CHATHAM — The Chatham Public Library offers the following programs in May. All programs will be held online. The Library is open for no-contact pick up of items. The Library will be closed on May 31. For information, contact the Library at 518-392-3666 or visit

Adult Programs

Memoir Writers Group 10:30 a.m. May 11, 18 and 25. Now meeting on Zoom. Writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry are also welcome. Call Ilona Garcen at 518 392-1178 for further information. New writers are welcome.

Intro to Small Scale Composting 6:30 p.m. May 6. Jean Bonhotal, Cornell Waste Management, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences will be the guest speaker. Presented by Zero Waste Columbia (ZWC), co-sponsored by Climate Smart Communities of Austerlitz, Claverack, & Columbia County Library Association. The Zoom link can be found on the library’s website:

ZWC is a citizen volunteer group committed to education and action that can move us towards zero waste in Columbia County. They seek to create a more sustainable and resilient world today and for future generations. Zero waste aims to send nothing to the landfill by reducing what we need, reusing, recycling, and composting whenever possible. Its members are also active participants in town climate smart committees, town councils, and the Columbia County Environmental Management Council.

Authors & Artists Series Ellen Kanner at 3:30 p.m. May 8. Local author Ellen Kanner will read excerpts from her book, Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner. More than a vegan cookbook, it is seasoned with stories that make you stand up and cheer, and gentle nudges that aim to serve up what we’re hungry for: a more vital self, more loving and meaningful connections, a nourished and nourishing world, and great food, too. She’ll share a seasonal plant-based recipe to bring the message home in a delicious way, a link to which can be found at This talk will be presented online, contact the Library to sign up to receive the Zoom link. Brought to you by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library.

Lloyd the Geek 3-5 p.m. May 18. 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 appointment at 518-392-3666.

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