Library Will Be Closed Monday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day. We will re-open Tuesday, November 12th at 10:00am.

 

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!

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:

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.

 

Art & Nature Club: Tuesday, November 12th 3:00 pm-4:15 pm

Join the Pack! Nature Enthusiasts Dee Dee Knight invites youth ages 7 to 10 to join the Chatham Public Library’s new Art & Nature Club.  We will be learning about animal tracks this month! Don’t forget your nature journal! Contact the library at 518-392-3666 to register or email us at chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us.

Health Care Navigator: Thursday, November 14th 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.

Authors and Artists: Dawn Wallant: Saturday, November 16th at 3:30pm

Dawn Wallant is the Executive Director of Common Ground Dispute Resolution. Common Ground Dispute Resolution is a not-for-profit agency providing dispute resolution services in Greene and Columbia Counties. The organization provides trained mediators who work to resolve the differences on issues including family, housing, business, workplace, school, and neighbor disputes. Dawn Wallant serves as Executive Director, a position she’s held since 2001. Dawn has been a certified mediator since 1991 and serves as a lead mediator in a variety of areas, including family court mediation, parent-child mediation between youth and their parents, and Elder Mediation for seniors and their families. Dawn is a NYS certified Parent Education and Awareness Educator and Trainer. At Common Ground, Dawn supervises, trains and re-certifies a panel of thirty three volunteer mediators. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library.

From the Common Ground Dispute Resolution Website:

Our Mission:

“To provide the citizens of Greene and Columbia Counties with an efficient way of resolving every-day disputes.”

Since 1987, Common Ground has been under contract with the NYS Unified Court System to provide mediation and alternative dispute resolution services to Greene and Columbia Counties.

Silent Spinners: Thursday, November 21st at 3:00pm

Can spiders make silk? Join the Children’s Museum of Science & Technology for this close-up look at common and exotic spiders, their bodies, webs and habits. This program will shed light on these beneficial creatures. Recommended for grades 1-4.

La Leche League: Monday, November 25th 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 http://lalechecolumbia.weebly.com/