Our photo albums, letters, and paper documents are a vital link to the past. Personal information we create today has the same value. The only difference is that much of it is now digital.

Chances are that you want to keep some digital photos, e-mail and other files so that you — and your family — can look at them in the future. But preserving digital information is a new concept with which most people have little experience.

On Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m., you  are invited to the Voorheesville Public Library to learn some tips to help make your personal “born digital” information last. Registration is suggested.

Coloring book club

Join us on Wednesday, March 16, at 6 p.m., for our adult coloring book club. Each month we will provide different coloring sheets with multiple pages to choose from as well as a large selection of colored pencils, markers, and crayons.

The library community room will provide a welcoming environment with soothing music to help you relax and enjoy some you time. Supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.  Please register.

STEAM story time

On March 19, at 10:15 a.m., children ages 2 through 5 can make a splash and go with the flow, while they are discovering water. Following a short story time, parents and children will explore and play at different stations using hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, building not only their reading skills but also their STEAM skills, too. Stations will include sink and float, PlayDoh boats, and water art.

Tween Lego Club

Students in grades three through seven are invited to enjoy free-building time with other Lego-maniacs on Wednesday, March 23, at 2 p.m. Bring a model from home to show off, if you'd like; library Lego to share and club-member creations will be kept separate.

You can also take a turn on the Wii playing Lego video games, or use the iPad to make your own stop-motion movie.  Registration is suggested.

Lego junior maker event

Students in kindergarten through second grade will appreciate this Lego program on Thursday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. They are encouraged 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. Registration is requested.

Trustee position available

Nominating petitions are available for the position of trustee for the library board to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of Bryan Richmond  The election will be held on Tuesday, May 17, and the candidate elected will serve a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.  Petitions may be obtained in the library and must be returned by 5 p.m., on Monday, April 18, with a minimum of 25 signatures. Candidates must be  qualified voters of the Voorheesville Central School District.

February is still Nimblefingers Month. We all had a lovely time at the Nimblefingers open house on Feb. 9. Visitors packed into the community room to watch demonstrations, speak with fellow crafters, and enjoy the cozy atmosphere and scrumptious snacks created by this group of lovely ladies.

Sherry Burgoon, President of the Friends of the Library, was on hand to draw the winning ticket for the quilt drawing. The hand-made quilt, generously donated to the Friends of the Library by Nimblefingers, was won by Anna Wolfe. Congratulations Anna! Thanks to all who purchased tickets and helped support the FOL. The Nimblefingers display will be up until the end of February, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you only have a few days left to enjoy.

Starting seedlings indoors

Are you interested in growing some of your own fruits and vegetables this summer? The  library is partnering with some local master gardeners to bring you all the information you will need to start and grow your own vegetable garden. The first program in this series is Starting Seedlings Indoors.

Drop in on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m., to learn when to start different kinds of vegetable seeds indoors and about indoor lighting and heating equipment that you can use to start your garden. Explore seeds from the library's seed collection. Roundtable discussion led by Cornell Cooperative Extension Service master gardeners, and local gardener Sharon Miller. Watch for another upcoming program, Planning your Vegetable Garden, coming to the library in April.

From mindless to mindful eating

Join us on March 1, at 6 p.m., for the first in a series of healthy lifestyles programs. Most of us often eat mindlessly, or out of stress or boredom when we aren’t really hungry. Surprisingly, people find they enjoy food more and actually eat better when they pay more attention to the experience of eating. This fun, interactive workshop will get you started, and also provide strategies to reduce mindless eating

Online registration is requested or stop by the library to sign up in person. The library will be hosting a series of programs designed to help you make some healthy choices. Just a few of the upcoming healthy lifestyles programs are: Healthy Habits for a Healthier You; From Garden to Table; and Back to School Lunches.  Watch here for more information, or check our events calendar online.

Personal digital archiving

Our photo albums, letters, and paper documents are a vital link to the past. Personal information we create today has the same value. The only difference is that much of it is now digital. Chances are that you want to keep some digital photos, e-mail and other files so that you and your family can look at them in the future. But preserving digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. On Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m., you are invited to learn some tips to help make your personal digital information last. Registration is requested.

On Friday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m., the Voorheesville Public Library will be showing a current PG film about your favorite despicable sidekicks, who have existed since the beginning of time. They have evolved from single (yellow) cell organisms into the familiar beings we know, and they live for a collective purpose: to seek out and serve the most despicable master they can find. (91 minutes)

Nimblefingers month

The Nimblefingers ladies have done it again, filling the library with dozens and dozens of original, hand-crafted items. The walls are covered, the display case is bursting at the seams, and the hall gallery is filled to capacity. Stop by and see what your neighbors have crafted. While you’re here, be sure to vote for your favorite design in the table-runner challenge. If you are interested in joining the group, everyone is welcome! They meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m., at the library to discuss textile arts, work on projects, get helpful advice from fellow crafters and enjoy some delicious snacks.  

Clifford’s Happy Birthday! story program

How would you like to visit with Clifford and wish him a happy birthday? Well,you can do just that on Feb. 20. Barbara Lukas from WMHT and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be paying a special visit to the library at 10:15 a.m. Come enjoy some Clifford books, watch a Clifford episode, make a Clifford puppet, sing Clifford happy birthday, eat a piece of birthday cake, and take a photo with our special doggie pal, Clifford!  Children ages preschool through grade two and their families should register online or sign up the next time they are at the library.

