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Art & Nature Club: Tuesday, February 11th 3:00 pm-4:15 pm

Join the Pack! Nature Enthusiasts Dee Dee Knight invites youth ages 7 to 10 to join the Chatham Public Library’s Art & Nature Club.

Contact the library at 518-392-3666 to register or email us at chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us.

Tech Tutors: Thursday, February 13th 3:15pm-4:30pm

Tech Tutors High School students who provide one-on-one help for adults to learn basic computer skills or how to better use their eReader or 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 or call the library to register for this program. 518-392-3666.

Health Care Navigator: Thursday, February 13th 1:00-4:00pm

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 the 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. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call (518) 822-9600.

Census Job Workshop: Tuesday, February 18th at 3:00pm

Are you over 18 and a US citizen? Learn more about job opportunities related to the census, and apply at this workshop.

Responding to Opioid Overdose: Wednesday, February 19th at 3:00pm

Naloxone has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of fatal overdoses. This training teaches first responders, likely opioid overdose witnesses and community members to understand, recognize, respond to and reverse suspected opioid overdoses using naloxone. Participants will learn ways to obtain free or low-cost naloxone for personal use. This training is modeled after theevidence-based SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit.

 

To register for this free training, call the library at 518-392-3666.

Authors & Artists presents Amy Bass: Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00pm

Emmy-award-winning writer Amy Bass will appear at the Chatham Public Library on Saturday, February 22, at 1:00 pm. A history professor by day, Amy Bass has written about sport and race for Slate, Salon, CNN Opinion, and The Christian Century, and has been seen on NBC’s TODAY Show and heard on NPR on shows that include “Midday” “Under the Radar” “The Takeaway” and “Only A Game.” She has served as senior research supervisor for NBC Olympic Sports, winning at Emmy Award for her work at the London Olympics in 2012.

Her second book, Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W.E.B. Du Bois, provides the first detailed account of the battle over Du Bois and his legacy, as well as a history of Du Bois’s early life in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Bass locates the roots of the hostility to memorialize Du Bois in a cold war worldview that reduced complicated politics to a vehement hatred of both communism and, more broadly, anti-Americanism. The town’s reaction was intensified, she argues, by the racism encoded within cold war patriotism.

Her latest book is One Goal: a Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together, which tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state–and ultimately national–glory.

The Authors and Artists speakers series is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, and features a wide variety of fascinating speakers. This free event is open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session and book sale. 

Read All About It–NewsBank is Back!

NewsBank/America’s News is back, and it’s better than before. Chatham & Canaan Library patrons can browse full-text articles from the following regional newspapers: Register-Star, Chatham Courier (2009-2017), Troy Record, Berkshire Eagles, Albany Times-Union, plus much, much more.

Favorites of 2018 LibraryReads

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Acorn TV: Best in British TV and Film

With your Chatham or Canaan Public Library card you have access to Acorn TV, hailed as “glorious streaming service…an essential must-have” by The Hollywood Reporter. With 80+ shows, hours of commercial-free programming, and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch!

See them first: Acorn streams the latest seasons of fan favorites like Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, George Gently, Vera, Murdoch Mysteries and many more.

Add shows to your personal watchlist for later viewing and share your favorite shows and episodes!

All you need is an internet connection and a desktop or device to watch online. Acorn TV is currently available on laptops, desktops, and tablets via browser

Sign up for a 7-day pass to watch as much as you want. When that pass expires, you can get another one.

DIGITAL MAGAZINES–check it out!

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:
https://www.rbdigital.com/midhudsonlibsysny/service/magazines/landing?

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