Chatham Public Library Ukulele Festival Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

The Chatham Public Library Ukulele Festival will feature a full day of Ukulele fun and learning with workshops by renowned instructors Jim Beloff and Carmen Borgia:

  • 10:00 Finger-picking
  • 11:00 Advanced Beginner, pt 1
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Advanced Beginner, pt 2
  • 2:00 Gospel Jam
  • 3:00 Beatles for Ukulele
  • 4:00 Open Mic, followed with a concert by Jim & Liz Beloff and Jumbo Bungalow!

Don’t miss this exciting event! You are welcome to come to all or part of the festival.

THIS JUST IN: we will be convening down the street from the library at the Chatham High School, at 50 Woodbridge Avenue. Link to a Google map with locations listed here.

Registration is Required. You may bring a bag lunch, or sign up to get a sandwich from a local deli for $8.95. Call the library at 518-392-3666. For all ukulele players or wannabes, age 12+

This event is free, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, and 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 Grant Program.

Click here for a pdf of the Festival flyer

Author & Artists Series presents Jo Page on Saturday, September 23rd at 3:30 pm

 In this candid memoir of a “self-avowed church-geek”, Jo Page chronicles her spiritual journey from a tumultuous
childhood to nearly twenty years spent in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor. Comical, provocative and
heartbreaking, Preaching in My Yes Dress: Confessions of a Reluctant Pastor is wonderfully original.

Authors & Artists is sponsored by The Friends of the Chatham Library and will be followed by a question and answer session, a book sale & signing, and a reception.

Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26th

National Voter registration Day celebrates our democracy! Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. Come to the Chatham Library to register to vote!

LEGO CLUB on Monday, September 18th at 4:00 pm

Join our Lego Club! What will you build today? Perhaps something we can show in our display case.

For ages 5 and up.

Next Lego Club Dates: Mondays, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec 18




CUDDLE ME STORY TIME on Wednesdays, at 10:30 am!


Come to the library for CUDDLE ME Story Time. Our program is for Birth to 24 months, a story time designed especially for our youngest patrons with songs, rhymes and stories. 

October 4, 11, 18, 25.

Cuddle Me takes a September break and begins again on Wednesday, October 4th.

Pre School Story Hour on Fridays at 10:15 am

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, games, and a craft. Sign up for our early literacy program, 1000 Books and kickstart your child’s learning engine. For ages 2-5.

October 6, 13, 20, 27.

Preschool Story Hour takes a September break and begins again on Friday, October 6th.


Get Fresh Produce and Support the Friends of the Chatham Public Library

Thanks to the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, locally grown fruits and vegetables are available every Thursday through Field Goods:

  • Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service; customers receive 5-8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons.
  • Bags cost $16 to $32 per week, and can be put on hold at any time. It’s flexible!
  • Field Goods purchases everything directly from over 80 small farms in the region.
  • All of the produce is non-GMO, and most is organically grown.
  • Order deadline for a Thursday delivery is Monday at 11:59 pm

1. Go to
2. Click “Order Now”
3. Select “Public Locations” and pull down the menu for “Chatham”
4. Click the “Find Location”
5. Choose “Chatham Public Library” and follow the prompts.

Sign up through April 25 and receive a $10 credit in your account!

First Monday Book Discussion Group on Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm

Pick up October’s title Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, a non-fiction account of one family caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Newcomers welcome!

Check out our Goodreads group, and join in the online discussion.

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!

September 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27.


InstantFlix is FREE streaming video for Chatham and Canaan library patrons

InstantFlix for Libraries is a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

Through this link, patrons of The Chatham Public Library, and its branch in Canaan can create an InstantFlix account and have unlimited access to thousInstant flix buttonands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. InstantFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku, xBox or Fire TV devices.

About InstantFlix
InstantFlix streams thousands of award-winning films from festivals around the world. InstantFlix is dedicated to providing a forum where filmmakers and their audiences can interact, and to building a community that translates artistic vision into commercial success. InstantFlix promises to build a fair and open market to empower filmmakers to be the engine of their achievement, and audiences to be a vital part of a movie’s success. We believe that every good movie has an audience.

This service has been generously funded by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library. Would you like to become a Friend? Click here.