Voorheesville Library Notes for Friday, February 21, 2014

On Friday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., drop in to the Voorheesville Public Library for our Winter Reading Club Read-In held in the library community room. Stay for a few minutes or spend the day. You can win special prizes, such as Amazon, iTunes and local book store certificates. Prizes will be awarded at various times throughout the event. Free pizza will be served at lunch, along with snacks and beverages throughout the day. 

Family’s papers

The library archivist, Jim Corsaro, will be presenting this program on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to care for your family paper treasures, from grandma’s recipes to old photographs. Bring one item for preservation advice. Please call 765-2791 to register.

Share your reviews

Don’t forget, the library is hosting an online Winter Reading Club, now through March 31. Join the club by leaving a review on the library’s Winter Reading Club web page or drop off a handwritten review at the library, and you’ll be entered to win a prize. Three drawings will be held each month, so be sure you’re entered. Attending a Winter Reading Club event will also make you eligible for special prizes. All prizes have been donated by the Friends of the Library.

Going, going

Just a few more days for you to stop by and see the hand-crafted items on display by our local Nimblefingers group. They really put a lot of work into this show, and when it’s gone, it’s gone for another year.

Civil War display

Beginning March 8 and running through the end of April, The library is proud to present a very special gallery exhibit. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s battle of Cold Harbour, the library will be hosting an exhibit, on loan from the Knox Historical Society, honoring Knox officer Lt. Michael Henry Barckley. In conjunction with the Civil War display, the library will be hosting artists John Elberfeld and Jane McLean. Elberfeld and Barckley are two of the driving forces behind the Helderberg Quilt Barn Trail we’ve all been hearing so much about.  If you’ve ever wondered what those big square quilt designs on the sides of barns and houses are, then you really must visit the library and find out. They will be displaying some Civil War era patterns, as well as some of their other designs which decorate many area buildings. They will be hosting an open house on Sunday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please be sure to stop by, visit with your hosts and enjoy their art. Who knows, there may even be a Civil War re-enactor dropping by.