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Welcome to the North Chatham Free Library, located in the charming, historic hamlet of North Chatham. Since we opened in 1914, the library has been a gathering place for members of the community. We sponsor diverse programs throughout the year for all ages. The library maintains collections of books, books on CD and DVDs, computers, a printer and a fax for public use. With your library card, you are a member of the Mid-Hudson library system, so besides having access to the collections of 70 other libraries, you can also use downloadable audios, eBooks, and online databases. Come and visit us. Your library card is a path from this lovely hamlet to the global community and back again.

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Indieflix is now available!
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Picaboo – Making a Photo Album

Wondering what to do with your favorite photos that are hiding in your computer? Learn how to make a photo album online with Picaboo. Pick from thousands of backgrounds or use your own photos, put one or 10 pictures on a page. Click on the paint brush to make boarders just the right color. Write as much or as little as you want. Or let Picaboo put an album together for you. There is a story that can be told through an album that seems to get lost on the computer. Join us for a few hours to uncover your hidden creative ability too make an album.
Picaboo can be downloaded free of charge onto your computer. Bring your laptop.
Date to be announced. Taught by Susan Eisenhower.
Free of charge.

Enriching Life and Increasing Knowledge

Here we are in the New Year, with a grand new series for our Adult Education program. Everyone is heartily welcome; we only ask that you register by calling, signing up at the library, or emailing us. Space is limited. All the classes are from 10:00am till Noon, except basket weaving which runs until 12:30.

Flower Arranging with Anne Schomaker. April 17th, 10-Noon.
Getting Ready for this Year’s Gardenwith Peter Bowden. May 1st.
Cheese Tasting and Discussion June 9th, 10 till Noon
Tour of the Capital June 18th. Meet at the Library at 10am.
Basket Weaving,June 26th from 10-12:30.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

Nook Books AHOY!

The library has two nooks for your convenience.  One is color

and the other black and white.  There is no access to the

internet on these devices, but you can certainly enjoy the

books that are included.  We have added lots more ebooks, popular fiction titles.  Ask at the desk.

Museum Passes

The library has four museum passes available for our patrons.  Passes go out for three days.

  1. The Clark,
  2. the Columbia County Historical  Society ( which includes the Columbia County Museum, the James Vanderpoel House  and the Luykas Van Alen House)
  3.  Mass MoCa,
  4. Norman Rockwell

2020 vision for libraries

Share your 2020 vision for libraries with the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries; click on the image to take a short survey!Share your 2020 vision for libraries with the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries; click on the image to take a short survey!

Learn a language fast!

mango_learnLooking for fun, interactive language lessons? Over 45 foreign languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Irish & more) & 15 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses available.

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