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Thursday February 27, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Open PlaytimeLittle ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

NOTTING HILL

1999    2h 4m

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Blackbird Youth Lacrosse Open House
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open house for questions and call for volunteers for the 2020 season

CONTACT:  Wil Tomlin  5186698887  wtomlin@nycap.rr.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday February 28, 2020
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Teen Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Time

Take the bus to the Library after school to unwind, play geeky games, or make something, whether high- or low-tech. We'll be making catnip toys and snuffle mats to add to the library's collection for Shelter Animals this Friday. You'll receive Community Service time for helping out. Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on the bus is limited; please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday March 1, 2020
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Den 8 Cub Scout meeting
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Den meeting 

CONTACT:  Christina Maxwell  518-330-6642  Cclements1981@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday March 2, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nonfiction Book Discussion

The nonfiction book discussion group meets at 1pm and 7pm, the second Monday, every other month, to discuss a thought-provoking nonfiction book about history, politics, contemporary issues, etc. 

Date / Time:

Monday Mar 2, 2020 * (Date changed from 2nd Monday to 1st for this meeting)
1:00 PM OR 7:00 PM

Thumbnail Code Name Lise: The Story of the Woman who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis

 In Code Name: Lise, Larry Loftis paints a portrait of true courage, patriotism, and love—of two incredibly heroic people who endured unimaginable horrors and degradations. He seamlessly weaves together the touching romance between Odette and Peter and the thrilling cat and mouse game between them and Sergeant Bleicher. With this amazing testament to the human spirit, Loftis proves once again that he is adept at writing “nonfiction that reads like a page-turning novel” (Parade).  Please register at the Information Desk.

Books will be available for purchase ($5). Library copies will also be available for checkout and all titles are available on our Book Discussion Kindle and Overdrive.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Nonfiction Book Discussion

The nonfiction book discussion group meets at 1pm and 7pm, the second Monday, every other month, to discuss a thought-provoking nonfiction book about history, politics, contemporary issues, etc. 

Date / Time:

Monday Mar 2, 2020 * (Date changed from 2nd Monday to 1st for this meeting)
1:00 PM OR 7:00 PM

Thumbnail Code Name Lise: The Story of the Woman who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis

 In Code Name: Lise, Larry Loftis paints a portrait of true courage, patriotism, and love—of two incredibly heroic people who endured unimaginable horrors and degradations. He seamlessly weaves together the touching romance between Odette and Peter and the thrilling cat and mouse game between them and Sergeant Bleicher. With this amazing testament to the human spirit, Loftis proves once again that he is adept at writing “nonfiction that reads like a page-turning novel” (Parade).  Please register at the Information Desk.

Books will be available for purchase ($5). Library copies will also be available for checkout and all titles are available on our Book Discussion Kindle and Overdrive.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Blackbird Youth Lacrosse Open House
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open house for questions and call for volunteers for the 2020 season

CONTACT:  Wil Tomlin  5186698887  wtomlin@nycap.rr.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Device Advice Drop-in
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Device Advice Drop-In

Drop-in technology help is the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11am. We will assist you with your questions about using the library’s digital services. Bring your device and account information with you, and we will show you how to download ebooks and audiobooks as well as other online services.

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Odyssey of the Mind
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Odyssey of the mind practice

CONTACT:  kristina oconnor  5187290142  ktakacs9999@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

The fiction book discussion group meets each month to carefully analyze the current selection in a warm and welcoming setting. To join one or all monthly meetings, paperback copies of the book are available at the reference desk for $5, or you can borrow a library copy. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrick Backman: Seven-year-old Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending the girl on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales. By the internationally best-selling author of A Man Called Ove.

Click here to request a library copy.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday March 5, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Open PlaytimeLittle ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

CITY SLICKERS

1991    1h 53m

On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

Billy Crystal, Jack Palance

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Voorheesville Village Quilters
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact: Julie-Ann Fortran   765-2837   julieannfortran@gmail.com

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Voorheesville Village Quilters.  Please contact Julie-Ann Fortran if there are any questions.

 

CONTACT:  Julie Ann Fortran  518-765-2837  julieannfortran@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday March 6, 2020
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Tech AC Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

UHLS Tech AC Meeting in Community Room

LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Teen Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Time

Take the bus to the Library after school to unwind, play geeky games, use the laptops, or make something, whether high- or low-tech. Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on the bus is limited; please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Tween Book Bunch
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friendship War by Andrew Clements.

Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie's always right in the center of everything--and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie's sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it's Grace who suddenly has everyone's attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. It's a fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over . . . buttons?! A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie's friendship. Because Ellie's not used to being one-upped by anybody. There's only one thing for Grace to do. With the help of Hank--the biggest button collector in the sixth grade--she will have to figure out a way to end the fad once and for all. But once a fad starts, can it be stopped?

The Library will be closed except for the book discussion participants and their families. Grades 4 -5, please register at the Information Desk and pick up a copy of the book.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Saturday March 7, 2020
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Board of Trustee Budget Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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DAR - Old Hellebergh Chapter
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Daughters of the American Revolution (Old Hellebergh Chapter) - meeting

CONTACT:  Gwen Bondi  518-860-8965  gekbondi@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday March 8, 2020
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Graphic Novel Book Discussion
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

We will discuss Marjane Satrapi's critically acclaimed graphic novel Persepolis and enjoy some Persian food. 

The great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday March 9, 2020
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Girl Scout Troop 1291
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Troop meeting.

CONTACT:  Valerie Celentano  518 231-3413  valeriecelentano@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool StorytimeTheme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NimblefingersBring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Weatherfield Phase 3 HOA Meetng
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Weatherfield HOA Phase 3 annual meeting. 

CONTACT:  Francine Marzinsky  5184416292  marzfm@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Capital District Christian Women's Connection March Luncheon Information
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The New York Capital District Christian Women's Connection is sponsoring a “March Into Spring”  luncheon on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 Rte. 146 (Carman Road) in Schenectady, NY 12303 beginning at 11:30am and ending at approximately 1:30pm. Reservations are necessary no later than March 6 and cancellations a must.  Please call Mae at (518) 895-8977 to reserve.  On the menu this month is Corned Beef & Cabbage with an alternative choice of Grilled Chicken Salad.  The cost is $16.00 inclusive (cash only please).

