Eldredge Public Library

Chatham, MA


Youth Services Events   Adult Events    Community Programs

Thursday February 2, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from Jan. 5th to Mar. 16th for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 10 week winter session. Note: no class on February 23rd.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Friday February 3, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Saturday February 4, 2023
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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Book to Film Discussion

Book to Film Discussion for Adults. Have you ever read a book and said, "That would make a great movie?" Are you disappointed or quite pleased with the screen adaptation? If you enjoy talking about books and movies, this is the program for you! The Book to Film Discussion group for adults meets monthly, in-person with a virtual option, as well.. Contact Tammy DePasquale at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information and registration. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Book to Film Discussion for Adults. Have you ever read a book and said, "That would make a great movie?" Are you disappointed or quite pleased with the screen adaptation? If you enjoy talking about books and movies, this is the program for you! The Book to Film Discussion group for adults meets monthly, in-person with a virtual option, as well.. Contact Tammy DePasquale at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information and registration. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Monday February 6, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday February 7, 2023
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Reading in the Kitchen

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our  book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

The cookbook selection for this month is  Cook, Eat, Repeat by Nigella Lawson.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our  book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

The cookbook selection for this month is  Cook, Eat, Repeat by Nigella Lawson.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Wednesday February 8, 2023
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chatham Harwich Newcomers Current Events Discussion Group
LOCATION: Friends Room
Thursday February 9, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from Jan. 5th to Mar. 16th for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 10 week winter session. Note: no class on February 23rd.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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7:00 PM
Author Lana Harper

Join us for a magical evening with New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper as she discusses the enchanting third installment of her immensely popular The Witches of Thistle Grove series, Back in a Spell. Back in a Spell follows Nineve Blackmoore and even though she won’t deny her love for pretty (and pricey) things, Nineve Blackmoore (known by Nina by most) is almost painfully down-to-earth and sensible by Blackmoore standards. But after a year of nursing a broken heart inflicted by the fiancée who all but ditched her at the altar, the powerful witch is sick of feeling low and is ready to try something drastically different: a dating app.  Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

Lana Harper is the New York Times bestselling author of the Witches of Thistle Grove series, including Payback’s a WitchFrom Bad to Cursed, and Back in Spell. Writing as Lana Popović, she has also written four YA novels about modern-day witches and historical murderesses. Born in Serbia, Lana grew up in Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria before moving to the US, where she studied psychology and literature at Yale University, law at Boston University, and publishing at Emerson College. She lives in Chicago, where she spends most of her time plotting witchy stories and equally witchy tattoos.

LOCATION: Virtual

Join us for a magical evening with New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper as she discusses the enchanting third installment of her immensely popular The Witches of Thistle Grove series, Back in a Spell. Back in a Spell follows Nineve Blackmoore and even though she won’t deny her love for pretty (and pricey) things, Nineve Blackmoore (known by Nina by most) is almost painfully down-to-earth and sensible by Blackmoore standards. But after a year of nursing a broken heart inflicted by the fiancée who all but ditched her at the altar, the powerful witch is sick of feeling low and is ready to try something drastically different: a dating app.  Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

Lana Harper is the New York Times bestselling author of the Witches of Thistle Grove series, including Payback’s a WitchFrom Bad to Cursed, and Back in Spell. Writing as Lana Popović, she has also written four YA novels about modern-day witches and historical murderesses. Born in Serbia, Lana grew up in Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria before moving to the US, where she studied psychology and literature at Yale University, law at Boston University, and publishing at Emerson College. She lives in Chicago, where she spends most of her time plotting witchy stories and equally witchy tattoos.

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday February 10, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday February 13, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday February 14, 2023
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11:00 AM
Getting Started with Libby

Are you new to ebooks?  Join Amy for this one hour virital session to learn how to use the Libby app on iphones, tablets and computers to download ebooks and audiobooks for free!  These books can also be transferred to Amazon devices.  Questions? Contact Amy at amyandreasson@clamsnet.org.

LOCATION: Virtual
There are 2 spaces available.

Are you new to ebooks?  Join Amy for this one hour virital session to learn how to use the Libby app on iphones, tablets and computers to download ebooks and audiobooks for free!  These books can also be transferred to Amazon devices.  Questions? Contact Amy at amyandreasson@clamsnet.org.

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Thursday February 16, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from Jan. 5th to Mar. 16th for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 10 week winter session. Note: no class on February 23rd.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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1:00 PM
Author Grace M. Cho

You’re invited to an insightful chat with award-winning author Grace M. Cho as she discusses her memoir, Tastes Like War: Grace M. Cho grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and the Korean bar hostess he met abroad. They were one of few immigrants in a xenophobic small town during the Cold War, where identity was politicized by everyday details—language, cultural references, memories, and food. When Grace was fifteen, her dynamic mother experienced the onset of schizophrenia, a condition that would continue and evolve for the rest of her life.

Part food memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like War is a hybrid text about a daughter’s search through intimate and global history for the roots of her mother’s schizophrenia. In her mother’s final years, Grace learned to cook dishes from her mother’s childhood in order to invite the past into the present, and to hold space for her mother’s multiple voices at the table. And through careful listening over these shared meals, Grace discovered not only the things that broke the brilliant, complicated woman who raised her—but also the things that kept her alive.  Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

 Grace M. Cho is Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island. She received a PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center and an MEd from Harvard School of Education. Her work crosses disciplinary boundaries and seeks to engage popular audiences. From 2005 to 2007 she was a contributing performance artist for Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the Forgotten War, a collaborative art project based on the oral histories of Korean War survivors and their children. Her participation in Still Present Pasts influenced the form and content of her first book, Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy and the Forgotten War (University of Minnesota, 2008) which combined fiction, performance, autoethnography and sociological research. It won a 2010 book award from the American Sociological Association for its innovative methodology. Her second book, Tastes Like War, was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the winner of the 2022 Asian Pacific American Literature Award for Adult Nonfiction.

LOCATION: Virtual

You’re invited to an insightful chat with award-winning author Grace M. Cho as she discusses her memoir, Tastes Like War: Grace M. Cho grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and the Korean bar hostess he met abroad. They were one of few immigrants in a xenophobic small town during the Cold War, where identity was politicized by everyday details—language, cultural references, memories, and food. When Grace was fifteen, her dynamic mother experienced the onset of schizophrenia, a condition that would continue and evolve for the rest of her life.

Part food memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like War is a hybrid text about a daughter’s search through intimate and global history for the roots of her mother’s schizophrenia. In her mother’s final years, Grace learned to cook dishes from her mother’s childhood in order to invite the past into the present, and to hold space for her mother’s multiple voices at the table. And through careful listening over these shared meals, Grace discovered not only the things that broke the brilliant, complicated woman who raised her—but also the things that kept her alive.  Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

 Grace M. Cho is Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island. She received a PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center and an MEd from Harvard School of Education. Her work crosses disciplinary boundaries and seeks to engage popular audiences. From 2005 to 2007 she was a contributing performance artist for Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the Forgotten War, a collaborative art project based on the oral histories of Korean War survivors and their children. Her participation in Still Present Pasts influenced the form and content of her first book, Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy and the Forgotten War (University of Minnesota, 2008) which combined fiction, performance, autoethnography and sociological research. It won a 2010 book award from the American Sociological Association for its innovative methodology. Her second book, Tastes Like War, was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the winner of the 2022 Asian Pacific American Literature Award for Adult Nonfiction.

