Adult Continuing Ed Program
Chatham Adult Lifeworks Learning (CALL)
Introducing our new continuing education program for adults. Courses will be offered in art, music, history, and current events; all courses taught by subject specialists and local college faculty. In order to ensure the highest quality presenters, the Friends of the Library will collect a fee of $40 for each 4 week session. Stop in or CALL us for more information!
Monsters, Gangsters, and the Great Depression in Film
Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 11 am
Using classic gangster and monster films from the 1930s, this course will include the historical realities that influenced modern gangster and monster films; the place of gangster and monster films in the history of film, including the issues of censorship and the movie production code; gangster and monster films as specific genres, their relationship to other genres of the period including film noire, and the depictions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, urbanism, and morality. Lastly, we will discuss how and why these two genres remain influential in the present. Drew University Associate Professor of History Wyatt Evans will present this four-part series of lectures. Click here for more information.
The Global Cold War
Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 1 pm
The Cold War originated immediately following World War II and soon enveloped the globe. What began as a set of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union over Germany and Eastern Europe soon spread around the entire globe. Within a couple of years after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union were jockeying for position, influence, and control in places across the modern Middle East, East Asia, and even Latin America. Dr. James M. Carter, Department Chair of History at Drew University, will present this four-part series of lectures. Click here for more information.