Upcoming Programs 

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

 

 

 

 

Poetry Walk at Valley Farm Trail - Summer and Fall 2021

The Poetry Walk is open at Valley Farm Trail!  A walk with words promoting literacy, learning and a deeper appreciation of and connection with the natural world.  Valley Farm Trail is  a .75-mile woodland loop located off of Barn Hill Road.  Download or view the brochure for more detailed information about the trail  and the poems.  The Poetry Walk is a collaboration between the Eldredge Public Library, the Chatham Conservation Foundation and the Monomoy Regional High School.

 

 

Thursday, August 12 @ 7pm - Author Christopher Setterlund

We are excited to welcome back local author Christopher Setterlund  to talk about his latest book Iconic Hotels and Motels of Cape Cod.  Cape Cod has been welcoming travelers and tourists for more than a century. From quaint historic inns to seaside resorts and family-run motels, the Cape has provided a unique mix of lodging found nowhere else on the coast of New England.  In his illustrated talk, Chris will share the histories of some of the most popular lodging places on Cape Cod. This program will be held over Zoom.  Registration is required.

Christopher Setterlund is a twelfth-generation Cape Codder whose roots go back to the second Mayflower voyage. He is the author of Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Nights (both from The History Press). He is also the author of three books from the In My Footsteps travel series, which features Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. In addition to these books, Setterlund has contributed work to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod Life magazine, Cape Cod magazine, CapeCod.com and TravelChannel.com. He also produces and hosts the In My Footsteps Podcast which he began in November 2020. Away from writing, he has been a WITS-certified personal trainer since 2015. 

 

Wednesday, August 18 @ 7 pm - Author Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate, the  New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yourswill join us virtually to talk about her new historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends.  This novel is the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.  Lisa brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. This program will be held over Zoom.  Registration is required.

Lisa Wingate is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the instant NYT bestseller The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours, which remained on the NYT list for over two years and has sold over three million copies. She is a Goodreads Choice award winner for historical fiction and a Southern Book Prize winner. She lives with her husband in Texas.  

 

Thursday, September 9 @ 7:00 pm - “Anything Goes” – America During the Jazz Age with Christopher Daley

Chris will give a one hour slide presentation that is an entertaining overview of the 1920's, showcasing world events, political events, prohibition, organized crime as well as the style, fashion and trends of the Jazz Age.    The 1920's were really the first decade of the 20th Century. During this decade many of the conventions of the Victorian Era were left behind as a new modernism emerged. "It was a time of conservatism; it was a time of great social change. From the world of fashion to the world to politics, forces clashed to produce the most explosive decade of the century.

 In music, the three sounds were jazz, jazz, and jazz. The Jazz Age came about with artist like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington. Youth ruled everything from the young styles of dress to the latest celebrities. If it was young, it was the thing.    "It was the age of prohibition, it was the age of prosperity, and it was the age of downfall. It was the age of everything." (The Twenties Experience)

Reservations are required for this virtual presentation.

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:  June 10 @ 10:30 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.