Eldredge Public Library

Chatham, MA


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Thursday March 14, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Yoga

For Newborns to Crawlers with Caregivers. Let's spend some special time together practicing yoga, singing rhymes, connecting with other caregivers, and learning about your baby's development. A one-time registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
There are 7 spaces available.

For Newborns to Crawlers with Caregivers. Let's spend some special time together practicing yoga, singing rhymes, connecting with other caregivers, and learning about your baby's development. A one-time registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
QS Room Reserved
CONTACT: Lucy Rust and Sue Alison  508-945-2572  NA
LOCATION: Quiet Study Room
CONTACT:
  Lucy Rust and Sue Alison
  508.945.2572
   NA

LOCATION: Quiet Study Room

 
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2:00 PM
Best Small Museums in MA

Alison O'Leary presents Best Small Museums in Massachusetts.  Enjoy an opportunity to explore and learn about the wide variety of collections, artifacts, and experiences offered by the state's many small institutions.  These include unique handcrafted objects, iconic sculptures, military history, immersive exhibits, intricate handiwork, fascinating back stories, insight into our national mythologies, and forgotten history,  This program is virtual and registration is required.

Alison O'Leary is a frequent lecturer on history and outdoor topics.  She has published several nonfiction books.  Find out more about Alison at www.alisonoleary.com

LOCATION: Virtual
The registration period has ended.

Alison O'Leary presents Best Small Museums in Massachusetts.  Enjoy an opportunity to explore and learn about the wide variety of collections, artifacts, and experiences offered by the state's many small institutions.  These include unique handcrafted objects, iconic sculptures, military history, immersive exhibits, intricate handiwork, fascinating back stories, insight into our national mythologies, and forgotten history,  This program is virtual and registration is required.

Alison O'Leary is a frequent lecturer on history and outdoor topics.  She has published several nonfiction books.  Find out more about Alison at www.alisonoleary.com

LOCATION: Virtual

The registration period has ended.

 
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4:00 PM
Author Christopher Paolini

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy.  In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him.  Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise

LOCATION: Virtual

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy.  In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him.  Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday March 15, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wee Read
For Walkers to 2.9 Years with their caregiver. 
Join us for some fun as we read, sing, learn, and play together!
A one-time registration is required.
 
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
For Walkers to 2.9 Years with their caregiver. 
Join us for some fun as we read, sing, learn, and play together!
A one-time registration is required.
 
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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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: Friends Room

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: Friends Room

Saturday March 16, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bluey Bash

Join us for a wag-tastic adventure at our Bluey Bash! Inspired by the beloved Blue Heeler pup and her family, this interactive and fun-filled event is perfect for Bluey fans of all ages. We’ll bring Bluey's world to life with creative crafts and fun activities that encourage imaginative play. Be part of the magic during this paw-some party at the library! Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
The registration period has ended.

Join us for a wag-tastic adventure at our Bluey Bash! Inspired by the beloved Blue Heeler pup and her family, this interactive and fun-filled event is perfect for Bluey fans of all ages. We’ll bring Bluey's world to life with creative crafts and fun activities that encourage imaginative play. Be part of the magic during this paw-some party at the library! Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

The registration period has ended.

Monday March 18, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Canterbury Confidential: The Story Behind the Tales

Canterbury Confidential: The Story Behind the Tales with Mike McCartney.

This three session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Canterbury Confidential: The Story Behind the Tales with Mike McCartney.

This three session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://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.    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: Friends Room

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.    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: Friends Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
QS Room Reserved
CONTACT: Randi Potash  774-212-7166  rjpotash@gmail.com
LOCATION: Quiet Study Room
CONTACT:
  Randi Potash
  774.212.7166
   rjpotash@gmail.com

LOCATION: Quiet Study Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Series: The Heroic Sounds of John Williams

The Heroic Sounds of John Williams with George Scharr.

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

The Heroic Sounds of John Williams with George Scharr.

