Library Closed August 31st and September 2nd & 3rd

The Chatham Public Library will be closed Saturday, August 31st for the Columbia County Fair, Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day, and Tuesday, September 3rd for Staff Conference Day. We will re-open Wednesday, September 4th at 10:00 a.m.

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!

August: 19, 21, 26, & 28th

September: 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, & 30th

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:

August: 20 & 27th

September: 10, 17, & 24th

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.


Chatham Roots: Thursday, September 5th, 2:00-3:45pm

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 or call 518-610-0826 (leave message). RSVP isn’t needed but appreciated.

(Click HERE to learn more about Michelle LeClair and her journey to becoming a genealogist!)


First Monday Book Discussion Group on Monday, September 9th at 7:00 pm

September’s book is  My Brilliant Friend, by Elana Farrante, Join us for an interesting discussion and pick up a copy of October’s book, Ruthless Tide, by Al Roker



Health Care Navigator: Thursday, September 12th 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, September 24th 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 (518)-392-3666 and schedule a half hour appointment for one of our upcoming dates:
Tuesday, September 24th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, October 29th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, November 26th, 3:00-5:00pm
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!

Art & Nature Club: Tuesday, September 24th 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. Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 24 at 3:00 pm. Make a nature journal for our future explorations. Contact the library at 518-392-3666 to register or email us at