FIZZ, BOOM WEATHER: Tuesday through Friday, July 29 to August 1, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Fizz, Boom gives a glimpse into the science of weather. Through fun and interactive experiments, students will gain a better understanding of weather, electricity and sound. Participants will receive a newsletter to enjoy at home. Alana Bweatherrandon from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be leading these sessions. We need a minimum of 8 students to run this program. Registration is required. For ages 6-10.

MAH JONGG: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Every Monday & Wednesday in the Teen Room

MAH JONGG meets every  Monday and Wednesday from 10 am – 12 pm in the Teen Room. All are welcome and no experience is necessary!Mah Jongg

PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR on Friday, August 1, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.story hour

WeDo ROBOTICS on August 4 through August 8, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

With LEGO Education WeDo, participants will learn how to construct and bring their models to life using intuitive drag-and-drop software. Children will be working in small groups to create a final project. MC910216357[1]Alana Brandon from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be leading these sessions. We need a minimum of 8 students to run this program and it is important that the same youth attend all sessions. For ages 6 to 10. Registration is required.

PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR on Friday, August 8 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.MC900232107[1]

EINSTEIN’S FAVORITE FAIRYTALES on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm

MC900281200[1]Minstrel Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack will perform an interactive family program especially recommended for children ages 4 and older. “Einstein’s Favorite Fairy Tales” is a delightful show of songs & folktales celebrating the end of our summer reading program. Refreshments will be served and participants can pick up their reading prizes.

PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR on Friday, August 15, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.MC900390846[2]

FIZZ, BOOM, READ 2014: SUMMER READING PROGRAM: June 23 through August 15

summer readingStop by the Library to receive a reading log and sign up for programs.

**Registration is required for all programs.**

Congratulations to The Chatham Public Library!

for Winning the Best of Columbia County 2014 BEST LIBRAlibraryMC900434810[1]RY!

Announcing our wonderful new Museum Pass Program

The Friends of the Chatham Library has launched a new program that allows patrons of the library to take their families to a wide variety of nearby museums and historic sites. The following passes are available for Chatham & Canaan patrons:

The Albany Institute of History & Art, Arrowhead (Home of Herman Melville), Ashley House, Bennington Museum (Grandma Moses), Berkshire Botanical garden, The Berkshire Museum, Chesterwood (Daniel Chester French), Children’s Museum of Science & Technology, The Columbia County Historical Society, , FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Hancock Shaker Village, Historic Deerfield Village, The Hyde Collection, Mass MoCa, Naumkeag, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Mission House, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and The Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

In addition, the library has two North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) passes that admit patrons to many other venues such as The Mount (home of Edith Wharton), the Shaker Museum, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, Hildene (Lincoln family home), and many more – ask to see the list at the desk. NARM passes can also be used in place of some library passes that have been checked out by other patrons.

museumFor any questions call us at 518-392-3666 or stop by to find out about this wonderful new program.

This program is made possible by grants from The Berkshire Bank, The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation and the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation.