Performing their own mix of covers and original country-blues, The Red Haired Strangers have been jamming together for over 20 years. Beginning as a guitar and harmonica duo, the sound of the Red Haired Strangers has been enriched with the addition of fiddle, drums, bass, dobro, and pedal steel guitar. At 7 p.m., on July 9, stop by the Voorheesville Public Library for a relaxing evening. Bring a blanket, your picnic baskets, and enjoy our concert on the lawn. The Friends will provide drinks, fruit, and cookies to share.  

Chickens around

the world

On Monday, July 7, at 2 p.m., children in kindergarten through grade four are invited to come meet some truly unique chickens. Smoke Ridge Farm from Rochester, N.Y. will be paying a special visit to the library, bringing with them chickens from around the world. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind program.

Creativity lab

At 2 p.m., on July 9, tweens grades four through six, are invited to explore chemistry and physics through art. Paint-bomb a banner for the library. Mold a clay creation, then use circuits to light it up, or make it move.  Discover patterns made by different sound waves, and make a lava lamp to keep.  Please register.

Take flight

At 2 p.m., on July 14, children in kindergarten through grade three will be using feathers, paper, balloons, and bubbles to learn about flight. Educator Anita Sanchez will assist children to create their own science experiment to explore the property of things that fly

Mother-daughter

book discussion

Meet local author Rose Kent on July 16, at 6:30 p.m. Join the fun as Kent leads us in a lively discussion of her middle grade novel Rocky Road, a moving story of family, community, and ice cream, which is set in Schenectady. This program is for grades four through seven and their mothers. Please register and pick up a copy of the book. Please bring a potluck dish to share.

How do elephants

brush their teeth?

Find out on July 17 as we learn about the basic science principles of cause and effect and exothermic chemical reactions in a fun and educational hands-on experiment program. This program is for children ages seven through 12 and their parents or caregivers; please register.  Parent or caregiver must assist child.

Donations

The library is now accepting donations. You can drop off your used books, DVDs, and audiobooks at the library during regular business hours.

Gallery artist

Bob Riccardo and Carol Donato, our July artists of the month, are now showing their Fonda photographs in the library gallery. Stop by to enjoy the excitement of Fonda Speedway, without the dirt.

Our display case is filled with summer reading program prize packages. Which one is your favorite?

“Fizz, Boom, Read” is our theme for 2014’s summer reading program at the Voorheesville Public Library. Our programs are free and open to all. Young people who join the summer library program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed. Check our library web site at http://www.voorheesvillelibrary.org/summerreadingfor up-to-date information about our programs, reading lists, and the many ways to discover the treasures of your library.

Sign up now for these summer programs.

Library programs

Here are just a few of the upcoming library programs. Check our website or stop in the library for program times:

— July 9, Tween Creativity Lab; art that bubbles, pops, and glows (grades four to six);

— July 14, Take Flight with Anita Sanchez. Using feathers, paper, balloons, and bubbles you will learn about flight. Create your own science experiment to explore the properties of things that fly (kindergarten through grade three);

— July 16, meet author Rose Kent for a mother-daughter book discussion potluck (grades four to seven);

— July 17, the Elephant’s Toothpaste Experiment. Do elephants brush their teeth and use toothpaste? Learn about the basic science principles of cause and effect in a fun and educational hands-on experiment program. (For ages seven to 12 and their parents or caregivers), please register. Parent or caregiver must assist child; and

— July 21, Music and Movement in the Rainforest with dance instructor Beth Jacobs, who will lead the children on a creative exploration of South American rainforests with a dynamic program that incorporates music, movement, and books  (kindergarten to grade three), please register.

Reading is always a big part of SRP and prizes will be awarded for top readers! The library will be the place to be this summer and you don’t want to miss out.

Summer concert series

Performing their own mix of covers and original country-blues, The Red Haired Strangers have been jamming together for over 20 years. Beginning as a guitar and harmonica duo, the sound of the Red Haired Strangers has been enriched with the addition of fiddle, drums, bass, dobro, and pedal steel guitar. At 7 p.m., on July 9, stop by for a relaxing evening at the library. Bring a blanket or use our chairs and kick back to enjoy a free concert brought to you by the Friends of the Library.

Donations being accepted

Beginning July 1, the library will be accepting donations of used books, DVDs and audiobooks. Please drop your donations at the library during regular business hours.

Gallery artist

Thank you to Rose Larson for sharing her lovely paintings. And thank you to Joe McDonnell for displaying his awesome Hess truck collection. Our July artists, Bob Riccardo and Carol Donato, will be showing their Fonda photographs. Stop by to enjoy the excitement of Fonda Speedway, without the dirt.

Our July display case will be filled with summer reading program prize packages. Which one is your favorite?

“Fizz, Boom, Read” is our theme for 2014. Our programs are free and open to all. Young people who join the summer Voorheesville Public Library program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed. Check our library website for up-to-date information about our programs, reading lists, and the many ways to discover the treasures of your library.

Sign up now for summer programs.

 Here are just a few of the upcoming programs:

— July 1 Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer; kick off the summer with the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages;

— July 7 Chickens around the World Traveling Farm; learn about some interesting chickens from different parts of the world.  For kids in kindergarten to grade four;

— July 9 Tween Creativity Lab; art that bubbles, pops and glows. For kids in grade four to six;

— July 10 Summertots; join Miss Amy for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes and playtime together. This program is for newborns to 36 months;

Reading is always a big part of SRP and prizes will be awarded for top readers. The library will be the place to be this summer and you don’t want to miss out.