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group

Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group for Students in Grades 5-8!. Join Meghan after school to explore the exciting world of graphic novels! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group for Students in Grades 5-8!. Join Meghan after school to explore the exciting world of graphic novels! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Before Brooklyn by Author Ted Reinstein

Ted Reinstein joins us via Zoom to talk about his new book Before Brooklyn The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier.  This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual. And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced— nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook (Globe, 2013) and Wicked Pissed (Globe, 2016).

LOCATION: Virtual
There are 98 spaces available.

Ted Reinstein joins us via Zoom to talk about his new book Before Brooklyn The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier.  This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual. And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced— nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook (Globe, 2013) and Wicked Pissed (Globe, 2016).

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 98 spaces available.

Friday February 17, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday February 20, 2023
Tuesday February 21, 2023
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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.  For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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.  For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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7:00 PM
Heavy Lies the Crown: The Brief & Brilliant Career of Basquiat

After a troubled but privileged childhood, Jean-Michel Basquiat burst onto the 1980s art scene with vision and vitality. He was quickly recognized and earned celebrity status and friendships with leading artists like Andy Warhol. Basquiat’s work often focused on subjects that were personally meaningful to him as a young black man, including race, class and police violence. Find out how his paintings, peppered with poetry and sometimes inscrutable symbols, still resonate today.  This virtual presentation will be presented by art historian Jane Oneail.  Registration is required.

Jane Oneail is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. Born and raised in NH, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com

LOCATION: Virtual
There are 92 spaces available.

After a troubled but privileged childhood, Jean-Michel Basquiat burst onto the 1980s art scene with vision and vitality. He was quickly recognized and earned celebrity status and friendships with leading artists like Andy Warhol. Basquiat’s work often focused on subjects that were personally meaningful to him as a young black man, including race, class and police violence. Find out how his paintings, peppered with poetry and sometimes inscrutable symbols, still resonate today.  This virtual presentation will be presented by art historian Jane Oneail.  Registration is required.

Jane Oneail is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. Born and raised in NH, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 92 spaces available.

Thursday February 23, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Challenged/Banned Book Discussion Are you curious, confused, or concerned about the recent increase in book challenges featured in the news? This is an opportunity to weigh in on what's happening across the country in both school and public libraries, followed by a discussion of a monthly featured title. We will meet in person for this discussion. All perspectives are welcome; there is no right or single solution, however respect for all viewpoints and respect for each registrant is paramount to a successful dialogue. Contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information or to register. This program is intended for an adult audience, however teens with parent/caregiver permission may join. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Friday February 24, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday February 27, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday February 28, 2023
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the EPL Book Discussion Group

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group meet once a month at 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Location does vary - please contact Linda Nixon (508-945-2094) for questions about joining the group and meeting location.

 

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group meet once a month at 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Location does vary - please contact Linda Nixon (508-945-2094) for questions about joining the group and meeting location.

 

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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4:00 PM
Author Sadeqa Johnson

We look forward to seeing you for an invigorating conversation with highly acclaimed author Sadeqa Johnson as she talks about her brand new novel, The House of Eve!  In The House of Eve, Fifteen-year-old Ruby Pearsall is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college, in spite of having a mother more interested in keeping a man than raising her daughter. Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of four novels, including Yellow Wife. Her accolades include the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction. She is a Kimbilio Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and a Tall Poppy Writer. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and three children. To learn more, visit SadeqaJohnson.net.

LOCATION: Virtual

We look forward to seeing you for an invigorating conversation with highly acclaimed author Sadeqa Johnson as she talks about her brand new novel, The House of Eve!  In The House of Eve, Fifteen-year-old Ruby Pearsall is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college, in spite of having a mother more interested in keeping a man than raising her daughter. Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of four novels, including Yellow Wife. Her accolades include the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction. She is a Kimbilio Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and a Tall Poppy Writer. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and three children. To learn more, visit SadeqaJohnson.net.

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday March 2, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from Jan. 5th to Mar. 16th for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 10 week winter session. Note: no class on February 23rd.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
Friday March 3, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday March 6, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: The Irish Monks

Drawing on their extensive travels and interest in Irish culture, Bob and Joanna Noonan will take you on a journey back to a time when Western Civilization hung by a thread on a few remote islands off the coast of Ireland and Scotland. They will explore the holy isles of Skellig-Michael, Iona and Lindisfarne and other monastic sites where Irish monks kept literacy and Western culture alive while developing and spreading their own unique form of Celtic Christianity. They will examine the history and also tell the tales that the Irish monks inscribed in their manuscripts - tales of saints and mythical Celtic heroes.

Bob and Joanna Noonan are retired educators who have made multiple journeys to Ireland and Scotland and spent many years exploring the literature, music, and art of Ireland. Bob is a trained historian with a doctorate from Rutgers.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Drawing on their extensive travels and interest in Irish culture, Bob and Joanna Noonan will take you on a journey back to a time when Western Civilization hung by a thread on a few remote islands off the coast of Ireland and Scotland. They will explore the holy isles of Skellig-Michael, Iona and Lindisfarne and other monastic sites where Irish monks kept literacy and Western culture alive while developing and spreading their own unique form of Celtic Christianity. They will examine the history and also tell the tales that the Irish monks inscribed in their manuscripts - tales of saints and mythical Celtic heroes.

Bob and Joanna Noonan are retired educators who have made multiple journeys to Ireland and Scotland and spent many years exploring the literature, music, and art of Ireland. Bob is a trained historian with a doctorate from Rutgers.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday March 7, 2023
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Reading in the Kitchen

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our  book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

The cookbook selection for this month is At Home with Madhur Jaffrey by Madhur Jaffrey.

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our  book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

The cookbook selection for this month is At Home with Madhur Jaffrey by Madhur Jaffrey.

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Wednesday March 8, 2023
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chatham Harwich Newcomers Current Events Discussion Group
LOCATION: Friends Room
Thursday March 9, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from Jan. 5th to Mar. 16th for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 10 week winter session. Note: no class on February 23rd.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Friday March 10, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday March 13, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: The Irish Monks

Drawing on their extensive travels and interest in Irish culture, Bob and Joanna Noonan will take you on a journey back to a time when Western Civilization hung by a thread on a few remote islands off the coast of Ireland and Scotland. They will explore the holy isles of Skellig-Michael, Iona and Lindisfarne and other monastic sites where Irish monks kept literacy and Western culture alive while developing and spreading their own unique form of Celtic Christianity. They will examine the history and also tell the tales that the Irish monks inscribed in their manuscripts - tales of saints and mythical Celtic heroes.

