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Health Care Navigator: Thursday, April 11th 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.

Tech Tutors: Thursday, April 11th 3:00pm-4:30pm

Tech Tutors are High School students who provide one-on-one help to adults to learn basic computer skills or how to better use their eReader of smartphone. Basic instruction may include how to use a mouse, download an eBook, set up an email account, search the Internet, or navigate Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. 

Bring your tablet, phone, reader, or other device with you.

Please visit or call the library at 518-393-3666 to register for this program.



Battle of the Books Info Meeting: Monday, April 15th at 5:30pm

The Chatham Public Library is fielding teams for the Battle of the Books, a national Summer Reading Program for middle- and high- school aged readers. Students read several selected titles and participate in trivia based on the books.

Join us for the meeting to find out what books we will be reading, when practice starts and where the final battle takes place!

Graphic Novel Workshop with Barbara Slate: April 23rd-26th, 1:00-3:00pm

Barbara Slate is back! Sign up for a 4-day workshop at the library and create your very own graphic novel. The workshop will begin Tuesday the 23rd and end Friday the 26th.


Ages 12 & up. Call the library to register 518-392-3666


Tax Time is Back!

Here is the library’s inventory of state and federal forms & instructions. We do not know when other forms will arrive, or which forms we will receive. For help filing your taxes, see info below.



IT-196 with Instructions

201 with Instructions




IT-213 with Instructions

IT-216 with Instructions

IT-225 with Instructions




1040 Form

Instructions for Form 1040


To request forms by phone, or download:

BY PHONE                                          

Federal– 1-800-829-3676

NY State – 1-518-457-5431



NY State:


Here are the sites within Columbia County where you can get help filing your return:

AARP Tax Aide Sites offer Free Tax Prep and E-Filing— APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED—call in case of snow Assistance for low and moderate-income taxpayers is available to Columbia County residents of all ages, with special attention to those over age 60. (Sites in other areas here:, or call 888-227-7669)

Columbia Cty Office of the Aging
325 Columbia St
(518) 325-5448
Fri 9:00AM-2:00PM
2/1/2019 – 4/16/2019

Philmont Town Hall
128 Main St
(518) 325-5448
Mon 9:00AM-1:00PM
2/4/2019 – 4/8/2019

Village Office
3211 Church St
(518) 758-9342
Tue 12:00PM-5:00PM
Thu 9:00AM-1:00PM
2/5/2019 – 4/11/2019

VITA—Volunteer Income Tax Assistance- -for low income individuals and families

Columbia Opportunities, Inc.
540 Columbia St
(518) 828-4611
Call for appt

Want to Learn More About Our Digital Collections and Online Services?

You’re invited to the Chatham Public Library Academy, a growing assortment of video tutorials. Click on the selected image to begin.

For a listing of all tutorials in the Chatham Public Library Academy, click here

Read All About It–NewsBank is Back!

NewsBank/America’s News is back, and it’s better than before. Chatham & Canaan Library patrons can browse full-text articles from the following regional newspapers: Register-Star, Chatham Courier (2009-2017), Troy Record, Berkshire Eagles, Albany Times-Union, plus much, much more.

Favorites of 2018 LibraryReads

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Escape the Winter at the Library!

Winter blues? Come and read under the library’s new full spectrum light!

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.