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This Week at Chatham County Libraries – Week of December 4, 2017

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Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 20:56:59 +0000
From: Susan Clayton
Subject: This Week at Chatham County Libraries

Chatham County Public Libraries invite County residents to give back to the Chatham County community by sponsoring books from our Book Wish Tree. Each library branch will host a tree. Patrons wishing to sponsor a book simply take a tag from the tree, follow the URL on the tag to the Book Wish Tree Amazon wish list and purchase a listed item. Books purchased from the Book Wish Tree list will be donated to the Chatham Child Development Center in Siler City. Purchased items will ship to the Chatham Community Library, and will be presented to the Chatham Child Development Center just before the holiday break.

The Chatham Child Development Center (CCDC) is an inclusive child care program. It provides year round center-based early childhood education to children ages birth to 5 years old. CCDC operates an “inclusion” model for children who are both typically developing and those with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Services include educational and developmental activities, parent education, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, transportation, and before and after school care. The center has a Five Star Child Care License from the North Carolina Division of Child Development, and provides services to children who are eligible for NCPreK.

Spread the holiday cheer and promote literacy with books for our Community’s youngest learners! The deadline for making purchases is Friday, December 15. For more information about the Book Wish Tree, contact Katy Henderson at (919) 545-8085 or <mailto:>.

Monday, Dec. 4
2pm                   Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 1.  Excel is a popular spreadsheet program that can be used for storing, organizing, and manipulating data.  Topics covered in this workshop include: identifying key components and features of Microsoft Excel, typing in and formatting cells, using keyboard shortcuts, sorting data, creating charts and graphs, using AutoSum and equations, navigating multiple sheets, and saving and printing spreadsheets. Prerequisites:  Participants must be comfortable operating a computer, including mouse and keyboard.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word is helpful but not required. This workshop is free and open to the public; however, class size is limited and registration is required. Call the Reference desk at 919-545-8086 to more information.

Tuesday, Dec. 5
6:45pm                   CCL Tuesday Evening Book Club. Have you been thinking about joining a book club? The CCL Tuesday Evening Book Club meets the 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:45-7:45pm. This month’s book is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Thursday, Dec. 7
9am-12pm                 Genealogy Assistance- Volunteer genealogists are available to assist with family history research, whether your ancestors lived in Chatham County, the 50 states, or overseas.  A genealogist is on site in the library most Thursdays from 9:00 am to noon, and other days and times by appointment. Call 919-545-8086 to make an appointment. Sessions take place in the Local History & Genealogy area of Chatham Community Library.  Please bring as much written documentation as you have about the topic you are researching, as well as a flash drive for saving documents and/or money for printing.
1pm                            CCL Daytime Book Club- Have you been wanting to come to the book club but couldn’t make it out on Tuesday evenings?  You’re in luck! The daytime book club at Chatham Community Library will meet on the first Thursday of each month from 1-2pm and we will be discussing the same books as the Tuesday evening club. This month’s book is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.
6pm                          Common Thread Need Craft Group – Bring your favorite needlework project and enjoy the conversation and camaraderie. Newcomers are always welcome and registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.

Friday, Dec. 8
4pm                               LEGO Club -Join us for a free build LEGO session. Work alone or in a team. Create from scratch and tell us about your   creation! For children and teens. For more information, call Katy at (919) 545-8085.
6pm                             Teen Night- Glory! Honor! Revenge! Pizza! No matter what guides your quest, you are sure to be successful at the Chatham Community Library Teen Game Night.  Multiple tables of Dungeons and Dragons are always looking for new adventurers. Other options include a selection of board games and a Nintendo Wii.  There are also snacks and pizza.  Teen Game Night is held monthly. For more information, call Katy at (919) 545-8085.

Saturday, Dec. 9
2pm                            Christmas: Hawaiian Style. Have you ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in Hawaii? Join local author Robert Westerman as he shares his book, The Legend of Kalikimaka – The Christmas Auntie and sings original songs based on the story.
For Families with children of all ages. Contact Katy Henderson at (919) 545-8085 for more information. The Winter Reading Program is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Chatham Community Library. For membership information, visit<>.

Wren Library, Siler City
Monday, Dec. 4
6pm                            Family Movie Night at Wren. Wren Memorial Library will be offering a Family Movie Night the first Monday evening of each month. Come join us for a wonderful family movie and enjoy some popcorn! Call the library at 919-742-2016 to inquire about this week’s showing.

Wednesday, Dec. 6
10:30am                       Winter Reading Stories and Craft. Join us for a special winter-themed story time, followed by a make and take craft! Stay for cookies and camaraderie! For children of all ages. Contact Katy at (919) 545-8085 for more information.
3:30pm                         Wren Lego Club

Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, Dec. 7
10:30am                       Goldston Winter Stories and Craft. Join us for a special winter-themed story time, followed by a make and take craft! Stay for cookies and camaraderie! For children of all ages. Contact Katy at (919) 545-8085 for more information.
3:30pm                          Goldston Lego Club

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