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.

 

January musical story time is a special musical story time is for toddlers through kindergarteners with an adult. It is a fast paced program featuring music and movement, stories, rhymes and fun activities. Join Mrs. Laiosa on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 10:15 a.m. for this program at the Voorheesville Public Library. 

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 webpage 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.

Meet author James Preller

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 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.

Sign up for 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. 

Save the date

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.

 

You still have time to return all of your overdue Voorheesville Public Library items and get away fine-free. Monday, Jan. 13, is the deadline, so don’t miss your chance to save a few bucks. Items from other libraries are not included.

Circle Time

Miss Amy’s Circle Time is a special program for preschool children aged three to four years old offered on the second Monday of every month. Join Miss Amy for a structured, themed story time that will include an 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.

Bookworm changes

After more than 30 years, the library’s newsletter The Bookworm is changing. In trying to do our small part in maintaining a clean, sustainable community, The Bookworm  will no longer be automatically mailed to every resident of the Voorheesville Central School District. During 2014, the library will transition from snail mail to electronic distribution. There will still be paper copies available for mailing, but you’ll need to let us know if you want one. The first two issues, January/February/March and April/May, will be mailed to every resident. But, beginning in June, the easiest way to find a newsletter will be online. For an online version, the library website, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org, will have 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. 

Kid’s 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.

Winter reading club

Don’t forget, the library is hosting an online winter reading club, now through March 31. Post your comments on the library’s Winter Reading Club webpage 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 graciously donated by the Friends of the Library.

Thursday afternoon movies

Bored? Tired of the same old, same old? Why not stop by the library on Thursday afternoon and watch a classic movie on the big screen? They really don’t make movie stars like these anymore! Showtime is 1:30 p.m. sharp. 

 

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.

 

 

 

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