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Art & Nature Club: Tuesday, September 24th 3:00 pm-4:15 pm

Join the Pack! Nature Enthusiasts Dee Dee Knight invites youth ages 7 to 10 to join the Chatham Public Library’s new Art & Nature Club. Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 24 at 3:00 pm. Make a nature journal for our future explorations. Contact the library at 518-392-3666 to register or email us at

Authors and Artists: Heidi Daniele: Saturday, September 21st at 3:30pm

Heidi Daniele’s passion for history and genealogy opened the door for her debut novel, The House Children. Based on actual events, The House Children is a compelling story of familial love, shameful secrets, and life inside Ireland’s infamous industrial schools.


A resident of the Hudson Valley, Daniele enjoys gardening, photography, and exploring her family tree. She has a degree in Communications and Media Arts and has worked on several short independent films. She earned the Learning in Progress Award for Excellence at a Dutchess Community College Film Festival for co-producing, writing, filming and editing, “Final Decisions.”

Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, the Authors and Artists series brings fascinating speakers to the library on a regular basis. This free event is open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session, and a book sale and signing.

For more information, call the library at 392-3666.

Flu Clinic at the Library: Monday, September 23rd 12:30pm-2:30pm

This year, the Library is partnering with the Valatie Hannaford Pharmacy to provide a convenient location to receive your flu shot. Simply bring your insurance card with you to the clinic to receive a free flu shot! Adults and children ages 4 and up (with guardian present) are welcome to attend the clinic. Hannaford will also bring the new shingles shot, tetanus/whooping cough shots, and pneumonia shots for interested patients who meet the guidelines to get them. We look forward to the opportunity to keep our community healthy! For more information, call the Hannaford pharmacy in Valatie at 518-758-8866.

La Leche League: Monday, September 23rd 5:30-8:00pm

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. At meetings we share our questions and concerns as well as the benefits and joys of breastfeeding, and mothering through breastfeeding. For more about our Group, as well as contact information for our Leaders, visit

The A, B, C & D’s of Medicare: Thursday, September 26th at 11:00am

EP Nevins Insurance Agency, Inc. is hosting an educational presentation on understanding the basics of Medicare which includes the difference between Original Medicare, Supplemental and Advantage plans. Whether you will be new to Medicare or are reassessing your coverage for 2020
we will be there to answer your questions.

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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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.