The Library Will be Closed January 21st

The Chatham Public Library will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen Tuesday, January 22nd at 10:00am

Want to Learn More About Our Digital Collections and Online Services?

You’re invited to the Chatham Public Library Academy, a growing assortment of video tutorials. Click on the selected image to begin.

For a listing of all tutorials in the Chatham Public Library Academy, click here

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!

January 16, 23, 28, & 30th

February 4, 6, 11, 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

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

January: 15, 22, & 29th

February 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.


Artist’s Way Group: Tuesday, January 22nd 1:00pm-2:30pm

Do you dream of writing, making films, painting, dancing? Are you feeling blocked, wishing you had a bit more creative flow or play in your life? Are the winter blues settling in and shrinking your horizon?

Julia Cameron’s  twelve chapter book, “The Artist’s Way” has worked to free up creativity and joy in thousands since it was first published in 1992. It’s a wonderful way to light a fire inside and warm your spirit through the dark months.

As a group, we will work through the book together, reading a chapter a week and sharing our experiences with the end of chapter self-exploratory exercises, morning journaling and weekly “artist dates” which remind us how to play again.

Facilitated by Louisa Heyward; copies of the book available for loan. Contact the library to register, space is limited.

Upcoming Artist’s Way Group meetings: January 29th, February 5th, February 12th

Magic: The Gathering-A Card Game for Beginners Group, Wednesday, January 30th 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