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Tuesday June 15, 2021
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Bead Creative: Quilled Pendant
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bead Creative

June’s Bead Creative project is a necklace pendant. Learn how to twirl some simple strips of colored paper and use them as decorative quilled elements in a pendant. Quilling tool, paper, pendant tray, leather cord and necklace findings will be provided. Participants will need white glue and pliers. Link to video instructions along with an introductory lesson handout will be provided for your reference. Teens in grades 9+ and adults, please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
Wednesday June 16, 2021
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett

Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register.

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect? Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins. As with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett offers an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships that is immersive and provocative, compassionate and wise"

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Saturday June 19, 2021
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Juneteenth

The Library will be closed in observance of Juneteenth.

The Library will be closed in observance of Juneteenth.

What is Juneteenth? Read all about it here and here: https://www.nps.gov/articles/juneteenth-origins.htm

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday June 23, 2021
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Juneteenth Celebration - Freedom Day! Outdoor Program
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Juneteenth Celebration

Looking for something to do on your half day at the elementary school? Juneteenth is short for June 19th, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United Staes and is also known as Freedom Day. Come join Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa for some Juneteenth stories, activities, and songs that honor and celebrate Freedom Day! The storytime will be held at Hotaling Park on the corners of Maple and Voorheesville Aves. Registration required. For children ages 5-8 with caregiver. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Since protocols change often, detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. Please bring a blanket and/or chairs for your family. 

Rain date will beThursday, 6/24. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Hotaling Park
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
 
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Craft & Chat
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Craft and Chat Meeting

Grab your latest craft project, and join fellow crafters as we gather for casual conversation about what we are working on and anything else that strikes our fancy. Please register for Zoom Link. 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Monday June 28, 2021
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National Sunglasses Day Outdoor Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

National Sunglasses Day

Did you know that June 27th is National Sunglasses Day, which celebrates the importance of wearing shades to protect your eyes from the sun? We all look better in a cool pair of shades and they are a healthy protection for our eyes. Wearing sunglasses is more than just a fashion statement! Join the fun as we read books, sing songs, and participate in "shady" activities. Please wear your best pair of shades! Take & Make kits will be available after the program for fun at home activities. For children 2.5-6 with families. The storytime will be held at Wallace Park on Swift Rd. at the back pavilion area. Registration required. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Since protocols change often, detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. Please bring a blanket and/or chairs for your family. For children ages 2.5-6 with families. Please register.  Please bring a blanket and/or chairs for your family.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
 
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Maker Monday for Grown Ups
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Maker Monday for Grown Ups

Enjoy some unplugged creativity time with a kit from Maker Monday for Grown-ups! Pick up your kit during the library’s open hours, then take it home to complete an easy project. Please register separately for the dates you wish to participate.

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Parking Lot
 
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Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM

Board of Trustees Meeting

The June BOT meeting will be held on the back lawn of the Library. The public is welcome to attend.

Should the weather not cooperate, the meeting will be held virtually. A link to attend will be provided online, at www.voorpl/ about/ board of trustees.

 

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday June 30, 2021
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Earthworm Adventures
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Earthworm Adventures

Do you love little creatures? Join us as we dig down deep to learn about the lives of earthworms! Can they see us? How do they move? What do they eat? We will explore it all together as we conduct fun experiments and build our own earthworm habitats to take home. These classes will be held at the pavilion area in Wallace Park on Swift Rd. For grades K-2. Registrants must attend all three sessions - 6/30, 7/7 & 21. Register on the June 30 calendar entry for all three sessions - 6/30, 7/7 & 21. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
 
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Creativity Lab: Bird Kites
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Creativity Lab. Bird Kites

Pick up a project kit, follow or view the project instructions online, and get creative! Experiment with wind after decorating your bird kite or with electric motors by assembling an air racer. Get crafty and imaginative with critter craft kits and Fantastic Creature notebooks. Some household supplies and tools may be needed. Register separately for the activities that appeal most to you. Grades 6-9.

Bird Kites kit pickup begins Wed., June 30 @ 11 am

 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Supplies @ Library's Back Door
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Thursday July 1, 2021
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Summertots
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Summer Tots

Let’s get together for a fun program featuring songs, fingerplays, body movement, felt board stories, and books! Each child who registers will be provided with their own bag of colorful, interactive and educational early literacy supplies to keep and reuse.  Please bring a blanket and/or chairs to sit on. In case of rain, this program will be live on Zoom. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. For children aged newborn to 30 months and their caregivers. Bring a blanket and/or chairs. Please register as a family.

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Fesmire  5187652791  lisa.fesmire@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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Spin a Wooly Tale
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Spin a Wooly Tale

The tale of humans and sheep goes back over 12,000 years. Join us as we learn more about these beautiful animals and how their fleece is processed to become your favorite sweater. We will try our hand at washing, carding, spinning and dyeing wool. Your finished project can be used for a variety of crafts from knitting to weaving to string art. These classes will be held at the pavilion area in Wallace Park on Swift Rd. For grades 3-6. Registrants must attend all three sessions. Register on the July 1 calendar entry for all three sessions - 7/1, 8 & 22. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register. 

