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Wednesday October 21, 2020
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM

"Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Thursday October 22, 2020
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Jams and Jellies
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jams & JelliesCANCELLED
On a cold wintry day in the northeast, there is no better way to bring back the golden memories of summer than enjoying a smear of homemade jam on a warm English muffin. The perfect jam or jelly requires a balance of quality fruit at the peak of ripeness, sugar and pectin. If you have always wanted to learn how to make homemade strawberry jam, but were afraid to try, join us to learn the process, step by step.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Saturday October 24, 2020
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Halloween Spooktacular Family Storytime with Mrs. Brown & Miss Lisa
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Halloween SpooktacularJoin Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa to share some not too spooky Halloween fun! We want to see YOU in costume, so we will be visiting you live on Zoom. Get ready for some Halloween happenings! For ages 2-6 with parents/caregivers. Please regsiter to receive the private Zoom email link.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Monday October 26, 2020
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Fall Nail and String Art Take & Make Project
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fall Nail and String Art Take & MakeLocal artist and teacher, Megan Viscio, will be offering a video recorded lesson about how to create a beautiful fall themed art piece to decorate your space just in time for autumn! Participants will learn how to arrange their design on a piece of reclaimed, and beautifully weathered wood, tap in small nails and add color by “drawing” with thread. Each Take & Make Kit will include the materials needed to make one piece of nail and string art. Kits will also include a few templates for each person to choose what fall themed shape they like best. A hammer is required to complete the project.

Take & Make Kits can be picked up at the library during curbside hours starting October 26.

Megan's instructional video will be posted to the library's YouTube channel on 10/26. The link will be posted here as well.

For grade 3 - adult. Young children will require assistance. Please register no later than October 19, so that your kit can be ready for you!

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL You Tube Channel
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Board of Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday October 28, 2020
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Middle School Book Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

"The Girl Who Drank the Moon" by Kelly Barnhill

The Middle School Book Club is sponsored by the Voorheesville Public Library and held in collaboration with the Middle/High School Librarian, Chris Menetti. This school year, meetings will be held online after school and will include activities, games, and author info as well as discussion of the book shared. The club is open to students in grades 6 to 8, new members are always welcome. Titles can be downloaded as ebooks, or borrowed from the library.  Please register to get the meeting invitation.

In October, we’ll read a Newbery Medal winning fantasy featuring a swamp monster, a tiny dragon, and a witch. Learn more by watching the book trailer here. Multiple ebooks and eaudio copies are available to download through Hoopla, or tablet, or borrow a library copy.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Thursday October 29, 2020
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The Gift of Failure: Parent Book Discussion and Workshop with author, Jessica Lahey
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey

Modern parenting is often defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems, which is the key to growth and becoming the best person you can be.

Join us for a live Zoom session with nationally recognized author, teacher, and speaker, Jesica Lahey. Registrants will receive a copy of the book to read prior to the discussion. Please regsiter so that we can make sure that you receive a copy of the book. Arrangements will be made for pick-up. For parents of children ages 0-17. 

This program has been fully funded through the generosity of the Voorheesville Community & School Foundation.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Monday November 2, 2020
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Virtual FOL Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friends of the Voorheesville Pulbic LibraryThe Friends of the Voorheesville Library will meet virtually.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Tuesday November 3, 2020
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Virtual Preschool Storytime - A Visit to The Village Animal Clinic
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual Preschool StorytimeThe first week of November is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. How many of you have adopted a pet from an animal shelter? We will be visiting our community helpers who care for our beloved pets at The Village Animal Clinic in Voorheesville for this week's storytime!  Enjoy a theme-based, multi-age virtual storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa will video record a short storytime with an accompanying art activity. The video link will be posted on the library's website, all of the library's social media platforms, and on the library's YouTube channel.

Families of preschoolers can pick up a TAKE & MAKE BAG at the library each week. The bag will include the storytime thematic art activity of the week and some special items from the Voorheesville Fire Dept. Each week's bags will be at the library from Tuesday-Saturday of that week.