Our Special Feature this month is Deborah Fowler, part of the Thistle National Network, connecting those directly impacted by abuse, addiction, prostitution and human trafficking, providing healing and empowerment of women.  Our Special Speaker is Judith Button from Lockport, NY telling  of her experiences – the good and the bad times, of disobedience and obedience, of loss and gain.  Our Special Music will be from Kathy Dorn who will entertain us with her keyboard.

 

 All are welcome - bring a friend or your significant other.  They'll be glad you did!  Nursery FREE at the restaurant by reservation only (infant through Kindergarten) – bring bag lunch.

CONTACT:  Shirley Unser    
LOCATION: Guilderland Elks Lodge
 
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Bike Day Committee Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meeting of the Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day committee

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
 
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Beading Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beading Workshop

Learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  The library provides tools and offers a variety of beads to choose from, or you are welcome to bring your own supplies and projects along.  Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. You may arrive at any time during the workshop that fits your schedule. Adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

SHANE

1953    1h 58m

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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ELLA Study through University of South Carolina
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Private Meeting

 

 

CONTACT:  Brittany Grey  412-266-1364  greyb@mailbox.sc.edu
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Helderberg Christian School Brooks BBQ Fundraiser
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for our Brooks House of BBQ Fundraiser. Chicken dinner $12 if pre-ordered. $13 day of event. Call by March 11th, 2020 to pre-order (highly recommended) Drive Thru/Take out ONLY

CONTACT:  Tim  5184995416  hcsofficeassist@yahoo.com
Friday March 13, 2020
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Research Study
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Research Study for University of South Carolina - 2nd day

CONTACT:  Brittany Grey  412-266-1364  greyb@mailbox.sc.edu
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Teen Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Time

Take the bus to the Library after school to unwind, play geeky games, use the laptops, or make something, whether high- or low-tech. This week we will be baking our own snack and baking for Community Service time too. Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on the bus is limited; please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Helderberg Christian School Open House
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Choosing the right school for your child is the most important decision you can make. Please attend our open house. Meet staff, visit classrooms, preview curriculum, register for the 2020-2021 school year. 50% off registration until 3/31/20

 

CONTACT:  Tim  5184995416  hcsofficeassist@yahoo.com
Saturday March 14, 2020
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Helderberg Christian School Open House
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Choosing the right school for your child is the most important decision you can make. Please attend our open house. Meet staff, visit classrooms, preview curriculum, register for the 2020-2021 school year. 50% off registration until 3/31/20

CONTACT:  Tim  5184995416  hcsofficeassist@yahoo.com
 
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Family Green STEAM Program
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Family Green STEAM Program

Explore, Play and Learn at a STEAM program especially for children ages 3 through kindergarten with parents/caregivers. Join Ms. Amy and Ms. Lisa for a magical celebration of all things green. Come get your green on with some St. Patrick's Day themed STEAM stations, which will include rainbow magic milk, four leaf clover counting, green slime making, and design your own leprechaun traps! Botley the coding robot will be joining us as well and together we may be able to catch that pesky leprechaun! For ages 3-kindergarten. Please register.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Repair Cafe
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Repair Cafe

Join us for the first Voorheesville Public Library Repair Café! Bring something you need to be repaired, and learn how to repair it with our skilled volunteers! Popular items include lamps, jewelry, small appliances and clothing. Enjoy coffee, tea, cider and some pastries as neighbors share their skills. You can even sign up to share your skill at the next event.

Don’t throw it away! Repair it! 

LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday March 15, 2020
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Creative Non-Fiction Writing Group
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This is a writing group in which you will record your family, personal or non-fiction story.  The sessions offer the opportunity for you to share what you are writing with the group and receive a helpful critique of your work. The program will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Limited seats available so please contact the group leader.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
 
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Tea & Teapots (part 1)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The history of teapots is colorful and as exciting as tea itself. If you are passionate about tea and interested in tea ware, come to listen to the evolution of teapots in different countries and cultures: a compelling story mirroring the development of tea drinking cultures throughout the ages.

If you bring your favorite teapot, there will be a variety of teas which you can brew yourself and enjoy.

Presenter: Elena Silverman

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday March 16, 2020
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Maker Monday
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Kick off of Maker Monday Monthly Maker Meet Up!

Stop by the library to make a pour painted shamrock craft.

All ages are welcome.

Please note the same craft for both times.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Maker Monday
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Kick off of Maker Monday Monthly Maker Meet Up!

Stop by the library to make a pour painted shamrock craft.

All ages are welcome.

 

Please note the same craft for both times.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NimblefingersBring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Toddler Yoga & Music Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Bring your toddler and join us for a fun, creative and playful FREE yoga class that allows the youngest of yogis to use their imaginations as they learn simple yoga poses, playful breathing exercises and relaxation. The class incorporate songs, musical instruments, and games as an introduction to Yoga. Tricia Kandefer is a certified yoga instructor, who specializes in working with young children and families. For toddler ages 22 months through 3-years-old with parent/caregiver. Please register

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM

 

Books and Beyond is our monthly Fiction Book Discussion choice for people who would prefer to attend a morning discussion. New members are always welcome! Join one or all meetings.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrick Backman: Seven-year-old Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending the girl on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales. By the internationally best-selling author of A Man Called Ove.

Click here to request a copy.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Screen Free Week Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meeting of the Screen-Free Week committee 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown   518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

GENTLEMANS AGREEMENT

1947    1h 58m

A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire

 

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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How to Make Herbal Kombucha
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to make and flavor your own homemade kombucha with fruit and

herbs in this hands-on workshop!  Each participant will leave with their

own SCOBY, starter liquid and guide to start brewing kombucha once they

get home.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Philosophers 101
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM


People with opinions welcome to follow where the conversation leads.  Always seeking talkers.  Very casual.  No homework! (possible email debates)  Drop in or call for info .

