Did you know that as a card-carrying patron of the Voorheesville Public Library, you have access to Consumer Reports online? You can access it from home anytime using your library card number. Just check out our website for the link and follow the instructions. You can research TV’s, phones, tablets, laptops, cameras and more. 

Children’s holiday craft program

The holidays are a wonderful time to create homemade craft items to display as decorations or to give as gifts. Drop in at the library on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to make some delightful holiday-themed crafts. There will be a variety of crafts for different ages and abilities from age 4 through grade 4.

Join the Friends 

The Friends of the Library support many important functions, including the summer reading program, summer concerts and the museum pass program. Joining the FOL is a wonderful way to become a library advocate and reinforce your commitment to the community. Contact the friends at friends@voorheesvillelibrary.org to see when the next meeting is.

Shopping on Amazon.com for the holidays

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, please remember to start on our library home page, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Click the Amazon box and our Friends of the Library will receive a portion of every dollar spent, at no additional cost to you.

Every Other Thursday Night Poets

The EOTNP are always looking for new people to join in the fun. Stop by the library tonight, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. and meet others who share your interest in poetry.  For more information, contact Dennis Sullivan at 765-2468.

Humane Society donations

This holiday season the library is collecting donations for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Through Tuesday, Dec. 31, bring in any pet related item (food, leash, treats, etc.). Place them on our donations for pets table display. For a complete list of acceptable items, go to www.mohawkhumane.org/wishlist.html. 

Artist of the Month

Don’t forget to stop in and enjoy our December artist of the month, Jean MacKay. MacKay has shared a wonderful array of watercolor sketches and paintings that are beautifully detailed. Stop in, have a cup of coffee and stroll the gallery at your leisure. 

We also have the most spectacular snowman display this month, thanks to Marlene Vunk. Please don’t miss out on these two truly wonderful collections! 

Afternoon movies

Take a break from holiday shopping and stop by the library on Thursday afternoons to enjoy a classic movie in our community room. Movies titles can be seen on our events calendar or bookworm, or just stop in to pick up a monthly schedule. Movies start promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Please stop by the Voorheesville Public Library, on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., to help us say good-bye to youth services director, Joyce Laiosa. As many of you know, she has been at the library for 16 years, working in the youth services area.

She has been a part of many of our lives, through our children and grandchildren. We will be hosting an open reception in the community room and, courtesy of the friends of the library, there will be light refreshments. Please join us.

Family evening story time

The whole family will want to join Miss Amy on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m., for a lively evening of gingerbread stories and songs. Gingerbread houses will be made at the end of the program.

Drop in holiday craft program

The holidays are a wonderful time to create homemade craft items to display as decorations or to give as gifts. Drop in the library on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to make some delightful holiday-themed crafts. There will be a variety of crafts for different ages and abilities from age 4 through grade 4.

Join the Friends of the Library

Joining the FOL is a wonderful way to become a library advocate and reinforce your commitment to the community. E-mail friends@voorheesvillelibrary.org for the next meeting date.

Shopping on Amazon.com for the holidays

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, please remember to start on our library home page, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Click the Amazon box and our Friends of the Library will receive a portion of every dollar spent, at no additional cost to you.

Every Other Thursday Night Poets

The EOTNP is always looking for new people to join in the fun. Stop by the library on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. and meet others who share your interest in poetry.  For more information, contact Dennis Sullivan at 765-2468.

Humane Society donations

This year the library is collecting donations for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. From Sunday, Dec. 1 through Tuesday, Dec. 31, bring in any pet related item (food, leash, treats, etc.). Place them on our donations for pets table display. For a complete list of acceptable items, go to www.mohawkhumane.org/wishlist.html.

Artist of the month

Our December Artist is Jean Mackay. For more than 20 years Jean has used art as a way to study nature and to share its beauty and diversity with others. Many of her watercolors follow the traditional illustrative style of the 18th and 19th centuries naturalist-explorers who documented the rich variety of plants and animals found in newly discovered lands. Instead of revealing new species, Mackay’s journals and paintings aim to help people see anew and appreciate both the remarkable species and ordinary things we encounter close to home. Jean will be hosting a reception on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Please be sure to stop by and enjoy some light refreshments with the artist.

Thanks to Friends for the Skype program!

When asked about her recent skype author visit and the role that the Friends of the Voorheesville Public Library played in making that a reality, youth services librarian Gail Brown had this to say: “I would like to extend a great big thank you to the Voorheesville Friends of the Library for funding a well-received special reading event. New York State author, Kate Messner, visited the library via Skype for a mother-daughter book discussion of one of her books. Kate was a warm and engaging presenter who discussed her writing process and the ins and outs of publishing. She was delightful! 

Mrs. Brown continued “I would not have been able to coordinate this program without the monetary help for book purchases and the author’s fee generously provided by the Friends of the Library. I am grateful for all the support this organization gives toward programs and services for youth and families.”

