Students needing community service credit can volunteer at the Voorheesville Public Library. Some student volunteer jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger kids during programs, dusting and straightening shelves, removing book labels, sorting/alphabetizing donations and some computer tasks. Give us a call at 765-2791 and ask for Mrs. Sternklar. Bring your school form to the scheduled appointment and we’ll get you started.

Saturday study hall

Do you need a quiet place to work? Need a space for your study group to meet? Come to the library. The community room is open and set up for quiet work on May 2 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals and small groups are welcome or drop in during regular hours.

Mark Twain 100 years later

On Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m., Dave Ehlert, performer and impersonator from Branson, Mo., will be bringing to life the American literary icon, Mark Twain. Twain’s life story will be retold through period costume, impersonation, and his famous quotes with a strong emphasis on the importance of literacy.

Twain is one of America’s greatest authors of the 19th Century and his books are part of American history. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled and educational evening. This program is for middle school through adult ages.

Beginning beaded jewelry

On Tuesday, May 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., you can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Want to move beyond basic bead stringing? We’ll demonstrate wire looping, and then you can give it a try. This program is for adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register and there will be a small materials fee.

Meet the author

Come in on Sunday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m., for a pancake breakfast and meet local author Jean Marotta. She is the author of Momma Jean’s Kitchen, and will be talking about writing, publishing, and cooking. This program is open to all. Please register. 

No gift is more special than one that they make themselves. Children in pre-kindergarten through grade four are invited to drop in to the Voorheesville Public Library on Saturday, April 25, between 10 a.m. and noon, for this program where we’ll make parent, grandparent, and caregiver appreciation crafts. These can be great gifts to give to loved ones on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. No registration is necessary.

The Pillowcase Project

Is your child prepared in case of an emergency or natural disaster? Do you have a family emergency preparedness plan to stay safe?  On Saturday, May 9, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., educators from the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York will discuss fire safety and general emergency preparedness.

The presentation will cover coping skills all children should practice to better deal with emergency situations. Children in grades three through six will receive a pillowcase to decorate that will hold all their emergency supplies. Parents should plan to attend with their child. Please register for this program.

Mark Twain 100 years later

On Thursday, May 7, at 7p.m., Dave Ehlert, performer and impersonator from Branson, Mo., will be bringing to life the American literary icon, Mark Twain. Twain’s life story will be retold through period costume, impersonation, and his famous quotes with a strong emphasis on the importance of literacy.

Twain is one of America’s greatest authors of the 19th Century and his books are part of American history. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled and educational evening. This program is for middle school through adult ages.

Saturday study hall

Do you need a quiet place to work? Need a space for your study group to meet? Come to the library. The community room is open and set up for quiet work on May 2 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals and small groups are welcome or drop in during regular hours.

April displays

There are only a few more days to enjoy award-winning artist of the month, Nancy Noble Gardner. Her work has been featured in “The Washington Post,” “Vineyard Style,” “Cape Cod Life,” and “Odyssey Magazine”.  Please be sure to stop by and stroll through the gallery to enjoy this show.

Our display case is filled with Shirley Temple memorabilia, shared by Rose Lawson. She has collected Shirley Temple items for most of her life and has graciously arranged to display a portion of her collection for our enjoyment.

Join us at the Voorheesville Public Library on Monday, April 6, at 2 p.m., for free-building time and Wii videogames with other Lego-maniacs. Bring a model from home to show off if you’d like. Library Lego pieces and club-member creations will be kept separate. This program is for kids in grades three to six, please register.

“The Giving Tree”

At 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, April 7, Anita Sanchez will provide an educational and fun program that combines nature, recycling, art, and literature. Create your own door decoration from graceful pine boughs and make pinecone animals. Sip pine needle tea as we read Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” and learn about the many gifts of the pine tree.  For students in kindergarten through grade four, please register.

Family story program

What better way to celebrate spring than with books about bunnies? Hop on over to the library on Wednesday, April 8, at 10:15 a.m., for a fun-filled morning of stories, songs, an art activity and a snack. This program is for kids in preschool through grade two, please register.

Movie matinee

On Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m., drop in to watch the new release about an inflatable robot named Baymax and a prodigy, Hiro Hamada. Watch as they team up with a group of friends to become a band of high-tech heros. This film is rated PG and snacks will be served.