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
Friday July 2, 2021
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Cardboard Pet Castle Contest: Construction Site Contest Kick-off
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cardboard Pet Castle Construction ContestPick up some cardboard and some recyclables and get started building your cat castle, mouse maze, hamster hut, ferret fort or rabbit run at home. Submit a photo of your construction to our Cardboard Pet Castle Contest by emailing reference@voorpl.org, including names of creators, title for your project, and type of pet it was built for. Open to families, teens, and adults. Photo submissions due by Sat., July 24, 4:00 pm.

 

 
CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Supplies @ Library's Back Door
Monday July 5, 2021
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Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, the library will be closed Monday, July 5

The Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Tuesday July 6, 2021
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Storytime - Animal Oddballs
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Storytime

Let's hear stories about animals that act in some most unusual ways! Enjoy an interactive, theme-based, multi-age storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. The storytimes will be held outdoors on the library's grassy area at the side of the building. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. Please bring a blanket and/or chairs for your family. Take & Make kits will be available after the program for fun at home activities. If there is inclement weather, the storytime will be held via Zoom with the link sent to registrants. Ages 2-5 w/caregiver.  Please register once per family.

 

 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
Wednesday July 7, 2021
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Earthworm Adventures
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Earthworm Adventures

Do you love little creatures? Join us as we dig down deep to learn about the lives of earthworms! Can they see us? How do they move? What do they eat? We will explore it all together as we conduct fun experiments and build our own earthworm habitats to take home. These classes will be held at the pavilion area in Wallace Park on Swift Rd. For grades K-2. Registrants must attend all three sessions - 6/30, 7/7 & 21. Register on the June 30 calendar entry for all three sessions - 6/30, 7/7 & 21. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register.

Registration is now open.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
 
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Llama Laundry Bag
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Llama Laundry bag

Use basic sewing machine skills to make a llama laundry bag at home. Canvas llama print fabric, thread, and cord included. Sewing machines can be borrowed from the Library of Things, if needed. Grades 7-12.

Pick up begins Wed., July 7, 11:00 am

 

 
CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Supplies @ Library's Back Door
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Thursday July 8, 2021
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Spin a Wooly Tale
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Spin a Wooly Tale

The tale of humans and sheep goes back over 12,000 years. Join us as we learn more about these beautiful animals and how their fleece is processed to become your favorite sweater. We will try our hand at washing, carding, spinning and dyeing wool. Your finished project can be used for a variety of crafts from knitting to weaving to string art. These classes will be held at the pavilion area in Wallace Park on Swift Rd. For grades 3-6. Registrants must attend all three sessions. Register on the July 1 calendar entry for all three sessions - 7/1, 8 & 22. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register. 

Registration is now open.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
 
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Family Book Discussion and Author Visit - Stella by McCall Hoyle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stella by McCall HoyleJoin author, McCall Hoyle, as we read and discuss her newest book, Stella. Told from Stella’s perspective, this empathetic, uplifting story is about an exceptional dog that must find the courage to overcome her fears in order to help save a special girl.  For students in grades 4-8 with parents/caregivers. Registrants will receive a hardcover copy of the book. Print and digital copies will also be available through the library. Please register to receive the Zoom link. 


 

 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Friday July 9, 2021
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Historic Voorheesville Walking Tour
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Historic Walking Tour of Voorheesville

Celebrate Voorheesville's fascinating past with village history guide, Dennis Ulion. This 1.5-hour walking tour will begin at St. Matthew's Church, and take us to locations on Maple Ave., Voorheesville Ave., S. Main St., and Grove St. The tour will continue back to St. Matthew's around 11am. Registration is required, and limited to 10 people. Attendees must follow all current COVID safety guidelines. The rain date is Monday, July 12 at the same time and location.  If you are driving to meet us, please park across the street from St. Matthew’s rectory house, at 32 Mountainview Street, Voorheesville.  

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
LOCATION: 32 Mountainview Street
There are 2 spaces available.
Monday July 12, 2021
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Baby Birds
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby Birds

A bird is a bird, except when it’s a nestling, hatchling, or fledgling. Preschoolers will learn about baby birds through stories, songs, movement and an art activity. Each child will create their own baby birds in a nest to take home with them. For children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register. 

 

 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
 
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Maker Monday for Grown Ups
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Maker Monday for Grown Ups

Enjoy some unplugged creativity time with a kit from Maker Monday for Grown-ups! Pick up your kit during the library’s open hours, then take it home to complete an easy project. Please register separately for the dates you wish to participate.

