Please fill out our Storytime Survey

Posted By on October 1, 2014

Attendance at our fall/winter/spring storytimes has declined dramatically.  Frequently, no one attends.  We appreciate your input, through a survey, to help us figure out why and whether anything can be done to increase storytime attendance.  Or, perhaps, it may indicate that there simply is no longer any interest in a regular storytime being offered through the library.  Lack of responses will lead us to believe this may be true, so please respond if you are at all interested in attending a regular Chatfield Public Library storytime.  All responses are received anonymously.  All questions are in regard to storytime offered during the school year, not during the summer.

Please click HERE or on the picture above to be taken to the online survey.  Or fill out a paper version of the survey at the library.  You’ll find them on top of the shelf on the northern wall of the children’s picture book section.

Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Posted By on October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Thursday, October 23 at 6:00pm

Bring your own pumpkin and carving tools and we’ll provide a variety of patterns that you can use.

This is a free, very informal workshop for carvers of all ages and levels of experience, but young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Many have found that it works much better to scrape out their pumpkins before coming to the workshop so that they can get right to work carving.

Intricate carving takes a lot of time!

Spooky treats will be served.  Please join us!


2nd Sunday Cinema

Posted By on September 30, 2014

Showing Sunday, Oct. 12th at 3:00pm …

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Directed by Arvin Chen

Taiwan /Comedy / Mandarin with English subtitles/106 min.

On the big screen at historic Potter Auditorium

FREE!         Ages 17+      Refreshments Available for purchase

Poignant and heartening. Playfully channeling Woody Allen, Jacques Tati and Jacques Demy” - Maggie Lee, Variety

 “Wry and whimsical”- Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter


In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng upon learning of her desire to have another baby. At his sister’s engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen, a wedding photographer who, though also married, is living the high life of a younger, single gay man. When Stephen teases Weichung for his newly straight-laced lifestyle, dormant emotions are awakened in Weichung, setting him off on a quest for true romance and desire.


Honorable Mention, International Narrative Feature – Tel Aviv LGBT Intl. Film Festival

Audience Award, Best Foreign Film – Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival


Berlin International Film Festival                 Tribeca Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival                 Boston LGBT Film Festival

Provincetown Film Festival                         Frameline Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival                 Philadelphia Film Festival

Rehoboth Beach Film Festival                     Denver Film Festival

St. Louis International Film Festival                 Teaneck International Film Festival

Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival

San Diego Asian Film Festival

Film movement explains how their films are chosen:

“Each selection is curated by leading voices in film, including Christian Gaines of American Film Institute (AFI), Nicole Guillemet, original programmer of the Sundance Film Festival, and Nate Kohn of Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival.”

Film Movement explains why they chose this movie …

We could say that we acquired this film because of its delightfully charming karaoke scene, and we wouldn’t be lying. But there’s so much more to Arvin Chen’s work than flourish and whimsy, and there’s plenty of that. The story—or stories, because there are several, like variations on a theme—is in essence about being true to oneself, and those close to you, in order to find happiness. The main character happens to be gay, and the film does touch on the difficulties of homosexuals coming out publicly under the pressures of Taiwanese society and family traditions. However, this is not merely a film about gay issues, but rather about honesty when it comes to relationships, both gay and straight.

It’s obvious that Chen understands and respects all of his characters, making it easy for any audience member to identify with them. And he achieves a satisfying happy ending for all without it seeming fake or being sappy. We’re confident you will be completely taken by Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?, and even dare to guarantee that next time you do karaoke with your co-workers, you will get an uncontrollable urge to sing the title song to them as if your life depended on it. Just like the film, it will take a long time to get it out of your head.

Enjoy award-winning, first run, independent or foreign films at Potter Auditorium in Chatfield every second Sunday of each month at 3:00pm.

Brought to you by the Chatfield Public Library in cooperation with the Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre, and the Chatfield Lions. 






Friends Book Sale, Saturday, Sept. 6th!

Posted By on September 2, 2014

Last Book Sale of the season!
Saturday, Sept. 6th
8:00am – 2:00pm
In the old Pavlish building (shed behind library and next to Root River State Bank, entrance on Fillmore Street).

Closed Saturday, Aug. 30th

Posted By on August 20, 2014

The Library will be closed Saturday, August 30th.

Stock up some books by your favorite authors and set aside some time to relax and read during your Labor Day weekend!

labor day graphic


2nd Sunday Cinema resumes 9/14/14

Posted By on August 11, 2014


Book Sale!

Posted By on August 1, 2014

Western Days Book Sale 2014

Last day to redeem Banana Bucks!

Posted By on July 31, 2014

Today (Thursday, July 31, 2014) is the last day to earn and redeem your Banana Bucks!  We are open until 8:30pm tonight.  Come on in!

Teen reading logs will be accepted until 5pm tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 1, 2014)

Lots of reading going on this summer!  Keep it up!!

RAD Zoo at the Library on Tuesday, 1pm

Posted By on July 18, 2014


Magic Show

Posted By on July 18, 2014


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