Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, July 27 @ 10:30 am - Author David Boyerwe can hear you

We Can Hear You On The Hill tells the story of the Chatham Town Band, which was formed in 1931 as the American Legion Band. It's members over the past 85 years have taken many interesting and distinguished paths. This local band, which has been playing continuously since 1931, except for a short hiatus during WWII, draws a crowd of 3000-5000 at each Friday night summer concert.

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Friday, July 29 @ 2:00 pm - Introduction to Mindfulnessmindfulness

Introduction to Mindfulness for Adults - Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Calmer Choice Instructor Caroline McCutcheon and Director Fiona Jensen will introduce us to the basics: the practices and the thought behind them, and the benefits that practicing mindfulness can bring to you.

Saturday, August 6 @ 3:00 pm - Author LeRoy Andersonjoie de vivre

LeRoy Anderson chronicles the Anderson Family, Post Bellum (Civil War) Scandinavian settlers to America in his memoir Joie de Vivre: a Love Story. They were the author's grandparents and triggered this interesting story of the three following generations over a span of 150 years. The story is compelling, forthright and indeed, quite readable and witty. Grandpa Olander leads the parade of memorable family. His seven offspring included Navy Chaplain, Captain Paul, an exuberant fellow who charted new paths around the world aboard the SS Boise during WWII and emulated St. Paul in his post-war missionary work in Greece and Turkey.

Tuesday, August 23 @ 7:00 pm - Mass Audubon Presents: Coming to a Suburb mass audubonNear You

"Coming to a Suburb Near You" with Ian Ives from Mass Audubon. The Cape’s forests, fields and neighborhoods are alive with an ever increasing number of wildlife that were once thought to be rare or in decline. Some wildlife has become a nuisance or even a threat to our lifestyles. We will explore the local increase in abundance of deer, coyote, fisher, turkey, bobcat and osprey and the conflicts, management measures and ethical considerations that arise as a result

 

Thursday, August 25 @ 3:00 pm - Author Capt. Bob Rydervoyagesfromchatham

In Voyages From Chatham: A Memoir, local fisherman and author Bob Ryder takes us through a life lived on the water, as a child, a teenager, a husband and father. He shares it all: the successes, the failures, the bitter, the sweet, and the lessons learned along the way. From Chatham to Nova Scotia to the Panama Canal, to California and back again, Ryder encountered sharks, fire, sinkings and hypothermia, as well as record catches, pet-able whales, moonlight miracles and a solar eclipse. Through it all, one constant prevailed: the incredible camaraderie shared by men who give their lives, and their hearts, to the sea.

Ebook Classes

Kindle Reader Ebook Demo paperwhite

Wednesdays August 3 @ 10:15, September 7 @ 10:15 Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your Kindle and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your Kindle, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required. Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.

Kindle Fire Ebook Demo

By appointment Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your Kindle Fire and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your Kindle Fire, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required. Call the library at 508-945-5170.

iPad Ebook Demoipad image

Wednesdays August 10 @ 10:15, September 7 @ 11:30

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your iPad and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your iPad, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required. Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.