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Parking Lot
 
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hill Women:  Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains.  by Cassie Chambers

Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains by [Cassie Chambers]After rising from poverty to earn two Ivy League degrees, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong “hill women” who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region. (Amazon)

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Tuesday July 13, 2021
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Storytime - Under the Sea
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Storytime

Let's hear tales about creatures in the ocean! Enjoy an interactive, theme-based, multi-age storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. The storytimes will be held outdoors on the library's grassy area at the side of the building. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. Please bring a blanket and/or chairs for your family. Take & Make kits will be available after the program for fun at home activities. If there is inclement weather, the storytime will be held via Zoom with the link sent to registrants. Ages 2-5 w/caregiver.  Please register as a family.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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Miniature Wood Houses with Megan Viscio
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Wooden Houses with Megan Viscio

Join local artist and teacher, Megan Viscio, for a hands-on art and architecture adventure! Students will use various materials such as wood, paper, fabric scraps, and beads to create a miniature house. Students will have the opportunity to adopt 2 mini “pets” from the “shelter” to live in the tiny home they have created.  For grades 4-6. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register. 

 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
 
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Strength Training For Everyone
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Strength Training for Everyone

Join Sarah Clark, kettlebell instructor, for a strength-based workout for all ages and abilities. Attendees will be instructed on basic healthy lifts using dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, or bodyweight (no equipment necessary). The second half of the class will combine strength and cardiovascular training. Please register for this Zoom class.

CONTACT:  Sarah Clark  5187652791  sarah.clark@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Wednesday July 14, 2021
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Creativity Lab: Air Racers
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Creativity Lab. Air Raccers

Pick up a project kit, follow or view the project instructions online, and get creative! Experiment with wind after decorating your bird kite or with electric motors by assembling an air racer. Get crafty and imaginative with critter craft kits and Fantastic Creature notebooks. Some household supplies and tools may be needed. Register separately for the activities that appeal most to you. Grades 6-9

Air Racers kit pickup begins Wed., July 14 @ 11 am

 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Supplies @ Library's Back Door
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
 
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Dog Hiker with Alan Via
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Doghiker by Alan Via

Join us for an evening with local author and hiking enthusiast, Alan Via at the Rail Trail Pavilion (Grove St.). Via will be signing his latest book, Dog Hiker at 7:30 p.m., followed by a presentation and author Q&A. Copies of his books will be available for purchase at the event. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register.
 

 

 

LOCATION: Rail Trail Pavilion (Grove St.)
Thursday July 15, 2021
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Summertots
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Summer Tots Storytime

Let’s get together for a fun program featuring songs, fingerplays, body movement, felt board stories, and books! Each child who registers will be provided with their own bag of colorful, interactive and educational early literacy supplies to keep and reuse.  Please bring a blanket and/or chairs to sit on. In case of rain, this program will be live on Zoom. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. For children aged newborn to 30 months and their caregivers. Bring a blanket and/or chairs. Please register once per family on this date.

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Fesmire  5187652791  lisa.fesmire@voorpl.com
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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Honest Weight Food Co-op Cooking Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Honest Weight Food Co-op Cooking Class

Join Honest Weight Food Co-op community cooking classes for an evening of local, fresh and delicious summer salad ideas. Learn more about growing and preparing natural and organic foods. Our mission at Honest Weight Food Co-op is to introduce a variety of healthy, natural, and locally grown food to the community increasing knowledge about the origin of food.  Attendees will receive the recipes, shopping list, and coupons ahead of time to cook along with Chef Sheryl Moore. Sheryl is a professionally trained chef and former Café Manager at Honest Weight Food Co-op. Sheryl will join us live via zoom from the Teaching Kitchen at Honest Weight.-

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
 
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Manga Book Club: Heaven’s Design Team
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Design Team

Welcome to the wild thing factory! This hilarious and educational manga by Tsuta Suzuki features weird real-life animals. The design team faces many unique and funny engineering challenges when creating the animals that will populate Earth. Whether we meet up in person or online, you will get a chance to design a new animal with provided supplies. Grades 9-12, register and pick up a copy of the book.

 

 
CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: TBA
Monday July 19, 2021
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A Visit to Graystone Horse Stables
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Graystone horse Stable

Enjoy a morning of horsin’ around as Megan Rogers, riding instructor and owner of Graystone Stables, teaches students all about the magnificent world of horses! With hands-on activities that will include an educational tour of the stables, meeting and grooming the horses, games, and a riding demonstration. Dress appropriately with closed-toe shoes. This program will be held rain or shine. For grades 2-6. Grades 2-4 must be accompanied by one adult caregiver. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register. 

