By Lynn Kohler

On Sunday, September 7 at 1:30 pm, everyone is welcome to attend this special free screening of 12 Years a Slave, and lecture given by historical expert Dr. Clifford Brown, Professor of Political Science at Union College. 

Based on the 19th Century slave narrative by Solomon Northup, and 2014 Academy Award Winner, 12 Years a Slave captured the hearts and minds of audiences from around the world. 

After the movie, Dr. Brown will lecture on the life of Solomon Northup, his ties to the local area, and provide details of Northup’s life after he regained his freedom.  There will also be a question and answer session. There will be a break between the movie and lecture at which time refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday Evening

Poesy Cafe

Join Dennis Sullivan Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m., for an interactive presentation on Allen Ginsberg. Program includes a brief lecture and short video followed by a discussion with questions and answers. Register at the library and pick up a copy of Sullivan’s paper including selected poems by Allen Ginsberg.

Book sale

The library and The Village Animal Clinic have planned a fun fall weekend for the whole family. On Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5 p.m. is the book sale preview night for Friends of the Library only. It’s never too late to join the friends group, who sponsor some wonderful library programs.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, book sale doors open to the public at 10 a.m. The friends will also be hosting a baked goods sale, so be sure to save some room for a cookie or two.

On Sunday, Sept. 21 we begin with the Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m. at The Village Animal Clinic, located across the street from the library. Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. There will be water stations all along the route. All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc. For more information or to request a registration form, e-mail staff@thevillageanimalclinic.com or stop in at The Village Animal Clinic and pick up a form at the front desk.

Back at the library, at noon opens the buck-a-bag book sale day. Fill your plastic grocery bag with books for only $1. At 12:30 p.m., the fun kicks into high gear with local band Lifeline, a high energy trio of acoustic and electric guitars playing a variety of classic rock and blues with male and female vocals.

So, bring your family, stock up on your reading, listening, viewing materials, take your dog for a nice walk around the village, and then relax on the cool lawn while you listen to some local talent. You won’t want to miss this fun family day.

Make a book mark

Beaders, crafters, and all library lovers, we want you. Drop in on Sept. 13, anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., to help us make bookmarks to sell at the FOL book sale from Sept. 19 to 21. We will provide the materials and samples for inspiration. Make two bookmarks for the book sale and you can make one for yourself to keep.  

Have you left your summer assignments until nearly the last minute? On Friday Aug. 29, the Voorheesville Public Library is setting aside the community room to hold study hall for you. Teens can drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., for a quiet, air-conditioned space to catch up with your summer work. Snacks will be provided, bring your own water bottle.  

Matinee and lecture

On Sunday, September 7 at 1:30 pm, everyone is welcome to attend this special free screening of 12 Years a Slave, and lecture given by historical expert Dr. Clifford Brown, Professor of Political Science at Union College.  Based on the 19th Century slave narrative by Solomon Northup, and 2014 Academy Award Winner, 12 Years a Slave captured the hearts and minds of audiences from around the world.  After the movie, Dr. Brown will lecture on the life of Solomon Northup, his ties to the local area, and provide details of Northup’s life after he regained his freedom.  There will also be a question and answer session. There will be a break between the movie and lecture at which time refreshments will be served. 

Book sale

Save the date: Friday Sept. 19 beginning at 5 p.m., is sneak preview night for Friends of the Library only. Saturday, Sept. 20, the doors open to the public at 10 a.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 21 the day begins with the Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m., at The Village Animal Clinic, located across the street from the library. Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc., a not-for-profit that helps the animal community. The Sunday book sale buck-a-bag day begins at noon, and at 12:30 p.m. the fun kicks into high gear with local band Lifeline, a classic rock trio. You won’t want to miss a minute.

Holiday hours

In honor of Labor Day, the library will close at 6 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 29, and reopen at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 2. If you have an overdue item, you may use our online catalog at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2. 

 

Calling all teens! Have you left your summer assignments until nearly the last minute? Is it time to buckle down and finish up? On Friday Aug. 22 and 29, the Voorheesville Public Library is setting aside the community room to hold study hall for you. Drop in anytime during the day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., for a quiet, air conditioned space to catch up with your summer work. Snacks provided; bring your own water bottle. 

Jim Snack science

or magic?

What better way to end a summer of reading, learning, and fun than with magician Jim Snack? On Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m., Snack will amaze us with his sleight of hand and magical tricks. Top readers and grand prize-winners of the Summer Reading Program will be announced and prizes awarded.

Kitchen science

parent-child program

Why don’t oil and water mix? On Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., children ages seven to 12 and their parent or caregiver will learn why certain liquids don’t mix. Join us in this fun and educational hands-on experiment program presented by the educators at WMHT. Please register. Parent or caregiver must assist child.

Book sale

Save the date: Friday Sept. 19 beginning at 5 p.m., is sneak preview night for Friends of the Library only. Saturday, Sept. 20, the doors open to the public at 10 a.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 21 the day begins with the Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m., at The Village Animal Clinic, located across the street from the library. Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc., a not-for-profit that helps the animal community. The book sale buck-a-bag day begins at noon, and at 12:30 p.m. the fun kicks into high gear with local band Lifeline, a classic rock trio. You won’t want to miss this fun family day.

