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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!


20th Century Comedians

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 11 am

Larry Wolfert, an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University, will present a four-part series of lectures on comedians of the 20th century.  Featured comedians will include Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen, Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Lucille Ball, Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, and Carol Burnett.  The series will progress to the comedic duos of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Stiller and Meara, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi.

A $40 fee for this series is required payable to Friends of the Library by June 1.  Click here for more information.


The History of Mystery

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 1 pm

Four authors from Mystery Writers of America will discuss the development of the mystery genre from its origins in the works of Edgar Allan Poe, early English mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes stories to American detective fiction authors such as Hammett and Chandler.


June 6             Peggy Ehrhart on Edgar Allan Poe

June 13           Jeff Markowitz on Anna Katharine Green, the nearly forgotten mother of American mystery

June 20           Lyndsay Faye on Sherlock Holmes

June 27           Dave White on the Hardboiled School of Crime Fiction in the U.S.

A $40 fee for this series is required payable to Friends of the Library by June 1.  Click here for more information.

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