Library trustee openings

There is one, four-year term, position and one, five-year term position open on the library’s board of trustees beginning July 1. Petition forms are available now at the library and must be returned by 5 p.m., on  April 20. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the Voorheesville Central School District.

Library closed

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 5, in observance of Easter.

 

On March 30, the online catalog will not be available. We will not be able to request, renew, or check in library items. You will be able to check items out from the Voorheesville Public Library, but only if you bring your library card.

The Right College

at the Right Price

Stop by on March 31, at 6:30 p.m., to hear Dr. Dean Skarlis of The College Advisor of New York. Dr. Skarlis holds a doctorate in educational policy and administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He attended the Harvard University Institute on College Admissions and he has worked as a college administrator and an American College Testing consultant. Dr. Skarlis will outline the steps needed to find the right college for you. Some of the topics he will cover are: The top five factors colleges look for in applicants; strategies to reduce college costs; understanding why “fit” is critical; SAT and ACT strategies; how to make the most of your college visits and how to write the essay. The information and handouts you will take home from this presentation will help you begin your college search. There will be time for questions.

LEGOs

Join us on Monday, April 6, at 2 p.m., for free-building time and Wii videogames with other LEGO-maniacs. Bring a model from home to show off if you’d like. Library LEGO pieces and club-member creations will be kept separate. This program is for kids in grades 3 through 6, please register.

“The Giving Tree”

At 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, April 7, Anita Sanchez will provide an educational and fun program that combines nature, recycling, art, and literature. Create your own door decoration from graceful pine boughs and make pinecone animals. Sip pine needle tea as we read Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” and learn about the many gifts of the pine tree.  For students in kindergarten through grade four, please register.

Family story program

What better way to celebrate spring than with books about bunnies? Hop on over to the library on Wednesday, April 8, at 10:15 a.m., for a fun-filled morning of stories, songs, an art activity and a snack. This program is for kids in preschool through grade two, please register.

Movie matinee

On Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m., drop in to watch the new release about an inflatable robot named Baymax and a prodigy, Hiro Hamada. Watch as they team up with a group of friends to become a band of high-tech heros. This film is rated PG and snacks will be served.

Library trustee openings

There is one, four-year term, position and one, five-year term position open on the library’s board of trustees beginning July 1. Petition forms are available now at the library and must be returned by 5 p.m., on  April 20. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the Voorheesville Central School District.

Library closed

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 5, in observance of Easter.

 

Kids in grades four and up are invited to join Mrs. Sternklar on Sunday, March 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Voorheesville Public Library. You will learn about ecosystems as you create your own tiny landscape inside a container. All supplies will be provided for you to make a terrarium to take home. Please register. 

LEGOs

Come in on this half-day of school to make, tinker, build, and explore at the library. Parents and caregivers will join their kindergartener through second grade student on March 25 in this creative journey meant to foster creativity and encourage storytelling. This program will begin at 2 p.m. Please register. 

The Right College

at the Right Price

Stop by on March 31, at 6:30 p.m., to hear Dr. Dean Skarlis of The College Advisor of New York. Dr. Skarlis holds a doctorate in educational policy and administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He attended the Harvard University Institute on College Admissions and he has worked as a college administrator and an American College Testing consultant. Dr. Skarlis will outline the steps needed to find the right college for you. Some of the topics he will cover are: The top five factors colleges look for in applicants; strategies to reduce college costs; understanding why “fit” is critical; SAT and ACT strategies; how to make the most of your college visits and how to write the essay. The information and handouts you will take home from this presentation will help you begin your college search. There will be time for questions.

Library trustee openings

There is one, four-year term, position and one, five-year term position open on the library’s board of trustees beginning July 1, 2015. Petition forms are available now at the library and must be returned by 5 p.m., on  April 20. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the Voorheesville Central School District.

“The Giving Tree”

At 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, April 7, Anita Sanchez will provide an educational and fun program that combines nature, recycling, art, and literature. Create your own door decoration from graceful pine boughs and make pinecone animals. Sip pine needle tea as we read Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” and learn about the many gifts of the pine tree.  For students in kindergarten through grade four, please register.

Movie matinee

On Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m., drop in to watch the new release about an inflatable robot named Baymax and a prodigy, Hiro Hamada. Watch as they team up with a group of friends to become a band of high-tech heros. This film is rated PG and snacks will be served.

Teens Care

Community Service

Please register for this community service program on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will earn two hours of community service credit while baking biscuits for dogs living in local shelters. This program is intended for grades six and up.

 

 

 

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