Renowned film critic Peter Biskind will talk about his latest book, “The Sky is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great For Extremism, at the Chatham Public Library on Saturday, March 23 at 3:30 pm. Biskind is well known in Columbia County for programming films shown at the Crandall Theater and serving as the Executive Director of the annual FilmColumbia Festival.
Biskind is a cultural critic, film historian and former editor-in-chief of American Film magazine and executive editor of Premiere. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Paris Match. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a staff writer for Esquire magazine. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, Biskind’s talk is a continuation of the group’s Authors and Artists series. It is free of charge and open to the public. A question and answer session, a reception, and a book signing will follow the talk.
Girls Who Code 3rd-5th Grade Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read, and explore together! This will be a six week program.
Featuring activities, characters, and vocabulary drawn from the best-selling Girls Who Code books, 3rd-5th Grade Clubs expose girls to bravery, resilience, and computational thinking at the exact moment when research indicates that their interest is high. Girls will learn about the basics of computer science and about some of the ground-breaking women who use technology to create.
Each meeting will include fun, interactive projects that are unique to Girls Who Code. A typical meeting starts with girls reading together from a part of the book Learn to Code and Change the World and then discussing questions that relate to both the book and important concepts; bravery and sisterhood. The Club will then take on a creative challenge that relates to the chapter they read – either unplugged or online – to unleash creativity and individuality.
Any girls in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade are encouraged to join if you’re creative, curious and want to learn more about how to make computers think. Whether you’re a beginner or a computer master, you’ll get to make new friends as you read and learn together!
Please call the library to sign up and begin your online enrollment!
MAH JONGG players meet downstairs every Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm. Beginners are welcome!
March: 18, 20, 25, & 27th
April: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 & 29th
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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March: 19 & 26th
April: 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.
April’s book is Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock. Join us for a conversation and pick up a copy of May’s book, Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan.
A free monthly genealogy club to assist in the search for your family. For beginners, experts and everyone in between. We will work on those elusive ancestors, break down your brick walls, share tips and tricks and just have fun. The group will be led by Michelle LeClair. She teaches genealogy classes, lectures and has conducted workshops around the region for over 10 years. And has obsessively been researching for over 25 years. For information contact Michelle at artsmart47@yaho