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Chatham Library June programs

June 3, 2019 11:50 am

CHATHAM — Chatham Public Library offers the following programs in June. The library is located at 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham. For information, call 518-392-3666.

Authors & Artists presents: Peter Paden, Director of the Columbia Land Conservancy at 3:30 p.m. June 1. Learn more about the CLC’s mission to preserve the county’s vibrant rural character with Peter Paden.

1st Monday Book Discussion at 7 p.m. June 3. June’s book is “Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love” by Zack McDermott, the story of a young man fighting to recover from a devastating psychotic break and the mother who refuses to give up on him.

Canna Curious - Community Chat at 6:30 p.m. June 5. New York state legalized medical marijuana in 2016. What lies ahead? Andi Novick, attorney, farmer and co-founder of New York Small Farm Alliance of Cannabis Growers & Supporters (NYSmallFarmA), will lead a discussion on the topic.

Chatham Roots, a free monthly genealogy club, 2-5 p.m. June 6. For beginners, experts and everyone in between. Work on those elusive ancestors, break down your brick walls, share tips and tricks, and just have fun. The group is led by Michelle LeClair. For information, contact LeClair at or call 518-610-0826 (leave message). RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Medicare 101, with CDPHP 6 p.m. June 10. Visit the library for an informational Medicare 101 presentation to find out what you need to know about Medicare. A CDPHP sales representative will be on hand to answer your questions.

Health Care Navigator 1-4 p.m. June 13. Navigators assist individuals, families, small businesses and small business employees in Columbia and Greene counties with shopping for, comparing and enrolling in quality affordable health insurance, including Medicaid and Child Health Plus, through New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. For information or to make an appointment, call 518-822-9600.

Tech Tutors at 3 p.m. June 13. Tech Tutors are high school students who provide one-on-one help for adults to learn basic computer skills or how to better use their eReader or smartphone. Bring a tablet, phone, reader, or other device. Visit or call the library to register for this program.

Vein of Gold 1 p.m. June 14 and June 28. Using the book, “A Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart” by Julia Cameron, author of “The Artist’s Way,” you will work towards developing your own creative practice. By banding together as what Cameron calls “a cluster,” your group can help to support each other’s creativity through sharing experiences while engaging in the self-exploratory exercises in the book. Pre-registration is required.

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Moon Landing — a presentation by Dr. Valerie Rapson, outreach astronomer for the Dudley Observatory, at 6:30 p.m. June 19. Fifty years ago Apollo 11 touched down on the surface of the moon. Dr. Rapson discusses the Apollo 11 mission and how inspirational the Space Race was to the next generation of scientists. For 12 and older.

Lloyd the Geek Computer Tutoring 3-5 p.m. June 25. Do you need help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other device? Sign up for a one-on-one session with tech expert Heather Lloyd! Call the library to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Ukulele Jam 10:30 a.m.-noon June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. All ages are welcome to the library’s Ukulele Jams, led by Carmen Borgia. Are you a novice? The library has ukes you can borrow.

Mah Jongg 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26. Join the Mah Jongg renaissance! Players meet downstairs, beginners are welcome.

Memoir Writing 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Peer-led writing groups meet to provide comment and review on the process of memoir writing. New writers are welcome.