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.

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 at the Voorheesville Public Library to discuss health care options. This will include the Healthcare Marketplace, as well as other options that may be available. The representatives from HCDI are trained navigators for the Affordable Healthcare Act and will be able to help you fill out whatever paperwork or online forms needed to register for this new state-based health insurance exchange.

Due to high demand, we are asking that you call ahead to register. Please call the library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Musical story time

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. for a musical story time. This popular program includes music, movement, stories, rhymes and fun activities. Toddlers through kindergarteners with an adult will thoroughly enjoy this age appropriate morning song and dance time.

November artist of the month

The library is delighted to welcome local favorite Nancy Gardner. Gardner’s work can be pre-viewed at floppypoppy.com. Please drop by the library and stroll through the gallery, so you can enjoy her photographs in person!

Mother-daughter book discussion

 On Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., author Kate Messner will join us via Skype for a mother-daughter book discussion of her novel The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. Messner will start with a quick introduction and overview of her books as well as a little about the writing process for The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z with some show and tell of revised pages. Then Messner will open it up to questions. Please prepare one or two questions for the author before the program. This program is recommended for girls in grades 5 to 7 and their mothers. Please register for this program and pick up a copy of the book. Space is limited, so register early.

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 price is $35 FOL members or $40 non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

 

On Friday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy Capital District Initiative will be holding private meetings with patrons to discuss health care options. This will include the Healthcare Marketplace, as well as other options that may be available. The representatives from HCDI are trained navigators for 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.

Due to high demand, we are asking that you call ahead to register. Please call the Voorheesville Public Library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Costumes and stories

The library will be having a special Halloween preschool story time on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 10:15 a.m. Dress up in your favorite costume and stop by for a story, some scary good treats and maybe even a parade through the library. This is a theme-based, multi-age level story time with an emphasis on early literacy. Please register for this special program by calling the library.

Shopping on Amazon.com

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, 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.

Renew overdues online

Overdue items can now be renewed online as long as there is not a reserve list for the items. Any fines that are due will be added to the cardholder’s account.

 NYC bus trip

On 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 FOL members and $40 non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

Cooking and book discussion selections

If you like cooking, explore our new Kindle Fire tablet. It’s preloaded with popular cookbooks like Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten, cooking apps like Food Network, and cooking magazines like Cooking Light. Or, if you’re interested in thought-provoking books take a look at our new Kindle Touch featuring books that have been chosen for the library’s book discussion group. The collection also includes some popular classics and audiobooks.

 

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