February is Nimblefingers month at the Voorheesville Public Library. Whether you do crafts yourself or just have an appreciation for textile arts, join in on Feb. 9, for demonstrations, refreshments and friendship. Come for an afternoon of fun and friendship, from 1 to 3 p.m. Even if you can’t come for the afternoon, be sure to drop in at some point during February to stroll through the gallery and community room to enjoy the wonderful crafts these ladies have displayed for your pleasure. Buy a ticket for the quilt drawing and vote for your favorite design in the table-runner challenge.

Shake, shimmy and dance

Are your little ones experiencing cabin fever? Is it time to get up and move? Why not join us on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10:15 a.m., for a fabulously fun music and movement dance party? We will read a selection of rhythmic books and make our own shakers to use in our dancing celebration. Come show us your best moves! For children ages 2 to 6 and families. Please register online.

Soup night

Bring your favorite soup, soup-friendly side, or dessert to share on Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., and  include a recipe card to display. For inspiration explore our library foodies page on Pinterest or check out one of the library’s cookbooks. Please register online and let us know what kind of dish you are bringing. Take home containers welcome.  

Paper crafternoon

On Saturday, Feb. 13,  from 2 to 4 p.m., come share your obsession with crafting such as collage, artist trading cards, Zentangles, greeting cards (like Valentines), and coloring books. The creative possibilities of paper are limitless.  Teach us something or learn something new yourself. Please register online.

Food pantry donations

Donating year-round to the food pantry is a great way to give locally. The volunteers at the New Scotland food pantry will make sure your donation gets to the people who need it the most.  Canned or dry food, paper products and basic personal items are always appreciated. The library is a convenient drop spot for the NS food pantry and, for the month of January, will be giving away a new Snoopy library card for every two cans of food dropped in the pantry baskets, located next to the computer stations. 

 Junior maker event

Students in kindergarten throug two are invited to come in on Monday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m. to make, tinker, build and explore at the library.  Parents and caregivers will join in this creative journey meant to foster creativity and encourage storytelling.  Grades K to 2, please register online.

Bricks and blocks

Get building at 2 p.m.,  on Monday, Feb. 15, with our LEGO bricks and Minecraft blocks. Between bricks and blocks, you can create anything that you can imagine. Students in grades three to seven should register online.

On Friday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 11 p.m., the Voorheesville Public Library has a whole night set aside to do nothing but read.  Bring your bean-bags, camp chairs, or sleeping bags to make yourself at home in the library. Catch up on your favorite series or tackle something new.  Dinner and snacks are provided. The Library will be closed except for participants.  This program is for kids in grades 6 and up, please register online.  

Nimblefingers open house

Whether you do crafts yourself or just have an appreciation for textile arts, join in on Feb. 9, for an afternoon of demonstrations, refreshments, and friendship from 1 to 3 p.m. Even if you can’t come for the afternoon, be sure to drop in at some point during February to stroll through the gallery and community room to enjoy the wonderful crafts these ladies have displayed for your pleasure. Buy a ticket for the quilt drawing and vote for your favorite design in the table runner challenge.

Food pantry donations

The library is a convenient drop spot for the New Scotland food pantry, which helps  provide food, paper products, and basic personal care items to those in need within the town of New Scotland, including the Voorheesville school district. This month the library will be giving away a new Snoopy library card for every two cans of food dropped in the pantry baskets, located next to the computer stations.  

Shake, shimmy and dance

Are your little ones experiencing cabin fever? Is it time to get up and move? Why not join us on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10:15 a.m., for a fabulously fun music and movement dance party? We will read a selection of rhythmic books and make our own shakers to use in our dancing celebration. Come show us your best moves. For children ages 2 to 6 and families. Please register online.

Soup night

Bring your favorite soup, soup-friendly side, or dessert to share on Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. and include a recipe card to display. For inspiration explore our library foodies page on Pinterest or check out one of the library’s cookbooks. Take home containers welcome.  Please register online and let us know what kind of dish you are bringing. 

Paper crafternoon

On Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., come share your obsession with crafting. Collage, artist trading cards, Zentangles, greeting cards (like Valentines!), coloring books -- the creative possibilities of paper are limitless.  Teach us something or learn something new yourself. Please register online.

Collections for display

Do you have a collection that you would be willing to display at the library? If so, we would love to talk to you. Give us a call at 765-2791 or drop in anytime. We are always looking for new and interesting displays.

 

Join us at the Voorheesville Public Library for a Minecrafternoon on Friday, Jan. 15, which is a half-day of school. Why not spend the afternoon building a new Minecraft world?

The program runs from 1 through 4 p.m., for grades 6 and up. Online registration is requested. 

STEAM  story time

On Saturday, Jan. 16, following a 10:15 a.m. story time, parents and children will explore and play at different stations using hands on science, technology, engineering, art and math, building not only their reading skills but their STEAM skills, too. Stations will include snow making, melting ice, and marshmallow snowmen.

Collections or displays

Do you have a collection that you would be willing to display at the library? If so, we would love to talk to you. Give us a call at 765-2791 or drop in anytime. We are always looking for new and interesting displays.

