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BEAVERS and POND LIFE on Thursday, August 10th, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Michelle Vedderdrew from the Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center will teach us about the life of ponds and the animals that inhabit them.

For ages 5 to 10 years. Registration is required.

Health Care Navigator on Thursday, August 10th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Navigators can 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. The health navigator will be here on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

Planetarium Programs, here, on Friday, August 11th ALL DAY!

10:30 am: As the Earth Spins: PreK-2nd grade, 30 minutes

11:15 am: Seasonal  Stargazers: PreK-5th Grade, 30 minutes

1:00 pm: Andromeda to Zeus: 3rd-8th Grade, 45 minutes

2:00 pm: It’s Only a Phase: 3rd-8th Grade, 45 minutes

3:00 pm: Earth and Sky: 3rd-8th Grade, 45 minutes

These programs will be inside a portable planetarium, STARLAB, that can fit up to 28 people! STARLAB is a partnership between the Dudley Observatory at MiSci and Capital Region BOCES.

Registration is Required. Please contact Becky at 518-392-3666.

THE STORYCRAFTERS on Thursday, August 17th at 2:00 pm

STORY by STORY…Building a Better, Gentler World…One Story at a Time: The Storycrafters will present a program of traditional stories and songs on building a better world through the way we interact with each other. The stories will focus on tolerance, acceptance and the celebration of diversity.

Join us after the performance for our end of the Summer Reading Program Party. Refreshments will be served and don’t forget to pick up your reading prizes.


Great News! The Chatham Public Library is fielding a team for the Battle of the Books, a Summer Reading Program/Literary Trivia Contest for students entering 6th–9th grade next year. Participants read eight selected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books. We will continue meeting throughout the summer to practice our battle skills. All books are available to borrow at the library, come on in and sign up now.


Here is this year’s book list:

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
The Future of Us by Jay Asher

The Regional Battle will be held Saturday, September 16th. Click here for the Battle of the Books website: Battle of the Books–Parent’s Info

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
    to 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

1. Go to
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!


The Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World,” begins on Monday, June 19th and ends Thursday, August 17th. Come in to the library and sign up to receive a reading log and register for programs. Registration is required for all Summer Reading Programs. Please call the library at 518-392-3666 or just stop by!

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!

July 19, 24, 26, 31. August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30.


InstantFlix is FREE streaming video for Chatham and Canaan library patrons

InstantFlix for Libraries is a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

Through this link, patrons of The Chatham Public Library, and its branch in Canaan can create an InstantFlix account and have unlimited access to thousInstant flix buttonands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. InstantFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku, xBox or Fire TV devices.

About InstantFlix
InstantFlix streams thousands of award-winning films from festivals around the world. InstantFlix is dedicated to providing a forum where filmmakers and their audiences can interact, and to building a community that translates artistic vision into commercial success. InstantFlix promises to build a fair and open market to empower filmmakers to be the engine of their achievement, and audiences to be a vital part of a movie’s success. We believe that every good movie has an audience.

This service has been generously funded by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library. Would you like to become a Friend? Click here.

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:

July 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

This peer led writing group meets to provide comment and review on the process of memoir writing. New writers are welcome. If interested, contact Phil Palladino at 518-392-5933, email at or just stop by.