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Sunday April 5, 2020
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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED Musical Storytime SPECIAL from Music Together®
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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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CANCELLED - 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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PROGRAM CANCELLED -Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime

This program has been cancelled.

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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CANCELLED - 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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Cancelled - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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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PROGRAM CANCELLED - Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

This program has been cancelled.

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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PROGRAM CANCELLED - Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

This program has been cancelled.

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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CANCELLED - 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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Cancelled - 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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Cancelled - 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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CANCELLED Bunny Hop! Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED Whispering Willow Wild Care Bird Rehabilitation Presentation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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NY Capital District Christian Women's April 15 Luncheon Cancelled

Due to this time of uncertainty with circumstances surrounding the current COVID-19 coronavirus, the Capital District Christian Women's Connection April 15 Luncheon has been cancelled.

CONTACT:  Shirley A Unser  5186507636  shirlunser@msn.com
 
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CANCELLED Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden with Jodie Fitz
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Cancelled - 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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CANCELLED Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Library Tots

This program has been cancelled.

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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CANCELLED Open Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Playtime

This program has been cancelled.

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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED Peer Led Family Book Discussion with Author Skype Visit & Pizza Dinner
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This program has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for a future date. 

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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CANCELLED - 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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Cancelled - 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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Cancelled - 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! Please register.

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

This program has been cancelled, but we hope to reschedule at a later date.

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Sunday April 19, 2020
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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED Healthy Family Vision Boards & Build Your Own Terrarium
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - Staff Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler    
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday April 24, 2020
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Cancelled - 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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Cancelled - 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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CANCELLED Parent Book Discussion of Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This program has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this book discussion and Tom Kersting's presentation at a future date.

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 Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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CANCELLED Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime

This program has been cancelled.

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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CANCELLED - 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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Cancelled - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED - 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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CANCELLED Digitally Distracted with Dr. Thomas Kersting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This program has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for a future date.

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. 

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. 

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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CANCELLED Healthy Family Fun Activities with De-Stress and Be Mindful
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This program has been cancelled. 

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
Wednesday May 13, 2020
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Presenting with Powerpoint
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 and create a simple presentation. Instruction includes creating and editing slides, applying designs and running a slideshow. Registration not required.

CONTACT:    5187652791  reference@voorpl.org
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 LITERARY 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. 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
 
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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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Cooking With Tea
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to learn some methods for cooking with tea. Bring new worlds of flavor to sweet and savory dishes to your home! Please register.

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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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.  Most of these jobs are during the daytime. 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 and times 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
Monday June 1, 2020
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Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friends of the Voorheesville Public Library's Annual Meeting.

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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Blood Drive
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  
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 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
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
Wednesday June 10, 2020
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Career Assistance Resources
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover resources to help build your resume, search job postings, explore career pathways and register for free online training. Resources include Career Cruising, a library database and and SkillUp Capital Region, which is available for free to residents of Rensselaer, Schenectady and Albany Counties.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:    5187652791  reference@voorpl.org
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
 
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Graphic Novel Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We are discussing George Takai's They Called Us Enemy, a graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Please register.

CONTACT:    5187652791  reference@voorpl.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

Drop in over the weekend to personalize your graduation cap using a variety of craft supplies. No registration required.

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

Drop in over the weekend to personalize your graduation cap using a variety of craft supplies. No registration required.

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 Wrecking Ball Party
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate the end of the school year Wimpy Kid style!  Greg Heffley will be here to welcome you for games, activities, and -- in honor of the newest book – a Wrecking Ball!  Take your turn atop one of the pedestals in this interactive inflatable, and try to knock off your three opponents with the wildly swinging wrecking ball.  Students finishing grades 3 – 6 (minimum age is 8). Please register.  

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

Will the odds be in your favor? Tackle Hunger Games-themed challenges, including an inflatable, interactive arena where you will have to knock off your opponents! Read It Forward copies of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be circulating, so you can jump back into the series. Open to students entering grades 7 and up, please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday June 29, 2020
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Imagine Your LEGO Story
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Whatever you can imagine, you can build from bricks! Create a storybook scene, or write about what you’ve built. You can even learn to make a short LEGO movie with the library’s iPads. Grades K-6, please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  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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Summer Kick-off Wondergy LaserScience Show
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Using fog, a dark room, lights and lasers, you will have a blast experiencing how science, art and technology come together to create a captivating laser show! The Laser Science Show presented by Wondergy will be incorporating some serious science wizardry to bring mythical heroes to life. Get ready to be amazed!