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL You Tube Channel
Wednesday November 4, 2020
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Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
 
Copies will be available in print and digital formats. Virtual program. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Thursday November 5, 2020
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Bead Creative
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bead CreativeThe Beading Workshop is back, but with a grab-n-go format. Kits this month will include Stretch Magic elastic, beads, a tube of E6000 glue, and instructions for the surgeon's knot to make a couple of simple bracelets. For adults and teens in grades 6 and up. Please register and schedule a time to grab your kit at the curbside pickup station. 

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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The Middle Years Parenting Workshop - Session #1
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Middle Years Parenting WorkshopThe Middle Years is a four-part, research-based parenting program that helps parents/caregivers with children from ages 5 – 10 enhance their parenting skills. This program will assist participants, who are experts on their families, in developing a deeper understanding of how their personal and parenting knowledge and behavior affects their children. This program will also include resources and information relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on parenting and children, including strategies to better manage challenges in the current school year for remote, hybrid or in-person learners. Additional topics will include strategies for managing parent and child stress, understanding parenting styles, raising responsible children with positive discipline strategies, and improving family communication and strengthening family relationships.

The sessions will be conducted in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County by Maria Delucia-Evans, a trained parent educator. Parents/caregivers may attend one, two, three, or all four of the workshop sessions. Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

These virtual sessions will be held via Zoom and are for parents/caregivers of children ages 5-10 (kindergarten-5th grade). Your elementary aged children are welcome to attend (virtually) if childcare is a concern. Please register for each session you would like to attend. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to those who register prior to each session.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Monday November 9, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The Last Pirate GhostshipNonfiction Book Discussion

Date / Time:

Monday Nov 9, 2020
7:00 PM

 The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation by Rich Cohen

Albert Hicks was a feared, shadowy figure of the New York underworld in the mid-1800s. Handsome and charismatic, he was known to frequent the dive bars and gin joints of the Five Points, the most dangerous neighborhood in maritime Manhattan. For years, he operated out of the public eye, rambling from crime to crime, working on the water, in ships, sleeping in the nickel-a-night flops, drinking in barrooms where rat-baiting and bear-baiting were great entertainments.

Long fascinated by gangster legends, Rich Cohen tells the story of this notorious underworld figure for the first time, from his humble origins to his incarnation as a demon who terrorized the Five Points and became the gangster most feared by other gangsters, at a time when pirates anchored off of 14th street.   Please register to receive the GoToMeeting virtual meeting link.

Limited copies of the book are available compliments of the Friends of the Library . Library copies will also be available for checkout and downloadable ebook and audiobook versions are on Overdrive.

CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Tuesday November 10, 2020
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Virtual Preschool Storytime - Rhyme Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual Preschool StorytimeA cat sat on a mat. How about that! It's fun to rhyme words. Let's do it together. Enjoy a theme-based, multi-age virtual storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa will video record a short storytime with an accompanying art activity. The video link will be posted on the library's website, all of the library's social media platforms, and on the library's YouTube channel.

Families of preschoolers can pick up a TAKE & MAKE BAG at the library each week. The bag will include the storytime thematic art activity of the week. Each week's bags will be at the library from Tuesday-Saturday of that week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL You Tube Channel
 
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Yoga for Everyone
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Yoga for EveryoneJoin us for a vinyasa yoga class designed to help you gain a stronger sense of body awareness and proper alignment while linking breath and movement. This class is designed for a variety of ages and experience! Tricia Kanderfer is a certified yoga instructor who has years of teaching experience. For ages 11-adult. Please register. The Zoom class link will be sent to those who register prior to the class session.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Library Closing Early
5:00 PM

Closing Early for Veterans DayIn observance of Veterans Day, the Library will close at 5:00 pm.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Thursday November 12, 2020
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Miss Lisa's Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Miss Lisa's Library TotsJoin Miss Lisa for a fun and interactive Zoom live session of Library Tots! Enjoy some special time of book reading, songs, rhymes, lap bounces and action rhymes.  For ages 0-24 months with parent/caregiver. Fun Time Library Tots Activity Bags will be available for those who register for the class. Items included, such as a board book for choral reading and interactive props, will be used during the class. Please register to receive the Zoom link and to pick up the Fun Time Library Tots Actvity Bag (your child's name will be on it) before the session.  