Bob and Joanna Noonan are retired educators who have made multiple journeys to Ireland and Scotland and spent many years exploring the literature, music, and art of Ireland. Bob is a trained historian with a doctorate from Rutgers.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Drawing on their extensive travels and interest in Irish culture, Bob and Joanna Noonan will take you on a journey back to a time when Western Civilization hung by a thread on a few remote islands off the coast of Ireland and Scotland. They will explore the holy isles of Skellig-Michael, Iona and Lindisfarne and other monastic sites where Irish monks kept literacy and Western culture alive while developing and spreading their own unique form of Celtic Christianity. They will examine the history and also tell the tales that the Irish monks inscribed in their manuscripts - tales of saints and mythical Celtic heroes.

Bob and Joanna Noonan are retired educators who have made multiple journeys to Ireland and Scotland and spent many years exploring the literature, music, and art of Ireland. Bob is a trained historian with a doctorate from Rutgers.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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1:00 PM
Author Talk with David Epstein

You’re invited to a conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his most recent book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.  What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.

David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters, and scientists. He discovered that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, juggling many interests rather than focusing on one. They’re also more creative, agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.   Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here.

David Epstein is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World and of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, both of which have been translated into more than 20 languages. His writing has been honored by an array of organizations, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Center on Disability and Journalism, and has been included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. His story “Following the Trail of Broken Hearts,” on sudden cardiac death in athletes, was chosen as one of the top 100 stories of the last 100 years by Columbia Journalism alumni. He has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism and lives in Washington, DC

LOCATION: Virtual

You’re invited to a conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his most recent book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.  What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.

David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters, and scientists. He discovered that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, juggling many interests rather than focusing on one. They’re also more creative, agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.   Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here.

David Epstein is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World and of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, both of which have been translated into more than 20 languages. His writing has been honored by an array of organizations, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Center on Disability and Journalism, and has been included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. His story “Following the Trail of Broken Hearts,” on sudden cardiac death in athletes, was chosen as one of the top 100 stories of the last 100 years by Columbia Journalism alumni. He has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism and lives in Washington, DC

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday March 14, 2023
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday March 15, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Nature's Symphony

Ever wonder how the symphony orchestra and specifically music come from nature? Did you know that birds and whales sing in the same key every time? The Zebra finch learns to sing from his father and that happens within the first 35 days of life. If he is not exposed to song he will never learn. Learn this from George Scharr and many other fun facts about music and how it relates to us as humans with lots of images and videos.

George Scharr currently plays bass trombone for the Cape Symphony Orchestra. He is the Chair of the Arts Department, Director of Orchestra and the Advanced Jazz Band at Falmouth Academy. A graduate of the New England Conservatory, he is founder and conductor of the Symphony Swing Band and the Downtown Dixie Strutters.

Registration information is available at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Ever wonder how the symphony orchestra and specifically music come from nature? Did you know that birds and whales sing in the same key every time? The Zebra finch learns to sing from his father and that happens within the first 35 days of life. If he is not exposed to song he will never learn. Learn this from George Scharr and many other fun facts about music and how it relates to us as humans with lots of images and videos.

George Scharr currently plays bass trombone for the Cape Symphony Orchestra. He is the Chair of the Arts Department, Director of Orchestra and the Advanced Jazz Band at Falmouth Academy. A graduate of the New England Conservatory, he is founder and conductor of the Symphony Swing Band and the Downtown Dixie Strutters.

Registration information is available at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Thursday March 16, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from Jan. 5th to Mar. 16th for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 10 week winter session. Note: no class on February 23rd.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group

Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group for Students in Grades 5-8!. Join Meghan after school to explore the exciting world of graphic novels! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group for Students in Grades 5-8!. Join Meghan after school to explore the exciting world of graphic novels! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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7:00 PM
The Art of the Scandal: Thefts, Vandals and Forgeries

Art historian Jane Oneail explores some of the most brazen criminal acts in the art world and features works by artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Learn more about works that were targeted and how they were recovered and restored for our enjoyment today. Registration is required for this virtual program.

Jane Oneail is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. Born and raised in NH, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com

LOCATION: Virtual
There are 91 spaces available.

Art historian Jane Oneail explores some of the most brazen criminal acts in the art world and features works by artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Learn more about works that were targeted and how they were recovered and restored for our enjoyment today. Registration is required for this virtual program.

Jane Oneail is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. Born and raised in NH, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 91 spaces available.

Friday March 17, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday March 20, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: The Irish Monks

Drawing on their extensive travels and interest in Irish culture, Bob and Joanna Noonan will take you on a journey back to a time when Western Civilization hung by a thread on a few remote islands off the coast of Ireland and Scotland. They will explore the holy isles of Skellig-Michael, Iona and Lindisfarne and other monastic sites where Irish monks kept literacy and Western culture alive while developing and spreading their own unique form of Celtic Christianity. They will examine the history and also tell the tales that the Irish monks inscribed in their manuscripts - tales of saints and mythical Celtic heroes.

Bob and Joanna Noonan are retired educators who have made multiple journeys to Ireland and Scotland and spent many years exploring the literature, music, and art of Ireland. Bob is a trained historian with a doctorate from Rutgers.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Drawing on their extensive travels and interest in Irish culture, Bob and Joanna Noonan will take you on a journey back to a time when Western Civilization hung by a thread on a few remote islands off the coast of Ireland and Scotland. They will explore the holy isles of Skellig-Michael, Iona and Lindisfarne and other monastic sites where Irish monks kept literacy and Western culture alive while developing and spreading their own unique form of Celtic Christianity. They will examine the history and also tell the tales that the Irish monks inscribed in their manuscripts - tales of saints and mythical Celtic heroes.

Bob and Joanna Noonan are retired educators who have made multiple journeys to Ireland and Scotland and spent many years exploring the literature, music, and art of Ireland. Bob is a trained historian with a doctorate from Rutgers.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday March 21, 2023
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11:00 AM
The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote

A National Constitution Center museum educator will lead viewers on a LIVE guided tour of the Center's newest exhibit that traces the triumphs and struggles leading to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The tour will help viewers to better understand the long fight for women's suffrage, and will also highlight some of the many women who transformed constitutional history - including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells. Plus, viewers will get an up-close look at some of the one-of-a-kind artifacts on display, including a ballot box used to collect women's votes in the 1800s and Pennsylvania's ratification copy of the 19th Amendment. Registration is required for this virtual program.

LOCATION: Virtual
There are 96 spaces available.

A National Constitution Center museum educator will lead viewers on a LIVE guided tour of the Center's newest exhibit that traces the triumphs and struggles leading to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The tour will help viewers to better understand the long fight for women's suffrage, and will also highlight some of the many women who transformed constitutional history - including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells. Plus, viewers will get an up-close look at some of the one-of-a-kind artifacts on display, including a ballot box used to collect women's votes in the 1800s and Pennsylvania's ratification copy of the 19th Amendment. Registration is required for this virtual program.

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 96 spaces available.

 
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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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.  For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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.  For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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4:00 PM
Author and Chef Jernard Wells

 A talk that will leave you starving for more! Join us as we chat with celebrity chef Jernard Wells about his newest cookbook Southern Inspired: More Than 100 Delicious Dishes from My American Table to Yours.

