Your heart is calling you to be your fullest expression - calling you to be Me, Finally. During this event, Dr. Mitch Tishler will discuss how his recently released book Me, Finally: Navigating Life with an Open Heart supports us to develop simple skills for living life with greater ease. Me, Finally is based upon Seeing with Heart - a paradigm-shifting journey for cultivating inner peace, awakening the love of self, and living beyond fear - which Mitch as been sharing since 2000. Mitch will also weave the deeply moving sounds of the harmonium - a hand pumped organ commonly found in traditional Indian music - into the experience.
Friends of the Eldredge Public Library will host their 2nd Books in Bloom event at the Library (564 Main Street). Have a blooming good time and help our library blossom while you stroll through our garden of readin' featuring professional floral arrangements plus original art by Chatham Elementary School students. Local professional florists are donating flower arrangements that will be available to purchase at a silent auction held on the lower level of the library.
Wonderful appetizers and a cash bar will be available throughout the library. A $10 donation is suggested and tickets can be purchased at the Library Circulation Desk or at the door on the evening of the 12th.
Everyone is invited to the FEPL Annual Meeting which will take place in the lower level of the Library. The meeting will feature Bob Prescott, Director of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary who will present "Spring Shorebirds of Cape Cod." The program will focus on the birds that nest on the beaches and coast of the outer Cape and Chatham in particular. He'll talk about oystercatchers, red knots, horseshoe crabs and ospreys. Bob will include the natural history of coastal birds, their migration, and how important our corner of Cape Cod is to them. Refreshments will be served @ 3:30, "Spring Shorebirds of Cape Cod" @ 4:00 pm, followed by the Annual Business Meeting.
Going online doesn't have to mean compromising privacy and security. Join Alison Macrina of Library Freedom Project to learn the basics of keeping your data a little safer. Alison will cover some of the threats to privacy that exist in the online sphere, as well as tools that can help -- password management, safer browsing, blocking web trackers, and using encryption.
Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, and the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy rights and law, and privacy-protecting technology tools to help safeguard digital freedoms.
Join native son Todd Kelley for a discussion sharing the substance of Chatham's oral tradition. Learn about the lifesaving stations, lightships, lighthouses and more importantly the surfmen who personified an unparalleled conviction to community beyond self. They were the predecessors that set the bench mark for the heralded Pendleton rescue. Intertwined In this story will be a visual tour around town to witness the Chatham of old in comparison to modern day.
Photo: A U.S. Life-Saving Station crew pulls a Monomoy surf boat on it's beach trailer.
U.S. Coast Guard photo.
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.
Chatham resident Tom Baldwin will be here to talk about his father's memoir Was There Such a Thing in the World's Great War as The Lost Battalion. Tom's father, Battalion Sergeant-Major Walter J. Baldwin, fought in World War I in the 77th Division with a small group of men that came to be known as "The Lost Battalion." Tom will present an overview of the memoir that chronicles the 6 days and nights that the 77th Division was surrounded in the Argonne Forest in France in 1918.
Wednesdays, June 1 @ 10:15, July 6 @ 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.
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.
Wednesdays, June 1 @ 11:30, July 20 @ 10:15
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.