May 2024

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Wednesday, May 110:30—11:30 AMOffsite

Seniors Crafty Creations: Sunflower Suncatcher

Seniors Crafty Creations:  Sunflower SuncatcherMeet at the Chatham Senior Center located at 111 W. Mulberry St First Wednesday of month 10:30am - 11:30am Crafting is for grown-ups too, not just kids! Seniors, you are invited to a series of casual crafty meetups. Connect, create, and relax with other people in an easygoing environment.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 16:00—7:30 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Monthly Board Game Night

Monthly Board Game NightAges 10 and up. There is always a new skill to learn or an old game to master at board game nights! Join us to keep your wits sharp as the days begin to warm up.
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Thursday, May 26:00—7:30 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Building a Strong Financial Foundation

Building a Strong Financial FoundationRegistration required for each individual session. Cathy De Leon and Elvie delRosario from World Financial Group will be teaching 6 workshops to help educate people on financial topics. These workshops are free and open to anyone. While it is most beneficial to attend all, you do not have to attend every session.…Learn More
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Friday, May 310:15—11:00 AMOffsite

Preschool Storywalk Storytime

Large blue circle containing open book with story book characters emerging from book.Join us for a special Storytime at the Chatham Veterans Memorial Square, and then take some time to enjoy our new Storywalk!

Friday, May 35:00—11:00 PMVirtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia NightLet’s play a round of trivia from home!Join us here: https://www. crowd. live/54GCX NEW TIME: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Here's how it works:Log in anytime between 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm The trivia game will take about 30 minutes but will be on a continuous loop so you can play anytime throughout the six hour time slot There are 25 questions You have 20 seconds to answer each (the faster you answer the more points) There is a small break in between questions After all 25 questions are answered your score will be recorded.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 71:00—3:30 PMFriends of the Library Bookstore and CafeChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Weekly Card Games

Weekly Card Games1:00 - 3:30 p. m. Social seniors needed at our weekly card games! Bring yourself and be ready to meet new people and have fun. Spades and Uno have recently been the games of choice, but new games are always welcome. Meet in the Friends’ Cafe & Bookstore.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 77:00—8:00 PMZoom

Illinois Libraries Present: Kal Penn

Illinois Libraries Present: Kal PennRegistration Required via Zoom / AdultThe Many Lives of Kal PennKal Penn (kalpenn. com) is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for his starring roles in Designated Survivor, House, Mira Nair’s The Namesake, the Harold & Kumar franchise, and the Christmas comedy The Santa Clauses for Disney+.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 86:00—7:00 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Hooked on Books - The Vanishing Half

Second Wednesday of each month6:00 - 7:00 p. m. We discuss a mixture of fiction and nonfiction books. We always welcome new faces!May 8 – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
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Thursday, May 96:00—7:30 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Adult Craft Night: Trivet

Adult Craft Night: TrivetAdults in high school and older Thursday, May 9 6:00 - 7:00 p. m. Registration required. Level up your handmade Mother’s Day gifts this year by making her a spring themed trivet.…Learn More
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Friday, May 105:00—11:00 PMVirtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia NightLet’s play a round of trivia from home!Join us here: https://www. crowd. live/Y4LJW NEW TIME: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Here's how it works:Log in anytime between 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm The trivia game will take about 30 minutes but will be on a continuous loop so you can play anytime throughout the six hour time slot There are 25 questions You have 20 seconds to answer each (the faster you answer the more points) There is a small break in between questions After all 25 questions are answered your score will be recorded.…Learn More
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Saturday, May 111:00—3:00 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629
Opal Lee Genealogy RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Great Puzzle Race

Great Puzzle RaceJoin us at the library for a thrilling puzzle competition! Form a team of up to 4 members, tackle a 550-piece puzzle, and race against others to finish within two hours. Individual participants are also welcome – reach out to Alanna at asablotny@chathamlib.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 141:00—3:30 PMFriends of the Library Bookstore and CafeChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Weekly Card Games

Weekly Card Games1:00 - 3:30 p. m. Social seniors needed at our weekly card games! Bring yourself and be ready to meet new people and have fun. Spades and Uno have recently been the games of choice, but new games are always welcome. Meet in the Friends’ Cafe & Bookstore.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 1512:00—1:00 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Bite Into a Good Book: A Fever in the heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's plot to take over America and th

Bite Into a Good Book: A Fever in the heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's plot to take over America and thAdults This month we are reading A Fever in the heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's plot to take over America and the woman who stopped them by Timothy Egan. Fiction Digital copies are available through Libby and Hoopla and limited regular print, large print and audiobooks can be picked up at the library's circulation desk.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 156:00—7:00 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Pass the Aux.

