Beginning September 1st, Becky Hoff, VFL’s Assistant Director, will be working at the Library on a very limited substitute basis. She will be a full-time stay at home mom. In the five and a half years she has been with us, Becky has been a skilled and dedicated addition to the staff, andwe will miss her expertise. If you are in the Village on Saturday or Monday, stop in and wish her the best in her “new” role.
Because the first Monday of September is Labor Day, the meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place on Monday, August 31, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Library. The public is welcome to attend.
Click on Red Apple 5K Race at the top right hand corner of this page to print a race application or follow the directions in the left sidebar to register electronically. Print applications may be brought to the Library (3203 Church Street, Valatie) or mailed to Valatie Free Library / PO Box 336 / Valatie, NY 12184. Register by the Early-Bird Registration date of September 8th and save five dollars. Kids planning to do the 1 mile run can register any time, including the day of the race. For more information, call the Library at 758-9321.
Our 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!
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.
On Thursday, July 23rd, Lori Ogden conducted a cake decorating workshop for the Valatie 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 program, “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.
Each 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!
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
Craft Night was a big success. Everyone enjoyed painting the flower pots, preparing the soil and then planting Johnny Jump Ups. A sure sign of spring!