Library Plans November Programs

Library of the Chathams has fall programs lined up.

November is NaNoWri Mo
Library of the Chathams is a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) “Come Write In” space! Participants are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel beginning Nov. 1 and ending Nov. 30. Throughout November the library will be holding designated write-ins every Saturday and Sunday in the Benigno Room for those who wish to work on their novels.

Gen Y Networking Group
Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, Nov. 2 and 16 at 7 p.m.

Modernizing the Historic Home: Stories from the Field
Join local registered architect, Maia Kumari Gilman for an engaging talk about some of the historic homes she has designed in New Jersey. This interactive discussion will also allow time for the audience to ask questions about their own homes. Join in on Sat., Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is requested. Sign up online or call the library.

Batik and Silk Painting Exhibit
Ritika Gandhi, of Wayne, will hold a show of her Indian inspired batik and silk paintings at the library through November. An opening reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held Sun., Nov. 6 from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Selling Your Home and Staging it Right
Barbara Schmidt-Kemp, a realtor with Caldwell Banker, and Aileen Edwards, a local interior designer, professional stager and owner of Aileen Edwards Interiors, will offer a workshop showing the steps necessary to best present your home when you are ready to sell. All are welcome to attend this program on Thur., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is requested. Sign up online or call the library.

Preserving Your Family History
Stuart Shippey of Chatham will present a lecture explaining how to interview family members to obtain genealogical information. He will also discuss the process involved in recording an oral history to pass down to future generations. Please join in Sat., Nov. 12 at 2 p.m.

Window Treatments for the Home
Linda Principe, owner of Linda Principe Interiors in Monroe Township, will present a workshop on window treatments that work best for your home. She is active in the Window Coverings Association of America and is past president of the National Board. All are welcome to attend this workshop on Mon., Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is requested. Sign up online or call the library.

Methods of Meditation
A complimentary introduction to meditative practices will be presented by the Chatham Mayor’s Wellness Committee Sat., Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. Debra Donnally will guide participants through 30 minutes of Yin Yoga followed by Sandy Suchelli with 30 minutes of guided meditation. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Pre-registration is requested. Sign up online or call the library.
College Financial Planning Seminar
Mike Velasco, a noted college financial planner, will present an educational workshop on Mon., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. to help parents save thousands of dollars on their child’s college education. Topics will include how to send a child to the school of their dreams without going broke, triple eligibility for financial aid, and find little known scholarships and grants. Pre-registration is requested. Sign up online or call the library.

From Saint to Santa
Dr. Michael Norris, former art educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will show through centuries of art how a Turkish bishop evolved into one of Christianity’s most beloved saints. A further progression through American art work will show how Nicholas changed again into Santa Claus, on Mon., Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free Chatham Adult Lifeworks Learning presentation for the public.

For more information or to sign up, call 973-635- 0603; www.chathamlibrary.org.

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