This event will be held at the Performing Arts Center at the Clayton A. Bouton High School. No registration required. All ages welcome.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: PAC at MS/HS
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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Fantastical Creature Crafts
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Details to follow. Grades K-6. Register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown   518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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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 - 4:30 PM

Fairies, dragons, unicorns, mythical creatures, oh my! Culturally diverse fairytales and folktales will abound as we explore a variety of stories. We'll be creating fairy gardens, discovering the wonder of story and illustration with author and artist, Sylvia Kantorovitz, building "fantastical" creature adaptations, learning about the Native American Fry Bread, and designing a "Not a Box." 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday July 7, 2020
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Miss Lisa Russo's Musical Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Part of SRP. Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Once Upon a Time Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fairies, dragons, unicorns, mythical creatures, oh my! Culturally diverse fairytales and folktales will abound as we explore a variety of stories. We'll be creating fairy gardens, discovering the wonder of story and illustration with author and artist, Sylvia Kantorovitz, building "fantastical" creature adaptations, learning about the Native American Fry Bread, and designing a "Not a Box." 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday July 8, 2020
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Writing Workshop with Author Barbara Dee
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

details to follow.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: MS/HS Library
 
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Once Upon a Time Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fairies, dragons, unicorns, mythical creatures, oh my! Culturally diverse fairytales and folktales will abound as we explore a variety of stories. We'll be creating fairy gardens, discovering the wonder of story and illustration with author and artist, Sylvia Kantorovitz, building "fantastical" creature adaptations, learning about the Native American Fry Bread, and designing a "Not a Box." 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Family Book Discussion with Author Visit
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Barbara Dee will be visiting the library. We will be reading and discussing her most recent novel Maybe He Just Likes You. More details to follow. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday July 9, 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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Once Upon a Time Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fairies, dragons, unicorns, mythical creatures, oh my! Culturally diverse fairytales and folktales will abound as we explore a variety of stories. We'll be creating fairy gardens, discovering the wonder of story and illustration with author and artist, Sylvia Kantorovitz, building "fantastical" creature adaptations, learning about the Native American Fry Bread, and designing a "Not a Box." 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Holiday in July: Candy Cane Taste Test
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Test your pallet with mystery candy canes! All ages, please register.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday July 10, 2020
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Not a Box!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Part of SRP. Reserved for YS.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Once Upon a Time Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fairies, dragons, unicorns, mythical creatures, oh my! Culturally diverse fairytales and folktales will abound as we explore a variety of stories. We'll be creating fairy gardens, discovering the wonder of story and illustration with author and artist, Sylvia Kantorovitz, building "fantastical" creature adaptations, learning about the Native American Fry Bread, and designing a "Not a Box." 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday July 13, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 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 Jul 13, 2020
10:00 AM OR 7:00 PM

Go to details page  A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky

An exhilarating account of Sapolsky’s twenty-one-year study of a troop of rambunctious baboons in Kenya, A Primate’s Memoir interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about the challenges and pleasures of living in the wilds of the Serengeti—for man and beast alike. Over two decades, Sapolsky survives culinary atrocities, gunpoint encounters, and a surreal kidnapping, while witnessing the encroachment of the tourist mentality on the farthest vestiges of unspoiled Africa. As he conducts unprecedented physiological research on wild primates, he becomes ever more enamored of his subjects—unique and compelling characters in their own right—and he returns to them summer after summer, until tragedy finally prevents him.

By turns hilarious and poignant, A Primate’s Memoir is a magnum opus from one of our foremost science writers.  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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Maker Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Start making! Students will be offered a series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering. Accept the Mad Science educator’s challenge to make your own invention, tackle bridge design with the help of real engineers, try stop-motion moviemaking, and more. Put the pieces of learning together and you’ll be able to capture a story from your imagination in real life. 