Delicious and inventive recipes that remix the traditional flavors and classic dishes of Southern food and celebrate African-American culinary contributions to tables worldwide—from the host of CLEO TV’s New Soul Kitchen. After growing up in Mississippi, Jernard Wells brought the familiar dishes and bold flavors of the South along his culinary journey to become a chef, restaurateur, and TV host. With Southern Inspired, Jernard continues his journey—retracing the steps of generations of African American cooks whose creations have contributed to global kitchen tables since slavery. Southern food defines American food at large, and Chef Jernard takes it to a whole new level while still honoring its roots. Chef Jernard also brings in flavors from the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, always with his signature Southern flair. This cookbook shares 100 recipes that are approachable for both beginners and more experienced cooks.   Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

About the Author: Jernard Wells is an Award Winning TV Host/Celebrity Chef/Bestselling Cookbook Author. He is the host of "New Soul Kitchen" & "New Soul Kitchen Remix" on CLEO TV and is well-known for appearing on numerous cooking shows on Food Network & Cooking Channel over the last decade. Wells has worked with Tyler Perry, NBA Allstar Brandon Ingram, Lady Antebellum, Tom Joyner, New Edition & BBD.  He has been featured on "Today Show", “Good Morning America”, PEOPLE, "Steve Harvey Morning Show", “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show”, ESSENCE, “Daily Blast Live”, USA Today, Lifetime, Oprah Winfrey Network to name a few. The James Beard House Honored Chef is affectionately called "The Family Chef" because he loves using food to promote positive family images. He and his wife of 25 years have 9 children and live in the Atlanta area.  All 6 of his books, sauces & spices are available on www.hautecuisine.store. Follow him on all his verified social media pages at @ChefJernard

LOCATION: Virtual

 A talk that will leave you starving for more! Join us as we chat with celebrity chef Jernard Wells about his newest cookbook Southern Inspired: More Than 100 Delicious Dishes from My American Table to Yours.

Delicious and inventive recipes that remix the traditional flavors and classic dishes of Southern food and celebrate African-American culinary contributions to tables worldwide—from the host of CLEO TV’s New Soul Kitchen. After growing up in Mississippi, Jernard Wells brought the familiar dishes and bold flavors of the South along his culinary journey to become a chef, restaurateur, and TV host. With Southern Inspired, Jernard continues his journey—retracing the steps of generations of African American cooks whose creations have contributed to global kitchen tables since slavery. Southern food defines American food at large, and Chef Jernard takes it to a whole new level while still honoring its roots. Chef Jernard also brings in flavors from the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, always with his signature Southern flair. This cookbook shares 100 recipes that are approachable for both beginners and more experienced cooks.   Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

About the Author: Jernard Wells is an Award Winning TV Host/Celebrity Chef/Bestselling Cookbook Author. He is the host of "New Soul Kitchen" & "New Soul Kitchen Remix" on CLEO TV and is well-known for appearing on numerous cooking shows on Food Network & Cooking Channel over the last decade. Wells has worked with Tyler Perry, NBA Allstar Brandon Ingram, Lady Antebellum, Tom Joyner, New Edition & BBD.  He has been featured on "Today Show", “Good Morning America”, PEOPLE, "Steve Harvey Morning Show", “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show”, ESSENCE, “Daily Blast Live”, USA Today, Lifetime, Oprah Winfrey Network to name a few. The James Beard House Honored Chef is affectionately called "The Family Chef" because he loves using food to promote positive family images. He and his wife of 25 years have 9 children and live in the Atlanta area.  All 6 of his books, sauces & spices are available on www.hautecuisine.store. Follow him on all his verified social media pages at @ChefJernard

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday March 23, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Challenged/Banned Book Discussion Are you curious, confused, or concerned about the recent increase in book challenges featured in the news? This is an opportunity to weigh in on what's happening across the country in both school and public libraries, followed by a discussion of a monthly featured title. We will meet in person for this discussion. All perspectives are welcome; there is no right or single solution, however respect for all viewpoints and respect for each registrant is paramount to a successful dialogue. Contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information or to register. This program is intended for an adult audience, however teens with parent/caregiver permission may join. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Chatham Chat! ESL Conversation Class

Chatham Chat is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5-6pm.  This class is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their Englsh.  The class is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please contact Amy Andreasson at 508-945-5170 or amyandreasson@clamsnet.org for more details and if you are interested in joing this goup.

LOCATION: Friends Room

Chatham Chat is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5-6pm.  This class is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their Englsh.  The class is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please contact Amy Andreasson at 508-945-5170 or amyandreasson@clamsnet.org for more details and if you are interested in joing this goup.

LOCATION: Friends Room

Friday March 24, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday March 27, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday March 28, 2023
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the EPL Book Discussion Group

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group meet once a month at 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Location does vary - please contact Linda Nixon (508-945-2094) for questions about joining the group and meeting location.

 

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group meet once a month at 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Location does vary - please contact Linda Nixon (508-945-2094) for questions about joining the group and meeting location.

 

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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7:00 PM
Author Pam Jenoff

Join us for an exciting trip through time as we chat with New York Times bestselling historical fiction author Pam Jenoff about her newest book Code Name Sapphire! In Code Name Sapphire, A woman must rescue her cousin's family from a train bound for Auschwitz in this riveting tale of bravery and resistance.   Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

Pam Jenoff attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in England. Upon receiving her master’s in history from Cambridge, she accepted an appointment as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. Following her work at the Pentagon, Pam moved to the State Department. Pam left the Foreign Service in 1998 to attend law school and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She now teaches law school at Rutgers.

Pam is the NYT bestselling author of The Woman With The Blue StarThe Lost Girls of ParisThe Orphan’s Tale, The Kommandant’s GirlThe Diplomat’s WifeThe Ambassador’s DaughterThe Last Summer at Chelsea BeachThe Winter GuestThe Things We CherishedAlmost Home, and A Hidden Affair. She also authored a short story in the anthology Grand Central: Original Postwar Stories of Love and Reunion. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband, three children, dog, cat, lizard and bird.

LOCATION: Virtual

Join us for an exciting trip through time as we chat with New York Times bestselling historical fiction author Pam Jenoff about her newest book Code Name Sapphire! In Code Name Sapphire, A woman must rescue her cousin's family from a train bound for Auschwitz in this riveting tale of bravery and resistance.   Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

Pam Jenoff attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in England. Upon receiving her master’s in history from Cambridge, she accepted an appointment as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. Following her work at the Pentagon, Pam moved to the State Department. Pam left the Foreign Service in 1998 to attend law school and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She now teaches law school at Rutgers.

Pam is the NYT bestselling author of The Woman With The Blue StarThe Lost Girls of ParisThe Orphan’s Tale, The Kommandant’s GirlThe Diplomat’s WifeThe Ambassador’s DaughterThe Last Summer at Chelsea BeachThe Winter GuestThe Things We CherishedAlmost Home, and A Hidden Affair. She also authored a short story in the anthology Grand Central: Original Postwar Stories of Love and Reunion. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband, three children, dog, cat, lizard and bird.

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday March 29, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Toward Achieving Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife expert and conservationist, Herb Raffaele, presents the argument of his latest book, Revoyage of the Mayflower: Social Values- Conservation’s Driving Force, on how nature conservation can be achieved more effectively in the future by focusing on community values. Having learned much through his exposure to conservation efforts around the world from small remote communities to grand international treaties, he lays out a 9-point framework for effectively achieving conservation.