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
Tuesday March 19, 2024
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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
S is for Storytime

For children ages 2.9-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us for "S is for Storytime," a magical journey through the alphabet! Get ready for an exciting time together filled with storytelling, music, and interactive fun, as we explore letters and words through enchanting tales and more. From amazing alligators to zooming zebras, each week will bring a new letter to life, sparking imaginations and fostering a love for reading. We hope you'll join us as we learn, laugh, and create lasting memories together. A one-time registration is required.

LOCATION: Youth Services

For children ages 2.9-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us for "S is for Storytime," a magical journey through the alphabet! Get ready for an exciting time together filled with storytelling, music, and interactive fun, as we explore letters and words through enchanting tales and more. From amazing alligators to zooming zebras, each week will bring a new letter to life, sparking imaginations and fostering a love for reading. We hope you'll join us as we learn, laugh, and create lasting memories together. A one-time registration is required.

LOCATION: Youth Services


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
QS Room Reserved
CONTACT: Evan Howard  262-666-9900  ehoward1313@gmail.com
LOCATION: Quiet Study Room
CONTACT:
  Evan Howard
  262.666.9900
   ehoward1313@gmail.com

LOCATION: Quiet Study Room

 
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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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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mock Newbery, Printz, & Caldecott Book Discussion Group Potluck Kick-off

The Mock Discussion Groups will meet jointly this month to celebrate last year's successes, to kick-off the 2025 quest for the best of the best, and to hear and learn from illustrator Alexandra Bye as she shares her expertise on digital art.  Registration is required. Note:This is a year-long program that requires regular attendance each month. For more information or to register, email Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

The Mock Discussion Groups will meet jointly this month to celebrate last year's successes, to kick-off the 2025 quest for the best of the best, and to hear and learn from illustrator Alexandra Bye as she shares her expertise on digital art.  Registration is required. Note:This is a year-long program that requires regular attendance each month. For more information or to register, email Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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7:00 PM
All that Glitters is Gold: Gustav Klimt

Austrian painter Gustav Klimt is associated with a number of artist movements including Art Nouveau and Symbolism, but in the end he developed a distinctive style all his own. This program introduces audiences to the idiosyncratic artist and reviews his famous gold paintings as well as his lesser known works.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England. Jane 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. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com

LOCATION: Virtual
The registration period has ended.

Austrian painter Gustav Klimt is associated with a number of artist movements including Art Nouveau and Symbolism, but in the end he developed a distinctive style all his own. This program introduces audiences to the idiosyncratic artist and reviews his famous gold paintings as well as his lesser known works.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England. Jane 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. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com

LOCATION: Virtual

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday March 20, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Quiet Study Room
 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chatham Poets

Chatham Poets is open to poets of all levels.  Members offer guidance and feedback.  This group will meet at the Library with an option to join via Zoom.   If you would like to join, please contact Amy Andreasson

LOCATION: Friends Room

Chatham Poets is open to poets of all levels.  Members offer guidance and feedback.  This group will meet at the Library with an option to join via Zoom.   If you would like to join, please contact Amy Andreasson

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Series: College Sports - A New Game and Business

College Sports - A New Game and Business with Brad Joyal and Mike Geylin

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

College Sports - A New Game and Business with Brad Joyal and Mike Geylin

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Thursday March 21, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Yoga

For Newborns to Crawlers with Caregivers. Let's spend some special time together practicing yoga, singing rhymes, connecting with other caregivers, and learning about your baby's development. A one-time registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
There are 7 spaces available.

For Newborns to Crawlers with Caregivers. Let's spend some special time together practicing yoga, singing rhymes, connecting with other caregivers, and learning about your baby's development. A one-time registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual: Getting Started with Libby

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Mike McCartney through a Zoom program as she will show you how to download items and answer your Libby questions.  Registration is required so we can get you connected through Zoom.

Location: Virtual

CONTACT: Michael McCartney  508-945-5170  mmccartney@clamsnet.org
LOCATION: Quiet Study Room
The registration period has ended.

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Mike McCartney through a Zoom program as she will show you how to download items and answer your Libby questions.  Registration is required so we can get you connected through Zoom.

