Read All About It–NewsBank is Back!

NewsBank/America’s News is back, and it’s better than before. Chatham & Canaan Library patrons can browse full-text articles from the following regional newspapers: Register-Star, Chatham Courier (2009-2017), Troy Record, Berkshire Eagles, Albany Times-Union, plus much, much more.

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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!

November: 5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 26, & 28th

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

old-typewriter[1]A Memoir Writing Group is held on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm:

November: 6, 13, 20, & 27th

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.

 

Reading and Discussion Series on James Baldwin: Monday, November 19th at 6:30pm

With a generous grant through Humanities NY, scholar Karen Schoemer leads a reading/discussion series on author, poet and essayist James Baldwin. The group convenes to delve into the mind of this most American and original of great 20th century thinkers. As relevant today as he was then, Baldwin’s work concerned how the history we share shapes the world we live in now. This is the third of five monthly meetings. All materials are provided for loan, registration is necessary.

 

Health Care Navigator: Tuesday, November 20th 1:00-4:00pm

Navigators assist individuals, families, small businesses and small business employees in Columbia and Greene Counties with shopping for, comparing, and enrolling in quality affordable health insurance, including Medicaid and Child Health Plus, through the New York State of Health: the Official Health Plan Marketplace. Navigators can also assist with applying for financial assistance to help pay for coverage.  Navigator services are free of charge. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call (518) 822-9600.

Lloyd the Geek: Tuesday, November 27th 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 and schedule a half hour appointment for:

Tuesday, November 27th 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, December 18th 3:00-5:00pm
Call to register: 518-392-3666
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!

Magic: The Gathering-A Card Game for Beginners Group, Wednesday, November 28th at 5pm

Come to the library to learn an exciting card game that combines strategy with fantasy! Players will learn how to build decks, strategize, and face off against their opponents.

For ages 8-11