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Children’s Hour: Summer Reading Event: Monday, July 29th 3:00-4:00pm

Come to the library for the second of three Children’s Hour programs during the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program. We will be reading the story “Follow the Moon Home” by Philippe Cousteau & Deborah Hopkinson and making a turtle out of clay!

Ages 5-7. Registration required.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library

Aliens: Escape From Earth with ScienceTellers: Summer Reading Event: Tuesday, July 30th 2-3pm

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky; but it’s not a shooting star. Two kids venture out to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Trapped by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their ship-before it’s too late! Throughout the intergalactic story, volunteers from the audience will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure. It’s totally out of this world!

Ages 5-12. Registration required. 

Lloyd the Geek: Tuesday, July 30th 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 (518)-392-3666 and schedule a half hour appointment for one of our upcoming dates:
Tuesday, July 30th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, September 24th, 3:00-5:00pm
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!

Chatham Roots: Thursday, August 1st, 2:00-3:45pm

A free monthly genealogy club to assist in the search for your family. For beginners, experts and everyone in between. We will work on those elusive ancestors, break down your brick walls, share tips and tricks and just have fun. The group will be led by Michelle LeClair. She teaches genealogy classes, lectures and has conducted workshops around the region for over 10 years. And has obsessively been researching for over 25 years. For information contact Michelle at or call 518-610-0826 (leave message). RSVP isn’t needed but appreciated.


Kids and Coding: Summer Reading Event: Monday-Friday, August 5th-9th at 2:00pm

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension in this 5 day workshop. Just like real-world engineers, youths will work in teams to plan, build, test, and modify their own robotic creations. They will use Lego, Mouse Robots, and Tumble to experience three different coding methods that mirror programming language used by engineers and scientists. Youths will leave with a better knowledge of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Grades 3rd-5th. Registration required.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library.

Health Care Navigator: Thursday, August 8th 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.

Children’s Hour: Summer Reading Event: Monday, August 12th 3:00-4:00pm

Come to the library for the final Children’s Hour during the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program. We will be reading the story “Alien Invaders” by Lynn Huggins-Cooper and making our own aliens!

Ages 5-7. Registration required

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library

Storycrafters-Wishing On A Star: Summer Reading Event: Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30pm

The Storycrafters will present a fun, musical program of traditional stories and songs. Explore the wonder and magic that we feel in the presence of the stars, the moon, the sun, and the vastness of the universe. The library is filled with the magic of stories – celebrate the joy and delight that can be found within the pages of books by sampling stories to be found there. Come out and wish upon a star with us!



For families. Registration required. 

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library

Summer Reading Party! Wednesday, August 14th at 7:30pm

After the Storycrafter’s performance, join us for our End of the Summer Reading Party! Refreshments will be provided by Dairy Queen – Ghent, and don’t forget to pick up your prizes!

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