The Library will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Presidents’ Day

presidents-day[1]The Chatham Library will be closed on Monday, February 15th, in observance of Presidents’ Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 16th at 10:00 am.


Thanks to a partnership with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, volunteers will tax-time[1]be on hand at the library to guide you through the process of filing your own return. Taxes will be e-filed – 92% of all New Yorkers file electronically. It’s safe, accurate and if you qualify for a tax refund, you’ll get if faster.

hour appointments can be scheduled on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, January 27 to April 13. To schedule an appointment, call the library at 518-392-3666.

  • The income limit for individual or joint filers to qualify for this service is $62, 000.
  • Both state and federal returns can be filed

And from the state’s site:

  • To ensure a successful session, please bring the following to your appointment:
    • a copy of your federal and state tax return tax return from last year (if filed)
    • a picture ID (such as a driver’s license, a passport)
    • an affordable healthcare statement (Form 1095-A, Form 1095-B, or Form 1095-C)
    • a health insurance exemption certificate (if received)
    • information related to any credits you are claiming
    • your bank account and routing numbers (so we may directly deposit your refund)
    • your social security card, ITIN, or temporary document from the SSA (and social security cards for your dependents and your spouse, if applicable). Bring your card—the number is not enough.
    • proof of your income:
      • Forms W-2, 1098, 1099
      • any other documents showing additional income

Learn more about this program by visiting NY state site at

PLAY GAMES on Tuesday, February 9th, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

fun-day-clip-art[1]school_trio_students[1]Come to the library for an afternoon of fun with games: XBOX, Wii or old fashioned board games.

Wednesday Night Knitting

knittingclipartKnit Happens at the Library…...on Wednesdays from 6:00–7:45. Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks, or other needlework. Be inspired, check out our crafting books, or ask a question–friendly help cheerfully shared.


envelope-of-valentines-hearts[1]Come into the library anytime between February 3 and February 13 and make a valentine for someone special!


Our patrons now have digital access to 94 magazines, including People, The Economist, Cooks Illustrated, ESPN, Taste of Home, Yoga Journal, and more!

  • Always available–unlimited simultaneous readers
  • Read on your tablet, computer or smart phone
  • Check them out once, and they are yours forever
  • The entire magazine is available, cover to cover
  • Includes a year’s worth of back issues for each title

Here’s the link to our digital magazine collection:


READ to LENNIE the THERAPY DOG on Tuesday, February 16th at 11:30 am

love-pets_design[1]Lennie, the therapy dog and his handlers, Lauren & Allison Slater, will be here again! Lennie enjoys listening to books on anything!… come by and read to him!


CONTEMPORARY ART READING & DISCUSSION GROUP on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:00 – 7:45 pm

Join Melissa Sarris upstairs at the library for another lively discussion.  Library patrons will be offered a condensed version of the curriculum offered to students at Sienna College in a new course created by Melissa. Please join us –  no art experience necessary! Check out the blog for more info:

MelissaThis group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

MAKE A MINION BOOKMARK & WATCH A MATINEE on Friday, February 19th at 1:00 pm

At 1:00 pm, make a minion bookmark; at 2:00 pm watch the movie Minions Rated PG 1 minions[1]minions[1]hour 31 minutes

TECH TUTORS on Thursday, February 25th, 3:15 – 4:30 pm

clip-art-computers-184766[1]Tech 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, tablet, phone, reader, or other device with you. Visit the library, or call us at 392-3666, to register for this program.