Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Chatham Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 
Ukulele Jam
Chatham Public Library
Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sing, strum, play! It's more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to the Ukulele Jams, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Ukes will be available, including several you can borrow to take home.
Mah Jongg
Chatham Public Library
Monday, Mar. 4, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Our dedicated Mah Jongg players meet in the library's community room every Monday from 10:30am-12:30pm and upstairs every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm. 
Experienced players are welcome to join at any time.
Suggested alternatives for new players:
   Pull up a chair and watch some of our games
   Get lessons at the Valatie Library on Mondays
   Get lessons at the Chatham Library Wednesdays at 1pm (by appointment only)
   Check out a book through the library
Meditation with Anni
Chatham Public Library
Monday, Mar. 4, 1:00 pm
Spend a few minutes quieting your mind and centering yourself with Monday Meditation. Feel free to bring a journal and a stone, crystal, or other small item that's meaningful to you. Also bring a small pillow or mat for comfort.
Chatham Letter Writi
Chatham Public Library
Monday, Mar. 4, 6:00 pm
The Chatham Letter Writing Society, a new group at the Chatham Public Library, meets on the first Monday evening of the month. 
In an era of texting, emails and social media, some people are looking to revive good penmanship and the handwritten word. We will meet at the library for “Letter Writing Socials” on the first Monday each month to practice the art of handwriting letters and cards for our loved ones. The library will supply stationery and cards. You may bring your favorite pens and some of your own stationery and cards to share with the group.
Refreshments will be provided by the library. All ages welcome!
Contact the library for more information: 518-392-3666 | chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
Chatham Writing Grou
Chatham Public Library
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 10:30 am
The Chatham Writing Group is an informal group that meets to explore the craft of writing. They comment on, critique each other's work and read to one another. The goal of this group is to thoughtfully and honestly learn and grow together. The Oasis Journal 2017 and the Spencertown Community Writers program have featured some members' writing. The Chatham Writing Group presents a reading for the public in the Library annually. New members welcome! Email ajourney@fairpoint.net for more information.
Chair Yoga with Kath
Chatham Public Library
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 4:00 pm
The practice of yoga can improve flexibility, range of motion, and balance, support healthy joints, enhance breathing, and promote mental calmness. Chair yoga creates a safe space for movement and balance. Kathy, MS, RN, AEA, RYT 200, has been a community health nurse for 43 years and an instructor in aquatics and yoga for over ten years. Email merka@chatham.k12.ny.us to register!
Gentle Yoga
Chatham Public Library
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 12:00 pm
Join Library Director and Yoga Instructor Amanda Merk for a gentle, introductory class. Participants do not need to have any prior yoga experience, but should have the ability to get up and down off the floor.
Mah Jongg
Chatham Public Library
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our dedicated Mah Jongg players meet in the library's community room every Monday from 10:30am-12:30pm and upstairs every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm. 
Experienced players are welcome to join at any time.
Suggested alternatives for new players:
   Pull up a chair and watch some of our games
   Get lessons at the Valatie Library on Mondays
   Get lessons at the Chatham Library Wednesdays at 1pm (by appointment only)
   Check out a book through the library
Chatham Public Library
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 5:30 pm
New Book Club Forming at Chatham Public Library in Partnership with Chatham Bookstore

Our first meeting will be held at Chatham Public Library, Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30 pm.

The theme will be "emerging authors from the BIPOC community (Black, Indigenous and People of Color)." List of books TBD.
Discussions will be led by Amy Zimmerman of the Chatham Bookstore. 
If interested in joining, please email: merka@chatham.k12.ny.us.
Tech Labs on ZOOM
Chatham Public Library
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6:45 pm
Language Translation Software/Apps
Do you need to communicate in a different language or just want to learn how to speak one? Find out about free apps that can help you.
Email columbiacountylibraries@gmail.com to register.
Tech Labs presented by Columbia County Libraries Associaton
Labs are free to all ages!
Qigong
Chatham Public Library
Thursday, Mar. 7, 12:00 pm
In Curt's class you will learn various Qigong sets and then work on a traditional TaiChi Form - a set series of movements and postures. This is a gentle practice that enhances coordination, balance and circulation. Curt is a member of the Yang Family Tai Chi Association (yangfamilytaichi.com) and certified through the association's Teacher Training Academy. He continues to pursue his personal education in TaiChi (Taijiquan) and Qigong, and is currently participating in a Nei Gong Program.
Chatham Roots Geneal
Chatham Public Library
Thursday, Mar. 7, 2:00 pm
Chatham Roots will meet in the library! This free monthly genealogy club can 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 is led by Michelle LeClair. She teaches genealogy classes, lectures and has conducted workshops around the region for over 10 years. And has been researching obsessively for over 25 years. For information and the zoom link (if you are unable to attend in person), please contact Michelle at michelle@leclairdesign.com.
Library Walking Club
Chatham Public Library
Friday, Mar. 8, 10:00 am
Hit the local trails with Library staff. The group will set the pace together as they explore many CLC conservation areas. We welcome special guests who can share more about the flora, fauna, and history of the area we traverse.
Email to register: merka@chatham.k12.ny.us.
Tech Tutor - Reed Fi
Chatham Public Library
Friday, Mar. 8, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our Tech Tutor, Reed Fisch, is a High School volunteer who can help adults learn basic computer skills or how to better use their devices. Bring your tablet, phone, or laptop with you. Visit or call the library to sign-up. 518-392-3666 | chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
Ukulele Jam
Chatham Public Library
Saturday, Mar. 9, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sing, strum, play! It's more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to the Ukulele Jams, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Ukes will be available, including several you can borrow to take home.
Mah Jongg
Chatham Public Library
Monday, Mar. 11, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Our dedicated Mah Jongg players meet in the library's community room every Monday from 10:30am-12:30pm and upstairs every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm. 
Experienced players are welcome to join at any time.
Suggested alternatives for new players:
   Pull up a chair and watch some of our games
   Get lessons at the Valatie Library on Mondays
   Get lessons at the Chatham Library Wednesdays at 1pm (by appointment only)
   Check out a book through the library
Meditation with Anni
Chatham Public Library
Monday, Mar. 11, 1:00 pm
Spend a few minutes quieting your mind and centering yourself with Monday Meditation. Feel free to bring a journal and a stone, crystal, or other small item that's meaningful to you. Also bring a small pillow or mat for comfort.
Chair Yoga with Kath
Chatham Public Library
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 4:00 pm
The practice of yoga can improve flexibility, range of motion, and balance, support healthy joints, enhance breathing, and promote mental calmness. Chair yoga creates a safe space for movement and balance. Kathy, MS, RN, AEA, RYT 200, has been a community health nurse for 43 years and an instructor in aquatics and yoga for over ten years. Email merka@chatham.k12.ny.us to register!
Gentle Yoga
Chatham Public Library
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 12:00 pm
Join Library Director and Yoga Instructor Amanda Merk for a gentle, introductory class. Participants do not need to have any prior yoga experience, but should have the ability to get up and down off the floor.
Mah Jongg
Chatham Public Library
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our dedicated Mah Jongg players meet in the library's community room every Monday from 10:30am-12:30pm and upstairs every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm. 
Experienced players are welcome to join at any time.
Suggested alternatives for new players:
   Pull up a chair and watch some of our games
   Get lessons at the Valatie Library on Mondays
   Get lessons at the Chatham Library Wednesdays at 1pm (by appointment only)
   Check out a book through the library
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