Your Holidays … Your Stories!  Community Blog

Holidays evoke special memories and are marked by customs, traditions, gatherings, travel, and events. As our attention turns to the fall and winter holidays, we invite you to share your favorite holiday memories, stories, ideas, and traditions. This could include a photograph, a recipe, a song, a craft, a story, or a description of an event or tradition that has special meaning to you, your family, and perhaps your community.  Click the heading above to visit our blog, read the shared posts, or submit your own favorite traditions or recipes!

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Chess for Kids

Group 1 - Monday, November 30 at 4 pm

Group 2 - Monday, November 30 at 5 pm

Group 3 - Tuesday, December 1 at 4 pm

Registered players only

Weekly Update

Monday, November 30 – 7:30 pm

This week’s update will be held by Assistant Director Galina Natenzon.  She will talk 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.

Author Visit: Becky Gibby

Tuesday, December 1 – 10:30 am

Local author Becky Gibby will read her book I Walk My Dog Around the Town, a sequel to I Walked My Dog Around the Pond, which she read during her previous visit at the library.  And yes, the dog will join us again!  For preschoolers and their caregivers.

Library Book Group: Harlan Coben

Wednesday, December 2 – 1 pm

Join librarian Mary Kennedy for a virtual meeting of the library’s book group.  For our December discussion, we will explore the somewhat local author Harlan Coben’s many titles, including his series characters and his standalone titles.  We will also talk about favorite books of the year and narrow our choices for the 2021 season.

Crafts with Ms. Stephanie: Giant Holiday Light Catchers

Wednesday, December 2 – 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!

Yoga Storytime with Miss C

Thursday, December 3 – 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Join Miss C for fun yoga poses, a story, songs, and puppets!  Sponsored by Friends of the Library


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.