The annual Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will be Sept. 18 through 20.  The sale on Friday Sept. 18 beginning at 5 p.m., is for members only. Annual memberships are available at the door for $10.

Saturday, Sept. 19, the book sale doors open to the public at 10 a.m. There will be a bake sale table, and Voorheesville schools spiritwear will be available for purchase.

Nimblefingers crafting group will have a table offering handmade items for sale, as well as a quilt drawing. And don’t forget the kids clothing swap in the community room from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday is fill-a-bag day, so bring your grocery bag and fill it with books for only $2.

Sonny and Perley Concert

On Sunday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m., you can enjoy the music of husband and wife duo Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau. They have spent the last several years developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret, which has become their musical signature.

They perform the timeless standards of the “Great American Songbook” such as Berlin, Gershwin, and Porter as well as the irresistible Bossa Nova melodies of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Listen to the music while shopping at the book sale. If it rains, the concert will be held inside.

Social Security retirement workshop

On Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., the library will be hosting a free public information workshop designed to help participants ages 45 to 70 to better understand their Social Security retirement benefits and what they may be entitled to.

Popular questions such as "When can I stop working?" "How much can I expect from the government?", and "What's the best claiming strategy to maximize my benefits?" will be discussed. This program will be presented by volunteers from Retirement Solutions.

Registration is required and can be done online at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

WWI movie

Join us at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 for the WWI movie “Paths of Glory.” Safe in their picturesque chateau behind the front lines, the French general staff passes down a direct order to Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas): take the Ant Hill at any cost.

A suicide mission, the attack is doomed to failure. Covering up their fatal blunder, the generals order the arrest of three innocent soldiers, charging them with cowardice and mutiny. Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, rises to the men's defense but soon realizes that, unless he can prove that the generals were to blame, nothing less than a miracle will save his clients from the firing squad.

Light refreshments will be served. This movie is part of "The Great War Remembrance Series" of educational programs.

Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.17 as Dr. Clifford Brown and Professor Stephen Berk from Union College present an informative talk on the causes that led up to WWI. There will be an opportunity for questions and follow-up discussion after the lecture.

This lecture is part of "The Great War Remembrance Series" of educational programs. Watch for further World War I programs coming in the near future or check out our website at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Hours change

Instead of alternating Babygarten and Toddler Town every other week, the youth services librarians are switching things up a bit. Both programs will be held every Thursday morning. Here’s the new schedule beginning today, Sept. 10.

Babygarten will be from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. for babies, newborn to 18 months, with a caregiver. Immediately following Babygarten, Toddler Town will be from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 18-36 months, with a caregiver.

Fall book sale

The annual Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will be held on Sept. 18 to 20. Friday Sept. 18 beginning at 5 p.m., is for FOL members only. Sept. 19, the book sale doors open to the public at 10 a.m. Sunday is fill-a-bag day, so bring your grocery bag and fill it with books for only $2.

There’ll be an FOL bake sale, VCSD spiritwear will be available for purchase, and the Garden Club will be available to answer gardening questions. Nimblefingers crafting group will have a table offering handmade items for sale, as well as a quilt drawing. 

Kids clothing swap

On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is your chance to exchange your child's outgrown clothes for something he or she can wear. This is a great opportunity to de-clutter, upgrade and be green.

Bring your clean, gently used children's clothes, sizes newborn to size 16, and shoes to the library for our first ever community kids clothing swap 

Sonny and Perley Concert

On Sunday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m., you can enjoy the music of husband and wife duo Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau. They have spent the last several years developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret, which has become their musical signature.

They perform the timeless standards of the “Great American Songbook” such as Berlin, Gershwin, and Porter as well as the irresistible Bossa Nova melodies of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Listen to the music while shopping at the book sale. If it rains, the concert will be held inside.

The annual Friends of the Library fall book sale will be held on Sept. 18 through 20. Friday Sept. 18 beginning at 4 p.m. is sneak preview night for Friends of the Library only. Memberships are available for as little as $10 at the door.

Saturday, Sept. 19, the book sale doors open to the public at 10 a.m. A kids clothing swap will be held in the community room and a bake sale will be in one of the tents, while supplies last. VCSD spiritwear will be available for purchase.

Nimblefingers crafting group will have a table offering handmade items for sale, as well as a quilt drawing. The library is still accepting book sale donations. Please use the blue book-drop, next to The Book Nook shed, to donate your gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks.

Kids clothing swap

On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is your chance to exchange your child's outgrown clothes for something he or she can wear. This is a great opportunity to de-clutter, upgrade and be green.

Bring your clean, gently used children's clothes, sizes newborn to size 16, and shoes to the library for our first ever community kids clothing swap. If you would just like to make a donation, we will be accepting items Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 17, during regular library hours.

Sonny and Perley Concert

On Sunday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m., you can enjoy the music of husband and wife duo Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau. They have spent the last several years developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret, which has become their musical signature.

