Stop by the library to sign-up and start the summer reading program for 2019: A Universe of Stories! Participants will get space themed punch-cards to track reading throughout the summer, collecting prizes for individual reading goals. Participants will also be a part of a larger reading team, racing through space together to reach the moon! Starting on June 17th, registration for all programs, workshops, and performances begins for children and teens, running all summer long until August 14th. Sample the many programs designed to delight, inspire, teach, and give hands-on experiences. For a copy of the Summer Reading Program brochure with information about all events, click here
Our summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant, and Dairy Queen – Ghent.
Art workshops are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council of the Arts.
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!
The Battle of the Book High School Team will meet every Monday throughout July, and Mondays and Thursdays throughout August to prepare for the ultimate battle, Friday, August 16th. Bring a bag dinner so we can eat together, then discuss and answer trivia questions about the books!
July 22nd and 29th 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
August 1, 5, 8, 12, & 15th 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library
MAH JONGG players meet downstairs every Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm. Beginners are welcome!
July: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, & 31st
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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Wednesdays July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st 6:00pm-8:00pm
Teens to Adults. Registration is required.
Graphic Artist Barbara Slate will guide you through the process of creating your own comic using her new book “You Can Do a Graphic Novel.”
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.
A Memoir Writing Group is held on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm:
July: 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30th
This peer led writing group meets to provide comment and review on the process of memoir writing. New writers are welcome. If interested, contact the library at 518-392-3666, or stop by.
Join us for an interactive retelling of one of Shakespeare’s plays with a storyteller leading the action. Participants are drawn from the audience and cast in roles to play out the story as it is told with action, and small bits of text. Ideal as a first introduction to Shakespeare’s stories and language, there is plenty of playful engagement for everyone!
For all ages. Registration is required.
Learn about circuits, switches, and sensors with take home projects in this 90 minute workshop based on Kathy Ceceri’s book, Make: Paper Inventions. Fold jumping frogs or create other flashing paper designs.
For ages 10 to teens. Registration required.