By Take the Schoharie Library survey! As we plan for the future, the Schoharie Library needs to know what you think about our services: what you like, what you think could be improved, what new thing you’d like us to add.

The library survey can be found online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F3GJLR. Each person in your household can take the survey separately, and the more answers the better! Please take a few minutes, and help aim us in the right direction as we move forward.

Printed copies will be available at the library.

Yoga

Chair Yoga with Venus Louise: Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Improve muscle tone and reduce stress with gentle stretches and twists, breathing and relaxation exercises!

Storytime

Story time with Miss Heather is every Friday at 10 a.m.! Stories, crafts, games, and more! Themes: Feb. 21, special: 10:30 a.m., “Once Upon a Mattress” Musical Preview. Feb. 28, Dr. Seuss Author Birthday. March 6: How Do You Stay Calm? andMarch 13: Color of the Rainbow. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Special Storytime

“Once Upon a Mattress” Musical Preview Storytime: Friday, Feb.  21, 10:30 a.m.. Cast members from the Schoharie High School musical will bring a little piece of the musical to the library!

Activities

Read with Ariel on Friday, Feb. 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Reading to a friendly therapy dog is a fun way for children to gain confidence!

Writing Club on  Mondays, February 24, March 2 and 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Writers of all ages are welcome! Bring your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. to share, discuss & critique.

Knitcetera Clubon  Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. Knit, crochet, embroider, quilt - join this fun, creative group!

Tech Savvy Series

Tech Help session*: Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Come in with questions about using e-mail, apps, or programs, and we’ll do our best to help you figure it out. Please bring your device if possible. RSVP appreciated but not required.

Smartphone Basics*: Tuesday, March 2,  at 3:30 p.m. A Smartphone does a lot more than making calls - learn how to take advantage of it! Please bring your phone. 

Social Media Marketing (at Middleburgh Library)*: Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. Learn how to use  social media to promote a business, organization, products, events,art, etc. Facilitator: Mohamed Baligh. For more information or to RSVP, call 518-827-5142. 

* Tech Savvy Series. This project is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

Book Group

Join us for Books & Chocolate on Sunday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. This new book group chats about the upbeat books we like to read on the First Monday of every month. Chocolate desserts will be served.

Quilt Winner

The winner of our beautiful “Paris in the Rain” quilted wall hanging is Tanja Peters. A big thank you to Patricia Guzzardo, who made and donated the quilt. And thanks to all who bought tickets to support the library! 

— Photo from Cathy Caiazzo, director of the Schoharie Free Library

Working with the engineer’s gear kit at the Schoharie Free Library are Carter Ebert and Gemma Skinner.

The Schoharie Free Library is excited to announce that it has added six new Family Engagement STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) kits to the collection. These reusable take-home packs get kids solving problems like real engineers!

The packs include everything families need to complete a hands-on activity that introduces each exciting engineering occupation. Plus, they come with a STEM career brochure, a challenge card, and simple instructions in English and Spanish — so busy families can jump right in!

The kits help develop skills in problem-solving; perseverance; cause and effect; and the design process for the computer, transportation, aerospace, mechanical, architectural, and civil engineering fields. The kits are recommended for kids who are 4 to 7 years old, with adult help. These kits are available to borrow with a library card.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga with Venus Louise is offered Thursdays, Feb. 6 and 13 at 1:30 p.m. Improve muscle tone and reduce stress with gentle stretches and twists, breathing and relaxation exercises!

Storytime

Storytime with Miss Heather is every Friday at 10 a.m.! Stories, crafts, games, and more! Themes:   Feb. 7, Mo Willems author’s Birthday; Feb. 14, Getting Mail; Feb. 21, SPECIAL: 10:30 a.m., “Once Upon a Mattress” Musical Preview; Feb. 28, Dr. Seuss Author Birthday. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Read with Ariel

Reading to a friendly therapy dog is a fun way for children to gain confidence! Join us on Fridays, Feb. 7 and 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Raffle

Enter to win our beautiful “Paris in the Rain” quilted wall hanging, made and donated by Patricia Guzzardo! Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, available at the circulation desk. All sales benefit the Schoharie Library. Drawing to be held on February 11 during the Make a Valentine party.

Knitcetera Club 

On Tuesdays, Feb. 11 and 25, at 10:30 a.m. join us to  knit, crochet, embroider, quilt with a fun, creative group!

Make a Valentine

On  Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. get creative with our colored papers, stickers, sequins, and other fun stuff! Enjoy delicious refreshments, including a chocolate fondue fountain. The winner of the “Paris in the Rain” quilt will be announced.

Library closed

The Schoharie Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in celebration of Presidents Day.

