We just wanted to remind everyone, the library has a seed collection that needs donations. If you saved some seeds for next year, or if you are just harvesting your fall crops, please consider sharing some of your seeds with the library.

Soccer insights

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. as Jack Bell, senior media specialist for the North American Soccer League and Erin Sullivan, men's soccer coach at Williams College discuss the ins and outs of the game. They will answer your questions — about the game, the players and anything else soccer-related—from both professional and college points of view. We are honored to bring these two soccer experts to the library and have them share their perspectives and experience.

Cookie swap party

Dress to impress in your holiday worst. Wear your ugly sweater to the party on Sunday, Dec. 11. Join us at 2 p.m. for a holiday cookie exchange. Please bring 2 dozen homemade cookies to exchange along with the recipe to share with others. Containers will be provided. Music will be playing as we decorate ugly sweater cookies, color ugly sweater coloring pages, and much more. A prize will be given for the ugliest sweater. Light refreshments will be served.

Creativity lab

Students in grade three to five can spend your afternoon off creating with chocolate, candy coating, and other tasty tidbits. On Wednesday, December 14 at 1:30 p.m., we will decorate pretzels to look like candles, then you can combine your favorite ingredients to make custom-designed bark. Both would make great holiday presents. 

Ozoblockly

Spend an hour on Saturday, Dec. 10, learning computer science coding with the help of our Ozobot bit robots. The robots can be programmed using a customized version of Blockly, a simple-to-use block-based programming editor.

This event is open to tweens, teens and adults. There will be two sessions available. The first will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the second will run from noon to 1 p.m. Please only register for one program, as space is very limited.

Donation drive

This year the library is collecting donations for the New Scotland Food Pantry, with special emphasis on personal care items and pet items. Through Saturday, Dec. 31, bring in any personal care item or pet food/item to add to our donation table.

Register

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 (765-2791) or using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

Cancellation policy

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all library youth programs will be cancelled for the day. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

Children ages 3 through grade four are invited to drop in from the cold and enjoy a morning of seasonal crafting at the Voorheesville Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. Past projects have included gingerbread houses, ornaments, paper plate snowmen, and other fun holiday and winter themed crafts to keep as treasured holiday decorations or to give as gifts.

Children under age 7 will need to be supervised by a parent/caregiver. Light refreshments will be served.

Soccer insights

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. as Jack Bell, senior media specialist for the North American Soccer League and Erin Sullivan, men's soccer coach at Williams College discuss the ins and outs of the game.

They will answer your questions about the game, the players, and anything else soccer-related from both professional and college points of view. We are honored to bring these two soccer experts to the library and have them share their perspectives and experience. Check for the snow date.  

Microsoft Excel: formulas

Join instructor Linda Zell on Dec. 5 for a two hour workshop. We will be covering the use of formulas, beginning with basic formulas and expanding to the more complex, including absolute/relative references.

The class will be interactive, with students working through various scenarios. A 30-minute question and answer session will complete the class. There will be two classes available; the first from 10 a.m. to noon and the second will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ozoblockly

Spend an hour on Saturday, Dec. 10, learning computer science coding with the help of our Ozobot bit robots. The robots can be programmed using a customized version of Blockly, a simple-to-use block-based programming editor.

This event is open to tweens, teens and adults. There will be two sessions available. The first will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the second will run from noon to 1 p.m. Please only register for one program, as space is very limited.

Donation drive

This year the library is collecting donations for the New Scotland Food Pantry, with special emphasis on personal care items and pet items. From Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 31, bring in any personal care item or pet food/item to add to our donation table.

Register

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 765-2791 or by using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

Program cancellation

If the Voorheesville schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all library youth programs will be cancelled for the day. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and reopen at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25.

Creativity lab

After admiring the kaleidoscopes on display and a short presentation, students in grades two and up will have a chance to use some scopes from Judy Mysliborski’s collection on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. You will learn the science of light and mirrors while assembling your own customized kaleidoscope.  This will be a fun family project for younger students, while older students can complete it on their own.

Beading workshop

Adults and teens ages 14 and up can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The Library provides tools and offers a variety of beads to choose from, or you are welcome to bring your own supplies and projects along. Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. You may arrive at any time between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, whatever fits your schedule. There will be a small materials fee, based on your chosen project.

