Beginning Monday, Sept. 23, sections of the library will be inaccessible due to a renovation project. Soon we will have new lights, an improved HVAC/air exchange system, and a freshly painted ceiling!

Authors and Artists: Gregg Swain, Saturday, October 19th at 3:30pm

Gregg Swain co-wrote Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game, celebrating the art found on tiles and boxes, and the upcoming American Mah Jongg for Everyone: A Complete Beginner’s Guide to the National Mah Jongg League Game. She travels the country giving talks about the history and cultural importance of Mah Jongg, and the meanings of the images on the sets.

Redstone Games consulted with Swain on the development of an app for mah jongg solitaire based on one of her vintage sets. A graduate of Smith College with a degree in Art History, Swain also has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She serves on numerous boards and committees in New York City and New England, and has been honored for her work in the community.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library.

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

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

October: 21, 23, 28, & 30th

November: 4, 6, 13, 18, 20, 25, & 27th

Ukulele Jam on Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come to our weekly Ukulele Jam – 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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Memoir Writing Group on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

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

October: 22, & 29th

November: 5, 12, 19, & 26th

This peer led writing group meets to provide comment and review on the process of memoir writing. New writers are welcome. If interested, contact the library at 518-392-3666, or stop by.


Author & Illustrator Jacqueline Rogers: Friday, October 25th at 10:15am

Join us for a special Goblin Moon story hour with local author Jacqueline Rogers. Wear your Halloween costume and make a trick-or-treat bag after the story! Copies of Goblin Moon will be available for purchase and signing.

Preschool to age 7

Lloyd the Geek: Tuesday, October 29th 3-5pm

Do you need help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other device? Then sign up for a one-on-one session with Tech Expert Heather Lloyd! Call the library (518)-392-3666 and schedule a half hour appointment for one of our upcoming dates:
Tuesday, October 29th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, November 26th, 3:00-5:00pm
Heather Lloyd has enjoyed a long career in Information Technology. Having worked for large corporations and start-ups in the Financial, Internet, and Telecommunication sectors for 35+ years, Heather has advanced expertise in multiple fields, such as emerging device technologies, consumer apps for Smart phone, Tablets, and the Internet, the Cloud, and more!

La Leche League: Monday, October 28th at 5:30pm

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. At meetings we share our questions and concerns as well as the benefits and joys of breastfeeding, and mothering through breastfeeding. For more about our Group, as well as contact information for our Leaders, visit

Halloween Story Hour: Thursday, October 31st at 3:00pm

Stop by the library before you go trick or treating to listen to stories and make a Halloween craft!

Preschoolers to 7 years