Open to students entering grades 5-9. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email teens@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorheesvillelibrary.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 Jul 13, 2020
1:00 PM OR 7:00 PM

Go to details page  A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Live Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky

An exhilarating account of Sapolsky’s twenty-one-year study of a troop of rambunctious baboons in Kenya, A Primate’s Memoir interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about the challenges and pleasures of living in the wilds of the Serengeti—for man and beast alike. Over two decades, Sapolsky survives culinary atrocities, gunpoint encounters, and a surreal kidnapping, while witnessing the encroachment of the tourist mentality on the farthest vestiges of unspoiled Africa. As he conducts unprecedented physiological research on wild primates, he becomes ever more enamored of his subjects—unique and compelling characters in their own right—and he returns to them summer after summer, until tragedy finally prevents him.

By turns hilarious and poignant, A Primate’s Memoir is a magnum opus from one of our foremost science writers.  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  518-765-3791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday July 14, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SRP Summer Storytimes (including Specials). Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Maker Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Start making! Students will be offered a series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering. Accept the Mad Science educator’s challenge to make your own invention, tackle bridge design with the help of real engineers, try stop-motion moviemaking, and more. Put the pieces of learning together and you’ll be able to capture a story from your imagination in real life. 

Open to students entering grades 5-9. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email teens@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@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 July 15, 2020
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Maker Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Start making! Students will be offered a series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering. Accept the Mad Science educator’s challenge to make your own invention, tackle bridge design with the help of real engineers, try stop-motion moviemaking, and more. Put the pieces of learning together and you’ll be able to capture a story from your imagination in real life. 

Open to students entering grades 5-9. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email teens@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday July 16, 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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Maker Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Start making! Students will be offered a series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering. Accept the Mad Science educator’s challenge to make your own invention, tackle bridge design with the help of real engineers, try stop-motion moviemaking, and more. Put the pieces of learning together and you’ll be able to capture a story from your imagination in real life. 

Open to students entering grades 5-9. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email teens@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Craft a Cat Castle
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cat Castles Grades 5+ w/caregiver, adults. Please register.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday July 17, 2020
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Fry Bread: A Native American Family Tradition
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Part of SRP. Reserved for YS.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Maker Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Start making! Students will be offered a series of creative projects that introduce the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering. Accept the Mad Science educator’s challenge to make your own invention, tackle bridge design with the help of real engineers, try stop-motion moviemaking, and more. Put the pieces of learning together and you’ll be able to capture a story from your imagination in real life. 

Open to students entering grades 5-9. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email teens@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday July 20, 2020
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I Spy Quilt Project
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Part of SRP. For grades 7+. Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518-765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday July 21, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SRP Summer Storytimes (including Specials). Details to follow.

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

 

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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I Spy Quilt Project
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Part of SRP. For grades 7+. Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518-765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday July 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Juggling Workshop with the Circus Man
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Part of SRP. Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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One-Man Circus Show
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Part of SRP. Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday July 23, 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
Friday July 24, 2020
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Teen Time

Come to the Library to hang out, play geeky games, or make something! There are laptops, a 3D printer and other tech equipment as well as sewing machines and craft supplies if you want to get creative.  Switch videogames on the big screen, and plenty of snacks. Entering grade 6 and up; please register. 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Saturday July 25, 2020
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Fairytale Family STEAM
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Part of SRP (save date). Details to follow.

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

SRP Summer Storytimes (including Specials). Details to follow.

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

 

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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Camp Halfblood
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

details to follow.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  (518) 765-2791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday July 29, 2020
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Soap Making Class
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Part of SRP. Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday July 30, 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
Friday July 31, 2020
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Dog Man Party
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Part of SRP. Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday August 3, 2020
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Olympics Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 

This summer, the best athletes in the world will be competing at the Olympics in Japan. We will be celebrating all things Olympic! Learn Judo from Olympic caliber judokas from Jason Morris Judo, examine the wonders of 6-legged Olympians, challenge yourself in Fairy Tale Olympic competitions, and experience Greek myths and the fascinating world of ancient Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics. 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

