I think we can all agree that it has been a long and cold winter. On Saturday, April 5, at 10:15 a.m., join Miss Amy as she shares stories about warmer days, budding flowers, and all the things that spring brings at Voorheesville Public Library’s story time.

Beaded jewelry

Are you 14 or older? Looking for something fun to do? Why not stop in the library on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for a beaded jewelry program. You can learn some basic beading techniques to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. There will be a small fee of up to $3 for materials and you should call ahead at 765-2791, to register. 

Spring bus trip

On Saturday, May 3, enjoy a lovely spring day in Boston and support the library at the same time.  Depart from Voorheesville Elementary School Parking Lot at 7 a.m., and arrive at the New England Aquarium around 10 a.m. Depart from the New England Aquarium 7 p.m., and arrive back at the Elementary School Parking Lot at 10 p.m. The cost of the bus is $40 for Friends’ members, and $45 for non-members. Paid reservations are accepted at the circulation desk, with payment in advance required. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org or call 765-2791 and ask for Gail Brown. And yes there is complimentary WiFi on the bus. 

Elder care

Are you coming up at that place in your life where you are, or are going to be, responsible for an elderly relative or friend? If so, please join us on Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Albany Law students in conjunction with the Elder Law Project will be giving a presentation and answering questions on topics such as Medicaid, advance directive documents, and estate planning. If you have questions and need answers, please stop by.

Egg-cellent Adventures

Do you crack up at eggs-tra special stories?  Giggle yourself silly at funny yokes? On  Tuesday, April 15, at 10:15 a.m., you can eggs-plore the many answers to the question, which came first, the chicken or the egg.  Turn your funny side up at this egg-ceptionally egg-citing story time.  Please pre-register for this special kindergarten through second grade story time, or we’ll really have to scramble for supplies.  

Pet care and responsibility

Spring is the time for puppies and kittens! One Wednesday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m., the Animal Protective Foundation will be visiting the library to teach young people about responsible pet care and ownership. The program will include an interactive lesson, an animal-themed craft and some special four-legged visitors. This program is intended for grades three through five, but all are welcome. Please register and bring a donation of paper towels and/or canned dog and cat food for the APF.

Last Chance

If you haven’t stopped by to enjoy our hallway and display case this month, please do so before they are gone. Our hallway has the civil war and barn quilt display, put together by John Elberfeld and Jane McLean. Our display case is filled with the most adorable frog collection, shared by Maeve Owens. 

 

Kids in grade three through six, come celebrate the release of the newest Muppet film by crafting your own lovable muppet puppet. On March 22, at 2 p.m., you can add teeth, nose, eyes, horns, hair or whatever to your moveable puppet at the Voorheesville Public Library. Unique or look-a-like, the puppet is yours to take home.

Cookbook potluck

On Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m., you can share your passion for cooking. The library will be hosting a Cookbook Potluck and you are invited. Do you have an old family recipe that everyone raves about? A go-to casserole you’ve come to rely on? Whatever your forte, please come and share it with us. Prepare a favorite recipe, write up a few recipe cards or just make copies at the library, and bring it all to the potluck luncheon. Registration is requested for this delectable afternoon

The Bookworm

Beginning in June, the Bookworm will be posted at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. If you don’t have Internet access, just give us a call at 765-2791, ask for Lynn and we will put you on the mailing list. 

Spring bus trip

On Saturday, May 3, enjoy a lovely spring day in Boston and support the library at the same time.  Depart from Voorheesville Elementary School Parking Lot at 7 a.m., and arrive at the New England Aquarium around 10 a.m. Depart from the New England Aquarium 7 p.m., and arrive back at the Elementary School Parking Lot at 10 p.m. The cost of the bus is $40 for Friends’ members, and $45 for non-members. Paid reservations are accepted at the circulation desk, with payment in advance required. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org or call 765-2791 and ask for Gail Brown. And yes there is complimentary WiFi on the bus. 

Beaded jewelry

Are you 14 or older? Looking for something fun to do? Why not stop in the library on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for a beaded jewelry program. You can learn some basic beading techniques to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. There will be a small fee of up to $3 for materials and you should call ahead at 765-2791, to register. 

Welcome spring family story time

I think we can all agree that it has been a long and cold winter!  On Saturday, April 5, at 10:15 a.m., join Miss Amy as she shares stories about warmer days, budding flowers, and all the things that spring brings.

A special musical story time will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 10:15 a.m., at the Voorheesville Public Library for toddlers through kindergartners with an adult. Featuring music and movement, stories, rhymes, and fun activities it is a fast-paced program led by Mrs. Laiosa. 

Gallery exhibit

Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s Battle of Cold Harbor, the library will be hosting an exhibit, on loan from the Knox Historical Society, honoring Knox Officer Lt. Michael Henry Barckley. 

In conjunction with the Civil War display, the library will be hosting artists John Elberfeld and Jane McLean. John and Jane are two of the driving forces behind the Heldeberg Quilt Barn Trail (HQBT) we’ve all been hearing so much about.  If you’ve ever wondered what those big square quilt designs on the sides of barns and houses are, then you really must visit the library and find out. John and Jane will be displaying some Civil War era patterns, as well as some of their other designs, which decorate many area buildings. They will be hosting an open house on Sunday, March 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please be sure to stop by, visit with your hosts and enjoy their art. Who knows, there may even be a Civil War re-enactor dropping by.