CONTACT:  Larry Rapant    Lrapant@nycap.rr.com
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
Friday March 20, 2020
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Lucky's Adventures
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Lucky's Adventures

NO SCHOOL – Superintendent’s Conference Day

Lucky is a rescue dog who found her way into the arms of a loving “mom,” but when Lucky gets lost and cannot find her “mom,” she soon finds herself on an adventure through historic Saratoga Springs in hopes of reuniting with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog meets new animal friends as they safely help her find her “mom” again. Come meet Lucky and her “mom,” Elizabeth Macy, as they share this delightful story with a reading from one of Lucky’s books and an art activity. Books will be available for sale. For children ages 3 and up, families, and adults. Please register.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Healthy Family Meals
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

NO SCHOOL - Superintendent's Conference Day

Learn how to make nutritious, delicious, and affordable meals as a family.  Join the educators from the Cornell Cooperative Extension in a food demo as we sample our creations and go home with new ideas and recipes for meals, snacks, and desserts. Lunch will be served! This program is part of the “Healthy Families Series” presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. For ages 5-13 and their families/caregivers. Please register.  

CONTACT:  Lisa Fesmire   518-765-2791  lisa.fesmire@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday March 22, 2020
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Deja Vu Listening Party
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Listening Party

Meet up to listen to and talk about your favorite albums! This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Deja Vu. This album, which also features Jerry Garcia and John Sebastian, was the first album to record this famous foursome.

CONTACT:  Sarah Clark  518-765-2791  sarah.clark@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday March 23, 2020
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Kids' Club After School Program
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Kids' Club children will be visiting the Library for a special after school program just for them. This is a closed program for the Kids' Club children only.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Board of Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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ENCORE! Books Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This will be a time for the ENCORE! Team volunteers to gather informally regarding the upcoming spring/summer open season. Volenteers DO NOT have to attend as it is for those that want to be involved as we consider moving into the new year.  It will be for information sharing, thinking forward to possible revisions, brainstorming ways to ease back into opening up, possibly working on signage and other organizational tasks.  It will be a perfect time for new volunteers to hear what ENCORE! Books is all about. Looking forward to working together again as a team.  

CONTACT:  Patty Miller  5187277723  patmiller765@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 1291
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Troop meeting.

CONTACT:  Valerie Celentano  518 231-3413  valeriecelentano@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Staff Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler    
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Social Networking for Beginners
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This lesson will give a broad overview of social networking, its benefits and drawbacks, and then will focus in on specific popular social networking sites as examples. This introduction does not cover setting up profiles or actually using any of these sites; it is a topical overview. Registration not required.

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  518-7652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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An Evening with Tim O'Shea & Friends
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A musical evening of Irish Music, Song and Dance. Singer-guitar player, Tim O’Shea, traveling on a US tour from Killarney Ireland, will be stopping in Voorheesville to perform traditional Irish folk music. Tim will be preforming with fiddler Padraig Timoney, from Dublin now residing in Malta, New York and Andrew Colletti, Irish Step Dancer of Clifton Park a master champion dancer & dance instructor. If you love Irish music played with passion and fervor you’ll love this performance. Come in, take a seat, and surround yourself with the spirit of the people of Ireland.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday March 26, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

GOING MY WAY

1944    2h 6m

Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.

Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Talk &Taste Cookbook Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Talk & Taste Cookbook Club

Calling all Foodies!  This month, we will talk and taste our way through Cook Like a Pro by Ina Garten.  Get the book, try out the recipes, and (best part!) bring a dish for everyone to sample on discussion night. A limited number of books are available to purchase for $5 or you can check out a library copy.  Registration required.

Cook Like a Pro by Ina Garten

Beginner and advanced cooks alike will love Ina's delectable recipes, and if you have questions along the way, don't worry--Ina's practical cooking advice talks you through every detail, as though she were right there by your side. With beautiful photos and a treasury of pro tips that span prepping, making, and serving, as Ina says, "You don't have to be a pro to cook like one!”

Thanks to the Friends of the Library for subsidizing book purchases for this program.

*This book choice is a change from the one listed on some Talk&Taste early printed bookmarks.  We decided that the Official Downton Abbey Cookbook, while beautiful and definitely worth a read, was not an ideal choice for our discussion.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday March 27, 2020
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Teen Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen TimeTake the bus to the Library after school to unwind, play geeky games, use the laptops, or make something, whether high- or low-tech. This week we will be creating chocolate treats! Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on the bus is limited; please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Locked in the Library: Movie Edition
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get locked in the library Friday evening to watch Mortal Engines, a movie adapted from the YA steampunk novel by Philip Reeve. Borrow a copy of the book from the school or public library if you’d like to read it before the viewing.  Dinner and snacks will be served. Rated PG-13, grades 8 and up, please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Saturday March 28, 2020
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Stitch a Quilt As You Go Zippered Pouch
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor Susan Pfau will teach how to use fabrics from your stash to make a zippered pouch. Participants need to have basic sewing machine skills. A supply list will be sent to those who register. Bring your own sewing machine with zipper foot attachment, or use one of the library's new sewing machines. Bring along your lunch, and stay until your project is finished. Please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday March 29, 2020
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“On the Trail of History” with Award-Winning Author Ann Bausum
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ann Bausum

What is it like to be an author of numerous award-winning nonfiction books? How is writing nonfiction different from writing fiction? What goes on behind-the-scenes in order to make a finished book? Gain an insider's look at the process of making a history book from the perspective of an accomplished book author. Ms. Bausum will talk about how she became an author, where she gets her ideas, and how she does her extensive research, spending hundreds of hours even before writing a single word!  Learn about the personal connection Ms. Bausum brings to her historical topics, particularly those with a social justice theme.

Ann Bausum has earned some of the most respected awards and honors as a writer of nonfiction for youth including the prestigious Sibert Honor Medal.

Select titles will be available for purchase and author signing.

For students in grades 5 through adult particularly those interested in history and writing about history.  Registration requested.  

This program is made possible through the generous support of "Bullet Aid" from Senator George Amedore.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday March 30, 2020
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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tips from the Latest Research: At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. To help people age well, the Alzheimer’s Association® is offering the Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research program. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:

· Cognitive activity. · Physical health and exercise. · Diet and nutrition. · Social engagement.

