Upcoming Programs

We are offering  virtual, in-person, hybrid, and outdoor program opportunities.   See below for our scheduled programs.




Thank you to the Friends of the EPL for their continued support of our adult programing.  Some of our talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders are brought to you in partnership with the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library and the Library Speakers Consortium.  You can view these upcoming and past author programs at https://libraryc.org/eldredgelibrary.


Wednesday, June 7 @ 4:00 pm - The Fun Habit: An Author Talk with Mike Rucker, Ph.D.

The Fun Habit: How the Disciplined Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life is the ultimate guide to reap the serious benefits fun offers. Grounded in current research, accessible science, and practical recommendations, Dr. Rucker will use The Fun Habit strategies to teach you: How you can build having fun into an actionable and effortless habit; and Why doing so will help you become a healthier, more joyful, more productive person.    Registration is required.  This program will be recorded. Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here.

Dr. Mike Rucker is an organizational psychologist and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association whose work has been published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management and Nutrition Research. His ideas about fun and health have been featured in The Wall Street JournalForbesVox, Thrive Global, mindbodygreen, and more.

Monday, June 12 @ 11:00 am - Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

 Ian Ives, Director of the Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Cummaquid, will talk about the local increase in abundance of deer, coyote, fisher, turkey, bobcat and osprey and the conflicts, management measures and ethical considerations that arise as a result.  This program will take place at the Eldredge Public Library.  Registration is recommended.  Program is limited to 50, with priority going to those who have registered.

Thursday, June 15 @ 2:00 pm - An American in Provence: Author Talk with Photographer Jamie Beck

An American in Provence is a beautiful collection of exquisite portrait, scenic, and still-life photography from New York Times bestselling author and award-winning photographer Jamie Beck. Looking to slow down from her fast-paced life in New York City, Beck embarked on a one-year getaway to Provence. One year, turning into five, Beck moved to the French countryside, documenting her life as “An American in Provence.”    Registration is required.  This program will be recorded. Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here.

Equal parts art book, travel diary, memoir, and cookbook, An American in Provence transports you to the South of France. Beck shares her tips and techniques for creating incredible photos and details her transformational journey as an artist and woman. Beck also includes farm-to-table recipes she's learned along the way, including Braised Beef Stew, Spring Chicken with Herbs de Provence, Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta with Spring Asparagus, and Lemon Meringue Tart. This stunning visual journey will surely delight anyone wishing to escape reality and immerse themselves in life in Provence

Thursday, June 15 @ 5:00 pm - Wampanoag Art for the Ages

Lee Roscoe will give a presentation followed by Q & A on her new book Wampanoag Art for the Ages, Traditional and Transitional. This is the first and only book of its kind and was vetted by tribal elders. The book looks at life through the arts of this Algonquian Cape Cod tribe which greeted the first colonists. It starts in the wetu and goes on to look at pottery, wampum, clothing, adornment, matting, twining, finger weaving, painting and more with some of the foremost Wampanoag creators including: Annawon Weeden, Ramona Peters (Nosapocket), Elizabeth and Jonathan James-Perry, Julia Marden, Robert Peters, Emma Jo Mills Brennan, and Mother Bear. https://www.artistsandmusicians.org/wampanoag.  

This program is part of Chatham History Weekend, supported by the members of Historic Chatham.  See all the events and programs happening this weekend at https://www.historic-chatham.org/.  This program will take place at the Eldredge Public Library.  Registration is recommended.  The program will be limited to 60 people with priority going to those who have registered.

Long-time journalist, activist, and award winning environmentalist and playwright Lee Roscoe was privileged to have unique access to artists. Roscoe is currently a correspondent for Artscope and Provincetown magazines. She is the author of Dreaming Monomoy's Past, Walking its Present. Roscoe's plays include The Mooncusser's Tale, WOMR-FM, Impossible?, Eventide Theater; and most recently Four Plays for a Planet in Peril, a film in collaboration with Janet Murphy Robertson.

Thursday, June 22 @ 2:00 pm - Author Christopher C. Gorham

Join us at the Library to hear author Christopher Gorham talk about his latest book, The Confidante.  Deftly researched by historian Christopher Gorham, this is the first book to fully recognize Anna Rosenberg’s remarkable life and contributions to America’s success during and after World War II. It reveals her uncommon skills as a leader, her abilities to observe and connect, and her profound influence in shaping and implementing many of twentieth century America’s most significant public policies. This is the first-ever biography of FDR’s closest advisor during World War II and a woman. whose story, forgotten for too long, is extraordinary, inspiring, and uniquely American. Her life ran parallel to the front lines of history yet her influence on 20th century America, from the New Deal to the Cold War and beyond, has never before been told.   This program is limited to 60 people, registration is recommended.  Priority will goes to those who have registered.

