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The Voorheesville Public Library provides tools and offers a variety of beads to make simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Adults and teens ages 14 and up can join us for a workshop any time from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, to learn easy beading techniques. Please register, and there is a small materials fee depending on project choice.

Saving Slater

Join Alan Fox at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, for as he shares the story of USS Slater and why she was chosen to become the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum.

Stories will be shared about the history of destroyer escorts, Slater’s involvement in World War II; her service in the Greek Navy; and her restoration, transforming her into a world class museum. Presented by a Slater volunteer, this program will give patrons a first-hand look at the hard work that goes into keeping the “Old Girl” afloat.

DIY Frankenstein Operation Game

Students in grades 3 to 8, with a caregiver, are invited to register for this Sunday, Oct. 21, program. Use your own drawing or a photo to make an electronic monster operation game.

Using LEDs, wires, buzzers, and more, each family will create their own personalized game at the library, and then take it home. Supplies will be provided; no electronic experience is necessary.

Protecting native bees and native plants

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, Peter Bowden will discuss all the new “Wildlife and Pet-Friendly Garden Solutions.” Many new organic and non-chemical products are now available to the home gardener, for better and safe gardening.

Monster Mash Bash

Join Miss Amy at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, for our Halloween Family Story Time! Our “Monster Mash Bash” will feature not-so-scary stories and some terrifyingly delicious snacks as well as a simple craft.

Please come dressed in costume! This event is for kids ages 2 to 7 with a caregiver; please register.

Don’t Get Ticked NY!

Avoiding Lyme and other tick-borne diseases requires avoiding a tick bite.

Join Cornell University’s Joellen Lampman at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, as she talks about the different ticks in our area and their biology, the diseases they carry, and how to protect yourself and others from being bitten.

Free tick-removal kits will be offered to attendees willing to participate in a short survey.

Reading together:

“Miguel and the Grand Harmony”

Parents or caregivers and young readers are invited to join us at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, as we discuss “Miguel and the Grand Harmony,” the charming picture-book adaptation of the film “Coco.”

Enjoy festive Day of the Dead activities and snacks, too. This event is for children in grades kindergarten through second grade with a caregiver. Please register and pick up a copy of the book.

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.

Stories about the USS Slater will be shared at the Voorheesville Public Library on Oct. 24. The destroyer escort was involved in World War II, served in the Greek Navy, and now serves as a museum docked in Albany.

The Voorheesville Public Library is hosting a Beading Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The library provides tools and offers a variety of beads to make simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Adults and teens ages 14 and up can join us any time from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn easy beading techniques. Please register, and there is a small materials fee depending on project choice.

Second Sunday Film

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. for the 1931 version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” starring Boris Karloff. The movie, which is not rated, runs for 70 minutes. Popcorn and snacks will be served.

Saving Slater

Join Alan Fox at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, for as he shares the story of USS Slater and why she was chosen to become the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum.

Stories will be shared about the history of destroyer escorts, Slater’s involvement in World War II; her service in the Greek Navy; and her restoration, transforming her into a world class museum. Presented by a Slater volunteer, this program will give patrons a first-hand look at the hard work that goes into keeping the “Old Girl” afloat.

Windows 10

Windows 10 is set to be the “last version of Windows,” so now is a great time to learn it. Please register for this overview of the new Microsoft operating system.

We will start at the sign-in screen, explore new features, and even take a quick look under the hood at the control panel. Participants can bring their own devices or use one of the Library’s laptops. Please register for either 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, or for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Upcycled​ Candle Holder

Adults, and teens in grade 6 and up, are invited to register for this Thursday, Oct. 18, program to learn how to upcycle old mason jars into votive candle holders using paper decoupage.

All supplies will be  provided; just bring your creativity! The program starts at 6:30 p.m.

DIY Frankenstein Operation Game

Students in grades 3 to 8, with a caregiver, are invited to register for this Sunday, Oct. 21, program. Use your own drawing or a photo to make an electronic monster operation game.

Using LEDs, wires, buzzers, and more, each family will create their own personalized game at the library, and then take it home. Supplies will be provided; no electronic experience is necessary.

Protecting native bees and native plants

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, Peter Bowden will discuss all the new “Wildlife and Pet-Friendly Garden Solutions.” Many new organic and non-chemical products are now available to the home gardener, for better and safe gardening.

Philosophy 101

The Philosophy Group will meet the third Thursday of every month. People with opinions are welcome to follow where the conversation leads.

The group is always seeking talkers. It’s very casual and there’s no homework! Drop in or call for more information.

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.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Saying goodbye: Gail Sacco, right, the long-time director of the Voorheesville Public Library, talks with a friend during her retirement party at the Swift Road town park in New Scotland on Sunday.

Pharmacists from the Voorheesville Hannaford Pharmacy will administer flu immunizations on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Please stop in or call the library information desk at 518-765-2791 to schedule a specific time slot. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Flu Shots are free with most insurance. If you are unsure of your policy requirements, the Voorheesville Hannaford can pre-check your insurance at the store at your convenience.  

Home canning

Have you always wanted to make your own pickles, jams, or flavored vinegar?

Join Karen Roberts Mort on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., to learn the basics of safe dehydrating, pickling, preserving, canning, and freezing. Participants will sample products and make a project to take home.

Second Sunday Film

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. for the 1931 version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” starring Boris Karloff. The 70-minute film is not rated. Popcorn and snacks will be served.

Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 is set to be the “last version of Windows,” so now is a great time to learn it. Please register for this overview of the new Microsoft operating system.

