Upcoming Programs

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic in-Library programs have been suspended until further notice.  We are offering  many virtual Program opportunities, outdoor programs and online resources.    See below for our scheduled programs.





Tuesday, December 7 @ 7:00 pm - Birds of the New England Swamp with Peter Christoph

Wildlife photographer Peter Christoph presents a narrated slideshow, sharing both his award-winning images and his photographic secrets as he brings you inside a typical New England swamp. Peter provides an intimate look into the many varieties of birds that inhabit our swamps, including ospreys and herons, shorebirds, woodpeckers, and other cavity dwellers. Sloshing and crawling through the swamp so you don’t have to, Peter captures the bird’s many activities including building the nest, feeding their young, and catching their prey. You’ll almost want to bring your own wading boots and bug spray for protection as you sit down to watch this captivating presentation.  Registration is required for this virtual program via Zoom.

Peter Christoph is a well-known wildlife advocate, naturalist and award-winning conservation photographer based in Lancaster, MA. He has a great respect for wildlife and through his presentations seeks to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat. Peter has presented at photography groups nationally and locally, and he is a regular speaker for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon and the National Wildlife Refuge System, as well as numerous birding clubs and dozens of libraries.

Saturday, December 11 from 1:00-3:00 pm - Cape Cod Carolers @ Chatham's Christmas Stroll

While enjoying Chatham's Christmas Stroll, stop by the Library to enjoy the Cape Cod Carolers on the front lawn. The Cape Cod Carolers are a traveling group of Victorian carolers, based on Cape Cod. They are comprised of professional vocalists and actors who have been performing individually and on the Cape together for years. Dressed in spirited, seasonal costume garb, our performers radiate the spirit of the season as they sing and stroll sharing their secular and traditional music! The Friends will be selling Library merchandise (cash or check only!) - a great opportunity to get some of your holiday shopping out of the way!


Tuesday, December 14 @ 6:30 pm - The Discovery of a Masterpiece

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ.  While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930’s.  After a year of research the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin. Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. Registration is required for this virtual program via Zoom.

Mallory Mortillaro holds a BA and MAT, both from Drew University.  She balances her work as an Art Historian with teaching 7th grade English.  She lives in Whippany, New Jersey with her husband.


Wednesday, January 12 @ 5:00 pm - Australia Coast to Coast

Deborah Clark and Sue Simpson will take us through their four week journey of exploring the many facets of Australia, from Tasmania to the Great Barrier Reef, and the cities from Sydney to Perth; dramatic scenery everywhere, unique wildlife, and great adventures.  Armchair traveling at it's best!  Registration is required for this virtual program via Zoom.


Thursday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm - Mount Washington Observatory: Home of the World's Worst Weather

Why is Mt. Washington called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”? This program will explore the unique life and work of the weather observers stationed on Mt. Washington and learn why, for a mountain its size, Mt. Washington hosts some of the worst weather on Earth.  Registration is required for this virtual Zoom program.

Brian Fitzgerald serves as Mount Washington Observatory’s Director of Science & Education, based out of the Observatory’s administrative offices in North Conway, New Hampshire. Previously, Brian has served as a summit intern and weather observer/education specialist helping to deliver educational programs and tours on the summit. In addition to his experiences on “the Rockpile,” Brian has worked as Blue Hill Observatory’s Chief Weather Observer, and as a Hut Croo and Naturalist for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s backcountry huts. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Conservation Studies from the University of New Hampshire, and a Master of Education in Science Education from Boston University

Tuesday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm - Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Pop artist Andy Warhol famously elevated everyday objects - like soup cans - to works of fine art. His paintings, silkscreens and photography often focused on American consumerism, not just of products, but of celebrities and images themselves. This program will look at the abbreviated life, artwork and enduring legacy of the artist who predicted “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.”  Registration if required for this virtual Zoom 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. A New Hampshire native, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com

Chatham Chat!

Classes are temporarily suspended!  Chatham Chat! An English Language Conversation Class runs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm, year round. This class is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their English. The Conversation Class if free and open to the public. Please call the library at 508-945-5170 to register.

Ebook Classes

Ready to download eBooks and Audiobooks?

Next virtual class:  September 23 @ 11:00 am

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Amy Andreasson 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. *Libby app is currently compatible with smart phones and tablets.   EBooks can be download on another device (phone, ipad, etc) and transferred to Kindle devices.