Christopher C. Gorham (Boston, MA) is a lawyer and teacher of modern American history at Westford Academy, outside Boston. He has degrees in history from Tufts University and the University of Michigan, where he studied under legendary labor historian Sidney Fine.

Sunday, June 25 from 4:00-6:00 pm - Books in Bloom

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library are hosting Books in Bloom at the Library.  Experience and explore the EPL in a unique way viewing stunning floral interpretations of your favorite books by talented local florists. All are welcome!  Refreshments will be served.



Tuesday, June 27 @ 5:00 pm - Author Tom Verde

Each boat has a tale to tell. In a Class All Their Own: Unique and Historic Boats of New England (Globe Pequot Press, 2020) by Tom Verde recounts the colorful stories of nearly forty classic/unique New England vessels. These include the fabled history of the cat boat; the first fiberglass sailing yacht; a NY ferry boat repurposed as a houseboat; the oldest working fishing boat in Stonington, CT; racing rivalries in the Sound; the French love affair with American boat designs; and the Jazz Age era of luxury yachting, among others. In his presentation, Verde will discuss several boats featured in his book, including their classes and designers, as well as their relationships to the waters in which they sailed, raced, and cruised. This program is limited to 60 people, registration is recommended.  Priority will goes to those who have registered.

Tom Verde is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Westerly Sun and on National Public Radio. On his first solo sail, on the Charles River in Boston, he ran aground, collided with the Longfellow Bridge, and generally enjoyed himself. He lives in Pawcatuck, Connecticut.

Wednesday, June 28 @ 8:00 pm - Author Talk with Tananarive Due: Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda Contributing Author

Please join us for a chat with Tananarive Due about her newest work, The Wishing Pool and Other Stories. The second collection of stories by the author is full of her signature offerings of horror, science fiction, and suspense while confronting monsters of all kinds, including racism, the monster within, and the supernatural. Due’s prolific body of work cements the author as a leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years.

Due is an award-winning writer, educator, and producer. Her body of work includes sixteen books, including the Blood ColonyThe Living BloodThe Good HouseJoplin’s GhostDevil’s Wake, and the forthcoming The Reformatory. In addition, she is a contributing author of Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda and Black Panther: Sins of the King. .    Registration is required.  This program will be recorded. Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here

Thursday, June 29 @ 5:00 pm - Author Daphne Geanacopoulos

Author Daphne Geanacopoulos will be at the Library to talk about her latest book, The Pirate's Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd.  A dramatic and deliciously swashbuckling story of Sarah Kidd, the wife of the famous pirate Captain Kidd, charting her transformation from New York socialite to international outlaw during the Golden Age of Piracy ‍Captain Kidd was one of the most notorious pirates to ever prowl the seas. But few know that Kidd had an accomplice, a behind-the-scenes player who enabled his plundering and helped him outpace his enemies. That accomplice was his wife, Sarah Kidd, a well-to-do woman whose extraordinary life is a lesson in reinvention and resourcefulness. Marshaling in newly discovered primary-source documents from archives in London, New York and Boston, historian and journalist Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos reconstructs the extraordinary life of Sarah Kidd, uncovering a rare example of the kind of life that pirate wives lived during the Golden Age of Piracy. A compelling tale of love, treasure, motherhood and survival, this landmark work of narrative nonfiction weaves together the personal and the epic in a sweeping historical story of romance and adventure. Registration is recommended. This program is limited to 60 people, with priority given to those who register. 

Dr. Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos is a historian, journalist, and author of The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth Century Pirates’ Wives, Families and Communities. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington PostSouthern Living, Virginia Business and other outlets. She lives in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, with her husband, David.

Wednesday, July 12 @ 7:00 pm - Author Lisa See

Join New York Times bestselling author Lisa See as she talks about her new book Lady Tan’s Circle of Women, a captivating story of women helping other women. See’s latest historical novel was inspired by the true story of a woman physician from 15th-century China and is a triumphant reimagining of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today.  Registration is required for this Zoom program.

 Ms. See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. Ms. See has also written a mystery series that takes place in China. Her books have been published in 39 languages. See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.

Chatham Chat!

Chatham Chat will run the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5-6 pm. 

Chatham Chat! An English Language Conversation Class that is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their English. The Conversation Class is free and open to the public. Please call the library at 508-945-5170 or email Director Amy Andreasson if you are interested in joining the program


Ebook Classes

Ready to download eBooks and Audiobooks?

Next virtual class:   June 21 @ 11 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.