It is that time of the year again. The Friends of the Library annual fall book sale is right around the corner. Save the following dates: Friday, Sept. 20, 5 to 8:30 p.m., for the members only preview sale. Remember a one-year individual FOL membership can be purchased at the door for the low cost of $10; Saturday, Sept. 21, is the public book sale; and Sunday, Sept. 22, is the buck-a-bag sale, please bring your own bags. We are still accepting book and DVD donations for the sale. The donations can be dropped off at the Voorheesville Public Library during regular summer hours.

New on our website

Be sure to spend some time looking through our three new online subscriptions, available to library cardholders.  You can now access Consumer Reports free online.  Find expert ratings and buying advice from this respected source on our research page. Also new is eSequels, a service that allows you to search for the latest title by your favorite author, find books by character, location or subject, or find the list of titles in a series. Very helpful for finding the next book with your favorite character! The third new subscription is TumbleBookLibrary, an online collection of talking eBooks for young children. It makes reading fun.

Library displays

The next time you are visiting the library, be sure to stroll the hall art gallery to admire the oil paintings of local artist Susie Flansburg, the library’s September Artist of the Month. Our display case is exhibiting a miniatures collection shared by Rose Lawson. It is sure to please all ages!

Gadgets and Gizmos:101

Do you know what an iPad is? A Tablet? On Thursday, Sept. 26, from noon to 1 p.m., you can see an overview of everyday electronic devices and their uses. This workshop is for people with little or no prior computer knowledge who wish to learn the basics. Light refreshments will be served.

Be sure to spend some time looking through our two new online subscriptions, available to Voorheesville Public Library cardholders.  You can now access eSequels, a service that allows you to search for the latest title by your favorite author, find books by character, location or subject, or find the list of titles in a series. This is very helpful for finding the next book with your favorite character. The second new subscription is TumbleBookLibrary, an online collection of talking eBooks for young children. It makes reading fun.

Thursday afternoon movies

From Sept. 5 through Oct. 31, we will be showing a new classic movie every Thursday afternoon, at 1:30 p.m. Movie listings can be found in the Bookworm or online at the library website. The movie for Sept. 5 is Charade, starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Walter Matthau.

Apple picking time

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10:15 a.m., stories, fingerplays, refreshments and apple prints are all part of a fun story time at the library. This program is for preschoolers through grade 2.

Starlab

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 11a.m., Dudley Observatory’s Starlab brings astronomy alive.  Starlab is a portable planetarium. All it needs is enthusiastic sky-gazers to enjoy the 3-D experience of this interactive planetarium program. Space inside the Starlab is limited, so please register early. This program is for kids in kindergarten through grade 4.

Artist of the month

The next time you are visiting the library, be sure to stroll the hall art gallery to admire the oil paintings of local artist Susie Flansburg, the September artist of the month. Flansburg has been a Voorheesville resident since 1952. She started painting later in life and credits her accomplishments as an artist to her mentors and friends, Louis Pelky and Ruth Cawley. Our September display case is filled with miniatures, shared by Rose Lawson. With every visit, you’ll notice something new.

Fall book sale

It is that time of the year again. The Friends of the Library’s annual fall book sale is right around the corner. The sale starts onFriday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for the members only preview sale. A one year individual FOL membership can be purchased at the door for the low cost of $10. Then on Saturday, Sept. 21, the public book sale will take place. Finally, on Sunday, Sept. 22, we will have the Buck-A-Bag Sale (byo bags).

We are still accepting book and dvd donations for the sale. They can be dropped off at the library during regular summer hours.

On Monday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m., join in for an evening of educational fun as Jeff Boyer explains “green” energy sources of the future.

The 2013 Summer Reading Program ends with the announcement of grand-prize winners and distribution of prizes to top readers in each age category.

Starlab

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 11:00 a.m., Starlab brings astronomy alive!

The Dudley Observatory Starlab is a portable planetarium. All it needs is enthusiastic sky-gazers to enjoy the 3-D experience of this interactive planetarium program. Space inside the Starlab is limited, so please register early.

