Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Dance, the Fun Way to Exercise

June 8 Wednesday 10 – noon

Event takes place at the Malden Bridge Community Center

Exercise sampler.  You may watch or partake in these wonderful ways to get you blood flowing and have fun at the same time.

Zumba Gold demonstrated by Anne Marie Mink

Line Dancing demonstrated by Joanne Newell

Arts & Culture – “The Art of the Hat”

June 26 Sunday   3pm

Artistic and historic influences blossom into one-of-a-kind hats in the hands of Victoria DiNardo.  Hear and see how it happens.

Please call the Library to register. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.

This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

North Chatham Community Directory

The Library is collaborating on a North Chatham Community Directory.  Every family who participates will receive a free professional portrait shoot from Owen Mills and a free 8×10.   There is a 20% senior discount and a 20% military discount off any portrait packages.  You will also receive02-Family Album Signup Button the directory.


Registration is required for all children’s programs.

Reading Challenge!  June 28 – September 5.

Pick up your Reading Challenge Booklets at the Library.  Prizes!

Math Tutoring.  (Free) 1st & 2nd graders below grade level. Contact W. Monsell 943-0746. 

1a.   Tuesday, June 28     Ages 5-8 “I’ll tell you how the Sun Rose”

10 till 11:00  Art School of Columbia Co.  Children take inspiration from Emily Dickinson’s poem.

1b.   Tuesday, June 28     Ages 11-14           “The Road not Taken”

10 till Noon.  Art School of Columbia Co. Based on Poem by Robert Frost students will create collage-based maps of their lives.


2.  Wednesday, June 29   10 till Noon.   All Ages Event.

Bernice Lewis on her Ukulele

3.  Tuesday & Thursday, July 5 & 7   Ages 7       Felting and Embroidery

10 till Noon.  Susannah White.  Create a hot pad through felting and then embroider it.

  1. Friday, July 8    Ages 3+    “On Your Mark, Get set…Music & Shake”

10 till Noon.    Join Amy Thiel & Jody Jacques as they sing, dance, act silly and have a good time.


  1.     Tuesday & Wednesday, July 12 & 13     Ages 8+   Navajo tradition of sand-painting

10 till Noon. Mary Young.  Learn & create a contemporary sand-painting using modern techniques.


  1.   Thurs & Friday, July 14th & 15th & July 21st & 22nd Ages 12 +  Radio Control Piloting

10 till Noon.  Peter McKenna / Gary Charbonneau. Learn the essentials of flight to fly a radio airplane.


  1.   Saturday July 16th    10 am      All Ages Event         The NC Fire Truck Visits     


  1.   Tuesday, July 19       Ages 8-12                 Fish Rubbing Prints

10 till Noon.  Fran Martino, Environmental Educator explains fish anatomy and adaptations,  plus the Japanese art of “gyotaku” (fish printing).


  1.   Tuesday July 26        Intergenerational age 6 up

Canoe Trip on Stockport Creek

9:30 – 12:30.     Fran Martino (River Haggie) leading.


  1. Thursday July 28      Ages 7 – 15   Lightning Safety and Animal Track Stories

10 till Noon. Fran Martino.  What to do/not to do when lightning strikes.  Identifying animal tracks


  1. Tuesday August 2 & 9         Ages 6+           Bas-Relief Clay Tiles

10 till Noon.            Allison Hestor & Matt Crane.   Create three unique tiles.


  1. Thursday August 4       Ages 9+ (8 with a caretaker)                    Basket Weaving

        10 till Noon.             Joyce Flower.   Make a basket and the bottom of the basket too!!


  1. Thursday August 11           All Ages Event

Talons Raptors are coming!

10:30 am.                             Educational journey into the world of falconry.


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