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The Myth and Allure of Bees

Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 10 a.m:

with Fariel English

Bees are fascinating creatures that humankind formed a relationship with back the age of the dinosaurs.  Learn about these insects, how we figured out it wasn’t a king that the hive revolves around, and of course, our love of all things honey.

This is part the the ELIK – Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge series

Creativity and Resilience

Sunday, October 27 @ 3pm

With Linda Baker-Cimini

Artist Linda Baker-Cimini will present her engaging and often absurd art at the North Chatham Free Library.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

How to Save Money: Gift Thrifty Holidays

Wednesday, Oct. 30 @ 10 a.m:

with Theresa Mayhew 

Find the holidays overwhelming and a big drain on your budget? Take this workshop to learn strategies to get more holiday joy, lower your stress and reduce your holiday spending.

Make a Fall Centerpiece

Saturday, Nov 2 @ 1pm

with Erin Brady 

Don’t miss a fun-filled afternoon (1PM- 3 PM) in which you will create a beautiful fall arrangement to take home. (Snow date Nov. 9)

This event takes place at the Malden Bridge Community Center.


Why Does the Constitution Matter?

Sunday, November 10 @ 3 pm

Professor Stephen Gottlieb

Discuss the role of the Constitution in everyday life. Join Professor Gottlieb in a lively debate about the day-to-day impact of this historic document.

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

A Mother’s Journey Through the Opiate Addiction Crisis

Sunday, November 17 @ 3pm

with Lynda Hacker Araoz

Author of The Weight of a Feather, Lynda shares her story as she faced the treachery of addiction, the unraveling of her family, and the roadblocks on the way to recovery.

Keeping Fit Emotionally in Winter: Don’t be SAD!

Friday, November 22 @10 a.m.

with Robin Tassinari, MD

Many of us experience the “winter blues” each year. Learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and ways to help cope with it. (Snow Date: Dec. 3)

Cooking Class: Holiday Appetizers

Friday, Dec. 6 @ 10 a.m. 

with Linda Romeo

Wow your family and friends with creative holiday appetizers after taking this class. Learn from an informative and entertaining chef and sample the appetizers afterwards. (Snow Date: Dec.7)


This event takes place at the Malden Bride Community Center

Timeless Yuletide Tales

Sunday, December 8 @ 3 pm

With Linda Portocarrero

Stories for all ages in celebration of the winter holidays, with the beauty and magic of the season brought to life. The library’s annual holiday party will follow.

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

Indoor Exercise in Winter for Better Health and Balance

Monday, January 13 at 10 a.m.

with Victoria McGahan (Tai Chi) and Anne Marie Mink (Zumba Gold)

Have fun learning about Tai Chi for Balance and Zumba Gold in a safe and friendly environment.  Instructors will describe the proven health benefits of each program, demonstrate them and lead participants in an optional practice session. (Snow date: 1/15)


This event takes place at the Malden Bridge Community Center