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.

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.

 

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