“Chase the Chill”

January 26, 2018   Friday at 5:30

Chase the Chill Cocktail Party to benefit the North Chatham Free Library –  5:30pm – 7:30 pm.

Let a warm welcome and pleasant conversation replace the chill of Winter.  Held at a lovely local home, this cocktail party is just wonderful!

Cost is $35 per person and includes beverages and a bountiful collection of hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds to benefit the NCFL.

  (snow date 1/27)

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Get Your Estate in Order

January 30, Tuesday  10am – noon

snow date 2/1

Theodore Guterman, Esq, member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the NYS Bar Association Elder Law Section

As people continue to live longer, it becomes important to plan for all aspects of the future, from income and health care, to guardianship and asset protection and preservation.

This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.  Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member of the library to attend.  Pre-registration is strongly suggested. More information is available by calling 766-3211.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.

350.org Watch Party

January 31 (Wednesday) 7:45 pm

Join us at the North Chatham Free Library to learn how together we can build a better world by ending our dependence on fossil fuels.

Wednesday, January 31 at 8:00 pm, we will hold a watch party and live-stream a major event happening in Washington, DC, called Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance Live Event.

Meet others in our community who want to organize to build local power and take climate action. Find out what you can do locally to begin to build the Fossil Free future we need — and connect with others equally passionate about this work.

This event, produced by 350.org, is hosted by the North Chatham Free Library in partnership with Citizens Climate Lobby of Columbia County.

Please RVSP so we can send you updates and last minute details. Space is limited.

Can you join us? Click here for details and to RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/fossil-free-action-event?source=email&

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Windows 10

Windows 10 – Maria Cosenza & Karen McGraw

Feb. 7 (Wednesday) 10 am – noon

Focus on getting started and customizing Windows 10 for your needs. (snow date 2/9)

Feb. 21 (Wednesday) 10 am – noon

Focus on surfing the web, sending and receiving mail in Outlook, using Contacts, etc. (snow date 2/23)

Feb. 28 (Wednesday) 10 am – noon

Focus on editing a document, working with files and file structure, implementing security, and maintaining Windows (snow date 3/2)

Three-Part Computer series 

This is intended for people who already know how to use a computer, but who want specific guidance on Windows 10.  Bring your laptop if you have one.

 

Please call the Library to register. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Ask the Veterinarians

March 12 (Monday) 10 am-12

(snow date 3/13)

Sue Tanner and Carolyn Sanford, Doctors of Veterinarian Medicine

Keeping our pets healthy.  We love our dogs and cats.  Here is your chance to hear about keeping them healthy and understanding their behaviors.

There will be time for questions.

Please call the Library to register. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Self-Understanding to Manage Anxiety

March 21 (Wednesday) 10 am – noon  

(snow date 3/28)

David Cullen, Social Worker, Addiction Counselor (retired)

Anxiety.   It is out there.   Many of us are experiencing more anxiety than ever.

The ENNEAGRAM has been used successfully by many as a tool to gain self-understanding.  For each personality description there are specific ways to use awareness to transform anxiety into personal growth.  Suggested behaviors to handle anxiety are described for each personality.

 
All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.  Please call the Library to register.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Memoir Readings by Local Writers

March 25 (Sunday) at 3 pm

Selections written and read from members of the Memoir groups.  Very popular and memorable.

 

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Lyme Disease & other tick born diseases

March 27 (Tuesday) 10am – noon 

            (snow date 3/28)

Laurel Gailor & Edward Coons

Lyme disease and other Tick Borne Diseases.

Learn the most recent information about the prevalence and types of ticks in our community and how to protect yourself.  Laurel Gailor is from the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, and Edward Coons is from the Columbia County Health Department.

Please call the Library to register. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.

This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Annual Wine Tasting

April 7 (Saturday) 5:30 – 7:30

Benefit.  All proceeds go to the Library operating expenses.

Join us at the Trolley Station to explore a new aspect of wine.

Karen Kaczmar of Chatham Wine & Liquor leads in exploring unique properties of each selection.

$35 per person

Prior registration required.  Tickets may be purchased at the Library front desk.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Keeping Your Brain Healthy

April 11 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm – 6:30pm

Richard Holub, MD

Event held at the Malden Bridge Community Center  

Free Memory screenings available from 3:30 – 5:00 by appointment only.

Learn how to keep your brain healthy as you age from the president of Neurological Associates of Albany.  Dr. Holub’s presentation will cover Alzheimer’s disease and brain health within the context of healthy aging. There are definite lifestyle behaviors in which all people may engage in order to improve both their physical and mental well-being as they age. These choices may also be beneficial to those already afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in that they may potentially slow the progression of the disease.

Please call the Library to register. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Arts & Literature: Capturing the Beauty of the Land

April 15 (Sunday) 3:00 pm

Jerry Freedner

Discover how this artist’s landscape photography helps the CLC protect nature and the farms around us.

All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Alternative Methods of Pain Management

April 18 (Wednesday) 10 am – noon

Jennifer Higgins, MOT, OTR/L

is an Occupational Therapist from St. Peter’s Health Partners.  She will discuss non-traditional forms of pain management.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers at the end.

 

Please call the Library to register. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Edna St.Vincent Millay

April TBA (Sunday) 3 pm

with Millay Colony staff.

She was a poet, revolutionary and jazz-age bohemian.  Learn about her life at Steepletop.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Don’t Get Scammed

April 25 (Wednesday) 10 am – noon

NYS Police – Maria Cosenza

More and more unsuspecting people fall victims to scams via emails, computers, telephones, in person and more.  Learn what you need to know about protecting yourself in this highly informative session.

 

Please call the Library to register. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

BOOKS, BLOOMS, & BRUNCH

May 19 (Saturday) 9 am – 1 pm

Library’s Oldest Fundraiser.

Dive into spring with plants, books, DVDs, great raffle items, and a little something to eat.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Garden Ornaments

May 21 (Monday) 10 – noon

Make Your Own Garden Ornament

Janet Limeri

Event held at the Malden Bridge Community Center

Explore ways to combine ordinary plates, bottles & glasses to create interesting focal points in the garden or yard.  Bring plates, bottles & vases to use.  You will take home an ornamental mushroom, totem or some other feature.

 

Please call the Library to register. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Arts & Literature: Encaustic Art: Hive to Canvas

June 10 (Sunday) 3:00pm

Maria Kolodziej-Zincio

What role do bees play in her fascinating new expression of an ancient Egyptian art form?

 

All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Light & Delicious Food for Warm Weather

June 12 (Tuesday) 10 am – noon

Linda Romeo

Event held at Malden Bridge Community Center

https://www.maldenbridgecc.org

In this hands-on class, work with a well-known local professional chef featured on the Food Network to prepare dishes for the summer season using the bounty that local farms provide.

 

Please call the Library to register. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Arts & Literature: Sex & Commerce

July 15 (Sunday) at 3:00 pm

Kim Sykes

Watch 5 professional actors do a reading of her new groundbreaking play.  Ages 14 and up.

 

All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.
This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.