PUPPY TALES on Thursday, May 5th at 2:30 pm

my_best_friend_is_a_therapy_dog_sweatshirt[1]storytime-kids_1[1]Lennie, the therapy dog, and his handlers, Allison & Lauren Slater, will be here to help you practice your reading skills. Lennie enjoys listening to books on anything! …so come by and read to him!

Next Puppy Tales: Monday, May 16th at 2:30 pm


HOW-TO FESTIVAL on Saturday, May 7th from 10 am – 2 pm

how-to-juggle[1] Have you always wanted to juggle? Or play the ukulele? Or make spring rolls? Or tie a bow tie? Come to the Chatham Public Library How-T0 Festival to learn! This fun event features participatory demonstrations from 5-30 minutes long, by some two dozen area residents eager to share their skills with community members of all ages.

Activities will include:

  • Intro to T’ai Chi
  • Making an origami frog (and then holding a frog race)
  • Spinning yarn with a drop spindle
  • Letter boxing
  • Juggling 101
  • Create an apron from a tee shirt in two minutes
  • How to talk to anybody
  • How to tie a bow tie
  • 15 min. to firm yourself
  • How to make spring rolls
  • How to tie a scarf
  • Start playing the ukulele
  • How to talk southern
  • Face-painting
  • Making balloon animals
  • How to ride a unicycle
  • Blowing BIG bubbles
  • Cupcake decorating
  • How to Hula hoop, and more!

The How-to Festival will take place rain or shine. In case of rain, outdoor activities will move to the Middle School gym. Some events have suggested supplies to bring – for more information, call the library at 39bowtie[1]2-3666. There is no charge for this fun event, and refreshments will be served.


OPEN ART….All Day, Any Time!

button_bracelet_by_porcelinazero[1]Stop by the Children’s room any day, any time from May 9th to May 14th to make BUTTON BRACELETS

And May 23rd to May 28: BEADED FLAGS

EXPRESSIONS & CONNECTIONS: Open Art Workshop: Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 12:30-2:15 pm

paintbrush-pallet-clip-art-2205488[1]Please join us! Activities include watercolor painting, beading, and adult coloring. No experience necessary. Materials provided. Open to all ages! Presented by the Apogee Center.

PUPPY TALES on Monday, May 16th at 2:30 pm

storytime%20kids_1[1]Lennie, the therapy dog, and his handlers, Allison & Lauren Slater, will be here to help you practice your reading skills. Lennie enjoys listening to books on anything! …so come by and read to him!

CONTEMPORARY ART READING & DISCUSSION GROUP on Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 – 7:45 pm

Be part of the conversation! Let’s talk about what areas of contemporary art to focus on next and even plan some field trips for the summer. If you have never attended but have always been curious about this group this is the perfect opportunity to meet some new people and learn a little something about contemporary art. Join Melissa Sarris upstairs at the library –  no art experience necessary! Check out the blog for more info: http://chathamartagency.blogspot.com

modernArt_20130922_MariePlocharz[1]This group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

TECH TUTORS: Thursday, May 19th, 3:15 to 4:30 pm

computer_clipart[1]Tech Tutors are high school students who provide one-on-one help to adults to learn basic computer skills or use their eReader, tablet, or smartphone. Learn how to set up an email account, search the internet, or navigate Facebook or Twitter. Bring your laptop, tablet, phone, reader, or other device with you. Visit the library, or call us at 392-3666, to register for this program.

SPECIAL GUEST at Preschool Story Hour on Friday, May 20th at 10:15 am

large-Germ-or-disease-with-a-surprised-face-66.6-16664[1]large-Germ-or-disease-with-a-surprised-face-166.6-16664[1]A representative from the County health Department will be our guest reader on May 20th, sharing books on germs, immunizations & lead paint. Sign up for our early literacy program, 1000 Books and kickstart your child’s learning engine.

MOVIE MATINEE: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids on Friday, May 20th at 3:00 pm

honey_i_shrunk_the_kids[1]Enjoy a Friday afternoon movie with your friends! Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, is a PG-rated modern classic comedy from 1989 starring Rick Moranis.

Author & Artists Series presents KRYSTYNA PORAY GODDU on Saturday, May 21 at 3:00 pm

Welcome Krystyna Poray Goddu, the author of more than a dozen books, who will discuss, “A girl called Vincent,” her new biography of renowned poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay. Millay lived and worked at Steepletop, her beloved farm here in Columbia County.

This event is free and open to the public. A question and answer period, book signing, and reception will follow the presentation. Sponsored by The Friends of the Chatham Library9781613731727_p0_v4_s118x184