The Friends of the Voorheesville Library are sponsoring a bus trip to New York City for Saturday, Dec. 2. The price per seat is $50 or $45 for FOL members. Paid reservations are accepted at the library circulation desk. For more information, call the library at (518) 765-2791.

Treats for Troops

Donate your excess Halloween candy to Soldiers’ Angels "Treats for Troops" program. Soldiers' Angels will get this candy to our Troops and Veterans for a sweet treat.

Throughout the month of November, the Voorheesville Public Library will be a collection site, so drop off any leftover Halloween candy or candy donations and we will box it up and ship it to Soldiers’ Angels.

Collecting for military care packages

Throughout the month of November, the Voorheesville Public Library will be collecting items specifically requested by military members who have recently been deployed around the globe.

These items will be packaged and sent to our troops just in time for the holidays. For a list of items being requested, please stop by the Voorheesville Public Library or check online at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Teens care for veterans

Out-of-town veterans, and their families, stay at the Fisher House in Albany while receiving treatment at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Friday, November 3, teens can spend their afternoon off making and packaging sweet treats for these Veterans.

Participants will earn 2 hours of community service credit. Pizza and beverages will be served, or you may bring your own lunch. For grades six and up, please register.

Vegan cooking

Bake it, scramble it, or eat it right out of the package. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, local vegan cook Nicole Arciello, will show you how versatile and easy tofu preparation can be.

Veteran’s Day Weekend Film Series

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. for “Hacksaw Ridge” and then again on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. for “Courage Under Fire”. Films are shown on our new theater system. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served.

Cloud storage basics

In this class we will demystify the cloud and look at its advantages and disadvantages. We will spend time managing files in the cloud and accessing them over the internet.

Participants can bring their own devices, or use one of the library’s laptops. Space is very limited, so please register for one session only: Monday, Nov. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to noon or Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6 to 7 p.m.

Holiday shopping on Amazon

If you will be doing some of your holiday shopping online at Amazon.com, please consider using the boxed Amazon link, located at the bottom of the Library homepage. For every dollar spent using the Library link, Amazon will donate a small portion back to the Friends of the Library.

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.

The Voorheesville Public Library now offers two movie days. You can join us at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons for a classic movie, with greats like Bogart, Hepburn or Tracey.

And, you can join us at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month for an award winning recent release. All movies include light refreshments and are shown on our new theater system. Check our events calendar for movie titles and ratings. No registration is needed.

Teen Time

Take the bus to the library after school on Friday, Oct. 6, to unwind, play games, or create 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 from 3 to 5 p.m. to students in grade six and up, please register.

Lego Building

We’ve got bricks for all ages and stages, toddlers to tweens, everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy building together on Monday, Oct.9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. No registration is necessary.

Early closing

In observance of Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9, the library will be closing at 5 p.m.

Teen Read Week

Author Cherie Priest will be visiting us on Wednesday, Oct. 11, via Skype to celebrate Teen Read Week. Copies of “I Am Princess X” are available, keep Reading It Forward. This special after-school program will be held at the C.A. Bouton High School’s library, from 2:30 to 3:25 p.m.  Open to grades six and up; please register at the school library or online at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Mediterranean cooking

Please register and join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to learn some healthy cooking techniques using olive oil, tasty vegetables and hearty whole grains for a heart healthy diet. Includes food preparation and sampling. The program will be led by Karen Roberts Mort of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany.

Planting fall crops

Register now to join the Voorheesville Seed Library volunteers on Monday, Oct. 16 to discuss planting fall crops and find out how to maximize this often forgotten growing season. A master gardener from Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer questions from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Don’t forget your seed donations to help replenish the seed library.  

Improve your life

Empower yourself and discover the benefits of essential oils. Please register today for this Tuesday, Oct. 17 program. Join Karen Chenel, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. as she shares an understanding of what an essential oil is and how it can improve your lifestyle.

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

 

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.

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