Eldredge Public Library

Chatham, MA


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Thursday June 13, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In-Person: Getting Started with Libby

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to access ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Mike McCartney as he will show you how to download items and answer your Libby questions.  Registration is required!

Location: The EPL Quiet Study Room

CONTACT: Michael McCartney  508-945-5170  mmccartney@clamsnet.org
LOCATION: Quiet Study Room

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to access ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Mike McCartney as he will show you how to download items and answer your Libby questions.  Registration is required!

Location: The EPL Quiet Study Room

CONTACT:
  Michael McCartney
  508.945.5170
   mmccartney@clamsnet.org

LOCATION: Quiet Study Room

 
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5:00 PM
Updating Chatham’s Historic Cemetery Inventory

In 2023, the Chatham Historical Commission updated the Massachusetts Historical Commission Form E inventories for all 15 of the town’s cemeteries. The original inventories were completed in 1975 and updated in 1991. The present survey recorded the current conditions of the cemeteries and provided significant additional information on landscape features, headstone motifs, historic stonecutters, and the historical associations of these burial grounds within the community. Join archaeologist Dan Zoto for an overview of the project and learn about Chatham history!  This event is part of History Weekend, sponsored by Historic Chatham.  Registration is recommended, seating will be limited to 60.

Dan Zoto is an archaeological consultant living in Hyannis. He holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and is a Registered Professional Archaeologist. Dan has published several articles on the archaeology of New England including Cape Cod. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
There are 52 spaces available.

In 2023, the Chatham Historical Commission updated the Massachusetts Historical Commission Form E inventories for all 15 of the town’s cemeteries. The original inventories were completed in 1975 and updated in 1991. The present survey recorded the current conditions of the cemeteries and provided significant additional information on landscape features, headstone motifs, historic stonecutters, and the historical associations of these burial grounds within the community. Join archaeologist Dan Zoto for an overview of the project and learn about Chatham history!  This event is part of History Weekend, sponsored by Historic Chatham.  Registration is recommended, seating will be limited to 60.

Dan Zoto is an archaeological consultant living in Hyannis. He holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and is a Registered Professional Archaeologist. Dan has published several articles on the archaeology of New England including Cape Cod. 

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

There are 52 spaces available.

 
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8:00 PM
Author Freida McFadden

Get your popcorn and take a seat as we pick the brain of the queen of twists herself, Freida McFadden! McFadden will join us to chat about writing psychological thrillers, her mega-bestselling hit The Housemaid series, in particular her forthcoming (June 11, 2024) third installment, The Housemaid Is Watching.  

#1 New York TimesAmazon ChartsUSA TodayWall Street JournalSunday Times, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. Freida’s work has been selected as one of Amazon Editors’ best books of the year, she is the winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for best paperback, and she is a Goodreads Choice Award winner. Her novels have been translated into over 30 languages.

Registration is required for this virtual program.

 

LOCATION: Virtual

Get your popcorn and take a seat as we pick the brain of the queen of twists herself, Freida McFadden! McFadden will join us to chat about writing psychological thrillers, her mega-bestselling hit The Housemaid series, in particular her forthcoming (June 11, 2024) third installment, The Housemaid Is Watching.  

#1 New York TimesAmazon ChartsUSA TodayWall Street JournalSunday Times, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. Freida’s work has been selected as one of Amazon Editors’ best books of the year, she is the winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for best paperback, and she is a Goodreads Choice Award winner. Her novels have been translated into over 30 languages.

Registration is required for this virtual program.

 

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday June 14, 2024
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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

Monday June 17, 2024
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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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2:00 PM
Microadventures in Massachusetts

Are you looking for your next outdoor adventure? Join outdoor explorer and author Alison O’Leary to learn where and how to experience Microadventures in Massachusetts. She will explore waterfalls, river explorations, islands, abandoned towns, mountain biking, wildlife spotting and more! Massachusetts is full of history, spectacular scenery, wildlife, and wonderful opportunities for adventure. The best part is most of these places are hidden in plain sight: in our state parks and accessible nature preserves. Get inspiration for all of your summer day trips and adventures in one program! This program includes images and maps showing the sites described and suitable for all ages. Alison O’Leary is a Massachusetts native, longtime journalist and author of several nonfiction history and outdoors books. Alison is an avid outdoor explorer. See www.alisonoleary.com. Registration is recommended, seating limited to 60.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
There are 60 spaces available.