Dr. Herb Raffaele’s career spanned over five decades in wildlife conservation from field biologist in Puerto Rico to Chief of the Division of International Conservation at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He has led global efforts to conserve endangered species such as tigers, elephants, gorillas, and sea turtles.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wildlife expert and conservationist, Herb Raffaele, presents the argument of his latest book, Revoyage of the Mayflower: Social Values- Conservation’s Driving Force, on how nature conservation can be achieved more effectively in the future by focusing on community values. Having learned much through his exposure to conservation efforts around the world from small remote communities to grand international treaties, he lays out a 9-point framework for effectively achieving conservation.

Dr. Herb Raffaele’s career spanned over five decades in wildlife conservation from field biologist in Puerto Rico to Chief of the Division of International Conservation at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He has led global efforts to conserve endangered species such as tigers, elephants, gorillas, and sea turtles.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Friday March 31, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday April 3, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Series: Challenging Borders: A Documentary Film Series

In this course, documentary films will be used to help us enter the lives of immigrants struggling, making their way, and triumphing against the odds in a new country. In their stories we will find admirable examples of the creative imagination, the pluck, and the entrepreneurial spirit that sustains them.  A long-time and favorite presenter for the Learning Series.

This course will be led by Carol Yindra, who loves to view, explore, and share films she has discovered with others.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

In this course, documentary films will be used to help us enter the lives of immigrants struggling, making their way, and triumphing against the odds in a new country. In their stories we will find admirable examples of the creative imagination, the pluck, and the entrepreneurial spirit that sustains them.  A long-time and favorite presenter for the Learning Series.

This course will be led by Carol Yindra, who loves to view, explore, and share films she has discovered with others.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Tuesday April 4, 2023
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Reading in the Kitchen

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our  book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

The cookbook selection for this month is Jacques Pepin Quick & Simple by Jacques Pepin.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our  book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

The cookbook selection for this month is Jacques Pepin Quick & Simple by Jacques Pepin.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Wednesday April 5, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Toward Achieving Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife expert and conservationist, Herb Raffaele, presents the argument of his latest book, Revoyage of the Mayflower: Social Values- Conservation’s Driving Force, on how nature conservation can be achieved more effectively in the future by focusing on community values. Having learned much through his exposure to conservation efforts around the world from small remote communities to grand international treaties, he lays out a 9-point framework for effectively achieving conservation.

Dr. Herb Raffaele’s career spanned over five decades in wildlife conservation from field biologist in Puerto Rico to Chief of the Division of International Conservation at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He has led global efforts to conserve endangered species such as tigers, elephants, gorillas, and sea turtles.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wildlife expert and conservationist, Herb Raffaele, presents the argument of his latest book, Revoyage of the Mayflower: Social Values- Conservation’s Driving Force, on how nature conservation can be achieved more effectively in the future by focusing on community values. Having learned much through his exposure to conservation efforts around the world from small remote communities to grand international treaties, he lays out a 9-point framework for effectively achieving conservation.

Dr. Herb Raffaele’s career spanned over five decades in wildlife conservation from field biologist in Puerto Rico to Chief of the Division of International Conservation at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He has led global efforts to conserve endangered species such as tigers, elephants, gorillas, and sea turtles.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Thursday April 6, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from April 6th to June 1st for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 8 week spring session. Note: no class on April 20th.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learning Series: The Empire of the Athenians

During much of the Golden Age of Ancient Greece, Athens held the pre-eminent position among the various city-states of the Greek peninsula and held sway over an extensive grouping of island cities and other maritime populations. This offering will explore the rise of Athens to the hegemony of Greece, and its precipitous decline, while touching on her original and inestimable political and cultural contributions to Western civilization.

This event will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

Dean P. Nicastro is a Chatham resident with a long-standing fascination for the classical world. A graduate of Harvard Law School and an attorney by profession, he has practiced both public and private sector law, most notably serving as Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General, Quincy City Solicitor, and Massachusetts Medical Society Vice President & General Counsel. He is also in his seventh year as a Chatham Select Board member and serves as the board’s liaison to the Library. A classics major at Harvard College, he taught Greek and Latin at Boston College High School.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

During much of the Golden Age of Ancient Greece, Athens held the pre-eminent position among the various city-states of the Greek peninsula and held sway over an extensive grouping of island cities and other maritime populations. This offering will explore the rise of Athens to the hegemony of Greece, and its precipitous decline, while touching on her original and inestimable political and cultural contributions to Western civilization.

This event will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

Dean P. Nicastro is a Chatham resident with a long-standing fascination for the classical world. A graduate of Harvard Law School and an attorney by profession, he has practiced both public and private sector law, most notably serving as Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General, Quincy City Solicitor, and Massachusetts Medical Society Vice President & General Counsel. He is also in his seventh year as a Chatham Select Board member and serves as the board’s liaison to the Library. A classics major at Harvard College, he taught Greek and Latin at Boston College High School.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

Friday April 7, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday April 10, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Taming of the Shrew

One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most rollicking comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is today one of his most controversial, raising questions about women’s roles in society, the age-old battle of the sexes, and the institution of marriage in Elizabethan and contemporary times. We will look at these aspects from both dramatic and historical perspectives and consider the play in light of Shakespeare’s continuing development as a dramatist.

Kerry Brown, Ph.D., University of Delaware, taught Shakespeare to high school students for 45 years and more recently to adults for many years at the Eldredge Public Library and Snow Library.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most rollicking comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is today one of his most controversial, raising questions about women’s roles in society, the age-old battle of the sexes, and the institution of marriage in Elizabethan and contemporary times. We will look at these aspects from both dramatic and historical perspectives and consider the play in light of Shakespeare’s continuing development as a dramatist.

Kerry Brown, Ph.D., University of Delaware, taught Shakespeare to high school students for 45 years and more recently to adults for many years at the Eldredge Public Library and Snow Library.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Series: Challenging Borders: A Documentary Film Series

In this course, documentary films will be used to help us enter the lives of immigrants struggling, making their way, and triumphing against the odds in a new country. In their stories we will find admirable examples of the creative imagination, the pluck, and the entrepreneurial spirit that sustains them.  A long-time and favorite presenter for the Learning Series.

This course will be led by Carol Yindra, who loves to view, explore, and share films she has discovered with others.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

In this course, documentary films will be used to help us enter the lives of immigrants struggling, making their way, and triumphing against the odds in a new country. In their stories we will find admirable examples of the creative imagination, the pluck, and the entrepreneurial spirit that sustains them.  A long-time and favorite presenter for the Learning Series.

This course will be led by Carol Yindra, who loves to view, explore, and share films she has discovered with others.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Tuesday April 11, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: World War II in the Far East

This course will trace the evolution of Japanese expansionism from the Meiji Restoration (1898), the "insult" to the officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, to the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 (the true beginning of World War II), the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent naval and land war in Asia and the Pacific.

Michael McNaught earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University (where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War) and an MA from Columbia. He was a schoolteacher and administrator for 44 years. Now retired, he lectures extensively around Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary,org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

This course will trace the evolution of Japanese expansionism from the Meiji Restoration (1898), the "insult" to the officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, to the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 (the true beginning of World War II), the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent naval and land war in Asia and the Pacific.