Location: Virtual

CONTACT:
  Michael McCartney
  508.945.5170
   mmccartney@clamsnet.org

LOCATION: Quiet Study Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learning Series: Astronomy: What You Can See and Beyond

Astronomy: What You Can See and Beyond.  Today's Program is Photographing the Night Sky on Cape Cod with Jamison Smith.

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Astronomy: What You Can See and Beyond.  Today's Program is Photographing the Night Sky on Cape Cod with Jamison Smith.

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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7:00 PM
Author Madeline Miller

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

LOCATION: Virtual

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday March 22, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wee Read
For Walkers to 2.9 Years with their caregiver. 
Join us for some fun as we read, sing, learn, and play together!
A one-time registration is required.
 
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
For Walkers to 2.9 Years with their caregiver. 
Join us for some fun as we read, sing, learn, and play together!
A one-time registration is required.
 
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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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: Friends Room

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: Friends Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pokemon Club

Drop by the Library to hang out with your fellow Pokémon fans in grades 1-5. Play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, discuss your favorite Pokémon, and discover the Library’s Pokémon materials. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
The registration period has ended.

Drop by the Library to hang out with your fellow Pokémon fans in grades 1-5. Play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, discuss your favorite Pokémon, and discover the Library’s Pokémon materials. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

The registration period has ended.

Saturday March 23, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Unique Cape Cod Gardening

Tired of the same old garden? Not sure what grows well on Cape Cod? Whether you enjoy growing indoors or outdoors, come check out these unique and easy garden ideas from David Wheeler of Therapy Gardens. We will review several common and uncommon vegetable, herb, and flower plants that you can grow (including what to plant and when), companion planting techniques to increase yield and deter pests, and more. In honor of the Seed Library kickoff, information on seed cultivation and saving will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to stay for the Seed Swap Soirée - whether to participate or observe.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
The registration period has ended.

Tired of the same old garden? Not sure what grows well on Cape Cod? Whether you enjoy growing indoors or outdoors, come check out these unique and easy garden ideas from David Wheeler of Therapy Gardens. We will review several common and uncommon vegetable, herb, and flower plants that you can grow (including what to plant and when), companion planting techniques to increase yield and deter pests, and more. In honor of the Seed Library kickoff, information on seed cultivation and saving will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to stay for the Seed Swap Soirée - whether to participate or observe.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

The registration period has ended.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Seed Swap Soirée + Seed Library Reopening

We are excited to announce the reopening of our Seed Library at Eldredge Public Library! To kick things off, we will host a Seed Swap Soirée on Saturday, March 23, 2024, following our program, "Unique Cape Cod Gardening" with Dave Wheeler of Garden Therapy.

This community event is a great opportunity to connect with fellow gardeners, both experienced and new, and share the joy of gardening. We encourage you to bring in any extra vegetable, herb, or flower seeds you may have to trade for something new. Chatham Garden Club volunteers may also be present to assist with seed selection and answer any questions you may have.

If you don't have any seeds to share, don't worry! All are welcome to participate, we just ask you to consider purchasing seeds to donate. One of our Seed Library sponsors, Agway of Cape Cod, has an excellent selection.

To ensure a smooth and organized event, we kindly ask that all seeds be dropped off by Saturday, March 16, 2024. This will give us enough time to organize and catalog the seeds. Please see the instructions below for seed and labeling requirements. If you have any issues with this deadline or general questions regarding the event, reach out to Lauren Shea: lshea@clamsnet.org | 508.945.5170

We look forward to seeing you at our Seed Swap Soirée and sharing our love for gardening together. Registration is strongly encouraged, so please sign up through eldredgelibrary.org under Programs, Classes, and Events.

Happy gardening!

Seed Donation Requirements

By following these instructions, you can ensure that the donated seeds meet the requirements and are properly labeled for the recipient's use. Thank you for your efforts in collecting and donating seeds for others to enjoy. 

