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Pre School Story Hour on Fridays at 10:15 am

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, games, and a craft. Sign up for our early literacy program, 1000 Books and kickstart your child’s learning engine. For ages 2-5.

May 26. June 9, 16, 23 & 30.

No Story Hour June 2nd.



LEGO CLUB on Monday, June 19th at 4:00 pm


Join our Lego Club! What are you going to build today? Perhaps something we can show in our display case. Your only limit is your imagination.

For ages 5 and up.

Next Lego Club Meeting: Monday, 26th


Author & Artists Series presents Award Winning Author, Diane Cameron on Saturday, June 24th at 3:30 pm

In Diane Cameron’s new book, “Never Leave Your Dead,” the author unravels the personal story of her step-father, Donald Watkins, a former Marine, whose normal life took a sharp turn when he murdered his first wife and mother-in-law. After being incarcerated in a State Hospital for 22 years, he married the author’s mother.

Cameron’s book unfolds like a psychological mystery and is a powerful reminder that mental trauma is an intricate, complicated problem that resists easy judgements.

This event is free and includes a question and answer session, a book signing, and a reception. All are welcome.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Chatham Library

Summer Reading Program Kick Off: BIRDS OF PREY on Wednesday, June 28th at 6:30 pm

Richelle Ford of Ford’s Falconry will give a live bird of prey presentation. Participants will meet a red tail hawk, owls & more. Learn how these birds hunt and raise their young and why their role in our environment is so important.

Registration is required. Please call the library at 392-3666.

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:

May 23, 30. June 6, 13, 20, 27.

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.


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.

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 every Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, in the Teen Room. Beginners are welcome!

May 22, 24, 31. June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28.



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:


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!


The Launch Pads have landed…

Launchpad Web Banenr 1261x480We invite you to check out one of our newest additions to the collection, a Launchpad! These colorful tablets are designed especially for children, and contain books, games and puzzles. They do not connect to the Internet or contain ads, they provide fun, educational entertainment. We have Launchpads on the following topics:

Dr. Seuss Favorites: Volume 1
Zoo Moo Moo!
ABC, Learn with Me!
I Think I Can!
Beep Beep! Vroom Vroom!

Check one out for a car trip, rainy day, or visit from a grandchild.