Beginning January 1 and running through March 31, the Voorheesville Public Library will be hosting an online winter reading club. Cozy up this winter and keep yourself connected with fellow readers, listeners, and viewers. Join the conversation by sharing your opinion about books, music, or movies you’ve enjoyed. Post your comments on the library Winter Reading Club webpage or drop off a handwritten review at the library. Comment as many times as you want, each comment makes you eligible 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 graciously donated by the Friends of the Library.

Fine free days

Do you have an overdue library item? If so, return it to us between Thursday, Jan. 2 and Monday, Jan. 13, and you will be granted amnesty. Items from other libraries are not included.

Circle time

Miss Amy’s Circle Time is a special program for preschool children aged 3 and 4 offered on the second Monday of every month. Join Miss Amy for a structured, themed story time that will include introduction to the calendar and weather observation as well as songs, fingerplays, stories and a follow-up craft. Our next Circle Time will be Jan. 13, at 10:15 a.m.

Food pantry

Did you know the library is a drop-off point for canned or other goods to help those in need during the winter months. All donations are forwarded on to the New Scotland food pantry.

Artist of the month

Our January Artist of the Month is RaeLee Robinson displaying her wet on wet paintings. This is an unusual art form and one that needs to be seen. Please stop by to stroll the gallery and enjoy Robinson’s talent. Our display case this month is filled with needle basketry, generously shared by Anita Wahlen. While visiting the library, please be sure to see the wonderful display she has prepared for us. 

Don’t forget, we are always looking for new and interesting art forms and personal collections. If you’d like to share your works or collection, please give us a call at 765-2791 and ask for Lynn. 

Meet the archivist

Jim Corsaro is available two days each week to help anyone interested in using the library’s local history and archival collections. In the coming year, he will be presenting talks about historical records and how to care for them. Call the library and ask for Jim if you have family papers, business records or organization proceedings that you would like to preserve or are considering donating to the library. 

 

On Monday, Dece. 30, at 1 p.m., join us at the Voorheesville Public Library to watch Planes. Enjoy the big screen, munch some popcorn and watch as a crop-dusting airplane, with a fear of heights, lives his dream of competing in an around-the-world race. This film is rated PG with some mild action and rude humor.

Meet Archivist Jim Corsaro

Jim Corsaro is available two days each week to help anyone interested in using the library’s local history and archival collections. In the coming year, he will be presenting talks about historical records and how to care for them. Call the library and ask for him if you have family papers, business records, or organization proceedings that you would like to preserve or are considering donating to the library.

Circle Time

Miss Amy’s Circle Time is a special program for preschool children aged 3 to 4 offered on the second Monday of every month.  Join Miss Amy for a structured, themed story time that will include introduction to the calendar and weather observation as well as songs, fingerplays, stories and a follow-up craft. Our next Circle Time will be Jan. 13, at 10:15 a.m.

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 and 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 drop by and enjoy the last week of our December artist of the month, Jean MacKay. She 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.

January will bring in RaeLee Robinson displaying her wet on wet paintings in the gallery and Anita Wahlen with her needle basketry display. Don’t forget, we are always looking for new and interesting art forms and personal collections. If you’d like to share your works or collection, please give us a call at 765-2791 and ask for Lynn.

Thursday 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.

 

 

 

On Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m., join us at the Voorheesville Public Library to watch Planes. Enjoy the big screen, munch some popcorn, and watch as a crop-dusting airplane, with a fear of heights, live his dream of competing in an around-the-world race. This movie is rated PG with some mild action and rude humor.

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 FOL at friends@voorheesvillelibrary.org to see when the next meeting is.

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, 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 on Dec. 26, 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 

Through Tuesday, Dec. 31, bring in any pet related item such as food, leashes, or treats and 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. She 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.

Thursday 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.

Are you an artist … collector?

We are always looking for new and interesting art forms and personal collections. If you’d like to share your works or collection, please give us a call at 765-2791 and ask for Lynn. 

Online subscription 

Did you know that as a card carrying patron of the 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 TVs, phones, tablets, laptops, cameras and more. 

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.

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