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05/10/2021 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Chess for Kids Group 1

Chess for Kids Group 1

Chess Expert Sean Finn will teach this class virtually via Zoom.  Students will learn game strategy, basic checkmates, new tactical patterns, and the best questions to ask themselves when evaluating a position and creating a plan.  Using a combination of the best online chess platforms available, classes will include puzzle solving, game analysis and of course a chance to play.  Dates:  Mondays, May 10, 17, 24; June 7, 14, 21, 2021 (no class on May 31).

Group 1 is for players who know how pieces move.  Suggested ages: 6 to 8.  Limit: 12 students

Sign up only if you can attend all 6 classes.

Registration required.  Sign up here.

Due to high demand, registration is limited to Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents only.

Sponsored by the Marlee and Carl Frahn Fund for the Library of the Chathams of the Community Foundation of NJ

 

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05/10/2021 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Chess for Kids Group 2

Chess for Kids Group 2

Chess Expert Sean Finn will teach this class virtually via Zoom.   Students will learn game strategy, basic checkmates, new tactical patterns, and the best questions to ask themselves when evaluating a position and creating a plan.  Using a combination of the best online chess platforms available, classes will include puzzle solving, game analysis and of course a chance to play. Dates:  Mondays, May 10, 17, 24; June 7, 14, 21, 2021 (no class on May 31).

Group 2 is for players who can finish a game with checkmate.  Suggested ages: 8 and up.   Limit: 16 students.

Sign up only if you can attend all 6 classes.

Registration required.  Sign up here.

Due to high demand, registration is limited to Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents only.

Sponsored by the Marlee and Carl Frahn Fund for the Library of the Chathams of the Community Foundation of NJ

 

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05/11/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ESL

ESL

English as a Second Language:  Tuesdays, May 11 – June 29

Intermediate  2:00 pm

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05/11/2021 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Chess for Kids Group 3

Chess for Kids Group 3

Chess Expert Sean Finn will teach this class virtually via Zoom.   Students will learn game strategy, new tactical patterns, and the best questions to ask themselves when evaluating a position and creating a plan.  Using a combination of the best online chess platforms available, classes will include puzzle solving, game analysis and of course a chance to play. Dates:  Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25; June 8, 15, 22, 2021 (no class on June 1).

Group 3 is for players who have previously taken Group 2 or other similar classes.  Suggested ages: 8 & Up.   Limit: 16 students.

Sign up only if you can attend all 6 classes.

Registration required.  Sign up here.

Due to high demand, registration is limited to Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents only.

Sponsored by the Marlee and Carl Frahn Fund for the Library of the Chathams of the Community Foundation of NJ

 

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05/11/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Healthy Cooking for Teens: Eggy Bites & Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Cooking for Teens: Eggy Bites & Breakfast Cookies

Many teens want to eat healthy or learn about nutrition, but don’t know where to start.  For this project, Chatham 8th Grader Josie Ivancich, working on her Girl Scout Silver Award in Health and Nutrition, teamed up with Nutrition Specialist Lauren Leonard, CNS.  In each class, we will first hear from Ms. Leonard and then get to cook the meal together with Josie.  You will learn new life skills of prepping and cooking food – and then enjoy a delicious meal with your family!

The program will be held virtually on Zoom.  We will email you the Zoom link before the class.  Grades 6 to 8, limit 30 students

You will need to have the ingredients for today’s recipe.  Click here to see the list

In Class 5 we will make Eggy Bites and Breakfast Cookies.  Registration required – sign up for Class 5 here or call the library at 973-635-0603.

Why not sign up for all of the classes?  You can learn more cooking techniques, more recipes, try different things, and you will also learn more about healthy eating!  Each class requires separate registration.

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05/13/2021 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Music with Carolyn Dempsey

Music with Carolyn Dempsey

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Move, shake, dance and sing to Carolyn’s guitar music.

This is a virtual program.  The link will be posted before the program.

You can enjoy this program any time after the original release time.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

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05/13/2021 11:00 AM
ESL: 11, 12:30, 2, 6

ESL: 11, 12:30, 2, 6

English as a Second Language:  Thursdays, May 13 – July 1

Beginners  11:00 am                         Intermediate  12:30 pm

Advanced  2:00 pm                           Beginners+  6:00 pm

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05/13/2021 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
American Sign Language for Beginners

American Sign Language for Beginners

A live sign language instructor from SIGNING Basics will teach you how to sign basic phrases.  You will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.  Your virtual sign language course will include:

  • ASL Manual Alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Days of the Week
  • Foods and Snacks
  • ASL Negations and Affirmations
  • Basic ASL Sentence Structure – you will learn to bring together the signs you learned during the class.

This course is taught in four 45-minute classes on Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27.  It includes class handouts and supporting videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class.  Homework will be given and is essential to your success in this class.  While the course is designed for adults, teenagers aged 15 and up may also sign up.

Class size is limited to 20 students.  Registration is required – register only if you can attend all 4 classes.  You can sign up by calling the library at 973-635-0603 or online right here.  Registered students will receive the Zoom link before the first class.

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