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.

 

Linda Zell will hold two stand-alone workshops, each providing an overview of Microsoft Excel, including basic data input and formatting.  Both workshops will be held on Monday, May 2.

The first will begin at 10 a.m. and the second will begin at 6:30 p.m. Both two-hour workshops will end with a 30-minute question-and-answer session.  Linda Zell has 30 years of spreadsheet experience.  Space is extremely limited, so please register early.

 

Paper Craft: Quilling

Learn the basics of paper quilling from artist Debra Bajouwa at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, and create a Mother’s Day or birthday greeting card. Supplies provided, bring a quilling tool if you have one. Adults and teens ages 14 and up, please register.

 

Mommies and Muffins Story-Time Special

Join Miss Amy at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, for a special storytime 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, there will be some discussion about 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.

 

Focusing on 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. The program is open to teens and adults. The workshop may be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please register.

 

Wills, trusts, and estate planning

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, The Voorheesville Public 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. The program is presented by volunteers from Retirement Solutions.  Please Register.

A call to action from The Friends

It has been a year in the making, but the Friends of the Library (FOL) 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 a board position with the FOL, or anywhere in between — it’s your choice.  If that sounds like something you might be interested in, please email or tracey.pause@voorpl.org.

 

Drop in at the Voorheesville Public Library on Monday, April 25, between 10:30 a.m. and noon for an open-to-all Lego building event. From toddlers to tweens, we’ve got bricks for all ages and stages. No registration needed.

Movie matinee

Join everyone’s favorite good guy, Charlie Brown, as he embarks on a heroic quest, while his beagle pal, Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch nemesis, the Red Baron. This matinee will start at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25. All ages welcome. Light refreshments will be served The movie is rated G and runs 89 minutes.

Steam story time

On Tuesday, April 26 at 10:15 a.m., following a short story time, parents and children will explore and play at different stations using hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, building not only their reading skills but their STEAM skills too. Stations include: Build a playdough flower, carrot painting, seed sorting, sensory table play garden, growing a bean seed, and flower petal counting. For preschool through age 5. Please register.

Crazy craft day

The youth services department has a closet full of leftover craft projects that are looking for someone to make and take. Drop in from 10 a.m. to noon, on April 27, to make crafts from a wide assortment of art activities. For ages 3 to grade three; no registration is necessary

Scratch programming

On Wednesday, April 27, tweens and teens in grades four and up will design their own games in Scratch, a block-based programming language. John Love will provide instruction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please register as equipment is limited

Beginning beading

Learn easy beading techniques on Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. Mothers and grandmothers are encouraged to bring a child or grandchild to bead along with them since it is spring vacation.  For grade six up to adults. Please register and there will be a small materials fee.

Name that animal

Jessica Loy, local author of “Weird & Wild Animal Facts,” will be paying a special visit to the library on Friday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m. Jessica will lead the children in playing a game to see if they can guess which interesting facts go with which animal. The program will conclude with an art project that will give the children an opportunity to create their own weird and wild animals.For grades one to three. Space is limited so please register early.

 

Thank you!

The Friends of the Library would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped with the Village Green Clean Recycling day. The FOL collected many wonderful used books which will help to re-stock the used book store Encore!. If you enjoyed volunteering for the day, perhaps you might consider volunteering at Encore!? If so, please e-mail or .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adults and teens ages 14 and up are invited to learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  This monthly program is perfect for anyone, from beginners to experts.

Please register for the next class, on March 29 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a small materials fee, depending on which project you choose.

Crews visits

We are thrilled to have critically acclaimed children's book author and illustrator, Nina Crews, visit us on April 9! She uses photographs and photo collages to create energetic stories about young children. Join us to hear Ms. Crews talk about her books and her art.

The children will have the opportunity to create their own bookmarks using Ms. Crews’s collage technique. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is for children ages 4 to fourth grade, and their families. Please register.

Planning your vegetable garden

Are you interested in growing some of your own fruits and vegetables this summer? The Voorheesville library is partnering with some local master gardeners to bring you all the information you will need to start and grow your own vegetable garden

Join a roundtable discussion on April 10 at 2 p.m., led by Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners and local gardener Sharon Miller. You can explore the library’s seed collection and decide what’s best for your garden.

Planning for Social Security

On April 13 at 6:30 p.m., Nicole Iannoti, a registered representative from Foresters Financial Services Inc., will be addressing the new Social Security guidelines and answering your questions throughout the seminar. Registration is requested.

Healthy habits for a healthier you

Join us at 6 p.m. on April 14, for the second in our series of healthy lifestyles programs. For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

This program offers participants an opportunity to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. You will learn tips and tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. The program will be led by Maura Fleming of the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York. Please register.

Registration for all programs can be done at the library, by phone at (518) 765-2791 or online, at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org/click on the event calendar.

The library will be closed on Sunday, March 27 in observance of Easter.

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