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: 5870 Gardner Rd. Altamont
Tuesday July 20, 2021
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Storytime - Cookies!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Storytime

Do you like cookies? Join us for cookie stories and songs! Participants will also be given a link to a video on cookie decorating (and a special treat). Enjoy an interactive, theme-based, multi-age storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. The storytimes will be held outdoors on the library's grassy area at the side of the building. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. Please bring a blanket and/or chairs for your family. Take & Make kits will be available after the program for fun at home activities. If there is inclement weather, the storytime will be held via Zoom with the link sent to registrants. Ages 2-5 w/caregiver.  Please register as a family.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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Middle School Book Club Adventure: Blood Mountain
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Blood Mountain by Janes PrellerThe Middle School Book Club will step away from screens and meet in the woods this summer! Read this exciting wilderness survival story by local author, James Preller, then join up for a hike on Heldeberg Workshop land. (Don’t worry, our guide, Steve Young will keep us from getting lost.) Grades 6-9, register and pick up your free hardcover copy at the library. Rain Date: Wed., July 21, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

 

 
CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Heldeberg Workshop
Wednesday July 21, 2021
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Earthworm Adventures
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Earthworm Adventures

Do you love little creatures? Join us as we dig down deep to learn about the lives of earthworms! Can they see us? How do they move? What do they eat? We will explore it all together as we conduct fun experiments and build our own earthworm habitats to take home. These classes will be held at the pavilion area in Wallace Park on Swift Rd. For grades K-2. Registrants must attend all three sessions - 6/30, 7/7 & 21. Register on the June 30 calendar entry for all three sessions - 6/30, 7/7 & 21. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register.

Registration is now open.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
 
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Turtle Dance Music - Tails and Tales! A Music, Bubble and Comedy Show
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Turtle Dance Music

Flap your wings, jump up and down like five little monkeys jumping on the bed and roar like a polar bear! This performance celebrates famous children's stories and songs about animals including a few written by adults on the autism spectrum! The show will also celebrate biodiversity - the more wild our planet is the healthier it is! Kids will dance, sing, laugh, use their imaginations and connect with new friends.  For children pre-K-grade 5 and families. Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Thursday July 22, 2021
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Spin a Wooly Tale
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Spin a Wooly Tale

The tale of humans and sheep goes back over 12,000 years. Join us as we learn more about these beautiful animals and how their fleece is processed to become your favorite sweater. We will try our hand at washing, carding, spinning and dyeing wool. Your finished project can be used for a variety of crafts from knitting to weaving to string art. These classes will be held at the pavilion area in Wallace Park on Swift Rd. For grades 3-6. Registrants must attend all three sessions. Register on the July 1 calendar entry for all three sessions - 7/1, 8 & 22. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register. 

Registration is now open.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
 
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Teens Care
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Teens Care for Shelter AnimalsPick up supplies to create an item that will bring comfort to shelter animals. Return your finished project by August 14 and receive Community Service hours. Grades 7-12. 

Kit pickup begins Thu., July 22, 11:00 am

 

 
CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Supplies @ Library's Back Door
Saturday July 24, 2021
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Family Yoga
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Family YogaJoin yoga instructor, Tommie Burch, for a fun and joyful class that provides an opportunity for bonding with family while sharing the health and well being that yoga brings! This class will explore standing and seated poses, sun salutations, breath-work, relaxation techniques, and partner poses. The classes will be held outdoors on the library's grassy area at the side of the building. Please bring a blanket and/or yoga mats for your family. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering.  If there is inclement weather, the class will be cancelled with registrants notified. Ages 3-7 w/caregiver. Outdoors. Please register as a family.

Registration will open June 1.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
Monday July 26, 2021
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What’s the Scoop? Ice Cream Making
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ice Cream Making

Do you love ice cream and want the “scoop” on how it is made? Join the 4-H educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension for this interactive program. Families will learn all about how ice cream is made, where the ingredients come from and even make their own ice cream and ice cream cones. Each family will receive Take & Make bags with different ice cream crafts, Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish book, and all the necessary ingredients to make their own ice cream and ice cream cone. Recipes will be included for dairy and non-dairy ice cream and Hannaford gift cards will be provided for the dairy/non-dairy option that best suits your family. Grades K-4 on ZoomPlease register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Board of Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM

Board of Trustees Meeting

All meetings held virtually until further notice, and are open to the public. A link to attend will be provided online, at www.voorpl/ about/ board of trustees, 7 days prior to the meeting. 

 

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Tuesday July 27, 2021
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Storytime - There Be Dragons!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer StorytimeDo dragons breathe fire? Are they brave? Do they read? Enjoy an interactive, theme-based, multi-age storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. The storytimes will be held outdoors on the library's grassy area at the side of the building. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. Please bring a blanket and/or chairs for your family. Take & Make kits will be available after the program for fun at home activities. If there is inclement weather, the storytime will be held via Zoom with the link sent to registrants. Ages 2-5 w/caregiver.  Please register as a family.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Drop off your stuffed animal buddy by noon on Tuesday for a fun-filled sleepover in the library! Teen volunteers will entertain them and take great photos to share with you when you pick up your buddies after noon on Wednesday. Preschool - Gr 6

 
CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  debbie.sternklar@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Parking Lot
 
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Yoga for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Yoga on Zoom

Join yoga instructor, Tommie Burch, for a fun and joyful class with the health and well being that yoga brings! The 45-minute yoga class is designed to combine breath and movement while enhancing strength, balance and flexibility. This class is appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners.  The classes will be held outdoors on the library's grassy area at the side of the building. Please bring a blanket and/or yoga mat. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering.  If there is inclement weather, registrants will be notified of cancellation and we will try to reschedule the missed class. Please register. 

