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05/17/2021 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 opens Monday, April 26.

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

Sponsored by Friends of the Library of the Chathams

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05/18/2021 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 opens on Monday, April 26.

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

Sponsored by Friends of the Library of the Chathams

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05/18/2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Michelangelo and Bernini: The Design and Decoration of the New St. Peter's Basilica, Part II

Michelangelo and Bernini: The Design and Decoration of the New St. Peter's Basilica, Part II

Margaret Kuntz, Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art History Department at Drew University, will present her second lecture of a series on the decoration of St. Peter’s Basilica.  Now at the final completion of construction, we will look at the first decorations for the interior and how they reflected the artistic goals of Pope Urban VII Barberini.  In addition, we will discover the role Gian Lorenzo Bernini played as lead architect and artistic director of the interior decorations, the tangible manifestation of Urban’s legacy.  Please join us for a virtual presentation on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 pm.  It is requested that you sign up online.  A Zoom link to join the lecture will be emailed to all attendees before the event takes place.

There will be a fee of $8 to attend.  If you are unable to pay the fee, please send an email to events@chathamlibrary.org and the fee will be waived.

To pay for the lecture, click here.  When you receive a confirmation of payment from PayPal, please forward it to events@chathamlibrary.org

 

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05/19/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Talk on Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood with Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Ph.D

Book Talk on Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood with Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Ph.D

Chatham resident, Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco is a clinical psychologist and writer who specializes in helping mothers cope through the challenging days of parenthood, especially in times like these.  She will speak about her new book, Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood on Wednesday, May 19 at 7 pm.  Please join us for an enlightening virtual discussion with Dr. DiMarco.

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05/20/2021 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Yoga Storytime with Miss C

Yoga Storytime with Miss C

For preschoolers and their caregivers

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

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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05/20/2021 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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05/24/2021 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, 11, 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 opens Monday, April 26.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of the Chathams

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05/24/2021 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 opens Monday, April 26.

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

Sponsored by Friends of the Library of the Chathams

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