Tween Creativity Lab

Kids grade three through six, come celebrate the release of the newest Muppet film by crafting your own lovable Muppet puppet. On March 22, at 2 p.m., you can add teeth, nose, eyes, horns, hair or whatever to your moveable puppet. Unique or look-a-like, the puppet is yours to take home.

Cookbook potluck

On Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m., you can share your passion for cooking. The library will be hosting a Cookbook Potluck and you are invited. Do you have an old family recipe that everyone raves about? A go-to casserole you’ve come to rely on? Whatever your forte, please come and share it with us. Prepare a favorite recipe, write up a few recipe cards or just make copies at the library, and bring it all to the potluck luncheon. Registration is requested for this delectable afternoon.

Spring bus trip

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a bus trip to Boston on Saturday, May 3. The cost is $40 for friends’ members and $45 for non-members. These trips fill quickly, so stop in the library and sign up now. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

The Bookworm

Beginning in June, the Bookworm will be posted at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. If you don’t have Internet access, just give us a call at 765-2791, ask for Lynn and we will put you on the mailing list. 

“Big shout out to the all of the people who dropped in at the Voorheesville Public Library for the read-in; a great time was had by all and we will be having another one soon. Watch here for dates and times.”

Gallery exhibit

Beginning March 8 and running through the end of April, the library is proud to present a very special gallery exhibit. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s Battle of Cold Harbor, the library will be hosting an exhibit, on loan from the Knox Historical Society, honoring Knox Officer Lt. Michael Henry Barckley. 

In conjunction with the Civil War display, the library will be hosting artists John Elberfeld and Jane McLean. John and Jane are two of the driving forces behind the Heldeberg Quilt Barn Trail (HQBT) we’ve all been hearing so much about.  If you’ve ever wondered what those big square quilt designs on the sides of barns and houses are, then you really must visit the library and find out. John and Jane will be displaying some Civil War era patterns, as well as some of their other designs, which decorate many area buildings. They will be hosting an open house on Sunday, March 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please be sure to stop by, visit with your hosts and enjoy their art. Who knows, there may even be a Civil War re-enactor dropping by.

Finding the right college

On Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Dean Skarlis, president of The College Advisor of New York, will be hosting a program for parents of high school sophomores and juniors at the library. If you are at that place in your life where you’re starting to look at colleges, this is the program you don’t want to miss; it will help you find the right college at the right price.

Tween creativity lab

Kids in grades three through six, come celebrate the release of the newest Muppet film by crafting your own lovable Muppet puppet. On March 22, at 2 p.m., you can add teeth, nose, eyes, horns, hair or whatever to your moveable puppet. Unique or look-a-like, the puppet is yours to take home.

Cookbook potluck

On Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m., you can share your passion for cooking. The library will be hosting a Cookbook Potluck and you are invited. Do you have an old family recipe that everyone raves about? A go-to casserole you’ve come to rely on? Whatever your forte, please come and share it with us. Prepare a favorite recipe, write up a few recipe cards or just make copies at the library, and bring it all to the potluck luncheon. Registration is requested for this delectable afternoon.

Spring bus trip

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a bus trip to Boston on Saturday, May 3. The cost is $40 for friends’ members and $45 for non-members. These trips fill quickly, so stop in the library and sign up now. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

 

 

On Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Dean Skarlis, president of The College Advisor of New York, will be hosting a program for parents of high school sophomores and juniors at the Voorheesville Public Library. If you are at that place in your life where you’re starting to look at colleges, this is the program you don’t want to miss, it will help you find the right college at the right price.

Civil War display

Beginning March 8 and running through the end of April, The library is proud to present a very special gallery exhibit. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s Battle of Cold Harbour, the library will be hosting an exhibit, on loan from the Knox Historical Society, honoring Knox Officer Lt. Michael Henry Barckley. 

In conjunction with the Civil War display, the library will be hosting artists John Elberfeld and Jane McLean. They are two of the driving forces behind the Helderberg Quilt Barn Trail we’ve all been hearing so much about.  If you’ve ever wondered what those big square quilt designs on the sides of barns and houses are, then you really must visit the library and find out. They will be displaying some Civil War era patterns, as well as some of their other designs, which decorate many area buildings. They will be hosting an open house on Sunday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please be sure to stop by, visit with your hosts and enjoy their art. Who knows, there may even be a Civil War re-enactor dropping by.

Share your reviews

Don’t forget, the library is hosting an online Winter Reading Club, now through March 31. Join the club by leaving a review on the library Winter Reading Club web page or drop off a handwritten review at the library, and you’ll be entered to win a prize. Three drawings will be held each month, so be sure you’re entered. Attending a Winter Reading Club event will also make you eligible for special prizes. All prizes have been donated by the Friends of the Library.

Sign up for The Bookworm

Beginning in June, the bookworm will be posted at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. If you don’t have Internet access, just give us a call at 765-2791, ask for Lynn and we will put you on the mailing list. 

Save the dates

On Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. the library will be hosting a Cookbook Potluck. Cook a favorite recipe, write up a few recipe cards and bring it all to the potluck luncheon. Registration is requested for this delectable afternoon.

Spring bus trip

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a bus trip to Boston on Saturday, May 3. The cost is $40 for friends’ members and $45 for non-members. These trips fill quickly, so stop in the library and sign up now. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

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