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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A Tale of Tails - Pushing Up the Sky
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Pushing up the Sky

Join us as we explore Indigenous American folktales using Joseph Bruchac’s Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children. We will listen, read, discuss, craft and perform these special creation and animal tales. Take & Make bags will be available for pick up prior to the program. For grades 2-5 on Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Wednesday July 28, 2021
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Creativity Lab: Critter Crafts
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Creativity Lab. Critter Crafts

Pick up a project kit, follow or view the project instructions online, and get creative! Experiment with wind after decorating your bird kite or with electric motors by assembling an air racer. Get crafty and imaginative with critter craft kits and Fantastic Creature notebooks. Some household supplies and tools may be needed. Register separately for the activities that appeal most to you. Grades 6-9

Critter Crafts kit pickup begins Wed., July 28 @ 11 am

 

 
CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Supplies @ Library's Back Door
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Thursday July 29, 2021
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Summertots
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Summer Tots Storytime

Let’s get together for a fun program featuring songs, fingerplays, body movement, felt board stories, and books! Each child who registers will be provided with their own bag of colorful, interactive and educational early literacy supplies to keep and reuse.  Please bring a blanket and/or chairs to sit on. In case of rain, this program will be live on Zoom. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. For children aged newborn to 30 months and their caregivers. Bring a blanket and/or chairs. Please register once per family on this date.

 

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Fesmire  5187652791  lisa.fesmire@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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Craft & Chat
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Craft and Chat Meeting

Grab your latest craft project, and join fellow crafters as we gather for casual conversation about what we are working on and anything else that strikes our fancy. Please register for Zoom Link. 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Friday July 30, 2021
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Teen Time: Play Day
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Teen Time Play DayGet outside and play some ridiculous games with your friends -- Crazy Croquet, Obstacle Course, Olympic challenges, prizes, and food, of course. Grades 6-12. 

Rain date Friday, August 6.


 

 
CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
Saturday July 31, 2021
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Family Yoga - CANCELLED
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Family YogaCANCELLED

 

 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
Monday August 2, 2021
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Animal Meet & Greets: Dogs & Cows @ CCE, 24 Martin Rd.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Animal Meet and Greet. Dogs and CowsTails and Tales would not be complete without real live animals! Want to meet some of these amazing animals? Perhaps get up close and personal with a dog, cow, rabbit, pig, chicken or llama? The library has teamed up with the 4-H educators and students and other animal specialists for a week of animal meet and greets, demonstrations, animal-themed activities, and garden tours by the Master Gardeners. There will be special exhibitions each evening. Children and families can stop in anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm and may attend as many evenings as desired. All COVID safety guidelines will be followed including mask wearing, social distancing, and hand sanitizing stations. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be provided. For all ages. No registration required.

Dogs & Cows: The evening’s exhibitions include dog agility demonstrations, meeting a Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppy in training and demonstrations from the Albany County K-9’s. Rain date Fri., Aug. 6.

 

 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: CCE, 24 Martin Rd. Voorheesville
Tuesday August 3, 2021
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Storytime - Fun With Farm Animals
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer StorytimeThe pig says, moo and the cow says, oink. Right? Enjoy an interactive, theme-based, multi-age storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. The storytimes will be held outdoors on the library's grassy area at the side of the building. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering. Please bring a blanket and/or chairs for your family. Take & Make kits will be available after the program for fun at home activities. If there is inclement weather, the storytime will be held via Zoom with the link sent to registrants. Ages 2-5 w/caregiver.  Please register once per family.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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Animal Meet & Greets: Rabbits & Pigs @ CCE, 24 Martin Rd.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet and Greet. Rabbits and Pigs

Tails and Tales would not be complete without real live animals! Want to meet some of these amazing animals? Perhaps get up close and personal with a dog, cow, rabbit, pig, chicken or llama? The library has teamed up with the 4-H educators and students and other animal specialists for a week of animal meet and greets, demonstrations, animal-themed activities, and garden tours by the Master Gardeners. There will be special exhibitions each evening. Children and families can stop in anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm and may attend as many evenings as desired. All COVID safety guidelines will be followed including mask wearing, social distancing, and hand sanitizing stations. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be provided. For all ages. No registration required.