Starting seedlings indoors

Are you interested in growing some of your own fruits and vegetables this summer? The library is partnering with some local master gardeners to bring you all the information you will need to start and grow your own vegetable garden. The first program in this series is Starting Seedlings Indoors.  Registration is requested for this program on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. You will learn when to start different kinds of vegetable seeds indoors and about indoor lighting and heating equipment that you can use to start your garden. Explore seeds from the library's seed collection. There will be a roundtable discussion led by Cornell Cooperative Extension Service master gardeners and local gardener Sharon Miller. Watch for another upcoming program, Planning your Vegetable Garden, coming to the library in April. 

Healthy lifestyle 

Join us on March 1, at 6 p.m., for the first in a series of healthy lifestyles programs. This fun, interactive workshop will get you started on the path to eating right and provide strategies to reduce mindless eating. Online registration is requested or stop by the library to sign up in person.

February is Nimblefingers month at the Voorheesville Public Library. Whether you do crafts yourself or just have an appreciation for textile arts, join in on Feb. 9, for demonstrations, refreshments and friendship. Come for an afternoon of fun and friendship, from 1 to 3 p.m. Even if you can’t come for the afternoon, be sure to drop in at some point during February to stroll through the gallery and community room to enjoy the wonderful crafts these ladies have displayed for your pleasure. Buy a ticket for the quilt drawing and vote for your favorite design in the table-runner challenge.

Shake, shimmy and dance

Are your little ones experiencing cabin fever? Is it time to get up and move? Why not join us on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10:15 a.m., for a fabulously fun music and movement dance party? We will read a selection of rhythmic books and make our own shakers to use in our dancing celebration. Come show us your best moves! For children ages 2 to 6 and families. Please register online.

Soup night

Bring your favorite soup, soup-friendly side, or dessert to share on Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., and  include a recipe card to display. For inspiration explore our library foodies page on Pinterest or check out one of the library’s cookbooks. Please register online and let us know what kind of dish you are bringing. Take home containers welcome.  

Paper crafternoon

On Saturday, Feb. 13,  from 2 to 4 p.m., come share your obsession with crafting such as collage, artist trading cards, Zentangles, greeting cards (like Valentines), and coloring books. The creative possibilities of paper are limitless.  Teach us something or learn something new yourself. Please register online.

Food pantry donations

Donating year-round to the food pantry is a great way to give locally. The volunteers at the New Scotland food pantry will make sure your donation gets to the people who need it the most.  Canned or dry food, paper products and basic personal items are always appreciated. The library is a convenient drop spot for the NS food pantry and, for the month of January, will be giving away a new Snoopy library card for every two cans of food dropped in the pantry baskets, located next to the computer stations. 

 Junior maker event

Students in kindergarten throug two are invited to come in on Monday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m. 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.  Grades K to 2, please register online.

Bricks and blocks

Get building at 2 p.m.,  on Monday, Feb. 15, with our LEGO bricks and Minecraft blocks. Between bricks and blocks, you can create anything that you can imagine. Students in grades three to seven should register online.

On Friday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 11 p.m., the Voorheesville Public Library has a whole night set aside to do nothing but read.  Bring your bean-bags, camp chairs, or sleeping bags to make yourself at home in the library. Catch up on your favorite series or tackle something new.  Dinner and snacks are provided. The Library will be closed except for participants.  This program is for kids in grades 6 and up, please register online.  

Nimblefingers open house

Whether you do crafts yourself or just have an appreciation for textile arts, join in on Feb. 9, for an afternoon of demonstrations, refreshments, and friendship from 1 to 3 p.m. Even if you can’t come for the afternoon, be sure to drop in at some point during February to stroll through the gallery and community room to enjoy the wonderful crafts these ladies have displayed for your pleasure. Buy a ticket for the quilt drawing and vote for your favorite design in the table runner challenge.

Food pantry donations

The library is a convenient drop spot for the New Scotland food pantry, which helps  provide food, paper products, and basic personal care items to those in need within the town of New Scotland, including the Voorheesville school district. This month the library will be giving away a new Snoopy library card for every two cans of food dropped in the pantry baskets, located next to the computer stations.  

Shake, shimmy and dance

Are your little ones experiencing cabin fever? Is it time to get up and move? Why not join us on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10:15 a.m., for a fabulously fun music and movement dance party? We will read a selection of rhythmic books and make our own shakers to use in our dancing celebration. Come show us your best moves. For children ages 2 to 6 and families. Please register online.

Soup night

Bring your favorite soup, soup-friendly side, or dessert to share on Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. and include a recipe card to display. For inspiration explore our library foodies page on Pinterest or check out one of the library’s cookbooks. Take home containers welcome.  Please register online and let us know what kind of dish you are bringing. 

Paper crafternoon

On Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., come share your obsession with crafting. Collage, artist trading cards, Zentangles, greeting cards (like Valentines!), coloring books -- the creative possibilities of paper are limitless.  Teach us something or learn something new yourself. Please register online.

Collections for display

Do you have a collection that you would be willing to display at the library? If so, we would love to talk to you. Give us a call at 765-2791 or drop in anytime. We are always looking for new and interesting displays.

 

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