Friends' Sweet Corn Book & Bake Sale
July 22nd, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
It's time again for the Friends of the Library Book
Bake Sale! NEW THIS YEAR: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. POWER
HOUR FOR FRIENDS MEMBERS.
Friends members, join us for a first look at all of the
book and bake sale treasures before we open our doors to the public
at 9:00! Not a member? You can join that morning!
There will be a large and varied assortment of
items, including DVDs and books on military history, biographies,
mysteries, suspense, romance, and children's books at bargain
prices. Donated materials are always accepted at the library during
regular open hours, but please no music cassettes, audio cassettes,
VHS tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines more than 6 months
Also, new this year, the Bargain Sale will be open
to everyone at 2:00 p.m. For a donation (minimum of $2), we provide
a bag that you can fill. What a deal! Please, no advance
stockpiling of books allowed.
Chatham Community Blood Drive
Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. -
To schedule an appointment call the Community Blood
Center at (217) 241-7550 or online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org
All presenting donors will receive a $10.00 gift
card of their choice and be entered into a drawing for a $2,500
Library Board Welcomes New
Two incumbent Trustees, Chelsey
Moore and Michael Roubitchek were sworn
in at the May 15th Library Board meeting, and newly appointed
Trustees, Dan Holden and Carrie Jeffries were sworn in at the May
22nd Special meeting. Officers were also elected. Michael Roubitchek is the Vice-President and Christine Westerlund, Leslie Ross, and Susie Fairfield
will remain in their previous positions.
Dan, his wife Amy and their children, Hannah, Abby
and Noah, have lived in Chatham since 2000. Dan is employed
with the State of Illinois at the Department of Healthcare and
Family Services, in the Division of Medical Programs/Long Term
Care. Dan is involved with the Jaycee's, the Chamber of Commerce
and also a member of the board of directors of the Land of Lincoln
Carrie Jeffries, her husband Anthony and their
children, AJ and Alex moved to Chatham in 2010. She previously was
employed as a special education and kindergarten teacher for 10
years and she also served as a UniServ
Director with the Virginia Education Association for 5 years.
Carrie is also active in the BCGPTO.
The Library Board members and staff would like to
welcome both Dan and Carrie to their positions on the Library Board
Meetings are on Mondays at 7:00 p.m:
July 17th, August 21st, and September 18th.
Tuesday, July 18th, 6:00 p.m.: We will be
painting rocks to look like lady bugs. These cute little guys will be
some bright decorations for your garden.
Movies at the Library!
Free admission, popcorn, and drinks! Both movies begin
at 2 p.m.
11 and Up movie
Tuesday, July 11th
"The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes"
Wednesday, July 12th
Art Committee News
For the remainder of 2017 we will feature the
RATS (Retired Art Teachers)
July - Aug.
Eschenfeldt Sarver Show
Aug. - Sept. Illinois Prairie Pastel
(contact Amy at Director@chathamlib.org if
you are one of our volunteers and
would like to show)
Nov. - Dec.
The Watercolorist Society
Please mark your calendars and plan to visit the library and "check out" the
Altered Book Contest
Participants must create art or craft using books in
some way. You may use your own books or ask the Bahlow
Book Store Staff for discarded books.
Entries are due by Thurs., July 20th at 8:00 p.m. Voting
will taking place by the public during the Book & Bake Sale on
The winners will receive gift certificates to the Bahlow Book Store and Bank and Trust Cafe.
Our Writers' Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each
month at 6:00 p.m. We welcome writers of all levels of experience and
genres to join us for critique of member's pieces, writing exercises,
and discussion. Our upcoming meetings will be on July 26th, August
23rd, and September 27th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
TUESDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB
July 11th, 6 p.m.- Born a Crimeby Trevor Noah (2016).
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, tells his coming of
age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of
apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed.
OUTER EDGE BOOK CLUB
July 17th, 6 p.m.: Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinett Kowal
Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to
WWI efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate
channels. Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the
presence of her fiancé́ to validate her findings, the top brass
thinks she's just imagining things.
BITE INTO A GOOD BOOK
July 19th, 12 noon: The
Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
This short book of
Babylonian parables dealing with the principles of finance was first
published in the 1920s but has been repeatedly reprinted because the
principles still apply today.
SPICE of Life Book Group will meet next month, Aug. 1st at
The Last Time I Saw Her by Karen Robards
Kids Read Down Fines Continues
There are still a few more opportunities to get rid of
pesky overdue fines by reading! Come to the library Tuesdays 4:00 -
5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. to read down your fines.
Ends August 1st.
Join us in the library for our monthly for ages 10 and
up Game Nights on the first Wednesday of every month. The library has a
fantastic assortment of fun and challenging board games, and we love
teaching you how to play. Some of the games we will play include: Tsuro, Splendor, Tiny Epic Galaxies, Settlers of Catan, and many more. Game days will be July 5th,
August 2nd, and September 6th at 6 p.m.
What is better than one Lego Day? How about two Lego
Join us for Lego Day on Saturday, July 15th from 10
a.m. - noon
AND Saturday, September 9th. We will have all
the Legos you need
to build your own awesome
creation. All you need to bring is your imagination!