If you will be doing some last minute shopping online at Amazon.com, please consider using the boxed Amazon link on the Voorheesville Public Library website. For every dollar spent using the library link, Amazon will donate a small portion back to the friends of the library.

Six-week writing workshop

Join local author and historian Dennis Sullivan as he guides you on a journey through your own history. This program will be held every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., from Jan. 13 through March 24. The sessions offer the opportunity for you to share what you are writing with the group and receive a helpful critique of your work. Limited seats are available, so please register early.

Now accepting

Humane Society donations

This year the library is collecting donations for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Through Tuesday, Dec. 31, bring in any pet related item (food, leash, treats, etc.). Place them on our donations for pets table display. For a complete list of acceptable items, go to www.mohawkhumane.org/wishlist.html.

Teen movie matinee

On December 22, at 2:00 p.m., you are invited to stop by and watch an aMAZE-ing new video release to start off your vacation. The snacks will be pretty good too. This movie is rated PG-13 and teens in grade seven and up are welcome to drop in.

LEGO events

Stop by at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 29, for the LEGO Junior Maker Event. Come in to make, tinker, build, and explore at the library. Parents and caregivers will join in this creative journey meant to foster creativity and encourage storytelling. This program is for kids in kindergarten through second grade; please register.

At 2 p.m., the tween LEGO Club will be exercising their mad building skills and playing LEGO games on the Wii. Bring one of your mad creations to show off to the other LEGO-maniacs.  This program is for kids in grades three to six, please register. 

Tuesday morning movie

Drop by the library at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 30, to watch How To Train Your Dragon 2. When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. This movie is rated PG. 

Closed for the holidays
The library will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas. 

Children ages pre-kindergarten through grade four, with an adult, are invited to drop in to the Voorheesville Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and enjoy a snack and some holiday cheer while making crafts. Join the fun by putting together our famous gingerbread houses, making some ornaments, and taking part in other holiday activities.

Cookie exchange

Yum Yum… We all want a variety of cookies and treats to put out for holiday visitors, but who has time to make so many different things?  Here comes the library foodies to the rescue. On Sunday, Dec. 14, at  2 p.m., bring three dozen of your finest treats along with a recipe card and we'll have a grand old time. Of course, we’ll have to do some taste tests, but the rest will be boxed up and sent home to share with your family and friends. The library will provide hot chocolate, tea, and coffee and the take home containers.

Holiday shopping on

Amazon

If you will be doing some of your holiday shopping online at Amazon.com, please consider using the boxed Amazon link on the library website. For every dollar spent using the library link, Amazon will donate a small portion back to the friends of the library.

Six-week writing workshop

Join local author and historian Dennis Sullivan as he guides you on a journey through your own history. This program will be held every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., from January 13 through March 24. The sessions offer the opportunity for you to share what you are writing with the group and receive a helpful critique of your work. Limited seats are available, so please register early.

Artist of the month

Please be sure to stroll through the hall gallery and admire Watercolors by Barbara McGeachen. She is a local artist who does watercolors and stained glass originals. Our display case this month is a collection of Nutcrackers, shared by Pat Galvin. If you have a collection that you would be willing to share at the library, please give us a call at 765-2598 and let us know about it.

Now accepting

Humane Society donations

This year the library is collecting donations for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Through Tuesday, Dec. 31, bring in any pet related item (food, leash, treats, etc.). Place them on our donations for pets table display. For a complete list of acceptable items, go to www.mohawkhumane.org/wishlist.html. 

Teens in grades six and up are invited to join us at the Voorheesville Public Library on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m., to make holiday ornaments for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s Annual Holiday Hunger Appeal. We’ll also be making decorations to brighten the tables at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity. Participants will earn two hours of community service credit. Please call or stop by the library to register.

Beginning beaded jewelry

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., you can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Choose from our varied bead options to make something that suits your style.  Once you’ve learned the basics, you can create a holiday gift.  This program is for kids ages 14 and up, please register. There will be a small materials fee.

NYC bus trip

This is the last chance to save your seat on the bus to NYC.  Saturday Dec. 6 is the Friends of the Library’s annual NYC holiday bus trip. Here’s the itinerary: Departure from the Voorheesville Elementary School at 7 a.m.; arrive in Manhattan around 10 a.m.; leave from Bryant Park in Manhattan at 8 p.m.; arrival back in Voorheesville around 11 p.m. For the low, low price of $45 ($40 for FOL members), you can enjoy a day at one of New York's most exciting holiday destinations and support the library at the same time. Check out the fun holiday ideas box link on our website for some tips on great food, fun, and, of course, shopping. Payment in advance is required and paid reservations are only accepted at the library. Check out just a few of the fun things to do in the city at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Save the date

Join local author and historian Dennis Sullivan as he guides you on a journey through your own history. The program will be held every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., from Jan. 13 through March 24. The sessions offer the opportunity for you to share what you are writing with the group and receive a helpful critique of your work.  Limited seats are available, so register early.