In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area. Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible. Please register

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Friends of the Library- Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Friends of the Voorheesville Public Library

FOL Annual Meeting including elections for open board positions.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Middle School Book Club
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

The Middle School Book Club is held once a month during lunchtime in the C.A. Bouton High School Library.  Open to grades 6 to 8, new members are always welcome.

In March we’ll read something out of this world, a sci-fi title: Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson. Bring your own lunchPlease register at either the school or public library.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: MS/HS Library
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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Device Advice Drop-in
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in technology help is the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11am. We will assist you with your questions about using the library’s digital services. Bring your device and account information with you, and we will show you how to download ebooks and audiobooks as well as other online services.

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

The fiction book discussion group meets each month to carefully analyze the current selection in a warm and welcoming setting. To join one or all monthly meetings, paperback copies of the book are available at the reference desk for $5, or you can borrow a library copy. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

Varina by Charles Frazier:

Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on? Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history—culpable regardless of her intentions.

The Confederacy falling, her marriage in tatters, and the country divided, Varina and her children escape Richmond and travel south on their own, now fugitives with “bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit.”

Intimate in its detailed observations of one woman’s tragic life and epic in its scope and power, Varina is a novel of an American war and its aftermath. Ultimately, the book is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.

Click here to request a library copy.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday April 2, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

1967    2h

The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.

Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Voorheesville Village Quilters
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact: Julie-Ann Fortran   765-2837   julieannfortran@gmail.com

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Voorheesville Village Quilters.  Please contact Julie-Ann Fortran if there are any questions.

 

CONTACT:  Julie Ann Fortran  518-765-2837  julieannfortran@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday April 3, 2020
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Teen Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Time

Take the bus to the Library after school to unwind, play geeky games, use the laptops, or make something, whether high- or low-tech. Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on the bus is limited; please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Kids' Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Kingdom of Wrenly: The Lost Stone by Jordan Quinn

Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land's main attractions as they search. King Caleb has promised to reward the person who finds the precious stone, and Lucas and Clara are determined to search the entire kingdom until they find it! Join us for a fun evening of book-related discussion and activities. The Library will be closed except for the book discussion participants and their families. Grades 2 - 3, please register at the Information Desk and pick up a copy of the book.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday April 5, 2020
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Tea & Teapots (part 2)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A continuation of the history of teapots is colorful and as exciting as tea itself. If you are passionate about tea and interested in tea ware, come to listen to the evolution of teapots in different countries and cultures: a compelling story mirroring the development of tea drinking cultures throughout the ages.

If you bring your favorite teapot, there will be a variety of teas which you can brew yourself and enjoy.

Presenter: Elena Silverman

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday April 6, 2020
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Musical Storytime SPECIAL from Music Together®
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Matt Yeager from Music Together® will be offering a music filled morning of rhythm, song, dance, and instruments! Music Together® is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for ages 0-4 and the adults who love them. All children can be musical, learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in a social setting, provided that their early environment supports such learning. For children ages 0-4 with parent/caregiver. Please register.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Kids' Club After School Program
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Kids' Club children will be visiting the Library for a special after school program just for them. This is a closed program for the Kids' Club children only.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tips from the Latest Research: At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.

To help people age well, the Alzheimer’s Association® is offering the Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research program. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:

· Cognitive activity.

· Physical health and exercise.

· Diet and nutrition.

· Social engagement.

In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible.

Presenter is sending a brochure/flyer for advertising.

Please register

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Beading Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Beading Workshop

Learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  The library provides tools and offers a variety of beads to choose from, or you are welcome to bring your own supplies and projects along.  Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. You may arrive at any time during the workshop that fits your schedule. Adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Avoiding Fraud, Scams and Identity Theft
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Avoid scams and fraud and protect your identity in this informative program. First, we'll learn techniques on how to avoid becoming a victim, followed by an overview of IdentityTheft.gov, the federal government’s free, one-stop resource to help people fix problems caused by identity theft. Registration not required.

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  518-765-2791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Heldeberg Workshop Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Board meeting for Heldeberg Workshop

CONTACT:  Mike Matthews  518-526-2652  mjmatthews.cwb@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday April 9, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

1940    1h7m

When the co-workers of an ambitious clerk trick him into thinking he has won $25,000 in a slogan contest, he begins to use the money to fulfill his dreams. What will happen when the ruse is discovered?

Dick Powell, Ellen Drew

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday April 12, 2020
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Library Closed

In observance of Easter, the Library will be closed.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Monday April 13, 2020
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Maker Monday
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Visit the library to make yourself a reusable shopping bag. There will be both sewing and no-sew projects so a variety of ages and abilities are welcome. Bring your own t-shirt if you have a favorite you’ve outgrown, and make a T Tote. We’ll have fabric available for those who want to use the library sewing machines. Please register for the session that works best for your schedule.   

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Maker Monday
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Visit the library to make yourself a reusable shopping bag. There will be both sewing and no-sew projects so a variety of ages and abilities are welcome. Bring your own t-shirt if you have a favorite you’ve outgrown, and make a T Tote. We’ll have fabric available for those who want to use the library sewing machines. Please register for the session that works best for your schedule.   

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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Bunny Hop! Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

What better way to celebrate spring than with books about bunnies? Hop on over to the library for a fun–filled morning of stories, songs, an art activity, and a special visit from some bunnies!  For children ages 3-grade 2 with families. Please register.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NimblefingersBring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Whispering Willow Wild Care Bird Rehabilitation Presentation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Whispering Willow Wild Care has been assisting and rehabilitating wildlife for almost 20 years in an effort to release the animals back into the wild. The knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers of Whispering Willow will be bringing a variety of birds -- owls, hawks, ravens, crows, and falcons – to talk about the birds’ adaptations, habitat loss, and what we can do to help wildlife survive. For children ages 5 and up, families and adults. Registration requested.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden with Jodie Fitz
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Fidget is very excited about growing her very own pizza garden. As the tomato plants ripen, Fidget is surprised to learn that her garden doesn’t actually grow pizza! Join Jodie Fitz, educator for Price Chopper/Market 32 Kids Cooking Club, for a reading of her book Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden and make your own pizza using yummy and healthy ingredients from Fidget’s garden! For children in Kindergarten-grade 5. Space limited; please register.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Intro to 3D Design and Printing
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Curious about 3D printing? Learn the basics of our Lulzbot Mini 2 3D printer.  Get started designing with TinkerCad, or discover sources for cool printable items to download then print. Ages 8 to adults; please register.

