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.

Join us Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. for “Stand Tall: Against the Odds”, an inspirational memoir about Everett Rau’s life and farming in 20th Century America.

At age 97, Everett Rau still farms the land where he was born in 1919. Hoping that his tales of survival can inspire others, he reminisces about early life in Altamont, farming during the Depression, working for General Electric in World War II, and the rise and catastrophic failure of his own small business.

Find the right college

Dr. Dean Skarlis will be joining us on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the world of college admissions. Dr. Skarlis, of The College Advisor of New York, holds a doctorate in educational policy and administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

He attended the Harvard University Institute on College Admissions, and he is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling and the Independent Educational Consultants’ Association.

Some of the topics he will cover include: how your child will be evaluated; the top five factors colleges look for in applicants; strategies to reduce college costs; college rankings: understanding why “fit” is critical, and more.

Lego Jr. Maker Event

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.

Gallery and display case

Our November 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. Please be sure to stop in to enjoy some 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. There will also be a kaleidoscope creativity lab, for students in grades 2 and up, at the library on Nov. 27. Check back here for more information, or check our calendar at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

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.

— Photo by Mark Yingling

Matthew Rozell talks to a packed house at the Voorheesville Public Library on Oct. 19. He spoke about his first book,“The Things Our Father Saw,” which is full of first person accounts of World War II in the Pacific Theater and is one of a series of three books. He also talked about his newest book, “A Train Near Magdeburg,” which chronicles the eventual reunion of nearly 300 Holocaust survivors with their American GI liberators, made possible by the work of Rozell, a Hudson Falls high school history teacher, and his students. “The audience on Wednesday night was a real cross section of society. In addition to the general public, there were Voorheesville high school students and their teacher, several of Matt Rozell's past students, a few World War II veterans, and a Jewish gentleman whose family had the good fortune of escaping Nazi Germany in 1939 — a fascinating couple of hours, to say the least,” said Mark Lingling who attended the event.

Please join us in welcoming Hayley Stevens-Miller, from the Saratoga Olive Oil Company. Hayley is one of very few ONAOO certified professional olive oil tasters and is the 2015 North American Olive Oil Tasting Champion.

Some of you may remember her from this past spring, when she stopped by the library to introduce us to different flavors of olive oil. On Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., she will give an interactive talk and offer some new varieties of olive oil for your tasting pleasure.

Meet Everett Rau

Join us Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. for “Stand Tall: Against the Odds,” an inspirational memoir about Everett Rau’s life and farming in 20th Century America.

At age 97, Everett Rau still farms the land where he was born in 1919. Hoping that his tales of survival can inspire others, he reminisces about early life in Altamont, farming during the Depression, working for General Electric in World War II, and the rise and catastrophic failure of his own small business.

Find the right college

Dr. Dean Skarlis will be joining us on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the world of college admissions. Dr. Skarlis, of The College Advisor of New York, holds a doctorate in educational policy and administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

He attended the Harvard University Institute on College Admissions, and he is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling and the Independent Educational Consultants’ Association.

Some of the topics he will cover include: how your child will be evaluated; the top five factors colleges look for in applicants; strategies to reduce college costs; college rankings: understanding why “fit” is critical, and more.

Lego Jr. Maker Event

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.

Holiday hours

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

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.

 

Learn easy beading techniques on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m.You can make 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 during the workshop that fits your schedule. Adults and teens ages 14 and up. There will be a small materials fee, depending on your chosen project.

Story time

Join Miss Amy on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10:15 a.m. for not too scary Halloween themed stories and songs, a themed craft and Trick or Treating in the library followed by a mini Halloween snack celebration. Come dressed in costume.  

Creativity lab

Make your own zombie hand Halloween prop. Catch a glitter slime monster. Create a creepy string doll. Even our snack will be a scream. Grades four through six are invited to join us at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 for a Halloween creativity lab.

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, or you may bring your own. Relax and enjoy some you time. This month we will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Music and movement program

Back by popular demand, Rose Stuart of “Rose’s Joyful Noise,” will be conducting a spectacular music and movement program sure to get preschoolers singing, and dancing. Boogie on down to the library on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. and join us for a fun, music program with Miss Rose. We'll play with the parachute, sing along with the ukulele, chant, and march to the beat of her drum, and dance ourselves silly. You won’t want to miss out on this one! For ages 2 to 5 with parent or caregiver.

Olive oil talk

Please join us in welcoming Hayley Stevens-Miller, from the Saratoga Olive Oil Company. Hayley is one of very few ONAOO certified professional olive oil tasters and is the 2015 North American Olive Oil Tasting Champion. Some of you may remember her from this past spring, when she stopped by the library to introduce us to a selection of various olive oils. On Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. she will give an interactive talk and offer some new varieties of olive oil for your tasting pleasure.

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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