CHATHAM — The Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, announces the January 2022 programs. For information, call 518-392-3666.

Programs for Kids

Virtual Story Time (on Zoom) 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26. Join Ms. Becky for stories and songs from the comfort of home, every Wednesday morning on Zoom. Email for the weekly Zoom link.

LEGO Club 4 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 28. Join the Lego Club! For ages 5 and up. What will you build today? Perhaps something the library can show in its display case. LEGO Club has moved indoors to the children’s room for the winter months. Masks are required and space is limited. Please register in advance at

Art & Nature Club at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and Feb. 23. Meet up at the library to explore nature through journaling, science experiments, and art activities. For ages 5-10. Art & Nature Club has moved indoors to the children’s room for the winter months. Masks are required and space is limited. Please register in advance at

Animal Tracks: Art & Nature Special Event 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26. What story is told by the tracks animals leave behind? Join Jenifer Rosete from the Columbia Land Conservancy to look for animal tracks and scat around the neighborhood. This program will take place outside and in the library. Masks are required and space is limited. Please register in advance at

Preschool Story Time 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28. Story hour is moving indoors for the winter months! Join Ms. Becky for stories, songs and a take home craft. Masks are required and space is limited. Please register in advance for each session at

Safety Storytime with Pedro the Penguin at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. Follow Pedro the Penguin and friends as they learn how to be prepared and take action during an emergency. Children pre-K to 2nd grade will learn how to get out and find a safe meeting place, how to move through a smoky environment, and coping skills for stress management. This program is presented by the American Red Cross, Eastern NY Region. Masks are required and space is limited. Please register in advance for this session at

Kids’ Bring Your Own Book Club for 8-12 3 p.m. Jan. 25. The Bring Your Own Book Club is PERFECT for kids 8-12 who don’t want deadlines or assignments and who just love talking about books with other book lovers. Bring your latest favorite read to the first meeting in January and as a group pick a theme for the coming months. Participants can pick any book that fits the theme, then come the following month to share it with the group. Loved it? Not so much? Let us know! Masks are required and space is limited for this indoor program. Please register in advance at

Mitten Tree Winter Craft & Storytime 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Join Miss Becky for a special Winter Craft and Storytime! Space is limited for this indoor program and registration is required at

Programs for Adults

Monday Book Club on Zoom Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. 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.

Chair Yoga on Zoom: Stretch, Strength & Balance 4 p.m. 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, please register at 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.

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

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.

Register in advance to receive the Zoom link at

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