Michael McNaught earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University (where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War) and an MA from Columbia. He was a schoolteacher and administrator for 44 years. Now retired, he lectures extensively around Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary,org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday April 12, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Women in the History of Music

Joe Marchio will lead us on an exploration of classical music, tracing the role of women from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. From the Middle Ages he highlights Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, polymath and one of the first named composers of either gender. From the romantic period, he brings Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn out of the shadows of their better-known male counterparts. Joe brings to life these and other women composers through the stories of their lives and analysis of selections of their music.

Joe Marchio currently serves as music director of the Chatham Chorale and pastor of First Congregational Church in Chatham. He has performed as an organist throughout the United States and Europe and has also taught Learning Series courses for many years in addition to a number of other Cape venues.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Joe Marchio will lead us on an exploration of classical music, tracing the role of women from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. From the Middle Ages he highlights Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, polymath and one of the first named composers of either gender. From the romantic period, he brings Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn out of the shadows of their better-known male counterparts. Joe brings to life these and other women composers through the stories of their lives and analysis of selections of their music.

Joe Marchio currently serves as music director of the Chatham Chorale and pastor of First Congregational Church in Chatham. He has performed as an organist throughout the United States and Europe and has also taught Learning Series courses for many years in addition to a number of other Cape venues.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chatham Harwich Newcomers Current Events Discussion Group
LOCATION: Friends Room
Thursday April 13, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from April 6th to June 1st for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 8 week spring session. Note: no class on April 20th.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group

Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group for Students in Grades 5-8!. Join Meghan after school to explore the exciting world of graphic novels! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group for Students in Grades 5-8!. Join Meghan after school to explore the exciting world of graphic novels! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Chatham Chat! ESL Conversation Class

Chatham Chat is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5-6pm.  This class is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their Englsh.  The class is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please contact Amy Andreasson at 508-945-5170 or amyandreasson@clamsnet.org for more details and if you are interested in joing this goup.

LOCATION: Friends Room

Chatham Chat is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5-6pm.  This class is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their Englsh.  The class is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please contact Amy Andreasson at 508-945-5170 or amyandreasson@clamsnet.org for more details and if you are interested in joing this goup.

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learning Series: The Empire of the Athenians

During much of the Golden Age of Ancient Greece, Athens held the pre-eminent position among the various city-states of the Greek peninsula and held sway over an extensive grouping of island cities and other maritime populations. This offering will explore the rise of Athens to the hegemony of Greece, and its precipitous decline, while touching on her original and inestimable political and cultural contributions to Western civilization.

This event will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

Dean P. Nicastro is a Chatham resident with a long-standing fascination for the classical world. A graduate of Harvard Law School and an attorney by profession, he has practiced both public and private sector law, most notably serving as Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General, Quincy City Solicitor, and Massachusetts Medical Society Vice President & General Counsel. He is also in his seventh year as a Chatham Select Board member and serves as the board’s liaison to the Library. A classics major at Harvard College, he taught Greek and Latin at Boston College High School.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

During much of the Golden Age of Ancient Greece, Athens held the pre-eminent position among the various city-states of the Greek peninsula and held sway over an extensive grouping of island cities and other maritime populations. This offering will explore the rise of Athens to the hegemony of Greece, and its precipitous decline, while touching on her original and inestimable political and cultural contributions to Western civilization.

This event will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

Dean P. Nicastro is a Chatham resident with a long-standing fascination for the classical world. A graduate of Harvard Law School and an attorney by profession, he has practiced both public and private sector law, most notably serving as Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General, Quincy City Solicitor, and Massachusetts Medical Society Vice President & General Counsel. He is also in his seventh year as a Chatham Select Board member and serves as the board’s liaison to the Library. A classics major at Harvard College, he taught Greek and Latin at Boston College High School.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

Friday April 14, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday April 17, 2023
Tuesday April 18, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: World War II in the Far East

This course will trace the evolution of Japanese expansionism from the Meiji Restoration (1898), the "insult" to the officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, to the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 (the true beginning of World War II), the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent naval and land war in Asia and the Pacific.

Michael McNaught earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University (where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War) and an MA from Columbia. He was a schoolteacher and administrator for 44 years. Now retired, he lectures extensively around Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary,org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

This course will trace the evolution of Japanese expansionism from the Meiji Restoration (1898), the "insult" to the officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, to the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 (the true beginning of World War II), the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent naval and land war in Asia and the Pacific.

Michael McNaught earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University (where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War) and an MA from Columbia. He was a schoolteacher and administrator for 44 years. Now retired, he lectures extensively around Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary,org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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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.  For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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.  For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Wednesday April 19, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Women in the History of Music

Joe Marchio will lead us on an exploration of classical music, tracing the role of women from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. From the Middle Ages he highlights Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, polymath and one of the first named composers of either gender. From the romantic period, he brings Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn out of the shadows of their better-known male counterparts. Joe brings to life these and other women composers through the stories of their lives and analysis of selections of their music.

Joe Marchio currently serves as music director of the Chatham Chorale and pastor of First Congregational Church in Chatham. He has performed as an organist throughout the United States and Europe and has also taught Learning Series courses for many years in addition to a number of other Cape venues.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Joe Marchio will lead us on an exploration of classical music, tracing the role of women from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. From the Middle Ages he highlights Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, polymath and one of the first named composers of either gender. From the romantic period, he brings Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn out of the shadows of their better-known male counterparts. Joe brings to life these and other women composers through the stories of their lives and analysis of selections of their music.

Joe Marchio currently serves as music director of the Chatham Chorale and pastor of First Congregational Church in Chatham. He has performed as an organist throughout the United States and Europe and has also taught Learning Series courses for many years in addition to a number of other Cape venues.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Thursday April 20, 2023
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Series: The Music of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael

Always popular John Whelan is back with another musical review. This time it is the songs of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  Some of the greatest songs of all time were written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  They wrote a few together and a great number with other writers. Their songs will continue John’s exploration of the Great American Songbook.

This program will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

 John Whelan has been teaching classes at both the Eldredge and Snow libraries for many years, always to rave reviews, and this year will surely be no exception. John is a retired stockbroker, writes a monthly column for the Cape Cod Chronicle, and is the author of several books, including I am of Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

Always popular John Whelan is back with another musical review. This time it is the songs of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  Some of the greatest songs of all time were written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  They wrote a few together and a great number with other writers. Their songs will continue John’s exploration of the Great American Songbook.

This program will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

 John Whelan has been teaching classes at both the Eldredge and Snow libraries for many years, always to rave reviews, and this year will surely be no exception. John is a retired stockbroker, writes a monthly column for the Cape Cod Chronicle, and is the author of several books, including I am of Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

Friday April 21, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday April 24, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Taming of the Shrew

One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most rollicking comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is today one of his most controversial, raising questions about women’s roles in society, the age-old battle of the sexes, and the institution of marriage in Elizabethan and contemporary times. We will look at these aspects from both dramatic and historical perspectives and consider the play in light of Shakespeare’s continuing development as a dramatist.

