LIBRARY CLOSED on Friday, April 3rd

Three_Spring_Tulips[1]The Library will reopen on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 am.

Chatham Courier Online–available now!

Patrons of the Chatham and Canaan Public Libraries can now peruse the Chatham Courier Online, for free, using your library card to log in. Please note that individual articles are uploaded to the site on an ongoing basis, so while the paper edition is published once a week, in this online version the articles are dated as they appear, throughout the week.

The Chatham Courier Online is text-only, no ads, no photos or illustrations. It is searchable, and covers from August 2009 to the present. (We have microfilm of the Courier going back to the 19th century at the Library.) You can sign up for an email alert, to receive a notice whenever a particular name or phrase appears in the Courier.

On this site, you can also read 28 other magazines, through the link on the left sidebar called “America’s News Magazines”. Some of the titles included are: The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Field and Stream, The National Review, Popular Science, Slate, and Smithsonian. They are also searchable, have no ads or illustrations, and can have email alerts set for them, so read on! This service is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library.



mom_n_baby_giraffe_by_Darmila[1]Every Wednesday at 10:00 am, starting April 1, come to the library for CUDDLE ME Story Time.  Our new program is for Birth to 24 months, a story time designed especially for our youngest patrons with songs, rhymes and stories. Join the fun!

April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

MC900048059[1]Check out our March newsletter.

GAME DAY on Thursday, April 2nd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wii-Mini-Console-Set-H[1]Time to play! We’ve got Wii, Xbox, and board games, floor games and more!

APRIL 3rd is Jane Goodall’s Birthday….

450px-Jane_Goodall_HKCheck out our books on her life as well as gorillas and other primates. Play a barrel full of monkeys.

SPRING BREAK TEEN MEDIA LAB: April 6-10, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

student-filmmaking[1]Youth learn BASIC FILM MAKING by writing their own poems and pairing their words with images to create visual poems. Next, students CREATE THEIR OWN MUSIC VIDEOS to songs using stop-motion animation, special effects and storytelling. For ages 11 & up. FREE

Presented by the Sparks Media Project, and made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Chatham Library. To register, call Sparks Media Project 1-845-485-4480


story hour 2storyJoin us for an hour of puzzles, stories, games , and a craft. Sign up for 1000 Books program, and learn how to kickstart your baby’s learning engine. Next storyhours: March 27 and April 10, 17, & 24. There will be no story hour on April 3 because the library is closed.

Friends of the Chatham Public Library present TESSA EDICK on Saturday, April 11 at 3:00 pm

Tessa Edick, author of a local newspaper column called “Meet your Farmer,” will discuss her new book, Hudson Valley Food & Farming: Why didn’t anyone ever tell me that?9781626197527_p0_v1_s114x166

Tessa is the founder and executive director of the FarmOn! Foundation, which educates the public about the Hudson Valley farming community. Her mission is to promote fresh ingredients and responsible food choices to consumers in the Hudson Valley, which is blessed with many small farms. She helps these farmers find new ways to connect with markets and consumers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to taste some of the finest foods produced in Columbia County, including Old Chatham Sheepherding cheeses, organic nuts from Tierra farms, and sourdough baguettes from Our Daily Bread.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, this event is part of their monthly Author s and Artists series.

TECH TUTORS Next session: Thursday, April 16, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

J0195384Tech Tutors are high school students who will provide one-on-one help to adults to learn basic computer skills or how to better use their eReader or smartphone. Learn to use a mouse, set up an email account, search the internet, or navigate Facebook or Twitter. Bring your laptop, phone, reader, or other device with you. Visit the library, or call us at 392-3666, to register for this program.