Rabbits & Pigs: The evening’s exhibitions include rabbit education and handling, visits from therapy pigs and a “3 Little Pigs” STEAMy adventure activity station.  Rain date Fri., Aug. 6.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: CCE, 24 Martin Rd. Voorheesville
 
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Graphic Novel Book Discussion: March, Book 2 by John Lewis
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

March, Book TwoJoin us via Zoom at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 3 for a discussion of John Lewis' graphic novel March, book 2The March trilogy is an autobiographical black and white graphic novel trilogy about the Civil rights movement, told through the perspective of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. You can borrow a print copy from the library, or read online via HooplaDigital. March, book 3 will be discussed in October. Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Wednesday August 4, 2021
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
 
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Animal Meet & Greets: Chicken & Llamas @ CCE, 24 Martin Rd.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet and Greet. Chickens and Llamas

Tails and Tales would not be complete without real live animals! Want to meet some of these amazing animals? Perhaps get up close and personal with a dog, cow, rabbit, pig, chicken or llama? The library has teamed up with the 4-H educators and students and other animal specialists for a week of animal meet and greets, demonstrations, animal-themed activities, and garden tours by the Master Gardeners. There will be special exhibitions each evening. Children and families can stop in anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm and may attend as many evenings as desired. All COVID safety guidelines will be followed including mask wearing, social distancing, and hand sanitizing stations. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be provided. For all ages. No registration required. 

Chickens & Llamas: The evening’s exhibitions include chicken education and handling and llama education and demonstrations. Rain date Fri. Aug. 6.

 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: CCE, 24 Martin Rd. Voorheesville
 
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Overstory by Richard Powers

A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Thursday August 5, 2021
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Animal Meet & Greets: Sheep & Goats @ CCE, 24 Martin Rd.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet and Greet. Sheep and Goats

Tails and Tales would not be complete without real live animals! Want to meet some of these amazing animals? Perhaps get up close and personal with a dog, cow, rabbit, pig, chicken or llama? The library has teamed up with the 4-H educators and students and other animal specialists for a week of animal meet and greets, demonstrations, animal-themed activities, and garden tours by the Master Gardeners. There will be special exhibitions each evening. Children and families can stop in anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. All COVID safety guidelines will be followed including mask wearing, social distancing, and hand sanitizing stations. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be provided. For all ages. No registration required.

Sheep & Goats: The evening’s exhibitions include sheep and goat education, handling and demonstrations and a “3 Billy Goats Gruff" STEAMy adventure activity station.  Rain date Fri., Aug. 6.

 

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: CCE, 24 Martin Rd. Voorheesville
 
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Dungeons & Dragons Interest Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and dragons Interest Group

Do you love fantasy stories and settings? Are you always on the lookout for a new high-stakes adventure? Or maybe you just love playing games with your friends? Tabletop gaming is a great way to combine all of these things! Games like Dungeons & Dragons let you become a fierce warrior or wise mage, battle monsters and evildoers, and even save the world. There are so many things to learn and love about D&D, like character creation, worldbuilding, writing compelling stories to play out, and creating awesome items and making them work in the mechanics of the game. If you’re a seasoned adventurer or just starting out, come talk about all things D&D with teen volunteer & moderator, Rachel Pahl! Get some tips on building and running your own games, share stories with heroes of young and old, and maybe even meet a few new party members! Don’t worry if you’ve never played - every hero is welcome! Grades 7 and up; register for the Zoom meeting link.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Friday August 6, 2021
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Historic Voorheesville Walking Tour
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Historic Walking Tour of Voorheesville

Celebrate Voorheesville's fascinating past with village history guide, Dennis Ulion. This 1.5-hour walking tour will begin at St. Matthew's Church, and take us to locations on Maple Ave., Voorheesville Ave., S. Main St., and Grove St. The tour will continue back to St. Matthew's around 11am. Registration is required, and limited to 10 people. Attendees must follow all current COVID safety guidelines. The rain date is Monday, August 9 at the same time and location.  If you are driving to meet us, please park across the street from St. Matthew’s rectory house, at 32 Mountainview Street, Voorheesville.  

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
LOCATION: 32 Mountainview Street
There are 8 spaces available.
Saturday August 7, 2021
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Summertots Finale: Outdoor Bubble & Water Party
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Summer Tots Bubble PartyJoin us for a festive and fun time outside the library, with water and bubble features that may include: bubble wands, bubble machine, pool time, water table with pouring toys, balls, and toy animals. Of course, dress your child in clothes that can get wet.  For children aged newborn to 30 months and their caregivers. Registration required. Please register as a family. Rain date Aug. 14 .

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Fesmire  5187652791  lisa.fesmire@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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Family Yoga
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Family YogaJoin yoga instructor, Tommie Burch, for a fun and joyful class that provides an opportunity for bonding with family while sharing the health and well being that yoga brings! This class will explore standing and seated poses, sun salutations, breath-work, relaxation techniques, and partner poses. The classes will be held outdoors on the library's grassy area at the side of the building. Please bring a blanket and/or yoga mats for your family. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering.  If there is inclement weather, the class will be cancelled with registrants notified. Ages 3-7 w/caregiver. Outdoors. Please register once per family. 

