CHATHAM — The Chatham Public Library offers the following programs in August. For information and to register, contact the Library at 518-392-3666 or visit

Monday Night Book Club on Zoom 7 p.m. Sept. 13 This is Happiness by Niall Williams. Email the library at if you’re interested in joining this monthly Zoom meet up. Copies of each month’s title are available to checkout from the library’s circulation desk one month ahead of each meeting.

Mah Jongg Club 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays Aug. 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30. Join the Mah Jongg renaissance! Fully-vaccinated players are welcome to meet upstairs at the library every Monday and Wednesday. Masks are required inside the library building. Absolute beginners, email the library at for more information about scheduling a 90 minute lesson.

Intro to Mah Jongg at 6 p.m. Aug. 4. This introductory program will cover in detail the game from beginning to end, including tile identification, how to read a mah jongg card, and much more. Because of COVID health and safety protocols, space for this program is limited. Advance registration is required at

Memoir Writers Group (Please note: revised listing) 10:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Now meeting on Zoom every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry are also welcome. Call Ilona Garcen at 518 392-1178 for information.

Ukulele Jam at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28. All ages are welcome to the Ukulele Jams, led by Carmen Borgia. Ukes will be available, including several you can borrow to take home.

Health Care Navigator 1-4 p.m. Aug. 12. 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 the New York State of Health: the Official Health Plan Marketplace. Navigators can also assist with applying for financial assistance to help pay for coverage. Navigator services are free of charge. For information, or to make an appointment, call 518-822-9600.

Seed Collection Workshops with the Columbia Land Conservancy. Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Chatham Public Library for a three-part workshop on seed collection! Learn plant identification basics and how to start out with ecologically safe and effective seed collection techniques. Space is limited. Advance registration is required for each individual workshop at

Part 1: Native Plant ID & Sustainable Seed Collection 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Chatham Public Library. More info and registration:

Part 2: Target Species ID & Volunteer Seed Collection Protocols 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Chatham Public Library) More info and registration:

Part 3: Volunteer Seed Collection Field Workshop 5-7 p.m. Sept. 13. Meet at Greenport Conservation Area. More info and registration:

Virtual Tech Help with Lloyd the Geek 3-5 p.m. Aug. 17. Sign up for a one-on-one online session with tech expert Heather Lloyd. Call the library to schedule an appointment at 518-392-3666.

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