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
 
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The Middle Years Parenting Workshop - Session #2
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Middle Years Parenting WorkshopThe Middle Years is a four-part, research-based parenting program that helps parents/caregivers with children from ages 5 – 10 enhance their parenting skills. This program will assist participants, who are experts on their families, in developing a deeper understanding of how their personal and parenting knowledge and behavior affects their children. This program will also include resources and information relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on parenting and children, including strategies to better manage challenges in the current school year for remote, hybrid or in-person learners. Additional topics will include strategies for managing parent and child stress, understanding parenting styles, raising responsible children with positive discipline strategies, and improving family communication and strengthening family relationships.

The sessions will be conducted in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County by Maria Delucia-Evans, a trained parent educator. Parents/caregivers may attend one, two, three, or all four of the workshop sessions. Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

These virtual sessions will be held via Zoom and are for parents/caregivers of children ages 5-10 (kindergarten-5th grade). Your elementary aged children are welcome to attend (virtually) if childcare is a concern. Please register for each session you would like to attend. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to those who register prior to each session.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Friday November 13, 2020
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Creativity Lab: Drawbots
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Creativity LabBuild a moving robot to explore physics through art! Creativity Lab kits for tweens and teens to create a drawbot can be picked up at the library starting Friday, November 13 at 11:00 am. Kits from Kiwi Co. include instructions, motor, markers, paper and all necessary components. Open to grades 4-8, limited to one kit per family, please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  teens@voorpl.org
Saturday November 14, 2020
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Matt's Musical Movers! Virtual Class
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Musical MoversLooking to spend some time moving to music with your little ones? Music Together Online is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for ages 0-5 and the adults who love them. We strongly believe that 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.
 
Please register for the free live zoom class. Prior to the class, the Zoom link and a suggested list of music-making objects that can easily be gathered from what you have at home will be provided to those who register.
 
For more information about the program, visit www.mattsmusictogether.com
CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Monday November 16, 2020
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Maker Monday for Grown Ups
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Maker Club for grown-ups and pick up one project kit each month. Take home your project and enjoy some unplugged creativity time. November project pick up begins Nov. 16. Please register.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
Tuesday November 17, 2020
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Virtual Preschool Storytime - Button Bonanza!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual Preschool StorytimeButtons, buttons, and more buttons! Buttons help us keep things together. Enjoy a theme-based, multi-age virtual storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa will video record a short storytime with an accompanying art activity. The video link will be posted on the library's website, all of the library's social media platforms, and on the library's YouTube channel.

Families of preschoolers can pick up a TAKE & MAKE BAG at the library each week. The bag will include the storytime thematic art activity of the week. Each week's bags will be at the library from Tuesday-Saturday of that week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL You Tube Channel
Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Books & Beyond
11:00 AM

In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
 
Copies will be available in print and digital formats. Virtual program. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
 
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Staff Training
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Closed for Staff TrainingThe library will be closed for staff training. 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  5187652791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
Thursday November 19, 2020
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Virtual Cookbook Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Talk & Taste- VirtualCalling all Foodies!  This month, we will talk and taste our way through Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection by Martha Stewart.  Get the book, try out the recipes, and join the online meeting to talk about it on discussion night.  A limited number of free copies is available or you can request a library copy.  Call the library to schedule a time for curbside pickup.  Registration required to receive the meeting link.  