Are you looking for your next outdoor adventure? Join outdoor explorer and author Alison O’Leary to learn where and how to experience Microadventures in Massachusetts. She will explore waterfalls, river explorations, islands, abandoned towns, mountain biking, wildlife spotting and more! Massachusetts is full of history, spectacular scenery, wildlife, and wonderful opportunities for adventure. The best part is most of these places are hidden in plain sight: in our state parks and accessible nature preserves. Get inspiration for all of your summer day trips and adventures in one program! This program includes images and maps showing the sites described and suitable for all ages. Alison O’Leary is a Massachusetts native, longtime journalist and author of several nonfiction history and outdoors books. Alison is an avid outdoor explorer. See www.alisonoleary.com. Registration is recommended, seating limited to 60.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

There are 60 spaces available.

Tuesday June 18, 2024
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Meet and Greet with Cape Media Center and Cape Media News

Come meet the folks behind Cape Media Center, our local public access TV station for the towns of Barnstable through Chatham for an informal look at what goes into production. They'll also share more about what they do and how they can assist the public in creating their own show with extensive training and use of the equipment.

 

Registartion is recommended

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
There are 40 spaces available.

Come meet the folks behind Cape Media Center, our local public access TV station for the towns of Barnstable through Chatham for an informal look at what goes into production. They'll also share more about what they do and how they can assist the public in creating their own show with extensive training and use of the equipment.

 

Registartion is recommended

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

There are 40 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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4:30 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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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mock Newbery Book Discussion Group

The Mock Newbery Book Discussion Group for Adults and Students in Grades 4 and Up! This discussion follows the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for children. 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 (Rear Half)

The Mock Newbery Book Discussion Group for Adults and Students in Grades 4 and Up! This discussion follows the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for children. 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 (Rear Half)

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

The Mock Printz Book Discussion Group for Adults and Students in Grades 7 and Up! This discussion follows the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for young adults. Registration is required. Note:This is a year-long program that requires regular attendance each month. For more information, email Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

The Mock Printz Book Discussion Group for Adults and Students in Grades 7 and Up! This discussion follows the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for young adults. Registration is required. Note:This is a year-long program that requires regular attendance each month. For more information, email Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Wednesday June 19, 2024
LOCATION: Eldredge Public Library
Thursday June 20, 2024
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2:00 PM
Author Tiffany Jewell

Join us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School

Tiffany Jewell is a Black biracial writer, twin sister, first-generation American, cisgender mama, anti-bias antiracist (ABAR) educator, and consultant. She is the author of the #1 New York Times and #1 Indie Bestseller, This Book Is Anti-Racist, a book for young folks and everyone to wake up, take action, and do the work of becoming antiracist as well as The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism the recently released Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School (2024).

Registration is required for this virtual program.

 

LOCATION: Virtual

Join us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School

Tiffany Jewell is a Black biracial writer, twin sister, first-generation American, cisgender mama, anti-bias antiracist (ABAR) educator, and consultant. She is the author of the #1 New York Times and #1 Indie Bestseller, This Book Is Anti-Racist, a book for young folks and everyone to wake up, take action, and do the work of becoming antiracist as well as The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism the recently released Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School (2024).

Registration is required for this virtual program.

 

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Banned and Challenged Book Discussion Group

Banned and Challenged Book Discussion Group 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)

Banned and Challenged Book Discussion Group 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 June 21, 2024
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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

Sunday June 23, 2024
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Books in Bloom

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library are hosting Books in Bloom at the Library.  Experience and explore the EPL in a unique way.  Talented and well-read volunteers will once again create floral arrangements interpreting a book of their choosing.  The placement of the arrangements gives all a chance to wander through the Library.  The professionally catered event is open to all, with a donated admission cost of $20.  Tickets are sold at the Library starting June 3 and at the door on the day of the event.   Also this year, enter into a drawing to win one of two flower arrangements donated by local professional florists.

LOCATION: Eldredge Public Library

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library are hosting Books in Bloom at the Library.  Experience and explore the EPL in a unique way.  Talented and well-read volunteers will once again create floral arrangements interpreting a book of their choosing.  The placement of the arrangements gives all a chance to wander through the Library.  The professionally catered event is open to all, with a donated admission cost of $20.  Tickets are sold at the Library starting June 3 and at the door on the day of the event.   Also this year, enter into a drawing to win one of two flower arrangements donated by local professional florists.

