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

Bird Migration

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul is now on our shelves. It is part of our current display in the back. We were able to purchase this book, and others of all reading levels thanks to the Fund for Columbia County of … Read more


What a week! Fall is in the air and Halloween fun is here! the Fire Department plans to line the street which will help keep the car speed low. And safe for all the little monsters out there looking for a treat. We at the library will have some treats … Read more

Should I Stay or should I Go?

What a beautiful day for an outdoor activity. Leanna O’Grady from Mud Creek, the outreach program of our Columbia County Soil & Water District, led us in an exploration of birds and migratory reasons and patterns. She had an exciting game after the introductory discussion which involved about 13 stations. … Read more

Community Day

North Chatham Library's Quilt Raffle Fundraiser

Tomorrow our Quilt winner will be picked!! This is at 1:30pm. Tickets are on sale till then. This vibrantly patterned quilt is called “Spin Around the Block”. Spin on over to the North Chatham Library to get your tickets for the Quilt Raffle! Tickets are $3 each or 4 for … 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

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