Find the right college at the right price. On Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Dean Skarlis will outline the steps you need to find the right college for you at the Voorheesville Public Library. The information and handouts you will take home from this presentation will help you begin your college search.

Book party

Are you a fan of Heroes of Olympus? Join us on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., to celebrate the impending release of the final volume of Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus with trivia, activities, and Olympic snacks.  Please register.

Book sale wrap up

It was another great annual fall book sale. Many thanks to the friends of the library volunteers, who sorted media, worked the sale tables, baked treats for the bake sale, and helped set up and take down multiple tents, tables and too many boxes to count. FOL president Sherry Burgoon did a fantastic job, as usual, coordinating all of the above. And a special note of thanks to our young student volunteers. Our community tweens and teens really came through this year, and it was very much appreciated. Speaking of book sales, I’ve heard rumors there may be a surprise book sale this spring. Stay tuned to this column for updates.

Tween LEGO Club

The next meeting of the library Tween LEGO Club is Monday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Join other LEGO-maniacs and enjoy free-building time at the library. Bring a model from home to show off, if you'd like; we have library LEGOs to share and club-member creations will be kept separate. You can also take a turn on the Wii playing LEGO videogames. For kids in grades three to six, please register.

Beginning beaded jewelry

Ages 14 and up, on Oct. 21, 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.  Please register.  There will be a small materials fee.

Disaster preparedness

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., the American Red Cross will present a disaster preparedness program. This session will provide information on types of common disasters, ways to prepare as an individual, family and community member, and what to do when a disaster strikes. Disaster preparedness kits will be provided to participants of the program. Please register.

Halloween family

story time

Preschool children through second grade, please join Miss Amy on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10:15 a.m., for a morning of spooktacular stories, Halloween activities and a costume parade in the library. Come dressed in costume. Please register for this special Halloween celebration.

Halloween candy craze

Tweens are invited for this creativity lab on Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. Make a candy corn catapult, paint with Skittles, explode some Peep Ghosts, and of course, snack too.  This program is for grades four to six, please register.

It’s finally here! Friday, Sept. 19 beginning at 5 p.m., is the book sale preview night for Friends of the Library only at the Voorheesville Public Library. It’s never too late to join the friends group, who sponsor some wonderful library programs, including the book sale. On Saturday, Sept. 20, book sale doors open to the public at 10 a.m. The friends will also be hosting a baked goods sale, so be sure to save some room for a cookie or two.

Sunday, Sept. 21, begins with the Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m., at The Village Animal Clinic, located across the street from the library. Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. There will be water stations all along the route. All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc. For more information or to request a registration form, email staff@thevillageanimalclinic.com or stop in at The Village Animal Clinic and pick up a form at the front desk.

Back at the library, noon opens the buck-a-bag book sale day. Fill your plastic grocery bag with books for only $1. At 12:30 p.m., the fun kicks into high gear with local band Lifeline, a trio of acoustic and electric guitars playing a variety of classic rock and blues with male and female vocals. So, bring your family, stock up on your reading, listening, viewing materials, take your dog for a nice walk around the village, and then relax on the cool lawn while you listen to some local talent. You won’t want to miss this fun family day.

Tween movie night

Join us on Friday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m., as we watch The Fault in our Stars on the extra-large screen in the community room. Piping hot pizza and popcorn will be served.

Find the right college…

At the right price. Dr. Dean Skarlis will outline the steps you need to find the right college for you. The information and handouts you will take home from this presentation will help you begin your college search.

Tween advisory meeting

Students in grades four through six are invited to join the tween advisory board to help shape the tween program development for the library. The board meets a few times a year and discusses what direction the students would like to go in. Movie nights, game nights, maybe a comic-con in Voorheesville? You decide! The next meeting is Friday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m.

Heroes of Olympus

book party

Are you a fan of Heroes of Olympus? Join us on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., to celebrate the impending release of the final volume of Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus with trivia, activities, and Olympic snacks.  Please register.

Display case

Don’t forget to stop by and enjoy the oil paintings of Susie Flansburg and, in the display case, the New York State Nurses have shared a wonderful history of nursing in New York. 

What’s happening at the corner of School Road and Prospect Street? The Voorheesville Public Library and The Village Animal Clinic have planned a fun fall weekend for the whole family.

On Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5 p.m., is the book sale preview night for Friends of the Library only. It’s never too late to join the friends group, who sponsor some wonderful library programs.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, book sale doors open to the public at 10 a.m. The friends will also be hosting a baked goods sale, so be sure to save some room for a cookie or two.

Sunday, Sept. 21, begins with the Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m., at The Village Animal Clinic, located across the street from the library. Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. There will be water stations all along the route.

All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc. For more information or to request a registration form, email staff@thevillageanimalclinic.com or stop in at The Village Animal Clinic and pick up a form at the front desk.

Back at the library, noon opens the buck-a-bag book sale day. Fill your plastic grocery bag with books for only $1. At 12:30 p.m., the fun kicks into high gear with local band Lifeline, a trio of acoustic and electric guitars playing a variety of classic rock and blues with male and female vocals. So, bring your family, stock up on your reading, listening, viewing materials, take your dog for a nice walk around the village, and then relax on the cool lawn while you listen to some local talent. You won’t want to miss this fun family day.

