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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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Observation Bee Hive at the library

We are lucky to have an observation bee hive at the library. Come and see it!! Vicky Wills is in this picture She is the reason we have it.051

Summer Program: Mix and Match

Tuesday, July 1 Wow! A dragon came to visit with Jack.

Tuesday, July 8 Basket Weaving
Take a look at the baskets we made!!

Thank-you Jennifer for your great presentation. And thank-you to Vicky Wills and Mark Reamer for putting up our ‘bee window”in the library. Stop by and take a look. It is remarkable!!!

Here is a picture of us after we took our tour and listened to Sara give a talk about beavers. Sara is from the Land Conservancy and we heartily thank her!!beavers (800x598) (2)

And here we are with Brian Melick, renowned percussionist.
We made several instruments with Brian. HePercussion has a fire for music. Hope it’s catchy!!!

Tuesday, July 22 and Thursday July 24 Carving and Printing
10 till Noon for ages 7+
Carve a soft printing block to create a reverse image and then ink. Lori Thalasinos is instructing this popular fun class with new challenges for those who took class last year.

Tuesday, July 29 Dog Training
10 till Noon – ALL AGES EVENT
Positive reinforcement dog training technique lecture demonstration by Charlene Marchand. No dogs please.

Friday, August 1 Imaginary Trip to Ireland
11:00 am – ALL AGES EVENT
Deirdre McCarthy will delight us with storytelling and Irish music for a trip to the Emerald Isle. Afterwards enjoy an
Please note: we have had some difficulty getting the correct date out there. It is Friday, August 1st !!!

Tuesday, August 5 and Thursday August 8 Music for Children
10:30 till 11:45 for ages 3-5
Children create music in this fast-paced, engaging class. Shelly Ley leads creative movement and exploration of sounds, tempos and instruments.

Tuesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 7 Drawing
10 till Noon for ages 7+
Step by step, learn how to draw favorite animals/ people/ characters. Led by Judith Warren.

Tuesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 14 Watercolors
10 till Noon for ages 7+ Learn basic watercolor techniques to paint glowing landscapes. Add color to your favorite animal, figure and character drawings. Instructor is Judith Warren.

“Fizz, Boom, Read” Statewide reading challenge booklets are available at the Library. Pick up your Reading Challenge recording sheets. Every 3 books pick a prize from grab bag and a Special Award at the end of the

New Online Catalog

The North Chatham Library is proud to present a brand new online catalog with improved search features to connect you with what you want faster than ever! At search.midhudsonlibraries.org you now have a access to “one-stop shopping” – a single search box that will search across the millions of book, movie, ebook, and audiobook titles available to you through the Mid-Hudson Library System PLUS downloadable articles from over 7,000 magazine and journals!

What you’ve been waiting for! You can now check out your ebooks and audiobooks right in the library catalog! You will see all items you have checked out – both physical items like books and your downloads like ebooks – in your account. Try the new catalog today at search.midhudsonlibraries.org.

Books and Blooms

Thank you to all who attended Books and Blooms and made it a resounding success.
From fiddle music to flowers to yummy desserts, and on to lots of books, books on CD and DVDs at low, low prices.
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Thank-you to all who came and to all who helped!!!
See you next year!!!

Enriching Life and Increasing Knowledge

We are coming to the end of our adult events for this season. Thank-you for joining us!!
Our last program “Basket Weaving” is all filled.
We are on the cusp of planning our next roster of programs. If there is something you would like to see at the library, let us know.
Thank-you again for the grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Foundation.

Knitting with Sandy

Join Sandra Wooding and the rest of us as we knit, crochet, etc. to the tune of fun. Usually, the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 11am to 1pm. 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.