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.





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.


Tuesday, September 28 @ 5:30 pm - Local author Matt Fitzpatrick

Local author Matt Fitzpatrick, author of Crosshairs and Matriarch Game, will talk about his latest Justin McGee novel, Demon Tide.  A no holds barred tale that finds McGee in the midst of the thriving opiate trade between Boston’s North Shore and Nova Scotia, along with the villains and scoundrels who feed the network.  Registration is required for this virtual program via Zoom.

Matt Fitzpatrick grew up in a very politically active and connected Irish-Catholic family. He is a US Coast Guard licensed sea captain on top of having a very successful 25-year career in the investment management industry. He describes his first novel as "Boston Grit." Matt lives on Cape Cod.



Thursday, September 30 @ 11:00 am - Documentary Film Discussion - 2040 by Damon Gameau

Watch the documentary film 2040 by filmmaker Damon Gameau, available to Eldredge card holders on Kanopy for free,  and join us for a discussion on Thursday, Sept 30.  In the film, practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.  Registration is required for this virtual program via Zoom.  This program is part of Climate Preparedness Week.  See other programs around Massachusetts at https://www.climatecrew.org/climate_prep_week_2021


Tuesday, October 5 @ 7:00 pm - Author Sally Cabot Gunning

Martha's Vineyard, 1898. In her first life, Ida Russell had been a painter. Five years ago, she had confidently walked the halls of Boston's renowned Museum School, enrolling in art courses that were once deemed "unthinkable" for women to take, and showing a budding talent for watercolors.  Now she is Ida Pease, resident of a seaside sheep farm on Vineyard Haven, and wife to Ezra, a once-charming man who has become an inattentive and altogether unreliable husband. When Ezra is presumed dead in a storm, Ida must settle the affairs of Ezra's estate. In sifting through the remnants of her husband's life and work, Ida must learn to separate truth from lies and what matters from what doesn't. Registration is required for this virtual program via Zoom.

A lifelong resident of New England, Sally Cabot Gunning has immersed herself in its history from a young age. She is the author of six critically acclaimed historically themed novels including The Widow’s War, Bound and Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father.  Her latest novel, released June 2021, is Painting the Light. Elected fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and president of The Brewster Historical Society, she has created numerous historical tours about her village.


Thursday, October 21 @ 7:00 pm - Author Mark Jasper

Mark Jasper, author of Haunted Cape Cod & the Islands, will join us via Zoom to talk about haunted Cape Cod inns, restaurants, houses, and legends. He will include some frightening tales about Chatham as well! A perfect program as we approach Halloween! This book and presentation have the power to make even the most skeptical among us vulnerable to visits by uninvited guests.  Registration is required for this virtual program via Zoom. 

Mark Jasper is the publisher and lead writer for Good Night Books. He has written more than 100 Good Night titles, many of which have achieved Amazon best-seller status, including Good Night Planes, Good Night Mermaids, and Good Night Fire Engines. He is also the author of Haunted Inns of New England and Haunted Cape Cod & the Islands. The Travel Channel and HGTV consulted with and featured Mark in two popular Halloween specials. Mark resides in Washington DC with his wife and daughter

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.