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North Chatham Library Program: Native Plants and Beneficial Insects, Jun 29

The North Chatham Free Library presents Native Plants and Beneficial Insects on June 29th. Would you like your garden to be filled with butterflies, bees and birds? Learn how at this presentation by Sandra Linnell, who will discuss what plants thrive in our area and how they support our local ecology.

The growth of cities and their accompanying urban sprawl have fragmented and transformed ecologically productive land to lush lawns and decorative ornamentals to enhance property values. The remaining isolated natural areas are not large enough to support wildlife, however that trend is turning.

Native plants are those that occur naturally in a region. Research by the entomologist Doug Tallamy has found that native oak trees support over 500 species of caterpillars whereas ginkgo, a commonly planted landscape tree from Asia, host only 5 species of caterpillars.

Plants available in nurseries are often species chosen for their exotic interest and they not only sever the food web, but some have shown invasive behavior, outcompeting native species and degrading habitat in the remaining natural areas.

Sandra Linnell is the Community Horticulture Program Coordinator at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. She has experience in growing natives, herbs, and flowers from seed from her previous employment working on farms and greenhouses.

This program will be held outside in the back garden of the NCFL, weather permitting. If necessary, will meet upstairs in the Library. .

Live & Learn programs are supported, in part, by grants from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation and the Bank of Greene County.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 / 10am

LOCATION: North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, NY 12132

REGISTRATION: Signup for this event at registernorthchathamlibrary@gmail.com

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NorthChathamLibrary.org
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518-766-3211
Email: nclibrary@fairpoint.net

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Books & Blooms Sale at North Chatham Free Library, May 18

2019-BandB-Poster-jpeg-463x600The North Chatham Free Library’s annual Books & Blooms fundraiser will be held this Saturday.  This popular event happens on the grounds of the library, and on the front lawn will be an array of plants (annuals and perennials) from popular area nurseries.  Many of the plants will be displayed on tables for easier viewing and sheltered under tents in case the weather isn’t cooperative. 

The lower level of the library will be well stocked with a selection of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books.   Most hardcovers are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and paperbacks are 50 cents each or 3 for $1.00.  Everything will be carefully arranged by category so buyers can easily focus on the titles which interest them the most.  Jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, games, music, and audio books will also be available.

Delicious baked goods will stock the bakery café along with freshly brewed coffee, tea, water, and juices.  Tables and chairs will be set up for patrons who would like to socialize on the back lawn of the library while enjoying a muffin or cookie.  You can also take some goodies home to enjoy later on.

50/50 raffle tickets for $3 each or 4 tickets for $10 will be available with the winner’s name drawn at 1pm.  The lucky ticket holder takes half of the money collected for the raffle and the library takes the other half. Tickets are now being sold at the library and you don’t need to be present on May 18th to win.

This community event begins promptly at 9 AM but those who are anxious to begin sooner can start shopping at 8:30 for an early bird fee of $10.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 9am – 1pm (rain, snow, or shine)

LOCATION:
North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, New York 12132

MORE:
NorthChathamLibrary.org
Facebook.com/North-Chatham-Free-Library
518-766-3211
Email: nclibrary@fairpoint.net

 

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Encaustic Art: Hive to Canvas with Maria Kolodziej-Zincio

The North Chatham Public Library presents Encaustic Art: Hive to Canvas – Maria Kolodziej-Zincio. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, is an ancient art-form that involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials can be used.

Join Encaustic Artist, Maria Kolodziej-Zincio for her workshop on the process of encaustic art, and what role bees play in her fascinating new expression of an ancient Egyptian art form.

This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday June 10, 2018 from 3pm – 4pm

LOCATION:
North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, New York

ADMISSION:
Free and open to anyone of any town or hamlet.

MORE:
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Capturing the Beauty of The Land, A Program at North Chatham Free Library

The North Chatham Free Library presents ‘Capturing the Beauty of the Land’ with Jerry Freedner. Discover how the artist’s landscape photography helps the CLC (Columbia Land Conservancy) protect nature and the farms around us.

Freedner is a landscape photographer who is currently focusing on the rural lands and farms of the Hudson Valley. His photographs reflect a vision of the farmer as an artist and the land as art.

For information, call 518-766-3211.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, April 15 2018,  at 3pm

ADMISSION:
Admission is free. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet.

LOCATION:
North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, New York 12132

MORE:
NorthChathamLibrary.org
Facebook.com/North-Chatham-Free-Library
518-766-3211
Email: nclibrary@fairpoint.net

 

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