LOCATION: Eldredge Public Library

Monday June 24, 2024
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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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Q&A with True Crime Authors Katherine Ramsland & Tracy Ullman: The Serial Killer's Apprentice

Content Warning: violence, death, child abuse, rape.

If you are a fan of true crime and want to dive deep into the psychology of a serial killer and his apprentice, this program is for you! Join authors Katherine Ramsland and Tracy Ullman as they discuss their most recent book, "The Serial Killer's Apprentice", a psychological examination of the blurred line between victim and accomplice—and how a killer can be created. Brrrr, we get chills just thinking of it! We hope you can join us for this fascinating conversation!

This program is offered in partnership with Ashland Public Library. Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr. was only fourteen when he first became entangled with serial rapist and murderer Dean Corll in 1971. Fellow Houston, Texas, teenager David Brooks had already been ensnared by the charming older man, bribed with cash to help lure boys to Corll’s home. When Henley unwittingly entered the trap, Corll evidently sensed he’d be of more use as a second accomplice than another victim. He baited Henley with the same deal he’d given Brooks: $200 for each boy they could bring him.

The Serial Killer’s Apprentice tells the story of Corll and his accomplices in its fullest form to date. It also explores the concept of “mur-dar” (the predator’s instinct for exploitable kids), current neuroscience about adolescent brain vulnerabilities, the role of compartmentalization, the dynamic of a murder apprenticeship, and how tales like Henley’s can aid with early intervention. Despite his youth and cooperation, Henley went to trial and received six life sentences. He’s now sixty-five and has a sense of perspective about how adult predators can turn formerly good kids into criminals. Unexpectedly, he’s willing to talk. This book is his warning and the story of the unspeakable evil and sorrow that befell Houston in the early 1970s.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Dr. Katherine Ramsland teaches forensic psychology and criminology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania, where she is the Assistant Provost. She has appeared as an expert in criminal psychology on more than 200 crime documentaries and magazine shows, is an executive producer of Murder House Flip, and has consulted for CSI, Bones, and The Alienist. The author of more than 1,500 articles and 71 books, including The Forensic Science of CSI, The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds, How to Catch a Killer, The Psychology of Death Investigations, and Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis RaderThe BTK Killer, she was co-executive producer for the Wolf Entertainment/A&E four-part documentary based on the years she spent talking with Rader. Ramsland consults on death investigations, pens a blog for Psychology Today, and is currently writing a fiction series based on a female forensic psychologist who manages a private investigation agency. In the Damage Path is book #2.

Tracy Ullman, not the comedienne, is a documentary producer, director, and writer living in Chicago. She has produced dozens of non-fiction television programs for Discovery Networks, Oxygen, AETN Networks, and PBS. Her most recent production is a six-part limited documentary series about serial murderer John Wayne Gacy and the new discoveries made in his case for NBC’s Peacock streaming service.

 

LOCATION: Virtual

Content Warning: violence, death, child abuse, rape.

If you are a fan of true crime and want to dive deep into the psychology of a serial killer and his apprentice, this program is for you! Join authors Katherine Ramsland and Tracy Ullman as they discuss their most recent book, "The Serial Killer's Apprentice", a psychological examination of the blurred line between victim and accomplice—and how a killer can be created. Brrrr, we get chills just thinking of it! We hope you can join us for this fascinating conversation!

This program is offered in partnership with Ashland Public Library. Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr. was only fourteen when he first became entangled with serial rapist and murderer Dean Corll in 1971. Fellow Houston, Texas, teenager David Brooks had already been ensnared by the charming older man, bribed with cash to help lure boys to Corll’s home. When Henley unwittingly entered the trap, Corll evidently sensed he’d be of more use as a second accomplice than another victim. He baited Henley with the same deal he’d given Brooks: $200 for each boy they could bring him.

