On Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10:15 a.m., bring your children preschool through age 6 to visit the Voorheesville Public Library for a wonderful musical storytime. Mrs. Laiosa will lead children in a happy, busy program that keeps everyone engaged through music, instruments, nursery rhymes, singing and dancing. It all comes together with an art activity at the end. Join in the fun.

Health insurance info

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy Capital District Initiative will be holding private meetings with patrons to discuss health care options available through the Affordable Healthcare Act. Please call the library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Shopping on Amazon.com

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, please remember to start on our library home page, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Click the Amazon box and our Friends of the Library will receive a portion of every dollar spent.

NYC bus trip

Saturday, Dec. 7, is the date for the Friends of the Library bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave from the Voorheesville Elementary School parking lot at 7 a.m. and arrive at Bryant Park in NYC at 10 a.m. For the return trip, we will be leaving NYC at 7 p.m. and arrive back in Voorheesville at 10 p.m.  The FOL bus trips always fill quickly, so stop by the library at your earliest convenience. The price is $35 for members and $40 for non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

Every Other Thursday Night

 Poets

The EOTNP are always looking for new people to join in the fun. Stop by the library on Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. and meet others who share your interest in poetry. For more information, contact Dennis Sullivan at 765-2468.

Saying goodbye to Mrs. Laiosa

Please stop by the library on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., to help us say good-bye to Youth Services Director, Joyce Laiosa.

Mrs. Laiosa has been at the library for 16 years, working in the youth services area. She has been a part of many of our lives, through our children and grandchildren. We will be hosting an open reception in the community room and, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, there will be light refreshments. Please join us.

Veterans Day

The library will be closing at 5 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

November artist of the month

The November artist of the month is Nancy Noble Gardner.  Her fine art photography can be previewed at www.floppypoppy.com.  Please be sure to drop in at the library to view it in person.

The library is now mobile

Find our hours, catalog, calendar, link to downloadable eBooks or check your account easily from your phone or tablet at m.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy Capital District Initiative will be holding private meetings with patrons at the Voorheesville Public Library to discuss health care options. This will include the Healthcare Marketplace, as well as other options that may be available. The representatives from HCDI are trained navigators for the Affordable Healthcare Act and will be able to help you fill out whatever paperwork or online forms needed to register for this new state-based health insurance exchange.

Due to high demand, we are asking that you call ahead to register. Please call the library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Musical story time

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. for a musical story time. This popular program includes music, movement, stories, rhymes and fun activities. Toddlers through kindergarteners with an adult will thoroughly enjoy this age appropriate morning song and dance time.

November artist of the month

The library is delighted to welcome local favorite Nancy Gardner. Gardner’s work can be pre-viewed at floppypoppy.com. Please drop by the library and stroll through the gallery, so you can enjoy her photographs in person!

Mother-daughter book discussion

 On Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., author Kate Messner will join us via Skype for a mother-daughter book discussion of her novel The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. Messner will start with a quick introduction and overview of her books as well as a little about the writing process for The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z with some show and tell of revised pages. Then Messner will open it up to questions. Please prepare one or two questions for the author before the program. This program is recommended for girls in grades 5 to 7 and their mothers. Please register for this program and pick up a copy of the book. Space is limited, so register early.

NYC bus trip

Saturday, Dec. 7 is the date for the Friends of the Library bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave from the Voorheesville Elementary School parking lot at 7 a.m. and arrive at Bryant Park in NYC at 10 a.m. For the return trip, we will be leaving NYC at 7 p.m. and arrive back in Voorheesville at 10 p.m. The price is $35 FOL members or $40 non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

 

On Friday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy Capital District Initiative will be holding private meetings with patrons to discuss health care options. This will include the Healthcare Marketplace, as well as other options that may be available. The representatives from HCDI are trained navigators for the Affordable Healthcare Act and will be able to help you fill out whatever paperwork or online forms are needed to register for this new state-based health insurance exchange.

Due to high demand, we are asking that you call ahead to register. Please call the Voorheesville Public Library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Costumes and stories

The library will be having a special Halloween preschool story time on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 10:15 a.m. Dress up in your favorite costume and stop by for a story, some scary good treats and maybe even a parade through the library. This is a theme-based, multi-age level story time with an emphasis on early literacy. Please register for this special program by calling the library.

Shopping on Amazon.com

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, remember to start on our library home page, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Click the Amazon box and our Friends of the Library will receive a portion of every dollar spent.

Renew overdues online

Overdue items can now be renewed online as long as there is not a reserve list for the items. Any fines that are due will be added to the cardholder’s account.

