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Looking for More Children’s Activities?

Check out our “Kids Page,” with events just for families, kids, and teens!

“Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program runs through August 16th. Keep track of books you read and participate in activities at the library! 

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!

August: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29th

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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This event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants program.

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:

August: 7, 14, 21, & 28th

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 philpal1@gmail.com or just stop by.

 

“Libraries Rock!” 2018 Summer Reading Program Event: Goldi-Rocks and the Three Bears: Thursday, August 16th at 2pm

Join us for the Puppet People’s retelling of the classic story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” See beautifully designed puppets, colorful sets, and participate in the audience by helping Goldi find her band so she can rock out at the library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For families. Registration required.

“Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Party: Thursday, August 16th at 3pm

After our last “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program Event, Goldi-Rocks and the Three Bears, join us for our end of the 2018 Summer Reading Program party! Come pick up your prizes and enjoy snacks and refreshments. We hope everyone had a great summer reading here at the Chatham Public Library. We can’t wait to see you for 2019’s summer programs!

“Libraries Rock!” 2018 Summer Reading Program Event: Creative Movement: Monday, August 20th at 3pm

Abby Lappen will guide participants to move freely to the sounds of her guitar. Children will have an opportunity to sing, dance with scarves and balls, and play musical instruments!

For families. Infants- 7 years. Registration is required. 

Acorn TV: Best in British TV and Film

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, now with your Chatham or Canaan Public Library card you have access to Acorn TV, hailed as “glorious streaming service…an essential must-have” by The Hollywood Reporter. With 80+ shows, hours of commercial-free programming, and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch!

See them first: Acorn streams the latest seasons of fan favorites like Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, George Gently, Vera, Murdoch Mysteries and many more.

Add shows to your personal watchlist for later viewing and share your favorite shows and episodes!

All you need is an internet connection and a desktop or device to watch online. Acorn TV is currently available on laptops, desktops, and tablets via browser

Sign up for a 7-day pass to watch as much as you want. When that pass expires, you can get another one.