Show Your Library Card
Your library card is worth more
than you think this October! The Library will be partnering with
community businesses for an event called "Show Your Library
Card" this October 1 - 31.
Simply show your library card at these participating businesses and
receive a discount!
1 Stop Auto Shop
1210 North Main St., Chatham
10% off any service.
doTerra Essential Oils
Your choice of FREE 1 year
wholesale account ($35 value) or FREE car diffuser with wholesale
account/essential oils purchase.
1013 Jason Place, Chatham
10 % off all haircuts.
John's Appliance Service Center
416 E. Walnut St., Chatham
10% off service charges.
Lake Shore Learning Center
6100 S. 6th St. Frontage Rd., Spfd
Free enrollment ($35 value) for
new customers and $10 off one weekly tuition
for existing families.
3120 Robbins Road, Spfd
$50 when you open a new personal
checking account and apply for a debit card.
Modern Woodmen of America
Free financial planning/life
2205 Wabash Ave. Suite 103, Spfd
$5 off any purchase of $50 - $99
and $10 off any purchase of $100 or more. (Cannot be used with
309 N. Main St., Chatham
10% off in-store fresh flower
10% Off Regular Order.
without books is like
a room without windows.
Our Saturday morning computer
classes are free and open to everyone. Classes are held in our computer
lab on the following days. Registration is not required.
7, 10 a.m.
We will look at ways to stay
safe online including tips for strong passwords, being able to
identify and avoid some common online scams like phishing emails,
and evaluate websites for safety and reliability.
Sat., Oct. 7, 10:00 a.m.
Join us as Wendy Schluter hosts a tea tasting and shares
information about different types of teas and her passion for
them. Seating is limited, so please call the library at
217-483-2713 to register.
Tues., Oct. 17,
We will be decoupaging scrapbook paper onto wood to make
cute fall wooden pumpkins.
Wed., Oct. 25,
We welcome writers of all
levels of experience and genres to join us for critique of
member's pieces, writing exercises, and discussion.
Stop by the book store and pick up a horror novel or dvd. Prices are reduced by 50 cents each. Fans
of Edward Lee, Peter Benchley, Stephen King and Jay Anson won't be
disappointed. You always have time for a coffin break.
Dress-Up Clothes Needed
We are looking for donations of non-scary dress-up
clothes to aid our little readers in growing their imaginations. If
you have clean dress-up clothes or friendly costumes you would be
willing to donate, please drop them off at the front desk.
Family Evening Storytime Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 All For Fall
Oct. 12 Fantastic Firefighters
Oct. 19 Scary Halloween Stories Night (3rd grade
Oct. 26 Friendly Halloween Stories Night
Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.
Oct. 6 Fantastic Firefighters
Oct. 13 All For Fall
Oct. 20 Bird Brain
Oct. 27 Hallo-weiner
Lap-Sit - a program intended for children newborn - 3 years with an
mornings at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. This storytime includes stories, finger plays and
Nuns, Nazis, & Notre Dame
Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 p.m
In Tim Pletkovich's new book
Nuns, Nazis and Notre Dame: Tales of the Great Depression, World War
II and the Fighting Irish, he examines the early life of Gerald A.
O'Reilly. Gerry's story takes us from the alleys of trolley-car
Brooklyn to the hallways of Notre Dame, to the innermost thoughts of
an elite 10th Mountain Division soldier thrust into the horror of
battle in Italy's harsh Apennine mountains. Join us to hear the
author speak about an interesting and inspiring man.
In October, the main area of our Library will be
transformed. The Library Board approved the bid from B&B Electric
to remove our expensive, energy guzzling halide lights and replace
them with energy efficient LED lights. Our Library Trustees are
excited to not only save on our electric bill, but they are also
excited to showcase more environmentally friendly lighting in our
building. Until the lighting project is completed, we may need to
close off certain areas and it may be loud at times. This will be for
a short time and we appreciate your patience throughout this
Library Board News
Future Library Board meetings will be held at 7:00
p.m. on Monday, October 16 and Monday, November 20.
Christine Westerlund -
Michael Roubitchek -
Leslie Ross - Secretary
Carrie Jeffries - Treasurer
Susie Fairfield, Dan Holden, Chelsey
Art Committee News
For the remainder of 2017 we will feature the
Nov. - Dec. Sangamon
Watercolor Society presents: "Winter Wonderland"
Reception: Friday, November 3,
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Please mark your calendars and plan to visit the
library and "check out" the art.
Friends of Genealogy
The next meeting of the Friends of Genealogy (FOG)
group is scheduled for Saturday,
October 21 at 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.
Guests are welcome to attend. A donation of any amount is requested
as a membership fee.
LinkedIn Business Educational Session
Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.