 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday April 16, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

EASTER PARADE

1948    1h 43m

A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Judy Garland, Fred Astaire

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Peer Led Family Book Discussion with Author Skype Visit & Pizza Dinner
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Eighth graders, Marleigh Delisle and Julia Kito with the help of their parents will facilitate a peer-led family book discussion of one of their special book selections, the widely popular and award-winning Because of Mr. Terupt. It’s the start of a new year at Snow Hill School, and seven students, with different backgrounds and situations, find themselves thrown together in Mr. Terupt’s fifth grade class. They don’t have much in common and they’ve never gotten along, not until an extraordinary new teacher arrives and helps them to find strength inside themselves and in each other. But when Mr. Terupt suffers a terrible accident, will his students be able to remember the lessons he taught them or will their lives go back to the way they were before fifth grade and before Mr. Terupt? These seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher! The evening will begin with a pizza dinner (pizza, salad, beverages and dessert provided by the Library). The author will join us via Skype at 6:30! Join Marleigh and Julia for an exciting evening of food and discussion.  For grades 4-8 with parent/caregiver.  Please register and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Philosophers 101
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM


People with opinions welcome to follow where the conversation leads.  Always seeking talkers.  Very casual.  No homework! (possible email debates)  Drop in or call for info .

CONTACT:  Larry Rapant    Lrapant@nycap.rr.com
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
Friday April 17, 2020
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Bricks, Bits & Bots
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

We’ve got LEGO® bricks for all ages and stages, toddlers to tweens, everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy building together.  You can also program the Ozobots and build inventions with the littleBits. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Oreo taste test challenge
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

We've got a whole new batch of Oreos! Come test yourself to identify as many flavors as you can!

CONTACT:  Kathleen Tyrrell  518-765-2791  kathleen.tyrrell@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Saturday April 18, 2020
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Racing the Iditarod: Musher, Karen Land with Noggin, her Sled Dog
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

MUSH with Karen Land and Noggin, her sled dog! Meet Karen Land, a three-time participant in the 1,049-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race across Alaska, and her Alaskan husky, Noggin.  Karen will share her exciting experience preparing herself and her dogs for the arduous race and talk about her dogs and the thrilling sport of mushing.  For all ages (children-adult) and families; please register.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday April 19, 2020
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Creative Non-Fiction Writing Group
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a writing group in which you will record your family, personal or non-fiction story.  The sessions offer the opportunity for you to share what you are writing with the group and receive a helpful critique of your work. The program will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Limited seats available so please contact the group leader.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
 
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Healthy Family Vision Boards & Build Your Own Terrarium
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn how to create a family vision board (a display of items that will help you visualize your goals) and build your own terrarium with help from the educators at the Cornell Cooperative Extension. This program is part of the “Healthy Families Series” presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. For ages 5-13 and their families/caregivers. Please register.  

CONTACT:  Lisa Fesmire  518-765-2791  lisa.fesmire@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday April 20, 2020
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Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

FOL Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NimblefingersBring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Toddler Yoga & Music Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Bring your toddler and join us for a fun, creative and playful FREE yoga class that allows the youngest of yogis to use their imaginations as they learn simple yoga poses, playful breathing exercises and relaxation. The class incorporate songs, musical instruments, and games as an introduction to Yoga. Tricia Kandefer is a certified yoga instructor, who specializes in working with young children and families. For toddler ages 22 months through 3-years-old with parent/caregiver. Please register

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday April 22, 2020
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Staff Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler    
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM

 

Books and Beyond is our monthly Fiction Book Discussion choice for people who would prefer to attend a morning discussion. New members are always welcome! Join one or all meetings.

Varina by Charles Frazier: Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on? Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history—culpable regardless of her intentions. The Confederacy falling, her marriage in tatters, and the country divided, Varina and her children escape Richmond and travel south on their own, now fugitives with “bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit.” Intimate in its detailed observations of one woman’s tragic life and epic in its scope and power, Varina is a novel of an American war and its aftermath. Ultimately, the book is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.

Click here to request a copy.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Uncluttering and Staying Organized
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you missed the first one, now is your chance to come back.

We will teach you how to begin the uncluttering process and give you some organizational tips as well as walk you through some folding techniques.

Jaime Chismark and Liz Cillis are co-owners of Uncluttered Albany, LLC

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday April 23, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

RIO LOBO

1970    1h 54m

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

John Wayne, Jorge Rivero

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Paint & Sip
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come join us in the fun!  No painting experience is needed.  The instructor will take you through step by step.  Everything you need is provided to complete a 16X20 acrylic painting that you can bring home and proudly hang on a wall. Mocktails and desserts will be served. Open to adults and teens 16 years and up. Please register due to a limited number of spaces.

Sue Sheridan, a Voorheesville resident artist, has been conducting group painting classes for three years.  She was awarded Staff Favorite for a sculpture at the 2018 Fence Show at The Art Center in Troy and spends much of her time in creating mixed media from re-purposed items.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
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Friday April 24, 2020
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Teen Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Time

Take the bus to the Library after school to unwind, play geeky games, use the laptops, or make something, whether high- or low-tech. This week Jessica Burns, a pastry chef, will teach us cake decorating! Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on the bus is limited; please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Saturday April 25, 2020
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Architectural Color Presentation
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

An informative and inspiring presentation created about color and its use in architectural spaces. The program combines both the science and art behind proper color application and the acknowledgement that color has profound emotional, psychological and physiological effects on all people. Please register.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday April 26, 2020
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Parent Book Discussion of Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids by Dr. Thomas Kersting

We see it everywhere – kids connected to hand held devices and disconnected from the real world around them. According to the latest research, the average 13-year-old spends 8 hours a day, 7 days a week, glued to a screen! Most troubling, all this screen time is having deleterious effects on their physical, social, and mental health. As a parent, are you concerned about what your child is experiencing in the virtual world? Are you battling with setting screen limits? Is your child showing signs of screen addictive behavior? Are you alarmed by the impact electronic devices have on children’s brains? Are you looking for tips and solutions to this pervasive problem?