They perform the timeless standards of the “Great American Songbook” such as Berlin, Gershwin, and Porter as well as the irresistible Bossa Nova melodies of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Listen to the music while shopping at the book sale. If it rains, the concert will be held inside.

 

Holiday hours

In honor of Labor Day, the library will close at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. If you would like to renew an item, you may use our online catalog at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Hours change

Instead of alternating Babygarten and Toddler Town every other week, the youth services librarians are switching things up a bit. Both programs will be held every Thursday morning. Here’s the new schedule beginning Sept. 10.

Babygarten will be from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. for babies, newborn to 18 months, with a caregiver. Immediately following Babygarten, Toddler Town will be from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 18-36 months, with a caregiver.

Corrected Sept. 11, 2015: The garden club will not be available to answer questions during the Sept. 19 book sale.

— Photo from Lynn Kohler

“Nature’s Wonder” by Rose Lawson is just one of the paintings on display at the Voorheesville Public Library this month.

The Summer Reading Program at the Voorheesville Public Library will be wrapping up soon.  Readers should use their online accounts to record the time and titles of books read or heard by Friday, Aug. 21.

Come into the library before 5 p.m. to turn your reading into grand pprize tickets for every hour recorded. Every book read or listened to earns a donation ticket for a local charity.

With our new reader reward system, all participants who record their reading will choose a free book and one prize from a local business: Tickets to the Aug. 31, Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game, frozen yogurt from Menchie’s, a kid’s meal from Applebee’s, or a free cone from Tastee Treat.

Prize books and tickets must be picked up between Monday, Aug. 24, and Thursday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. 

Get ready for kindergarten

Starting kindergarten is a special time for parents and children. Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m., for a fun-filled and educational evening. Soon-to-be-students will hone their kindergarten readiness skills at activity/learning centers designed just for them. Let’s celebrate this important and exciting milestone! Registration is requested and all children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Super birds of prey

Students in grades three and up are invited to drop in at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., to find out about birds of prey and their super powers. Learn about these incredible birds from Trish Markey from the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York. Trish will be bringing real live birds. The president of the Audubon Society of the Capital Region will inform us about the organization whose mission is to conserve and restore national ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.

Movie matinee

Stop in the library on Aug. 17, at 2 p.m., and enjoy this PG rated new release. An alien named OH, is on the run from his own people when he lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. This film is 94 minutes. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

SRP prize drawings and Jester Jim

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m., Jester Jim will bring his fast-paced juggling show filled with balancing, beatboxing, and tons of laugh-out-loud antics as our thanks for all of your reading efforts this summer. Summer Reading Program top readers and grand prize winners will be announced. All ages are welcome.

Save the date

The annual fall book sale will be held on Sept. 18 through 20, and the library is now accepting donations. Please use the blue book-drop, next to The Book Nook shed, to donate your gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks.

I can’t believe this is the last week for the Super Readers Club. The theme for this final week is Super Sidekicks Stuffed Animal Summer Camp.

That’s right boys and girls, on Monday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m., students in kindergarten through third grade can send your favorite stuffed animal sidekick to sleepover summer camp at the Voorheesville Public Library. When you arrive with your stuffed friend, you can decorate his or her nametag, listen to some stories, help them choose their bed for the night, then kiss them goodbye until pick-up time on Tuesday evening.

Our teen camp counselors will show your sidekick a great time as they explore the library.

Read It Forward

Free copies of “I Have a Bad Feeling About This” by Jeff Strand will be circulating through Voorheesville all summer long. If you get one, read it and then pass it on to another teen. There are no due dates or overdue fines. All readers who respond to an online survey will have a chance to win a prize package full of fun survival gear.

Heroes of the

Mammal World

At 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 12, students in grades 4 and up are invited to observe amazing camouflage, learn about the mammal that can jump 100 times longer than their body, find out about echolocation, and see live, in front of your eyes, the most amazing mammal of all with George Steele. Registration is requested for this super exciting animal program.

Heroic Hijinks

This music and movement program, conducted by Rose Stuart, will have children ages 3 to 7 vanquishing villains, flying around a super-sized parachute, and leaping over buildings in a single bound. Come dressed in your “superest” costume on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 10:15 a.m., for some super fun photos.

Super birds of prey

Students in grades 3 and up are invited to drop in at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., to find out about birds of prey and their super powers. Learn about these incredible birds from Trish Markey from the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York. She will be bringing real live birds. The president of the Audubon Society of the Capital Region will inform us about the organization whose mission is to conserve and restore national ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.

Movie matinee

Stop in the library on Aug. 17, at 2 p.m., and enjoy this PG rated new release. An alien named OH, is on the run from his own people when he lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. This movie is 94 minutes long. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Save the Date

The annual fall book sale will be held on Sept. 18 through 20, and the library is now accepting donations. Please use the blue book-drop, next to The Book Nook shed, to donate your gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks.

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