Voorheesville Library Notes for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy Capital District Initiative will be holding private meetings with patrons to discuss health care options. This will include the Healthcare Marketplace, as well as other options that may be available. The representatives from HCDI are trained navigators for the Affordable Healthcare Act and will be able to help you fill out whatever paperwork or online forms needed to register for this new state-based health insurance exchange.

Due to high demand, we are asking that you call ahead to register. Please call the Voorheesville Public Library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Trans Adirondack route

On Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m., we will be welcoming Erik Schlimmer, hiker and founder of the Trans Adirondack Route. Erik will give a presentation highlighting the history, ecology and preservation of the Adirondack Park, as well as photographs of his personal trek traversing the entire park. His guidebook and maps will also be available, so you can follow his footsteps across the largest park in the United States.

Shopping on Amazon.com

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, please remember to start on our library home page, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Click the Amazon box and our Friends of the Library will receive a portion of every dollar spent.

Renew overdues online

Overdue items can now be renewed online as long as there is not a reserve list for the items. Any fines that are due will be added to the cardholder’s account.

NYC bus trip

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Friends of the Library offer a bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave from the Voorheesville Elementary School parking lot at 7 a.m. and arrive at Bryant Park in NYC at 10 a.m. For the return trip, we will be leaving NYC at 7 p.m. and arrive back in Voorheesville at 10 p.m. The FOL bus trips always fill quickly, so stop by the library at your earliest convenience. The price is $35 for Friends of the Library members and $40 for non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

Hall gallery and display case

Be sure to stop in and admire the works of our October artist of the month, Barbara Meilinger. She has graciously agreed to display her incredible quilt collection. If you love beautiful handiwork, you won’t want to miss this.

Also, if you didn’t have a chance to see the miniatures display by Ivan Lawson, you’re in luck. Ivan has allowed the library to continue his display through October. We have had many visitors who’ve traveled expressly to admire this incredible talent. We are so pleased to be able to extend this exhibit for those who haven’t had a chance to stop by.