Restore the Earth’s water cycles

Cool It graphic

We can restore the Earth’s water cycles and cool the planet. We can do it. In decades. John Feldman believes this and explains it in his new documentary (soon to be released) Regenerating Life: How to Cool the Planet, Feed the World, & Live Happily Ever After. Get a sneak preview Sunday … Read more

Robin Boxes finished – Masks optional

Finally a day to be outside and finish the Robins’ nest boxes! Raw wood needs just a final coat of paint and maybe some vines to decorate – None too soon either. The Red-winged Blackbirds are in the swamp picking the best sites: the Robins searching. Kids are able to … Read more


institute of museum and library services logo

Today was the first of 3 visits from miSci to Friday For Kids. Gabyriela Gastelum-Reynoso, science communicator led the investigation in the case of a missing microscope. The kids identified fingerprints (and types), DNA and used chromatography to match a suspect. Our next program will be “Surviving on the Moon” … Read more

a few changes

Inside the North Chatham Free Library

If you have stopped in this week, you know that changes were in the making. I am happy to say that all the boxes of unavailable audio CDs are now back on shelves. They are on the same shelves but in a different place. Many thanks go out to Cyndie … Read more

Lillian Hughes needlepoint 1978

Lillian Huges needlepoint

The ‘Little Library’ (adjacent to the Library) has been used for many purposes over the years. Once it was the North Chatham Post Office. For several decades beginning somewhere around 1955 Lillian Hughes lived in the Peck house. She and many friends held a needlepoint group that met there. This … Read more

Book Review – “Call Us What We Carry” by Amanda Gordon

book cover of Amanda Gorman's "Call Us What We Carry"

To me, it feels like a privilege to read Amanda Gordon’s poetry – to hear her unique voice and inhabit her language and her world. As our youngest-ever U.S. Poet Laureate, she explores the current ethos of our shared pandemic isolation, uncertainty, and grief, and the ever-raw, intergenerational trauma of … Read more

Judy Staber’s new book received an excellent review in Chronogram

Judy Staber book jacket for "Rise Above It, Darling"

Rise Above it, Darling: The Story of Joan White—Actor, Director, Teacher, Producer and (Sometimes) Mother  Judy White StaberTroy Book Makers, 2022, Joan White, who died in 1999, was a consummate professional. On stage, her comedic chops earned her a lifelong harvest of rave reviews; behind the scenes, her directing and … Read more

Valentine Tasting of Tea & Chocolate Fundraiser

Picture of "in pursuit of tea" tea and Chocolate Springs cafe chocolates

February 12, 3pm – 4:30pm Virtual Event for two. Chatham resident and co-owner of In Pursuit of Tea Ana Dane will guide you through a one-hour tasting experience. You’ll learn about tea – where it’s grown, and how traditional teas are crafted – as well as brewing techniques for various tea … Read more

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