"Connecting Chatham to the World"
Spring 2018
March 21 @ 3:30 pm
Edith Cavell: A Common Woman with an Uncommon Life
by Terri Arthur
Fatal Decision book cover

March 25 @ 3:00 pm
Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod
by Christopher Setterlund      
Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod

April 10 @ 7:00 pm
William Nickerson's Homesite: Lost & Found
with Criag Chartier, lead archaeologist at the Nickerson homestead excavation
nickerson excavation

April 22 @ 3:00 pm
Chatham Poets Read Favorite Published Poems
chatham poets read

April 29 @ 3:00 pm
A Nostalgic Return to the Golden Age of Radio
Three radio plays produced and directed by Elsa Bastone
old radio

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Jeopardy Game!
March 24, 2:00 pm
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Don't miss this opportunity to show off your Jeopardy skills!  The EPL is hosting another Jeopardy game and we are looking for 8 teams of 2 people each, age 18 and up.  All ages are welcome to join us as audience members!  Registration forms are available to download or at the Front Desk with a small registration donation of $25 per team (this is a library fundraiser!)
Welcome Spring! Kerry Brown
by Kerry Brown, Friends President  
     2017 was an eventful year during which the Friends lent significant support to the Youth Services program and new construction in that area while also maintaining our contributions for museum passes, the purchase of essential equipment for the staff, and for a variety of exciting Library programs. Especially noteworthy was the success of our book sale and the hospitality provided at many Library events. Special thanks goes to our tireless and accommodating staff, to our enthusiastic and hard-working Board, and to the support of members who have been so generous in their donations. In fact, this year we 've received contributions from such far-flung places as California, Texas, Kansas, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, and Missouri. Not bad for a small library in Chatham, MA!
       Looking forward, we are anticipating another very successful Passport to Savings campaign this spring; in its first year the effort produced more than $12,000, and we hope to exceed that amount this year. In addition, we are offering a very ambitious spring Learning program that will feature twenty courses and a variety of accomplished instructors. Finally, plans for the landscaping project that will address safety issues and enhance the beauty surrounding our building are proceeding according to plan, and we hope to see the project completed by early 2019. Needless to say, the Friends have been busy, and we appreciate the team effort that has made this year such a good one.     

Swan Song by Irene Gillies, Library Director  
Irene 2017
    I can't believe that this is the last article I will write for  Tidings! In c ase you haven't heard, I will be retiring on March 31st after 39 years as Director of Eldredge Public Library. It doesn't seem nearly that long to me, but when I think of all the changes that have occurred over those years-the expansion of the Library, the people that have come and gone among the Library Staff, Trustees, Friends of the Library, and Library Patrons I have known, computer automation, ebooks and electronic databases, changes in audio and video materials-I guess it really has been that long!
    I am very happy to say that Amy Andreasson, who has served as my Assistant Director for 20 of those years, will take my place as Library Director. She already knows who's who and what's what, and the transition will be seamless. She believes firmly, as do I, that the Library exists t
Irene 1982
Irene in 1982
o provide the services and materials that meet the particular needs of the people of Chatham, and she will carry that philosophy through the changes to come in the future.
     People have been asking me about my future plans, and I have quite a few. The agenda includes a lot more reading, long-delayed home and crafts projects, more walks with the dog, movies, crossword, Sudoku, and jigsaw puzzles, cribbage, scrabble, and poker games. And naps; lots of naps!
    I have enjoyed my time here at Eldredge Public Library. The best memories are of all the wonderful people I have come to know through my work, and those memories I will be taking with me as I leave!
March Into Literacy with 3 New Programs!
by Tammy DePasquale, Youth Services Librarian
     There are so many celebrations in March: Women's History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Deaf History Month, Youth Art Month, National Craft Month, Randolph Caldecott's birthday and more. These celebrations inspire displays, programming, social media posts, and Youth Services décor. However, we have an additional celebration that is near and dear to our reading hearts that will impact programming in more significant ways in the months ahead. It's March Into Literacy Month! Combine this with our ongoing "Chatham Reads" campaign, sponsored in part through LSTA grant support, and we are thrilled to announce the addition of three new programs for youth and adults to the Youth Services calendar.

Click HERE for the full article

View the Youth Services March  Newsletter and Calendar  

March 2018 Youth Newsletter March 2018 Youth Calendar 
FEPL Book Sale - Spring Clearance
by Paula Lofgren, Book Sale Coordinator
  March 2018 book Sale flyer  
     We are preparing for a big Spring Clearance Sale March 15-19 during regular library hours.
     Adult Fiction and Nonfiction, Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance and more!  Bring a bag, fill it up and make a donation. 
     We will continue our ongoing book sale during the rest of March! 
The Friends Hospitality committee is looking for volunteers to help provide refreshment Hospitalitys at library programs and events.  This is a great way to support the Library and Friends!

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Hospitality co-chair Marti Christophe at martilchristophe@gmail.com .
The Chatham Memoirs Group will be taking a Memoirs Grouphiatus for the month of March. If you are interested in joining the Memoir group please contact John Poignand at 774-810-0610.  The group meets every Friday at the library at 10:30 am.  Everyone welcome!
Book Sale
FEPL Book Sale

Thanks to your donations and the record number of shoppers, our sales figures have never been higher. All funds from the sale go directly to the library to support programs and help purchase equipment.

If you have items to donate, please read our new Donation Guidelines before dropping off your items.  Thank you! 
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