Please register for a family engagement program on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10:15 a.m. Barbara Lukas from WMHT will present a wonderful program based on the book “Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon. Families will read the book collectively and share exciting and educational book-based activities. This program is intended for children ages 3 to second grade and their families.

Tea with Freud

You are invited to join local psychiatrist and author Steven Sandler on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., when he will discuss modern Freudian psychotherapy and how it has evolved over time, as presented in his latest book, “Tea with Freud: An Imaginary Conversation about how Psychotherapy Really Works.” For his novel, he researched Freud’s letters and used what he learned to frame the imaginary conversation held with Sigmund Freud. He has also drawn on actual cases from his psychiatry practice at Albany Medical Center. The program is for adults who are interested in understanding emotions, emotional problems, and how therapy can help. Please register.

Make a pumpkin

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. as we showcase our creative skills to decorate pumpkins for Halloween and the fall season. Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided. We will end the program by watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and snacking on pumpkin bread and cider. Decorated pumpkins will be displayed in the library Oct. 17 through 23 for the entire community to enjoy.  Pumpkins may be picked up beginning Oct. 24.  For children in kindergarten through grade 5 and their families. Please Register.

Legos

Create a new land from your imagination and LEGO bricks at the library on Monday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Parents and caregivers will join their kids in kindergarten through grade two in this creative journey meant to foster problem-solving skills and encourage storytelling. Please register.

Bricks and blocks

Students in grades three through seven will create something creepy with our LEGO bricks, and try to survive the Creepers during your turn on Minecraft. The program starts at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. Please register.

Gluten free and Paleo baking

Come to the library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, for a presentation by cookbook author, Elizabeth Barbone. Despite being born with life-threatening food-allergies, Barbone graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Now she shares her delicious and creative recipes for the food allergic and gluten-free communities through her site GlutenFreeBaking.com, cooking classes, and regular radio and television appearances. She is the author of three cookbooks: “Easy Gluten-Free Baking”, “How to Cook Gluten-Free”, and the “World’s Easiest Paleo Baking”. Samples will be offered, and registration is required.

Holiday hours

In observance of Columbus Day, the library will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10.

 

Please register for a family engagement program on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10:15 a.m. Barbara Lukas from WMHT will present a wonderful program based on the book “Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon. Families will read the book collectively and share exciting and educational book-based activities. This program is intended for children ages 3 to second grade and their families.

Tea with Freud

You are invited to join local psychiatrist and author Steven Sandler on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., when he will discuss modern Freudian psychotherapy and how it has evolved over time, as presented in his latest book, “Tea with Freud: An Imaginary Conversation about how Psychotherapy Really Works.” For his novel, he researched Freud’s letters and used what he learned to frame the imaginary conversation held with Sigmund Freud. He has also drawn on actual cases from his psychiatry practice at Albany Medical Center. The program is for adults who are interested in understanding emotions, emotional problems, and how therapy can help. Please register.

Make a pumpkin

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. as we showcase our creative skills to decorate pumpkins for Halloween and the fall season. Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided. We will end the program by watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and snacking on pumpkin bread and cider. Decorated pumpkins will be displayed in the library Oct. 17 through 23 for the entire community to enjoy.  Pumpkins may be picked up beginning Oct. 24.  For children in kindergarten through grade 5 and their families. Please Register.

Legos

Create a new land from your imagination and LEGO bricks at the library on Monday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Parents and caregivers will join their kids in kindergarten through grade 2 in this creative journey meant to foster problem-solving skills and encourage storytelling. Please register.

Bricks and blocks

Students in grades three through seven will create something creepy with our LEGO bricks, and try to survive the Creepers during your turn on Minecraft. The program starts at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. Please register.

Food pantry

People often donate to the food pantry during the holidays, but may not realize there are neighbors in need year round. The library is a convenient drop spot for the New Scotland food pantry, which helps provide food, paper products and basic personal care items to those in need within New Scotland, including the Voorheesville school district.

Library card sign-up month

Get your first library card, or a free replacement card featuring Peanuts. Just stop by the library in September.

Thank you

It was another great Friends of the Library fall book sale. Many thanks to Friends president Sherry Burgoon and book sale coordinator Patty Miller, and their incredible team of volunteers. Also, our community tweens and teens really came through this year, and it was very much appreciated.

The Friends of the Library fall book sale is here. The FOL members-only sneak preview will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday Sept. 16. Memberships will be available at the door for as little as $10. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. The kids clothing swap will be held in the community room and a bake sale will be under one of the tents. Nimblefingers crafting group will be available for crafting advice as well as selling handmade items. On Sunday, Sept. 18 the $2 a bag sale begins at 9 a.m. FOL will provide the bags. Registration for the Village Animal Clinic Canine 5K Classic will begin at 9 a.m., with the run/walk starting at 10 a.m. Music will be provided throughout Saturday and Sunday by local band In Orbit, and Jackie the Magician will be entertaining the crowds on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The FOL will also be selling raffle tickets for various items and baskets on display at the book sale. The raffle drawing will be held at noon on Sunday.

Kids clothing swap

Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is your chance to exchange your child's outgrown clothes for something he or she can wear. Bring your clean, gently used children's winter clothes and shoes/boots to the Library for our community kids clothing swap. If you just want to donate clothes, as opposed to swapping them, we will be accepting donations Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14 and 15, during regular library hours.