The program is for children in kindergarten through fourth grades.

Museum passes

Are your kids bored yet? Borrow one of our museum passes and take them on a road trip.

Drive over to Hancock Shaker Village or check out the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The Berkshire Botannical Gardens are always lovely and the Bennington Museum is a fun day trip.

Check out our website for a complete list of passes.

August Artist of the Month

This is the last week to enjoy works by our August Artist of the Month, Diane Wozniak.

The library is pleased to display some of this well-known and much-loved area artist’s outstanding artwork. She enjoys painting watercolor scenes of Voorheesville and often has them made into note cards and matted prints to sell.

Since she grew up in Voorheesville, many of the scenes are near and dear to her heart.

Book sale

It is that time of the year again. The Friends of the Library Annual Fall Book Sale is right around the corner.

Save the dates — Friday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. is the members-only preview sale. (A one-year individual FOL membership can be purchased at the door for the low cost of $10.) Saturday, Sept. 21, is the Book Sale, and Sunday, Sept. 22, is the Buck-A-Bag Sale (bring your own bags).

We are still accepting book and DVD donations for the sale. They can be dropped off at the library during regular summer hours.

On Monday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 p.m., enjoy the magical animated adventure James and the Giant Peach rated PG based on a terrific children’s book written by Roald Dahl at the Voorheesville Public Library. James and the Giant Peach tells the story of a young boy’s journey and his unforeseen encounters with human-sized insects and a juicy, giant peach.

Body image workshop

Attention girls grades 7 and up, on Thursday, Aug, 22, at 6 p.m., join us for this important workshop. Media messages tell girls what the perfect body is, but reality is that everyone is different. Diane Blinn, clinical social worker and Pat Barber, manager and personal trainer at Gold’s Gym will help girls accept their bodies the way they are and promote the idea that true beauty comes from inside. Nutritious snacks will be served. Moms are welcome.

Sustainable energy show

On Monday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m., join in for an evening of educational fun as Jeff Boyer explains green energy sources of the future.  The 2013 Summer Reading Program ends with the announcement of grand prize winners and distribution of prizes to top readers in each age category.

Together at Twilight Finale

Come enjoy the music at the library for our final 2013 Together at Twilight concert on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. The Katsura Band is a four piece group of professional musicians who deliver generations of music styles from rock to alternative,  folk and rock/pop, as well as their own original songs. This program will be presented rain or shine.

Book sale

In anticipation of our annual fall book sale, scheduled for Sept. 20 through 22, the library is now accepting book and dvd donations.

Museum passes

Are your kids bored? Borrow one of our museum passes and take them on a road trip. Drive over to Hancock Shaker Village or check out the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The Berkshire Botannical Gardens are always lovely and the Bennington Museum is a fun day trip. Check out our website for a complete list of passes. 

On Monday, Aug. 12, at 1:30 p.m., enjoy The Phantom Tollbooth rated G at the Voorheesville Public Library; ride with Milo into a world that combines enchantment with visual joy.

Then on Monday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 p.m., enjoy this magical animated adventure, James and the Giant Peach rated PG based on a terrific children’s book written by Roald Dahl. James and the Giant Peach tells the story of a young boys journey and his unforeseen encounters with human-sized insects and a juicy, giant peach.

Body image workshop

Attention girls grades 7 and up, on Thursday, Aug, 22, at 6 p.m., join us for this important workshop. Media messages tell girls what the perfect body is, but reality is that everyone is different. Diane Blinn, clinical social worker and Pat Barber, manager and prsonal trainer at Gold’s Gym will help girls accept their bodies the way they are and promote the idea that true beauty comes from inside. Nutritious snacks will be served. Moms are welcome.

Concert

Come enjoy the atmosphere at 6:30 p.m,. on Aug. 14, when Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers takes the stage at the library for the 3rd concert in our Together at Twilight series. This program will happen rain or shine.

Book sale

In anticipation of our annual fall book sale, scheduled for Sept. 20 through 22, the library is now accepting book and dvd donations. 

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