Make a book mark

Beaders, crafters, and all library lovers, we want you. Drop in on Sept. 13, anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., to help us make bookmarks to sell at the FOL book sale from Sept. 19 to 21. We will provide the materials and samples for inspiration. Make two bookmarks for the book sale and you can make one for yourself to keep.  

Wednesday Evening

Poesy Cafe

Join Dennis Sullivan Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m., for an interactive presentation on Allen Ginsberg. Program includes a brief lecture and short video followed by a discussion with questions and answers. Register at the library and pick up a copy of Sullivan’s paper including selected poems by Allen Ginsberg.

Artist of the month

If you haven’t yet stopped in to admire the artistic ability of Susie Flansburg, you really need to take a few minutes to stop by the library and see why Flansberg is a local favorite. Our display case this month is decorated by the New York State Nurses Health Organization. It’s only here until the end of the month, so please don’t miss it.

Tween movie night

Join us on Friday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m., as we watch The Fault in our Stars on the extra-large screen in the community room. Piping hot pizza and popcorn will be served. 

By Lynn Kohler

On Sunday, September 7 at 1:30 pm, everyone is welcome to attend this special free screening of 12 Years a Slave, and lecture given by historical expert Dr. Clifford Brown, Professor of Political Science at Union College. 

Based on the 19th Century slave narrative by Solomon Northup, and 2014 Academy Award Winner, 12 Years a Slave captured the hearts and minds of audiences from around the world. 

After the movie, Dr. Brown will lecture on the life of Solomon Northup, his ties to the local area, and provide details of Northup’s life after he regained his freedom.  There will also be a question and answer session. There will be a break between the movie and lecture at which time refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday Evening

Poesy Cafe

Join Dennis Sullivan Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m., for an interactive presentation on Allen Ginsberg. Program includes a brief lecture and short video followed by a discussion with questions and answers. Register at the library and pick up a copy of Sullivan’s paper including selected poems by Allen Ginsberg.

Book sale

The library and The Village Animal Clinic have planned a fun fall weekend for the whole family. On Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5 p.m. is the book sale preview night for Friends of the Library only. It’s never too late to join the friends group, who sponsor some wonderful library programs.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, book sale doors open to the public at 10 a.m. The friends will also be hosting a baked goods sale, so be sure to save some room for a cookie or two.

On Sunday, Sept. 21 we begin with the Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m. at The Village Animal Clinic, located across the street from the library. Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. There will be water stations all along the route. All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc. For more information or to request a registration form, e-mail staff@thevillageanimalclinic.com or stop in at The Village Animal Clinic and pick up a form at the front desk.

Back at the library, at noon opens the buck-a-bag book sale day. Fill your plastic grocery bag with books for only $1. At 12:30 p.m., the fun kicks into high gear with local band Lifeline, a high energy trio of acoustic and electric guitars playing a variety of classic rock and blues with male and female vocals.

So, bring your family, stock up on your reading, listening, viewing materials, take your dog for a nice walk around the village, and then relax on the cool lawn while you listen to some local talent. You won’t want to miss this fun family day.

Make a book mark

Beaders, crafters, and all library lovers, we want you. Drop in on Sept. 13, anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., to help us make bookmarks to sell at the FOL book sale from Sept. 19 to 21. We will provide the materials and samples for inspiration. Make two bookmarks for the book sale and you can make one for yourself to keep.  

Have you left your summer assignments until nearly the last minute? On Friday Aug. 29, the Voorheesville Public Library is setting aside the community room to hold study hall for you. Teens can drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., for a quiet, air-conditioned space to catch up with your summer work. Snacks will be provided, bring your own water bottle.  

Matinee and lecture

On Sunday, September 7 at 1:30 pm, everyone is welcome to attend this special free screening of 12 Years a Slave, and lecture given by historical expert Dr. Clifford Brown, Professor of Political Science at Union College.  Based on the 19th Century slave narrative by Solomon Northup, and 2014 Academy Award Winner, 12 Years a Slave captured the hearts and minds of audiences from around the world.  After the movie, Dr. Brown will lecture on the life of Solomon Northup, his ties to the local area, and provide details of Northup’s life after he regained his freedom.  There will also be a question and answer session. There will be a break between the movie and lecture at which time refreshments will be served. 

Book sale

Save the date: Friday Sept. 19 beginning at 5 p.m., is sneak preview night for Friends of the Library only. Saturday, Sept. 20, the doors open to the public at 10 a.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 21 the day begins with the Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m., at The Village Animal Clinic, located across the street from the library. Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc., a not-for-profit that helps the animal community. The Sunday book sale buck-a-bag day begins at noon, and at 12:30 p.m. the fun kicks into high gear with local band Lifeline, a classic rock trio. You won’t want to miss a minute.

Holiday hours

In honor of Labor Day, the library will close at 6 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 29, and reopen at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 2. If you have an overdue item, you may use our online catalog at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2. 

 

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