Celebrate with Our Cookbooks

We want to bring new inspiration to your holiday cooking.  Whether you’re a novice or a technically trained gourmet chef we have the book for you.  If you would like to learn more about various cultures, current dietary trends, or simply learn how to make the perfect pie check us out.  Relish in learning more about celebrity chefs and their famous restaurants through their cookbooks.  Our collection of the latest as well as the classics will help make this holiday season delicious!  View a curated list or set up an appointment for virtual browsing.

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Thank You to All Our Donors and Volunteers!
The Library of the Chathams Board of Trustees, the staff and the Friends of the Library would like to thank all our donors and volunteers for their generous contributions from September 2019 to September 2020.  We appreciate your wonderful support throughout the year.  Click here to see the complete list of everyone who gave to the library.


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Chess for Kids

Group 1 - Monday, November 23 at 4 pm

Group 2 - Monday, November 23 at 5 pm

Group 3 - Tuesday, November 24 at 4 pm

Registered players only

Weekly Update

Monday, November 23 – 7:30 pm

While the situation is constantly changing, Library Director Karen Brodsky holds weekly talks on Mondays about the status of the library and its plans for reopening.  Friends of the Library officers and co-chairs of the Book Sale Debbie Fabian and Maureen Kelly will talk about the status of the annual Book Sale.

Jumpin’ Jamie Music & Puppets

Wednesday, November 25 – 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Join “Kindie rocker” Jumpin’ Jamie and his puppet friends for high-energy acoustic guitar-based music.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Crafts with Ms. Stephanie: Turkey Napkin Holders

Wednesday, November 25 – 4 pm

Ages 5 & Up.  Limit: 12 children
Join Ms. Stephanie for a fun craft you can make right at home!  This program will be conducted online via Zoom.  Registration is required.
This program is now full and you can sign up for a waiting list only.  We will be offering more holiday crafts - keep an eye on our website or sign up for Children's Event emails here!

Holiday Schedule

The library will close on Wednesday at 6 pm and will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the holiday.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


WHAT TO READ.  Click here for reading suggestions and lists of the latest acquisitions of books and movies for all ages.

DIGITAL LIBRARY.  Click here to access all the eBooks, audiobooks, movies, crafts, magazines, Great Courses, and graphic novels on all our digital platforms.

DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS.  Click here for books, audiobooks, movies, fun activities, and story times for children.

GET A LIBRARY CARD ONLINE.  Chatham residents:  click here to get a library card, so you can use the virtual library online, as well as the Library Takeout service.

REMOTE PRINTING AVAILABLE.  Send from any device, pick up at the library.  Click here for all the details about this service.