The Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Church Street Library on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
The Library will host a presentation: An Overview of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) by Pat Anders on Sunday, March 9th at 1 p.m. Please join us in the Church Street Library, 3203 Church Street, as Pat discusses the NAMI Organization, programs offered by NAMI and the NAMI Family to Family Education Program, a 12 week course which offers education and support for families of people with mental illness. Take part in the question and answer period; Pat will be happy to give you the information you want about this valuable community resource. Refreshments will be served. Please call the Library (758-9321) to register for the March 9th presentation.
for Kids: Story Time – Tuesdays at 10:3o a.m. / Spring Craft – Wednesday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m. / Mud Creek Environmental Program with Chelsea Benson – Wednesday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m.
for Kids and Adults: Chess – First, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. / Photo Competition and Exhibition – Sunday, April 6th from 2 – 4 p.m.
for Adults: Book Club – March 31st at 7 p.m. / Knit and Crochet Club – Tuesday, March 11th at 6 p.m. and Monday, March 24th at 7 p.m. / Book Talk: Local Author Will Swift Discusses His Newest Book, Pat and Dick: the Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage, Thursday, April 3rd at 7 p.m. / An Overview of NAMI by Pat Anders
See the following posts for additional information about the above events.
Spring Craft for ages 6 and older: Wednesday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Mud Creek Environmental Program with Chelsea Benson for ages 5 and older: Wednesday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. Topic for the program is frogs and pollywogs.
It’s that time of year again! The Valatie Free Library is hosting its annual photo competition and exhibition. Check through your photos or take an opportunity to go on a photo “shoot.” Choose one – to three photos and submit them between March 10th and March 29th to the competition. On Sunday, April 6th join us at the exhibition from 2 – 4 p.m. to see the photos submitted by your friends and neighbors.
The competition is open to adults and students of all ages. Click here to access a printable entry/guideline form to submit with each of your photos.
Join the Knitting and Crochet Club on Tuesday, March 11th as Crochet Expert, Tabitha Rex, teaches basic crochet stitches. Lessons begin at 6 p.m. in the Church Street Library. If you have a crochet hook and some light colored yarn, please bring them with you. If you don’t have these items, we will have yarn and hooks available. High School students are welcome to attend. No registration is required.
The Book Club will meet on Monday, March 31st at 7 p.m. in the Library to discuss Pat and Dick: the Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage by local author, Will Swift. New members are always welcome.
On Thursday, April 3rd, the Valatie and Kinderhook Libraries will host a Book Talk by Will Swift. He will be discussing his newest book, Pat and Dick: The Nixons, An Intimate Portrait of a Marriage. We invite you to join us at the Valatie Senior Center on Williams Street in Valatie at 7 p.m. to meet Dr. Swift and to hear about his research for this fascinating account of the Nixons. Will Swift is the author of The Roosevelts and the Royals and The Kennedys Amidst The Gathering Storm. A reception will follow the presentation. To read an interview of Dr. Swift by Times Union writer, Leigh Hornbeck, click here.
Thank you to the Knitting Club for making the Valatie Free Library colorful and festive in time for Valentine’s Day. Special appreciation goes to Tabitha, champion heart maker and crochet instructor, and to Lesley and Jennifer for making and stringing the garlands throughout the Library. Stop in and admire!
A big shout out to Tots the Clown for making the Valatie Library a fun place to be during Winter Walk last Saturday. In spite of the snow and ice, 113 people walked up the Church Street Hill to see her make some amazing balloon creations – snowmen, swords, all types of hats, and, of course, an assortment of animals, including reindeer. Thank you, Tots and our visitors! A special appreciation to Becky Leggieri and our wonderful VNET for the delicious cookies!