Fizz, Boom gives a glimpse into the science of weather. Through fun and interactive experiments, students will gain a better understanding of weather, electricity and sound. Participants will receive a newsletter to enjoy at home. Alana Brandon from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be leading these sessions. We need a minimum of 8 students to run this program. Registration is required. For ages 6-10.
With LEGO Education WeDo, participants will learn how to construct and bring their models to life using intuitive drag-and-drop software. Children will be working in small groups to create a final project. Alana Brandon from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be leading these sessions. We need a minimum of 8 students to run this program and it is important that the same youth attend all sessions. For ages 6 to 10. Registration is required.
Minstrel Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack will perform an interactive family program especially recommended for children ages 4 and older. “Einstein’s Favorite Fairy Tales” is a delightful show of songs & folktales celebrating the end of our summer reading program. Refreshments will be served and participants can pick up their reading prizes.
**Registration is required for all programs.**
The Friends of the Chatham Library has launched a new program that allows patrons of the library to take their families to a wide variety of nearby museums and historic sites. The following passes are available for Chatham & Canaan patrons:
The Albany Institute of History & Art, Arrowhead (Home of Herman Melville), Ashley House, Bennington Museum (Grandma Moses), Berkshire Botanical garden, The Berkshire Museum, Chesterwood (Daniel Chester French), Children’s Museum of Science & Technology, The Columbia County Historical Society, , FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Hancock Shaker Village, Historic Deerfield Village, The Hyde Collection, Mass MoCa, Naumkeag, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Mission House, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and The Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
In addition, the library has two North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) passes that admit patrons to many other venues such as The Mount (home of Edith Wharton), the Shaker Museum, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, Hildene (Lincoln family home), and many more – ask to see the list at the desk. NARM passes can also be used in place of some library passes that have been checked out by other patrons.
This program is made possible by grants from The Berkshire Bank, The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation and the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation.