

Local author Matt Fitzpatrick, author of Crosshairs and Matriarch Game, will talk about his latest Justin McGee novel, Demon Tide. A no holds barred tale that finds McGee in the midst of the thriving opiate trade between Boston’s North Shore and Nova Scotia, along with the villains and scoundrels who feed the network.

Matt Fitzpatrick grew up in a very politically active and connected Irish-Catholic family. He is a US Coast Guard licensed sea captain on top of having a very successful 25-year career in the investment management industry. He describes his first novel as "Boston Grit." Matt lives on Cape Cod.

LOCATION: Virtual
There are 88 spaces available.

Local author Matt Fitzpatrick, author of Crosshairs and Matriarch Game, will talk about his latest Justin McGee novel, Demon Tide. A no holds barred tale that finds McGee in the midst of the thriving opiate trade between Boston’s North Shore and Nova Scotia, along with the villains and scoundrels who feed the network.

Matt Fitzpatrick grew up in a very politically active and connected Irish-Catholic family. He is a US Coast Guard licensed sea captain on top of having a very successful 25-year career in the investment management industry. He describes his first novel as "Boston Grit." Matt lives on Cape Cod.

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 88 spaces available.

Wednesday September 29, 2021
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mock Caldecott Book Discussion

Mock Caldecott Book Discussion For Adults - Following the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished picture book titles of the year, this book discussion group asks participants to read and discuss titles on a quest to select the next award winner.  This is an ongoing program.  We will meet on the front lawn of the Library, weather permitting.  In the event of poor weather, we will meet virtually.  Anyone interested in joining should contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: EPL Front Lawn

Mock Caldecott Book Discussion For Adults - Following the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished picture book titles of the year, this book discussion group asks participants to read and discuss titles on a quest to select the next award winner.  This is an ongoing program.  We will meet on the front lawn of the Library, weather permitting.  In the event of poor weather, we will meet virtually.  Anyone interested in joining should contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: EPL Front Lawn

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Lego Block Party

Lego Block Party For Students in Grades K to 4.  Join us on the front lawn of the EPL and share your passion for building!  Socially distanced building space will be designated for each participant.  No snack will be provided.  This event is dependent upon good weather conditions.  In the event of poor weather, registrants will receive a cancellation notice via the email provided upon registration.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: EPL Front Lawn
There are 9 spaces available.

Lego Block Party For Students in Grades K to 4.  Join us on the front lawn of the EPL and share your passion for building!  Socially distanced building space will be designated for each participant.  No snack will be provided.  This event is dependent upon good weather conditions.  In the event of poor weather, registrants will receive a cancellation notice via the email provided upon registration.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: EPL Front Lawn

There are 9 spaces available.

Thursday September 30, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Film Discussion: 2040

Watch the documentary film 2040 by filmmaker Damon Gameau, available to Eldredge card holders on Kanopy for free,  and join us for a discussion on Thursday, Sept 30.  In the film, practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.  This program is part of Climate Preparedness Week.  See other programs around Massachusetts at https://www.climatecrew.org/climate_prep_week_2021

LOCATION: Virtual
There are 98 spaces available.

Watch the documentary film 2040 by filmmaker Damon Gameau, available to Eldredge card holders on Kanopy for free,  and join us for a discussion on Thursday, Sept 30.  In the film, practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.  This program is part of Climate Preparedness Week.  See other programs around Massachusetts at https://www.climatecrew.org/climate_prep_week_2021

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 98 spaces available.


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