Are Pandora and Spotify suggesting the same songs over and over? Miss the days of cruising and sharing music with friends (via the aux cable) in the car? Let’s crowdsource some new music. Come ready to share a song with others and let’s have a listening party.…Learn More
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Thursday, May 166:00—7:30 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Building a Strong Financial Foundation

Building a Strong Financial FoundationRegistration required for each individual session. Cathy De Leon and Elvie delRosario from World Financial Group will be teaching 6 workshops to help educate people on financial topics. These workshops are free and open to anyone. While it is most beneficial to attend all, you do not have to attend every session.…Learn More
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Friday, May 175:00—11:00 PMVirtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia NightLet’s play a round of trivia from home!Join us here: https://www. crowd. live/G3VHJ NEW TIME: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Here's how it works:Log in anytime between 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm The trivia game will take about 30 minutes but will be on a continuous loop so you can play anytime throughout the six hour time slot There are 25 questions You have 20 seconds to answer each (the faster you answer the more points) There is a small break in between questions After all 25 questions are answered your score will be recorded.…Learn More
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Monday, May 206:00—9:00 PMActivity RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Finals Eve

For 9th-12th Grade Students Why study at home alone where it’s hard to focus? Come to the Chatham Library on “Finals Eve”; we will be staying open an hour later than normal to give you some extra time. We’ll have free snacks and beverages as well as some relaxing ways to take a brain break when you need it.…Learn More

Monday, May 207:00—8:00 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting. The public is welcome to attend.
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Tuesday, May 211:00—3:30 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Weekly Card Games

Weekly Card Games1:00 - 3:30 p. m. Social seniors needed at our weekly card games! Bring yourself and be ready to meet new people and have fun. Spades and Uno have recently been the games of choice, but new games are always welcome. Meet in the Friends’ Cafe & Bookstore.…Learn More
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Thursday, May 236:00—7:00 PMConference RoomChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

CANCELED - Computer Class: Backing Up Smartphone Photos

Computer Class: Backing Up Smartphone PhotosIf you lost your phone, would you lose all your photos? This class will look at backing up your photos to the cloud and saving them to another external source like an external hard drive.  The Computer Class: Backing Up Smartphone Photos scheduled for Thursday, May 23, has been canceled.…Learn More
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Friday, May 245:00—11:00 PMVirtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia NightLet’s play a round of trivia from home!Join us here: https://www. crowd. live/DRJTC NEW TIME: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Here's how it works:Log in anytime between 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm The trivia game will take about 30 minutes but will be on a continuous loop so you can play anytime throughout the six hour time slot There are 25 questions You have 20 seconds to answer each (the faster you answer the more points) There is a small break in between questions After all 25 questions are answered your score will be recorded.…Learn More
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Monday, May 27Closed

Chatham Area Public Library

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Tuesday, May 281:00—3:30 PMFriends of the Library Bookstore and CafeChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Weekly Card Games

Weekly Card Games1:00 - 3:30 p. m. Social seniors needed at our weekly card games! Bring yourself and be ready to meet new people and have fun. Spades and Uno have recently been the games of choice, but new games are always welcome. Meet in the Friends’ Cafe & Bookstore.…Learn More
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Friday, May 3110:00—11:00 AMCAPLD South LawnChatham Area Public Library600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL, 62629

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Butterfly Encounter

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Butterfly EncounterFor all agesGet up close and personal with – Butterflies! Everyone is invited to help get our Summer Reading activities started at this kick off event. Marvel at the amazing life cycle of the butterfly with hands-on interactive props then step into a feeding tent and use a hand held butterfly feeder to feed live butterflies.…Learn More

Friday, May 315:00—11:00 PMVirtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia NightLet’s play a round of trivia from home!Join us here: https://www. crowd. live/JSDTD NEW TIME: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Here's how it works:Log in anytime between 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm The trivia game will take about 30 minutes but will be on a continuous loop so you can play anytime throughout the six hour time slot There are 25 questions You have 20 seconds to answer each (the faster you answer the more points) There is a small break in between questions After all 25 questions are answered your score will be recorded.…Learn More