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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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Check out our full range of programming!

Annual Meeting

The Public is cordially invited to the library’s annual meeting on Feb. 12th at 7pm.

Enriching Life & Increasing Knowledge -Wellness Program Sampler

Our two facilitators during this program are Ed Sisk for chair Yoga and Abbot Paul Naamon for meditation. Learn about and try these two relaxation activities. Mon., Feb 2nd, 10-Noon.
Please note: This program is held at the Malden Bridge Community Center.

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

Enriching Life and Increasing Knowledge -Flower Arranging

Bring Spring to your home early this year with a Flower arrangement. Join our beloved Anne Schomaker from the Garden Club of Kinderhook. Materials will be provided. Mon, Feb 23, 10-Noon. Please call, email or stop by the library to register.

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

A Chase the Chill Cocktail Party

Friday, Jan. 30th (Snow date: Sat, Jan 31st).

Join us at a lovely North Chatham home for a warm welcome and pleasant conversation to replace the chill of Winter and to benefit the library. From 5:30 to 7:30, tickets are $30.00 per person and include beverages and a bountiful selection of hors d’oeuvres. Reservation slips are available at the library. For more information, call 766-3211.

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.
See you then.

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. We will begin these sessions
again probably in March. 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.