"Connecting Chatham to the World"
Summer 2018
Passport to Savings
Passport to Savings is Back!
As a special fundraising promotion, the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library, along with the help and support of 79 local businesses, are once again offering a Passport to Savings. The fee for the Passport is $20, with the initial cost counter-balanced with discounts and giveaways far exceeding the purchase price. 

While The Friends benefit from the sale of the Passport, you benefit from the many discounts and giveaways offered by your favorite stores, restaurants and services. You can also enter a drawing for 1 of 4 giveaways from Chatham Wayside Inn, Wequassett's Twenty-Eight Atlantic, Stars restaurant at Chatham Bars Inn and The Chatham Inn.  Funds from the sale provide support for items not covered by the Library's operating budget such as computer and IT equipment and year round programs for children, teens and adults. A limited number of Passports will be issued, so hurry in to take advantage of the wonderful savings and offerings!

Passports will be on sale at the Front Desk late June.
American Baroque Concert
American Baroque Concert
Sunday, July 8
3:00 pm
Serenades and Stories 
Musical Gems of the Literary Age

Under the direction of Artistic Director Mark Bailey, the music will be performed on period instruments by The American Baroque Orchestra.  The performance will include "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons with virtuoso violinist Edson Scheid, baroque era opera including "Tornami a vagheggiar" from Handel's Alcina with spellbind ing soprano, Kathryn Aaron, a suite from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and more!

Experience the inspiration of great and beloved musical gems alongside their literary counterparts, tracing back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Musical Gems of the Literary Age features music from The American Baroque Orchestra and narration from western and eastern Europe, with works by Handel, Purcell, Russian/Ukrainian court composers, among others. Throughout the program, members of the orchestra will narrate the music with excerpts from popular French romances, operatic plot lines, Italian poetry, and more!

This concert is a fundraising event for the Friends of EPL.  General Admission $20, Reserved Seating $30. Tickets will be on sale at the Library front desk mid-June. The concert will take place at the First United Methodist Church, 16 Cross Street, Chatham (across from the Library).
FEPL Annual Meeting, June 12 @ 3:00 pm Andrew Budson
featuring guest speaker Dr. Andrew Budson
Everyone is invited to the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Annual Meeting.   The meeting will feature Dr. Andrew Budson who will present "Memory: What's Normal, What's Not and What to Do About It." 
Dr. Budson is Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, Associate Director for Research at the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center, Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Consultant Neurologist at the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 
June 6 @ 3:30 pm
Edith Cavell: A Common Woman with an Uncommon Life
w/ Terri Arthur
Fatal Decision

June 9 @ 2:00 pm
The World Looked Away- Vietnam after the War; Quoc Pham's Story
w/ Dave Bushy
World Looked Away

June 12 @ 3:00 pm
Memory: What's Normal, What's Not and What to Do About It
w/ Dr. Andrew Budson
Dr. Andrew Budson

June 14 @ 7:00 pm
French Explorer Champlain and the Great Misadventure of 1606
w/ Bill Burke
 Park of History Weekend 
Champlain 1606

June 19 @ 7:00 pm
Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire
w/ Wendy Hinman
Sea Trials
Book Sale 
june 2018 Book sale Flyer   The Friends Book Sale is ready for the upcoming summer season.  We are now accepting donations to fill our shelves.  Our best sellers are hardcover and paperback fiction, mysteries and thrillers, as well as DVD and books on CD.  Check out our updated Donation Guidelines. 
History Weekend
June 15-17
presented by
Historic Chatham

Historic Chatham
New exhibits, lectures, corn grinding, a walking tour, a boat tour, lighthouse tour, an archaeology dig, & more.

