Young children learn best through play. The Capital District Child Care Council will present a workshop at the Voorheesville Public Library on Saturday, March 4, at 10:30 a.m., to show parents how play supports all children’s developmental learning needs — social, emotional, physical and cognitive — and how parents can best support their child’s play.

Limited, on-site childcare will be available, but you must register for this free service.

Introduction to the World Wide Web

Join us on Monday, March 6, to learn the basics of connecting to and navigating the internet. We’ll talk about how the tubes work, look at different browsers, study the basic construction of a webpage, explore a handful of search engines, briefly talk security, and along the way pick up some useful search tips.

Participants can bring their own devices, or use one of the library’s laptops. The first class will start at 10 a.m. and the second class will begin at 6 p.m. Please register for one session only, as space is very limited.

Elder Law

A presentation, on Monday, March 6, will benefit senior citizens and those concerned about senior citizens. At 1:30 p.m., Mark Brody, a past Principal Attorney in the Office of the New York State Attorney General’s office, will discuss powers of attorney, trusts, living wills and health care proxies. There will be ample time for questions.

Discover tea and tea tasting

As part of our Foodie Series, please join us as we welcome tea ambassador Matthew, from Short and Stout Tea in Guilderland, on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Matthew will lead our discussion on what tea is, tea history, and how tea is brewed. And, of course, there will be tea tasting.

Reading and Robots

Wondering what to do with your first through third grade students on their days off ?

Bring them to the library on Friday, March 10, at 1:30 p.m. to hear some robot stories and program our tiny robots. The library’s Ozobots are easy to program using just magic markers, once you know their secret code.

Movie

Lincoln Center Local partners with the library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to our neighborhood. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, the library will be showing “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” which was recorded at Avery Fisher Hall in 2014

Murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge — Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece returns to life in a bold new performance by The New York Philharmonic, starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson. This program contains language or scenes that some may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised.

Registration

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

Middle and high schoolers are invited to hang out, starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at the library. You can play geeky games, or make something high-tech or low-tech. Make an earring holder or button organizer with our craft supplies. Use the Leap Motion, the 3D scanner, or 3D printer with our laptops. Tackle a building challenge in Minecraft, invent something with the littleBits electronics kits, or program our new Ozobots. Light refreshments will be served.

Brain building and the power of play

The word is out — we have all heard that the early years are the learning years. But as a parent, do you worry about how you can ensure that your child is receiving the maximum number of brain building opportunities? Put your worries to rest. The solution is simple, and natural,  young children learn best through play. The Capital District Child Care Council will present a workshop on Saturday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m., to show parents how play supports all children’s developmental learning needs — social, emotional, physical and cognitive — and how parents can best support their child’s play. On-site childcare will be available on a first come, first served basis. Space is extremely limited, so please register early if you will need childcare.

Elder Law

This presentation, on Monday, March 6, will benefit senior citizens and those concerned about senior citizens. At 1:30 p.m., Mark Brody, a past principal attorney in the Office of the NYS Attorney General’s office, will discuss powers of attorney, trusts, living wills, and health care proxies. There will be ample time for questions.

Introduction to the World Wide Web

Ever feel like the World Wide Web is just a little too… wide? Join us on Monday, March 6 to learn the basics of connecting to and navigating the Internet. We’ll talk about how the tubes work, look at different browsers, study the basic construction of a webpage, explore a handful of search engines, briefly talk security, and along the way pick up some useful search tips. Participants can bring their own devices, or use one of the library’s laptops. The first class will start at 10 a.m. and the second class will begin at 6 p.m. Please register for one session only, as space is very limited.

Discover tea

As part of our Foodie Series, please join us as we welcome tea ambassador Matthew, from Short and Stout Tea in Guilderland, on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Matthew will lead our discussion on what tea is, tea history, and how tea is brewed. And, of course, there will be tea tasting.  

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.

We’re holding a special storytime Pajama Twilight Tales for our youngest readers, ages 18 months to 5 years, to celebrate your family’s progress toward reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. On Friday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., put on your pajamas and join us at the library. Bring along your favorite bedtime friend (stuffed animal or doll) and join us for snuggle time stories, quiet songs, a bedtime snack, and sleepy time fun. The library will be closed except for the children and their families.

Nimblefingers open house

February is Nimblefingers month at the library. Whether you do crafts yourself or just have an appreciation for textile arts, come for an afternoon of fun and friendship on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Even if you can’t come for the afternoon, be sure to drop in at some point during February to stroll through the gallery and community room to enjoy the wonderful crafts these ladies have displayed for your pleasure. No need to register.

