February is Nimblefingers Month at the Voorheesville Public Library. Come for an afternoon open house of demonstrations, friendship and refreshments on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m.

View antique quilts during a bed-turning and vote for your favorite entry in the design challenge. Meet people who love to talk about crafting and have lots of tips and experiences to share.

Even if you can’t come for the afternoon, please drop in during February to stroll through the gallery and community room to enjoy the wonderful crafts these ladies have displayed for your pleasure. Since other programs are also held in the library’s community room, check the calendar to plan your visit.

Kids’ Movie Matinee

Join us from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, to watch the latest in the “Despicable Me” trilogy. Refreshments will be served. The movie is rated PG, and runs for 90 minutes. No registration is required.

“Cinderella in the Wild West”

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families are invited as Robert Rogers Puppet Company entertain us with an evening of fairytale enchantment.

The hour-long show starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, and no registration is required.

Bricks and Blocks

Children in grades 3 to 7 are invited to register for our Friday, Feb. 23, build-anything session. With our Lego bricks, iPads, laptops, with Minecraft or SimCity programs, you can create anything that you can imagine, including stop-motion movies.

The program runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Teen Read-In

Teens in grades 6 and up are invited for a read-in from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. Bring a comfy sleeping bag or blanket and a book or two from your to-be-read pile and meet up with other bookworms.

Museum passes

It is a great time of the year to take advantage of the museum passes available at your local library.

Some of the passes we have here at Voorheesville are The Albany Institute of History and Art, The Arkell Museum, The Bennington Museum, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book, and MassMoca, just to name a few

Stop by the library or check out the full selection online.

Library closing early

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19.

Register

Registering for programs helps us to determine supply needs. Unless otherwise indicated, registration is requested for all programs. You can register in person, by phone at 518-765-2791, or by using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

Join us at the Voorheesville Public Library to watch a film that tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving. The couple was arrested for interracial marriage in 1960s’ Virginia and fought a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s 1967 decision.

The film will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, and run for 123 minutes. It’s rated pg-13. Light refreshments will be served.

Adult Coloring Book Club

You are invited to join the Adult Coloring Book Club, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The club meets every month so members can relax, listen to some soothing music, and color.

Come one time or come every month; it’s your choice. Registration is requested, so we will be sure to have enough supplies on hand.

Nimblefingers Open House

February is Nimblefingers month at the library. Come for an afternoon open house of demonstrations, friendship, and refreshments on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m.

View antique quilts during a bed-turning and vote for your favorite entry in the design challenge. Meet people who love to talk about crafting and have lots of tips and experiences to share.

Even if you can’t come for the afternoon, please drop in during February to stroll through the gallery and community room to enjoy the wonderful crafts these ladies have displayed for your pleasure. Since other programs are also held in the Library’s Community Room, check the calendar to plan your visit.

February break

Please be sure to check our online calendar for information on more programming available during the mid-winter school break.

Kids’ Movie Matinee

Join us from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, to watch the latest in the “Despicable Me” trilogy. Refreshments will be served. The movie is rated PG, and runs for 90 minutes. No registration is required.

Creative clay cupcake miniatures

Children ages 4 to those in second grade are invited to join local artist Megan Viscio, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Megan will show you how to decorate a mini clay cupcake with paint, glitter, “sprinkles,” and pompoms.

Think inside the box

Children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to join Megan Viscio, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, as she welcomes you to the school of all things small.

Design and create your own miniature scene inside a wooden shadow box.

Cinderella in the Wild West

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families are invited as Robert Rogers Puppet Company entertain us with an evening of fairytale enchantment.

The hour-long show starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, and no registration is required.

Closing early

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19.

Register

Registering for programs helps us to determine supply needs. Unless otherwise indicated, registration is requested for all programs. You may register in person, by phone at (518) 765-2791, or by using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

During February, visitors to the library can enjoy the Nimblefingers exhibit of distinctive handcrafts and quilts in our community room. Vote for your favorite design in the Nimblefingers Table Runner Challenge. Since programs are also held in the library’s community room, check the calendar to plan your visit.

Open house

Join the Nimblefingers for an afternoon of demonstrations, refreshments and friendship on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. View antique quilts during a bed-turning and vote for your favorite entry in the table runner design challenge. Meet people who love to talk about crafting and have lots of tips and experiences to share.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Come join us from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, for a luau dance party. We’ll be celebrating your family’s progress toward reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, so come prepared to dance!

We’ll play with beach balls, explore “sand” fun, pop bubbles and enjoy tropical treats. Giveaways will be part of the fun. For ages 12 months to 5 years, with a caregiver. Please register.

Beading Workshop

You can learn easy beading techniques when you join us anytime from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. The library provides the tools and supplies for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. A small materials fee will apply, depending on which project you choose. Adults and teens ages 14 and up should register in advance.

Second Sunday Films

Join us at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 for the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving in the film “Loving.” A couple who were arrested for interracial marriage in 1960s’ Virginia and fought a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s 1967 decision.

The film is rated PG-13 and runs for 123 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Adult Coloring Book Club

Join the Adult Coloring Book Club from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The club meets every month to relax, listen to some soothing music, and color. Come one time or come every month, your choice. Registration is requested, so we will be sure to have enough supplies on hand.