In his well-researched book, and with his years of experience working with adolescents, psychotherapist, school counselor, and nationally recognized expert, Dr. Thomas Kersting, provides simple strategies to help reduce screen-time so that you can reconnect with your kids.

Gail Brown and Jennifer Bashant will facilitate a parent book discussion of Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. Parents will have the opportunity to openly share their thoughts, reflections, and personal struggles as they reflect on what they learned from reading the book and in preparation for Dr. Kersting’s in-person parent/child workshop on April 30.

 

For parents/caregivers of children grades 4 and up. Books are provided by the library. Please register and pick up a copy of the book. Please register.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday April 27, 2020
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Board of Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NimblefingersBring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday April 29, 2020
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Middle School Book Club
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

The Middle School Book Club is held once a month during lunchtime in the C.A. Bouton High School Library.  Open to grades 6 to 8, new members are always welcome. In April we’ll read an exciting survival story, The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Bring your own lunchPlease register at either the school or public library.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: MS/HS Library
 
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Planting Your Outdoor Garden
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Growing season will be here before we know it so now is a perfect time to discuss preparing the soil, transplanting seedlings and companion planting.  Join Sharon Miller and Bonnie Schultz from the Voorheesville Seed Library for a talk about starting your outdoor garden. Peruse the newly stocked seed collection and choose some new varieties to plant.

The Voorheesville Seed Library is always looking to add to the collection.  Contact us to find out about donating your extra seeds from last year's harvest.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday April 30, 2020
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

CITIZEN KANE

1941    1h 59m

Following the death of publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Digitally Distracted with Dr. Thomas Kersting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Digitally Distracted with Dr. Thomas Kersting at the Voorheesville Central School District’s Lydia C. Tobler Performing Arts Center

We see it everywhere: at the park, in restaurants, and inside our homes and cars – children and teens connected to handheld devices and disconnected from the real world around them. According to the latest research, the average 13-year-old spends 8 hours per day, 7 days a week, glued to a screen. This is problematic, but for every problem, there is a solution.

Join Dr. Thomas Kersting, psychotherapist, nationally recognized speaker, author, and school counselor for an interactive workshop where he will explore the research about the device-dependent world our children live in and how it is affecting their physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. According to this research, there is a war going on for the attention of our children, but it is not too late to make the necessary positive changes. Dr. Kersting will provide strategies for families to work together to reduce screen time and reset their digital diet in order to reconnect. 

For adults, professionals, parents of any age child, and for students in grades 5 and up with their parent/caregiver.

This program is made possible by the generous contributions from the Voorheesville Public Library through “Bullet Aid” from Senator George Amedore, Voorheesville Friends of the Library, Voorheesville PTA, and St. Matthew’s Church.  

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: PAC at MS/HS
Friday May 1, 2020
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Teen Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Take the bus to the Library after school to unwind, play geeky games, use the laptops, or make something, whether high- or low-tech. Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on the bus is limited; please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Saturday May 2, 2020
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BIRDHOUSE ORNAMENT
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Perfect for Spring we will decorate a small wood birdhouse ornament, using paint and decoupage techniques. Ages 10 through adult. All materials will be supplied.
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday May 4, 2020
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Medicare 101
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
If you are enrolled in Medicare or are soon to be enrolled, you may have questions. Janey Kiffney, a certified Medicare Counselor with New York State's Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) will present a two-part program on Medicare. Please note this is a two-part program and will meet again Monday, May 11 at 10:00 am.
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nonfiction Book Discussion

The nonfiction book discussion group meets at 1pm and 7pm, the second Monday, every other month, to discuss a thought-provoking nonfiction book about history, politics, contemporary issues, etc. 

Date / Time:

Monday May 5, 2020 * (Date changed from 2nd Monday to 1st for this meeting)
1:00 PM OR 7:00 PM

Go to details page  Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

The former U.S. secretary of state presents a timely, considered, and personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism and the virulent threat it poses to international freedom, prosperity, and peace.  Please register.

Books will be available for purchase ($5). Library copies will also be available for checkout and all titles are available on our Book Discussion Kindle and Overdrive.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Nonfiction Book Discussion

The nonfiction book discussion group meets at 1pm and 7pm, the second Monday, every other month, to discuss a thought-provoking nonfiction book about history, politics, contemporary issues, etc. 

Date / Time:

Monday May 5, 2020 * (Date changed from 2nd Monday to 1st for this meeting)
1:00 PM OR 7:00 PM

Go to details page  Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

The former U.S. secretary of state presents a timely, considered, and personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism and the virulent threat it poses to international freedom, prosperity, and peace.  Please register.

Books will be available for purchase ($5). Library copies will also be available for checkout and all titles are available on our Book Discussion Kindle and Overdrive.

 

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NimblefingersBring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Voorheesville Village Quilters
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact: Julie-Ann Fortran   765-2837   julieannfortran@gmail.com

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Voorheesville Village Quilters.  Please contact Julie-Ann Fortran if there are any questions.

 

CONTACT:  Julie Ann Fortran  518-765-2837  julieannfortran@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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Device Advice Drop-in
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in technology help is the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11am. We will assist you with your questions about using the library’s digital services. Bring your device and account information with you, and we will show you how to download ebooks and audiobooks as well as other online services.

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The fiction book discussion group meets each month to carefully analyze the current selection in a warm and welcoming setting. To join one or all monthly meetings, paperback copies of the book are available at the reference desk for $5, or you can borrow a library copy. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by C. Ingleman-Sundberg: Fed up when the new management of their retirement home begins cutting corners, a group of seniors begin a life of white collar crime and plot to carry out a complex, untraceable heist at the National Museum.
 