Kerry Brown, Ph.D., University of Delaware, taught Shakespeare to high school students for 45 years and more recently to adults for many years at the Eldredge Public Library and Snow Library.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most rollicking comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is today one of his most controversial, raising questions about women’s roles in society, the age-old battle of the sexes, and the institution of marriage in Elizabethan and contemporary times. We will look at these aspects from both dramatic and historical perspectives and consider the play in light of Shakespeare’s continuing development as a dramatist.

Kerry Brown, Ph.D., University of Delaware, taught Shakespeare to high school students for 45 years and more recently to adults for many years at the Eldredge Public Library and Snow Library.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Series: Challenging Borders: A Documentary Film Series

In this course, documentary films will be used to help us enter the lives of immigrants struggling, making their way, and triumphing against the odds in a new country. In their stories we will find admirable examples of the creative imagination, the pluck, and the entrepreneurial spirit that sustains them.  A long-time and favorite presenter for the Learning Series.

This course will be led by Carol Yindra, who loves to view, explore, and share films she has discovered with others.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

In this course, documentary films will be used to help us enter the lives of immigrants struggling, making their way, and triumphing against the odds in a new country. In their stories we will find admirable examples of the creative imagination, the pluck, and the entrepreneurial spirit that sustains them.  A long-time and favorite presenter for the Learning Series.

This course will be led by Carol Yindra, who loves to view, explore, and share films she has discovered with others.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Tuesday April 25, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: World War II in the Far East

This course will trace the evolution of Japanese expansionism from the Meiji Restoration (1898), the "insult" to the officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, to the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 (the true beginning of World War II), the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent naval and land war in Asia and the Pacific.

Michael McNaught earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University (where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War) and an MA from Columbia. He was a schoolteacher and administrator for 44 years. Now retired, he lectures extensively around Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary,org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

This course will trace the evolution of Japanese expansionism from the Meiji Restoration (1898), the "insult" to the officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, to the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 (the true beginning of World War II), the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent naval and land war in Asia and the Pacific.

Michael McNaught earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University (where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War) and an MA from Columbia. He was a schoolteacher and administrator for 44 years. Now retired, he lectures extensively around Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary,org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the EPL Book Discussion Group

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group meet once a month at 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Location does vary - please contact Linda Nixon (508-945-2094) for questions about joining the group and meeting location.

 

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group meet once a month at 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Location does vary - please contact Linda Nixon (508-945-2094) for questions about joining the group and meeting location.

 

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Wednesday April 26, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Women in the History of Music

Joe Marchio will lead us on an exploration of classical music, tracing the role of women from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. From the Middle Ages he highlights Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, polymath and one of the first named composers of either gender. From the romantic period, he brings Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn out of the shadows of their better-known male counterparts. Joe brings to life these and other women composers through the stories of their lives and analysis of selections of their music.

Joe Marchio currently serves as music director of the Chatham Chorale and pastor of First Congregational Church in Chatham. He has performed as an organist throughout the United States and Europe and has also taught Learning Series courses for many years in addition to a number of other Cape venues.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Joe Marchio will lead us on an exploration of classical music, tracing the role of women from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. From the Middle Ages he highlights Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, polymath and one of the first named composers of either gender. From the romantic period, he brings Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn out of the shadows of their better-known male counterparts. Joe brings to life these and other women composers through the stories of their lives and analysis of selections of their music.

Joe Marchio currently serves as music director of the Chatham Chorale and pastor of First Congregational Church in Chatham. He has performed as an organist throughout the United States and Europe and has also taught Learning Series courses for many years in addition to a number of other Cape venues.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Thursday April 27, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from April 6th to June 1st for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 8 week spring session. Note: no class on April 20th.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Series: The Music of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael

Always popular John Whelan is back with another musical review. This time it is the songs of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  Some of the greatest songs of all time were written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  They wrote a few together and a great number with other writers. Their songs will continue John’s exploration of the Great American Songbook.

This program will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

 John Whelan has been teaching classes at both the Eldredge and Snow libraries for many years, always to rave reviews, and this year will surely be no exception. John is a retired stockbroker, writes a monthly column for the Cape Cod Chronicle, and is the author of several books, including I am of Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

Always popular John Whelan is back with another musical review. This time it is the songs of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  Some of the greatest songs of all time were written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  They wrote a few together and a great number with other writers. Their songs will continue John’s exploration of the Great American Songbook.

This program will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

 John Whelan has been teaching classes at both the Eldredge and Snow libraries for many years, always to rave reviews, and this year will surely be no exception. John is a retired stockbroker, writes a monthly column for the Cape Cod Chronicle, and is the author of several books, including I am of Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Challenged/Banned Book Discussion Are you curious, confused, or concerned about the recent increase in book challenges featured in the news? This is an opportunity to weigh in on what's happening across the country in both school and public libraries, followed by a discussion of a monthly featured title. We will meet in person for this discussion. All perspectives are welcome; there is no right or single solution, however respect for all viewpoints and respect for each registrant is paramount to a successful dialogue. Contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information or to register. This program is intended for an adult audience, however teens with parent/caregiver permission may join. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Chatham Chat! ESL Conversation Class

Chatham Chat is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5-6pm.  This class is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their Englsh.  The class is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please contact Amy Andreasson at 508-945-5170 or amyandreasson@clamsnet.org for more details and if you are interested in joing this goup.

LOCATION: Friends Room

Chatham Chat is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5-6pm.  This class is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their Englsh.  The class is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please contact Amy Andreasson at 508-945-5170 or amyandreasson@clamsnet.org for more details and if you are interested in joing this goup.

LOCATION: Friends Room

Friday April 28, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday May 1, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Taming of the Shrew

One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most rollicking comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is today one of his most controversial, raising questions about women’s roles in society, the age-old battle of the sexes, and the institution of marriage in Elizabethan and contemporary times. We will look at these aspects from both dramatic and historical perspectives and consider the play in light of Shakespeare’s continuing development as a dramatist.

Kerry Brown, Ph.D., University of Delaware, taught Shakespeare to high school students for 45 years and more recently to adults for many years at the Eldredge Public Library and Snow Library.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most rollicking comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is today one of his most controversial, raising questions about women’s roles in society, the age-old battle of the sexes, and the institution of marriage in Elizabethan and contemporary times. We will look at these aspects from both dramatic and historical perspectives and consider the play in light of Shakespeare’s continuing development as a dramatist.

Kerry Brown, Ph.D., University of Delaware, taught Shakespeare to high school students for 45 years and more recently to adults for many years at the Eldredge Public Library and Snow Library.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday May 2, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: World War II in the Far East

This course will trace the evolution of Japanese expansionism from the Meiji Restoration (1898), the "insult" to the officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, to the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 (the true beginning of World War II), the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent naval and land war in Asia and the Pacific.

Michael McNaught earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University (where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War) and an MA from Columbia. He was a schoolteacher and administrator for 44 years. Now retired, he lectures extensively around Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary,org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

This course will trace the evolution of Japanese expansionism from the Meiji Restoration (1898), the "insult" to the officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, to the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 (the true beginning of World War II), the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent naval and land war in Asia and the Pacific.