 
CONTACT:  Michele Reilly  518-765-2791  michele.reilly@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
 
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The Middle Years Parenting Workshop - Session #3
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Middle Years Parenting WorkshopThe Middle Years is a four-part, research-based parenting program that helps parents/caregivers with children from ages 5 – 10 enhance their parenting skills. This program will assist participants, who are experts on their families, in developing a deeper understanding of how their personal and parenting knowledge and behavior affects their children. This program will also include resources and information relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on parenting and children, including strategies to better manage challenges in the current school year for remote, hybrid or in-person learners. Additional topics will include strategies for managing parent and child stress, understanding parenting styles, raising responsible children with positive discipline strategies, and improving family communication and strengthening family relationships.
 

The sessions will be conducted in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County by Maria Delucia-Evans, a trained parent educator. Parents/caregivers may attend one, two, three, or all four of the workshop sessions. Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

These virtual sessions will be held via Zoom and are for parents/caregivers of children ages 5-10 (kindergarten-5th grade). Your elementary aged children are welcome to attend (virtually) if childcare is a concern. Please register for each session you would like to attend. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to those who register prior to each session.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Monday November 23, 2020
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Middle School Book Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Slider by Pete Hautman

The Middle School Book Club is sponsored by the Voorheesville Public Library and held in collaboration with the Middle/High School Librarian, Chris Menetti. This school year, meetings will be held online after school and will include activities, games, and author info as well as discussion of the book shared. The club is open to students in grades 6 to 8, new members are always welcome. Titles can be downloaded as ebooks, or borrowed from the library.  Please register to get the meeting invitation.

November will have us all focused on food – just like David, who is in training for a competitive eating contest in this fun, quick read. Don’t watch this book trailer when you are hungry! Multiple ebook copies are available to download through the public library’s Overdrive service.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  5187652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Library Closing Early

Closing Early for ThanskgivingIn observance of Thanksgiving, the Library will close at 1:00 pm.

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Thursday November 26, 2020
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Library Closed

Closed for ThanksgivingIn observance of Thanksgiving

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Monday November 30, 2020
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Maker Monday for Grown Ups
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Maker Club for grown-ups and pick up one project kit each month. Take home your project and enjoy some unplugged creativity time. December project pick up begins Nov. 30. Please register.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  518-765-2791
LOCATION: VPL Parking Lot
Tuesday December 1, 2020
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Virtual Preschool Storytime - Backyard Birds
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual Preschool StorytimeBirds are flying and eating just outside our windows. Let's learn more about them and make them a special treat. Enjoy a theme-based, multi-age virtual storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa will video record a short storytime with an accompanying art activity. The video link will be posted on the library's website, all of the library's social media platforms, and on the library's YouTube channel.

Families of preschoolers can pick up a TAKE & MAKE BAG at the library each week. The bag will include the storytime thematic art activity of the week. Each week's bags will be at the library from Tuesday-Saturday of that week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL You Tube Channel
Wednesday December 2, 2020
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Fiction Book Discussion - Virtual Meeting
7:00 PM

One Day in December by Josie Silver 
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic... and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It's Jack, the man from the bus. It would be. What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness  
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause    tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Thursday December 3, 2020
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Eat to Stay Strong
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Eat to Stay StrongWhat are Phytochemicals, antioxidants and superfoods? What do they do, and how do you get them from your food?   Knowing the answers to these questions and how to incorporate foods rich in these nutrients into your regular diet may help you live a longer, healthier life. Please Register

Virtual Zoom Program through Cornell Cooperative Extension. Presented by Karen Roberts Mort

 

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause   518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
 
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The Middle Years Parenting Workshop - Session #4
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Middle Years Parenting WorkshopThe Middle Years is a four-part, research-based parenting program that helps parents/caregivers with children from ages 5 – 10 enhance their parenting skills. This program will assist participants, who are experts on their families, in developing a deeper understanding of how their personal and parenting knowledge and behavior affects their children. This program will also include resources and information relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on parenting and children, including strategies to better manage challenges in the current school year for remote, hybrid or in-person learners. Additional topics will include strategies for managing parent and child stress, understanding parenting styles, raising responsible children with positive discipline strategies, and improving family communication and strengthening family relationships.
 