Click here to request a library copy.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday May 7, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

SISTER ACT

1992    1h 40m

When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Whoopi Goldberg

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Healthy Family Fun Activities with De-Stress and Be Mindful
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

PART OF SCREEN FREE WEEK

Join the educators from the Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn fun family games and activities to get the whole family moving. Discover easy ways to work fun physical activity into your busy daily life. We will also discuss stress management strategies and mindfulness techniques for youth and parents/caregivers. This program is part of the “Healthy Families Series” presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. For ages 5-13 and their families/caregivers. Please register. 

CONTACT:  Lisa Fesmire  518-765-2791  lisa.fesmire@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday May 8, 2020
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Teen Time: Screen-Free Edition
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Take the bus to the Library after school to unwind, play geeky games, or make something. We'll have special offline, IRL activities to celebrate Screen-Free week. Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on the bus is limited; please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday May 11, 2020
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Medicare 101
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
If you are enrolled in Medicare or are soon to be enrolled, you may have questions. Janey Kiffney, a certified Medicare Counselor with New York State's Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) will present a two-part program on Medicare. Please note this is a two-part program and will meet again Monday, May 11th at 10:00 am.
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Maker Monday
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Maker Monday Marches on! This month we are making glass gem magnets.

All ages welcome. Please register.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  Tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Kids' Club After School Program
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Kids' Club children will be visiting the Library for a special after school program just for them. This is a closed program for the Kids' Club children only.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Maker Monday
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Maker Monday Marches on! This month we are making glass gem magnets.

All ages welcome. Please register.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  Tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday May 12, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Toddler Yoga & Music Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Bring your toddler and join us for a fun, creative and playful FREE yoga class that allows the youngest of yogis to use their imaginations as they learn simple yoga poses, playful breathing exercises and relaxation. The class incorporate songs, musical instruments, and games as an introduction to Yoga. Tricia Kandefer is a certified yoga instructor, who specializes in working with young children and families. For toddler ages 22 months through 3-years-old with parent/caregiver. Please register

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday May 14, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

THE GUERNSEY LITERATURE AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

2018    2h 4m

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Jessica Brown, Tom Courtenay

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Selling on Etsy
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

more information to come. 

 

 

This program is funded by an UHLS grant

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday May 15, 2020
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Teen Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Take the bus to the Library after school to unwind, play geeky games, use the laptops, or make something, whether high- or low-tech. Open to students in grade 6 and up. Space on the bus is limited; please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Tween Book Bunch
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Friday, May 15, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

We will discuss the newest graphic novel memoir by Raina Telgemeier, Guts. Already read it? Great – come for snacks, activities and an emoji craft! The Library will be closed except for the book discussion participants and their families. Grades 4 -5, please register at the Information Desk and pick up a copy of the book if you need one.

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach, it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518-765-2791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday May 17, 2020
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Creative Non-Fiction Writing Group
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a writing group in which you will record your family, personal or non-fiction story.  The sessions offer the opportunity for you to share what you are writing with the group and receive a helpful critique of your work. The program will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Limited seats available so please contact the group leader.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
 
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Tea Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

more information to come.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday May 18, 2020
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Board of Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday May 19, 2020
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Kindergarten Visits
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The kindergartners from the Voorheesville Elementary School will be visiting the library for a special program and the children will be receiving their very own library cards!

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Beading Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Beading Workshop

Learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  The library provides tools and offers a variety of beads to choose from, or you are welcome to bring your own supplies and projects along.  Check out our beading books and magazines for inspiration. You may arrive at any time during the workshop that fits your schedule. Adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Kindergarten Visits
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The kindergartners from the Voorheesville Elementary School will be visiting the library for a special program and the children will be receiving their very own library cards!

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM

 

Books and Beyond is our monthly Fiction Book Discussion choice for people who would prefer to attend a morning discussion. New members are always welcome! Join one or all meetings.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules by C. Ingleman-Sundberg: Fed up when the new management of their retirement home begins cutting corners, a group of seniors begin a life of white collar crime and plot to carry out a complex, untraceable heist at the National Museum.
 

Click here to request a copy.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday May 21, 2020
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Kindergarten Visits
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The kindergartners from the Voorheesville Elementary School will be visiting the library for a special program and the children will be receiving their very own library cards!

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

THE BLIND SIDE

2009    2h 9m

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron

 

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Philosophers 101
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM


People with opinions welcome to follow where the conversation leads.  Always seeking talkers.  Very casual.  No homework! (possible email debates)  Drop in or call for info .

CONTACT:  Larry Rapant    Lrapant@nycap.rr.com
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
Saturday May 23, 2020
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Library Closed

In observance of Memorial Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Sunday May 24, 2020
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Library Closed

In observance of Memorial Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Monday May 25, 2020
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Library Closed

In observance of Memorial Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Tuesday May 26, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday May 27, 2020
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Staff Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler    
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Middle School Book Club
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

The Middle School Book Club is held once a month during lunchtime in the C.A. Bouton High School Library.  Open to grades 6 to 8, new members are always welcome.

In May we’ll discuss the Newbery Award winner, Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. Bring your own lunchPlease register at either the school or public library.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: MS/HS Library
Thursday May 28, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT

1995    1h 54m

A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception," and sparks fly anyway.

Michael Douglas, Annette Bening

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Talk&Taste Cookbook Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Go to details page  Easy Mexican Food Favorites by Jennifer Olvera

Calling all Foodies!  This month, we will talk and taste our way through Easy Mexican Food Favorites by Jennifer Olvera.  Get the book, try out the recipes, and (best part!) bring a dish for everyone to sample on discussion night. Books are available to purchase for $5 or you can check out a library copy.  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday May 29, 2020
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Teen Volunteer Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students entering grade 7 and up can earn community service credit for assisting with summer programs at the Library.  Jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger children during programs, and some computer tasks.  Fill out a volunteer form (a link can be found through our online calendar) prior to this mandatory volunteer orientation.  Teens should also bring their summer calendars so they know which dates they are available to volunteer.  For more information, please contact Debbie Sternklar at the library, or email teens@voorpl.org.  Space in the volunteer program is limited, please register for Orientation online by Fri., May 22.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518-765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday May 31, 2020
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The Beatles Let It Be Listening Party
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet up to listen to and talk about your favorite albums! This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of  The Beatles' twelfth and final studio album, Let It Be.

