Upcoming Programs  

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Library  doors are  closed to the public until further notice.   Although we've had to cancel some of our in-library programming, we are offering  many Virtual Program opportunities and online resources.    See below for some of our virtual programs and future in-house programming.




Wednesday, July 15 at 10:30 am - Feasting From Your Pantry *Virtual Program*

Registration required for this class:  Click Here   Following registration, you will receive a one-time login/password for the class. Registrants DO NOT need a Zoom account nor do they need to create an account.

  • Joining via computer: A registrant can simply click on the link provided in the confirmation email.
  • Joining via smartphone or tablet: A registrant may need to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings application. The application is free and does not require that they create an account.

​Whether you are a seasoned cook or complete novice, creating a meal from what you've got on hand is always a challenge. We’ve all stocked our pantries as best we could, and are now trying to figure out how to pull it all together to make an easy, healthy, and delicious meal. Join Liz for this fun and tasty class. Liz will share her pantry basics and inspire you to be creative with what you've got. Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate 2 pantry recipes anyone can cook at home. 

About Liz: Chef Liz Barbour, owner of The Creative Feast has been cooking professionally in the Boston area throughout her career. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine and New Hampshire Home. In 2017, Liz published her first cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers”.
Learn more about Liz HERE. Follow Liz on FACEBOOK to see her Facebook Live cooking demonstrations.

Thursday, July 30 at 4:00 pm - Hikes Through History with Alison O'Leary *Virtual Program*

Have you ever wandered through the woods and wondered who had been there before you?  In Massachusetts,  many parks and trails have been carved out of historical sites.  Author Alison O'Leary, an award winning journalist and coauthor of the Appalachian Mountain Club's new guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston, will share her favorites through this hour-long program.  Using maps and historical photos, she describes several day trip destinations with historical significance and interesting features in Massachusetts.  Special effort is made to include varying levels of difficulty (flat and easy to steep and challenging) and  a variety of scenery.  This program will be a virtual program through Zoom.  Registration is required.

Best Day Hikes Near Boston is the second hiking/travel book O'Leary has published; her first was Inns & Adventures: A History and Explorer's Guide to New Hampshire, Vermont and the Berkshires, coauthored with Michael Tougias. Visit Alison's website for more information and a complete list of her books. 


Thursday, September 24 @ 7:00 pm - Author Deborah Felder

The American Women’s Almanac: 500 Years of Vitality, Triumph and Excellence is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating the moving and often lost history of women in America. It is a fascinating mix of biographies, little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and numerous photographs and illustrations. Honoring and celebrating achievements from the First Nations women and the French Huguenot Women of Fort Caroline to the unprecedented number of ethnically diverse women running for modern office, it provides insights on the long-ignored influence, inspiration, and impact of women on U.S. society and culture.

Author and South Chatham resident Deborah G. Felder, a graduate of Bard College, was an actor, a teacher, and an editor at Scholastic, Inc. before becoming a full-time freelance writer. She is the author of books chronicling influential women, literary works by women, and women’s history. Besides The American Women’s Almanac, these include A Century of Women: the Most Influential Events in Twentieth-Century Women’s History; A Bookshelf of Our Own: Must-Reads for Women; and The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time. 


Thursday, Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm - 1620: The First Year with Historian Christopher Daley

Historian Chris Daley will present "1620: The First Year."  In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims arrival in the New World, Chris's presentation will examine their voyage across the Atlantic, the decision to land on Cape Cod, their explorations of the Cape, and their eventual choice to settle in Plymouth.  He will also talk in detail about Plymouth Colony and their early encounters with the Wampanoag People.

Christopher Daley has lectured all over New England for over 25 years and is a favorite here at the EPL!  He is a history teacher in the Kingston, MA area and holds a B.A. and M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History.

Future Date TBA- Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party

Author Karen Dukess will be here to talk about her book Last Book Party, a propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980’s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod.  This popular book is a page-turning, coming-of-age story, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books that shows what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice.

With a background in newspaper and magazine journalism, Karen Dukess spent eight years as a speechwriter on gender equality at the United Nations Development Program. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and lives in Pelham, New York.

Future Date TBA - Author Edwin Hill

Boston author Edwin Hill’s critically-acclaimed crime novels include Little Comfort and The Missing Ones. They both feature Harvard librarian Hester Thursby who uses her research skills to help people find things, including people who don't want to be found.  Hill has been nominated for an Agatha Award, featured in Us Magazine, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, and was recognized as one of “Six Crime Writers to Watch” in Mystery Scene magazine.


Chatham Chat!

Classes are temporarily suspended!  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 virtual class: June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26 @ 11:30 am

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Amy Andreasson through a Zoom program as she will show you how to download items and answer your Libby questions.  Registration is required so we can get you connected through Zoom. *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.