We will start at the sign-in screen, explore new features, and even take a quick look under the hood at the control panel. Participants can bring their own devices or use one of the Library’s laptops.

Please register for either 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, or for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Upcycled candle holder

Adults and teens in grade 6 and up, are invited to register for this Thursday, Oct. 18, program to learn how to upcycle old mason jars into votive candle holders using paper decoupage. All supplies will be provided; just bring your creativity! Program starts at 6:30 p.m.

DIY Frankenstein

Students in grades 3 to 8, with a caregiver, are invited to register for this Sunday, Oct. 21, program. Use your own drawing or a photo to make an electronic monster operation game.

Using LEDs, wires, buzzers, and more; each family will create its own personalized game at the library, and then take it home. Supplies will be provided, no electronic experience necessary.

Join the Library Expedition

Visit as many of the 36 Upper Hudson Library System libraries as you can during the months of September through November. Enjoy the self-guided road trip after picking up the map/passport at the Voorheesville Public Library. You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations.

Build a Future City

The Library is forming a team for this year’s Future City Competition. Future City is a project-based learning program for middle school students interested in imagining, researching, designing and building cities of the future.

Learn more at www.futurecity.org and contact Debbie Sternklar at if your student is interested in participating.  

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.

After 30 years of service to the Voorheesville Public Library, Director Gail Sacco is set to retire. Please join us in a community send-off at the Steve Wallace Swift Road Town Park on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 6 p.m. This will be a potluck luncheon with music, and games for the kid. To sign up for the potluck, go to www.voorheesvillelibrary.org and follow the link.

Up and Running with CSS

This class will introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS,) a companion language to HTML that is used to style (think color, fonts, layout) the web. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., we will cover the basics and then participants will create their own webpage. No experience with CSS necessary, though participants should be familiar with HTML. Participants can bring their own devices, or use one of the library’s laptops. 13 and older. Please register.

Library Expedition!

Visit as many of the 36 UHLS libraries as you can during the months of September through November. Enjoy the self-guided road trip after picking up the map/passport at the Voorheesville Public Library. You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations.

Future City Competition

The library is forming a team for this year’s Future City Competition. Future City is a project-based learning program for middle school students interested in imagining, researching, designing and building cities of the future. Learn more at www.futurecity.org and contact Debbie Sternklar at teens@voorpl.org if your student is interested in participating.  

Finding the Right College

Join us as we welcome Dean P. Skarlis, president of the College Advisor of New York, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Dr. Skarlis will discuss college admissions and financial strategy for parents of high school sophomores and juniors.

Flu Shot Clinic

Pharmacists from the Voorheesville Hannaford Pharmacy will be administering flu immunizations on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Please stop in or call the library’s  information desk at 518-765-2791 to schedule a specific time slot. Walk-ins are also welcome. Flu shots are free with most insurance. If you are unsure of your policy requirements, the Voorheesville Hannaford can pre-check your insurance at the store at your convenience.  

Introduction to Home Food Preservation

Have you always wanted to make your own pickles, jams, or flavored vinegar? Please register to join Karen Roberts Mort on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., to learn the basics of safe dehydrating, pickling, preserving, canning and freezing. Participants will sample products and make a project to take home.

Second Sunday Film

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. for the 1931 version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, starring Boris Karloff. Popcorn and snacks will be served.

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.

A philosophy group meets every Thursday at the Voorheesville Public Library, including Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. It’s an informal and non-academic group that ordinarily discusses possible topics in between meetings on email.  

Family STEAM!

Let’s Get Crackin’

Poor Humpty Dumpty! He has fallen off the wall and his egg has cracked. Can all the king’s horses and all the king’s men put Humpty Dumpty back together again?

Join Miss Amy and Mrs. Brown at 10:30 am on Saturday, Sept. 29, for an egg-cellent morning of Humpty Dumpty stories and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities that will include an egg drop experiment, rolling egg painting, building a safe and sturdy wall, torn paper art, and playdough egg characters. This is for kids ages 3 to 7 with a caregiver. Please register.

Community Party

After 30 years of service to the Voorheesville Public Library, Director Gail Sacco is set to retire.

Please join us in a community send-off at the Steve Wallace Swift Road Town Park on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 6 p.m. This will be a potluck luncheon with music, and games for the kid.

To sign up for the potluck, go to www.voorheesvillelibrary.org and follow the link.

Learn about CSS

This class will introduce Cascading Style Sheets, a companion language to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) that is used to style (think color, fonts, layout) the web.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., we will cover the basics and then participants will create their own webpage. No experience with CSS necessary, though participants should be familiar with HTML. Participants may bring their own devices, or use one of the Library’s laptops. This is for people age 13 and older. Please register.

Library Expedition

Visit as many of the 36 UHLS libraries as you can during the months of September through November. Enjoy the self-guided road trip after picking up the map/passport at the Voorheesville Public Library. You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations.

Finding the right college

Join us as we welcome Dean P. Skarlis, president of the College Advisor of New York, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Dr. Skarlis will discuss college admissions and financial strategy for parents of high school sophomores and juniors.

Flu Shot Clinic

Pharmacists from the Voorheesville Hannaford Pharmacy will be administering flu immunizations on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Please stop in or call the Library Information Desk at 518-765-2791 to schedule a specific time slot.

Walk-ins are also welcome. Flu Shots are free with most insurance plans. If you are unsure of your policy requirements, the Voorheesville Hannaford can pre-check your insurance at the store at your convenience.  

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

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