You are invited to join the nonfiction book discussion group at the Voorheesville Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss “The Wright Brothers’ by David McCullough.

He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

Please register at the information desk and pick up a copy of the book ($5). If you can’t make it this month, the nonfiction book discussion meets on the second Tuesday, every other month. Check the library calendar for future book titles.

Holiday hours

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the Voorheesville library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4. Regular hours will resume when the Library opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Seed Library

Now that our gardening season is coming to an end, it is the perfect time to think about replenishing the Voorheesville Seed Library for next year. Bring a yummy dish to share for our Harvest Potluck at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and join the talk on seed saving techniques.

The talk will be led by our Voorheesville Seed Library volunteers and a master gardener from Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer questions. Please register.

Annual book sale

Don’t you just love a good book sale?

Well, the Friends of the Voorheesville Public Library put on the best book sale around! Join us on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17 and see for yourself.

There are literally thousands of items available for your entertainment pleasure. Hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs and audio books galore. There are books for children, books for teens, cookbooks, how-to manuals, fiction, and nonfiction; whatever you are looking for — look no further.

If you are a member of the Friends, there is a special early-bird access on Friday, Sept. 15, just for you.

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.

 

For Crazy Craft Day, the Voorheesville Public Library has a Drop-In Make and Take Program. The youth services department has a closet full of leftover craft projects that are just looking for someone to make and take! Children ages 3 to 8 are invited to stop in between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27 to make one or more crafts from a wide assortment of art activities. No registration is necessary.

Creativity Lab: Sewing with Circuits

With some basic sewing skills and a little science knowledge, you can create a tiny teddy bear with a heart that really lights up. On Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. students in grades seven and up can learn the basics of sewing with conductive thread and LEDs to complete a circuit.

Kids’ Movie Matinee

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. The movie will start at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 and is rated PG. The movie will run 104 minutes.. Light refreshments will be served.  

Build a Better World

The plans have been constructed for a great summer of reading and exploring at the Voorheesville Public Library. All ages from babies to teens will find something to help build their enthusiasm for reading and learning.

Readers and young listeners can sign up to keep track of their summer reading progress through our website. With our reader reward system, all participants who record their reading by Friday, Aug. 25 will receive prizes at the end of the program and earn tickets for grand prize drawings, too.

This summer, your reading will help build a better elementary school community playground. For every book that participants read and record, the library will contribute five cents to the Friends of the Playground.

Visit the library's web site to register (if you haven't already) and for more details: Kids Summer Reading Program at Voorheesville Public Library.

Maker week

We still have some openings for Maker Week, which will run from July 10 to 14, 2 to 4:30 p.m. with the availability of extended care, if needed. Students in grades five thru eight will be offered a series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering.

ENCORE! Books will be open on Tuesday, June 20 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm., weather depending.

The Library will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 21 from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm.

Book clubs

The library has several adult book clubs and new members are always welcome. Check out our events calendar at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org to see what everyone is reading this month. You can register online, in person or by phone, and pick up a copy of the book for just $5 thanks to The Friends of the Library. Here’s what is being read in July: Nonfiction book discussion on “Washington’s Immortals” by Patrick K. O’Donnell , led by Dennis Ulion; Books and Beyond Book Club will discuss “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly, led by Tracey Pause.

Coloring book club

Join the adult coloring book club one evening each month. The library provides a welcoming environment with soothing music to help you relax and enjoy some you time.  This month, the club will meet from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, June 28.

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.

The youth services department has a closet full of leftover craft projects that are just looking for someone to make and take. Children ages 3 to 8 are invited to stop in between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27 to make one or more crafts from a wide assortment of art activities. No registration necessary.

Creativity Lab

With some basic sewing skills and a little science knowledge, you can create a tiny teddy bear with a heart that really lights up. On Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m., students in grades seven and up can learn the basics of sewing with conductive thread and LEDs to complete a circuit.

Kids’ movie matinee

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. The movie will start at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28. Light refreshments will be served.  The movie is rated PG and runs for 104 minutes.

