Community Day

Five colorful balloons on a blue sky background

Next Saturday, October 15th, the Library will be opening at 9am as part of the festivities happening in the hamlet. Here, we have a mini-book sale (that means a few books for sale – not small books); folks to answer questions and concerns about the upcoming referendum; more folks to … Read more


Your Library — Your Vote.  What’s that about?   It’s about the North Chatham Free Library’s future. If you want to get the full scoop— click on: “Answers to Your Referendum questions“.

Mud Creek workshop

Thanks to Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center to teach us about who lives in and around the Valatie Kill. We explored the creek at the old Ring’s Park, now part of Ann Formel’s property. Leanna let us hold an intact painted turtle shell, then provided nets to catch some of … Read more

Eco Cooking – Chef Linda Romeo

Chef Linda Romeo prepared some delicious, local, in-season edibles for all (and take away) who attended Eco Cooking on August 17th. Linda challenged us to think sustainably while enjoying great food: it’s not that hard just takes more thought to change our habits. ‘A little planning can reduce not only … Read more

Bike AHET August 6

It was a hot day, but on a bike there was a good breeze. This year (the second annual) Bike Between the NC and Valatie Libraries was a success with no rain and lots of fun. Here are some pictures of the valiant folks who participated. The winner of the … Read more

Eco-cooking – Chef Linda Romeo

Eco-Cooking with Chef Linda Romeo

August 17th, Wednesday at 10am in the back garden. Let’s talk food!! Let’s try out these tasty choices!! Going green is rapidly becoming the norm and the kitchen is a great place to start. Join Chef Linda Romeo in the beautiful NC Free Library garden for a for a delightful … Read more

Reggie Harris “On solid Ground”

90+ degrees didn’t keep 50+ folks from sitting in the shade in the back garden of the library enjoying the message & music of internationally known singer-songwriter Reggie Harris in concert. Mr. Harris last sang for us in 2018 and drew the largest in-person audience we have ever had. He … Read more

Sandy Connors’ new book

Sandy Connors’ most recent publication is “Seasons”. She has presented to the NCFL copy 23 of 65 of her most recent little hand-grafted “Seasons”. This book may be enjoyed inside the Library. The beautiful wood carving are created by her. Sandy says ” Seasons — a compilation of my favorite … Read more

Animal Embassy

What an absolute joy it is to have Chris Evers back with us!! This ever popular (26 kids & 24 adults) program really shows how important it is to our children to learn about wildlife conservation and how eager they are to learn. Chris says ‘these aren’t my pets, it’s … Read more

Mad Science

Summer Programming has begun with a splash and a bang. Mad Meredith from Mad Science of the Capital District shared hands on science activities related to Black & Blue Oceans. How does oil get into the ocean, is it a problem? Does it disperse and cause no more problems? The … Read more

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