The sessions will be conducted in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County by Maria Delucia-Evans, a trained parent educator. Parents/caregivers may attend one, two, three, or all four of the workshop sessions. Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

These virtual sessions will be held via Zoom and are for parents/caregivers of children ages 5-10 (kindergarten-5th grade). Your elementary aged children are welcome to attend (virtually) if childcare is a concern. Please register for each session you would like to attend. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to those who register prior to each session.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Friday December 4, 2020
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Creativity Lab: Kaleidoscopes
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Creativity LabLearn about the science of light and mirrors while assembling your own customized kaleidoscope. Kits will be available for curbside pickup. Open to grades 5-9; supplies are limited, registration is required.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 7652791  teens@voorpl.org
Sunday December 6, 2020
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Family Festive Cooking - National Gazpacho Day!
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

National Gazpacho DayInterested in cooking together as a family? Want to make easy and festive recipes with simple ingredients to celebrate National Gazpacho Day? The Voorheesville Public Library has partnered with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County as part of the "Healthy Families" grant. This program is for FAMILIES with children in grade K-8. Cooking supplies (like special spices) will be given to each family that registers. Supplies and space are limited. 

When registering as a FAMILY, please include all names of those who will be attending with the adult's name first and the children's names, separated by a comma, after. For younger children (grades K-3), please make sure that an older sibling or an adult is assisting during the cooking class.

More detailed information about the recipe and shopping list to follow. This class will be held virtually via Zoom.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Tuesday December 8, 2020
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Virtual Preschool Storytime - Holiday Celebration
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual Preschool StorytimeThe holidays are here -- let's shout hooray! Enjoy a theme-based, multi-age virtual storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa will video record a short storytime with an accompanying art activity. The video link will be posted on the library's website, all of the library's social media platforms, and on the library's YouTube channel.

Families of preschoolers can pick up a TAKE & MAKE BAG at the library each week. The bag will include the storytime thematic art activity of the week. Each week's bags will be at the library from Tuesday-Saturday of that week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL You Tube Channel
 
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Yoga for Everyone
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Yoga for EveryoneJoin us for a vinyasa yoga class designed to help you gain a stronger sense of body awareness and proper alignment while linking breath and movement. This class is designed for a variety of ages and experience! Tricia Kanderfer is a certified yoga instructor who has years of teaching experience. For ages 11-adult. Please register. The Zoom class link will be sent to those who register prior to the class session.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Wednesday December 9, 2020
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Bead Creative
11:00 AM

Bead CreativeThe Beading Workshop is back, but with a grab-n-go format. I'm putting together kits to make a beaded mask lanyard in December. This project is for adults and teens ages 16 and up. Please register and remember to grab your kit at the curbside pickup station.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
Thursday December 10, 2020
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Miss Lisa's Library Tots
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Miss Lisa's Library TotsJoin Miss Lisa for a fun and interactive Zoom live session of Library Tots! Enjoy some special time of book reading, songs, rhymes, lap bounces and action rhymes.  For ages 0-24 months with parent/caregiver. Fun Time Library Tots Activity Bags will be available for those who register for the class. Items included, such as a board book for choral reading and interactive props, will be used during the class. Please register to receive the Zoom link and to pick up the Fun Time Library Tots Actvity Bag (your child's name will be on it) before the session.  

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Monday December 14, 2020
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Virtual FOL Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friends of the Voorheesville LibraryThe Friends of the Voorheesville Library will meet virtually.

CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Tuesday December 15, 2020
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Virtual Preschool Storytime - Plenty of Pajamas
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual Preschool StorytimeSometimes you just want to stay in your pajamas all day. Let's wear pajamas while we enjoy stories about animals in their pajamas. Enjoy a theme-based, multi-age virtual storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa will video record a short storytime with an accompanying art activity. The video link will be posted on the library's website, all of the library's social media platforms, and on the library's YouTube channel.