Fun Day

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. play games and get creative with friends at the library! Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Story time with Miss Heather at the Schoharie Library is every Friday at 10 a.m., offering stories, crafts, games, and more,

The themes for January include: Farm Animals on Jan. 3, Pizza. Jan. 10, and Dream Big on Jan. 17. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tech Savvy

Get eBook Savvy! Monday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m. facilitator Jody DeJong will teach how to get started with a Kindle, e-reader or other device, download books, and make your reading experience great. Please bring your own device. RSVP appreciated at 518-295-7127 or online, but walk-ins are welcome. This project is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

Writing Club

On Mondays, Jan. 6 and 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.writers of all ages are welcome! Bring your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. to share, discuss and critique.

Knitcetera Club

On Tuesdays, Jan. 14 and 28, at 10:30 a.m. come knit, crochet, embroider, and quilt. Join this fun, creative group!

Hearty Soups

Hearty, Healthy Soups and Stews: on Monday, Jan. 13, at 4 p.m. Learn how to make delicious soup easily from scratch with facilitator Allyson Wyman, Nutrition Program Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego counties. RSVP 518-295-7127 or online by Thursday, Jan. 9.

Beat the Blues

Beating the Winter Blues on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. Kim Culver, LCSW will share ideas, exercises and resources to help make this winter a little brighter!

Story time with Miss Heather at the Schoharie Library is every Friday at 10 a.m. with stories, crafts, games, and more!

Upcoming themes include: Snow on Dec. 20;  Farm Animals on Jan. 3; and Pizza on Jan. 10. There is no story time on Dec. 27. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Holiday Hours 

The Schoharie Library will be closed Dec. 21 to 25 and Dec. 31 to Jan. 1.

Annual Giving

Hard-to-shop-for people on your list? We can help! Make a donation to the Schoharie Library in honor of a friend, co-worker, or family member, and we'll send them a card. You will be supporting your local library as well as getting your gift-giving accomplished in record time! For more information, call 518-295-7127 or www.schoharielibrary.org.

Knitcetera Club 

On Tuesdays, Jan. 14 and 28, at 10:30 a.m. join us to knit, crochet, embroider, and quilt. Join this fun, creative group!

Writing Club

On Monday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.Writers of all ages are welcome! Bring your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. to share, discuss and critique.

Get Kindle Savvy! 

On Monday, Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m. facilitator Jody DeJong will teach how to get started with a Kindle, download books, and make your reading experience great. Please bring your own Kindle. This project is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

Story time with Miss Heather at the Schoharie Library is held every Friday at 10 a.m. Upcoming themes are: Friendly Monsters on Oct. 18, and Playing Dress-up on Oct. 25.

We’ll have stories, crafts, games, and more! Children must be  accompanied by a responsible adult.

Writing Club

On  Monday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.join us for Writing Club. Writers of all ages are welcome! Bring your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. to share, discuss and critique. 

Knitcetera Club 

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. come to the library and knit, crochet, embroider, and quilt. Join this fun, creative group! 

Halloween Party

Come enjoy the Halloween Costume Party with Emily & Ariel on  Friday, Oct.r 25, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Join us for a costume parade, games, stories, and snacks!

Create on the Computer

Make a card or flyer on the computer on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to  noon. *This project is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

Story time with Miss Heather at the Schoharie Library is every Friday at 10 a.m.

On Oct. 11 the theme is Boats; on Oct. 18, it’s Friendly Monsters; and on Oct. 25, it’s Playing Dress-up.

We’ll have stories, crafts, games, and more! Children must be  accompanied by a responsible adult.

Read to a Dog

Come Read with Ariel on Friday, Oct. 11, from 3:30- to 4:30 p.m. Reading to a therapy dog is a fun way for kids to enhance reading skills!

Library closed

The library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

Writing Club

On Monday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.writers of all ages are welcome! Bring your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. to share, discuss and critique. 

Knitcetera Club

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. come knit, crochet, embroider, quilt — join this fun, creative group! 

Costume Party

Join us for the Halloween Costume Party with Emily and Ariel on Friday, Oct.  25, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There’s a costume parade, games, stories, and snacks!

Make a Card

Make a Card or Flyer on the Computer: Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. Please bring a laptop if possible. Registration appreciated online or by phone at  518-295-7127. This project is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

Story time is held at the Schoharie Library every Friday at 10 a.m.

The theme for Oct. 4 is Cars & Trucks. Boats is the theme for Oct. 11.

Stories, crafts, games, and more are all part of story time. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Making Cider

Making Apple Cider is at the library on Monday, Oct. 7,  at 3:30 p.m. Use an antique cider press to make delicious apple cider the old-fashioned way!

Writing Club

On Mondays,  Oct. 7 and 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.Writers of all ages are welcome! Bring your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. to share, discuss & critique.

Knitcetera Club 

On Tuesdays, Oct.  8 and 22, 10:30 a.m. join us to kKnit, crochet, embroider, quilt. This is a fun, creative group! 

