Join Miss Amy on Saturday, June 18, at 10:15 a.m. for a special story time that is all about daddies. Books about Father’s Day will be shared along with complementary songs, activities, and doughnuts. Please register for this unique and fun event to celebrate the dads! For kids ages 2 to 6 and their fathers and grandfathers.

From garden to table

Are you interested in starting a garden? Join Rachel, the dietitian from ShopRite of Albany, on Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m., to learn the basics about gardening, composting, and how to use your herbs and vegetables. Please register.

Ice cream social

Can you believe it is time for our annual ice cream social? Join us on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m., as we welcome summer and the On Your Mark, Get Set ... READ! summer reading program. Stewarts Shops will be generously donating ice cream and toppings so you can make your own sundae. Stop in to find out about all the fabulous programs the library has to offer for children, tweens, teens, and families. Activities and sports-themed demonstrations from experts are all part of this annual celebration. Bring the whole family.

SRP kick-off

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. He 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 Voorheesville High School/Middle School.

Toddler Yoga

Experience the benefits of yoga together in this nurturing class taught by local instructor, Janine Murphy. Yoga supports physical and emotional well-being and promotes fun and bonding. Bring a mat or a towel. This is a four session program, every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., beginning June 29 and running through July 20. It is understood that things come up at the last minute, but you must commit to the four sessions since the next class builds upon the previous. Ages 2 to 5 with parent or caregiver, please register online.

ENCORE! hours

The next scheduled hours for ENCORE! are June 20 and 23, from 4:30  to 7:30 p.m. Be sure to save the date, July 16, for the grand opening celebration. Watch here for more information as the date draws nearer. It is sure to be fun.

Looking for an afternoon of fun and games? Find it at the “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.

Coloring book club

Join us on Wednesday, June 15 at 6 p.m. for our adult coloring book club. 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 online or call the library at 765-2791.

Healthcare discussion

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.

Encore! Update

There was a crowd waiting as Encore!, the Friends of the Library used book store, opened its doors last week. Business is booming and the friends could not be happier. The next scheduled hours for Encore! are June 13, 16, 20 and 23, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sherry at .

Teen volunteers

Students entering grade seven and up are invited to join us on Friday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m. for this mandatory teen-volunteer orientation. Summer volunteer jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger children during programs, and some computer tasks. Fill out a volunteer form (a link can be found through our online calendar) prior to this mandatory volunteer orientation. Teens should also bring their summer calendars so they know which dates they are available to volunteer.  For more information, please contact Debbie Sternklar at the library, or e-mail . Space in the volunteer program is limited, please register for orientation online by Monday, June 13.

Summer reading program

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 fifteen 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.

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.

 

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