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Recent Library Programs

 

Below see photos of two of our recent library programs: computer problems assistance with Lloyd the Geek and a craft workshop with Laurie.  Help solving computer, tablet, laptop, e-reader, cell phone problems is available at the Valatie Free Library on the second Wednesday of each month.  There are three forty-five minute sessions each help session.  Call to schedule an appointment.  Two more spring craft workshops for kids, one on May 9th and the other on June 6th, are also scheduled.  Join us to make a Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gift.  Call to register.

 

Heather (Lloyd the Geek) helps Mimi and Al with a computer problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie shows kids and parents / grandparents how to decoupage a terra cotta pot in which they planted marigold seeds.

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JOB POSTING

The Valatie Free Library is searching for an individual to serve as program coordinator.  The person selected for the position would be responsible for planning and coordinating children’s activities and working with the director in planning and coordinating activities for adults.  He/she would be working 15-20 hours a week, performing programming duties as well as working at the circulation desk and substituting for other staff, if necessary.

Requirements for the Position

Candidates must:

  • enjoy working with children
  • be able to plan and execute crafts and activities for children and adults
  • be able to work varied hours in the summer
  • be computer literate
  • be comfortable helping patrons with basic computer skills
  • be flexible, as substituting for another staff member is sometimes necessary

Interested persons may submit a letter of application and a resume which includes work and education background as well as names and phone numbers of references to Elizabeth Powhida, Library Director/Valatie Free Library/PO Box 336/Valatie, New York 12184.  Applications may also be brought to the Library, 1036 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, New York.   For additional information, please call the Library at 518-758-9321.

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Winners in Annual Photo Competition

The following are the winners in the 10 categories in the Valatie Free Library Annual Photo Competition.  The winners were announced at the Photo Exhibition which was held at the Valatie Senior Center on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

ICC Photo Class Photos

Ichabod Crane Photo Class:  1st Place: Ellie Plourde, 2nd Place:Karina Speer, 3rd Place: Nicholas Johnston

Under 18 (Best of submitted photos for each entrant):  Dewey Hoff, Age 4;  Grace Hoff, Age 7;  Blaise Perez, Age 9; Grace Landry, Age 11; Madison Slovak, Age 13;  Corey Dexheimer,  Age 15

Flowers:  1st Place:  Steve Wildermuth,  2nd Place:  Marie Meehan

Architecture:  1st Place:  Shanna Perez,  2nd Place:  Steve Wildermuth

Nature:  1st Place: Paul Abitabile,  2nd Place:  Brother Gilbert Pretto

Landscape:  1st Place: Ralph Gartner,  2nd Place:  Shanna Perez

People:  1st Place: Marie Meehan  2nd Place:  J. P. Gontier

Insects:  1st Place: Stacie Cole,  2nd Place: Brother Gilbert Pretto

Miscellaneous:  1st Place: Bridget Arnold,  2nd Place:  Karen Stodolski

Animals:  1st Place: Sherry Griffin,  2nd Place:  Sierra Dexheimer

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Annual Photo Exhibition – 4/2/2017

 

Just  one of the 83 photos submitted to the annual VFL Photo Competition: a cat with quite the personality!  The exhibition of all the photos took place on Sunday, April 2nd at the Valatie Senior Center.  Thank you to Mayor Argyle and the Village Board of Trustees who approved our request to use the Center for the Exhibition which featured photos submitted by community members and other Columbia County residents.  Photos were taken by children (age 4 the youngest), the ICC Photo Class, adults and senior citizens.  Certificates were awarded at 3:30 p.m. to first and second place winners in 10 different categories.  Thank you also to Irene Morrissey and the Seniors for supporting our using their facility for this event.  Please visit the Library to see more of  this year’s photos.

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Thank You to the Columbia County Health Department

Thank you, Victoria McGahon and Cheryl Ronsani, Columbia County Health Department Health Educator and  Communicable Diseases Nurse respectively, for their excellent presentation last night on the Zika virus and ticks and the spread of Lyme disease.  They shared information about the spread of Zika, the optimum time for testing for its presence in a potentially infected person, preventive measures and the effects of the disease, much of which was unknown to the people who attended this program at the Library.  Additionally, they reviewed information about the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease to be aware of after a tick bite,  detecting and removing ticks and when to seek medical help.  As spring and summer approach, a very timely concern in the Northeast!  We appreciate these women giving their time and expertise to make the community more aware of these two insect-bourne diseases.

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Thank You!

Thank you to all who supported our Saturday, December 3rd fundraiser at the Library.  We appreciate your generosity.  Thank you also, Kristen D’Ambrozio and the LuLa Roe Company for sponsoring this event to help VFL.  It was a fun day at the Library.

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Remaining November Programs!

for Adults

COMPUTER ASSISTANCE

Monday, November 21st from 4:30 – 6:45 in the Library. Sign up to work with Lloyd the Geek (Heather Lloyd) for 45 minutes to troubleshoot problems on your computer, laptop, tablet, e-reader or phone.  Call to register.  WE STILL HAVE TWO OPENINGS.  GIVE US A CALL!

THE ZIKA VIRUS:  WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
On Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Library,
Victoria from the Columbia County Health Department will discuss the latest information about Zika.  Stop by or call to register or, if you find yourself free that night, just drop in.

KNITTING
Join us on Monday, November 28th at 7 p.m.
 in the Library to work on your knitting/crochet projects.  Share ideas, get tips, have fun!  Newcomers of any skill level, even beginners, are welcome to join us.

 

for Kids

STORY HOUR
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.  Preschoolers and parents/caregivers are invited to join us for stories, crafts and snack.  Posie, our therapy dog friend, will be here too.

 

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