Upcoming Programs

Thursday, January 30 from 1:00-3:00 pm - U.S. Census Recruiting Event

The U S Census Bureau is seeking a large number of applicants to fill the many job positions available with the 2020 Census here on Cape Cod. These jobs are temporary part-time positions with flexible hours. The pay rate is hourly at $22.00 per hour.  Mileage expenses are also eligible for reimbursement. Veterans are encouraged to apply. A recruiting assistant from the U S Census will be on-site on January 30th to answer questions about the positions and to help with completing the on-line application.  What is the U.S. Census?  What this video.  Fore more information about becoming a U.S. Census taker  - watch this video.

 

Monday, February 3 @ 10:30 am - US Census Q & A Session with Jose Da Cunha

U.S. Census Q & A Session - Jose Da Cunha from the US Census Bureau will be here on Feb 3 (morning program) and Feb 13 (evening program) with information for Chatham residents.  Find out what to expect, how you will be contacted, how you can respond and more.  This is your opportunity to ask census related questions.  Every person living in the US needs to be counted.  Your privacy will be protected.  The census information that's collected impacts federal funding, representation in our US Government, local grants and community initiatives.  It is mandated by the US Constitution! What is the U.S. Census?  What this video

 

Thursday, February 6 @ 3:00 pm - A Traveler's View of Iran

Chatham residents Margaret and Mike Tompsett visited Iran for 2.5 weeks this past year with a tour group from Cambridge University led by a Professor of Archaeology and an Iranian guide.  They traveled to several cities including Shiraz, Isfahan, Tehran, Tabriz and many destinations in between.  Join us February 6 as Margaret gives a slide show presentation about their amazing travels in this beautiful country.

 

 

Monday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm - Movie Monday: An Affair to Remember

Join us for a Movie Monday afternoon!  We will be watching An Affair to Remember starring Carey Grant and Deborah Kerr. Just in time for Valentine's Day!  Everyone welcome

 

 

 

Monday, February 13 @ 6:30 pm - US Census Q & A Session with Jose Da Cunha

U.S. Census Q & A Session - Jose Da Cunha from the US Census Bureau will be here on Feb 3 (morning program) and Feb 13 (evening program) with information for Chatham residents.  Find out what to expect, how you will be contacted, how you can respond and more.  This is your opportunity to ask census related questions.  Every person living in the US needs to be counted.  Your privacy will be protected.  The census information that's collected impacts federal funding, representation in our US Government, local grants and community initiatives.  It is mandated by the US Constitution! What is the U.S. Census?  What this video.

 

Sunday, March 1 @ 2:00 pm - Jeopardy at the Library

It's back!  This fun, interactive EPL event is back for its sixth year!  We are looking for 8 teams of 2 adults.  There is a $25 registration fee (since this is a Library Fun-raiser!) Registrations forms are available here and at the Front Desk.  If you don't want to participate on a team, we encourage all ages to come and watch the fun.  It's a great community event.  Sign up today!

 

Saturday, March 14 @ 11:00 am - The Backyard Garden: It’s a Jungle Out There…with Larry Dapsis

Larry Dapsis, Entomologist with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension will give an overview of what you should include in your pest management tool box for your summer garden.  He will talk about popular    vegetables and small fruits of Cape Cod gardeners and the how to manage the principal insect pests. This program will also include an introduction to the “good bugs,” both predators and parasites.

 

Saturday, March 21 @ 10:30 am - The Contemporary Sonnet with John Bonanni

What makes a sonnet a sonnet? A rhyme scheme? A number of lines? Love? Meter? Petrarch and Shakespeare might be dead, but their legacy lives on. In this workshop, examine the sonnet from its historical lens into its present, contemporary one. Unpack a variety of sonnets across time periods, with a primary focus on the way the sonnet operates today. Finally, generate drafts of your own sonnet. Come with your pen and notebook, your best reader’s eye, but most importantly, with an open mind.  This program is limited to 14 people.  Registration required.

A Pushcart and Best New Poets nominee, John Bonanni serves as founding editor for the Cape Cod Poetry Review. He is the recipient of a scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, grants from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and a residency from AS220 in Providence, RI. His poems have appeared in CutBank, North American Review, Verse Daily, Seattle Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hobart, Washington Square Review, and Prairie Schooner, and his literary criticism has appeared in Rain Taxi, Tupelo Quarterly, and Kenyon Review.

Thursday, April 2 @ 7:00 pm - Beneath the Surface with Owen Nichols from the Center for Coastal Studies

Beneath the Surface: Studying the Ocean with Underwater Imaging Systems and Remotely Operated Vehicles.  Owen Nichols of the Center for Coastal Studies will talk about the kinds of things we can learn by using underwater cameras, sonars, and vehicles to gather images of life under the ocean's surface.

Owen Nichols is Director of Marine Fisheries Research at the Center for Coastal Studies, where he conducts research in collaboration with Cape Cod fishermen and shellfish farmers. His primary interests include distributional ecology, fisheries oceanography, marine mammal/fishery interactions, and ecosystem-based fishery management. Owen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology, a guest investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the Shoals Marine Laboratory.

 

Chatham Chat!

Chatham Chat! An English Language Conversation Class runs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm, year round. This class is designed to provide an opportunity for people to practice and improve their English. The Conversation Class if free and open to the public. Please call the library at 508-945-5170 to register.

Ebook Classes

Ready to download eBooks and Audiobooks?

Next class: January 22 @ 11:00 am

Learn to download free library eBooks and Audiobooks to your device and get tips for searching the Clams digital library site using the new Libby app.  Registration is required. Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.  *Libby app is currently compatible with smart phones and tablets.   EBooks can be download on another device (phone, ipad, etc) and transferred to Kindle devices.