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.


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

Lloyd the Geek: Tuesday, November 26th 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: Please check our website for updates on 2020 sessions with Lloyd the Geek!
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!

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.