Holiday craft day

Children ages 3 through grade four are invited to drop in from the cold and enjoy a morning of seasonal crafting on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. Past projects have included gingerbread houses, ornaments, paper plate snowmen and other fun holiday and winter themed crafts to keep as treasured holiday decorations or to give as gifts. Children under age 7 will need to be supervised by a parent/caregiver. Light refreshments will be served.

Soccer Insights

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. as Jack Bell, senior media specialist for the North American Soccer League and Erin Sullivan, men's soccer coach at Williams College discuss the ins and outs of the game. They will answer your questions about the game, the players, and anything else soccer-related from both professional and college points of view. We are honored to bring these two soccer experts to the library and have them share their perspectives and experience.

Holiday donation drive

This year the library is collecting donations for the New Scotland Food Pantry, with special emphasis on personal care items and pet items. From Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 31, bring in any personal care item or pet food/item to add to our donation table.

Please register

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 765-2791 or using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

Cancellation policy

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all library morning programs will be cancelled. Call to check on other afternoon or evening programs.

International Games Day: Pokémon Party

Celebrate the biggest gaming sensation of the year “Pokémon Go” with challenges, prizes, and treats.  Grades three and up should register for this Saturday, Nov. 19, 2  p.m. program.

FOL Bake Sale

Please stop by the library on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to enjoy some home baked goodies at the Friends of the Library bake sale.

Creativity Lab: Kaleidoscopes

After admiring the kaleidoscopes on display and a short presentation, students in grades two and up will have a chance to use some scopes from Judy Mysliborski’s collection. On Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m., you will learn the science of light and mirrors while assembling your own customized kaleidoscope.

This will be a fun family project for younger students, while older students can complete it on their own.

Beading workshop

Adults and teens ages 14 and up can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The library provides tools and offers a variety of beads to choose from, or you are welcome to bring your own supplies and projects along.

Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. You may arrive at any time between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, whatever fits your schedule. There will be a small materials fee, based on your chosen project.

Gallery and display case

Our Artist of the Month is local favorite Susie Flansburg. Susie credits her artistic accomplishments to her mentors and friends, Louis Pelky and Ruth Cawley. She also enjoys painting regularly with a group of friends who meet at the Guilderland town hall. If you are in the market for a piece of artwork, then do yourself a favor and stop by to check out Oil Paintings By Susie.

Our display case this month is kaleidoscopes, shared by Judy Mysliborski. Everyone enjoys using a kaleidoscope, and Judy has an amazing collection. If you haven’t had a chance to stop in and browse the display case, you do not want to miss this! Who knew there were so many varieties of kaleidoscopes?

We have a kaleidoscope creativity lab for grades two and up on Nov. 27, at which Judy will be giving a short presentation. See description above for more information.

Holiday hours

In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 and reopen at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25.

Register

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 (765-2791) or using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

 

Veterans Day will be our inspiration this month. Use the library’s Lego bricks to honor our country’s servicemen. On Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. parents and caregivers will join their children, ages 5 through  7, in this creative journey meant to foster problem-solving skills and encourage storytelling.

Teens Care: Sewing for vets

Students in grades six and up are invited to spend Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, earning community service time! From 2 to 4 p.m., teen power is needed to sew telemetry holders for the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

You’ll be cutting and pinning material, then using the sewing machines to make simple pouches with straps. Participants will earn two hours of community service.

Drive-in movies

Back by popular demand, we will be revving up our engines for another fun filled Saturday morning. Children ages 2 to 5 are invited to join us on Nov. 12, at 10:15 a.m. to finish decorating a cardboard box-car provided by the library. Then, hop in and pull up to our big screen to enjoy a short film or two while munching on popcorn.

Biblio crafternoon

You are invited to join us on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. to upcycle old books into amazing paper projects to give as gifts or keep for yourself. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity.

Adult coloring book club

Each month, we provide different coloring sheets to choose from, as well as a large selection of colored pencils, markers, and crayons. Come by on Wednesday, Nov. 16, between 6 and 8 p.m. to relax and enjoy some you time.

Chess challenge

Calling all challengers in a Simultaneous Exhibition to celebrate International Games Day. Walter Mockler, past Albany Chess Club champion, will be at the library between 10:30 a.m. and noon, on Saturday, Nov. 19 to welcome players of all ages.

International Games Day

Students in grades three through eight are invited to come celebrate the biggest gaming sensation of the year, “Pokemon Go,” on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. We’ll have challenges, prizes, and treats.

Holiday hours

The library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Register for programs

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 765-2791 or using our online calendar at http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar.asp.

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