Count us in! Fun with math and magnetic mystery. Explore magnets. Following a short 10:15 a.m. story time, parents, and children will explore and play at different stations. Using hands on science, technology, engineering, art and math, children will develop not only their reading skills but their STEAM skills, too.

STEAM stations for June 7 include: Painting with magnet wands, magnetic slime, magnet powered cars, number fishing, magnetic sorting, and cupcake liner clothespin craft. Please register early for this preschool through age 5 program.

Two-part Medicare 101

If you are enrolled in Medicare or will soon be, come to this two-part presentation to learn what Medicare is, what it pays for, and what your contribution will be. Certified Medicare counselor, Janet Kiffney, will answer common questions such as: What is Medicare Part A and Part B? What about prescription coverage? What is the doughnut hole? What is Medigap insurance, and how does it help? Should you think about joining an Advantage Plan? This is a two-part program; Part one is Wednesday, June 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and part two is Wednesday, June 15, 10 to 11:30 am. So much information that we couldn’t fit it into one session, so please plan to attend both. Registration is requested.

Board games at the library

Looking for an afternoon of fun and games? Find it at the Afternoon “Bored” Game Club, Monday, June 13, at 1:30 p.m. The library will provide board games and cards, or you’re welcome to bring a favorite of yours. Adults, please register online.

Healthcare system talk

Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare and Physicians for a National Health program present “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” on Sunday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m. This film takes an in-depth look into our healthcare system. Discussion of the film will be facilitated by Dr. Cliff Casey and Dr. Richard Propp.
 

Save the date

We have something big planned for our summer reading program kick-off this year. Join us at the Performing Arts Center on June 27, for an invigorating and exciting evening of song and dance with nationally acclaimed children’s musician of PBS fame, Steve Roslonek of Steve Songs.

Anyone who’s attended a Steve Songs concert appreciates his ability to connect with his audience from the exuberant children flocking toward the stage, to the moms bouncing babies with the beat, to the parents and grandparents singing along. You won’t want to miss this one.

This program is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Library and the Voorheesville PTA. The concert will be held at the Lydia C. Tobler Performing Arts Center at the Clayton A. Bouton High School/Middle School.

Book store

The next scheduled hours for Encore! the Friends of the Library used book store, are June 13, 16, 20 and 23, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Back by popular demand, learn how to use basic kitchen appliances to make some extraordinary food. What can you cook for yourself with a waffle maker, microwave, or blender? On Friday, May 27, at 1:30 p.m., we’ll go beyond plain waffles and frozen dinners, so come hungry!  BYOM! (Bring your own mug). Grades six and up, please register.

Story time

Count us in! Have fun at story time with math and magnetic mystery.

Following a short 10:15 a.m. story time, parents and children will explore and play at different stations. Using hands on science, technology, engineering, art, and math, children will develop not only their reading skills but their STEAM skills too. STEAM stations on May 31, Fun with Math will include: cookie counting, fishing for numbers, I Spy Sensory play, button sorting, and counting with Pete the Cat, color block puzzles, and geometric Lego blueprints.

STEAM stations for June 7 include: painting with magnet wands, magnetic slime, magnet powered cars, number fishing, magnetic sorting, and cupcake liner clothespin craft. Please register early for both of these preschool through age 5 programs.

Medicare 101

If you are enrolled in Medicare or will soon be, come to this two-part presentation to learn what Medicare is, what it pays for, and what your contribution will be. Certified Medicare counselor, Janet Kiffney, will answer common questions such as: What is Medicare Part A and Part B? What about prescription coverage? What is the doughnut hole? What is Medigap insurance, and how does it help? Should you think about joining an Advantage Plan? This is a two part program; Part one is Wednesday, June 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m., and part two is Wednesday, June 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m. So much information that we couldn’t fit it into one session, so please plan to attend both. Registration is requested.

SRP kick-off

We have something big planned for our Summer Reading Program Kick-Off this year. Join us at the Performing Arts Center on June 27, for an invigorating and exciting evening of song and dance with nationally acclaimed children’s musician of PBS fame, Steve Roslonek of Steve Songs.

Steve has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past 15 years. Anyone who’s attended a Steve Songs concert appreciates Steve’s ability to connect with his audience —  from the exuberant children flocking towards the stage, to the moms bouncing babies with the beat, to the parents and grandparents singing along. You won’t want to miss this one. This program is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Library and the Voorheesville PTA.  The concert will be held at the Lydia C. Tobler Performing Arts Center at the Clayton A. Bouton High School/Middle School.

Holiday hours

In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 31.

 

On Thursday, May 26, at 5:30 p.m., you can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  Try adding some wire-looped links or dangles to your project. Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration.   Adults and teens ages 14 and up.  Please register, and there will be a small materials fee.

Cooking with machines for teens

Back by popular demand, learn how to use basic kitchen appliances to make some extraordinary food. What can you cook for yourself with a waffle maker, microwave, or blender

On Friday, May 27, at 1:30 pm, we’ll go beyond plain waffles and frozen dinners, so come hungry. BYOM! (Bring your own mug). This program is for kids in grades six and up, please register.

Special STEAM story time

Following a short storytime at 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, May 31, parents and children will explore and play at different stations. Using hands on science, technology, engineering, art and math, children will develop not only their reading skills but their STEAM skills too.

STEAM stations include: Painting with magnet wands, magnetic slime, magnet powered cars, number fishing, magnetic sorting, and cupcake liner clothespin craft. Please register early for this preschool through age 5 program.

