North Chatham Free Library October Programming

We are welcoming the beginning of autumn with a diverse range of programs. All of these programs required advance registration. To register, please email [email protected].

From crafting to hat to art presentations and gardening tips, there is something for everyone at the library this October. Beginning at 10 a.m. October 2, enjoy a companionable “Fall Foliage Walk” at the Powell Wildlife Sanctuary in Old Chatham with leaders from “Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge (WLIK),” the adult learning program for seniors of the North Chatham Free Library.

NCFL will host “Mo’olelo: Visual Storytelling of People’s Connection to the Land” at 3 p.m. October 3. This program includes twelve photographers who will present and discuss images and ideas with the audience. They write, “As artists, our common thread of interest is the beauty of nature and its fragile status. These images explore our human relationship to the land and our role in stewardship.” Their imagery includes digital techniques, abstraction, realism, and current events.

Following this, NCFL will present “How to Knit a Hat on a Loom” at 10 a.m. October 12 at the Malden Bridge Community Center. Leona Scarpinato, a member of the WLIK committee, will instruct attendees on how to knit a hat using a round hand-held loom. This is a simple, quick and fun way to knit hats. Loom and yard will be provided. Given the hands-on nature of this program, registration is required by October 7. There is a limit of twelve participants.

The memoir writing group of the NCFL is also seeking a few new members. Those with an interest in joining are invited to attend an introductory meeting at 3 p.m. on October 14 on the library lawn or inside the little library in case of rain. This memoir group focuses on reading and discussing short vignettes. Each participant receives friendly feedback after reading.

The NCFL will then be presenting children’s book author and illustrator Elizabeth Zunon, at 3 p.m., October 24. She will discuss the creative process behind her recent, award-winning picture book about her grandfather, “Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family.” She will also demonstrate her uses of traditional oil painting, cut paper collage, and screen-printing techniques. Zunon grew up in Ivory Coast, Africa and currently resides in Albany.

Finally, the NCFL will offer its popular program on preparing your garden for winter, “Putting Your Garden to Bed” on October 27. The guest speaker is Master Gardener Frieda Pearce from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia-Greene Counties. The program will take place at the Malden Bridge Community Center, and will focus on perennials, vegetables and trees at 10 a.m. This program may end up being hold on Zoom.

Furthermore, all month NCFL will participate in the Great Give Back and is collecting comfort items for cancer patients. There is a box at the library to put the items in.

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