For teens entering grade seven and up, wishing to earn community service at the Voorheesville Public Library this summer, there will be a mandatory orientation on Friday, June 12, at 4:30 p.m. Jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger children during programs, and some computer tasks. Fill out a volunteer form, available on the teen page of our website, prior to this mandatory volunteer orientation. Teens should also bring their summer calendars so they know which dates they are available to volunteer. For more information, please contact Debbie Sternklar at the library, or e-mail teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Saturday study hall

We have open study hall; June 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Individuals and small groups welcome. Drop in during regular hours.

Alzheimers Disease:

Early Detection Matters

Join us on Monday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m., when Erica Salamida, program manager from the Northeastern New York Alzheimer’s Association, will discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, its time to learn the facts. Early detection is the key to improving quality of life for anyone affected by memory impairment. This interactive workshop will present the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease where myth will be separated from fact. Commonly held fears about the disease will be addressed. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. Please register.

Summer reading program

We’re planning a super summer reading program for all ages. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” Reader registration opens online on June 1. Voorheesville Elementary School students will be able to create their accounts during library time in school. With our new reader reward system, all participants who record their reading will receive prizes at the end of the program, and also earn tickets for grand prize drawings.

Check the library’s online calendar to see all of the fun events we have scheduled. Registration is required for some of these activities and will begin on June 1. You can register right through the online calendar, by phone or using e-mail. We’ll be kicking off the fun with our annual ice cream social on Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. The library is excited to keep our community’s young people reading and learning through the summer, we hope to see you here.

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

Beginning beaded jewelry

On Tuesday, May 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the library you can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Want to move beyond basic bead stringing? We’ll demonstrate wire looping, and then you can give it a try. This program is for adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register and there will be a small materials fee.

Meet the author

Come in on Sunday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m., for a pancake breakfast and meet local author Jean Marotta. She is the author of Momma Jean’s Kitchen, and will be talking about writing, publishing, and cooking. This program is open to all. Please register. 

Teen volunteers

Students needing community service credit can volunteer at the library. Some student volunteer jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger kids during programs, dusting and straightening shelves, removing book labels, sorting and alphabetizing donations, and some computer tasks.  Give us a call at 765-2791 and ask for Mrs. Sternklar. Bring your school form to the scheduled appointment and we’ll get you started.

LGBTQ Family Story time

The library is pleased to offer LGBTQ Family Story Time on Saturday, May 30, at 10:15 a.m. This program is intended for LGBTQ families, allies, and supporters with children from infancy to first grade. Come enjoy stories, songs, and activities celebrating the beauty of families. Socialize with each other and check out library books. No registration is necessary.

Center Families is an emerging program of the Pride Center of the Capital District. We are dedicated to helping LGBTQ families in the Capital Region achieve their goals of building and sustaining happy and healthy families.

Alzheimers Disease:

Early Detection Matters

Join us on Monday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m., when Erica Salamida, program manager from the Northeastern New York Alzheimer’s Association, will discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, its time to learn the facts. Early detection is the key to improving quality of life for anyone affected by memory impairment. This interactive workshop will present the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease where myth will be separated from fact. Commonly held fears about the disease will be addressed. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. Please register.

Holiday hours

In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Saturday, May 23, Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25. 

Students needing community service credit can volunteer at the Voorheesville Public Library. Some student volunteer jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger kids during programs, dusting and straightening shelves, removing book labels, sorting/alphabetizing donations and some computer tasks. Give us a call at 765-2791 and ask for Mrs. Sternklar. Bring your school form to the scheduled appointment and we’ll get you started.

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.

Mark Twain 100 years later

On Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.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.

Beginning beaded jewelry

On Tuesday, May 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., you can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Want to move beyond basic bead stringing? We’ll demonstrate wire looping, and then you can give it a try. This program is for adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register and there will be a small materials fee.

Meet the author

Come in on Sunday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m., for a pancake breakfast and meet local author Jean Marotta. She is the author of Momma Jean’s Kitchen, and will be talking about writing, publishing, and cooking. This program is open to all. Please register. 

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.

 

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