Voorheesville Library Notes for Thursday, February 13, 2020

Do you consider yourself to be an M&M expert? Oh sure, you know the difference between regular and peanut M&Ms, but can you identify some of the more obscure flavors?

Stop by the Voorheesville Public Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, for a blind M&M taste test, and find out just how many flavors you will recognize. Please register

Breakout Challenge

Families, teens, and adults are all welcome to try and solve the Breakout Challenge beginning at 2:00pm, Monday, Feb. 17.  Form a team of 4 to 6 players and register to receive a 40 minute time slot, or sign up solo and we’ll group you with others.

Early closing

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the library will be closing at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17.

Zunon reads her book, “Grandpa Cacao”

Join us from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 18 to as local author/illustrator, Elizabeth Zunon, shares the story of her grandfather in her most recent book “Grandpa Cacao: a Tale of Chocolate, From Farm to Family”.

This beautifully illustrated story connects past and present as a girl bakes a chocolate cake with her father and learns about her grandfather harvesting cacao beans on the Ivory Coast of West Africa. Chocolate is the perfect treat everywhere!

Join us for an exciting morning that will include an interactive presentation, a hands-on activity, and chocolate sampling. For ages 4 to grade 3 and families. Please register.  

Strengthening Families Workshop

Provided by an expert team of educators from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Strengthening Families program is a fun, interactive workshop that allows parents/caregivers to spend special time with their children and help them to be successful in the teen years. Its goal is to empower families. Parents/caregivers and their children will learn ways to build on existing strengths, improve communication skills, and have fun together as a family.

Topics discussed will include: how to set limits while supporting growth, what kids and parents need from each other, developing emotional awareness, the challenges of friends and peer pressure, keeping family love alive and giving compliments. Join us from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18. A pizza dinner will be provided by the library at 6 p.m. For grades 5 to 8 with caregivers. Please register.

Kids’ Movie Matinee

Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, for a 2019 PG movie about a “young lion prince, who flees his kingdom after the murder of his father.” Will he ever learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery?

Popcorn and refreshments will be served. For more information or movie title, stop by or call the library at 518-765-2791.


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.

You do not need to be a resident of Voorheesville to attend a program.