Food pantry donations

The library is a convenient drop spot for the New Scotland food pantry, which helps provide food, paper products, and basic personal care items to those in need within the town of New Scotland, including the Voorheesville school district. This month the library will be giving away a new Snoopy library card for every two cans of food dropped in the pantry baskets, located next to the computer stations.  

Teen read-in

You asked for it. On Friday, Jan. 29, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., we have a whole night set aside to do nothing but read.  Bring your bean-bags, camp chairs, or sleeping bags to make yourself at home in the library. Catch up on your favorite series or tackle something new. Dinner and snacks will be provided. The Library will be closed except for participants. This program is for grades 6 and up, please register.  

Thursday afternoon movies

Bored? Tired of the same old, same old? Why not stop by the library on Thursday afternoon and watch a classic movie on the big screen? They really don’t make movies like these anymore. We always serve light refreshments and friendly conversation, with a dash of trivia thrown in. To see what movies are playing this month, either check online at voorheesvillelibrary.com or stop by and pick up a brochure. All movies start at 1:30 p.m.

 

Holiday hours

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the library will close at 5 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 18. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19.

Bookworm mailing list

It has been more than a year since the library transitioned from paper to an electronic newsletter. I thought this might be a good time to send out a reminder that you can still sign up for the newsletter. Go to www.voorheesvillelibrary.org/bookworm.asp, where you can choose to read the current newsletter online, receive it by e-mail, or have the newsletter mailed to your home every month.

If you still have an overdue Voorheesville Public Library item, you only have a few more days to save some cash. There will be amnesty through Jan. 10, for all returned Voorheesville items, no matter how late they are. Unfortunately, fine amnesty days does not apply to items borrowed from other libraries using inter-library or catalogue requests.

Fleece hats

On Saturday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m., students in grades six and up are invited to learn how to make a simple fleece hat and get two hours of community service credit.  

Beginning beaded jewelry

Adults and teens ages 14 and up can learn easy beading techniques on Thursday, Jan. 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. You choose the project: necklaces, bracelets, or earrings.  Try adding some wire-looped links or dangles to your project. Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. Please register online, and there will be a small materials fee.

Teen book club

The teen book club is a program sponsored by the library, and is held after school in the Voorheesville high school in the library. On Thursday, Jan. 14, at 2:30 to 3:25 p.m., we’ll be sharing what we’ve been reading on our own, and picking up copies of Carl Hiaasen’s “Skink — No Surrender” to read for the February meeting. New members are always welcome and snacks will be served.  This program is for kids in grades six and up, please register at the school library, or online. 

Minecrafternoon

Friday, January 15 is a half-day of school. Why not spend it building a new Minecraft world? Program runs from 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. for grades six and up. Online registration is requested. 

Story time

On Saturday, Jan. 16, following a 10:15 a.m. story time, parents and children pre-school to age 5 will explore and play at different stations using hands on science, technology, engineering, art and math, building not only their reading skills but their STEAM skills too. Stations will include snow making, melting ice, and marshmallow snowmen.

 

Food pantry donations

The library is a convenient drop spot for the New Scotland food pantry, which helps provide boxed and canned food, paper products, and basic personal care items to those in need within the town of New Scotland. For the month of January, the library will be giving away a new Snoopy library card for every two cans of food dropped in the pantry baskets, located next to the computer stations.  

Program cancellation policy

If the Voorheesville schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all library morning programs will be cancelled. Call to check on afternoon or evening programs.

Collections or displays

Do you have a collection that you would be willing to display at the library? If so, we would love to talk to you. Give us a call at 765-2791 or drop in anytime. We are always looking for new and interesting displays.

Join us at the Voorheesville Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m., and be a part of the global movement to learn computer coding, one hour at a time. Tutorials are available to guide students ages four to 14. Space is limited, and registration is requested. Register online or call the library at 765-2791.

Drop in craft

Come in from the cold and enjoy a morning of seasonal crafting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Past projects have included gingerbread houses, ornaments, paper plate snowmen, and other fun holiday and winter themed crafts to keep as treasured holiday decorations or to give as gifts. This program is for children age 3 to 7. The younger children under age 7 will need to be supervised by a parent or caregiver. Light refreshments will be served.

Story telling

The Friends of the Library will sponsor a dinner and reading of stories from the Writing Personal History for Family, Friends, and Posterity class, and on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The dinner begins at 6 p.m., with stories immediately following. Attendance is free, but space is very limited. Please register online or call the library to sign up. 

Thursday afternoon movies

Every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., the library showcases a classic movie. You are invited to join us as we discuss movie trivia, munch on some snacks, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a wonderful group. For a listing of scheduled flicks, please check out the library calendar at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. 

December artists

Local artist Diane Wozniak will be showing her artwork in the library hall gallery during the month of December. If you are still looking for that perfect, unique gift for someone special on your list, this could be just what you’ve been waiting for. 

Ivan Lawson has filled the display case with his handmade miniatures, and they will be here until the end of December. If you have not yet stopped by to see this amazing display, please do so, before it is gone. 

 

Program cancellation policy

If the Voorheesville schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all library morning programs will be cancelled. Call to check on other afternoon or evening programs.

 

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