The Library will be closed Thursday, July 4th

The Empire Pass

We have over twenty passes you can borrow to use for free or reduced admission to local and regional attractions.

The Empire Pass  is our newest museum pass, and it’s your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. It provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, including forests, beaches, trails and more. Pass allows access for one carload. Click here to learn where the Empire Pass is accepted. Reserve the pass here, using our online reservation system, pick it up at the library, and go have an outdoor adventure!

2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, June 17th-August 14th

Stop by the library to sign-up and start the summer reading program for 2019: A Universe of Stories! Participants will get space themed punch-cards to track reading throughout the summer, collecting prizes for individual reading goals. Participants will also be a part of a larger reading team, racing through space together to reach the moon! Starting on June 17th, registration for all programs, workshops, and performances begins for children and teens, running all summer long until August 14th. Sample the many programs designed to delight, inspire, teach, and give hands-on experiences.

Our summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant, and Dairy Queen – Ghent. 

Art workshops are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council of the Arts


Birds of Prey: Summer Reading Event: Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 pm

Richele Ford of Ford’s Falconry will give a live bird of prey presentation. Participants will meet a red tailed hawk, owls, and more! Learn how these birds hunt and raise their young and why their role in our environment is so important.

Registration is required. Ages 4 to Adults

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library.

Battle of the Books: High School Team–Upcoming Meetings

The Battle of the Book High School Team will meet every Tuesday throughout the summer to prepare for the ultimate battle, Friday, August 16th. Bring a bag dinner so we can eat together, then discuss and answer trivia questions about the books!


 June 25th 5:00-6:30pm

July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th  5:00 pm-6:30 pm

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!

June: 19, 24, & 26th

July: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, & 31st

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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Lloyd the Geek: Tuesday, June 25th 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, June 25th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, July 30th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, September 24th, 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!

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:

June: 25th

July: 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30th

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.