The Chatham Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th

flag_july_4[1]The Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 10:00 am.

ART IN ACTION: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 28 & 29, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

girl-with-jump-rope[1]Teaching artist, Mary Young, will encourage children to use a variety of materials to create shapes, forms and architectural structures. Participants will have an opportunity to play with objects (balls, hoops, jump ropes) before creating a piece of art. For ages 5-7. Registration is required.

This program is funded with public funds provided by the NY State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered through the Community Arts Grants Program at Greene Co. Council on the Arts.

BABY SIGNING: Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26, 10:30 am

More_drink_en[1]Join Rebecca Demarest of Happy Babble, a sign language program for little hands. Rebecca teaches American Sign language to families all over the Capital District.

For Infants & Toddlers. Registration is required.

SURREALIST PORTRAITS on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 5 & 6, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Arcimboldo_Vegetables[1]After looking at whole foods and talking about healthy choices, students will create surrealist portraits in the style of veggie obsessed painter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, using paint and collage techniques. Teaching artist, Mary Young, will be leading this group.

Registration is required. For ages 8-12

This program is sponsored (in part) with public funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered through the Community Arts Grants program at Greene County Council on the Arts.

EXPRESSIONS & CONNECTIONS: Open Art Workshop: Tuesday, July 5th from 12:30-2:15 pm

paintbrush-pallet-clip-art-2205488[1]Please join us! Activities include watercolor painting, beading, and adult coloring. No experience necessary. Materials provided. Open to all ages! Presented by the Apogee Center.

Contemporary Art Reading & Discussion Group: SUMMER FIELD TRIPS

fieldtripbus[1]We are hitting the road to see contemporary art in the region. Come along and enjoy visually interesting, beautiful, or challenging artworks while engaging in enthusiastic conversations and companionship. Keep posted for the next trip!

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RADIO FROM THE FIELD Workshops

untitledIn collaboration with Wave Farm WGXC and The Columbia Land Conservancy, we are hosting field recording and audio editing workshops.

Youth Workshop for ages 12-16: Wed. to Friday, July 6-8 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Adult Workshop for ages 16+: Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Max from WGXC will teach attendees how to use digital recorders and audio editing software. They will record sounds from CLC’s Borden Pond site, and edit the recordings to produce audio ecology pieces for broadcast on WGXC.

No experience necessary. Registration is Required. Call the library at 518-392-3666. Bring a bag lunch. Parents or guardians need to be available for transportation to the Borden Pond site.

This program is supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program.

PUPPY TALES on Thursday, July 7th at 1:00 pm

16562688915_274e304e00_z[1]Lennie, the therapy dog, and his handlers, Allison & Lauren Slater, will be here to help you practice your reading skills. Lennie enjoys listening to books on anything! …so come by and read to him!

Next Puppy Tales: Friday, July 29th at 1:00 pm

 

 

GOOEY & GROSS CARTOONS to AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS & ANNOY YOUR PARENTS: Mondays, July 11, 18, & 25, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

desserted-1024x788Learn how to draw gooey & gross cartoon characters using very basic shapes. Cartoonist Michael Stead will share some tricks & tips for creating your own cartoons.

For ages 8-10. Registration is required.

PUPPET PLAY CAMP: Monday thru Friday, July 11, 12, 13, 14, & 15, 1:OO – 4:00 pm

untitledJoin Susannah White of Carapace Farm Puppetry for this week long workshop. Children will have an opportunity to watch a show each day, then make puppets, theaters, write and perform stories of their own.

For ages 8-12. Registration is required.

This program is sponsored (in part) with public funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered through the Community Arts Grants program at Greene County Council on the Arts.