Mah Jongg

Ann Israel will begin a Mah Jongg class at the library.  The class for October is full.  However, there will most likely be a second sometime in January.  Ann is presenting an introduction to Mah Jongg in a power point at the library, on Monday, September 17th at 12:30 PM.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Ann Israel is the author of a splendid book entitled, ‘Mah Jongg  The Art of the Game’.  She has been playing for many years and is totally cheerful.

Nalozone – Opiod overdose prevention

September, 18 Tuesday  6:00 – 7:30 pm

Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services

Training Description:
Naloxone has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of fatal overdoses. This training teaches first responders, likely opioid overdose witnesses and community members to understand, recognize, respond to and reverse suspected opioid overdoses using naloxone. Participants will learn ways to obtain free or low-cost naloxone for personal use. This training is modeled after the evidence-based SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit.
Training objectives include:
• to increase understanding and awareness of fatal overdoses related to opioids and the impact within the community
• to identify risk factors for an overdose
• to be able to recognize a suspected overdose
• to be able to identify the five essential steps for first responders as outlined in the SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit in the event of an overdose
• to be able to correctly use naloxone to save lives
• to understand how to access the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (NCAP) to obtain free or low-cost naloxone.
Who Should Attend:
This interactive training is tailored for first responders or other likely witnesses to an opioid overdose.
Why Attend:
• to become part of the solution to solving the opioid issue in the community
• to learn how to save a life during an overdose situation
• to receive education on crucial information related to opioids and the surrounding community

18th Annual Traveling Dinner

Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 5:30 pm:  

Join us for cocktails at 5:30pm at “The Creamery”, followed by intimate dinners at area homes from 7pm to 8:30pm.  Finish with desserts at the library from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Cocktails only:  $35; Cocktails and Dinner: $60.

Tickets available at the library or call Joan at 518-766-0020 to make arrangements.   Reservations required.

Enjoy a very pleasant evening meeting new friends while supporting the Library.

All funds to benefit the library.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge – Talk on Local Museums

October 10, 10am – noon

  • Art Omi

  • Fireman’s Museum

  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Staff from these 3 sites, all local will describe what to expect from each visit.

Arts & Literature – Shift Your Weight

October 14 at 3 pm with Maj Kalfus

Keeping a sense of humor during difficult times sometimes means you need to “shift your weight”.  Artist Maj Kalfus shares how a shift in perspective can distract from turmoil, insecurity, and artistic roadblocks.

You may wonder what Shift Your Weight has to do with challenging times…I actually wrote it on my studio wall. We all know what it feels like to stand in one position too long, or sit in one position until our foot falls asleep. What do we do? We shift our weight. It generally solves the problem and alleviates the ache.

During these challenging times, to solve artistic conundrums or life problems, it is often helpful for me to shift my weight. I shift my focus and my attention away from the stress by distracting myself with something new or different.

So, rather than wonder why my art is so divergent …know that it is just me shifting my weight when need …

This event is made possible with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.


Paint and Sip – Fundraiser

October 24 at 6 pm

Framed by Fresh Fresco Flowers!
Join us on WED 10/24/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the North Chatham Free Library. You’ll learn how to paint this authentic European image of “Fresco Flower Box” on a large 16×20 canvas. At the North Chatham Library, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, NY. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at or call (413) 205-8346.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge – Downsizing & Organizing for Seniors

October 30 at 10am – noon

‘Declutter and Get Organized’ with Theresa Mayhew

Have too much stuff? Theresa will teach how to decide what to eliminate, and how to simply organize what you chose to keep.

Getting organized is probably the number one New Year’s resolution that people make. If it’s yours, and you’re struggling to get started (or back on track), this program can help you reach that goal. Don’t let the accumulation of stuff and piles of papers hold you back. This workshop will help you identify why you’re holding on to clutter and share suggestions on how to let it go! In the process, you might even unearth some hidden or long forgotten treasures. Information on where to sell your no longer needed, wanted or used stuff will also be shared.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge – Fall Tablescape

November 10 – 1 -3pm Saturday

‘Holiday Decorating as Easy as 1, 2, 3 with Erin Brady

Create beautiful centerpieces with an award-winning floral designer.

Arts & Literature – Brought to Light

November 11 at 3 pm

Barbara Reina

It began with the cleaning of a few grave markers in an overgrown field, and ended with the discovery of Kinderhook’s Persons of Color Cemetery from the 1800s.  See and hear the whole story in this documentary.


This event is made possible partly with public funds from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge – Update on Nutrition

November 27 — 10 am till noon

Held at Malden Bridge Community Center

Rebecca Polmateer of Cooperative Extension

The science on cholesterol, fats, and what are actually your healthiest food choices has changed.  Learn the newest information. Then a demonstration on healthy food preparation and sample some of the items demonstrated.

snow date Nov. 29

Quilt Raffle

December 9 – 3 pm

Winner announced

Arts & Literature – The Shoemakers & the Elves

December 9 at 3 pm

Susannah White

Susannah’s whimsical puppets animate a classic story, and the audience brings it to life with a sing-a-long.  This will be a delight for any age.  Join us for this wonderful show.

Followed by our annual Holiday Party!