The library has no wifi connection, Tuesday, 12/1. Chromebooks are available for use in the library for 30 minutes as well as desktop computers. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Visit for up to 30 minutes
- Computer use by appointment
- Masks/face coverings required
Tues & Fri 10–5
We are not accepting donations of book or other materials.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is deemed by many to be the greatest President of the 20th Century for his leadership during the Great Depression and WWII. With regard to the Holocaust, FDR’s goal was to win the war as quickly as possible and to save as many people as was consistent with that priority. Most historians from the time of the President’s death until the mid-1980s agreed that Roosevelt did all he could to help save Jews in a time of strong anti-Semitism here at home. Some contemporary historians, however, have found FDR’s foreign policy leadership lacking when it comes to dealing with Hitler’s genocide of six million Jews. Did Roosevelt achieve as much for humanity as he might have in dealing with the “Jewish Question?”
To register for this presentation, click the sign up button.
About the presenters: Linda Bouchey and Al Vinck have taught at Bard, Vassar, and Marist LLIs, the National Park Service, and other historical groups. They are National Park Service interpreters and wrote the Roosevelt Genealogy sold by the National Park Service. They are former Wilderstein Preservation and Roosevelt Vanderbilt board members and co-chaired the Roosevelt Educational Memorial for the Hyde Park Central School District. Linda Bouchey is a retired Hyde Park Central School District teacher, and an FDR Library Museum and Archives volunteer. Al Vinck is a retired chair of the Hyde Park Central School District History Department.
Set in the style of old-time radio programs, Readers Theater is a community theater event held online. Each month brings to life a different theme–this month the theme is Fairy Tales. If you would like to attend this month’s live performance, register by clicking here.
If you are interested in participating in future readings, please sign up by calling the New Lebanon Public Library at 518-794-8844. There is no age limit, the only requirement is an enthusiasm for reading.
Field Goods is collaborating with our library to bring the farmers’ market to you with the freshest selection from local farms and makers. Discover delicious foods from cheese, milk, bread, snacks, sauces, to sustainably raised meat and fish.
Order online and pick up at the Library or choose Home Delivery!
Use the code CHATHAMLIB at checkout for a $20 discount, AND Field Goods will donate $20 to the Library! The discount code is valid one time per customer.
The Chatham Public Library would like to thank our community for their generous support during our recent Food Drive. Staff made 5 separate deliveries to the Chatham & Ghent Food Pantries, amounting to hundreds of pounds of food stuffs, pet food, sundries and personal items.
Due to the success of our community’s donations, the Chatham Food Pantry has arranged to continue the drive and will be making weekly stops to collect donations!
December’s book is Jell-O Girls: A Family History by Allie Rowbottom, “a gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune.” Join in a friendly discussion via Zoom, contact Library for the link. Books are available for pick up at the Library.
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 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. These in-person appointments will be conducted inside the Library, with proper social distance, wearing of masks is required. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call (518) 822-9600.
Do you need help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other device? Sign up for a one-on-one online session with tech expert Heather Lloyd! Call the library to schedule an appointment.
So many cookbooks, food blogs, and recipe websites, how can you try them all? Join the Cookbook Club! Each month, take on recipes from a different cookbook and meet online to discuss the results. This month is The food in jars kitchen : 140 ways to cook, bake, plate, and share your homemade pantry, by Marisa McClellan, who will join in the discussion.