Voorheesville Library Notes for Thursday, February 27, 2014

On Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Dean Skarlis, president of The College Advisor of New York, will be hosting a program for parents of high school sophomores and juniors at the Voorheesville Public Library. If you are at that place in your life where you’re starting to look at colleges, this is the program you don’t want to miss, it will help you find the right college at the right price.

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. They 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.

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 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.

Sign up for The Bookworm

Beginning in June, the bookworm will be posted at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. If you don’t have Internet access, just give us a call at 765-2791, ask for Lynn and we will put you on the mailing list. 

Save the dates

On Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. the library will be hosting a Cookbook Potluck. Cook a favorite recipe, write up a few recipe cards and bring it all to the potluck luncheon. Registration is requested for this delectable afternoon.

Spring bus trip

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a bus trip to Boston on Saturday, May 3. The cost is $40 for friends’ members and $45 for non-members. These trips fill quickly, so stop in the library and sign up now. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.