Linda Zell will hold two stand-alone workshops, each providing an overview of Microsoft Excel, including basic data input and formatting.  Both workshops will be held on Monday, May 2.

The first will begin at 10 a.m. and the second will begin at 6:30 p.m. Both two-hour workshops will end with a 30-minute question-and-answer session.  Linda Zell has 30 years of spreadsheet experience.  Space is extremely limited, so please register early.

 

Paper Craft: Quilling

Learn the basics of paper quilling from artist Debra Bajouwa at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, and create a Mother’s Day or birthday greeting card. Supplies provided, bring a quilling tool if you have one. Adults and teens ages 14 and up, please register.

 

Mommies and Muffins Story-Time Special

Join Miss Amy at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, for a special storytime designed just for mommies and their little ones. Books about Mother’s Day will be shared along with complementary songs, activities, and muffins! Please register for this unique and fun event to celebrate the moms! For kids ages 2 to 6 and their mothers and grandmothers.  

 

I Love Olive Oil

Sign up for an interactive talk about how olive oil is produced as well as the many benefits it offers. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, there will be some discussion about the book "Extra Virginity” which can be checked out at the library. We will also be tasting various olive oils from around the world. This program is sure to be a delight! Please register.

 

Focusing on Breathing Meditation Workshop

Suryanarayana Chennapragada will be back on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m., to teach us the importance of breath in calming the mind! Focusing on breathing calms the mind, relaxes the muscles, and relieves stress.

Practitioners report a variety of benefits for mind, body and relationships. The program is open to teens and adults. The workshop may be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please register.

 

Wills, trusts, and estate planning

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, The Voorheesville Public Library will be hosting a financial planning informational workshop designed to help participants to better understand wills, trusts, estate planning, health proxies and power of attorney. The program is presented by volunteers from Retirement Solutions.  Please Register.

A call to action from The Friends

It has been a year in the making, but the Friends of the Library (FOL) are now ready to move forward with our used book store Encore!

We are seeking volunteers to join our team and be a part of another positive community venture.

Your investment can be as simple as donating a few hours sorting books, to taking a board position with the FOL, or anywhere in between — it’s your choice.  If that sounds like something you might be interested in, please email patmiller765@gmail.com or tracey.pause@voorpl.org.

 

Drop in at the Voorheesville Public Library on Monday, April 25, between 10:30 a.m. and noon for an open-to-all Lego building event. From toddlers to tweens, we’ve got bricks for all ages and stages. No registration needed.

Movie matinee

Join everyone’s favorite good guy, Charlie Brown, as he embarks on a heroic quest, while his beagle pal, Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch nemesis, the Red Baron. This matinee will start at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25. All ages welcome. Light refreshments will be served The movie is rated G and runs 89 minutes.

Steam story time

On Tuesday, April 26 at 10:15 a.m., following a short 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 include: Build a playdough flower, carrot painting, seed sorting, sensory table play garden, growing a bean seed, and flower petal counting. For preschool through age 5. Please register.

Crazy craft day

The youth services department has a closet full of leftover craft projects that are looking for someone to make and take. Drop in from 10 a.m. to noon, on April 27, to make crafts from a wide assortment of art activities. For ages 3 to grade three; no registration is necessary

Scratch programming

On Wednesday, April 27, tweens and teens in grades four and up will design their own games in Scratch, a block-based programming language. John Love will provide instruction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please register as equipment is limited

Beginning beading

Learn easy beading techniques on Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. Mothers and grandmothers are encouraged to bring a child or grandchild to bead along with them since it is spring vacation.  For grade six up to adults. Please register and there will be a small materials fee.

Name that animal

Jessica Loy, local author of “Weird & Wild Animal Facts,” will be paying a special visit to the library on Friday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m. Jessica will lead the children in playing a game to see if they can guess which interesting facts go with which animal. The program will conclude with an art project that will give the children an opportunity to create their own weird and wild animals.For grades one to three. Space is limited so please register early.

 

Thank you!

The Friends of the Library would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped with the Village Green Clean Recycling day. The FOL collected many wonderful used books which will help to re-stock the used book store Encore!. If you enjoyed volunteering for the day, perhaps you might consider volunteering at Encore!? If so, please e-mail patmiller765@gmail.com or tracey.pause@voorpl.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adults and teens ages 14 and up are invited to learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  This monthly program is perfect for anyone, from beginners to experts.

Please register for the next class, on March 29 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a small materials fee, depending on which project you choose.

Crews visits

We are thrilled to have critically acclaimed children's book author and illustrator, Nina Crews, visit us on April 9! She uses photographs and photo collages to create energetic stories about young children. Join us to hear Ms. Crews talk about her books and her art.

The children will have the opportunity to create their own bookmarks using Ms. Crews’s collage technique. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is for children ages 4 to fourth grade, and their families. Please register.

