CHATHAM — The Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, announces the January 2022 programs. For information, call 518-392-3666. The library will be closed on Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Chair Yoga on Zoom: Stretch, Strength & Balance 4 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 18, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15. Back by popular demand, Chair Yoga returns for another six week series. Chair yoga is open to anyone who would like to support a healthy body and mind…the only requirement is a chair. To sign up and receive the Zoom link, register at bit.ly/CPLChairYoga22. Participants are encouraged to use an armless chair on a non-skid surface, light weights (such as water bottles or soup cans), and to wear comfortable loose clothing and sneakers, non-skid footwear, or barefeet.
Tech Help with Lloyd the Geek (Online or In-Person) 2:45-5 p.m. Jan. 18, note new start time. Do you need help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other device? Sign up for a one-on-one online session with tech expert Heather Lloyd! Call the library to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment. 518-392-3666.
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (New York Historical Society Lecture) 6 p.m. Jan. 19 via Zoom. The New-York Historical Society honors the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) — the trailblazing Supreme Court justice and cultural icon — with a special exhibition and virtual presentation based on the popular Tumblr and bestselling book of the same name. A traveling exhibition organized by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes an expansive and engaging look at the justice’s life and work, highlighting her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity for all Americans. This monthly series of New-York Historical Society lectures is brought to you in partnership by the Columbia County Libraries Association. To register and receive the Zoom link to attend, visit bit.ly/CCLA_NYHS.
Friends of the Chatham Public Library Author and Artist Talk: Lacy Schutz, Executive Director of the Shaker Museum at 2 p.m. Jan. 22. Join the Friends of the Chatham Public Library for their monthly Author and Artist Series. January’s program will feature Lacy Schutz, Executive Director of Shaker Museum, sharing plans for the Shaker Museum’s permanent home and future here in Chatham. Lacy Schutz has overseen a period of growth and evolution for the institution since joining in 2016. She previously served in various senior management roles at the Museum of the City of New York, including Director of Collections, and began her career as the founding Archivist at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. This program is scheduled to be held indoors in the Chatham Middle School Library (next door to the Chatham Public Library) to accommodate social distancing requirements for a larger audience. As with all indoor programs at the library, masks are required and space is limited. In the event of increased COVID restrictions, this event will move online to Zoom. Please register in advance to receive program information and updates at bit.ly/CPL_ShakerMuseum.
Be Red Cross Ready Emergency Preparedness Workshop 7 p.m. Jan. 24 via Zoom. Floods, hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming more frequent and can be devastating to our loved ones, homes and communities. Build confidence by learning simple steps you can take now, to help prepare and protect your family. The program is designed to help people understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to disasters. Basic CPR skills and volunteer opportunities to support the American Red Cross will also be presented. This program will be held online to accommodate patrons tuning in from the comfort of home. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link at bit.ly/CPL_RedCross_21
Adult Take and Make Kits: Fun with Macrame. Pick up at the Library Jan. 18 through Jan. 31 while supplies last. Cozy up with take home crafts for adults this winter. This January, we’ll have supplies and instructions to make your own macrame wall hanging or plant holder.
Mah Jongg Club 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays; 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 12, 19, 24, 26, 31. Fully-vaccinated players are welcome to meet upstairs at the library every Monday and Wednesday. Masks are required inside the library building.