 NYC bus trip

On Saturday, Dec. 7, is the date for the Friends of the Library bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave from the Voorheesville Elementary School parking lot at 7 a.m. and arrive at Bryant Park in NYC at 10 a.m. For the return trip, we will be leaving NYC at 7 p.m. and arrive back in Voorheesville at 10 p.m.  The FOL bus trips always fill quickly, so stop by the library at your earliest convenience. The price is $35 FOL members and $40 non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

Cooking and book discussion selections

If you like cooking, explore our new Kindle Fire tablet. It’s preloaded with popular cookbooks like Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten, cooking apps like Food Network, and cooking magazines like Cooking Light. Or, if you’re interested in thought-provoking books take a look at our new Kindle Touch featuring books that have been chosen for the library’s book discussion group. The collection also includes some popular classics and audiobooks.

 

On Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy Capital District Initiative will be holding private meetings with patrons to discuss health care options. This will include the Healthcare Marketplace, as well as other options that may be available. The representatives from HCDI are trained navigators for the Affordable Healthcare Act and will be able to help you fill out whatever paperwork or online forms needed to register for this new state-based health insurance exchange.

Due to high demand, we are asking that you call ahead to register. Please call the Voorheesville Public Library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Trans Adirondack route

On Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m., we will be welcoming Erik Schlimmer, hiker and founder of the Trans Adirondack Route. Erik will give a presentation highlighting the history, ecology and preservation of the Adirondack Park, as well as photographs of his personal trek traversing the entire park. His guidebook and maps will also be available, so you can follow his footsteps across the largest park in the United States.

Shopping on Amazon.com

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, please remember to start on our library home page, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Click the Amazon box and our Friends of the Library will receive a portion of every dollar spent.

Renew overdues online

Overdue items can now be renewed online as long as there is not a reserve list for the items. Any fines that are due will be added to the cardholder’s account.

NYC bus trip

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Friends of the Library offer a bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave from the Voorheesville Elementary School parking lot at 7 a.m. and arrive at Bryant Park in NYC at 10 a.m. For the return trip, we will be leaving NYC at 7 p.m. and arrive back in Voorheesville at 10 p.m. The FOL bus trips always fill quickly, so stop by the library at your earliest convenience. The price is $35 for Friends of the Library members and $40 for non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

Hall gallery and display case

Be sure to stop in and admire the works of our October artist of the month, Barbara Meilinger. She has graciously agreed to display her incredible quilt collection. If you love beautiful handiwork, you won’t want to miss this.

Also, if you didn’t have a chance to see the miniatures display by Ivan Lawson, you’re in luck. Ivan has allowed the library to continue his display through October. We have had many visitors who’ve traveled expressly to admire this incredible talent. We are so pleased to be able to extend this exhibit for those who haven’t had a chance to stop by.

Are you a hiking enthusiast? Then the Voorheesville Public Library has 2 upcoming programs that you will nott want to miss!

On Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., the library will be hosting author Alan Via and his dog, Bookah. Alan has led hikes for the Adirondack Mt Club, Catskill 3500 Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Taconic Hiking Club for 35 years. He was Albany ADK's Outings Chair for 14 years and currently an ADK main club committee Chair for 24 years. He's a 'regular' and winter 46er and 35er, Northeast 111 completer and has hiked all over the western and Canadian mountains. He is only one of a small handful of hikers to have hiked all the Adirondack and Catskill 100 highest peak, the latter with his Lab, Bookah, who will be joining us.

The Adirondack Mt Club published Via’s book, The Catskill 67 - A Hiker's Guide to the Catskill 100 Highest Peaks under 3500' in 2012 and the Schenectady Gazette named it one of the top 10 new books of 2012.  The hiking guide has color photos and maps, and Via will be sharing additional photos from the photographers who contributed to the book. He enjoys engaging the audience with stories and tales of his hikes.

 The theme of the presentation is Catskill 100 highest mountains, where they are, and how they are unique. His presentation is an introduction for hikers and other mountain enthusiasts to a range of peaks largely unknown to the public. There will be time for questions and book signing after the program.

For our second hiking program, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m., we will be welcoming Erik Schlimmer, hiker and founder of the Trans-Adirondack Route. Schlimmer designs sustainable trails for federal, state, and private agencies. He will give a presentation highlighting the history, ecology and preservation of the Adirondack Park, as well as photographs of his personal trek traversing the entire park. The Trans-Adirondack Route is 235 miles long and climbs 25,000 vertical feet from end-to-end. It begins in Ellenburg Center, NY, just nine miles from Canada, and ends near the small settlement of Lassellsville, N. Y.  Some highlights of the route include Whiteface Mountain, the Cold River, the Cedar River, Long Lake, Catamount Mountain, and the High Peaks. His guidebook and maps will also be available, so you can follow his footsteps across the largest park in the United States.

Book sale success

The library wanted to send out a big thank you to the entire community.  Our annual fall book sale was a huge success this year, because of  all of the used books, cd’s and dvd’s so generously donated by our neighbors. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who tirelessly worked to sort and box and stack countless items. Also, day after day. And a heartfelt thank you to FOL President, Sherry Burgoon, for her above and beyond efforts that made this the best book sale ever.

Hall gallery

Be sure to stop in and admire the works of our October artist of the month, Barbara Meilinger. She has graciously agreed to display her incredible quilt collection. You will not want to miss it.

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