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.

October LibraryReads Book Picks Preview

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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!

October: 22, 24, 29, & 31st

November: 5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 26, & 28th

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:

October: 23, & 30th

November: 6, 13, 20, & 27th

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.


Lloyd the Geek: Tuesday, October 30th 2:30-4pm

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 and schedule a half hour appointment for:

Tuesday, October 30th 2:30-4pm
Call to register: 518-392-3666
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!

“The Wonderful World of Bats,” Wednesday, October 24th at 6:00pm

The ‘Wonderful World of Bats,’ with Jerry Schneider will be presented in the children’s room of the Library. Learn all about bats and their habitat, bat houses, vampire bats, migration and hibernation. Schneider will also discuss the importance of bats in our environment. The presentation will include slides and taped bat call! Craft time follows in the community room, where participants can create a pattern of bats, butterflies and/or leaf on a T-shirt. You may bring your own, or purchase one at the library.

For more information and to register for this fun family program, call the library at 518-392-3666

First Monday Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 5th at 7:00 pm

November’s book is Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid, a visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands. Join us for a stimulating conversation, and pick up a copy of December’s book, Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.

Tech Tutors: Thursday, November 8th at 3pm

Tech Tutors are High School students who provide one-on-one help to adults to learn basic computer skills or how to better use their eReader of smartphone. Basic instruction may include how to use a mouse, download an eBook, set up an email account, search the internet, or navigate Facebook, Pinerest or Twitter.

Bring your tablet, phone , reader, or other device with you.

Visit the library, or call us at 518-393-3666 to register for this program.

Next Tech Tutors: December 13th