February Break Programs

If you don’t have any plans for the upcoming mid-winter school break, please be sure to check out our online calendar at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Here are just a few of the programs we will be having to help keep the boredom at bay: Kids Movie Matinee, Creative Clay Cupcake Miniatures, Family Book Discussion with Potluck and Author Visit, Miniature Clay Houses, Robert Rogers Puppet Company, and Bricks & Blocks, just to name a few.

Register

Most of our programming is registration required, so be sure to either sign up online or stop in and sign up at the information desk.

Registering for programs helps us to determine supply needs. Unless otherwise indicated, registration is requested for all programs. You can register in person, by phone at (518) 765-2791, or by using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

As part of Woody Allen Movie Month at the Voorheesville Public Library, Dennis Sullivan will be hosting Woody Allen’s “Crimes and Misdemeanors” on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The movie will begin at 6:30 p.m., with time for discussion after the film.

No registration is needed and light refreshments will be served.

Teen Time

Take the bus to the library after school on Friday, Jan. 19 to unwind, play geeky games, or make something. Use SimCity, Scratch, the Leap Motion, 3D scanner, or 3D printer with our laptops. Teach yourself Tinkercad or Sculptris, invent something with the littleBits electronics kits, or program the Ozobots.

We have Sticker Circuits, paper, fabric and craft supplies available if you want to get creative. Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on bus route 3 is limited, please register. Check out the Library Events Calendar at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org for other Friday Teen Time dates in January and February.

Philosophers 101

The Philosophers group will be meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, this month. People with opinions are welcome to join the monthly group.

The group is always seeking new members! It’s very casual with no homework. Drop-ins are welcome!

Family Story Time and Yoga

Join us from 10:30 to 11:45.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 for our very first Yoga themed storytime. Miss Amy will be introducing the concept of yoga through very simple poses, intertwined with some of our favorite stories.

We will experience how to breathe deeply and relax our bodies as well as play some yoga games. For ages to 7 with caregiver. Space is extremely limited, so please register early.

Book talk

If you are interested in joining a book discussion group, the library has many choices available. Our fiction book discussion meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.. The next meeting is Feb. 7 and the book is “Room” by Emma Donoghue. The same fiction title will be discussed at our afternoon book group, Books and Beyond, the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.

Our Non-fiction book discussion meets the second Monday of every other month at 7 p.m. The next meeting is March 12, and the book is “Isaac’s Storm” by Erik Larson. We also host several teen, tween and children’s book groups.

If you are interested in getting more information on any of the book groups available through the library, just drop in, phone, or email us.

Museum-pass program

When you are looking for something to do over the winter break or just to fill a weekend day, please remember the Library Museum Pass Program. We have free passes for a variety of museums, most within a one-hour drive of Voorheesville.

The majority of our passes will cover the cost of two adults and two children. Be sure to check with the museum for specific hours and days of operation.

Register

Registering for programs helps us to determine supply needs. Unless otherwise indicated, registration is requested for all programs. You can register in person, by phone at (518) 765-2791 or using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

Learn easy beading techniques at the Voorheesville Public Library for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. You may arrive at any time after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.11.

The workshop is for adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register, and there will be a small materials fee depending on the project you choose.

Woody Allen Movie Month

Dennis Sullivan will be hosting some of Woody Allen’s best films this month.

January 17 will show “Broadway Danny Rose,”: and on Wednesday, Jan. 24, the movie will be “Crimes and Misdemeanors.” All movies will begin at 6:30 p.m., with time for discussion after the film.

No registration is needed and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please check out the events calendar at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Teen Time

Take the bus to the library after school on Friday, Jan. 12, to unwind, play games, or make something. Use SimCity, Scratch, the Leap Motion, 3D scanner, or 3D printer with our laptops.

Teach yourself Tinkercad or Sculptris, invent something with the littleBits electronics kits, or program the Ozobots.  We have Sticker Circuits, paper, fabric and craft supplies available if you want to get creative.

Teen Time is open to students in grade 6 and up, please register. Check out the Library Events Calendar at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org for other Friday Teen Time dates in January and February.

Second Sunday Films

This month’s feature film will be “Hidden Figures.” Join us at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14 for the story inspired by actual events of a team of female mathematicians whose expertise enabled the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to reach never before dreamed of heights. Light refreshments will be served.

First Lego Expo

On Monday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m., you are invited to an Expo of the Voorheesville teams’ entries in this season’s First Lego League building challenges. The FLL Junior teams will take you on an Aqua Adventure, using bricks and motorized elements to show the wonders of water.

The FLL team will show off its Hydro Dynamics display. Ask the builders questions and check out the movements of their Lego programming.

As the judges confer, our free-build time will start. At 1:45 p.m. everyone is invited to take the library’s challenge to build a boat that floats — we’ll test it out in our water table! Enjoy other activities too.  No registration needed.

Adult Coloring-Book Club

Each month, we have different coloring sheets with multiple pages to choose from, as well as a large selection of colored pencils, markers, and crayons are provided. The library offers a welcoming environment with soothing music to help you relax and enjoy some me time.

The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Please register.

Holiday hours

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the library will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16.

Registering for programs helps us to determine supply needs. Unless otherwise indicated, registration is requested for all programs. You can register in person, by phone (518) 765-2791 or using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

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