On Friday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., drop in to the Voorheesville Public Library for our Winter Reading Club Read-In held in the library community room. Stay for a few minutes or spend the day. You can win special prizes, such as Amazon, iTunes and local book store certificates. Prizes will be awarded at various times throughout the event. Free pizza will be served at lunch, along with snacks and beverages throughout the day. 

Family’s papers

The library archivist, Jim Corsaro, will be presenting this program on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to care for your family paper treasures, from grandma’s recipes to old photographs. Bring one item for preservation advice. Please call 765-2791 to register.

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’s 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.

Going, going

Just a few more days for you to stop by and see the hand-crafted items on display by our local Nimblefingers group. They really put a lot of work into this show, and when it’s gone, it’s gone for another year.

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. Elberfeld and Barckley 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.

 

 

Don’t miss the Voorheesville Public Library’s February artists of the month.

Nimblefingers

Every year, during February, the Nimblefingers really outdo themselves decorating our gallery, community room and exhibit case with a vast array of handcrafted treasures. If you like crafts of any kind, please stop in and wander through the library. You won’t be sorry you did. Once you finish oohing and aahing, vote for your favorite design in the Nimblefingers Table Runner challenge. 

Maple sugaring

Author and professional educator, Anita Sanchez will share her love and knowledge of nature on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m. Children from kindergarten through grade five will learn how trees work and why sugar is so important. There will be real maple syrup for tasting.

Meet the author

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m., children in grades two through six are invited to meet author and illustrator Coleen Balch and her dog Hannah.  Coleen will share the story that inspired her book Hannah’s Happy Dog Tales – Rescued. Books will be available at a special rate and the author will be on hand for book signing. 

Read-In

On Friday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., join our 8-hour Winter Reading Club Read-In held in the library community room. You can win special prizes, such as Amazon, iTunes and local bookstore certificates. Prizes will be awarded at various times throughout the event. Free pizza will be served at lunch, along with snacks and beverages throughout the day. 

Family’s papers

The library archivist, Jim Corsaro, will be presenting the program Caring for your Family Papers on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to care for your family paper treasures, from grandma’s recipes to old photographs. Bring one item for preservation advice. Please call 765-2791 to register.

Chocolate making

On Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m., we’ll be mixing up and tasting some delicious chocolate truffles. Space will be limited, so register early for this tasty program that is for kids in grade six and up.

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.

Library closing

The library will be closing at 5 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of President’s Day.

 

During February, remember to visit the Voorheesville Public Library to see the Nimblefingers exhibit of distinctive handcrafted quilts. Once you finish oohing and aahing, vote for your favorite design in the Nimblefingers Table Runner challenge. 

Maple sugaring

Author and professional educator, Anita Sanchez will share her love and knowledge of nature on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m.. Children from kindergarten through grade five will learn how trees work and why sugar is so important. There will be real maple syrup for tasting.

Meet the author

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m., children in grades two through six are invited to meet author and illustrator Coleen Balch and her dog Hannah. She will share the story that inspired her book Hannah’s Happy Dog Tales – Rescued. Books will be available at a special rate and the author will be on hand for book signing. 

Chocolate making

This program is for grades six and up and you don’t want to miss this. On Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m., we’ll be mixing up and tasting some delicious chocolate truffles. Space will be limited, so register early for this tasty program. Call 765-2791 to reserve your spot.

Read-In

On Friday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m., join our 8-hour Winter Reading Club Read-In held in the library community room. Just drop in, stay as long as you like and relax. You can win special prizes, such as Amazon, iTunes and local book store certificates. Prizes will be awarded at various times throughout the event. Free pizza will be served at lunch, along with snacks and beverages throughout the day. 

Caring for Your Family’s Papers

The library archivist, Jim Corsaro, will be presenting this program on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to care for your family paper treasures, from grandma’s recipes to old photographs. Bring one item for preservation advice. Please call 765-2791 to register.

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.

 

Students in grades three and up, you don’t want to miss this author visit. Local author James Preller will be a making a personal visit to the Voorheesville Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Get ready for a fun-filled, scary morning when he presents an overview of his books and leads an open discussion of his series Scary Tales. Books will be available for purchase and the author will be on hand for book signing. While you’re here, be sure to fill out a card for the Winter Reading Club drawing. You will be eligible to win signed copies of Home Sweet Horror  and I Scream, You Scream by James Preller. The drawing will take place at the end of the program.

Book discussion

On Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., all students in grades two and three are invited to join us as we discuss Smasher  by Dick King-Smith. Smasher is a dog who’s always getting into trouble. Can farmer Buzzard find a way to save him or is Smasher in the doghouse for good? Register and pick up a copy of the book at the library.

Nimblefingers

Join the Nimblefingers ladies on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m., for an afternoon of demonstrations, refreshments and friendship. Meet people who love to talk about crafting and have lots of tips and experiences to share. If you can’t make it on the fourth for the open house,  be sure to stop by the library before Feb. 28 to see the wonderful gallery and display case exhibit these talented ladies have put together for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite design in the Nimblefingers Table Runner challenge.

Winter reading club

Don’t be left out of the fun! There’s still time to win. Joining is easy, just leave a review on the library’s 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 drawing program will also make you eligible for special prizes. Check the library website for special event dates. All prizes have been donated by the Friends of the Library.

Story time

There’s plenty of room, but you’ll need to register for this special story time. On Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10:15 a.m., join Miss Amy for a Valentine’s Day celebration as she shares stories about the love special friends have. Books, rhymes, songs, an art activity and a snack are all part of this special holiday family storytime.

Save the Dates

Be sure to be at the library on Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m., for Maple Sugaring with Anita Sanchez; Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m. for a visit from author Coleen Balch; Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. for Chocolate Making for Teens, and all day on Feb. 21 for the Read-In.

 

Students in grades three and up, don’t want to miss this author visit. Local author James Preller will be a making a personal visit to the Voorheesville Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Get ready for a fun-filled, scary morning when he presents an overview of his books and leads an open discussion of his series Scary Tales. Books will be available for purchase and the author will be on hand for book signing. While you’re here, be sure to fill out a drawing card for the Winter Reading Club drawing. You will be eligible to win signed copies of Home Sweet Horror and I Scream, You Scream by James Preller. The drawing will take place at the end of the program.

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’s 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 drawing program will also make you eligible for special prizes. All prizes have been donated by the Friends of the Library.

Book discussion

On Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., all students in grades two and three are invited to join us as we discuss Smasher  by Dick King-Smith. Smasher is a dog who’s always getting into trouble! Can farmer Buzzard find a way to save him or is Smasher in the doghouse for good? Register and pick up a copy of the book at the library.

The Bookworm

Just a quick reminder that, beginning in June, the library newsletter will no longer be mailed to your residence for an online version, go to the library website, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org, and click The Bookworm link. To receive the newsletter by e-mail, or to continue to receive a paper copy, go to the library updates page and sign up. 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. 

Nimblefingers

Mark your calendars for the Nimblefingers annual open house. Join the Nimblefingers ladies on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m., for an afternoon of demonstrations, refreshments and friendship. Meet people who love to talk about crafting and have lots of tips and experiences to share. If you can’t make it on the fourth for the open house,  be sure to stop by the library before Feb. 28, to see the wonderful gallery and display case exhibit these talented ladies have put together for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite design in the Nimblefingers Table Runner Challenge.

 

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