Maker week

We still have some openings for Maker Week, which will run from July 10 to July 14 from  2 to 4:30 p.m. with the availability of extended care, if needed. Students in grades five through eight will be offered a series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering.

Encore!

ENCORE! Books will be open on Tuesday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.., weather depending.

Blood drive

The library will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Book clubs

The library has several adult book clubs and new members are always welcome. Check out our events calendar at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org to see what everyone is reading this month. You can register online, in person or by phone, and pick up a copy of the book for just $5 thanks to The Friends of the Library. Here’s what is being read in July: the non-fiction book discussion is “Washington’s Immortals” by Patrick K. O’Donnell , led by Dennis Ulion; Books and Beyond Book Club will discuss “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly, led by Tracey Pause.

Adult coloring book club

Join the adult coloring book club one evening each month. The library provides a welcoming environment with soothing music to help you relax and enjoy some you time.  This month, the club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28.  

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.

It sure is fun to get messy, but it is just as fun to get clean. Join Miss Amy on Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. as she shares messy and clean books. Children ages 2 to 7 will explore messy and clean fun through hands-on sensory activities. Come dressed for mess.

Crazy Craft Day

The youth services department has a closet full of leftover craft projects that are just looking for someone to make and take. Children ages 3 to 8 are invited to stop in between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27 to make one or more crafts from a wide assortment of art activities. No registration necessary.

Creativity Lab

With some basic sewing skills and a little science knowledge, you can create a tiny teddy bear with a heart that really lights up. On Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m., students in grades seven and up can learn the basics of sewing with conductive thread and LEDs to complete a circuit.

Kids’ movie matinee

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. The movie will start at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is rated PG and runs 104 minutes.

Teen volunteer orientation

Just a quick reminder that all students who have signed up as volunteers for the summer reading program must attend the mandatory orientation on Friday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m. They should bring their summer calendars so they can be scheduled for available dates. For more information, please contact Debbie Sternklar at the library or email teens@voorpl.org.

Maker week

We still have some openings for Maker Week, which will run from July 10 to July 14, 2 to 4:30 p.m. with the availability of extended care, if needed. Students in grades five through eight will be offered a series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering.

ENCORE!

ENCORE! Books will be open on Tuesday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weather depending.

Red Cross

The library will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

 

The library now has a bike fix-it station, located on the lower lawn off Prospect Street. The station includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The bike can be hung from the hanger arms on the fix-it, allowing the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments. The fix-it station is available for public use 24/7.

Story time fairy tales

Following a short storytime at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, parents and children aged 2 to 5 will explore and play at different stations using hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, building not only their reading skills, but also their STEAM skills, too. Stations include: build a bridge for the “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” plant a beanstalk for Jack, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” art, “Princess and the Pea” counting mat, and “Can the Big Bad Wolf blow it down?” experiment.

Messy and clean story time

It sure is fun to get messy, but it is just as fun to get clean. Join Miss Amy on Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. as she shares messy and clean books. Children ages 2 to 7 will explore messy and clean fun through hands-on sensory activities. Come dressed for mess.

Museum passes

The next time you are looking for something to do with the kids, maybe a trip to Hancock Shaker Village would be fun? Or, there is Ventfort Hall, in Lenox MA; miSci in Schenectady; MASS Moca in North Adams, MA; Iroquis Indian Museum in Howes Cave, NY; Hildene in Manchester, VT or The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. These are just a few of the passes available to you at your local library. All of these destinations are an easy day trip from Voorheesville.

Crazy craft day

The youth services department has a closet full of leftover craft projects that are just looking for someone to make and take! Children ages 3 to 8 are invited to stop in between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27 to make one or more crafts from a wide assortment of art activities. No registration is needed.

Have you tried Flipster yet?

Flipster is a free online magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of popular magazines on any of their devices. There is no need to create an account. Just sign in using your library card number and start browsing the collection. You can read current and past issues in your browser or download a copy for offline reading. You can find Flipster on the Library website at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

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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