Outdoor Mini Book Sale!

Saturday, April 17 – 9 am to 1 pm

The Friends of the Library will hold a Mini Outdoor Book Sale on the lawn at the side of the library.  There will be books for all ages in many genres, as well as DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles.  We look forward to seeing you!

PROGRAMS THIS WEEK:  All programs are virtual.  Click on links to learn more and to join.

Chess for Kids
Chess Expert Sean Finn leads this popular program.

Group 1 - Monday, April 12 at 4 pm
Group 2 - Monday, April 12 at 5 pm
Group 3 - Tuesday, April 13 at 4 pm 

Registered players only.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Virtual Author Visit with Courtney Zoffness

Monday, April 12 – 7 pm
Award-winning author Courtney Zoffness will speak about her literary debut Spilt Milk: Memoirs, a collection of essays that relate how she handles anxieties being a parent, coming to terms with her faith, and other issues that she contends with in today’s world.  Spilt Milk: Memoirs was named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Literary Hub, Refinery 29, The Millions, and Books Are Magic, and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist.  Ms. Zoffness directs the Creative Writing Program at Drew University. Please join us.

Healthy Cooking for Teens: Guacamole & Pita Chips

Tuesday, April 13 – 4 pm

Many teens want to eat healthy or learn about nutrition, but don’t know where to start.  For this project, Chatham 8th Grader Josie Ivancich, working on her Girl Scout Silver Award in Health and Nutrition, teamed up with Nutrition Specialist Lauren Leonard, CNS.  In each class, we will first hear from Ms. Leonard and then get to cook the meal together with Josie.  You will learn new life skills of prepping and cooking food – and then enjoy a delicious meal with your family!  This is the first class in a series of five.  Classes will be held virtually on Zoom – sign up here!

Portrait Drawing with Peggy Dressel

Wednesday, April 14 – 11 am

Learn how to draw a person’s face both frontal and profile in this virtual class.  Covered will be the dimensions of the head, and how to determine where to place and draw the facial features, eyes, nose, mouth and ears.  You will learn how lighting defines the facial bone structure so that you can enhance your portrait with shading and tone.  This is a four-part course, and all sessions must be attended to participate.

Miss Carol Dance

Thursday, April 15 – 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Join Miss Carol with your toddlers for a virtual dance and movement class.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Practice Test: ACT

Saturday, April 17 - 9 am to 1 pm

Attention Chatham students:  take an ACT Practice Test with The Princeton Review!

Join us virtually to take a full-length practice ACT!  There’s no better way to see where your strengths and weaknesses are on the ACT than taking a practice test.  Be prepared with a calculator and scrap paper to work out your problems.  You can also keep a bottle of water and a snack nearby, as breaks will be given just like on test day.


IN-PERSON VISITS BY APPOINTMENT.  You may visit the library by appointment for 30 minutes.  Visit the library website or call 973-635-0603 to make an appointment.

LIBRARY TAKEOUT SERVICE.  You may place holds using the online catalog or by calling the library, and then pick them up at your convenience in the library foyer.

WHAT TO READ.  Click here for reading suggestions and lists of the latest acquisitions of books and movies for all ages.

DIGITAL LIBRARY.  Click here to access all the eBooks, audiobooks, movies, crafts, magazines, Great Courses, and graphic novels on all our digital platforms.

DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS.  Click here for books, audiobooks, movies, fun activities, and story times for children.

HOME DELIVERY.  If you are a Chatham resident who is homebound or cannot come to the library to pick up your books for health reasons, you can have your items delivered to your door.