Cocktails in the Garden Event is a Success!

North Chatham Free Library Cocktails in the Garden event

This year’s “Cocktails in the Garden” boasted a spectacular turnout! Everyone enjoyed a beautiful peaceful evening in the back garden with no rain. Here are some candid shots of the over 100 attendees who came from far and wide to attend this event.


North Chatham Free Library Cocktails in the Garden event

NCFL trustee Julie Kabat at an awards celebration accepting an arts grant from CREATE at Henry Hudson Waterfront in Hudson on August 9th and explaining how the funds were used for recent programs.  CREATE administers NYS arts-related grants in Columbia, Greene and Schoharie countries. The celebration included activities from some … Read more

Earth Day at the Sycamore

The North Chatham community gathered Earth Day, April 22, 2023 to celebrate it’s ‘Oldest Living Inhabitant’. “With its peeling white bark and majestic arms, it reaches out and warms our hearts and the hearts of all who pass this way” (words of George Vollmuth). The Sycamore is a designated Bicentennial … Read more

Vernal Pools – Friday 4 Kids

Leanna O’Grady shared the excitement of Vernal Pools, also called ephemeral pools, are seasonal pools of water that provide habitat for distinctive plants and animals. Vernal Pools dry up during the year. Wood frogs, Salamanders (among others) lay their eggs here where fish can’t eat them. Tonight (might be one … Read more

Annual Report to the Community

Report to the Community on year 2022

Review a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation summarizing the highlights of the 2022. Compare the number of books in 2022 against those in 2021. See the list of other physical items such as DVDs, CDs, etc. Learn about usage levels of electronic materials. And browse our list of programs, along with participation levels.

Zero Waste

Zero Waste graphic

The Live & Learn Committee hosted a program Feb 7 in the Library with Zero Waste, a Columbia County/national movement whose goal is to send zero waste to our landfills. Their philosophy of “even small changes can have a bigger impact than you realize” recognizes that each household can incrementally progress to that … Read more

Comprehensive Plan 2023 draft

The Town Of Chatham Town Board has released its 2023 Update Draft. A copy is available for public perusal, review in the NCFL which can be taken out. The update was completed in association with ReGrowth Planners. It’s your town and this is the document that describes how growth has … Read more

Live & Learn Committee Meets February 27

The Committee welcomes new ideas and members to expand upon the original goal of a “life-long institute to share knowledge and promote learning” run by volunteers to “increase civic engagement” in our community. This effort blossomed into the ELIK Committee, now know as Live & Learn, which has been providing … Read more

Winter Reading: Cork O’Connor series

One of the best things about the nasty weather is it forces us to slow down and enjoy some much deserved reading. We here at the library are enjoying the Corcoran O’Connor series by William Kent Kruger. These books take place in the hills, mountains and lakes surrounding Aurora, Minnesota. … Read more

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