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

Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday August 4, 2020
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SRP Summer Storytimes (including Specials). Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Olympics Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This summer, the best athletes in the world will be competing at the Olympics in Japan. We will be celebrating all things Olympic! Learn Judo from Olympic caliber judokas from Jason Morris Judo, examine the wonders of 6-legged Olympians, challenge yourself in Fairy Tale Olympic competitions, and experience Greek myths and the fascinating world of ancient Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics. 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Wednesday August 5, 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  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Olympics Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This summer, the best athletes in the world will be competing at the Olympics in Japan. We will be celebrating all things Olympic! Learn Judo from Olympic caliber judokas from Jason Morris Judo, examine the wonders of 6-legged Olympians, challenge yourself in Fairy Tale Olympic competitions, and experience Greek myths and the fascinating world of ancient Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics. 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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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 August 6, 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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Olympics Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This summer, the best athletes in the world will be competing at the Olympics in Japan. We will be celebrating all things Olympic! Learn Judo from Olympic caliber judokas from Jason Morris Judo, examine the wonders of 6-legged Olympians, challenge yourself in Fairy Tale Olympic competitions, and experience Greek myths and the fascinating world of ancient Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics. 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.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
Friday August 7, 2020
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Bricks, Bits & Bots
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Part of SRP. Reserved for YS.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Olympics Exploration Week
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This summer, the best athletes in the world will be competing at the Olympics in Japan. We will be celebrating all things Olympic! Learn Judo from Olympic caliber judokas from Jason Morris Judo, examine the wonders of 6-legged Olympians, challenge yourself in Fairy Tale Olympic competitions, and experience Greek myths and the fascinating world of ancient Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics. 

Open to students entering grades 2-5. Each day will be held from 2:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. After care is available until 5:30. Please email kids@voorpl.org to let us know if you will need after care. Participants must attend all five days. 

Registration begins for Voorheesville residents on Monday, April 20Please only register one week per child. Second weeks may be added beginning Monday, April 20, and non-residents may also register. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday August 10, 2020
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Create Your Story
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

details to follow

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

SRP Summer Storytimes (including Specials). Details to follow.

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

 

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
Wednesday August 12, 2020
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday August 13, 2020
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Library Tots with Outdoor Play
10:00 AM - 11:15 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.  

 

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  kids@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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SRP Finale and Ice Cream Social
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Part of SRP. Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday August 17, 2020
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Bar Crawl II: Raising the Bar
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We loved the Bar Crawl Baker Battle so much we're doing it again!

Come in with your best bars and prepare to taste the competition.

Please register

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday August 18, 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
Wednesday August 19, 2020
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Friday August 21, 2020
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Elephant's Toothpaste
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Part of SRP. Reserved for YS.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday August 25, 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
Wednesday August 26, 2020
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Kindergarten Readiness Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

For soon-to-be kindergartners and their parents/caregivers. More details to follow. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday September 1, 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
Thursday September 3, 2020
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

Man On A Tightrope

1953    1h 45m

Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.

Frederic March, Terry Moore

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
Saturday September 5, 2020
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Library Closed

In observance of Labor Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Sunday September 6, 2020
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Library Closed

In observance of Labor Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Monday September 7, 2020
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Library Closed

In observance of Labor Day.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Tuesday September 8, 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
Wednesday September 9, 2020
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday September 10, 2020
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

HUD

1963    1h 52m

Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.

Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Monday September 14, 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 Sep 14, 2020
1:00 PM OR 7:00 PM

Go to details page In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

A remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror. 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 Sep 14, 2020
1:00 PM OR 7:00 PM

Go to details page In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

A remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror. 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 September 15, 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
Wednesday September 16, 2020
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday September 17, 2020
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

The Girl Can't Help It

1956    1h 39m

A gangster hires a down-and-out press agent to make his airheaded girlfriend a singing star.

Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday September 20, 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  765-2791  reference@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: VPL Director's Office
Monday September 21, 2020
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Board of Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday September 22, 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
Wednesday September 23, 2020
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Staff Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler    
LOCATION: Library Community Room
 
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Family Musical Movers
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

More details to follow. Registration limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday September 24, 2020
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
1:30 PM

Mildred Pierce

1945    1h 51m

A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Joan Crawford, Jack Carson

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

Calling all Foodies!  This month, we will talk and taste our way through Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon.  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.

Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.  Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?

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

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Sunday September 27, 2020
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Curtis Mayfield's Curtis 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 Curtis Mayfield's debut album Curtis, which features the classic Move on Up.

CONTACT:  Sarah Clark  518-765-2791  sarah.clark@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Tuesday September 29, 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 grou