— Photo by Lesa Clark

Halloween by the book: Graphic artist Lesa Clark assembled this display for the Voorheesville Public Library.

Nicole Iannoti, a registered representative from Foresters Financial Services Inc., will be presenting about new Social Security guidelines at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Learn the answers to your questions such as: Will Social Security be there for me?  How much can I expect to receive? Many more questions will be answered throughout the seminar.  

“The Things Our Fathers Saw”

We are pleased to welcome author and teacher, Matthew Rozell on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Rozell is an award-winning history teacher, author, speaker and blogger on the topic of the most cataclysmic events in the history of mankind — World War II and the Holocaust. Rozell has been featured as the “ABC World News Person of the Week” and has had his work as a teacher filmed for the CBS Evening News, NBC Learn, the Israeli Broadcast Authority, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the New York State United Teachers.

At the height of World War II, “Look Magazine” profiled a small upstate New York community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome, patriotic model of life on the home front. Seventy years later, Rozell and his students track down over two dozen veterans residing around "Hometown, USA" who fought the war in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to the surrender at Tokyo Bay.

They rescue and resurrect firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed. The Things Our Fathers Saw contain the stories that the magazine could not tell, from a vanishing generation speaking to America today.

As the founder of the World War II Living History Project, Rozell and his students recorded the testimony of hundreds from the WWII generation, one person at a time. One of his interviews, and his dogged pursuit thereafter, led to the reuniting of a train transport of Holocaust survivors with their actual American liberators over 60 years later and the discovery of one of the most iconic photographs of the Holocaust.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more on Matthew Rozell, visit his web site at: http://matthewrozell.com.

Beading workshop

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 program. We’ll have 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.

Make a Great Pumpkin

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 pm as we showcase our creative skills to decorate pumpkins for Halloween and the fall season. What is your fancy? Spooky, silly, whimsical, humorous, or artistic? 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 five 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.

Social Security planning

Nicole Iannoti, a registered representative from Foresters Financial Services Inc., will be presenting new Social Security guidelines at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Learn the answers to your questions: Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? Many more questions will be answered throughout the seminar. 

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 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.

 

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