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.

 

Thursday, November 30 @ 3:00 pm - Author Naomi Alderman

Bestselling and award-winning author, Naomi Alderman will join us to talk about her new book, The Future. This new novel delivers a dazzling tour de force where a handful of friends plot a daring heist to save the world from the tech giants whose greed threatens life as we know it.  By turns thrilling, hilarious, tender, and always piercingly brilliant, The Future unfolds at a breakneck speed, highlighting how power corrupts the few who have it and what it means to stand up to them. The future is coming. The Future is here. What are you waiting for? Register now! Registration is required for this virtual program.

Tuesday, December 5 @ 7:00 pm - Author Victoria Aveyard

Join us as the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen and Realm Breaker series, Victoria Aveyard, chats with us about YA fantasy fiction, world-building, and her incredible body of work!   In the bestselling series Realm Breaker, a strange darkness grows in Allward even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it in her small town at the edge of the sea. The long lost heir to an ancient lineage, it’s not until Corayne meets a rag-tag group of companions that she learns how to wield the magic slumbering in her blood—and how together they might stop what’s coming.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, and you can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.com.

Thursday, December 7 @ 5:00 pm - Musician Matt York - Holiday Songs

He's Back! Longtime New England musician Matt York, who has performed at the Eldredge with songs of The Highwaymen and Johnny Cash, will be performing "Songs and Stories - Holiday Songs". The songs will run the gamut from songs that have been around for hundreds of years to more modern Christmas and holiday classics. People are encouraged to sing along if they’d like. The concert is both an hour of stories about the origins of these songs and also performances of them. Registration is recommended.

 

Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 -3:00 pm - Holiday Carolers

As you stroll down Main Street during Chatham's Christmas by the Sea Stroll, stop by the Library to enjoy the festive holiday music performed by the Cape Cod Carolers.

 

 

Tuesday, December 12 @ 2:00 pm - Author Stephanie Land

You’re invited to an afternoon chat with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks to us about her new memoir, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education. Registration required for this virtual program.

When Stephanie Land set out to write her first book, a memoir titled Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was later adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix’s fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie’s escape from poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream. 

In Class, Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn, including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, and navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn’t understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line—Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties.

Wednesday, December 13 @ 2:00 pm - Author Matt Fitzpatrick

Matt Fitzpatrick, author of The Justin McGee Trilogy, brings you his latest mystery novel, Forsythia's Ride. Registration is recommended.

"After a usual night of heavy drinking, Forsythia finds herself at her best friend’s door step begging for help after she stole her aristocratic boss' briefcase out of frustration. Fear of prosecution forces Fory to seek refuge at the home of an aging, eccentric aunt in the idyllic seaside community of Chatham, Massachusetts. While grateful for taking her in, Fory soon realizes that her reclusive aunt holds many of the same secrets as her father. Chatham also has another new resident with a secret. Stories change on Cape Cod with each tide, but Anna Mobley has information on a decades old myth that is coming to fruition.”

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, December 14 @ 5:00 pm - Cape Cod: A Beautiful Place to Visit and Photograph

Cape Cod is a beautiful and historic place to visit. It is also filled with incredible places to capture in photographs. 12th generation Cape Codder and author Christopher Setterlund will share some of the spectacular spots to see on the Cape as well as some tips on how to capture the perfect photos of these places for your own collection. Registration is recommended.
 
Christopher Setterlund is a 12th Generation Cape Codder and a 9x published author. His previous books have included travel guides for Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard, as well as looks at Cape Cod's historic restaurants, nightlife, and lodging establishments. He also recently published Searching for the Lady of the Dunes, a true crime book based on the infamous Cape Cod murder. He also hosts the In My Footsteps Podcast.

Tuesday, January 9 @ 7:00 pm - The Spark Joy Lifestyle - KonMari Method

Please join us for a virtual library collaboration to ring in the New Year and tackle one of the top resolutions - organize and declutter!  Certified KonMari Consultant, Kerry Adams, will lead us through a presentation on what the KonMari Method is and how to successfully implement the method into your life. Grab a notebook and join us from the comfort of your own home.

The KonMari Method of organizing was developed by Marie Kondo, world acclaimed Japanese organizer and author of the best selling books, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, and “Spark Joy”, as well as star of the Netflix series, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”. Rather than discarding things in a negative way, it’s about keeping the things that you love, the things that support your vision for the lifestyle you want. You’ll learn to focus your intention, discover what supports your goals, and respectfully leave behind the things that don’t. It’s simple and life-changing. KonMari teaches that if you properly simplify and organize your home you’ll never have to do it again. Tidying is a special event, not a daily chore, leaving you the time and space to do more of what you love. Registration is required for this virtual event.

This event is made possible in partnership with Centerville Public Library, Chilmark Free Library, Yarmouth Port Library, Vineyard Haven Public Library, Falmouth Public Library, and Provincetown Public Library.

Wednesday, January 17 @ 2:00 pm - What's so Funny about Aging: Challenging Perspectives on Aging

Aging: are you ready for it? If we’re lucky, it’s happening to all of us. How do we view this? Is it a topic to be denied, ignored, belittled, or avoided? Enjoyment and laughing our way through our senior years makes the process easier and improves our health! Join us with Amanda Murphy, RN, HNC, as we laugh our way through the aging process together, nurturing our cardiovascular, immune, and musculoskeletal systems as well as our emotional and spiritual selves. Bring your funny bones and your sense of humor! We’ll explore the negative images of aging – “ageism” often presented in the media contrasted with the value (and humor!) of aging. Registration is recommended.  Seating is limited to 60

In addition to her RN nursing credentials, Amanda Murphy is certified as a Health Coach and Educator, Stress Management Instructor, Aromatherapist, and Prepare-for Surgery, Heal Faster Instructor. She is also a national board-certified Holistic Nurse. 

Chatham Chat!

Chatham Chat will run the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5-6 pm. (Classes will resume Dec 14)

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:   TBD

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.