LinkedIn can be a powerful tool in your social media strategy, but is
often overlooked even by those professionals that are on it. Learn
how to use LinkedIn for business development and branding. Grow
your network, engage with groups, and share content on this powerful
platform for business professionals. This is a free program provided
by the Chatham Area Chamber. For more information or how to join the
Chamber, please call the Chamber office. Refreshments will be
provided by the Chatham Area Chamber. Please RSVP on or before
Monday, October 23 to reserve your seat by calling 217-483-6450.
TRICK OR TREAT
FOR HALLOWEEN STORIES
All little ghosts, ghouls and goblins are invited to come
as you aren't for a spooktacular treat! Put
on your costumes and head over to the Library for a night of fang-tastic fun and frightfully good booooooks.
Registration is not required for any of these fearfully fun programs.
Thursday, October 19 Very Scary
6:30 p.m.This program,
designed for monsters 3rd grade and older, features very scary stories
in the Library Gallery--if you dare! Ghouls and spooky creatures will
be haunting the Library this evening. Please do not bring younger children to this
26 Friendly and Slightly Scary Halloween Stories
Choose your Halloween story time based on your
preference-Friendly or Slightly Scary Stories. No matter which you
choose, everyone is invited for a snack! Both
sessions are meant for little goblins through 2nd grade.
6:30 p.m. Come join us in the Library Gallery for a fun
time of Friendly Halloween stories, then stay and enjoy a snack in the
Activity Room afterward.
7:00 p.m. Those wishing for Slightly Scary Halloween stories
can gather in the Library
Gallery for stories with a slight thrill. (Remember to come to the
Activity Room by 6:45 to gobble a treat before the stories begin!)
Friday, October 27 Preschool
10:15 a.m. It's Hallo-scream! Preschoolers are
encouraged to come dressed in their costumes for our regular Storytime to hear fun Halloween stories and
complete a Halloween craft.
Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Babytalk Lap-Sit
9:45 All Mummies, Daddies and other caregivers are
invited to dress your babies in costume and
& bring them to our Halloween Babytalk
Lap-Sit. This program is intended for parents/caregivers and their
little ones, newborn-36 months, and features stories, finger plays, and
Looking for a fun new game to learn in time for holiday
gatherings? Well, you're in luck! Join us for Game Nights the first Wednesday
of every month from 6
- 7:30 p.m. The library has many fun games we would
love to teach you because nothing brings a family
together more than some friendly competition.
Due to the complex nature of our games, Game Nights are
for ages 10 and up only, but we will have an All Ages Game Day during
winter break. Game Nights are October
4, November 1, December 6, and January 3.
Get ready to show your wild side at our 15th annual Teen
Trivia Night at the Chatham Area Public Library! Prove your crazy
knowledge and have a blast by celebrating Teen Read Week on Wednesday, October 11.
This year's theme is "Unleash Your Story." There will be
prizes, food and fun for students 7th grade and up. Teens are
invited to assemble a team of friends, don team costumes and compete
for fun and prizes. Teams consist of 6 - 8 players, with prizes going
to the top three winning teams, plus a prize for the team with the best
costumes. Costumes are optional, but the winning team members will each
take home an AMC gift card. Door prizes, pizza, candy and soft drinks
are included in this fun evening. Sign up begins at 5:15 p.m.; we'll be finished at
8 p.m. Space is limited so arrive early to sign-up your team.
Bite Into A Good
Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 p.m. - Cutting for
After Marion, fresh out of medical school, flees Ethiopia
and comes to America, he finds refuge in his work as an intern at an
underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. But when the past
catches up to him, Marion must entrust his life to the two men he
thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned
him and the brother who betrayed him.
Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 p.m. - Murder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie
On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan
hills, Hercule Poirot
must weed through an array of international suspects to find the
passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient Express.
Outer Edge Book Club
Monday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. - I Am Not A Serial KIller
John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He's
spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential. He's
obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn't want to become one. So
for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid
written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private
religion that could save him from damnation.
Spice of Life Book Group
We will meet on Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m. Me, Myself
& Why by Mary
The Talk of a Lifetime
Thursday, October 26, 10:00 a.m.
How do you want to be remembered and who will tell your story?
Please join Paula Staab Polk of Staab Polk Memorial Home and Maureen Williams of
Strategic Hourglass Solutions for an informative and interactive
discussion on funeral arrangements and creating a permanent memorial of
you and your life by having "The Talk of a Lifetime."
Beginning Genealogy Series
Monday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.
- Basic Genealogy
In this first session, Ron Hallberg,
co-chair of our Friends of Genealogy group, will be sharing information
on basic genealogy searching. He will discuss the types of records you
will encounter, the traditional sources for information, as well as
storing and presenting your information.
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-
Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.