 
 
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
Monday August 9, 2021
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Teen Book Club: Moxie
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Netflix has adapted so many great YA lit titles into movies and series – why not read the originals? Pick up a paperback copy of Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu at the library (or download from Libby) and join the girl revolution! Whether we meet outdoors or online, we’ll decorate empowering tanks and tees. Grades 8-12, please register.

 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: TBA
Tuesday August 10, 2021
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Yoga for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Yoga on Zoom

Join yoga instructor, Tommie Burch, for a fun and joyful class with the health and well being that yoga brings! The 45-minute yoga class is designed to combine breath and movement while enhancing strength, balance and flexibility. This class is appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners.  The classes will be held outdoors on the library's grassy area at the side of the building. Please bring a blanket and/or yoga mat. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID guidelines. Detailed guidelines will be available as the date approaches. Due to safety protocols, no one will be admitted without registering.  If there is inclement weather, registrants will be notified of cancellation and we will try to reschedule the missed class. Please register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Side Lawn
 
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Reading Together: Meet Yasmin!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Yasmin by Saadia Faruqui

Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her solve life's little problems. A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers. Join us for an evening of fun book-related discussion and activities. The Khan family from Voorheesville will share the beauty and richness of their Pakistani American heritage and culture. For students in grades K-2 with parents/caregivers. Registrants will receive a copy of the book. Registration is limited and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID safety guidelines. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be available to those who register.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Wallace Park
Wednesday August 11, 2021
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Creativity Lab: Fantastic Creature Notebooks
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Creativity Lab. Fantastic Creature Notebooks

Pick up a project kit, follow or view the project instructions online, and get creative! Experiment with wind after decorating your bird kite or with electric motors by assembling an air racer. Get crafty and imaginative with critter craft kits and Fantastic Creature notebooks. Some household supplies and tools may be needed. Register separately for the activities that appeal most to you. Grades 6-9

Fantastic Creature Notebook kit pickup begins Wed., Aug. 11 @ 11 am

 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Supplies @ Library's Back Door
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Thursday August 12, 2021
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Craft & Chat
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Craft and Chat Meeting

Grab your latest craft project, and join fellow crafters as we gather for casual conversation about what we are working on and anything else that strikes our fancy. Please register for Zoom Link. 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Friday August 13, 2021
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Be the Change

Be the Change!

Are you concerned about issues that are in the news right now? If you want to be prepared to “Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”, reading is a great way to start! The environment, immigration, gun violence, racism, mental health, and any number of social issues can be explored through books. Read a fiction or nonfiction book about a topic that interests you, share a slide with teens@voorpl.org by 8/13, and snag your Be the Change tote bag. Families and friends are encouraged to read together as well and discuss a title to claim a canvas bag. Email teens@voorpl.org if you need book suggestions for your topic. You will earn Community Service hours for participating too. Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org
 
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Deadline to Record Summer Reading

Readers registered in our READsquared Summer Reading software have until midnight on Friday, August 13 to finish entering the books or hours spent reading in their accounts. Readers who reach 1,000 points will be entered into our Grand Prize Drawings.  Winners will be notified directly.  

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
Wednesday August 18, 2021
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Overstory by Richard PowersThe Overstory by Richard Powers

A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest. 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register.

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Wednesday August 25, 2021
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Wednesday September 1, 2021
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Saturday September 4, 2021
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Labor Day Weekend

The library will be closed for Labor DayThe Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Sunday September 5, 2021
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Labor Day Weekend

The Library will be closed for Labor Day

The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Monday September 6, 2021
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Labor Day Weekend

The library will be closed for Labor Day

The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday September 8, 2021
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Monday September 13, 2021
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Splendid and the Vile.  by Eric Larson   

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by [Erik Larson]#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis. (Amazon)

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday September 15, 2021
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
 
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
 
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday September 22, 2021
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Monday September 27, 2021
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Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM

Board of Trustees Meeting

All meetings held virtually until further notice, and are open to the public. A link to attend will be provided online, at www.voorpl/ about/ board of trustees, 7 days prior to the meeting. 

 

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Voorheesville Farmer's Market
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 13th season of the Voorheesville Farmer's Market begins Wed. June 16, 2021 with hours of 3:30-6:30 PM.  We have 20 vendors this season with some specials on different weeks as well as music some weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or Website for more information.