E-mail Basics

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m. learn how to set up an account, send and receive e-mail, use attachments, and work with other features (mostly Gmail). Bring your own laptop/smartphone if possible. This project was supported by  funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

Read to a Dog

Read with Ariel on Friday, Oct. 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Reading to a therapy dog is a fun way for kids to enhance reading skills! 

Library Closed

The Schoharie Library will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

The Knitcetera Club will meet at the Schoharie Library on Tuesday, Sept. 24, ata 10:30 a.m. Knit, crochet, embroider, quilt — join this fun, creative group! 

Storytime

Storytime returns to the Schoharie Library every Friday at 10 a.m.! Themes: Sept. 27  “Fall;” and Oct. 4 Cars & Trucks. Stories, crafts, games, and more! Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Read to a therapy dog

Read with Ariel on  Friday, Sept. 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Reading to a therapy dog is a fun way for kids to enhance reading skills! 

Writing Conference

“The Write Stuff” Writing Conference* is on Saturday, Sept.  28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The keynote speaker is author Coleen Paratore; then remote Q&A with fantasy author Elizabeth Bear. Panel discussion followed by a light lunch. This is a free program. 

More info and registration at www.schoharielibrary.org and Schoharie Library facebook page, or call the library at 518-295-7127. 

*This program is part of a series made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries. Venues are accessible for people with disabilities. Complete schedule available at www.mvls.info/current-projects.

Writing Club

Mondays, Sept. 30, and Oct. 7 and  21, from 6 to 8 p.m. writers of all ages are welcome to the Writing Club! Bring your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. to share, discuss and critique. 

Story time returns to the Schoharie Library every Friday at 10 a.m. Themes for upcoming sessions include: Happy Birthday on Sept. 20, Author Jan Thomas on Sept. 27, and Fall on Oct. 4.

Stories, crafts, games, and more are all part of story time. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Knitcetera

The Knitcetera Club will meet on  Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Knit, crochet, embroider, quilt and join this fun, creative group! Meets second and fourth Tuesdays.

Read to a Dog

Read with Ariel on Friday, Sept.  27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Reading to a therapy dog is a fun way for kids to enhance reading skills! 

Writing Conference

“The Write Stuff” meets Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The keynote speaker is author Coleen Paratore; and remote Q&A with fantasy author Elizabeth Bear. The panel discussion is followed by a light lunch. Free program, registration required. 

More info and registration at www.schoharielibrary.org and Schoharie Library facebook page, or call the library at 518-295-7127. 

*This program is part of a series made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries. Venues are accessible for people with disabilities. Complete schedule available at www.mvls.info/current-projects.

Writing Club

On Monday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m..writers of all ages are welcome! Bring your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. to share, discuss and critique. Meets first, third, and sometimes fifth Mondays.

Upcoming Programs

Looking ahead: The Schoharie and Middleburgh libraries present “Tech Savvy,” a series to help people gain and expand computer skills. “E-mail Basics,” Oct. 8, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Schoharie Library. “Getting Started on Etsy,” Oct. 12, 1 to 4 p.m., Middleburgh Library. More to come! This project is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

Knitcetera Club will meet at the Schoharie Library on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Knit, crochet, embroider, quilt — join this fun, creative group, which meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Meal Ideas

 “Simply Delicious: Meals from Farm & Garden,” on Thursday, Sept. 12 from  4 to 5 p.m. Facilitator: Allyson Wyman, Nutrition Program Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego counties. Schoharie Library. Register online or at 518-295-7127.

Storytime

Storytime returns to the Schoharie Library every Friday at 10 a.m. starting Sept. 13.  Themes: Sept. 13, Welcome Back!; Sept. 20, Happy Birthday, Author Jan Thomas; Sept. 27, “Fall”; and Oct. 4,  Cars & Trucks. Stories, crafts, games, and more! Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Read to a Dog

Read with Ariel on  Fridays, Sept. 13 and  27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.. Reading to a therapy dog is a fun way for kids to enhance reading skills! 

Training with Narcan

Responding to Opioid Overdose on  Monday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The  New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services is offering this free training in the use of naloxone, with the brand name Narcan, to reverse suspected overdoses in New York counties.

Participants will learn to recognize, respond to and reverse a suspected opioid overdose using naloxone. Sponsored by the Schoharie Library and  Scho-Wright Ambulance Service. Registration required, 518-295-7127. 

Writing Club

Join us for Writing Club on Mondays, Sept. 16 and 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.Writers of all ages are welcome! Bring your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. to share, discuss and critique. Meets first, third and   sometimes fifth Mondays.

Writing Conference

“The Write Stuff” Writing Conference on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. with keynote speaker: author Coleen Paratore; video Q&A with fantasy author Elizabeth Bear. Panel discussion followed by a light lunch. Free program. 

More info and registration at www.schoharielibrary.org and Schoharie Library facebook page, or call the library at 518-295-7127. 

This program is part of a series made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries. Venues are accessible for people with disabilities. Complete schedule available at www.mvls.info/current-projects.

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