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.

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 your age-appropriate 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 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. This program is for children 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. Linda will cover the basics of Microsoft Excel. The workshops will end with a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

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.

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.

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.

We are throwing a dance party on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10:15 a.m. Celebrate your family’s progress toward reading 1,000 books before kindergarten by doing the chicken dance and eating freeze pops. There will be bubbles galore and giveaways will be part of the fun. For children ages 18 months to 5 years, with an adult. Please register online.

Summer reading program finale

Back by popular demand, The Jester Jim Show returns at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23. This award-winning entertainer brings his fast-paced juggling show filled with laugh-out-loud antics as our thanks for all of your reading efforts this summer. Summer reading program prize winners will be announced, and prizes will be given to all of this summer’s participants. All ages are welcome.

Book sale

Please join us as we kick off the fall season with the Friends of the Library’s fall book sale, Sept. 16 to 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 16, the sale will open for Friends of the Library only. Memberships will be available for as little as $10 at the door. Doors open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m.

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 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.

Annual kids clothing swap

On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. you will have the chance to exchange your child's outgrown clothes for something he or she can wear. This is a great opportunity to declutter, upgrade, and be green. Bring your clean, gently used children's clothes and shoes 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.

Guest speaker

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. His 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

 

Students in grades six and up are invited to learn to use the Leap Motion, the 3D scanner, or 3D printer with our laptops on Friday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. Tackle a building challenge in Minecraft, or program our new Ozobots. Fabric and craft supplies will also be on hand if you want to use the sewing machines or create something handmade. Please register, space is limited.

Polymer clay minis

On Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. participants in grades six and up will learn to shape a cute, realistic cupcake charm from polymer clay. Please register.

Healthy habits show with Professor Klutzo

Children in kindergarten through grade four can join in on Monday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m., as the fumbling, bumbling professor discusses healthy habits along with his hilarious puppet sidekicks, Percy the Penguin and Freddie the Frog. The show includes magic, juggling, interactive music and lots of audience participation.

Make your own racing flag

Students in grades one through five will create a customized flag depicting images related to fitness and health, then attach it to a dowel, ready to wave at a finish line. Ginger Ertz, museum educator from the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will guide students through the design process on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. Please register online or call the library to sign up.

Minute challenges

Students in grades three through five will compete against the clock in ridiculous minute-long challenges coached by our teen team leaders. On Thursday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., you can cheer your teammates along as you go for the Gold! Please register online.

60-second challenges

Students in kindergarten through grade three need to register early for this fun and challenging program. Our teen team leaders will coach you through a set of silly 60-second long challenges. It’s just you versus the clock. Find out if you will beat the clock or the clock will beat you on Monday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m.

Back to school lunches

On Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. you are invited to join us for some great ideas to make over that boring bagged lunch. Rachel, a dietician from our local Shoprite, will be talking about healthy meals and snacks for school and work.

Library summer hours

I just wanted to make sure you all know we have changed our hours this summer. Our hours for July and August are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. to  6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on Sundays.

Book sale

The Friends of the Library annual book sale is right around the corner. The dates to save are Sept. 16, 17, and 18. There is going to be a lot of action that weekend, so stay tuned for details.

 

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