CONTACT:  Sarah Clark  518-765-2791  sarah.clark@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday June 2, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday June 3, 2020
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Device Advice Drop-in
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in technology help is the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11am. We will assist you with your questions about using the library’s digital services. Bring your device and account information with you, and we will show you how to download ebooks and audiobooks as well as other online services.

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

The fiction book discussion group meets each month to carefully analyze the current selection in a warm and welcoming setting. To join one or all monthly meetings, paperback copies of the book are available at the reference desk for $5, or you can borrow a library copy. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned. By the author of Silver Sparrow.

Click here to request a library copy.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday June 4, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

NOW, VOYAGER

1942    1h 57m

A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

Bette Davis

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Voorheesville Village Quilters
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact: Julie-Ann Fortran   765-2837   julieannfortran@gmail.com

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Voorheesville Village Quilters.  Please contact Julie-Ann Fortran if there are any questions.

 

CONTACT:  Julie Ann Fortran  518-765-2837  julieannfortran@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday June 5, 2020
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Kids' Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Details to follow. 

Greetings from Somewhere: Mystery of the Gold Coin by Harper Paris

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday June 7, 2020
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Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mark your calendars as we celebrate the fifth annual Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day! The Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day is a community-wide event that provides families with a safe and fun day of bicycling and family-friendly activities. This year we will have a true bicycle block party complete with music, food, fire trucks, a bounce house, storytime, craft time, a BMX demonstration, balloon sculptures, pony rides and farm animals to pet from Ponies for Hire, and more. There will be special raffle prizes to commemorate the fifth anniversary! All activities will be on a closed bicycle loop (Grove Street and the Rail Trail). Come join the fun.

 

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
Monday June 8, 2020
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Kids' Club After School Program
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Kids' Club children will be visiting the Library for a special after school program just for them. This is a closed program for the Kids' Club children only.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Beading Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hold date - working on lining up an instructor.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday June 9, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Theme based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy.  Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Toddler Yoga & Music Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Bring your toddler and join us for a fun, creative and playful FREE yoga class that allows the youngest of yogis to use their imaginations as they learn simple yoga poses, playful breathing exercises and relaxation. The class incorporate songs, musical instruments, and games as an introduction to Yoga. Tricia Kandefer is a certified yoga instructor, who specializes in working with young children and families. For toddler ages 22 months through 3-years-old with parent/caregiver. Please register

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday June 11, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

1948    2h 13m

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Fermentation of Foods
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This class will include the nutritional benefits of fermented foods including yogurt, sauerkraut, kim chi and kombucha. A lesson on fermentation as a method of home food preservation will include making sauerkraut.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday June 14, 2020
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RAIN DATE Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

RAIN DATE for June 7th event. See June 7th for full details.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
Monday June 15, 2020
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Maker Monday
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Maker Monday June fun will be pine cone firestarters.

All ages welcome. Please register.

CONTACT:  tracey Pause  5187652791  Tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Maker Monday
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Maker Monday June fun with pine cone firestarters.

Same craft at two different times.

All ages welcome. Please register.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  Tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday June 16, 2020
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM

 

Books and Beyond is our monthly Fiction Book Discussion choice for people who would prefer to attend a morning discussion. New members are always welcome! Join one or all meetings.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones:"Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated byforces beyond their control"--
 

Click here to request a copy.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday June 18, 2020
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Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Lisa for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together. Babies and toddlers will enjoy lap bounces, choral book reading and action rhymes and songs all focused on developing skills. For newborns to 30 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little ones newborn - 30 months can enjoy some open playtime with their parents/caregivers and other babies and toddlers in the Library’s large community room. The Library’s wonderful collection of age-appropriate toys will be set up. Play and socialize after the 10:00 Library Tots program or feel free to just come and play during Open Playtime. No registration required. 

If the Voorheesville Schools are closed or delayed by two hours due to weather, all morning youth programs will be cancelled. If school is cancelled, all youth programs for the day are cancelled. Call to check on adult afternoon or evening programs.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

1991    2h 10m

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Philosophers 101
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM


People with opinions welcome to follow where the conversation leads.  Always seeking talkers.  Very casual.  No homework! (possible email debates)  Drop in or call for info .

CONTACT:  Larry Rapant    Lrapant@nycap.rr.com
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
Saturday June 20, 2020
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Decorate Your Graduation Cap!
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

More details to follow.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518-765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday June 21, 2020
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Creative Non-Fiction Writing Group
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a writing group in which you will record your family, personal or non-fiction story.  The sessions offer the opportunity for you to share what you are writing with the group and receive a helpful critique of your work. The program will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Limited seats available so please contact the group leader.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
 
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Decorate Your Graduation Cap!
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518-765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday June 22, 2020
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Board of Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday June 23, 2020
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nimblefingers

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday June 24, 2020
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Staff Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler    
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday June 25, 2020
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

ARGO

2012    2h

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

will be in folder

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Teen Summer Kick-Off Party
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

details to follow

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday June 30, 2020
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Nimblefingers Meet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Bring your projects, socialize, and connect with other crafters.  Share your own special talents or learn a new knitting, crocheting, embroidery or quilting skill.  All crafters are welcome to join the group.

CONTACT:  Julie Stump    reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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SRP Kickoff
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Reserve date. Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday July 1, 2020
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Device Advice Drop-in
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in technology help is the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11am. We will assist you with your questions about using the library’s digital services. Bring your device and account information with you, and we will show you how to download ebooks and audiobooks as well as other online services.

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
 
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Music Together Music & Movement Program
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

More details to follow. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday July 2, 2020
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Voorheesville Village Quilters
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact: Julie-Ann Fortran   765-2837   julieannfortran@gmail.com

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Voorheesville Village Quilters.  Please contact Julie-Ann Fortran if there are any questions.

 

CONTACT:  Julie Ann Fortran  518-765-2837  julieannfortran@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Saturday July 4, 2020
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Library Closed

In observance of Independence Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Monday July 6, 2020 - Friday July 10, 2020
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Once Upon a Time Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Part of SRP. Details to follow. Themed Exploration Week for grades 2-5.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room