Be Informed! Be Protected!

A representative from the Columbia County Health Department will be at the Library on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. to present a program about Lyme Disease.  Learn or refresh your knowledge about how to recognize ticks, check for tick bites, remove ticks from you and your pets, know when to seek medical assistance.   Keeping current with knowledge about this topic is a must for all of us who live and work in
Columbia County.  Call the Library at 758-9321 for more information or to register.

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October Programs

October: For Kids
Story Hour for Preschoolers:  Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 a.m.  Fire Prevention, Pumpkins and more!
Halloween Craft Program for Kids 7 and Older:  Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.  Create a Halloween design with beads– A witch, perhaps!
October: For Adults and Young Adults
Board of Trustees:  October 5 at 7 p.m.
Using the Library Data Bases:  Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Book Club:  October 12 at 7 p.m.
Lyme Disease –
How to Prevent, Detect and Treat, a presentation by a representative of the Columbia County Health Department: October 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Knitting / Crochet:  Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m.



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2015 Official Red Apple Run Results

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Ready, Get Set, Go!

The official results are in!  Over 70 runners/walkers participated in the Library Red Apple Run on Sunday, September 13, 2015.  The rain held off, and 60 registered runners set off on the 5K trail and, an hour later, 15 kids began the 1 mile bookworm run.  Awards and raffle prizes were given out following the conclusion of the bookworm run.    Click on the following link to check out times:  2015 Official RAR Results   Then read the next post to see the list of awards and the list of kids in the bookworm run.  Thank you to the ICC Cross Country Team who volunteered their assistance and were great at cheering all the runners on.  Thank you also to the businesses, individuals and organizations who supported the run with donations of money and prizes.   Without all of you, it would not have been possible.

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Red Apple Run Statistics

Congratulations and thank you to all who ran in the Valatie Free Library Red Apple Run, adults and kids.  You were fantastic!  Attached are two links:  the 5K run/ walk awards list and the 1 mile bookworm run/walk participants list. awards_list 2015
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Winning Ticket Drawn

will finalphilfinalOur good neighbor, Phil Praga, drew the winning ticket on Saturday.  The winner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 was long-time patron and local author, Will Swift.  Thank you, Phil, and to all who supported this raffle with their donations.  We appreciate your generosity and friendship.  Congratulations to Will!

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Movie Night at the Library

Monday night’s (August 10th) movie is Big Hero 6.  Time: 7:15 / Place: Church Street Library.  What could be better than a good movie and popcorn in air conditioning comfort?  If you have registered, we will call to remind you; if you have not registered, call us and we will let you know if we have space.

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Program Photos


samara2On Thursday, July 23rd, Lori Ogden conducted a cake decorating workshop for the Valatiepantojas with cakes final Free Library at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall.  At the end of the hour, the kids had created some beautifully decorated cakes.  Thank you to Lori,  and St.Luke’s for the use of the Hall.




This week we also welcomed Erica from the Children’s Museum at Saratoga who presented a halobuilding2program, “City by Design.”  The kids designed and constructed buildings out of recyclables and then placed these buildings into a “city.”  At this point, there was much discussion and planning about the best locations for the various buildings.  Kids left this family program with an appreciation for city engineering.  Thank you to Erica, Museum Educator, for a fun and informative Wednesday evening.


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Tuesday’s Hero!

mayor 4Each week on Tuesday afternoons in the gym of the Martin H. Glynn Municipal  Building, you will find kids, crafts and a community hero.  Yesterday, Tuesday, July 14, Valatie Mayor, Diane Argyle, was hero of the day and read several fables before the kids created some unique masks.  The audience was thoroughly engrossed in her reading of these fables to the point that they  “jumped” in unison at a particularly dramatic moment.  Thank  you, Mayor Argyle!

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Our Newest Patrons

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Congratulations and Thank You!

Impressive and Beautiful Photos!  A Chance to Trade  Photo Tips!  Good Snacks!  The Library Photo Exhibit at the Valatie Senior Center was the place to spend a couple of hours yesterday before heading back out into the wonderful sunny day.  Thank you to the photographers, the people who attended the exhibit, the VNET volunteers who baked and the Village for the use of the Center.  A very special thank you goes to JUDY HARRIS who spent several hours on Saturday helping to set up the exhibit and returned early on Sunday to make sure all the photos were just right for display.

Congratulations to the winners in 11 categories:
First Place:  John Alicea, Claudia Bailey, Ken Bovat, Carol Denton, Sierra Dexheimer, Beth (Marie) Meehan, Paul Roberts, Marie Stark,  Heather Sundwall

Second Place:  Thomas Acey, John Alicea, Corey Dexheimer, Ralph Gorgone, Ian Hemingway,  Dr. Joseph P. Lalka, Joan Lezette-Miller, Kelly Stammel, Heather Sundwall,  Jean Thomas,  Steve Wildermuth

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