Planning your vegetable garden

Are you interested in growing some of your own fruits and vegetables this summer? The Voorheesville library is partnering with some local master gardeners to bring you all the information you will need to start and grow your own vegetable garden

Join a roundtable discussion on April 10 at 2 p.m., led by Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners and local gardener Sharon Miller. You can explore the library’s seed collection and decide what’s best for your garden.

Planning for Social Security

On April 13 at 6:30 p.m., Nicole Iannoti, a registered representative from Foresters Financial Services Inc., will be addressing the new Social Security guidelines and answering your questions throughout the seminar. Registration is requested.

Healthy habits for a healthier you

Join us at 6 p.m. on April 14, for the second in our series of healthy lifestyles programs. For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

This program offers participants an opportunity to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. You will learn tips and tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. The program will be led by Maura Fleming of the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York. Please register.

Registration for all programs can be done at the library, by phone at (518) 765-2791 or online, at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org/click on the event calendar.

The library will be closed on Sunday, March 27 in observance of Easter.

Students in grades three through seven are invited to enjoy free-building time with other Lego-maniacs on Wednesday, March 23, at 2 p.m., at the Voorheesville Public Library. Bring a model from home to show off, if you'd like; library Legos to share and club-member creations will be kept separate. You can also take a turn on the Wii playing Lego video games, or use the iPad to make your own stop-motion movie. Registration is requested.

Lego Junior maker event

Students in kindergarten through grade two will appreciate this Lego program on Thursday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. They are encouraged 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. Registration is requested.

Cooking with machines

What can you cook for yourself with a waffle maker, microwave, or blender? On Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m., we’ll go beyond plain waffles and frozen dinners, so come hungry! Bring your own mug. Students in grades six and up are requested to register online.

Beginning beaded jewelry

Adults and teens ages 14 and up are invited to learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. This monthly program is perfect for anyone, from beginners to experts. Please register for the next class, on March 29, at 5:30 p.m. There will be a small materials fee, depending on which project(s) you choose.

Author visit

We are thrilled to have critically acclaimed children's book author and illustrator, Nina Crews, visit us on April 9. She uses photographs and photo collages to create energetic stories about young children. Join us to hear Ms. Crews talk about her books and her art. The children will have the opportunity to create their own bookmarks using her collage technique. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m., and is for children ages 4 to grade four, and their families. Please register.

Annual meeting

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual evening meeting on March 21, at 7 p.m. They will be honoring FOL volunteers with a reception followed by a short business meeting.

Hallway and display case artists

This month, the library is happy to welcome two local photographers who will be sharing the spotlight as artist of the month. Roger Stump will be displaying his photographs in the main gallery hallway, and Anthony Giminani will be displaying his photographs in the display case. Thanks to both artists for sharing their work with the community. Please be sure to stop in to enjoy these displays, which will run until the end of April.

Registration for all programs can be done at the library, by phone at 765-2791 or online, at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org/click on the event calendar.

Join us at the Voorheesville Public Library on Wednesday, March 16, at 6 p.m., for our adult coloring book club. Each month we will provide different coloring sheets with multiple pages to choose from as well as a large selection of colored pencils, markers, and crayons.

The library community room will provide a welcoming environment with soothing music to help you relax and enjoy some you time. Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Please register.

Cooking with machines

What can you cook for yourself with a waffle maker, microwave, or blender? On Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m., we’ll go beyond plain waffles and frozen dinners, so come hungry.  BYOM! (Bring your own mug). Students in grades six and up are requested to register online.

Author/Illustrator visit

We are thrilled to have critically acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Nina Crews visit us on April 9. She uses photographs and photo collages to create energetic stories about young children. Join us to hear Ms. Crews talk about her books and her art.

The children will have the opportunity to create their own bookmarks using Ms. Crews’ collage technique. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m., and is for children ages 4 to grade four, and their families. Please register early, as this program is sure to fill.

Registration for all programs can be done in-person at the library, by phone at 765-2791 or online, at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org (click on the event calendar.)

Friends news

The Friends of the Library have chosen a name for their used book shed  It will be called ENCORE. The Friends are planning to have regular store hours, starting sometime in late spring. Anyone wishing to volunteer with sorting books or working at the store should e-mail stburgoon@aol.com.

“Tangled Roots”

The Friends have published their first ever book and it has arrived at the library. “Tangled Roots”, written by the members of the library group Writing Personal History for Family, Friends and Posterity, is a collection of life stories. Led by local author and historian, Dennis Sullivan, the members of the group are thrilled to have their writings in print. Stop by the library to purchase your copy.

Village news

The second annual Village Green Clean Day is Saturday, April 16. Call Karen Finnessey at 765- 2692, or e-mail deputyclerk@villageofvoorheesville.com for information and to register for the roadside clean-up. The Friends will be accepting the donated books from this clean day, and volunteers will be needed. Contact stburgoon@aol.com if you would like to help sort donated items.

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