The Library will be closed February 18th


The Chatham Public Library will be closed Monday, February 18th in observance of President’s Day.

Tax Time is Back!

Here is the library’s inventory of state and federal forms & instructions. We do not know when other forms will arrive, or which forms we will receive. For help filing your taxes, see info below.



IT-196 with Instructions

201 with Instructions




IT-213 with Instructions

IT-216 with Instructions

IT-225 with Instructions




1040 Form

Instructions for Form 1040


To request forms by phone, or download:

BY PHONE                                          

Federal– 1-800-829-3676

NY State – 1-518-457-5431



NY State:


Here are the sites within Columbia County where you can get help filing your return:

AARP Tax Aide Sites offer Free Tax Prep and E-Filing— APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED—call in case of snow Assistance for low and moderate-income taxpayers is available to Columbia County residents of all ages, with special attention to those over age 60. (Sites in other areas here:, or call 888-227-7669)

Columbia Cty Office of the Aging
325 Columbia St
(518) 325-5448
Fri 9:00AM-2:00PM
2/1/2019 – 4/16/2019

Philmont Town Hall
128 Main St
(518) 325-5448
Mon 9:00AM-1:00PM
2/4/2019 – 4/8/2019

Village Office
3211 Church St
(518) 758-9342
Tue 12:00PM-5:00PM
Thu 9:00AM-1:00PM
2/5/2019 – 4/11/2019

VITA—Volunteer Income Tax Assistance- -for low income individuals and families

Columbia Opportunities, Inc.
540 Columbia St
(518) 828-4611
Call for appt

Health Care Navigators: Thursday, February 14th and Tuesday, February 19th 1:00-4:00pm

Thursday, February 14th 1-4pm

Tuesday, February 19th 1-4pm

Navigators assist individuals, families, small businesses and small business employees in Columbia and Greene Counties with shopping for, comparing, and enrolling in quality affordable health insurance, including Medicaid and Child Health Plus, through the New York State of Health: the Official Health Plan Marketplace. Navigators can also assist with applying for financial assistance to help pay for coverage.  Navigator services are free of charge. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call (518) 822-9600.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Thursday, February 21st at 2:00pm

We are celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday early this year! Join us for games, story, a craft and a photo booth. Refreshments will be served.

Ages 4 to 7 years.

Please call to register 518-392-3666

Lloyd the Geek: Tuesday, February 26th 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 and schedule a half hour appointment for our two next upcoming dates:
Tuesday, February 26th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 3:00-5:00pm
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!

Artist’s Way Group: Tuesday, February 19th at 12:30pm

Do you dream of writing, making films, painting, dancing? Are you feeling blocked, wishing you had a bit more creative flow or play in your life? Are the winter blues settling in and shrinking your horizon?

Julia Cameron’s  twelve chapter book, “The Artist’s Way” has worked to free up creativity and joy in thousands since it was first published in 1992. It’s a wonderful way to light a fire inside and warm your spirit through the dark months.

As a group, we will work through the book together, reading a chapter a week and sharing our experiences with the end of chapter self-exploratory exercises, morning journaling and weekly “artist dates” which remind us how to play again.

Facilitated by Louisa Heyward; copies of the book available for loan. Contact the library to register, space is limited. This event is full!

Upcoming Artist’s Way Group meetings: February 26th

Magic: The Gathering-A Card Game for Beginners Group, Wednesday, February 27th at 5pm

Come to the library to learn an exciting card game that combines strategy with fantasy! Players will learn how to build decks, strategize, and face off against their opponents.

For ages 8-12

Family Concert with Abby Lappen: Saturday, March 2nd at 3:30pm

Join Abby Lappen and Pete Toigo for a performance of both traditional and original songs, including selections from Abby Lappen’s A Family Album.

Abby Lappen’s own witty, soulful, original songs and her inventive interpretations of popular covers gain devotees wherever she performs. She plays regularly in many venues across the Northeast, and engages equally well with her audiences, whether performing from concert stages, in crowded coffee houses, at farmer’s markets, fairs and festivals, or at private events and receptions.

For families!

First Monday Book Discussion Group on Monday, March 4th at 7:00 pm

March’s book is Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, a suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences. Join us for a conversation and pick up a copy of April’s book!



Chatham Roots: Thursday, March 7th, 2:00-4:45pm

A free monthly genealogy club to assist in the search for your family. For beginners, experts and everyone in between. We will work on those elusive ancestors, break down your brick walls, share tips and tricks and just have fun. The group will be led by Michelle LeClair. She teaches genealogy classes, lectures and has conducted workshops around the region for over 10 years. And has obsessively been researching for over 25 years. For information contact Michelle at or call 518-610-0826 (leave message). RSVP isn’t needed but appreciated.