CPLAC Seeks New Member



August 29, 2018

Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee Vacancy. Seeking one volunteer for 2-yr term. Submit letter and resume by September 12, 2018 to Craig Simmons, President, Chatham School Board, 50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, NY 12037.

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How to Use Online Library Services: Monday, September 24th at 4:00pm

Did you know the library has eBooks & eAudio, digital magazines, online museum pass reservations and streaming video services that you can use for FREE? Learn all about it with Lloyd the Geek in her second class on navigating the internet! 




Register at the library 518-392-3666

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!

September: 24 & 26th
October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, & 31st

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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This event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants program.

Lloyd the Geek: Wednesday, September 26th 3-5pm

Do you need help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other device? Then sign up for a one-on-one session with Tech Expert Heather Lloyd! Call the library and schedule a half hour appointment for:
Wednesday, September 26th 3-5pm
Call to register: 518-392-3666
Heather Lloyd has enjoyed a long career in Information Technology. Having worked for large corporations and start-ups in the Financial, Internet, and Telecommunication sectors for 35+ years, Heather has advanced expertise in multiple fields, such as emerging device technologies, consumer apps for Smart phone, Tablets, and the Internet, the Cloud, and more!

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:

September 25th
October: 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30th

This peer led writing group meets to provide comment and review on the process of memoir writing. New writers are welcome. If interested, contact the library at 518-392-3666, or stop by.


Health Care Navigator

Due to a change in personnel, there will be no navigator at the library this month; to make an appointment at another site, or  for more information, please call (518) 822-9600.

First Monday Book Discussion Group on Monday, October 1st at 7:00 pm

October’s book is Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, by National Book Award finalist and native son, Patrick Phillips; the astonishing true story of a Georgia county and its history of racial violence. Join the discussion, and pick up November’s book.

Reading and Discussion Series on James Baldwin: Monday, October 15th at 6:30pm

With a generous grant through Humanities NY, author Karen Schoemer will lead a reading/discussion group on the work of James Baldwin, one of the most important literary minds of the 20th century. The group will convene monthly, starting September 17, to explore Baldwin’s fiction and nonfiction, including his novels Go Tell It on the Mountain and Giovanni’s Room and the essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time. Baldwin, who confronted the racism of the post-Jim Crow era and was a leading light in the civil rights movement, is as relevant today as he ever was, and the group will look at his work through both a historical and contemporary lens. All materials will be provided for loan, pre-registration is necessary as space is limited.






Register at the library 518-392-3666