Join us Monday, February 2nd for Knit/Crochet Group at 7 p.m. in the Library. We welcome beginners and experts., adults and teens. Teacher, Lesley Hallenbeck, is available to instruct beginners or help with any problems in knitting. Crochet lovers are welcome, and we usually have a crochet expert here also.
Join us on Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library to make a Valentine heart / candy container for someone special. Weave the paper heart and then fill it with candy kisses or other small gifts. We provide the paper, instruction from Ms. Lesley and the candy kisses. This project is for kids nine and older. Parents are welcome too. Registration is necessary as space is limited, and we need to make sure that we have enough supplies. Please call the Library (758-9321) to register.
Join us to watch PG movie, Second Hand Lions starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment. Young Walter (Osment) is stuck on his “crazy” uncles’ farm for the summer. He is first shocked, especially when they order an African lion through the mail, but gradually becomes intrigued by their mysterious past. Popcorn will be served, and one lucky movie-goer will win the movie itself. Movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. Adults and kids are welcome; we can accommodate about 15. Please register at the Library or call us at 758-9321. There is no charge to attend or to be part of the drawing for the movie itself.
Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 7th at the Valatie Free Library. From 9 a.m. till noon, enjoy a free breakfast of doughnuts and orange juice (coffee and water also available), take a free chance to win one of three popular DVDs and, if you wish, do a fast craft. Parents, we invite you to bring your kids; kids, we invite you to bring your parents.
Congratulations to Joan Kugler who was the winner of the Christmas Raffle. A special thanks to the donors who made the basket very enticing – Chris’ Cafe, Magdalena’s, Great Finds, Crazy Daisy, Tabitha Rex. And to all who donated and received tickets: our appreciation! All proceeds go to funding renovation of our new building.
On Saturday, October 18th, the Valatie Free Library was presented with the Spirit of Valatie Award at a ceremony in front of the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building.
In presenting the award, Dominick Lizzi, Village Historian, said:
“Honoring the Valatie Free Library is long overdue. It is the last of the 4 non religious organizations in the Village to be recognized- the Rescue Squad, the Valatie Fire Department, and the Santa Claus Club were previously honored.
“In presenting the Spirit of Valatie Award to the Library we are honoring the WHOLE institution- past and present which has served our community so well since 1931. Continue reading
Check out our fall and winter schedule by clicking on Fall/Winter 2014 above the Library logo or by clicking here.
We had a very successful 2014 Summer Program which would not have been possible without the help and support of many people. We would like to express our appreciation to the following:
Presenters and Teachers
Paws-to-Read: Barbara Hackel –for bringing her shelties / Marje Cartwright – for bringing Posey / Lisabeth Kelly – for helping with the dogs
Story Hour: Ashley Stever from the Fire Museum in Hudson / Erin Brady from Crazy Daisy / Lisabeth Kelly for bringing Queenie from the Old Chatham Foot Hunt Club / Ling Ling Xiang
Chess: Scott Boyce for teaching the Chess Workshop every Tuesday
Basic Drawing: Margot Curran for teaching the Workshop
Wednesday Volcano Program: Jill Leinung for reading, teaching the craft and demonstrating a volcanic explosion
Wednesday Evenings Assistant: Samantha Hesler
ICC Teacher Tuesday Readers: Alanna Almstead / Susan Hallenbeck / Melanie Moon / Erin Shull / Margo Storey
Pastor Slater and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church for the use of the Church Hall for Game Nights / O’Kenny’s for reduced-price soft ice cream cones for our Reading Challenge readers
Kids Attending Programs – You are the Greatest! / Parents / Grandparents / Caregivers for bringing your children to programs and helping when needed
The Mid-Hudson Library System has just introduced Encore, a brand new online catalog search with improved features to connect you with what you want faster than ever! The Valatie Free Library has just linked to it.
You will find the link in the right sidebar of our web page under the word Encore. It is a blank box, and you can type in a title, author, subject and have access to “one-stop shopping” – a single search box that will search across the millions of book, movie, ebook, and audiobook titles available to you through the Mid-Hudson Library System PLUS downloadable articles from over 7,000 magazine and journals! You will be able to check out ebooks and audiobooks right in the library catalog! Additionally, you will see all items you have checked out – books, media, ebooks and audiobooks– in your account. Be sure to check the left sidebar on the MidHudson catalog page. There you can limit your search to a particular format, to only what is available, etc. You will also be able to see which libraries own the item you are requesting. Call us with any questions.
As we continue to use Encore, we’ll post more information and tips.