Seed Requirements

  • Seeds should not be more than 2 years old

  • Plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers are all welcome

  • Seeds can be locally saved, commercially grown, or open-pollinated

  • Seeds may be brought in bulk or as individual packets 

Bulk:

  • Containers will not be returned to donor

  • No open containers - must have lid or be sealed

  • Labels must be secured on to or within containers

Individual Packets:

  • Must be sealable and individually labeled

  • Must be grouped in a labeled container

Label Requirements

  • Donor’s full name and number

  • Name of plant, including any specifics of variation, color, etc. 

  • Year purchased or harvested

  • Indicate any of the following:

    • Locally saved or purchased

    • Wild or domestically harvested

    • Organic or non-organic treatment 

    • Any growing tips

 

 

 
 

 

CONTACT: Lauren Shea  508-945-5170   lshea@clamsnet.org
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)
The registration period has ended.

We are excited to announce the reopening of our Seed Library at Eldredge Public Library! To kick things off, we will host a Seed Swap Soirée on Saturday, March 23, 2024, following our program, "Unique Cape Cod Gardening" with Dave Wheeler of Garden Therapy.

This community event is a great opportunity to connect with fellow gardeners, both experienced and new, and share the joy of gardening. We encourage you to bring in any extra vegetable, herb, or flower seeds you may have to trade for something new. Chatham Garden Club volunteers may also be present to assist with seed selection and answer any questions you may have.

If you don't have any seeds to share, don't worry! All are welcome to participate, we just ask you to consider purchasing seeds to donate. One of our Seed Library sponsors, Agway of Cape Cod, has an excellent selection.

To ensure a smooth and organized event, we kindly ask that all seeds be dropped off by Saturday, March 16, 2024. This will give us enough time to organize and catalog the seeds. Please see the instructions below for seed and labeling requirements. If you have any issues with this deadline or general questions regarding the event, reach out to Lauren Shea: lshea@clamsnet.org | 508.945.5170

We look forward to seeing you at our Seed Swap Soirée and sharing our love for gardening together. Registration is strongly encouraged, so please sign up through eldredgelibrary.org under Programs, Classes, and Events.

Happy gardening!

Seed Donation Requirements

By following these instructions, you can ensure that the donated seeds meet the requirements and are properly labeled for the recipient's use. Thank you for your efforts in collecting and donating seeds for others to enjoy. 

Seed Requirements

  • Seeds should not be more than 2 years old

  • Plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers are all welcome

  • Seeds can be locally saved, commercially grown, or open-pollinated

  • Seeds may be brought in bulk or as individual packets 

Bulk:

  • Containers will not be returned to donor

  • No open containers - must have lid or be sealed

  • Labels must be secured on to or within containers

Individual Packets:

  • Must be sealable and individually labeled

  • Must be grouped in a labeled container

Label Requirements

  • Donor’s full name and number

  • Name of plant, including any specifics of variation, color, etc. 

  • Year purchased or harvested

  • Indicate any of the following:

    • Locally saved or purchased

    • Wild or domestically harvested

    • Organic or non-organic treatment 

    • Any growing tips

 

 

 
 

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Shea
  508.945.5170    
   lshea@clamsnet.org

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The registration period has ended.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
New Kids On The Book Club

Caregivers and their children in grades K-2 are invited to our newest book club where we will explore the magic of early reader books together! Each month we’ll meet and explore the pages of excellent early reader books that are perfect for emerging readers. We’ll dive into new adventures and celebrate storytelling through interactive discussions, themed activities, and crafts. It's a perfect opportunity for parents and kids to create lasting memories, strengthen bonds, and cultivate a lifelong love for books. Let the pages turn and the connections grow! Books will be provided by the library and available for pickup after registration. A one-time registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
There are 7 spaces available.

Caregivers and their children in grades K-2 are invited to our newest book club where we will explore the magic of early reader books together! Each month we’ll meet and explore the pages of excellent early reader books that are perfect for emerging readers. We’ll dive into new adventures and celebrate storytelling through interactive discussions, themed activities, and crafts. It's a perfect opportunity for parents and kids to create lasting memories, strengthen bonds, and cultivate a lifelong love for books. Let the pages turn and the connections grow! Books will be provided by the library and available for pickup after registration. A one-time registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

There are 7 spaces available.

