Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Chatham Library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22nd, and remain closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

We will reopen on Saturday, November 25th at 10:00 am.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

NEW film streaming service with your Library Card

Watch over over 26,000 films on Kanopy! Just launched,  Chatham and Canaan Library users can now watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films. Check out their Film Columbia collection!

Films can be streamed through smart TVs, Rokus, on tablets, computers, or smart phones. You can watch up to 10 films per month.


LEGO CLUB on Monday, November 20th at 4:00 pm

Join our Lego Club! What will you build today? Perhaps something we can show in our display case.

For ages 5 and up.

Next Lego Club Date: Monday, Dec 18th




Puppy Tales on Tuesday, November 28th, 2:30 – 3:15 pm

Come visit with Lennie, the therapy dog. Read him one of your favorite stories or draw a picture of him to add to our display.

All ages are welcome!

Next Puppy Tales Tuesday, December 19th, 2:30-3:15 pm


CUDDLE ME Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 am


Come to the library for CUDDLE ME Story Time. Our program is for Birth to 24 months, a story time designed especially for our youngest patrons with songs, rhymes and stories. 

November 1, 8, 15, 29. There will be no Cuddle Me on Nov. 22nd.



Pre School Story Hour on Fridays at 10:15 am

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, games, and a craft. Sign up for our early literacy program, 1000 Books and kickstart your child’s learning engine. For ages 2-5.

November 3 & 17.



MAH JONGG at the Library every Monday and Wednesday from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Join the Mah Jongg renaissance! MAH JONGG players meet downstairs every Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm.  Beginners are welcome!

November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29.


Memoir Writing Group on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

old-typewriter[1]A Memoir Writing Group is held on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm:

November 7, 14, 21, 28.

This peer led writing group meets to provide comment and review on the process of memoir writing. New writers are welcome. If interested, contact Phil Palladino at 518-392-5933, email at or just stop by.


Ukulele Jam on Saturday, December 2nd & 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come to our Ukulele Jam –  on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Please register by calling, emailing, or stopping in at the library, walk-ins are also welcome.

Ukes will be available if you don’t have one yet, including several you can borrow to take home!

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Author & Artists presents Winifred Gallagher on Saturday, December 2nd at 3:30 pm

Award-winning author & local resident, Winifred Gallagher, will talk about her most recent book, “How the Post Office Created America”. A masterful history of a long underappreciated institution, Gallagher examines the surprising role of the postal service in our nation’s political, social, economic, and physical development.

How the Post Office Created America” is an ode to a little-heralded but flagship government enterprise. [Gallagher] reminds us … that the post office forged a communications revolution just as far-reaching as the later telegraph and internet revolutions.”—The New York Times Book Review

 Authors & Artists is sponsored by The Friends of the Chatham Library. This presentation will be followed by a question and answer period, a book sale & signing, and a reception.