Artist of the month

The library is proud to welcome local artist Barbara McGeachen as our December artist of the Month. Please be sure to stroll through the hall gallery and admire her watercolors. Our display case this month will be a collection of Nutcrackers, shared by Pat Galvin. If you have a collection that you would be willing to share at the library, please give us a call at 765-2598 and let us know about it.

Humane Society donations
This year the library is collecting donations for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. From Sunday, Dec. 1 through Tuesday, Dec. 31, bring in any pet related item (food, leash, treats, etc.). Place them on our donations for pets table display. For a complete list of acceptable items, go to www.mohawkhumane.org/wishlist.html

Where does the time go? The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to start getting ready. If you will be doing some of your holiday shopping online at Amazon.com, please consider using the boxed Amazon link on the Voorheesville Public Library’s website. Just click on the link and you will be directed to the Amazon webpage. For every dollar spent using the library link, Amazon will donate a small portion back to the friends of the library.

NYC bus trip

And speaking of the holidays, you are going to want to write this on your calendar.  Saturday Dec. 6 is the Friends of the Library annual NYC holiday bus trip. Here’s the itinerary: Departure from the Voorheesville Elementary School at 7 a.m.; arrive in Manhattan around 10 a.m.; leave from Bryant Park in Manhattan at 8 p.m.; arrival back in Voorheesville around 11 p.m. For the low, low price of $45 ($40 for FOL members), you can enjoy a day at one of New York's most exciting holiday destinations and support the library at the same time. Check out the fun holiday ideas box link on our website for some tips on great food, fun, and, of course, shopping. Payment in advance is required and paid reservations are only accepted at the library.

Afternoon movies

Please join us on Thursday afternoons for an old movie, some fresh popcorn, and great company. Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m., we show a classic movie on the big screen. We’ve got a great group of regulars who enjoy sharing some little known trivia and lots of laughs. Stop by the library and pick up a movie schedule or check online to see what’s playing next.

Holiday hours

The library will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and will re-open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. If you would like to renew an item, you may do so online at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org

Holiday decorations

Teens in grades six and up are invited to join us on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m., to make holiday ornaments for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s Annual Holiday Hunger Appeal. We’ll also be making decorations to brighten the tables at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center. All supplies are provided; just bring your creativity. Participants will earn two-hours of community service credit. Please call or stop by the library to register.

Sign up now

Join local author and historian Dennis Sullivan as he guides you on a journey through your own history. The program will be held every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., from Jan. 13 through March 24. The sessions offer the opportunity for you to share what you are writing with the group and receive a helpful critique of your work.  Limited seats are available, so register early.

Where does the time go? The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to start getting ready. If you will be doing some of your holiday shopping online at Amazon.com, please consider using the boxed Amazon link on the Voorheesville Public Library’s website. Just click on the link and you will be directed to the Amazon webpage. For every dollar spent using the library link, Amazon will donate a small portion back to the friends of the library.

NYC bus trip

And speaking of the holidays, you are going to want to write this on your calendar.  Saturday Dec. 6 is the Friends of the Library annual NYC holiday bus trip. Here’s the itinerary: Departure from the Voorheesville Elementary School at 7 a.m.; arrive in Manhattan around 10 a.m.; leave from Bryant Park in Manhattan at 8 p.m.; arrival back in Voorheesville around 11 p.m. For the low, low price of $45 ($40 for FOL members), you can enjoy a day at one of New York's most exciting holiday destinations and support the library at the same time. Check out the fun holiday ideas box link on our website for some tips on great food, fun, and, of course, shopping. Payment in advance is required and paid reservations are only accepted at the library.

Afternoon movies

Please join us on Thursday afternoons for an old movie, some fresh popcorn, and great company. Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m., we show a classic movie on the big screen. We’ve got a great group of regulars who enjoy sharing some little known trivia and lots of laughs. Stop by the library and pick up a movie schedule or check online to see what’s playing next.

Holiday hours

The library will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and will re-open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. If you would like to renew an item, you may do so online at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org

Holiday decorations

Teens in grades six and up are invited to join us on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m., to make holiday ornaments for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s Annual Holiday Hunger Appeal. We’ll also be making decorations to brighten the tables at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center. All supplies are provided; just bring your creativity. Participants will earn two-hours of community service credit. Please call or stop by the library to register.

Sign up now

Join local author and historian Dennis Sullivan as he guides you on a journey through your own history. The program will be held every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., from Jan. 13 through March 24. The sessions offer the opportunity for you to share what you are writing with the group and receive a helpful critique of your work.  Limited seats are available, so register early.

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