Monday March 25, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Series: Canterbury Confidential: The Story Behind the Tales

Canterbury Confidential: The Story Behind the Tales with Mike McCartney.

This three session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Canterbury Confidential: The Story Behind the Tales with Mike McCartney.

This three session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://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.    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: Friends Room

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.    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: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Series: The Heroic Sounds of John Williams

The Heroic Sounds of John Williams with George Scharr.

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

The Heroic Sounds of John Williams with George Scharr.

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Tuesday March 26, 2024
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10:00 AM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)
 
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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
S is for Storytime

For children ages 2.9-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us for "S is for Storytime," a magical journey through the alphabet! Get ready for an exciting time together filled with storytelling, music, and interactive fun, as we explore letters and words through enchanting tales and more. From amazing alligators to zooming zebras, each week will bring a new letter to life, sparking imaginations and fostering a love for reading. We hope you'll join us as we learn, laugh, and create lasting memories together. A one-time registration is required.

LOCATION: Youth Services

For children ages 2.9-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us for "S is for Storytime," a magical journey through the alphabet! Get ready for an exciting time together filled with storytelling, music, and interactive fun, as we explore letters and words through enchanting tales and more. From amazing alligators to zooming zebras, each week will bring a new letter to life, sparking imaginations and fostering a love for reading. We hope you'll join us as we learn, laugh, and create lasting memories together. A one-time registration is required.

LOCATION: Youth Services


 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learning Series: Astronomy: What You Can See and Beyond

Astronomy: What You Can See and Beyond.  Today's program is The Big Bang - In the Beginning with Dr. James Lynch.

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Astronomy: What You Can See and Beyond.  Today's program is The Big Bang - In the Beginning with Dr. James Lynch.

This two session program is part of the 2024 Spring Learning Series sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.  For more information and to register, please visit https://eldredgelibrary.org/learning-series/

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FEPL Book Discussion Group

The Friends of the EPL Book Discussion Group meets once a month.  Everyone is welcome.  This month's selection is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Friends of the EPL Book Discussion Group meets once a month.  Everyone is welcome.  This month's selection is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
EPL Novel Writers Group

The Novel Writers Group meets every Tuesday (Sept - June)  to work on novels in progress.  Participants are encouraged to submit a chapter or about 1500 words by email to the group two days in advance to receive guidance and feedback.  Live group discussion is positive and focused on applying principles of successful writing.  Attendance is limited to 6 participants due to the nature of the program.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain.  This group will meet in the Library with an option to join in via Zoom.

LOCATION: Quiet Study Room

The Novel Writers Group meets every Tuesday (Sept - June)  to work on novels in progress.  Participants are encouraged to submit a chapter or about 1500 words by email to the group two days in advance to receive guidance and feedback.  Live group discussion is positive and focused on applying principles of successful writing.  Attendance is limited to 6 participants due to the nature of the program.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain.  This group will meet in the Library with an option to join in via Zoom.

LOCATION: Quiet Study Room

 
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5:00 PM
Whaling in New England

Many different forms of whaling have been used in Cape Cod. Drift, shore, herding, deep sea and artic whaling have all been practiced at one time or another. Each specific form of whaling has a small history connected with it. In the early 1800’s, whaling was among the most profitable enterprises in United States, second only to textiles. It remained strong for four decades. The reason why whale products are so valuable as well as the historic rationales as to why the whaling center moved from first from Nantucket, to Wellfleet, then to New Bedford and eventually to Provincetown will be told. Retelling the storied lives of several extremely successful Cape Cod whaling captains make the session come alive. Registration is recommended, seating is limited to 60.

Dr. Pregot has spent over a half of a century in the field of education. He has served as a high school principal, a district-wide school superintendent, a professor of education and as a University Director of an Educational Leadership Department. He has lived on the Cape for several years with his wife, Judith. He is still an on-line professor and author. The maritime history of the Cape has caught his attention for the past few years. He is currently studying the contributions that each Cape Cod town has made to the overall richness of maritime life.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
The registration period has ended.

