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07/17/2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

College Essay Writing Workshop with Alisha Davlin

For students entering Grade 12

Grade 11 students will be accepted if space permits

Attendance at all 3 classes required

Limit: 12 students       Registration closed

Objective: Brainstorm, draft, and complete the Common Application Personal Statement

As a former outside undergraduate admissions essay reader, Ms. Davlin knows what makes for a competitive college essay and the common pitfalls most applicants make. You want the reader to connect with your voice, to know you, and most importantly – to remember you.  This course offers you the chance to improve your essay writing skills so you can stand out from the crowd.

Registration is limited to Chatham residents only. Residents of other towns may participate if space permits.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

 

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07/18/2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teen Advisory Group: Harry Potter Escape Room Planning

Grades 6 to 12

Earn a volunteer hour while planning the Harry Potter Escape Room that will take place in September! You will plan the back story and possible hiding places for clues, as well as design and make any props that will be needed. Sign-ups available online or by calling 973-635-0603.

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07/19/2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teen Painting Night: Sunset on the Beach

Ages 13 & Up

Limit: 10 students

Registration required

Following the guidance of art teacher Erica Pizza, learn to use acrylic paint on canvas to create a beautiful sunset scene with a lighthouse on the horizon. Bring your creativity and willingness to learn. All other materials will be provided for you to create your masterpiece! Ms. Pizza is am art teacher who specializes in painting, ceramics, and portfolio preparation for students.

To sign up, call the library at 973-635-0603, stop in the Children’s Room, or  sign up online right here

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

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07/20/2018
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Arcade Weekend

This great event is for all gamers out there – teenagers, children and their parents, whole families. There will be many systems set up to play, from the original Atari, Nintendo, and Sega consoles to newer systems like the Wii U. Stop by on Friday, July 20 between 3 and 5:30 pm and/or Saturday, July 21 from 9:30 am to 4 pm.

In Memory of Alexander Butta

 

Library of The Chathams Rules of Conduct policy prohibits leaving a child under the age of ten years unattended in the building. Click here for full policy text.

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07/21/2018
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Arcade Weekend

This great event is for all gamers out there – teenagers, children and their parents, whole families. There will be many systems set up to play, from the original Atari, Nintendo, and Sega consoles to newer systems like the Wii U. Stop by on Friday, July 20 between 3 and 5:30 pm and/or Saturday, July 21 from 9:30 am to 4 pm.

In Memory of Alexander Butta

 

Library of The Chathams Rules of Conduct policy prohibits leaving a child under the age of ten years unattended in the building. Click here for full policy text.

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07/21/2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament – Ages 11 & Up

Compete in this Wii U tournament on our big screen during Arcade Weekend – Saturday, July 21 at 2 pm!  Depending on the number of people who register for the tournament, there will be either group battles or 1v1 single‑elimination battles.  Battle for 1st and 2nd will be best 2 out of 3 rounds.

Registration is required – click here to sign up!

Limited to 16 participants.

Prizes will be awarded – $25 GameStop gift card for 1st place and $15 GameStop gift card for 2nd place.

**Note: You may bring your own controller.  No Amiibos.  To secure your spot in the tournament, please arrive by 1:45 pm to check in.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

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07/22/2018
12:00 AM

Library Closed

We are closed on Sundays through the summer.

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07/23/2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Rock Painting for Teens

Grades 6 to 12

Limit: 15 teens

Registration required

Paint a rock with an inspirational message or to look like your favorite animal. We will provide all the materials, just bring your creativity!

To sign up, call the library at 973-635-0603, stop in the Children’s Room, or  sign up online right here

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07/24/2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

College Essay Writing Workshop with Alisha Davlin

For students entering Grade 12

Grade 11 students will be accepted if space permits

Attendance at all 3 classes required

Limit: 12 students       Registration closed

Objective: Brainstorm, draft, and complete the Common Application Personal Statement

As a former outside undergraduate admissions essay reader, Ms. Davlin knows what makes for a competitive college essay and the common pitfalls most applicants make. You want the reader to connect with your voice, to know you, and most importantly – to remember you.  This course offers you the chance to improve your essay writing skills so you can stand out from the crowd.

Registration is limited to Chatham residents only. Residents of other towns may participate if space permits.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

 

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07/26/2018
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Cinema214: Ready Player One (PG-13, 140min)

Rated PG-13 and runs 140 minutes. In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.  Join us Thursday, July 25 at 7 pm for this nostalgic thrill ride!

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

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