Medicare 101

If you are enrolled in Medicare or will soon be, come to this two-part presentation to learn what Medicare is, what it pays for, and what your contribution will be.

Certified Medicare counselor, Janet Kiffney, will answer common questions such as: What is Medicare Part A and Part B?,  What about prescription coverage?, What is the doughnut hole?, What is Medigap insurance, and how does it help?, and Should you think about joining an Advantage Plan?

This is a two-part program; part one is Wednesday, June 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m., and part two is Wednesday, June 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m. There is so much information that we couldn’t fit it into one session, so please plan to attend both. Registration is requested.

Summer reading program

We have something big planned for our summer reading program kick-off this year! Join us at the Performing Arts Center on June 27 for an invigorating and exciting evening of song and dance with nationally acclaimed children’s musician of PBS fame, Steve Roslonek of Steve Songs. Steve has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past 15 years.

Anyone who’s attended a Steve Songs concert appreciates his ability to connect with his audience  from the exuberant children flocking toward the stage, to the moms bouncing babies with the beat, to the parents and grandparents singing along.

You won’t want to miss this one. This program is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Library and the Voorheesville PTA.  The concert will be held at the Lydia C. Tobler Performing Arts Center at the Clayton A. Bouton High School/Middle School.

 

Suryanarayana Chennapragada will be back at the Voorheesville Public Library on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m., to teach us the importance of breath in calming the mind. Focusing on breathing calms the mind, relaxes the muscles, and relieves stress. Practitioners report a variety of benefits for mind, body and relationships. This program open to teens and adults. The workshop may be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please register.

Adult coloring club

Join us for our adult coloring book club at 6 p.m., on Wednesday. May 18. Each month we will provide different coloring sheets with multiple pages to choose from as well as a large selection of colored pencils, markers, and crayons. The library community room will provide a welcoming environment, with soothing music to help you relax and enjoy some you time.

Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Please register.

 Estate planning workshop

At 6 p.m., on Wednesday, May 25, the library will be hosting a financial planning informational workshop designed to help participants to better understand wills, trusts, estate planning, health proxies and power of attorney. Presented by volunteers from Retirement Solutions. Please Register.

Beginning beaded jewelry

On Thursday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m., you can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Try adding some wire-looped links or dangles to your project. Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. This program is for adults and teens ages 14 and up.

Please register, and there will be a small materials fee.

High demand collection

Looking for the newest bestsellers or the book everyone is talking about?  Skip the long reserve lines. The library has a high demand collection. These titles check out for seven days with no renewals to move them quickly.

They cannot be requested, so they go right back on the shelf for you to find while browsing.  You can find them next to the new fiction with the purple seven day stickers.

Volunteer

Are you looking for a place to volunteer? The Friends of the Library are always looking for new members to help sort books, and staff the used book store Encore! for a few hours or fill a board position, such as: membership, fundraising, or volunteer coordinating. Donate as much or as little time as you like. For more information, contact Sherry Burgoon at .

Library schedule

The library has expanded hours. We are now open at 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. There are more changes to come, so stay tuned to this column or stop by the library and see for yourself.

Gallery and display

Our May artist of the month is Jerry Andritz. Jerry has traveled all over the world and his photographs are captivating.

Our display case this month is filled to the brim with sea shells, shared by collectors Judy Mysliborski and Paula Maniscalco. Both exhibits are not to be missed.

 

It has been a year in the making, but we are now ready to move forward with our used book store Encore! We are seeking volunteers to join our team and be a part of another positive community venture.

Your investment can be as simple as donating a few hours sorting books, to taking on a board position with the Friends of the Library, or anywhere in between,  it’s your choice. If you are interested in volunteering to assist the Voorheesville Library, please email or .

Story time special

Join Miss Amy at 10:15 a.m., on Saturday, May 7, for a special story time designed just for mommies and their little ones. Books about Mother’s Day will be shared along with complementary songs, activities, and muffins.

Please register for this unique and fun event to celebrate the moms. For kids ages 2  to 6 and their mothers and grandmothers.  

I love olive oil

Sign up for an interactive talk about how olive oil is produced as well as the many benefits it offers. At 6 p.m., on Wednesday, May 11, we will be discussing the book "Extra Virginity” which can be checked out at the library.

We will also be tasting various olive oils from around the world. This program is sure to be a delight. Please register.

Breathing meditation workshop

Suryanarayana Chennapragada will be back on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m., to teach us the importance of breath in calming the mind. Focusing on breathing calms the mind, relaxes the muscles, and relieves stress.

Practitioners report a variety of benefits for mind, body and relationships. Program open to teens and adults. The workshop may be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please register.

Adult coloring club

Join us for our Adult Coloring Book Club at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. May 18. Each month we will provide different coloring sheets with multiple pages to choose from as well as a large selection of colored pencils, markers, and crayons.

The library community room will provide a welcoming environment with soothing music to help you relax and enjoy some YOU time. Supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.  Please register.

 Estate planning workshop

At 6 p.m., on Wednesday, May 25, the library will be hosting a financial planning informational workshop designed to help participants to better understand wills, trusts, estate planning, health proxies and power of attorney. Presented by volunteers from Retirement Solutions. Please Register.

High demand collection

Looking for the newest bestsellers or the book everyone is talking about?  Skip the long reserve lines. The library has a high demand collection. These titles check out for seven days with no renewals to move them quickly.

They cannot be requested, so they go right back on the shelf for you to find while browsing.  You can find them next to the new fiction with the purple seven day stickers.

 

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