No gift is more special than one that they make themselves. Children in pre-kindergarten through grade four are invited to drop in to the Voorheesville Public Library on Saturday, April 25, between 10 a.m. and noon, for this program where we’ll make parent, grandparent, and caregiver appreciation crafts. These can be great gifts to give to loved ones on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. No registration is necessary.

The Pillowcase Project

Is your child prepared in case of an emergency or natural disaster? Do you have a family emergency preparedness plan to stay safe?  On Saturday, May 9, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., educators from the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York will discuss fire safety and general emergency preparedness.

The presentation will cover coping skills all children should practice to better deal with emergency situations. Children in grades three through six will receive a pillowcase to decorate that will hold all their emergency supplies. Parents should plan to attend with their child. Please register for this program.

Mark Twain 100 years later

On Thursday, May 7, at 7p.m., Dave Ehlert, performer and impersonator from Branson, Mo., will be bringing to life the American literary icon, Mark Twain. Twain’s life story will be retold through period costume, impersonation, and his famous quotes with a strong emphasis on the importance of literacy.

Twain is one of America’s greatest authors of the 19th Century and his books are part of American history. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled and educational evening. This program is for middle school through adult ages.

Saturday study hall

Do you need a quiet place to work? Need a space for your study group to meet? Come to the library. The community room is open and set up for quiet work on May 2 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals and small groups are welcome or drop in during regular hours.

April displays

There are only a few more days to enjoy award-winning artist of the month, Nancy Noble Gardner. Her work has been featured in “The Washington Post,” “Vineyard Style,” “Cape Cod Life,” and “Odyssey Magazine”.  Please be sure to stop by and stroll through the gallery to enjoy this show.

Our display case is filled with Shirley Temple memorabilia, shared by Rose Lawson. She has collected Shirley Temple items for most of her life and has graciously arranged to display a portion of her collection for our enjoyment.

Join us at the Voorheesville Public Library on Monday, April 6, at 2 p.m., for free-building time and Wii videogames with other Lego-maniacs. Bring a model from home to show off if you’d like. Library Lego pieces and club-member creations will be kept separate. This program is for kids in grades three to six, please register.

“The Giving Tree”

At 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, April 7, Anita Sanchez will provide an educational and fun program that combines nature, recycling, art, and literature. Create your own door decoration from graceful pine boughs and make pinecone animals. Sip pine needle tea as we read Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” and learn about the many gifts of the pine tree.  For students in kindergarten through grade four, please register.

Family story program

What better way to celebrate spring than with books about bunnies? Hop on over to the library on Wednesday, April 8, at 10:15 a.m., for a fun-filled morning of stories, songs, an art activity and a snack. This program is for kids in preschool through grade two, please register.

Movie matinee

On Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m., drop in to watch the new release about an inflatable robot named Baymax and a prodigy, Hiro Hamada. Watch as they team up with a group of friends to become a band of high-tech heros. This film is rated PG and snacks will be served.

Library trustee openings

There is one, four-year term, position and one, five-year term position open on the library’s board of trustees beginning July 1. Petition forms are available now at the library and must be returned by 5 p.m., on  April 20. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the Voorheesville Central School District.

Library closed

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 5, in observance of Easter.

 

On March 30, the online catalog will not be available. We will not be able to request, renew, or check in library items. You will be able to check items out from the Voorheesville Public Library, but only if you bring your library card.

The Right College

at the Right Price

Stop by on March 31, at 6:30 p.m., to hear Dr. Dean Skarlis of The College Advisor of New York. Dr. Skarlis holds a doctorate in educational policy and administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He attended the Harvard University Institute on College Admissions and he has worked as a college administrator and an American College Testing consultant. Dr. Skarlis will outline the steps needed to find the right college for you. Some of the topics he will cover are: The top five factors colleges look for in applicants; strategies to reduce college costs; understanding why “fit” is critical; SAT and ACT strategies; how to make the most of your college visits and how to write the essay. The information and handouts you will take home from this presentation will help you begin your college search. There will be time for questions.

LEGOs

Join us on Monday, April 6, at 2 p.m., for free-building time and Wii videogames with other LEGO-maniacs. Bring a model from home to show off if you’d like. Library LEGO pieces and club-member creations will be kept separate. This program is for kids in grades 3 through 6, please register.

“The Giving Tree”

At 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, April 7, Anita Sanchez will provide an educational and fun program that combines nature, recycling, art, and literature. Create your own door decoration from graceful pine boughs and make pinecone animals. Sip pine needle tea as we read Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” and learn about the many gifts of the pine tree.  For students in kindergarten through grade four, please register.

Family story program

What better way to celebrate spring than with books about bunnies? Hop on over to the library on Wednesday, April 8, at 10:15 a.m., for a fun-filled morning of stories, songs, an art activity and a snack. This program is for kids in preschool through grade two, please register.

Movie matinee

On Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m., drop in to watch the new release about an inflatable robot named Baymax and a prodigy, Hiro Hamada. Watch as they team up with a group of friends to become a band of high-tech heros. This film is rated PG and snacks will be served.

Library trustee openings

There is one, four-year term, position and one, five-year term position open on the library’s board of trustees beginning July 1. Petition forms are available now at the library and must be returned by 5 p.m., on  April 20. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the Voorheesville Central School District.

