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Tuesday June 26, 2018 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Hamilteens     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Do you know every word in the Hamilton musical songs?  Come belt it out accompanied by the instrumental soundtrack along with other fans. Refreshments will be served. Grades 7 and up, college-age; please register.

    Location: Library Community Room
       
Monday July 2, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Magic the Gathering     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Magic is the world’s most popular strategy card game. Throughout the course of a match, players will cast devastating spells, summon creatures of legend, and wield powerful artifacts to best their opponents in a battle of wits. Bring your battle deck and work your Magic on other collectors. Free decks are available for beginners, come learn to play! Already know how? Come find new opponents. Grades 7 to 12. Please register.

 

    Location: Library Community Room
       
Friday July 6, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Middle and High Schoolers are invited to hang out, play geeky games, or make something, whether high-tech or low-tech. Use the Leap Motion or the 3D scanner with our laptops. Invent something with the littleBits electronics kits, or program the Ozobots. Build in Minecraft, battle in Pokemon Showdown or bring your deck to play Magic the Gathering. Sewing machines and craft supplies will also be available if you want to create something. There will be snacks. Grade 7 and up; please register.

    Location: Library Community Room
       
Wednesday July 11, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Writing Workshop with Author, Leslie Connor     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Brown   765-2791   gail.brown@voorpl.org
   

Are you a budding writer interested in being inspired and learning techniques from an award-winning author of middle grade and young adult books? Join Leslie Connor for a morning of stimulating writing exercises that are sure to get those creative juices flowing! The Library will be partnering with the Cole Summer Writer’s Institute, a workshop for middle and high school students to hone their writing skills in a fun, relaxed environment. This program will be held at the Clayton A. Bouton High School.  For students entering grades 6 and up. Please register.

    Location: Clayton A. Bouton High School
       
Wednesday July 18, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Digitize Your Music     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Learn to record and create digital music. Bring your own instrument, acoustic or electronic, you can also sing, if that’s your thing. Musician and sound technician Keith Rivers will introduce you to tools for both Apple computers and PCs, then help you record your unique sound.  Grades 7 and up; please register.

    Location: Library Community Room
       
Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Maker Week     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Start making! Students will be offered a new series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering. Local author & maker, Kathy Ceceri will lead us in making electronic musical inventions. Choreograph your number for our “So You Think Your Ozobot Can Dance?” contest – complete with costumes and stages. Make brush bots, then design a habitat for them, and more! Participants must attend all four days; after-care is available if needed. Open to students entering grades 5 to 9. 


 
    Location: Library Community Room
       
Tuesday July 24, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Maker Week     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Start making! Students will be offered a new series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering. Local author & maker, Kathy Ceceri will lead us in making electronic musical inventions. Choreograph your number for our “So You Think Your Ozobot Can Dance?” contest – complete with costumes and stages. Make brush bots, then design a habitat for them, and more! Participants must attend all four days; after-care is available if needed. Open to students entering grades 5 to 9. 

Registration will begin for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 9. Please only register for one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning on Monday, April 23, and non-residents may also register.
 
    Location: Library Community Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Maker Week     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Start making! Students will be offered a new series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering. Local author & maker, Kathy Ceceri will lead us in making electronic musical inventions. Choreograph your number for our “So You Think Your Ozobot Can Dance?” contest – complete with costumes and stages. Make brush bots, then design a habitat for them, and more! Participants must attend all four days; after-care is available if needed. Open to students entering grades 5 to 9. 

Registration will begin for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 9. Please only register for one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning on Monday, April 23, and non-residents may also register.
 
    Location: Library Community Room
Thursday July 26, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Maker Week     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Start making! Students will be offered a new series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering. Local author & maker, Kathy Ceceri will lead us in making electronic musical inventions. Choreograph your number for our “So You Think Your Ozobot Can Dance?” contest – complete with costumes and stages. Make brush bots, then design a habitat for them, and more! Participants must attend all four days; after-care is available if needed. Open to students entering grades 5 to 9. 

Registration will begin for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 9. Please only register for one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning on Monday, April 23, and non-residents may also register.
 
    Location: Library Community Room
 
z_cust_srp2018 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Visit with Lois Miner Huey, Archaeologist     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Brown   (518) 765-2791   kids@voorpl.org
   

Are you interested in history, archaeology, and gruesome tales of the past? New York State Archaeologist, Lois Miner Huey, has always been a voracious reader and interested in digging up stories about the past lives of people and the places they lived. Ms. Huey will discuss her exciting career and her thrilling nonfiction books, many of which focus on archaeology. Books will be available for sale and author signing. For students entering grades 5+ and adults. Please register.

    Location: Library Community Room
       
Saturday July 28, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Maker Faire     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   debbie.sternklar@voorpl.org
   

Interested in seeing what regional folks are making? Visit the Maker Faire! Exhibitors include Handmade by Aly Parrott, among other artists and creative minds. The Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream Truck will visit to make everyone happy! Our Maker Week students will show off their projects, and teach you how to make something. Open to all, school-age to adult; no registration necessary.

    Location: Library Community Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Ukulele for Beginners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Brown   (518) 765-2791   kids@voorpl.org
   

Ukuleles are such fun instruments for beginners! Bring yours along for a group lesson with Darcy Morrison.  Grades 7 and up, adults; please register.

    Location: Library Community Room
       
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Friday August 10, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Middle and High Schoolers are invited to hang out, play geeky games, or make something, whether high-tech or low-tech. Use the Leap Motion or the 3D scanner with our laptops. Invent something with the littleBits electronics kits, or program the Ozobots. Build in Minecraft, battle in Pokemon Showdown or bring your deck to play Magic the Gathering. Sewing machines and craft supplies will also be available if you want to create something. There will be snacks. Grade 7 and up; please register.

    Location: Library Community Room
       
Monday August 13, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Songwriting for Teens     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   (518) 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

Do you listen to music? Then you can write a song. No matter what experience level, songwriting is a fun way to share stories, feelings, and change the world around you. In this workshop you will learn the basics of songwriting by creating a group song, then break into pairs or solo work to find your own voice. Whether you are always humming new tunes, crafting lyrics, or just curious about it all, songwriting is for you.

Open to students entering grade 7 and up; please register.
    Location: Library Community Room
       
Wednesday August 15, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tween Creativity Lab: Ozobot Dance Party     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debbie Sternklar   518 765-2791   teens@voorpl.org
   

So you think your Ozobot can dance? Prove it! Learn how to program the Library’s Ozobots using Ozoblockly.  Pick a song for your dance routine, create a quick costume, and decorate the stage.  We’ll enjoy a robot dance festival, choreographed by YOU! Grades 4 to 6; please register.

    Location: Library Community Room
       
Thursday August 23, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_srp2018 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking for Teens and Parents     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Pause   518-765-2791   tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
   

Jodie Fitz will teach teens and parents some quick, school-night dinner recipes to make together.  Grade 7 and up w/parent; please register.

    Location: Library Community Room
       
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