Upcoming Programs

Saturday, February 6 @ 2:00 pm - Author Thomas Wolfsonblackfish

Cape Cod Author Thomas Wolfson will be here to talk about his modestly fictionalized memoir, The Blackfish Inheritance. The Blackfish Inheritance is a sweeping bildungsroman about a man attempting to escape from the outsize influence of his father and come into his own. Leon's travails begin with a privileged upbringing in New York City's Upper East Side, marred by spectacular family feuds between his famously eccentric father, a renowned artist and writer, and his blue-blooded mother. This lyrically written creative nonfiction novel encompasses a range of intriguing themes, including elitism, the tumultuous '60s, the insurance industry, shamanism, spirituality, Carl Jung, and psychology- offering a compelling journey through human interactions to which everyone can relate.

Tuesday, February 23 & Tuesday, March 1, 7:00-8:30 pm - Ballroom Shenanigans!ooch_point_2

Teacher Brett "Ooch" Outchcunis will show ballroom beginners the basics. No talent or dancing skills necessary: you'll laugh your way onto the dance floor and have a ball! Bring your partner and swing! Come as you are, with your dancing shoes on. The shenanigans will take care of themselves! Register at the front desk.

"Sunday Afternoons at the Eldredge"

Sunday, February 28 @ 2:00 pm: Galapagos Islands galapagos

Experience the wonder and beauty of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands with Jennifer McMullen.

Sunday, March 6 @ 2:00 pm: Argentina and Peruperu

Argentina and Peru: Lands of beauty and contrast - Join Sue Simpson and Deborah Clark as they share with you their most recent adventures in South America. Their incredible journey started in Buenos Aires and Salta, Argentina and then moved onto the amazing Iguazu Falls at the border of Argentina and Brazil. Next stop was Peru where they visited Inca sites including Macchu Picchu. The adventure ended at Lake Titicaca and Lima.

Sunday, March 20 @ 2:00 pm: Indiaanjali

Bells of Change: Tracing the Story of India's Kathak Dance - Join Anjali Mitter Duva, author of the historical novel Faint Promise of Rain, on a journey to 16th century Rajasthan, India. Based on her travels to that desert region and on her study of kathak dance, a classical storytelling art that blends both Hindu and Muslim traditions and aesthetics, Anjali will speak about the history of India and the way its socio-political upheavals have been mirrored in this art form and among the populations of dancers—including Hindu temple girls, Muslim courtesans, sex workers in red light districts and artists of the Indian diaspora—who have kept the art alive and brought it to the international stage. Anjali will include a short kathak dance demo, and books will be available for sale and signing.

Thursday, May 19 @ 2:00 pm - Author Barbara Eppich Strunaold cape house

Author Barbara Eppich Struna loves to tell a good story, especially about Cape Cod’s history. Since publication in October 2013, her novel, The Old Cape House, has achieved first place in historical fiction, Royal Dragonfly Awards and three times as #1 in Amazon’s Best Selling List. Discover the back-story of why she wrote about the Legend of 18th century pirate, Sam Bellamy and his lover, Maria Hallett. In the book Struna takes all the facts that are known about the Bellamy legend and wherever there are missing pieces, she writes a new twist on the old tale. Using alternating chapters between present day and the 18th century, the author creates a modern day female protagonist who finds clues in her back yard that link her land to the pirate and then leads the reader on an exciting adventure.

Friday, June 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Historic House Signshistoric house sign

As part of History Weekend, Don Edge will be at lower level of the Library to help you research your historic home and fill out a Historic House Sign form - if your home is 100 years or older. At the close of 2015, Chatham counted throughout the town, 630 taxable properties 100 years or older. Each of these buildings is eligible for an inexpensive unique sign of three lines that summarize the building's history. It includes the first owner, the purpose and the date. (Those not eligible for the Historic House Sign can still find the history of their building/home and an architectural description. All house histories subject to availability of completed forms from the Chatham Historical Commission). This project is supported by the Chatham Historical Commission.

Ebook Classes

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Wednesdays, February 3 @ 10:15, March 2 @ 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.

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Wednesdays, February 3 @ 11:30, March 2 @ 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.