kanopy: film streaming service with your Library Card

Watch over over 26,000 films on Kanopy! The Columbia County Libraries, with the generous support of the Crandell Theatre, have expanded the Kanopy streaming service to all library users in Columbia County. Watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films. Check out their Film Columbia collection!

Films can be streamed through smart TVs, Rokus, on tablets, computers, or smart phones. You can watch up to 10 films per month.


MAH JONGG at the Library 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!

January: 22, 27, & 29th

February: 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, & 26th

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:

January: 21st & 28th

February: 4, 11, 18, & 25th

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.


La Leche League: Monday, January 27th 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 http://lalechecolumbia.weebly.com/

Weekly Dream Circle: Tuesdays at 12:30pm

Embodied Dreamwork practitioner, Louisa Heyward, invites you to join her weekly Dreamers’ Circle. Nightly we receive messages from our soul which, when understood, can bring us into a greater sense of connection, creativity and possibility. In the approach of Embodied Dreamwork, dreams are entered into through associative exploration and felt experience with the understanding that each dream derives meaning specific to the history and perspective of its particular dreamer.

Enjoy the rare opportunity to share dreams in a facilitated group setting as well as learn techniques and tools to take home. Each week participants need to bring one or several dreams to work on, preferably written down, a notebook with paper to write or draw on, as well as a writing utensil. The group will explore dream moments through brief exercises involving writing or drawing followed by group thoughtfully facilitated group sharing. Group size is capped at 10 participants. Please contact Louisa Heyward at heywardlouisa@gmail.com if interested in joining. 

Upcoming meetings: January 28th

February: 4, 11, 18, & 25th

Lloyd the Geek: Tuesday, January 28th 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: 
January 28th 3-5pm
February 25th 3-5pm
March 31st 3-5pm
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!

First Monday Book Discussion Group on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm

February’s book is Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and Birth of the FBI, by David Grann, a riveting account of a series of murders on the Osage reservation during the Roaring 20s. Join us for a friendly discussion and pick up a copy of March’s book, There, there, by Tommy Orange.

Chatham Roots: Thursday, February 6th, 2:00-5:00pm

For beginners, experts and everyone in between. Work on those elusive ancestors, break down your brick walls, share tips and tricks, and just have fun. The group is led by Michelle LeClair, genealogy teacher & lecturer. Beginner Q&A is from 2-3pm. Topic talk from 3-4pm, then more intermediate/advanced Q&A from 4-5pm. For information contact Michelle at artsmart47@yahoo.com or call 518-610-0826 (leave message). RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

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