IMPORTANT NOTICE: Starting Monday, July 18th

tap[1]There will be no parking on Woodbridge Avenue while the Village of Chatham makes repairs to the water mains, starting Monday, July 18. On-street parking is available on Kinderhook Street and Library Place for Chatham Public Library Patrons.

PUPPY TALES on Friday, July 29th at 1:00 pm

16562688915_274e304e00_z[1]Lennie, the therapy dog, and his handlers, Allison & Lauren Slater, will be here to help you practice your reading skills. Lennie enjoys listening to books on anything! …so come by and read to him!

Next Puppy Tales: Monday, August 1st at 1:00 pm and Monday, August 15th at 1:00 pm.

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE on Tuesday, August 2nd, 10:15 – 11:15 am

tortoise_hare[1]Susannah White from Carapace Farm Puppetry will perform a version of Aesop’s fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Children will have an opportunity to hear the story, see it performed with life-size marionettes, and make their own tortoise and hare finger puppets. For ages 5-7. Registration is required.

This program is sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered  through the Community Arts Grants Program at Greene County Council on the Arts.


WHAT IS A BEETLE? on Thursday, August 11th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

gandac-colorado[1]Lady-beetle-close-up[1]Michelle Vedderdrew from Mud creek Environmental Learning Center will teach us about the variety of beetles and show us why they are different from other insects. For ages 6-10. Registration is required.

ALL AGES MOVIE MATINEE: “PEANUTS” on Friday, August 12th at 2:00 pm

peanuts_compartilhamento[1]Come to the library for a fun, relaxing, cool summer afternoon matinee. Enjoy seeing all your favorite PEANUTS characters with your friends, your Mom, your Dad, your best library buddies!

Rated PG 88 minutes

SCIENCETELLERS on Thursday, August 18th at 2:00 pm

1421440995564Join us for our end of the Summer Reading Program Party. The ScienceTellers will make things fly, spin, move, and soar while telling you a series of stories that will energize our party. Throw on your lab coat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy with several exciting hands-on experiments. Come and enjoy this adventure as we discover what makes us move and what powers the world! Refreshments will be served and don’t forget to pick up your reading prizes! For all ages. Registration is appreciated.


summer-reading[1]Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins on June 20th. This year’s theme is On Your Mark,  Get Set, Read! The program runs through August 18th. Reading logs & registering for workshops will be available on June 20th. To download a .pdf of the SRP brochure with events listed, click here 2016 Summer Reading Program brochure.

Our Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Library, Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant, and (in part) with public funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered through the Community Arts Grants program at Greene County Council on the Arts.

UKULELE JAM on Saturday, August 20, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

ukuleles_colorful[1]ukulele_girl_by_zbyz[1]Sing, strum, play! It’s more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to our Ukulele Jam, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Check out his website:

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Contemporary Art Reading & Discussion Group: Next field trip to be announced

fieldtripbus[1]We are hitting the road to see contemporary art in the region. Come along and enjoy visually interesting, beautiful, or challenging artworks while engaging in enthusiastic conversations and companionship.



CUDDLE ME STORY TIME on Wednesdays at 10:30 am!

mom_n_baby_giraffe_by_Darmila[1]Come to the library for CUDDLE ME Story Time. Our program is for Birth to 24 months, a story time designed especially for our youngest patrons with songs, rhymes and stories. Join in the fun! July 27.

August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31