Library will be CLOSED Monday, May 27th

In observance of Memorial Day, the Chatham Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th. We will reopen Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m.

Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee

Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee Vacancies. Seeking three volunteers for 3-yr terms starting July 1, 2019. Submit letter and resume by May 22, 2019  to Craig Simmons, President, Chatham School Board, 50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, NY 12037.


The Empire Pass

We have over twenty passes you can borrow to use for free or reduced admission to local and regional attractions.

The Empire Pass  is our newest museum pass, and it’s your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. It provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, including forests, beaches, trails and more. Pass allows access for one carload. Click here to learn where the Empire Pass is accepted. Reserve the pass here, using our online reservation system, pick it up at the library, and go have an outdoor adventure!

Lloyd the Geek: Tuesday, May 28th 3-5pm

Do you need help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other device? Then sign up for a one-on-one session with Tech Expert Heather Lloyd! Call the library (518)-392-3666 and schedule a half hour appointment for one of our upcoming dates:
There is still an opening for May 28th! Schedule your appointment by calling the library, spaces are filling up fast!
Tuesday, May 28th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, June 25th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, July 30th, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, September 24th, 3:00-5:00pm
Heather Lloyd has enjoyed a long career in Information Technology. Having worked for large corporations and start-ups in the Financial, Internet, and Telecommunication sectors for 35+ years, Heather has advanced expertise in multiple fields, such as emerging device technologies, consumer apps for Smart phone, Tablets, and the Internet, the Cloud, and more!

Authors & Artists presents Peter Paden: Saturday, June 1st at 3:30pm

Peter Paden, Executive Director of the Columbia Land Conservancy, will be at the Chatham Public Library to talk about the CLC’s role in the community and the importance of cultivating connection to the land. Since its founding in 1986, the Columbia Land Conservancy has collaborated with partners to preserve the County’s vibrant rural character. They have conserved more than 30,000 acres of farmland, forests, and wildlife habitat to ensure clean air and water, healthy ecosystems, a strong agricultural sector, and a rich variety of outdoor recreational activities. Join us at the library to learn more!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, Paden’s talk is a continuation of the group’s Authors and Artists series. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

First Monday Book Discussion Group on Monday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm

June’s book is Gorilla and the Bird: a Memoir of  Madness and a Mother’s Love by Zack McDermott, the story of a young man fighting to recover from a devastating psychotic break and the mother who refuses to give up on him. Join us for a stimulating discussion and pick up a copy of July’s book.

This title is provided thanks to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.



MAH JONGG at the Library every Monday and Wednesday from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

MAH JONGG players meet downstairs every Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm. Beginners are welcome!

May: 22nd & 29th

June: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, & 26th

Ukulele Jam on Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come to our weekly 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!

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Chatham Roots: Thursday, June 6th, 2:00-3:45pm

A free monthly genealogy club to assist in the search for your family. For beginners, experts and everyone in between. We will work on those elusive ancestors, break down your brick walls, share tips and tricks and just have fun. The group will be led by Michelle LeClair. She teaches genealogy classes, lectures and has conducted workshops around the region for over 10 years. And has obsessively been researching for over 25 years. For information contact Michelle at or call 518-610-0826 (leave message). RSVP isn’t needed but appreciated.