Many different forms of whaling have been used in Cape Cod. Drift, shore, herding, deep sea and artic whaling have all been practiced at one time or another. Each specific form of whaling has a small history connected with it. In the early 1800’s, whaling was among the most profitable enterprises in United States, second only to textiles. It remained strong for four decades. The reason why whale products are so valuable as well as the historic rationales as to why the whaling center moved from first from Nantucket, to Wellfleet, then to New Bedford and eventually to Provincetown will be told. Retelling the storied lives of several extremely successful Cape Cod whaling captains make the session come alive. Registration is recommended, seating is limited to 60.

Dr. Pregot has spent over a half of a century in the field of education. He has served as a high school principal, a district-wide school superintendent, a professor of education and as a University Director of an Educational Leadership Department. He has lived on the Cape for several years with his wife, Judith. He is still an on-line professor and author. The maritime history of the Cape has caught his attention for the past few years. He is currently studying the contributions that each Cape Cod town has made to the overall richness of maritime life.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Shakespeare: The Play's The Thing!
For students in 8th-12th grade.
 
Are you ready to dive into the world of Shakespeare without the stress? Our program is designed for teens in 8th-12th grades, offering a fun, no-pressure exploration of William Shakespeare's greatest hits. We'll tackle his witty comedies, gripping tragedies, and epic histories through a mix of readings, discussions, movie viewings, and some hands-on activities like acting and writing. Get ready to decode Shakespeare's language and uncover why he's still the talk of the town. Whether you're a Shakespeare newbie or a budding thespian, you're in for a fun, enlightening experience! A one-time registration is required. 
 
 
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 6 spaces available.
For students in 8th-12th grade.
 
Are you ready to dive into the world of Shakespeare without the stress? Our program is designed for teens in 8th-12th grades, offering a fun, no-pressure exploration of William Shakespeare's greatest hits. We'll tackle his witty comedies, gripping tragedies, and epic histories through a mix of readings, discussions, movie viewings, and some hands-on activities like acting and writing. Get ready to decode Shakespeare's language and uncover why he's still the talk of the town. Whether you're a Shakespeare newbie or a budding thespian, you're in for a fun, enlightening experience! A one-time registration is required. 
 
 
LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday March 27, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chatham Poets

Chatham Poets is open to poets of all levels.  Members offer guidance and feedback.  This group will meet at the Library with an option to join via Zoom.   If you would like to join, please contact Amy Andreasson

LOCATION: Friends Room

Chatham Poets is open to poets of all levels.  Members offer guidance and feedback.  This group will meet at the Library with an option to join via Zoom.   If you would like to join, please contact Amy Andreasson

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Game Day!

For Students in Grades K-4.

Join us for gaming fun, snacks, and silliness! Spend the afternoon at the Library playing your favorite games, and try out some new ones, too. 

Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
The registration period has ended.

For Students in Grades K-4.

Join us for gaming fun, snacks, and silliness! Spend the afternoon at the Library playing your favorite games, and try out some new ones, too. 

Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

The registration period has ended.

Thursday March 28, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Yoga

For Newborns to Crawlers with Caregivers. Let's spend some special time together practicing yoga, singing rhymes, connecting with other caregivers, and learning about your baby's development. A one-time registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
There are 7 spaces available.

For Newborns to Crawlers with Caregivers. Let's spend some special time together practicing yoga, singing rhymes, connecting with other caregivers, and learning about your baby's development. A one-time registration is required. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
Friday March 29, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wee Read
For Walkers to 2.9 Years with their caregiver. 
Join us for some fun as we read, sing, learn, and play together!
A one-time registration is required.
 
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
For Walkers to 2.9 Years with their caregiver. 
Join us for some fun as we read, sing, learn, and play together!
A one-time registration is required.
 
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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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: Friends Room

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: Friends Room


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