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Ukulele Jam on Saturday, July 15th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sing, strum, play! It’s more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to our Ukulele Jam, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Please register by calling, emailing, or stopping in at the library, walk-ins are also welcome.

Ukes will be available if you don’t have one yet, including several you can borrow to take home for four weeks!

Next Uke Jams: July 29th

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MAKERSPACE WORKSHOP on Saturday, July 15th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Arthur and Peter Evans from Makerspace Workshops will be here to teach participants 3D Design, 3D Printing & Robotics. There will not be enough time to print everyone’s creations, so some will be taken to their shop for later pick up. There will be a bonus balloon twisting class at the end of the session.

For ages 7 to 14. Registration is required.

AWESOME MOTHER GOOSE on Tuesday, July 18th at 3:00 pm

Minstrel Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack comes as Mother Goose for this fun show of nursery rhymes and songs. Children will have an opportunity to sing and dance along with Mother Goose (and puppets) as she plays the ukulele.

For Preschool to 6 years. Please call to register 518-392-3666

Puppy Tales on Wednesday, July 19th at 1:00 pm

Come visit with Lennie, the therapy dog. Read him one of your favorite stories or draw a picture of him to add to our display.

All ages are welcome!

Next Puppy Tales: Wednesday, August 9th at 1:00 pm

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.

June 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28.




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!

PIONEER LIVING : Monday thru Thursday: July 24, 25, 26 & 27, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension in this 4-day workshop. Learn about the lives of the early pioneers and the hard work it took to survive on the frontier. Participants will make products they now buy at the store, play games & try crafts that kept the pioneer children entertained.

For ages 6- 10 years. Registration is required.

Make a paper GEODESIC DOME CLUBHOUSE on Monday, July 31st, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Kathy Ceceri, author of Paper Inventions, invites participants to learn how paper is used in engineering, including buildings and furniture. Working as a group, they will use recycled newspaper to construct a giant geodesic dome big enough for several youths to SIT in.

For ages 10 years & up. Registration is required.

NATURE’S ARCHITECTS on Thursday, August 3rd at 4:00 pm

Be amazed by the architectural feats of nest building, burrow making and web spinning. Participants will meet live Animal Ambassadors such as a Monk Parakeet, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mandarin Duck,  a Chilean Rose-Tailed Tarantula, a Ferret, an Argentinian Horned Frog, an African Hedgehog or African Porcupine, and a Flower Mantis.

Together, we’ll draw parallels with our own lives while exploring how we can build a better world!

Fore ages 4 & up. Registration is required.

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.