Families of preschoolers can pick up a TAKE & MAKE BAG at the library each week. The bag will include the storytime thematic art activity of the week. Each week's bags will be at the library from Tuesday-Saturday of that week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL You Tube Channel
Wednesday December 16, 2020
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Books & Beyond Book Discussion - Virtual Meeting
11:00 AM
One Day in December by Josie Silver 
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic... and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It's Jack, the man from the bus. It would be. What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness  
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause    tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
 
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Graphic Novel Book Discussion: 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

"7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga"Join us via Zoom to discuss "7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga" by David Robertson on December 16 at 6:30pm. This graphic novel follows a Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to present day. For Edwin, the story of his ancestors from both the distant and recent past must guide him through an uncertain present, to the dawn of a new future. 7 Generations explores the life of Stone, a young Cree warrior, the smallpox epidemic of 1870, the residential school system of the 20th century and its familial legacy. (Description from Hoopladigital.com)

This discussion is for grades 10 and up and is appropriate for families to read and talk about together. It is available to read on Hoopla, SimplyE (get a card through the SimplyE app) and a few copies will be available at the library.

Please register to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Thursday December 17, 2020
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Virtual Ugly Sweater Party
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dress to impress in your holiday worst!  Snowmen, sparkles, sequins, oh my!  Wear your ugly sweater to the ZOOM party!  Make your favorite holiday snack and bring your crafting or your wrapping and spend some time with us!

Once you register please contact the library to set up a time for curbside pick up of your party kit. Lots of goodies and holiday cheer! 

Please register

 
CONTACT:  Tracey Pause  518-765-2791  tracey.pause@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Monday December 21, 2020
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Middle School Book Club: The Parker Inheritance
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

There’s a treasure hunt with cryptic clues for mystery lovers, a tennis match for sports fans, and a link to the past for history buffs in this month’s pick. This school year, meetings will be held online after school and will include activities, games, and author info as well as discussion of the book shared. The club is open to students in grades 6 to 8, new members are always welcome. Paperback copies are available for pickup while supplies last, or you can borrow a library copy or download it. Please register using our online calendar, or through the Middle School Library’s Google Classroom to get the meeting invitation.

 
CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 7652791  teens@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Tuesday December 22, 2020
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Gingerbread Playdough Take & Make Kits
11:00 AM

Gingerbread PlaydoughPick up a kit to stir up some fun! Teen volunteers will assemble and measure the ingredients, families will just need to add water and stir it in a pot on the stovetop. Enjoy patting, rolling, and cutting some pretend gingerbread with your children. Limit of one kit per family, for preschoolers to grade 2. Please register.

CONTACT:  Debbie Sternklar  518 765-2791  debbie.sternklar@voorheesvillelibrary.org
Thursday December 24, 2020
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Library Closed

Closed for the HolidayIn observance of Christmas

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Friday December 25, 2020
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Library Closed

Closed for the HolidayIn observance of Christmas

CONTACT:  Lynn Kohler  765-2791  
Monday December 28, 2020
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We People Winter Take & Make Art Project with Megan Viscio
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We PeopleCreate your own cute and mini “We People” with this Take & Make art kit! Each kit will include supplies needed to assemble, customize and decorate two people. Make one for yourself and share the other with a friend! Turn your person into a zipper pull to decorate your backpack. Bundle them up in a cozy scarf and hat for the chilly weather. Take & Make Kits can be picked up at the library during curbside hours starting December 28. Megan's instructional video will be posted to the library's YouTube channel on 12/28. The link will be posted here as well. For grades 2 - 6. Young children will require assistance. 

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: VPL You Tube Channel
Thursday January 14, 2021
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Facebook Pages for Business
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, January 14 at 7pm to learn how to use Facebook for Business! Learn how to create a free online presence for your business, nonprofit, or organization. We'll explore Facebook's Pages feature, including setup, posting content, and understanding usage statistics. We'll also
discuss Facebook's paid ad features and key social media marketing principles. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Click here for setup instructions. Skill Level: Intermediate. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Thursday January 21, 2021
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Graphic Novel Book Discussion: TBA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join VPL's Graphic Novel Book Discussion, Wednesday January 20 at 6:30pm. Title to be announced. Please register to receive Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Sunday January 24, 2021
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How do Animals Survive Winter? Migration, Adaptation and Hibernation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How do animals survive the harsh winters in the Northeast? Learn about how fish adapt to the unique properties of water to survive the cold weather, how some birds migrate while others brave the winter, and how some animals prepare their bodies to hibernate. 

