Voorheesville Library Notes for Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Join us  at the Voorheesville Public Library for the PBS screening of “Stonewall Uprising: The Year that Changed America” at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 21.

“When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world,” says PBS.

No registration is needed.

Locked in the Library: Throne of Glass Party

Fans of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas are invited to enjoy book-related activities, tackle assassin tests, and share snacks from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on Friday, June 14. If you love fantasy, check out a copy of Throne of Glass, read, and join in the fun. Grades 8 and up, please register.

Jester Jim and an Ice Cream Social

Help the library kick off the 2019 Summer Reading Program with Jester Jim and an Ice Cream Social. This event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at The First United Methodist Church in Voorheesville.

Jester Jim brings his fast-paced juggling show, filled with laugh-out-loud antics as the perfect uproarious entertainer to kick-off the “Universe of Stories” theme for this year’s SRP. Make-your-own sundaes are generously supplied by Stewart’s Shops and will be available after the show.

Caterpillar to Butterfly: Conservation Program

What does it take for a caterpillar to become a beautiful butterfly? Find out at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28, as Lynn Sprague, from Winterberry Homestead, presents an engaging educational program to answer this very question.

We are excited to have a solarium at the library for six weeks to show the amazing progression from chrysalis, then caterpillar to butterfly. It will contain host plants and butterfly eggs, and we encourage you to return to the library regularly to view the progress of caterpillars, chrysalis hatching, and butterflies within the solarium!

The butterflies will be released during the Environmental Exploration Week the beginning of August.  This event is for or kindergarten-age kids through adults. Please register.

Universe of Lego

With as many bricks as there are stars in the galaxy, you will be able to create rocket ships, space stations, and whole alien worlds out of Lego! Kids in first through sixth grades are invited to join us at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 1. Please register.

“Chasing the Moon”

We invite you to a screening of the PBS documentary, “Chasing the Moon,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon with the Apollo11 mission!

PBS American Experience’s “Chasing the Moon” relives the journey that defined a generation. Let’s commemorate this important anniversary. Light refreshments served.


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.