The Serial Killer’s Apprentice tells the story of Corll and his accomplices in its fullest form to date. It also explores the concept of “mur-dar” (the predator’s instinct for exploitable kids), current neuroscience about adolescent brain vulnerabilities, the role of compartmentalization, the dynamic of a murder apprenticeship, and how tales like Henley’s can aid with early intervention. Despite his youth and cooperation, Henley went to trial and received six life sentences. He’s now sixty-five and has a sense of perspective about how adult predators can turn formerly good kids into criminals. Unexpectedly, he’s willing to talk. This book is his warning and the story of the unspeakable evil and sorrow that befell Houston in the early 1970s.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Dr. Katherine Ramsland teaches forensic psychology and criminology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania, where she is the Assistant Provost. She has appeared as an expert in criminal psychology on more than 200 crime documentaries and magazine shows, is an executive producer of Murder House Flip, and has consulted for CSI, Bones, and The Alienist. The author of more than 1,500 articles and 71 books, including The Forensic Science of CSI, The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds, How to Catch a Killer, The Psychology of Death Investigations, and Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis RaderThe BTK Killer, she was co-executive producer for the Wolf Entertainment/A&E four-part documentary based on the years she spent talking with Rader. Ramsland consults on death investigations, pens a blog for Psychology Today, and is currently writing a fiction series based on a female forensic psychologist who manages a private investigation agency. In the Damage Path is book #2.

Tracy Ullman, not the comedienne, is a documentary producer, director, and writer living in Chicago. She has produced dozens of non-fiction television programs for Discovery Networks, Oxygen, AETN Networks, and PBS. Her most recent production is a six-part limited documentary series about serial murderer John Wayne Gacy and the new discoveries made in his case for NBC’s Peacock streaming service.

 

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday June 25, 2024
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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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5:30 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 June 26, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Quiet Study Room
 
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10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Mock Caldecott Book Discussion Group

Mock Caldecott Book Discussion Group for Adults. This book discussion follows the award criteria for selecting the year’s most distinguished picture books for children. Books will be provided and must be read ahead of time. Registration is required. To register, email Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Mock Caldecott Book Discussion Group for Adults. This book discussion follows the award criteria for selecting the year’s most distinguished picture books for children. Books will be provided and must be read ahead of time. Registration is required. To register, email Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

 
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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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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Forgeron Hall (Front Half)
Thursday June 27, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual: Getting Started with Libby

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to access ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Mike McCartney through a Zoom program as he 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

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to access ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Mike McCartney through a Zoom program as he 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

 
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5:00 PM
Author Eric Jay Dolin

Best selling author Eric Jay Dolin will be at the EPL to talk about his latest book, Left For Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World.  This is the story of a wild encounter between an American sealing vessel, a shipwrecked British brig, and a British warship in the Falkland Islands during the War of 1812—an encounter fraught with misunderstandings and mistrust that left three British sailors and two Americans, including the captain of the sealer, Charles H. Barnard, abandoned in the Falklands for eighteen months. A tale of intriguing complexity, with surprising twists and turns throughout —involving greed, lying, bullying, a hostile takeover, stellar leadership, ingenuity, severe privation, endurance, banishment, the great value of a dog, the birth of a baby, a perilous thousand mile open-ocean journey in a seventeen-foot boat, an improbable rescue mission, and legal battles over a dubious and disgraceful wartime prize—Left for Dead shows individuals in wartime under great duress acting both nobly and atrociously, and offers a unique perspective on an important moment in American history.  

 Eric Jay Dolin is the best-selling author of numerous works in maritime history, including Black Flags, Blue Waters and Leviathan. A graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, he lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall
There are 100 spaces available.

Best selling author Eric Jay Dolin will be at the EPL to talk about his latest book, Left For Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World.  This is the story of a wild encounter between an American sealing vessel, a shipwrecked British brig, and a British warship in the Falkland Islands during the War of 1812—an encounter fraught with misunderstandings and mistrust that left three British sailors and two Americans, including the captain of the sealer, Charles H. Barnard, abandoned in the Falklands for eighteen months. A tale of intriguing complexity, with surprising twists and turns throughout —involving greed, lying, bullying, a hostile takeover, stellar leadership, ingenuity, severe privation, endurance, banishment, the great value of a dog, the birth of a baby, a perilous thousand mile open-ocean journey in a seventeen-foot boat, an improbable rescue mission, and legal battles over a dubious and disgraceful wartime prize—Left for Dead shows individuals in wartime under great duress acting both nobly and atrociously, and offers a unique perspective on an important moment in American history.  

 Eric Jay Dolin is the best-selling author of numerous works in maritime history, including Black Flags, Blue Waters and Leviathan. A graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, he lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

LOCATION: Forgeron Hall

There are 100 spaces available.

Friday June 28, 2024
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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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