Coding with LEGO

You can learn how to “program” your minifig to navigate a LEGO maze using paper codes to give instructions. Caregivers of students in kindergarten through grade two will serve as assistant programmers on Monday, Feb. 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

STEAM

Students in grades three through six are invited to try out the Library’s new STEAM Tools on Monday, Feb. 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Program the Ozobots using marker codes or Ozoblockly. Use the littleBits electronic sets to build an invention with your friends. See the Cubify 3D printer in action.

Family storytime

Who doesn’t like a nice stack of steaming, buttery, syrupy pancakes on a cold winter morning? Children ages 3 thru grade two, and their families are invited to join the fun on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m., as we read pancake stories, participate in pancake themed activities, and, of course, eat pancakes.

Kids’ movie matinee

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. for a delightful tale about the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who happens to be a dragon. Refreshments will be served. This movie is rated PG, and is 103 minutes long. No need to register.

Starting seedlings indoors

It's almost time to start your garden seedlings indoors. Join local gardener Sharon Miller at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 to discuss when to start different kinds of vegetable seeds indoors. Learn about indoor lighting and heating equipment that you can use to start your garden. Choose seeds from the library's seed collection and start planting now. No need to register.

Holiday hours

In observance of President’s Day, the Voorheesville Public Library will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.

 

The library is proud to present this screening of Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in Concert with Ted Sperling directing. Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham star in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s groundbreaking musical saga about the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of show folk on the Mississippi River. Join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 for this breathtaking film. Lincoln Center Local partners with the Voorheesville Public Library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to our neighborhood. Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.

Mason Jar Mixers

Make sure to leave yourself plenty of time for this program, as you will probably want to make more than one. On Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., you can create a mason jar edible gift. Choose from hot cocoa mix, cookie mix, or a hearty soup mix. Once you have the technique down, making these at home will be a snap.

Adult coloring book club

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., we will provide a quiet, relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy some me time. We have a large selection of coloring supplies, some relaxing music and different coloring sheets for you to choose from.  

Pajama Twilight Tales

We’re holding a special storytime for our youngest readers ages 18 months to 5 years to celebrate your family’s progress toward reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! On Friday, Feb. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., put on your pajamas and join us at the library. Bring along your favorite bedtime friend (stuffed animal or doll) and join us for snuggle time stories, quiet songs, a bedtime snack, and sleepy time fun. The library will be closed except for the children and their families.

Annual open house

February is Nimblefingers month at the library. Whether you do crafts yourself or just have an appreciation for textile arts, come for an afternoon of fun and friendship on Feb. 21, from 1 to 3 pm. for the annual open house and quilt show. Even if you can’t come for the afternoon, be sure to drop in at some point during February to stroll through the gallery and community room to enjoy the wonderful crafts these ladies have displayed for your pleasure. No registration required.

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.

Calling all pirates and princesses! Come celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday, Feb. 4. Our special dress-up storytime event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is especially for children ages 3 to 7, with families. After reading some great pirate and princess themed books, we will have “tea” and snacks fit for royalty and buccaneers alike. Don’t leave without making your pirate hat or fairy wand or you might be asked to walk the plank or face a fiery dragon! Registration is requested.

Author visit and book discussion

The library is very excited to welcome author Eric Luper, who will visit us on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eric will chat with participants about his book “Key Hunters; The Mysterious Moonstone.” Students in grades two to five should register early and pick up a copy of the book from the library reference desk.

Parenting styles and discipline tools

As a parent/caregiver of a preschooler, do you ever wonder how your parenting style might affect you and your child? On Saturday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer an educational program to help parents/caregivers understand four different parenting styles and how their particular parenting behavior affects their children. Parents/caregivers will also learn several discipline techniques to use with their children, including understanding the difference between punishment and discipline, the myths of spanking, and getting children to listen.

On-site childcare in the children’s area of the library will be available for children ages 18 months to 5 years (register early – maximum number of registrants will be no more than 12). If you need childcare, please go to www.voorheesvillelibrary.org/calendar and use the on-site childcare registration for the appropriate date, or just call the library at 765-2791.

Beading workshop

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., adults and teens ages 14 and up are invited to stop by the library to make simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The library provides tools and offer a variety of beads to choose from, or you are welcome to bring your own supplies and projects along. There will be a small materials fee, depending on which project you choose to make.

Show Boat screening

This is a screening of “Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in Concert” that was broadcast on Oct. 16, 2015. With Ted Sperling directing, Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham star in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s groundbreaking musical saga about the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of show folk on the Mississippi River. Lincoln Center Local partners with the Voorheesville Public Library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to our neighborhood. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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