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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pruning or Ruining?—Rutgers Master Gardener Lecture

Master Gardener, Gail Di Domenico will discuss the basics of what, why, when, and how to prune your trees and shrubs, what tools to use and their care and when to consult with a professional. Learn how to shear hedges, deadhead flowering shrubs, and perennials; how and when to pinch back and cut down your herbaceous perennials. Learn the techniques to keep your plants healthy, vigorous, and beautiful.  Please join us Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm.   You may    sign up online or call the library at 973-635-0603.


2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Art of Cinema

The library will present the film A Place in the Sun (1951) NR, 122 min. starring Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, and Shelley Winters on Sunday, March 29 at 2:30 pm.  Based on the Theodore Dreiser novel,  An American Tragedy, the film tells the story of a young working class man who is involved with two women, one who works in his wealthy uncle’s factory, and the other a beautiful socialite.



10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be held on Wednesdays, February 5 to April 15 from 10 am to 2 pm. Appointments for this free service are required and may be made in person or by calling the library at 973-635-0603.

Please bring these items with you:

  • Financial records from 2019
  • Copies of your 2018 Federal and State tax returns
  • All printed and blank forms from the Internal Revenue Service
  • Your photo ID
  • Proof of Social Security Number for you and all dependents
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Mahjong Open Play

Players of all abilities are welcome for an afternoon of Mahjong.  We have 4 sets available at the library.  If needed, we may ask you to bring your own.  Registration required for each date that you are coming to play.  Register at the library, by calling 973-635-0603, or online here.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gen Y and Other Job Seekers Networking Group

Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults and others interested in job search, networking, and career development.  Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, April 1 and 15 at 7 pm, and all are welcome to attend.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Blood Pressure Screening

Blood pressure screening will be held here on Thursday, April 2 from 11 am to 12 pm.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ESL - English as a Second Language

For those wanting to improve their English language skills, this series of classes spans 8 weeks from April 2 through May 21.  The program will be conducted by Language Education and Resource Network (LEARN) and volunteer tutors.  Students will be divided into small groups by skill level.  The program is free – all you need is a commitment to learn!  Register online, in person, or call 973-635-0603.

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

A Conversation with Representative Mikie Sherrill

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill represents New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.  She sits on the House Armed Services Committee as well as the Science, Space, and Technology Committee where she is the Chairwoman of the Environment Subcommittee.  Congresswoman Sherrill spent almost 10 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, flying missions throughout Europe and the Middle East.  She also served as a Russian policy officer, working on the implementation of our nuclear treaty obligations and overseeing the relationship between the U.S. Navy and Russian Federation Navy.  After leaving the Navy in 2003, Congresswoman Sherrill worked to keep our communities safe, prosecuting federal cases and advising law enforcement on investigations as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.  She will speak here on Thursday, April 2 at 6:15 pm.  Pre-registration is requested to attend this event, and you may sign up online or call the library at 973-635-0603.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meditation Classes with Jean Leigh

Jean Leigh, a meditation teacher from Morristown, will present guided meditation classes.  Benefits of meditation include relief from stress, enhancement of focus, increased memory, and a sense of peace.  Please join us Saturdays, April 4, 11. 18 and 25 at 10 am.  You may sign up online or call the library at 973-635-0603.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Drew Art Show

Members of the Drew Art Association will hold a Fabulous Fakes show featuring their own interpretations of paintings by famous artists. A reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Library of the Chathams, will be held on Sunday, April 5 from 2:15 to 4 pm.  All are welcome to attend.  The show may also be viewed during regular library hours through Friday, April 24.

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