Tumblebooks

The library now offers TumbleBooks, digital animated, talking picture books that help parents and kids share the joy of reading together at home or on the go. Users of iPads, tablets, smart phones, or computers can connect through our website,  www.voorheesvillelibrary.org,  to the TumbleBooks elibrary, a collection of over 300 fiction and nonfiction ebooks.

TumbleBooks are based on print titles, with added features such as animation, sounds, music, and narration, transforming the book into an electronic picture or chapter book. The collection also offers read-alongs, puzzles and games, language learning, and short videos. 

Retirement party 

Please stop by the library, on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., to help us say good-bye to youth services director, Joyce Laiosa. As many of you know, she has been at the library for 16 years, working in the youth services area.

She has been a part of many of our lives, through our children and grandchildren. We will be hosting an open reception in the community room and, courtesy of the friends of the library, there will be light refreshments. Please join us.

Artist of the month

Our December artist of the month, Jean Mackay will be displaying watercolor sketches from her artist journals, as well as finished paintings. For more than 20 years, she has used art as a way to study nature and to share its beauty and diversity with others.

Mackay’s journals and paintings aim to help people see anew and appreciate both the remarkable species and ordinary things we encounter close to home. She will be hosting a reception to highlight her gallery display. Please stop by on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 3 to 4:45 p.m. to view Jean’s work and enjoy some light refreshments. 

 

On Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy Capital District Initiative will be holding private meetings with patrons at the Voorheesville Public Library to discuss health care options available through the Affordable Healthcare Act and will be able to help you fill out whatever paperwork or online forms are needed to register for this new state-based health insurance exchange. Please call the library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Join the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library support many important functions, including the summer reading program, summer concerts and the museum pass program. Joining the FOL is a wonderful way to become a library advocate and reinforce your commitment to the community. Meetings are at 7 p.m., the fourth Monday of each month. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 25. Stop by and meet the new president, Sherry Burgoon. You can contact Sherry at friends@voorheesvillelibrary.org.

NYC trip

Saturday, Dec. 7, is the date for the Friends of the Library bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave from the Voorheesville Elementary School parking lot at 7 a.m. and arrive at Bryant Park in NYC at 10 a.m. For the return trip, we will be leaving NYC at 7 p.m. and arrive back in Voorheesville at 10 p.m.  The FOL bus trips always fill quickly, so stop by the library at your earliest convenience. The price is $35 for members and $40 for non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

Saying goodbye to Mrs. Laiosa

Please stop by the library on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., to help us say good-bye to Youth Services Director, Joyce Laiosa.

Mrs. Laiosa has been at the library for 16 years, working in the youth services area. She has been a part of many of our lives, through our children and grandchildren. We will be hosting an open reception in the community room and, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, there will be light refreshments. Please join us.

Every Other Thursday Night Poets

The EOTNP are always looking for new people to join in the fun. Stop by the library on Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. and meet others who share your interest in poetry. For more information, contact Dennis Sullivan at 765-2468.

Shopping on Amazon.com

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, please remember to start on our library home page, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Click the Amazon box and our Friends of the Library will receive a portion of every dollar spent.

 The library is now mobile

Find our hours, catalog, calendar, link to downloadable eBooks or check your account easily from your phone or tablet at m.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

 

On Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10:15 a.m., bring your children preschool through age 6 to visit the Voorheesville Public Library for a wonderful musical storytime. Mrs. Laiosa will lead children in a happy, busy program that keeps everyone engaged through music, instruments, nursery rhymes, singing and dancing. It all comes together with an art activity at the end. Join in the fun.

Health insurance info

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy Capital District Initiative will be holding private meetings with patrons to discuss health care options available through the Affordable Healthcare Act. Please call the library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Shopping on Amazon.com

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, please remember to start on our library home page, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Click the Amazon box and our Friends of the Library will receive a portion of every dollar spent.

NYC bus trip

Saturday, Dec. 7, is the date for the Friends of the Library bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave from the Voorheesville Elementary School parking lot at 7 a.m. and arrive at Bryant Park in NYC at 10 a.m. For the return trip, we will be leaving NYC at 7 p.m. and arrive back in Voorheesville at 10 p.m.  The FOL bus trips always fill quickly, so stop by the library at your earliest convenience. The price is $35 for members and $40 for non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

Every Other Thursday Night

 Poets

The EOTNP are always looking for new people to join in the fun. Stop by the library on Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. and meet others who share your interest in poetry. For more information, contact Dennis Sullivan at 765-2468.

Saying goodbye to Mrs. Laiosa

Please stop by the library on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., to help us say good-bye to Youth Services Director, Joyce Laiosa.

Mrs. Laiosa has been at the library for 16 years, working in the youth services area. She has been a part of many of our lives, through our children and grandchildren. We will be hosting an open reception in the community room and, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, there will be light refreshments. Please join us.

Veterans Day

The library will be closing at 5 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

November artist of the month

The November artist of the month is Nancy Noble Gardner.  Her fine art photography can be previewed at www.floppypoppy.com.  Please be sure to drop in at the library to view it in person.

The library is now mobile

Find our hours, catalog, calendar, link to downloadable eBooks or check your account easily from your phone or tablet at m.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

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