There is no parking on Woodbridge Avenue while the Village of Chatham makes repairs to the water mains. On-street parking is available on Kinderhook Street and Library Place for Chatham Public Library Patrons.
Next Puppy Tales: Monday, August 15th at 1:00 pm.
Susannah White from Carapace Farm Puppetry performs a version of Aesop’s fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Children will have an opportunity to hear the story, see it performed with life-size marionettes, and make their own tortoise and hare finger puppets. For ages 5-7. Registration is required.
This program is sponsored 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.
Michelle Vedderdrew from Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center will teach us about the variety of beetles and show us why they are different from other insects. For ages 6-10. Registration is required.
Come to the library for a fun, relaxing, cool summer afternoon matinee. Enjoy seeing all your favorite PEANUTS characters with your friends, your Mom, your Dad, your best library buddies!
Rated PG 88 minutes
Join us for our end of the Summer Reading Program Party. The ScienceTellers will make things fly, spin, move, and soar while telling you a series of stories that will energize our party. Throw on your lab coat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy with several exciting hands-on experiments. Come and enjoy this adventure as we discover what makes us move and what powers the world! Refreshments will be served and don’t forget to pick up your reading prizes! For all ages. Registration is appreciated.
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! Check out his website: ukulelecatskill.com
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CHASE BROCK presents HOW DID WE GET HERE? A Step-By-Step Look Into the Creation of the 4 Dances in the 2016 Chatham Dance festival at PS 21 on Saturday, August 20th at 3:30 pm
Choreographer Chase Brock talks about making dance with his Brooklyn based contemporary dance company, The Chase Brock Experience. He works in every genre from Broadway (Spiderman; Turn off the dark; Picnic) to ballet to video games to modern dance. “I’ll walk the audience through the creation of the four dances we’ll perform at PS 21, including music choice, approach, how the dancers contribute, and the design process, ” explained Brock. “And of course I’ll discuss how the final element, the audience, affects the work in the initial production, and as we revive the dances in our repertory.” New York Magazine praise his ability to “mix a witty Broadway sensibility with rock-and-roll zest.” This program is co-sponsored by PS 21.
Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins on June 20th. This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! The program runs through August 18th. Reading logs & registering for workshops will be available on June 20th. To download a .pdf of the SRP brochure with events listed, click here 2016 Summer Reading Program brochure.
Our Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Library, Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant, and (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.
August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31