www.historic-chatham.org is your gateway to learn about Chatham's history and find more detailed information about the many History Weekend programs, events and exhibits.  
Eldredge Public Library  
Canvas Tote Bags 
Adult Caps & 
Youth Bucket Hats 
Now On Sale
@ the Library
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A Productive Year and a Team Effort by Kerry Brown, Friends President 
The Friends have been busy this year. We have lent significant support to Youth Services, including construction of the early literacy play space, while maintaining our contributions for museum passes, the purchase of essential equipment for the staff, and for a variety of exciting programs for adults. Especially noteworthy has been 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.
            Looking forward, we are anticipating another very successful Passport to Savings campaign this summer.  In its first year the effort produced more than $12,000, and we hope to exceed that amount this year. We will also sponsor a benefit performance by the American Baroque Orchestra on July 8th, which we hope will become a tradition. In addition, we are finishing up a very ambitious Spring Learning Series semester which featured 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.
            Having bid a fond farewell to Irene Gillies at two retirement events, we welcome Amy Andreasson to her new position as Library Director, and we look forward to her leadership. In that regard, as I step aside as president in June, the Friends will be in Rosanne Geylin 's very capable hands, and the spirit of teamwork will certainly continue.
Looking Forward by Amy Andreasson, Library Director  
     I sometimes think about the EPL Directors that came before me and the decisions and challenges they faced each day.   A lot has happened at the Eldredge Public Library over the past 120 years, and I look forward to my role as part of its future. I am grateful to the Trustees for giving me this opportunity, thankful to the staff for their support, and humbled by all the congratulations and warm welcomes I have received from the community and our patrons.
     We are very appreciative to the voters of Chatham for unanimously supporting the library landscape upgrade project that will start in the fall. We look forward to improved safety and accessibility, as well as improvements to the library grounds to enhance the beauty of this historic building.
     We have so much happening this summer, including a summer reading program for adults and youth!  W e Libby App encourage you to check out our website, connect with us through social media, and come in often. If you can't make it in you can always download ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app by Overdrive or download books, TV shows and movies through Hoopladigital.com.  Happy reading!
Libraries Rock by Tammy DePasquale, Youth Services Librarian  
Reading campaigns come and go and along with them some interesting slogans and themes. Many we enjoy working with, and others we find challenging. However, the 2018 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme, Libraries Rock!, might be our favorite yet!
  Libraries Rock
Sponsored by the Eldredge Public Library, the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the CSLP is a nationwide, grassroots consortium working together to provide public libraries with high-quality summer reading program materials with a unified theme for children, teens, and adults at the lowest cost possible. The EPL will join libraries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, and the Mariana Islands - all in celebration of the power of libraries, music and reading.
Who doesn't love music? Music plays a fundamental role around the world and throughout history in celebrations, ceremonies, self-expression, communication, and literacy. It's a universal theme that connects us. And when you combine that with a summer at the library, it's a hit for patrons of all ages.
This year, Youth Services and Adult Services are working together to provide a summer filled with a variety of events, activities, and programs for prereaders, children, teens, and adults. From musical performances and ukulele lessons to cooking programs that will have you singing in the kitchen, we have a fun-filled summer for you and your family that you won't want to miss...because Libraries Rock!
Adult programming information and the Youth Services July/August calendars will be available at the library and on our website, www.eldredgelibrary.org, beginning Friday, June 15th. Registrations for July Youth Services programming will also begin on the 15th. (August registrations will open on July 16th.)
View the Youth Services June   Newsletter and  Calendar  
The Friends ask for your support!
by Tom Quill, Membership Committee
FEPL Membership Form

     Our membership drive will coincide with the start of the 2019 fiscal year. Renewal letters will be in your mailbox in early July. Your continued support allows us to fund those services and projects that are beyond the regular operating budget of the library. We currently have 650 loyal friends and would love to increase that number. If you know a friend or neighbor who enjoys the many services of the library, please encourage them to become a member of the Friends. Please take a minute to respond when your invitation to renew your membership arrives. Or log on to www.eldgredgelibrary.org, select "donate" and then "Friends Membership" to use our secure on-line renewal form. We thank you for your continued support!
FEPL Learning Series Update 
     From the Art of the Renaissance and the role of women in WWII to topics of foreign policy, financial planning and home interiors, the spring Learning Series offered its most ambitious and wide ranging courses to date.  In addition,  we reprised  such proven favorites as "T Peter Saunders he Great American Songbook" and "The Hungry Traveler" documentary film series . The response from our audiences has been gratifying to say the least, and class sizes in a number of our courses have steadily increased.
     As we look ahead to the fall, the Learning Series  committee is anticipating another successful season with exciting new courses in modern architecture, the Supreme Court,  American operas, book publishing ideas, how to run for public office, Cuban culture, frontier legends, decisive Civil War campaigns, and artificial intelligence, among many others. Once again, favorite instructors such as Frank Smith, Peter Saunders, Michael Berlin, Evan Cook, Karen Moore, and Carol Yindra will be returning to entertain and enlighten audiences. Finally, on a musical note, Joe Marchio will offer a course on the works of J.S. Bach, and John Whelan will we Karen Moore course ave his magic once again, this time explori ng the world of rock and roll.
    The goal of the Learning Series is to "offer courses and cultural experiences that will enrich, educate, and inform our community and the broader Cape Cod population," and, as always, we appreciate the support of our devoted community in making this goal a reality.
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Thank you to our "Friend"  
Kassie Foss for creati ng the new logo for the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library!   
Museum Passes Available! 
Don't forget that we have discount Whydah Museum passes to many popular museums.   Call the library to reserve your pass. 

Thank you to the Friends for providing these wonderful museum passes for our patrons!
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