Library closed

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 5, in observance of Easter.

 

Kids in grades four and up are invited to join Mrs. Sternklar on Sunday, March 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Voorheesville Public Library. You will learn about ecosystems as you create your own tiny landscape inside a container. All supplies will be provided for you to make a terrarium to take home. Please register. 

LEGOs

Come in on this half-day of school to make, tinker, build, and explore at the library. Parents and caregivers will join their kindergartener through second grade student on March 25 in this creative journey meant to foster creativity and encourage storytelling. This program will begin at 2 p.m. Please register. 

The Right College

at the Right Price

Stop by on March 31, at 6:30 p.m., to hear Dr. Dean Skarlis of The College Advisor of New York. Dr. Skarlis holds a doctorate in educational policy and administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He attended the Harvard University Institute on College Admissions and he has worked as a college administrator and an American College Testing consultant. Dr. Skarlis will outline the steps needed to find the right college for you. Some of the topics he will cover are: The top five factors colleges look for in applicants; strategies to reduce college costs; understanding why “fit” is critical; SAT and ACT strategies; how to make the most of your college visits and how to write the essay. The information and handouts you will take home from this presentation will help you begin your college search. There will be time for questions.

Library trustee openings

There is one, four-year term, position and one, five-year term position open on the library’s board of trustees beginning July 1, 2015. Petition forms are available now at the library and must be returned by 5 p.m., on  April 20. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the Voorheesville Central School District.

“The Giving Tree”

At 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, April 7, Anita Sanchez will provide an educational and fun program that combines nature, recycling, art, and literature. Create your own door decoration from graceful pine boughs and make pinecone animals. Sip pine needle tea as we read Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” and learn about the many gifts of the pine tree.  For students in kindergarten through grade four, please register.

Movie matinee

On Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m., drop in to watch the new release about an inflatable robot named Baymax and a prodigy, Hiro Hamada. Watch as they team up with a group of friends to become a band of high-tech heros. This film is rated PG and snacks will be served.

Teens Care

Community Service

Please register for this community service program on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will earn two hours of community service credit while baking biscuits for dogs living in local shelters. This program is intended for grades six and up.

 

 

 

If your income is under $60,000, you qualify to receive assistance from the New York State Tax Department volunteers. The volunteer will be in the library on March 11 and 18 to provide free guidance to those taxpayers who are electronically preparing and filing their own tax returns.

Call the Rensselaerville Library to make an appointment.

Appointments will be scheduled all day in the library from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tax forms

and instructions

You can borrow the IRS 1040 instructions and check them out for two weeks. We also have a binder with the instructions if you just need to look something up. We have the most common NYS tax forms and can help with printing the forms.

You can also visit the library's web site for more tax information at http://www.rensselaervillelibrary.org/tax-help.html.

Short stories

On Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m., in the library, storyteller Nancy Payne will read Norman Cohen’s short stories. Cohen was a 2014 Festival of Writers local writer.

Poetry

On Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m., join us for poets Leah Umansky and Barbara Ungar, who will read and sign books.

Caving

On Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m., in the library, where local caver Mike Warner will share his presentation on the Supercaves of China. Mike Warner traveled to China in 2013 with NatGeo as a photographic and logistics assistant to a British team using cutting edge technology as they laser mapped China’s Supercaves. The team’s journey was documented in the July 2014 issue of “National Geographic Magazine.”

Visual poetry

On Saturday, March 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., combine words and images in a visual poetry workshop in the library with Katrinka Moore. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please register by March 24.

Story time

Story time programs are scheduled on Fridays as follows: March 20 with music; April 17 with poetry; and May 15 with dance. Each session starts at 5:30 p.m. with pizza followed by stories at 6 p.m.

Computer and

Internet help

Would you like one on one computer or technology help with setting up an e-mail account, word processing, Facebook, Overdrive, E readers, job searching sites, and more? Kim is offering individual sessions in the library to help get you started with almost any common everyday computer and Internet questions. Appointments are required. Please visit or call the library at 797-3949.

Spring forward drawing

The library is currently holding a fund-raiser. Tickets are $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets. The prizes include: gift certificates for Hilltown Professional Organizing, Yoga with Sarah Weiss, Small Town Curl Hair Styling, a gift basket of gardening items, and a basket of tea. There are also gift certificates for Boyer Sparkling Wine, a hanging flower basket, and cakes for a special occasion.

The drawing is on Saturday, March 7, during the R'ville Stage Creations "Lets Go To The Movies" a cabaret. You do not need to be present to win.

Writing Group

The library invites you to join its small, informal, and supportive writing group. Writers of all interests, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome. We currently have a mix of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writers. You will always have time to write during our two-hour session, and you will never be forced to share anything. If you have works-in-progress or would just like to put pen to paper, the library’s writing group will give you the time and support you need.  If you have any questions, you can call Linda Miller at 936-4402.

Our meetings are Thursdays at 7 p.m., and the dates are March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10.

Poetry group

The library has a new poetry group that is organized by Tom Corrado. The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Bring your poem and receive feedback from fellow poets, or just share your words. For more information please contact Tom attjc123@midtel.net.

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