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Poetry Saturday: Poetry Games, Saturday, November 10th at 1:00pm

Writing (and reading) poetry can be a serious endeavor. Poetry games, however, invite you to
stimulate your creativity by playing with words, thinking outside the box, and having some fun. Leave your preconceived notions (and maybe your seriousness) behind, and just relax for a while. Who knows what will be created? All ages invited! Games will be led by members of the Poetry Caravan of Columbia County.

Authors and Artists Series: Emily Arnold McCully, Saturday, November 10th at 3:30pm

Emily Arnold McCully will speak at the Chatham Public Library on Saturday, November 10 at 3:30 pm. She will discuss her new inspiring book, She Did It, about 21 fascinating women of the 20th century who were bold enough to ignore the status quo and change the way we think. They are a varied group, ranging from Alice Waters to Ida Tarbell to Rachel Carson to Isadora Duncan to Billie Jean King. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, the reading will be followed by a question & answer period and reception.

Reading and Discussion Series on James Baldwin: Monday, November 19th at 6:30pm

With a generous grant through Humanities NY, scholar Karen Schoemer leads a reading/discussion series on author, poet and essayist James Baldwin. The group convenes to delve into the mind of this most American and original of great 20th century thinkers. As relevant today as he was then, Baldwin’s work concerned how the history we share shapes the world we live in now. This is the third of five monthly meetings. All materials are provided for loan, registration is necessary.

 

Health Care Navigator: Tuesday, November 20th 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.

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.

kanopy: film streaming service with your Library Card

Watch over over 26,000 films on Kanopy! Just launched,  Chatham and Canaan Library users can now watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films. Check out their Film Columbia collection!

Films can be streamed through smart TVs, Rokus, on tablets, computers, or smart phones. You can watch up to 10 films per month.

 

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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Get Fresh Produce and Support the Friends of the Chatham Public Library

Thanks to the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, locally grown fruits and vegetables are available every Thursday through Field Goods:

  • Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service; customers receive 5-8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons.
  • Bags cost $16 to $32 per week, and can be put on hold at any time. It’s flexible!
  • Field Goods purchases everything directly from over 80 small farms in the region.
  • All of the produce is non-GMO, and most is organically grown.
  • Order deadline for a Thursday delivery is Monday at 11:59 pm

TO SIGN UP
1. Go to Field-Goods.com
2. Click “Order Now”
3. Select “Public Locations” and pull down the menu for “Chatham”
4. Click the “Find Location”
5. Choose “Chatham Public Library” and follow the prompts.

Sign up through April 25 and receive a $10 credit in your account!

Sign up now for Library Elf

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Library Elf is a free personal assistant who keeps track of your library holds and loans for you.

 Elf can tell you: 

  • Upcoming due dates
  • Holds ready for pickup
  • Overdue materials

Elf can send you: 

  • Text messages
  • Email notices
  • Online calendar updates

You decide: 

  • When Elf contacts you
  • Which notifications you receive
  • What kind of message Elf sends

You can add multiple cards to one Elf account. Perfect for families!

All you need to sign up for Library Elf is your email address, library card number and PIN.

Head to this link for more information about Library Elf and sign up!

 

Consumer Reports available to library patrons

Thanks to the Mid-Hudson Library System, all Chatham and Canaan patrons have free access to the full Consumer Reports website. Click on the link, enter your library barcode number, and you’re in!

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