Matinee and lecture

On Sunday, September 7 at 1:30 pm, everyone is welcome to attend this special free screening of 12 Years a Slave, and lecture given by historical expert Dr. Clifford Brown, Professor of Political Science at Union College.  Based on the 19th Century slave narrative by Solomon Northup, and 2014 Academy Award Winner, 12 Years a Slave captured the hearts and minds of audiences from around the world.  After the movie, Dr. Brown will lecture on the life of Solomon Northup, his ties to the local area, and provide details of Northup’s life after he regained his freedom.  There will also be a question and answer session. There will be a break between the movie and lecture at which time refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday evening

Poesy Cafe
Join Dennis Sullivan on Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m., for an interactive presentation on Allen Ginsberg. Program includes a brief lecture and short video followed by a discussion with questions and answers. Register at the library and pick up a copy of Dennis Sullivan’s paper including selected poems by Allen Ginsberg.
 

By Lynn Kohler

It’s a Sense-ational Exploration.We will use our senses just like scientists to explore and understand the world. Come to an afternoon of experiments and activities on Monday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m., at the Voorheesville Public Library that will have you seeing, tasting, hearing, touching and smelling your way to new discoveries! Intended for children in kindergarten through grade three.

Sewing Catnip toys

Teens in grades seven and up can earn two hours of community service while having fun sewing felt toys for shelter and foster cats. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m., drop by the library, no experience necessary. This is a great project for beginners.  Please register.

Kids movie matinee

 Stop by the library on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m., for The Lego Movie matinee, rated PG. Have a parent post a photo of one of your LEGO creations to the Voorheesville Lego League Facebook page to be part of the pre-movie slide show.  Take home a minifig crayon as a souvenir. 

Free family concert

Bring your lawn blanket on Wednesday, Aug. 20, for a 7 p.m. family concert featuring Mark Shepard’s Drum Song Story: Beyond the Borders, sponsored by the friends of the library. Beyond the Borders is a celebration of cultural collaboration with drums, songs and stories. Starting with the haunting sounds of Overtone Singing from Asia and making stops around the world, this musical program celebrates how cultures come together and influence each other. Rain or shine

Matinee and lecture:

12 Years a Slave

On Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1:30 p.m., everyone is welcome to this special free screening and lecture given by historical expert Dr. Clifford Brown, Professor of Political Science at Union College.  After the movie, Dr. Brown will lecture on the life of Solomon Northup, his ties to the local area, and provide details of Northup’s life after he regained his freedom. There will be a break between the movie and lecture at which time refreshments will be served. 

Fall book sale

Friday Sept. 19, beginning at 5 p.m. is sneak preview night for Friends of the Library only. Saturday, Sept. 20, the doors open to the public at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 begins with the Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m. at The Village Animal Clinic, located across the street from the library. Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc. The book sale buck-a-bag day begins at noon. At 12:30 p.m., the fun kicks into high gear with local band Lifeline, a classic rock trio. You won’t want to miss this fun family day.

It’s a Sense-ational Exploration.We will use our senses just like scientists to explore and understand the world. Come to an afternoon of experiments and activities on Monday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m., at the Voorheesville Public Library that will have you seeing, tasting, hearing, touching and smelling your way to new discoveries! Intended for children in kindergarten through grade three.

Sewing Catnip toys

Teens in grades seven and up can earn two hours of community service while having fun sewing felt toys for shelter and foster cats. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m., drop by the library, no experience necessary. This is a great project for beginners.  Please register.

Kids movie matinee

 Stop by the library on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m., for The Lego Movie matinee, rated PG. Have a parent post a photo of one of your LEGO creations to the Voorheesville Lego League Facebook page to be part of the pre-movie slide show.  Take home a minifig crayon as a souvenir. 

Free family concert

Bring your lawn blanket on Wednesday, Aug. 20, for a 7 p.m. family concert featuring Mark Shepard’s Drum Song Story: Beyond the Borders, sponsored by the friends of the library. Beyond the Borders is a celebration of cultural collaboration with drums, songs and stories. Starting with the haunting sounds of Overtone Singing from Asia and making stops around the world, this musical program celebrates how cultures come together and influence each other. Rain or shine

Matinee and lecture:

12 Years a Slave

On Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1:30 p.m., everyone is welcome to this special free screening and lecture given by historical expert Dr. Clifford Brown, Professor of Political Science at Union College.  After the movie, Dr. Brown will lecture on the life of Solomon Northup, his ties to the local area, and provide details of Northup’s life after he regained his freedom. There will be a break between the movie and lecture at which time refreshments will be served. 

Fall book sale

Friday Sept. 19, beginning at 5 p.m. is sneak preview night for Friends of the Library only. Saturday, Sept. 20, the doors open to the public at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 begins with the Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m. at The Village Animal Clinic, located across the street from the library. Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run. All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to Guilderhaven, Inc. The book sale buck-a-bag day begins at noon. At 12:30 p.m., the fun kicks into high gear with local band Lifeline, a classic rock trio. You won’t want to miss this fun family day.

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