CONTACT:  Dianne Luci  5187654536  dluci820@gmail.com
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church
Sunday October 3, 2021
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Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

To be held at a closed riding loop at Grove St. and the Rail Trail pavilion. More details to follow. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Graphic Novel Book Discussion: March, Book 3 by John Lewis
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us via Zoom at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 6 for a discussion of John Lewis' graphic novel March, book 3The March trilogy is an autobiographical black and white graphic novel trilogy about the Civil rights movement, told through the perspective of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. You can borrow a print copy from the library, or read online via HooplaDigital. Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Sunday October 10, 2021
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Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day RAIN DATE
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

RAIN DATE for 10/2 event. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  5187652791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
Monday October 11, 2021
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Columbus Day
5:00 PM

The Library will close at 5:00 pm in observance of Columbus Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

An expertly planned celebrity wedding between a rising television star and an ambitious magazine publisher is thrown into turmoil by petty jealousies, a college drinking game, the bride's ruined dress and an untimely murder. 
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

An expertly planned celebrity wedding between a rising television star and an ambitious magazine publisher is thrown into turmoil by petty jealousies, a college drinking game, the bride's ruined dress and an untimely murder. 
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Monday October 25, 2021
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Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM

Board of Trustees Meeting

All meetings held virtually until further notice, and are open to the public. A link to attend will be provided online, at www.voorpl/ about/ board of trustees, 7 days prior to the meeting. 

 

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday November 3, 2021
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

Integrated into a predominantly white high school, an anxious young Black student and a half-Latina whose mother would have her pass as white join a bridge-building school play that shapes the trajectory of their adult lives.
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Monday November 8, 2021
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Body:  A Guide for Occupants.  by Bill Bryson  

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody.

 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Thursday November 11, 2021
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Veteran's Day
5:00 PM

The Library will close at 5:00 pm in observance of Veteran's Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

Integrated into a predominantly white high school, an anxious young Black student and a half-Latina whose mother would have her pass as white join a bridge-building school play that shapes the trajectory of their adult lives.
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday November 24, 2021
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Thanksgiving Eve
1:00 PM

The Library will close at 1:00 pm in observance of Thanksgiving.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Thursday November 25, 2021
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Thanksgiving

The Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Monday December 13, 2021
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Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM

Board of Trustees Meeting

All meetings held virtually until further notice, and are open to the public. A link to attend will be provided online, at www.voorpl/ about/ board of trustees, 7 days prior to the meeting. 

 

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Friday December 24, 2021
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Christmas Eve

The Library will be closed in observance of Christmas.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Saturday December 25, 2021
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Christmas

The Library will be closed in observance of Christmas.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Friday December 31, 2021
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New Year's Eve

The Library will be closed in observance of New Year's Eve.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Saturday January 1, 2022
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New Year's

The Library will be closed in observance of New Year's.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  5187652791  
Wednesday January 5, 2022
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

A young couple who meet and fall in love at a neighborhood stationery shop in 1953 Tehran are separated by a violent coup d'état on the eve of their marriage and reunite by chance after more than half a century.
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday January 19, 2022
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

A young couple who meet and fall in love at a neighborhood stationery shop in 1953 Tehran are separated by a violent coup d'état on the eve of their marriage and reunite by chance after more than half a century.
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday February 2, 2022
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years.
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday February 16, 2022
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years.
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday March 2, 2022
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

 

Resisting the power grabs of an increasingly formidable Nazi Party in 1930s Berlin, the courageous American wife of a German intellectual and her circle of women friends engage in a clandestine battle to sabotage Hitler's regime.
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday March 16, 2022
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

 

Resisting the power grabs of an increasingly formidable Nazi Party in 1930s Berlin, the courageous American wife of a German intellectual and her circle of women friends engage in a clandestine battle to sabotage Hitler's regime.
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday April 6, 2022
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

 

A last-of-her-kind outcast and member of the Pack Horse Library Project braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and hostile community discrimination to bring the near-magical perspectives of books to her neighbors.

 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday April 13, 2022
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

 

A last-of-her-kind outcast and member of the Pack Horse Library Project braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and hostile community discrimination to bring the near-magical perspectives of books to her neighbors.

 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday May 4, 2022
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

The Night Watchman by Louise Eridrich

 

A historical novel based on the life of the National Book Award-winning author’s grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in mid-19th-century rural North Dakota who fights Congress to enforce Native American treaty rights.

 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday May 18, 2022
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

The Night Watchman by Louise Eridrich

 

A historical novel based on the life of the National Book Award-winning author’s grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in mid-19th-century rural North Dakota who fights Congress to enforce Native American treaty rights.

 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday June 1, 2022
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Moving their family to what they believe will be a safer but temporary home in Houston, two young parents are forced to choose between an undocumented status in America and returning to the violence of war-torn Bogotâa.

 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday June 15, 2022
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Books and Beyond
11:00 AM

 

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Moving their family to what they believe will be a safer but temporary home in Houston, two young parents are forced to choose between an undocumented status in America and returning to the violence of war-torn Bogotâa.

 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. A limited number of copies will be available in print for $5.00. There will also be library copies available as well as digital formats. Please Register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting

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