Tag: Chatham Public Library

Homebound Fun

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Homebound Fun–compiled by the Chatham and New Lebanon libraries. If you’re stuck at home, here are some resources to help you learn about the world and connect to others. Check it out.
TeachingBooks Book & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition. Open through September 15th, children and families can delve into the world of children’s and young adult books, read-along performances of favorite books that are translatable into 100+ languages, virtual storytime with 1,000+ complete book readings, interviews with thousands of authors and much more!
Kripalu Activity Book–soothing coloring sheets for all ages.
IS183 tutorials-the Art School of the Berkshires has video tutorials and printables for all kinds of projects with household items.
Google Arts & Culture–virtual tours, deep dives into a subject, ideas for experiments & crafts, etc.
Entertainment & Learning Resources–from Passion Planner, links to everything from creativity to mental health to art to…
NYS Arts Go Online–Family art projects to theater, independent film, opera, streaming house concerts and centuries of incredible painting and sculpture.
Print & Play Games for all Ages–Single & Multi-player, dice games, party games, board games, role playing games & more.
Norman Rockwell Museum Virtual Tour–Special exhibitions at the famous Norman Rockwell Museum are now available for you to peruse with ease.
Berkshire Museum @Home–Check the museum out for Daily Snakes and other fun stuff.
Virtual Field Trips –Exactly what it sounds like. Travel to zoos and other fun locales from home.
Visit Virtual Museums from Around the World–See amazing museums from around the world.
Junior Ranger Program–The outdoors aren’t closed yet and you can be a part of the Junior Rangers program. You can visit a National Park virtually and collect the badge through the mail. Collect them all through the comfort of your home.
Scholastic Resources–Login for 20 days of Educational Materials for Young Learners. You’ll need the Username: Learning20 and Password: Clifford
Board Game Arena–Play board games online with your friends.

 

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Author Event w/ Amy Bass at Chatham Library, Feb 22

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The Chatham Public Library’s Authors and Artists series presents Amy Bass, author of One Goal, and Those About Him Remained Silent on Saturday, February 22.

Emmy-award-winning writer Amy Bass will appear at the Chatham Public Library to give a talk on two of her books, including Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W.E.B. Du Bois, which provides the first detailed account of the battle over Du Bois and his legacy, as well as a history of Du Bois’s early life in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Bass locates the roots of the hostility to memorialize Du Bois in a cold war worldview that reduced complicated politics to a vehement hatred of both communism and, more broadly, anti-Americanism. The town’s reaction was intensified, she argues, by the racism encoded within cold war patriotism. Her latest book is One Goal: a Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together, which tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state – and ultimately national – glory.

A history professor by day, Bass has written about sport and race for SlateSalonCNN Opinion, and The Christian Century, and has been seen on NBC’s TODAY Show and heard on NPR on shows that include Midday, Under the RadarThe Takeaway, and Only A Game. She has served as senior research supervisor for NBC Olympic Sports, winning an Emmy Award for her work at the London Olympics in 2012.

The Authors and Artists speakers series is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library and features a wide variety of fascinating speakers. 

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 22, 2020 / 12pm

LOCATION: Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION: Free and Open to the public

MORE:
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facebook.com/ChathamNYPublicLibrary
Email: chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
Phone: 518-392-3666

 

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Author Event w/ Peter Biskind at Chatham Library, Mar 23

Renowned film critic Peter Biskind will be at the Chatham Library to talk about his latest book, The Sky is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great For Extremism. Biskind is well known in Columbia County for programming films shown at the Crandall Theater and serving as the Executive Director of the annual FilmColumbia Festival.

51UMaulnQOL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_Biskind is a cultural critic, film historian and former editor-in-chief of American Film magazine and executive editor of Premiere. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Paris Match. He is currently a contributing editor to Vanity Fairand a staff writer for Esquire magazine.

He has published seven other books, including: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood; Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film; Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America; and My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles.

A question and answer session, a reception, and a book signing will follow the talk.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, March 23, 2019 / 3:30pm

LOCATION:
Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

MORE:
chatham.lib.ny.us/
facebook.com/ChathamNYPublicLibrary
Email: chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
Phone: 518-392-3666

 

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Book Discussion Group at Chatham Library: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, Aug 6

August’s book is Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation, by Brad Ricca.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the lawyer, detective, and first woman U.S. District Attorney who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation’s greatest crime-fighters during an era when women were still not allowed to vote. After agreeing to take the sensational case of missing eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger, Grace and her partner, the hard-boiled detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumors of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man, in a desperate race against time.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is the first-ever narrative biography of this singular woman the press nicknamed after fiction’s greatest detective. Her poignant story reveals important clues about missing girls, the media, and the real truth of crime stories. The great mystery of Mrs. Sherlock Holmes―and the haunting twist ending of the book―is how one woman could become so famous only to disappear completely.

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Pick up September’s title, A Gentleman in Moscow, a novel by Amor Towles.

DATE/TIME:
Monday, August 6, 2018: 7pm

LOCATION:
Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037-1399

MORE:
Phone: 518-392-3666
Email: chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
FaceBook: facebook.com/ChathamNYPublicLibrary

 

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Author Event at Chatham Library: Winifred Gallagher Discusses Her Book, “How the Post Office Created America”, Dec 2

Award-winning author & local resident, Winifred Gallagher, will talk about her most recent book, “How the Post Office Created America”. A masterful history of a long underappreciated institution, Gallagher examines the surprising role of the postal service in our nation’s political, social, economic, and physical development.

“How the Post Office Created America” is an ode to a little-heralded but flagship government enterprise. [Gallagher] reminds us … that the post office forged a communications revolution just as far-reaching as the later telegraph and internet revolutions.”—The New York Times Book Review

This presentation will be followed by a question and answer period, a book sale & signing, and a reception.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3:30pm

LOCATION:
Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037-1399

MORE:
Phone: 518-392-3666
Email: chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
FaceBook: facebook.com/ChathamNYPublicLibrary

 

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