Agriculture Literacy Program: Wednesday, March 21st 4:30pm

We are proud to feature the book Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson, illustrated by Mary Azarian. This book displays the vast opportunities and diversity that New York agriculture encompasses this year. Youth will be taken on the journey from farm to table to understand different aspects of agriculture and the many possible careers involved. This is a captivating glimpse on what it takes to bring the food we eat to us in order to nourish our bodies and spirits. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties 4-H Agriculture and STEM Educator, Margaret Smith will be reading this magnificent book to youth at the library as well as doing a small activity centered on the book.

For families with children ages 4 to 8 years old

Annual Reading by the Memoir Writers’ Group: Saturday, March 24th at 1pm at CHS

The Library Memoir Writing group share from their work in their third annual reading. Coming from a wide range of life experience, they gather weekly to hone their work, and the results are funny, heartfelt, and splendid.  Refreshments will be served.

This event will be held at the Chatham High School Library.

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MAH JONGG at the Library every Monday and Wednesday from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Join the Mah Jongg renaissance! MAH JONGG players meet downstairs every Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm.  Beginners are welcome!

March: 21, 26, and 28th

April: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, and 25th


Memoir Writing Group on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

old-typewriter[1]A Memoir Writing Group is held on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm:

March: 20, and 27th

April: 3, 10, 17, and 24th

This peer led writing group meets to provide comment and review on the process of memoir writing. New writers are welcome. If interested, contact Phil Palladino at 518-392-5933, email at or just stop by.


Butterfly Program Thursday, April 5th at 1:30pm

Jerry Schneider, inventor of the award winning Butterfly Game, has presented nature programs in schools and libraries for the past thirteen years throughout the Eastern US. His program is a wonderful slide show that takes a look at interesting features about butterflies, distinguishes moths from butterflies, and teaches audiences how to bring butterflies into their back yards and gardens.The program concludes with a fun butterfly tee shirt craft – children may purchase heavy cotton tee shirts for $4:00, or bring their own.

Ukulele Jam on Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come to our weekly Ukulele Jam – led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Please register by calling, emailing, or stopping in at the library, walk-ins are also welcome.

Ukes will be available if you don’t have one yet, including several you can borrow to take home!

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Battle of the Books Informational Meeting Wednesday, April 18th at 5pm

Calling all middle school students who are interested in participating in the Mid Hudson Library Systems Battle of the Books competition. During the meeting we will talk about the books that were chosen for this years battle and plan our practice sessions for the summer.

TECH TUTORS Thursday, April 19th, 3:30pm

Tech Tutors are High School students who provide one-on-one help to adults to learn basic computer skills or how to better use their eReader of smartphone. Basic instruction may include how to use a mouse, download an eBook, set up an email account, search the Internet, or navigate Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Bring your tablet, phone, reader, or other device with you.

Visit the library, or call us at 518-392-3666 to register for this program.

Next Tech Tutor Thursdays:  May 17.

Puppy Tales Wednesday, March 21st at 2:30

Come visit with Lennie, the therapy dog. Read him one of your favorite stories or draw a picture of him to add to our display.

All ages are welcome!