Arts & Culture: Nancy Rothman – Community Play Reading

— March 3 & 10, Sundays   3pm

Nancy Rothman

Community Play is an opportunity to join your neighbors in creating the North Chatham version of the Pulitzer prize winning play You Can’t Take It With You.  Nancy Rothman is an accomplished professional actor and teacher with over 30 years experience. She will ‘set the stage’ as we unite our collective artistic forces and all contribute to a participatory play reading.  Ages 9 and up, please.

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by Green County Council on the Arts.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: TED Talks – Communicating with People with Whom You Disagree

— March 5, Tuesday    10am – noon

Watch a selection of compelling TED Talks by expert speakers who provide guidance in how to respond to the polarization and negativity trickling down from the current political arena into our daily lives.  We look at how to talk with those whose opinions are different from ours, the importance of finding common ground, having conversations which lead to connection and the power personal values bring to our views and opinions.  Discussion will follow each TED Talk. In addition, an article from New York Times will be reviewed. Moderator will be Dorothy Cummings, LCSW

Pre-register by calling 518 766-3211 or emailing  Mail@NorthChathamLibrary.org

Snow date 3/12

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Exercise While Helping Our Community

 — April 2, Tuesday     10am – Noon

Peter Cervi

Accomplish two wonderful things at once!  Get more exercise, and volunteer with ReStore / Habitat for Humanity.  Other volunteer programs combining service with exercise may be added.

snow date 4/9

ANNUAL WINE TASTING

— April 6  Saturday   5:30 -7:30

Gather at the Trolley Station for “Wine from Grapes You’ve Never Heard Of”

Karen Kaczmar, Chatham Wine & Liquor

$35 / person

Arts & Culture: “The Last Flapper”

— April 7, Sunday   3pm

Diedre Bollinger

A fascinating, witty one-woman play creating a portrait of the extraordinary Zelda Fitzgerald.

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by Greene County Council on the Arts.

Arts & Culture: Creativity & Resilience: an Art Making Workshop

— April  28, Sunday   – 3pm

Alison Fox

Transform your ideas and gain new insights through drawing, painting, and collage.

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by Green County Council on the Arts.

Memoir Readings with Local Authors

—  May 5, Sunday    3pm

Stories written from life by members of the North Chatham Free Library’s very own memoir group.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge:”What? I Can’t Hear You!”

— May 7, Tuesday    10 am -Noon

Dr. Kimberly Schaeffer,

Ascent Hearing Center Valatie

If you, a family member, or a friend has trouble hearing, or if you are interested in prevention of hearing loss, this session is for you.

This is an engaging session with plenty of time for Q & A.

Dr. Kimberly Schaeffer has been in the field of audiology for 15 years. Dr. Schaeffer earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Elmira College, her Master of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut and her Doctorate in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Tips for Local Gardeners

— May 14    10am – Noon

Tony Romeo

Make your green thumb greener!  Expert local gardener Tony Romeo covers how to prepare for, start, and maintain a vegetable garden, plus micro-climates, and more.  Possible trip to his flourishing near-by-garden.

BOOKS & BLOOMS SALE

— May 18, Saturday    9am – 1pm

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

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Creative Culinary Creations for Warmer Weather

— May 31, Friday   10am – Noon

Chef Linda Romeo

Chef Linda Romeo will have us preparing and tasting a variety of dishes perfect for the spring and summer, with an emphasis on healthy eating.  This hands-on session always fills up, so register early.

Held at the Malden Bridge Community Center, 1087 Albany Turnpike

Summer Program: “A Universe of Stories”

— July – August

Join us in our inter-generational workshops.

Look for the sign-up brochure in June.

Arts & Culture: Vanaver Caravan

— July 14, Sunday  3 pm

Plenty of room at the North Chatham Firehouse to learn dances from around the world, and then join in.  Or, just sit back and have fun.  All ages welcome!

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by Greene County Council on the Arts.