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Memoir Writing Group on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

A Memoir Writing Group is held on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm:

May: 28th

June: 4, 11, 18, & 25th

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.

 

“Put on Your Owl Eyes!” Saturday, June 8th at 1:00pm

Come discover Bird Language with Flying Deer Center program director and local author, Devin Franklin, who will be presenting from his book: Put On Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature’s Secrets. Take wing into the wonderful world of Bird Language as you:

  • Identify a new backyard songbird
  • Laugh out loud at hilarious Bird Language skits
  • Learn how to use your Owl Eyes to spy hiding birds
  • See and hear the difference between an alarmed bird and a relaxed bird

Take home some useful tools to find that hiding hawk and other backyard wildlife!Program is geared toward ages 8-13

Registration required (518)-392-3666

Health Care Navigator: Thursday, June 13th 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.

Battle of the Books: High School Team–Upcoming Meetings

The Battle of the Book High School Team will meet every Tuesday throughout the summer 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!

June 11th, 18th, & 25th 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Registration required 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library

2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, June 17th-August 14th

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.

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

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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.

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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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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.

kanopy: film streaming service with your Library Card

Watch over over 26,000 films on Kanopy! Just launched,  Chatham and Canaan Library users can now watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films. Check out their Film Columbia collection!

Films can be streamed through smart TVs, Rokus, on tablets, computers, or smart phones. You can watch up to 10 films per month.