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11/30/2020 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7.

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 Ann L. Buesing Children’s Fund for the Library of
the Chathams of the Community Foundation of NJ

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11/30/2020 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7.

Group 2 is for players who can finish a game with checkmate.  Suggested ages: 8 and up.   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 Ann L. Buesing Children’s Fund for the Library of
the Chathams of the Community Foundation of NJ

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11/30/2020 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Library Update with Assistant Director Galina Natenzon

Assistant Director Galina Natenzon will talk about the status of the library and its plans for reopening.  You are welcome to bring your questions, which she will answer in this live virtual meeting.

We will also talk about the status of the annual Book Sale.  Friends of the Library officers and co-chairs of the Book Sale Debbie Fabian and Maureen Kelly will lead this discussion.

Click here to join:    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86877612340  password 56897

Or phone:  +16465588656  Meeting ID: 868 7761 2340  password 56897

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12/01/2020 10:30 AM

Author Visit: Becky Gibby

Local author Becky Gibby will read her book I Walk My Dog Around the Town, a sequel to I Walked My Dog Around the Pond, which she read during her previous visit at the library.  And yes, the dog will join us again!

Becky Gibby wrote her first play at the age of 12.  Thus began a lifetime of creating dramatic works for various age groups.  She has crafted many stage adaptations for primary and secondary students, written song lyrics for school productions and most recently, written plays for senior actors.  She spent years directing school musicals and amateur theatre.

Her writings also include a young adult historical novel, Forged in Philadelphia.  Becky’s books are available in Chatham at Jabberwocky and The Purple Aardwark as well as online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Becky received her BS in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Theological Studies from Drew University.

For preschoolers and their caregivers.

Click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83573054345

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12/01/2020 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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, November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 1, 8.

Group 3 is for players who have previously taken Group 2 or other similar classes.  Suggested ages: 8 & Up.   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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12/02/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Library Book Group: Harlan Coben

Join librarian Mary Kennedy for a virtual meeting of the library’s book group.  For our December discussion we will explore the somewhat local author Harlan Coben’s many titles, including his series characters and his standalone titles.

We will also talk about favorite books of the year and narrow our choices for the 2021 season.

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83408213026

Or join by phone:  646-558-8656              Meeting ID: 834 0821 3026

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12/02/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crafts with Ms. Stephanie: Giant Holiday Light Suncatchers

Ages 5 & Up          Limit: 12 children

Registration is required.  Sign up by calling 973-635-0603 or online right here.

Join Ms. Stephanie for a fun craft you can make right at home!  This program will be conducted online via Zoom.  Before the program, participants will receive a Zoom link and instructions on how to pick up a supply kit using the library’s Takeout service.  Crafts can get a little messy, and parents’ supervision and help is required for this program.

On December 2, we will be making Giant Holiday Light Suncatchers. For this craft, you will need to supply a black permanent marker, scissors and tape. The rest will be provided to you in the supply kit.

Funding for the supplies is provided by the Marlee and Carl Frahn Fund for the Library of the Chathams of the Community Foundation of NJ

 

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12/03/2020 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Yoga Storytime with Miss C

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Join Miss C for fun yoga poses, a story, songs, and puppets!

The link will be posted before the program.

You can enjoy the program any time after the initial release time.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

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