How Do Animals Survive Winter? is a three-part, science, nature and animal program that helps children develop an understanding of how animals migrate, adapt and/or hibernate to survive the freezing winter environment.

The sessions will be conducted in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and taught by a science and animal educator. Children who register should commit to attending all 3 sessions, because the learning builds each week. For ages 8-12. Registration required. Register on January 24 for ALL 3 Sessions (1/24, 31 and 2/7). 

Educational activity kits will be given to each child that registers, which will include the science lessons and activities for each week. The kits can be picked up at the library curbside before the 1/24/21 class. An email will be sent to registrants when the kits will be available for pick up.

This class will be held virtually via Zoom. The link will be sent to registrants prior to the class.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Thursday January 28, 2021
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Meeting Online: A Primer
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, January 28 at 7pm for Meeting Online: A Primer! From business meetings, to family chats, to presentations, learn how to use free platforms like Google Hangout, GoToMeeting, and Zoom to get together safely and effectively. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Click here for setup instructions. Skill Level: Beginner. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
LOCATION: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
Sunday January 31, 2021
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How do Animals Survive Winter? Migration, Adaptation and Hibernation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How do animals survive the harsh winters in the Northeast? Learn about how fish adapt to the unique properties of water to survive the cold weather, how some birds migrate while others brave the winter, and how some animals prepare their bodies to hibernate. 

How Do Animals Survive Winter? is a three-part, science, nature and animal program that helps children develop an understanding of how animals migrate, adapt and/or hibernate to survive the freezing winter environment.

The sessions will be conducted in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and taught by a science and animal educator. Children who register should commit to attending all 3 sessions, because the learning builds each week. For ages 8-12. Registration required. Register on January 24 for ALL 3 Sessions (1/24, 31 and 2/7). 

Educational activity kits will be given to each child that registers, which will include the science lessons and activities for each week. The kits can be picked up at the library curbside before the 1/24/21 class. An email will be sent to registrants when the kits will be available for pick up.

This class will be held virtually via Zoom. The link will be sent to registrants prior to the class.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Sunday February 7, 2021
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How do Animals Survive Winter? Migration, Adaptation and Hibernation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How do animals survive the harsh winters in the Northeast? Learn about how fish adapt to the unique properties of water to survive the cold weather, how some birds migrate while others brave the winter, and how some animals prepare their bodies to hibernate. 

How Do Animals Survive Winter? is a three-part, science, nature and animal program that helps children develop an understanding of how animals migrate, adapt and/or hibernate to survive the freezing winter environment.

The sessions will be conducted in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and taught by a science and animal educator. Children who register should commit to attending all 3 sessions, because the learning builds each week. For ages 8-12. Registration required. Register on January 24 for ALL 3 Sessions (1/24, 31 and 2/7). 

Educational activity kits will be given to each child that registers, which will include the science lessons and activities for each week. The kits can be picked up at the library curbside before the 1/24/21 class. An email will be sent to registrants when the kits will be available for pick up.

