The Chatham Public Library will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We will reopen Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00 am.

ANIMALS IN WINTER: SPECIAL Pre School Story Hour on Friday, January 13th at 10:15 am

Michelle Vedder-Drew from the Mud Creek Environmental Center will be leading story hour. Michelle will be reading and sharing activities with preschoolers on how animals cope during the winter months.

Parent/Child Book Detective Club, Saturday, January 14th from 1:00 -2:00 pm


A literary adventure awaits your family, where parents/caregivers & children selve into books together. This group is designed for children 5-8 (K-2). We will discuss characters, plot, setting and analyze great stories as a group. Please call 518-392-3666 for more information and to register for this event.


FEED THE BIRDS on Tuesday, January 17th at 3:00 pm

Listen to stories about birds, and then make bird feeders out of recycled materials.

For ages 4 to 8

Columbia Pathways to Recovery

Together with Columbia Pathways to Recovery we are starting a collection of books and dvds around the topics of addiction and recovery. Would you like to help us build this collection? Here is our wishlist. Thanks, and happy holidays.

Monday Book Discussion Group for February 6th at 7:00 PM

February’s book, The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball is now available. “The Dirty Life is a delightful, tumultuous, and tender story of the author’s love affair with the man who becomes her husband and the farm they work together to restore. With wisdom and humor, Kristin Kimball describes how she abandoned her career in New York City, leaving behind everything she thought was important for a hard, distinctly unglamorous existence that turns out to be the most fulfilling thing she’s ever done.”
— Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses

Get your copy at the downstairs circ desk now.

Tech Tutors on Thursday, January 19th from 3:15 to 4:30 pm

computer_clipart[1]Tech Tutors are high school students who provide one-on-one help to adults to learn basic computer skills or use their eReader, tablet, or smartphone. Learn how to set up an email account, search the internet, or navigate Facebook or Twitter. Bring your laptop, tablet, phone, reader, or other device with you. Visit the library, or call us at 392-3666, to register for this program.

UPCOMING TECH TUTOR DATES: Thursdays, February 16, March 30, April 27, & May 18.

Puppy Tales on Friday, January 20th at 2:30 pm

Lennie, the therapy dog, and his handlers, Lauren & Allison Slater, will be here to help you practice your reading skills. Lennie loves stories about nature, especially cats and squirrels so come by and read to him!

x_gosllegeix6g[1]Next Puppy Tales: Tuesday, February 14th and Tuesday, March 14th, both at 2:30 pm.

Ukulele Jam on Saturday, January 21st, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

ukulele_girl_by_zbyz[1]ukulele_trees1Sing, strum, play! It’s more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to our 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 two you can borrow from the library for four weeks.

Next UKU Jams: February 4th and 18th

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LEGO CLUB on Monday, January 23rd at 4:00 pm


lego_minifig_led_flashlight_11Join our Lego Club! What are you going to build today? Perhaps something we can show in our display case. Your only limit is your imagination.

For ages 5 and up.