Michael McNaught earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University (where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War) and an MA from Columbia. He was a schoolteacher and administrator for 44 years. Now retired, he lectures extensively around Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary,org/learning-series.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Reading in the Kitchen

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our  book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

The cookbook selection for this month is Milk Street Tuesday Nights: Mediterranean by Christopher Kimball. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our  book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

The cookbook selection for this month is Milk Street Tuesday Nights: Mediterranean by Christopher Kimball. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Wednesday May 3, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Women in the History of Music

Joe Marchio will lead us on an exploration of classical music, tracing the role of women from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. From the Middle Ages he highlights Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, polymath and one of the first named composers of either gender. From the romantic period, he brings Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn out of the shadows of their better-known male counterparts. Joe brings to life these and other women composers through the stories of their lives and analysis of selections of their music.

Joe Marchio currently serves as music director of the Chatham Chorale and pastor of First Congregational Church in Chatham. He has performed as an organist throughout the United States and Europe and has also taught Learning Series courses for many years in addition to a number of other Cape venues.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Joe Marchio will lead us on an exploration of classical music, tracing the role of women from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. From the Middle Ages he highlights Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, polymath and one of the first named composers of either gender. From the romantic period, he brings Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn out of the shadows of their better-known male counterparts. Joe brings to life these and other women composers through the stories of their lives and analysis of selections of their music.

Joe Marchio currently serves as music director of the Chatham Chorale and pastor of First Congregational Church in Chatham. He has performed as an organist throughout the United States and Europe and has also taught Learning Series courses for many years in addition to a number of other Cape venues.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series.com

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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2:00 PM
Online Safety

Robin Putnam, Events & Outreach Manager from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, will present on online safety. The presentation will include information about the Office and what we do. It will also cover how to be safe online whether it be on your smart device, social media or online banking, phishing emails, and general protection from scams and identity theft. This program will take place at the Library and registration is recommended.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
There are 50 spaces available.

Robin Putnam, Events & Outreach Manager from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, will present on online safety. The presentation will include information about the Office and what we do. It will also cover how to be safe online whether it be on your smart device, social media or online banking, phishing emails, and general protection from scams and identity theft. This program will take place at the Library and registration is recommended.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

There are 50 spaces available.

Thursday May 4, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from April 6th to June 1st for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 8 week spring session. Note: no class on April 20th.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Series: The Music of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael

Always popular John Whelan is back with another musical review. This time it is the songs of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  Some of the greatest songs of all time were written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  They wrote a few together and a great number with other writers. Their songs will continue John’s exploration of the Great American Songbook.

This program will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

 John Whelan has been teaching classes at both the Eldredge and Snow libraries for many years, always to rave reviews, and this year will surely be no exception. John is a retired stockbroker, writes a monthly column for the Cape Cod Chronicle, and is the author of several books, including I am of Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

Always popular John Whelan is back with another musical review. This time it is the songs of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  Some of the greatest songs of all time were written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael.  They wrote a few together and a great number with other writers. Their songs will continue John’s exploration of the Great American Songbook.

This program will take place at the Chatham Community Center.

 John Whelan has been teaching classes at both the Eldredge and Snow libraries for many years, always to rave reviews, and this year will surely be no exception. John is a retired stockbroker, writes a monthly column for the Cape Cod Chronicle, and is the author of several books, including I am of Cape Cod.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Chatham Community Center

Friday May 5, 2023
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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Memoir Group

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday May 8, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Taming of the Shrew

One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most rollicking comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is today one of his most controversial, raising questions about women’s roles in society, the age-old battle of the sexes, and the institution of marriage in Elizabethan and contemporary times. We will look at these aspects from both dramatic and historical perspectives and consider the play in light of Shakespeare’s continuing development as a dramatist.

Kerry Brown, Ph.D., University of Delaware, taught Shakespeare to high school students for 45 years and more recently to adults for many years at the Eldredge Public Library and Snow Library.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most rollicking comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is today one of his most controversial, raising questions about women’s roles in society, the age-old battle of the sexes, and the institution of marriage in Elizabethan and contemporary times. We will look at these aspects from both dramatic and historical perspectives and consider the play in light of Shakespeare’s continuing development as a dramatist.

Kerry Brown, Ph.D., University of Delaware, taught Shakespeare to high school students for 45 years and more recently to adults for many years at the Eldredge Public Library and Snow Library.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

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 meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday May 9, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Edgar Degas

Like other Impressionist painters, Degas was intrigued by the challenge of capturing the effects of light, a moment in time, and was attracted to scenes of urban leisure. But his academic training, and his own preference toward realism, set him apart from his Impressionist peers. He painted and sculpted his subjects – the ballet, the races, women at their toilette - from multiple points of view, with contrasts of lighting and an emphasis on the precision of movement.

Beth Stein is a retired educator who developed award-winning programs in art education for her students and since retiring to the Cape has entertained her adult audience with a wide array of presentations on modern masters.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Like other Impressionist painters, Degas was intrigued by the challenge of capturing the effects of light, a moment in time, and was attracted to scenes of urban leisure. But his academic training, and his own preference toward realism, set him apart from his Impressionist peers. He painted and sculpted his subjects – the ballet, the races, women at their toilette - from multiple points of view, with contrasts of lighting and an emphasis on the precision of movement.

Beth Stein is a retired educator who developed award-winning programs in art education for her students and since retiring to the Cape has entertained her adult audience with a wide array of presentations on modern masters.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
S is for Storytime!

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants.

LOCATION: Youth Services/Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Storytime

After School Storytime for Gr. K-3. Join your friends from Monomoy Community Services for an afternoon story hour. This program includes snacks, stories, crafts, and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

After School Storytime for Gr. K-3. Join your friends from Monomoy Community Services for an afternoon story hour. This program includes snacks, stories, crafts, and play activities. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wednesday May 10, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: The Future of Local News

Thousands of local newspapers have closed recently leaving millions of Americans without a reliable source of local news and depriving communities of a critical tool for exposing wrongdoing and promoting civic engagement. Many of those left have laid off reporters and reduced coverage and circulation. The Cape Cod Chronicle thrives, recently expanding coverage to include Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster. How are local news decisions made, what are the challenges of local reporting and how can citizens engage in this effort?

Editor Tim Wood and Executive Editor Alan Pollock will lead a panel discussion and answer questions on this critical topic. Tim Wood began working at The Cape Cod Chronicle in July 1982 in the production department. He began writing feature stories and eventually became a full-time reporter and was promoted to editor in 1998.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Thousands of local newspapers have closed recently leaving millions of Americans without a reliable source of local news and depriving communities of a critical tool for exposing wrongdoing and promoting civic engagement. Many of those left have laid off reporters and reduced coverage and circulation. The Cape Cod Chronicle thrives, recently expanding coverage to include Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster. How are local news decisions made, what are the challenges of local reporting and how can citizens engage in this effort?

Editor Tim Wood and Executive Editor Alan Pollock will lead a panel discussion and answer questions on this critical topic. Tim Wood began working at The Cape Cod Chronicle in July 1982 in the production department. He began writing feature stories and eventually became a full-time reporter and was promoted to editor in 1998.

Registration information can be found at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chatham Harwich Newcomers Current Events Discussion Group
LOCATION: Friends Room
Thursday May 11, 2023