Author & Artists Series presents Author JERRI DELL on Saturday, March 25th at 3:30 pm

Jerri Dell will talk about her new book, Blood too bright: Floyd Dell remembers Edna St. Vincent Millay. Floyd Dell was a writer and editor of the radical Masses magazine when he met a newcomer to bohemian life in Greenwich Village, the “girl poet,” Edna St. Vincent Millay. One hundred years later, his granddaughter, Jerri discovered hundreds of handwritten letters along with an unpublished memoir about Floyd’s love affair with Millay. She turned that memoir and the letters into Blood Too Bright, her vision of the book that her grandfather never published.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Chatham Library.

Battle of the Books

Great News! The Chatham Public Library is fielding a team for the Battle of the Books, a Summer Reading Program for students entering 6th–9th grade next year. Participants read eight selected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books. The Regional Battle will be held Saturday, September 16th.

Here is this year’s book list:

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
The Future of Us by Jay Asher

Click here for the Battle of the Books website: Battle of the Books–Parent’s Info

1st Monday Book Discussion, April 3rd, 7:00 pm–Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

“Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.” Copies of this book are available at the downstairs circulation desk.

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LEGO CLUB on Monday, March 27th at 4:00 pm


Join 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. Next Lego Club: Monday, April 24th at 4:00 pm.


AMPHIBIANS on Thursday, March 30th at 3:00 pm

Michelle Vedderdrew from Mud Creek
Environmental Center will be here to lead a program on amphibians.

For children in Grades K-3


Thanks to a partnership with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, help will be on hand at the library to guide you through the process of filing your own return. Taxes will be e-filed: 92% of all New Yorkers file electronically. It’s safe, accurate and if you qualify for a tax refund, you’ll get it faster.

1 1/2 hour appointments can be scheduled on Wednesday, April 12. To schedule an appointment, call the library at 518-392-3666.

The income limit for individual or joint filers to qualify for this service is $62,000. Both state and federal returns can be filed.

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

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, April 27, & May 18.

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Pre School Story Hour on Fridays at 10:15 am

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, games, and a craft. Sign up for our early literacy program, 1000 Books and kickstart your child’s learning engine. For ages 2-5.

March 31. April 7, 21, 28



Ukulele Jam on Saturday, April 1st, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sing, 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 UKE Jams: Saturdays, April 15, May 6 & May 20.

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