Upcoming Programs

 Tuesday, October 23 @ 7:00 pm - The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands by Barbara Sillery

Barbara Sillery's lively author presentation is a ghostly gallivant around the Cape.   Traveling from the upper to the lower Cape, the author of The Hauntings of Cape Cod and the Islands, will introduce a little girl ghost, a sea captain and his wife, as well as a female ghost who is on the lookout for fires.  Sharing images from these intriguing chapters of her book, she will delve into the history behind the mystery of Cape Cod's historic sites.  Audience participation is encouraged and rewarded with a few prizes.  Questions at the end of the talk are welcome.

Barbara Sillery is an award-winning television producer, writer and director with over four dozen documentaries and features for PBS stations across the country.  She is the author of four "haunting" folklore books and is a member of Sisters in Crime, PEN Women and serves on the board of the Falmouth Museums on the Green and the Cape Cod Writers Center.  Visit her monthly blog on her website: www.barbarsillery.com


Tuesday, November 6 @ 7:00 pm - The Story of Micah by Kathleen Perry

The Story of Micah, A Life Full of Miracles, journeys through the life of a little boy born with Down syndrome and a life threatening heart defect, bringing love and hope to a world where many still believe, "If it's broken, throw it away.” A mother, who never imagined she would be the one to birth a child with an unexpected outcome, explores the emotions and uncertainties of what lay ahead on this unfamiliar road.



Sunday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm - Anita Silvey presents Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book

The author of several books including 100 Best Books for Children, 500 Great Books for Teens, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book, and Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger,  Anita Silvey has devoted 40 years to promoting books that will turn the young—and families—into readers. She has appeared frequently on NPR, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, and various radio programs to talk about our best books for young people. In a unique career in the children’s book field, Ms. Silvey has divided her time equally between publishing, evaluating children’s books, and writing. Her lifelong conviction that “only the very best of anything can be good enough for the young” forms the cornerstone of her work. Formerly publisher of children’s books for Houghton Mifflin Company and editor-in-chief of The Horn Book Magazine, she currently teaches modern book publishing, children’s book publishing, and children’s book author studies at several colleges.

This program is free to the public and does not require registration.  Ms. Silvey’s appearance at the library is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the support of the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library. 

Wednesday, November 21 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm -Drop-in Digital Download Help for Mobile Devices

Leaving for a vacation and need to download some books?  Looking for an audio book for your car ride?  If you are new to digital ebooks and audio books, or you just need a refresher, drop by the library anytime between 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Sam and Amy will  help you download books from our library resources.  No registration required.  Please bring your device and password information to download from your app store.


Holiday Card making with Sharleen Luciano - Two Sessions

Thursday, November 29 @ 6:00 pm
Friday, November 30 @ 2:00 pm 

Join Stamp with Shar independent Stampin' Up demonstrator Sharleen Luciano to put your crafty skills to work and make four beautiful holiday cards. She will provide the supplies for the project and lend her expertise, you just need to bring your creativity and enthusiasm. Your friends and relatives will be impressed with your handmade cards! There is no charge for the class, but we are limited to 10 spots. Registration is required. 


Monday, December 3 @ 3:00 pm - Holiday Harvest: Celebrating the Holiday Harvest with Klassic Kreations

In this workshop with Kim Larkin from Klassic Kreations you will be ready to celebrate the holiday season with a lovely eye catching three table display. Kim will show you how to construct a fun, colorful buffet, tablescaping techniques 101, healthy recipe handouts, easy wine/spirit recommendations, cheeseboard primer, and easy entertaining ideas. Samplings of fine chocolates , chocolate Harvest bark, fun virgin beverages and more. Fun poetry and trivia quiz too! A great program to help you prepare for your holiday entertaining!  Space is limited to 45 participants.   Registration is required.


Saturday, December 8 @ 3:00 pm - Shark Bait by Paul Kemprecos

Local author Paul Kemprecos will present his 8th book in the Artistotle "Soc" Series, Shark Bait.  In this latest book,  "Soc" finds himself in trouble with criminals through no fault of his own. After he loses his vehicle and his boat is already down due to engine problems, he answers a call for a boat captain to work on a film set.   What could be better than a fictional book set on Cape Cod, with  sharks and pirate Sam Bellamy!  A must read!



English Language Class

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

Kindle Reader Ebook Demopaperwhite

Next date TBA.  

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.

iPad Ebook Demoipad image

Next Date TBA

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your iPad and tips for searching the Clams digital library site and Hoopla. 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.