The Voorheesville Public Library provides the space, tools, and a variety of beads for your next jewelry project. Adults and teens are invited to drop in, anytime between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, to create something both personal and decorative.

Learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. There will be a small materials fee based on your project choice.

Race and the Constitution

The last session in our Race and the Constitution series, where we will look at racism in the United States as a series of legal problems, will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1.

We will discuss the key rights established by court rulings as well as legislation, and examine those rights in operation.  Issues will be addressed in their historical context, and the workings of the legal system will be explored.  The focus will be practical realities rather than theory.   

The program will be led by Stephan Haimowitz (JD, Rutgers University, 1975) who has worked on a broad range of civil rights matters, and invited guests include an Albany County Judge and Albany Law School student.  All are welcome – there are no required readings, though articles, books, and films will be suggested.

Medicare 101

If you are enrolled in Medicare or soon to be enrolled, you may have some questions. Janey Kiffney, a certified Medicare Counselor with the New York State Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program, will present a program explaining Medicare on Wednesday, May 3 at 10 a.m.

Please note, this is a 2-part program and will meet again next Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Free resources for job seekers

Looking for free alternatives to office software? Need a new template to freshen up your resume? On Wednesday, May 3 you can take a tour of some free resources that can help your application materials stand out.

This program will be presented by Sarah McFadden of Cornell Cooperative Extension, and will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Woodland animal stories

Woodland animals are very active during the spring. Barbara Lukas from WMHT will offer a fun and educational program for children ages 2 to grade two, and families, about three special woodland animals.

Enjoy stories of local woodland animals and get creative by making puppets of all three of the featured woodland animal: raccoons, muskrat, and deer. Each child will receive a copy of Morning, Noon and Night by Jean Craigshead George. This Saturday program will begin at 10:15 a.m. on May 6.

Board meets

The next library board of trustee meeting will be held at the library on May 15.

 

Join Dannah Pettit, a representative for New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan, tonight Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Voorheesville Public Library. Ms. Pettit will give an overview on this college savings plan, with a question and answer period to follow.

Cooking with eggs

Students in grades four through eight are invited to join us on Friday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. to learn how to make an egg burrito. Once you know how to prepare this single dish, you will never go hungry at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. After scrambling your eggs, you’ll add your favorite ingredients, roll them up and enjoy.  

Race and the Constitution: Criminal Justice Controversies

This program series looks at racism in the US as a series of legal problems. Join us on Monday, April 24 at 7 p.m. to discuss the key rights established by court rulings as well as legislation, and examine those rights in operation. The program will be led by Stephan Haimowitz (JD, Rutgers University, 1975).

The next and final program in this series, The Debates about Affirmative Action and Voting Barriers, will be held on Monday, May 1 at 7 p.m.

Bhutan

You are invited to take a tour of Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon, on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. Learn about the dramatic landscapes, rich Buddhist culture and local cuisine through the photographs and stories of local resident Jerry Andritz.  

Beading workshop

The library provides the space, tools, and a variety of beads for your next jewelry project. Adults and teens are invited to drop in, anytime between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 to create something both personal and decorative.

Learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. There will be a small materials fee based on your project choice.

Race and the Constitution: Affirmative Action

At 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1 is the last night in our Race and the Constitution series, where we will look at racism in the US as a series of legal problems. We will discuss the key rights established by court rulings as well as legislation, and examine those rights in operation.  Issues will be addressed in their historical context, and the workings of the legal system will be explored. The focus will be practical realities rather than theory.   

The program will be led by Haimowitz who has worked on a broad range of civil rights matters, and invited guests include an Albany County Judge and Albany Law School student. All are welcome – there are no required readings, though articles, books, and films will be suggested.

Trustees meet

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be at 7 p.m., Monday April 24.

Registration

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 765-2791 or using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

 

The Voorheesville Public Library is excited to host an egg incubator where we will watch real chicks hatch. Educator, naturalist, and chicken expert, George Steele, returns to candle our incubating eggs on Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m., exactly nine days after setting them in the incubator.

What has happened inside the egg? How have the chicks developed? What fascinating things can we see inside the egg? Join us for an educational morning as we await the arrival of the chicks during Spring break. All ages welcome!

“Into Great Silence”

Join Dennis Sullivan and the Voorheesville Public Library for a viewing of this important documentary, a work of art depicting the everyday life of the Carthusian Order of monks. Due to the length of the film, the viewing will start promptly at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.

Pizzas are being donated by Smith's Tavern. Dessert and beverages provided by the Friends of the Library.

“Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world’s most ascetic monasteries. In 2000, German filmmaker Philip Gröning lived in the monks’ quarters for six months — filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals, and rare outdoor excursions. One of the most mesmerizing and poetic chronicles of spirituality ever created, “Into Great Silence” dissolves the border between screen and audience with a total immersion into the hush of monastic life. More meditation than documentary, it’s a rare, transformative theatrical experience for all.”(zeitgastfilms)

Race and the Constitution: Challenging private discrimination

What does the Constitution actually say about equality? Which legal disputes about race have been resolved and which are ongoing?  On Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m., Stephan Haimowitz, J.D looks at racism in the U.S.

Key rights established by court rulings, as well as legislation and rights in operation will be examined and discussed. Issues will be addressed in their historical context, and the workings of the legal system will be explored.  The focus will be practical realities rather than theory.  All are welcome.

The art and science of getting a job

Out of work or seeking something new, getting a job is both an art as well as a science. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, join Evelyn Neale of Successful Change, and learn the importance of building your network, what’s research got to do with it, tips for working in public service, and being prepared for that offer.

Board meets

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held in the Library community room at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24.

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 765-2791 or by using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

 

Karen Roberts Mort of the Cornell Cooperative Extension will present tried and true tips to help you create soups and stews from simple ingredients.

Join us at the Voorheesville Public Library on tonight Thursday, March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., to sample some nourishing and warming dishes, take home a collection of recipes, and build confidence to make your own new recipes at home.

The Slow Road to Citizenship

Join us on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. for a look at racism in the United SsWe will discuss the key rights established by court rulings and legislation, and we will examine those rights in operation.

Issues will be addressed in their historical context, and the workings of the legal system will be explored. The program will be led by Stephan Haimowitz (JD, Rutgers University, 1975) who has worked on a broad range of civil rights matters. All are welcome!

A trip to Asia in a cup

Join us on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m., as we embark on a tour of the different expressions of the tea plant while learning how to brew whole leaf teas. Explore and taste the different production styles of tea:  white, green, oolong, black, and pu-erh.

Come ready to experience tea in its purest form as we explore what the craftsmanship of man can produce from simply a bud and a leaf. Presented by Hayley Stevens Miller, managing partner of Saratoga Tea and Honey.

Candling the Eggs

The Voorheesville Public Library is excited to host an egg incubator where we will watch real chicks hatch. The incubator has been in the library since March 29.

Educator, naturalist, and chicken expert George Steele, returns to candle the eggs on Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m., exactly nine days after setting them in the incubator.

What has happened inside the egg? How have the chicks developed? What fascinating things can we see inside the egg? Join us for an educational morning as we await the arrival of the chicks during Spring break. All ages welcome.

Board meets

The next board of trustees meeting will be held in the library community room at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24.

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 765-2791 or by using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

 

As children under five years of age are learning about the world, they use their sense of sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. On Saturday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m., the Capital District Child Care Council will guide parents/caregivers and their children in engaging early learning activities that will help them to play, grow and discover.  

Race and the Constitution

As part of our ongoing Diversity Series, please join us on Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m, for Racism by Law – From Chattel Slavery to “Separate but Equal.” This program, the first of five in the coming weeks, will look at racism in the U.S. as a sequence of legal problems. We will discuss the key rights established by court rulings as well as legislation, and examine those rights in operation. Issues will be addressed in their historical context, and the workings of the legal system will be explored. The focus will be practical realities rather than theory. The series will be led by Stephan Haimowitz (JD, Rutgers University, 1975) who has worked on a broad range of civil rights matters. All are welcome.

How Essential Oils Can Improve Our Lifestyle

Come to a workshop on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., and you’ll understand what all the talk is about. Throughout this hour, you will be able to enjoy the aromas of various oils, apply oils topically and even taste the oils if you would like. Come join us for this wonderful education.

Books and Beyond Book Club

If you’d like to participate in a book club, but can’t attend the evening meeting, this newly formed group is for you. We will be meeting at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22. You can join by registering online or in person and picking up a copy of the book, “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure, at the information desk.

Irish folk music

Singer-guitar player Tim O’Shea, traveling on a US tour from Ireland, will be stopping in Voorheesville to perform traditional Irish folk music on Wednesday, March 22. Preceding his performance with the duo Drank the Gold, O’Shea and fiddler Oona Grady will give a 30 minute talk and demonstration covering the elements of Irish music. If you love Irish music played with passion and fervor you’ll love this performance.  Come in, take a seat, and surround yourself with the spirit of the people of Ireland. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m.

Beading workshop

Adults and teens ages 14 and up are invited to learn easy beading techniques on Tuesday, March 28.  The library provides tools and offers a variety of beads to choose from. Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. The class runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m., but you may arrive at any time during the workshop that fits your schedule. There will be a small materials fee, depending upon your project choice.

Register for programs

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 765-2791 or using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

 

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