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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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Knitting for Beginners with Sandy

New classes have been added to our knitting routine. Special for beginners or forgetters. Experienced knitters will be on hand to help.
All classes from 10 till Noon.
Dates: Jan 15th, 22nd, 29th. Feb 5th, 12th, 26th.

Jan 15th will include basic stitches (Instructor will provide needles and yarn to see if knitting is for you)
In this class you will learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Plan a project with instructor: a simple dishcloth, a scarf, or felted pocketbook. How much and which yarn to purchase and needle size for selected project.
Jan 22nd begin project
From Jan 29th to Feb 26th continue project with help as needed.
Registration required. Call, email or stop by the library.
Remember, our usual knitting group begins again on Feb. 12, 2015. See you then.

Enriching Life and Increasing Knowledge Series – Exploring the Internet

Monday: Jan 26 (snow day 01/27) Exploring the Internet. Taught by Maria Consenza and Chris Stephenson. Browsing the Web and using email can improve memory and reduce depression. Learn fun ways to surf the net including Google Earth and social media. This session is for people who already know how to access the Internet. Bring a lap top or tablet.

*These projects have been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Knitting with Sandy

Join Sandra Wooding and the rest of us as we knit, crochet, etc. to the tune of fun. Usually, the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 10 till Noon. Please call or email to confirm.Angora

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

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 (one black/white, one color) and a Kindly Paperwhite for your convenience. 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 and non-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