Discussion

The library welcomes Dennis Sullivan on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., for a historical presentation of the life and work of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk considered by many as the most important spiritual writer of the 20th Century.  Dennis’ paper, The Courage “To Be That Self One Truly Is”: Thomas Merton’s Unrelenting Journey To Recover Paradise On Earth, will be available at the library. This will be a very relaxed, informative program, with Dennis leading the conversation. There will be ample time for audience participation and discussion. Coffee and dessert will be served. Please register.

Run and walk

The Village Animal Clinic, located across the road from the library, will be holding their 5K run and walk at 10:00 am on Sunday, Sept. 18. Dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. All dogs must be leashed at all times and be sociable with other dogs and people. Please do not use retractable leashes. You can register online at www.zippyreg.com. You can also register in person at the Animal Clinic. All proceeds of the 5K run/walk will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc., a nonprofit that helps the animal community. Please join in after the race for an awards ceremony, refreshments, food, music, entertainment, and of course, the Friends of the Library $2 a bag book sale.

 

The Voorheesville Public Library welcomes Dennis Sullivan on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m., for a historical presentation of the life and work of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk considered by many to be the most important spiritual writer of the 20th Century.

Dennis’s paper, “The Courage To Be That Self One Truly Is: Thomas Merton's Unrelenting Journey To Recover Paradise On Earth,” will be available at the library for prior reading to facilitate discussion.  Please register.

Animal extravaganza

Come explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through the wonderful world of animals. At 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, we will have fun reading some great animal-themed books during story time, then explore STEAM stations including: Building a bridge for 21 elephants, mixed-up animal art, penguin science, and Lego animal measuring. For kids ages 2 to 5 with caregiver, please register.

Excel basics

Instructor Linda Zell will hold two classes for Excel beginners, both on Monday, Sept. 12. The morning class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, and the evening class will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Space is extremely limited, so please register early for either of these hands-on classes. Linda will cover the basics of Microsoft Excel including how to input data into spreadsheets and format that data. The workshops will end with a 30-minute question and answer session.  

Beading workshop

This program will run on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., but you may arrive at any time during the workshop that fits your schedule. This program is for adults and teens ages 14 and up.  Please register, and there will be a small materials fee.

Fall book sale

The Friends of the Library fall book sale will be held from  Sept. 16 through 18. The members-only FOL sneak preview will begin at 2 p.m., on Friday Sept. 16. Memberships are available at the door for as little as $10. Sale doors open to the public at 9 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The kids clothing swap will be held in the community room and a bake sale will be under one of the tents. Nimblefingers crafting group will be available for crafting advice as well as selling homemade items. At 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 patrons can buy a $2 bag from the FOL and fill it with free books.

Registration for the Village Animal Clinic Canine 5K Classic will begin at 9 a.m., with the run/walk starting at 10 a.m. Music will be provided throughout Saturday and Sunday by local band In Orbit, and Jackie the Magician will be entertaining the crowds on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

The FOL will also be selling raffle tickets for various items and baskets on display at the book sale. The drawing will be held at noon on Sunday. As always, volunteers are welcome and appreciated.

 

Weekly Babygarten (for newborns to 18 months) and Toddler Town (for 18 months to preschool) programs will resume Thursday, Sept. 8 at 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., respectively. Whichever time you choose, stories, music, and playtime will be part of the program.

Story time

Come explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through the wonderful world of animals. At 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, we will have fun reading some animal-themed books during story time, then explore STEAM stations including: building a bridge for 21 elephants, mixed-up animal art, penguin science, and LEGO animal measuring. This program is for children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver, please register.

Excel basics

Instructor Linda Zell will hold two classes for Excel beginners, both on Monday, Sept. 12. The morning class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon,  and the evening class will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Space is extremely limited, so please register early. Linda will cover the basics of Microsoft Excel. The workshops will end with a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

Fall book sale

The Friends of the Library fall book sale will be held on Sept. 16 to 18. The members-only FOL sneak preview will begin at 2 p.m., Friday Sep. 16. Memberships are available at the door for as little as $10. Sale doors open to the public at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. The kids clothing swap will be held in the community room and a bake sale will be under one of the tents. Nimblefingers crafting group will be available all three days for crafting advice as well as selling homemade items.

On Sunday, Sept. 18 the $2 a bag sale begins at 9 a.m. FOL will provide the bags. Registration for the Village Animal Clinic Canine 5K Classic will begin at 9 a.m., with the run/walk starting at 10 a.m. Music will be provided throughout Saturday and Sunday by local band In Orbit, and Jackie the Magician will be entertaining the crowds on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The FOL will also be selling raffle tickets for various items and baskets on display at the book sale. The  drawing will be held at noon on Sunday. As always, volunteers are welcome and appreciated

Book discussion

The library welcomes Dennis Sullivan on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., for a historical presentation of the life and work of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk considered by many as the most important spiritual writer of the 20th Century. Dennis’ paper, “The Courage ‘To Be That Self One Truly Is’: Thomas Merton’s Unrelenting Journey To Recover Paradise On Earth,” will be available at the library for prior reading to facilitate discussion. Please register.

Holiday schedule

In observance of Labor Day, the library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Pages