Category Archives: Adult Programs

Information about programs for adults.

Summer Registration Continues

Registration continues all week for Valatie Free Library Summer Programs which begin with the Storycrafters on Wednesday, June 28th.  Click on “2017 Summer Programs” and  “Calendar” at the top of this web page for a listing of all the workshops and presentations.   Wednesdays are Family Nights with many presentations and hands-on activities.  Note the Magic Show with master magician, Doug Bartels.  It was not listed in the flier sent home from school, but  it will take place on July 5th.  Tuesdays have a variety of activities; new to  us this year are Comic Jam on July 11 and Makerspace on August 1st.  Sign up for the reading challenge and win ice cream certificates for O’Kenny’s.  Call the Library (758-9321) or visit us to register.

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New: Using the Library’s Resources!

Are you comfortable using Encore, the online catalog?  Is it easy to order ebooks and audio books on Overdrive?  Would you like to consult back issues of Consumer Reports from home?  Are you familiar with Zinio for Libraries and Library Elf?  These are 5 free resources available through the MidHudson Library System and accessible through the Valatie Free Library web page.  We can provide uninterrupted, one-on-one instruction in using any or all of  them.  Call the Library (758-9321) to register for a 45 minute session.  We will be happy to help you to take advantage of what your library provides.

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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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Drawing Exercises: Creative and Fun

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The workshop “Drawing Exercises with Margot” was very enjoyable last night.  It started with drawing what each participant thought was in the plastic bag he or she had drawn out of the “grab bag” and ended with some really great collages.  In between there was drawing with eyes closed, with the non-dominant hand, with graphite, with markers and with lots of cutting and pasting.  There are two more sessions, each completely different from this first workshop and each other.  So. . . feel free to join us for an evening of fun and creativity even if you could not attend last night.  Dates:  April 12 and April 19.  Time: 6:30 p.m.  Location:  the Library / 1036 Kinderhook Street.  Call us at 758-9321.

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This Week

We still have space!  Call us at 758-9321 to register.

Drawing Exercises with Margot:  Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library, 1036 Kinderhook Streetkatie's cake2

Cake Decorating with Lori:  Friday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.  Bring an unfrosted sheet cake or cake layer.

 

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Dates Reminder:

April 2 – Final Submission  of Photos for Annual Photo Competition  (Adults and Kids)
April 5 – First of 3 Art Exercises Workshops with Margot – Call the Library to register.  (Adults)
April 8 – First of 2 Cake Decorating Classes with Lori – Call the Library to register.  (Adults)

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Women of Valatie 4/15/2016

At 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 , the Valatie Free Library will be hosting Valatie Village Historian, Dominick Lizzi’s, presentation “Women in Valatie.”  The presentation is an overview of Valatie’s unique history and the women who participated in it.  Mr. Lizzi will cover the lives, struggles and hardships of women in one of the major rural mill villages in the Hudson Valley.  Long overlooked, both the village and its working class women will be brought to light by Mr. Lizzi in this 45 minute presentation which will take place at the Library, 1036 Kinderhook Street.

Dominick Lizzi is the author of  Valatie The Forgotten History: a Rural Mill Village, Microcosm of America, Governor Martin H. Glynn: Forgotten Hero and Let There Be Light: the Forgotten History of the Chatham Library, a Carnegie Legacy as well as numerous historical articles.

Although registration is suggested so that there is enough seating, walk-ins are welcome.   You can register by phone (758-9321) or at the Library.  Desserts and coffee/tea will be available after the presentation.  We invite you to share in this informative evening.

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