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 possible future in-house programming.




Sunday, November 29 @ 4:00 pm - Family Challenge Trivia

Join us for a fun, family event with Brett and Nik Outchcunis and their popular trivia program. This month they are mixing it up a bit and featuring a Disney theme! So brush up on your Disney trivia and register your team today!  Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.


Wednesday, December 2 @ 10:30 am - Virtual Colored Pencil Class

Virtual Colored Pencil Class with Jackie Burns from Kreative Paint Parties :  Interested in trying colored pencils?  Join us for this one hour live zoom class.  Jackie will take you step by step, no experience is needed!  She will go over techniques, tricks and tips!  Just going to warn you, you are going to be hooked!  This class is free to you thanks to the generosity of the Friends of EPL, but you will need to purchase your own supplies before the program.  The number of participants is limited and registration is required. 

Basic supplies: 12 pack of Crayola Crayons  and five pieces of white paper (printer paper will work)
a ruler or small book
a number 2 pencil with eraser

Suggested supplies: Prismacolor colored pencils and Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Pad or Arches Watercolor Block hot press
ruler or small book
number 2 pencil with eraser

Thursday, December 10 @ 7:00 pm - Author Juliet Grames

Join for a virtual discussion with author Juliet Grames as she talks about her debut book The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna.  This novel, set in Calabria & Connecticut, is about sisterhood & secrets, immigration & the American dream, family loyalty & betrayal & one woman’s tenacious fight against her own fate.  Registration is required for this virtual program via Zoom.



Thursday, December 17 @ 5:00 pm - Christmas in Ireland with historian Sean Murphy

The Eldredge Public Library will host Christmas in Ireland, presented by Irish historian Sean Murphy. The presentation includes a history of the emergence of the Christian annual celebration in Ireland and explains how some of the earlier pagan traditions in Ireland became incorporated. It also looks at some aspects of the development of the Christmas holiday in a wider European and historical context. Much of the presentation will focus on how Christmas has and is celebrated in Ireland in recent memory and will incorporate recorded music and video to create a holiday friendly atmosphere. Registration is required for this webinar.



Thursday, January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 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:  November 19 @ 10:30 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.