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CHATHAM – Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, announces programs for January 2022. For more information, call 518-392-3666. The library will be closed on January 1 for New Years Day and January 17 for Martin Luther King Day. Please note that while doing its part to curb a post-holiday pandemic wave, the library will not be hosting in-person programs between December 27 and January 9. In-person programs will resume their regular schedule starting January 10.
Virtual Story Time (on Zoom) 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays from January 5, January 12, January 19 and January 26. Join Ms. Becky for stories and songs from the comfort of your own home every Wednesday morning on Zoom. Email [email protected] for the Weekly Zoom link.
LEGO Club at 4 p.m. on Mondays January 10 and 24, February 7 and 28. Join the Lego club! For ages 5 and up. What are you going to build today? Maybe something the library can show off in its display case. The LEGO Club has moved indoors to the children’s room for the winter months. Masks are mandatory and places are limited. Please register in advance at bit.ly/CPPLEGO
Art & Nature Club at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays January 12, February 9 and February 23. Head to the library to explore nature through journals, science experiments, and art activities. For 5-10 year olds. Art & Nature Club has moved inside the children’s room for the winter months. Masks are mandatory and places are limited. Please register in advance at bit.ly/CPLArtNature21.
Animal tracks: special Art and nature event 3:30 p.m. on January 26. What story is told by the tracks animals leave behind? Join Jenifer Rosete of Columbia Land Conservancy to search for animal tracks and droppings in the neighborhood. This program will take place outside and in the library. Masks are mandatory and places are limited. Please register in advance at bit.ly/CPLArtNature21.
Preschool Story Time 10:30 a.m. on Friday January 14 and 28. Story time is moving indoors for the winter months! Join Ms. Becky for stories, songs, and take-out crafts. Masks are mandatory and places are limited. Please register in advance for each session at bit.ly/CPL_Friday_StoryHour
Safety Story Time with Pedro the Penguin at 10:30 a.m. on January 21. Follow Pedro the Penguin and his friends as they learn how to prepare and act in an emergency. Children in Kindergarten to Grade 2 will learn how to get out and find a safe meeting place, how to navigate a smoky environment, and how to deal with stress management. This program is presented by the American Red Cross, Eastern New York region. Masks are mandatory and places are limited. Please register in advance for this session at bit.ly/CPL_Friday_StoryHour
Book Club Bring your own children’s book 8 am – 12 pm 3 pm January 25. The Bring Your Own Book Club is PERFECT for kids ages 8-12 who don’t want deadlines or homework and love to talk about books with other book lovers. Bring your latest favorite reading to the first meeting in January, and as a group, pick a theme for the coming months. Participants can choose any book that matches the theme, and then come the following month to share it with the group. Did you like it? Not really? Let us know! Masks are mandatory and space is limited for this indoor program. Please register in advance at bit.ly/CPL_KidsBookClub22
Winter Crafts and Mitten Tree Story Time 3:30 p.m. January 31. Join Miss Becky for special winter crafts and story time! Places are limited for this indoor program and registration is required at https://bit.ly/CPL_Solstice21.
Crafts to Go: Make your own Valentine’s Day from January 18 to February 14, while supplies last. This craft kit includes everything you need to create six valentines to share with the people you love. Contact Becky at [email protected] to sign up for a kit.
Monday Book Club on Zoom at 7 p.m. January 3. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. February 7 at 7 p.m. – Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Email the library to [email protected] if you would like to attend this monthly Zoom meetup. Copies of each month’s title can be picked up at the library’s loan counter one month before each meeting.
Chatham Roots Genealogy Club on Zoom at 3 p.m. on January 6. Places for this online program are limited. For more information and the Zoom link, please contact Michelle LeClair at [email protected] A free monthly genealogy club to help you find your family. For beginners, experts and everyone in between. Work on these elusive ancestors, smash your brick walls, share tips and tricks, and just have fun. The group is led by Michelle LeClair. She teaches genealogy, lectures, has led workshops in the region for over 10 years, and has been doing obsessive research for over 25 years.
Memoir Writers Group on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. on January 11 and 25. Memoir Writers come from a wide range of life experiences and come together online to share and hone their work. Writers of fiction and poetry are also welcome. Contact the library for more information.