Read It Forward

Free copies of the suspenseful adventure The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost have been released in Voorheesville for teens. If you get one, read it, comment on it, and pass it on to another teen. Details are inside the paperbacks. You can also read The Paladin Prophecy on one of the YA Nooks, or in hardcover from the library, or listen to the audiobook. All readers should respond to our quick online survey for a chance to win the second book in the series, Alliance. If you need help passing a copy forward, drop it off at the library.

Come one, come all

Join us for our annual ice cream social on Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. We will say good-bye to the school year and say hello to summer with make your own sundaes, generously donated by Stewarts. We will have book lists for summer reading suggestions, and you can sign up for the Summer Reading Program. NYS Assemblywoman Patricia A. Fahy will be in attendance, so be sure to stop by, have some delicious Stewart’s ice cream and enjoy a lovely evening.

Summer concert series

Save the date. On Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m., stop by for a relaxing evening at the library. Bring a blanket or use our chairs and kick back to enjoy The Red Haired Strangers in a free concert brought to you by the Friends of the Library.

Students entering grade seven and up can earn community service credit for assisting with summer programs at the Voorheesville Public Library. Jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger kids during programs, and some computer tasks. Fill out a volunteer form, available on the teen page of our website, prior to a mandatory orientation at the library at 4 p.m., on Friday, June 13. Teens should also bring their summer calendars so they know which dates they are available to volunteer. For more information, please contact Debbie Sternklar at the library, or e-mail teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Summer reading program

Studies show that elementary aged children who don’t read regularly over the summer vacation lose a portion of their learned skills. This is called the “summer slide”. You can help your kids avoid the summer slide by participating in a summer reading program at the library of your choice. We’re doing the Fizz, Boom, Read program this year, which complements the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum. And it’s a lot of fun! You can register online at voorheesvillelibrary.org. Reading is always a big part of SRP, and prizes will be awarded for top readers. The library is always the summer place to be.

You are cordially invited….

Join us for our annual ice cream social on Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. We will say good-bye to the school year, and say hello to summer with make your own sundaes, generously donated by Stewarts. We will have book lists for summer reading suggestions and you can sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Bring the whole family.

Library e-mail newsletter

If you would like to receive the library e-mail newsletter, you can sign up on the library website. Go to www.voorheesvillelibrary.org and click on the small box labeled newsletter.

Read it forward

Free copies of the suspenseful adventure The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost have been released in Voorheesville for teens. If you get one, read it, comment on it, and pass it on to another teen. Details are inside the paperbacks. You can also read The Paladin Prophecy on one of the YA Nooks, or in hardcover from the library, or listen to the audiobook.  All readers should respond to our quick online survey for a chance to win the second book in the series, Alliance.  If you need help passing a copy forward, drop it off at the library.

What is Google Glass?

Wikipedia describes google glass as “a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD).” Basically, it is a hands-free device, attached to a pair of eyeglasses that allows the user to communicate with the Internet using voice commands. Join Professor Ira Goldstein, on June 17, at 7 p.m., for a demonstration of how it works and what it could mean for you. 

Teens can learn how to keep their laptop or desktop computer running smoothly at the Voorheesville Public Library.  On June 9 at 7:00 p.m., join IT professional John Love as he talks attendees through installing updates, scanning for viruses and keeping data secure.

Movie screening

Please join us at 6:30 p.m., on June 11, for a screening of a 2014 Catskill Mountains Film Festival finalist Art of the Bag: A Speed Bag Story. This feature-length independent documentary follows the history of the speed bag and its ties to the Capital District area. Writer and director Joe Saba is a local filmmaker, photographer, musician and founder of ZazaCast Films. He will be attending the screening and available for questions after the show. Light refreshments will be served.

Community service credit

Students entering grade seven and up can earn community service credit for assisting with summer programs at the library. Jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger kids during programs, and some computer tasks. Fill out a volunteer form, available on the teen page of our website, prior to a mandatory orientation at the library at 4 p.m., on Friday, June 13. Teens should also bring their summer calendars so they know which dates they are available to volunteer. For more information, please contact Debbie Sternklar at the library, or e-mail us at teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Summer reading program

You can now register online at voorheesvillelibrary.org for our Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program. We will explore, observe, measure, compare, and predict through exciting, engaging and educational programs that complement the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Explore topics ranging from chicken farming to dinosaur digs and LEGO building to owl ecology and so much more. Reading is always a big part of SRP and prizes will be awarded for top readers. The library will be the place to be this summer.

You are cordially invited

Join us for our annual ice cream social on Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. We will say good-bye to the school year and say hello to summer with make your own sundaes, generously donated by Stewarts. We will have book lists for summer reading suggestions and you can sign up for the summer reading program. Bring the whole family! 

June artist of the month

The library is proud to welcome artist Rose Lawson, displaying her paint and pen and ink drawings in our hall gallery. Our display case will feature a Hess Truck collection, owned and shared by Joe McDonnell. Please be sure to stop by the library and enjoy these two exhibits. 

Library e-mail newsletter

If you would like to receive the library e-mail newsletter, you can sign up on the library website. Go to www.voorheesvillelibrary.org and click on the small box labeled newsletter. 

 

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