Local resident Carol Camerino will teach participants how to play American Mahjong, a variation of the Chinese tile game that is growing in popularity across NJ and the USA. Join us at the Library for two sessions 6/7 and 6/14 to learn all you need to begin playing with friends and family.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES @ CHESTER LIBRARY
Friday. June 15 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and Jordan Peele.
A young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate and becomes ensnared in a more sinister reason for the invitation. Rated R. 103 minutes. Register online at www.chesterlib.org.
LIBRARY BABIES @ CHESTER LIBRARY
Monday, June 18 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
This special story time program is best for infants/toddlers up to 24 months. Will include songs, stories and fingerplays. Siblings are always welcome to attend! Register online at www.chesterlib.org.
MORNING BOOK CLUB @ CHESTER LIBRARY
Tuesday, June 19 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Chester Library Morning Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. Books are selected by recommendations from members. Please call Mary Murphy on 879-7612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.
SUMMER: A SEASON FULL OF WELLNESS @ CHESTER LIBRARY
Tuesday, June 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Summertime in New Jersey suggests an abundance of local, fresh produce. This is the time of year when ‘Eating Healthy’ can be both easy and delicious. Learn about the fruits, veggies, herbs and spices that will keep you cool and energized, and how to maximize the health benefits of Summer’s foods and drinks. Add some seasonally appropriate self-care practices to boost your well-being and you will be ready for a sun-filled Season of Wellness. Join Holistic Health Coach Marian Carroll and Power-Up to Summer! Register online at www.chesterlib.org.
PAWS READING BUDDIES @ CHESTER LIBRARY
Wednesday, June 20 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Children gain confidence while reading to trained therapy dogs. Bring a favorite book or borrow one of ours. Pick up a PAWS reading log and get a stamp every time you read with a dog — when your booklet is full get a free book! Register online at www.chesterlib.org.
FAMILY TRIVIA NIGHT @ CHESTER LIBRARY
Thursday, June 21 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us for a Family Trivia Event featuring a host, music and a fun and entertaining quiz. Best for ages 10 and up. Register online at www.chesterlib.org.
A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE WRITING AND ART @ CHESTER LIBRARY
Monday, June 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Using the artwork of the masters as well as some lesser known artists, the Chester Write Stuff writing group will present their interpretation of works by George Seurat, Edvard Munch, Salvador Dali, Maxfield Parrish, Donato Giancola, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Jamie Wyeth. The Chester Write Stuff group is directed by award-winning journalist/editor/ author, and Chester resident, Carlotta G. Holton. Writers presenting include Gail DeWees, Cynthia Di Taranto, Joanne Flexser, Lorraine Hunt, Al Knight, Marcella Russo, Jacky Sheppard, Gregory Smith and Rosemary Szablewicz. Refreshments will follow. Call 879-7612 for more information.
PETTING ZOO AND SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK-OFF @CHESTER LIBRARY
Wednesday, June 27 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sign up for our Summer Reading Program and visit the petting zoo featuring goats, lambs, a miniature donkey, an alpaca, bunnies, ducks and more. Register online starting June 11 at www.chesterlib.org.
KNITTING GROUP @ CHESTER LIBRARY
Wednesday, August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 @ 10:30 AM
Bring your own project and enjoy knitting with others in this informal group. Please call Mary Murphy at 879-7612 if you are interested to confirm time and room location.