This class will be held virtually via Zoom. The link will be sent to registrants prior to the class.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: ZOOM MEETING
Thursday February 11, 2021
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Introduction to Google Apps Suite
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, February 11 at 7pm for an Introduction to Google Apps Suite! Learn about the free productivity suite known as the Google Apps Suite. In this overview, learn what tools are available free with a Google or Gmail account, how to import and edit documents and files created in other software tools, and best practices for making use of Google's apps. We'll take a short tour of 4 of the most popular tools - Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Click here for setup instructions. Skill Level: Beginner. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
Thursday February 25, 2021
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, February 25 at 7pm to learn how to use Microsoft Excel! Learn how to navigate the Excel interface, enter and format data, perform simple calculations, and create tables to sort data in this beginner's class. On screen demonstrations will illustrate all the techniques and information presented. Then, use the provided practice files, exercises, and handouts to apply learning after class. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Click here for setup instructions. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
Thursday March 11, 2021
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Introduction to Windows 10
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, March 11 at 7pm to learn how to use Windows 10! Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 10 interface, customize your start menu and desktop, navigate with a mouse or touch, access settings, and install apps. Bonus: learn how to stream videos and download digital library content for free using the Overdrive app. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Click here for setup instructions. Skill Level: Beginner. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

 

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
Sunday March 14, 2021
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Musical Concert
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to educate our communities on the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and reflect on the progress made toward improving quality of life for them. Let's celebrate the ability in disability!

Reserved for a musical perfromance by Flame the Band. More details to follow.

CONTACT:  Gail Brown  518-765-2791  gail.brown@voorpl.org
LOCATION: Library Community Room
Thursday March 25, 2021
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Digital Organization Sampler
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, March 25 at 7pm for a Digital Organization Sampler! Take a guided tour of the best apps for getting organized, making deadlines, collaborating on projects, saving time, and maximizing efficiency. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Click here for setup instructions. Skill Level: Beginner. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

 

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
Thursday April 1, 2021
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Introduction to Google Apps Suite
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, April 1 at 7pm for an Introduction to Google Apps Suite! Learn about the free productivity suite known as the Google Apps Suite. In this overview, learn what tools are available free with a Google or Gmail account, how to import and edit documents and files created in other software tools, and best practices for making use of Google's apps. We'll take a short tour of 4 of the most popular tools - Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.  Click here for setup instructions. Skill Level: Beginner. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

 

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
Thursday April 15, 2021
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Facebook Pages for Business
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, April 15 at 7pm to learn how to use Facebook for Business! Learn how to create a free online presence for your business, nonprofit, or organization. We'll explore Facebook's Pages feature, including setup, posting content, and understanding usage statistics. We'll also
discuss Facebook's paid ad features and key social media marketing principles. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Click here for setup instructions. Skill Level: Intermediate. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

 

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
Thursday April 29, 2021
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Email Marketing with Mailchimp
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, April 29 at 7pm to learn how to use Mailchimp for Email Marketing! Learn how to create email marketing campaigns for your business, organization, or cause with a free MailChimp account! You’ll learn how to create simple email campaigns, track your open rates, and generate a mailing list signup form for your website or Facebook Page. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Click here for setup instructions. Skill Level: Intermediate. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

 

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
Thursday May 13, 2021
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, May 13 at 7pm for an Introduction to Microsoft Excel! Learn how to navigate the Excel interface, enter and format data, perform simple calculations, and create tables to sort data in this beginner's class. On screen demonstrations will illustrate all the techniques and information presented. Then, use the provided practice files, exercises, and handouts to apply learning after class. Click here for setup instructions. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

 

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
Saturday May 15, 2021
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GODZILLA FEST
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday May 27, 2021
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Introduction to Windows 10
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, May 27 at 7pm for an Introduction to Windows 10! Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 10 interface, customize your start menu and desktop, navigate with a mouse or touch, access settings, and install apps. Bonus: learn how to stream videos and download digital library content for free using the Overdrive app. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.  Click here for setup instructions. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

 

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org
Thursday June 10, 2021
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Survey Says! Polling, Quizzing, Signups and more with Google Forms
7:00 PM

Join trainer Nate Heyer on Thursday, June 10 at 7pm for an Introduction to Google Forms! Learn how to use the free Google Forms and Sheets tools to create interactive quizzes, polls, sign ups, and surveys, and explore the results. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.  Click here for setup instructions. This class is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register using this form.

 

 

CONTACT:  Colleen Ellithorpe  5187652791  colleen.ellithorpe@voorpl.org

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