Spring Into Library Of The Chathams For May Programs

Spring Into Library Of The Chathams For May Programs

Write, travel, network and learn this May at the Library of the Chathams. 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, May 4 and 18 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

At the Foreign Language Conversation Café, review language skills. Join in and meet with a fluent speaker to help get the conversation going. Carrie Malanga of Chatham will moderate a French discussion group on Wed., May 4 at 7 p.m.; Anthony Pascarella of Chatham will moderate an Italian discussion group on Thurs., May 5 at 7 p.m.; Kaixn Xu will moderate a Mandarin discussion group on Thurs., May 12 at 7 p.m.; and Gabriela Aviles will moderate a Spanish discussion group on Tues., May 18 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Chatham Adult Lifeworks Learning Lectures—Beethoven: His Life and Music is set for Tues., May 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Maestro Robert W. Butts, 2105 Honored Artist by The American Prize for excellence in all areas of musical education and performance, will hold a four part series of lectures on the life and music of Ludwig Van Beethoven. A $40 fee for this course is required by May 6. Make checks payable to The Friends of the Library of the Chathams.

Chatham Adult Lifeworks Learning Lectures—French Impressionism: Techniques and Influence with Dr. Michael Norris, who has over twenty years of experience working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cloisters teaching art education to adults and children. He will present a four part series of lectures on French Impressionism on Tues., May 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A $40 fee for this course is required by May 6. Make checks payable to The Friends of the Library of the Chathams.

Creative Writing Workshop with Tom Cantillon, a creative writing teacher at Union County College, who will hold a three session course combining information about structuring writing, e-publishing, finding an agent, and writing assignments to help develop characters, conflicts and storylines. Come prepared to share work. The classes are set to be held Thurs., May 19, May 26, and June 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The course is limited to 12 students. Sign up online or call 973-635-0603.

Nature Photography Show, with Michael Stillwell of Brooklyn, NY, who plans to hold a show of his nature photography from the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. An opening reception for the photographer, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is set for Sun., May 15 from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Travel to Cuba with Rick Feingold, a published travel writer for “Boston Herald” and “Christian Science Monitor,” will speak about his many trips to Cuba on Sat., May 21 at 2 p.m. Recent changes by the Obama administration make it legal to travel to Cuba under “People to People” tours. Learn about recent diplomatic changes between Cuba and the United States, pre-revolutionary Cuban history, the Ernest Hemingway tourist sites, Cuban baseball, classic Cuban music, Cuban cigars, restaurants and places to stay.

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