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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have some great programs scheduled during October, November and December for adults and children. From Ghoulish Family Game Night; a half hour with Lloyd the Geek; a Mexican dinner of tacos de pollo dorados; programs by Michelle of Mud Creek; workshops for making the perfect pie crust, decorating Christmas cookies and doing crafts – adults and children; and of course, Book Club, Knitting and Crochet nights and story hours, the weeks are filled with fun activities. To see specific details, please click here or on “2016 Fall Programs” at the top of this web page.
A very special program takes place on October 18th when Bruce Hallenbeck joins us to talk about his newest book, Rock-in-Roll Monsters: the American International Story. Save the date and come to the Library to meet Bruce, hear about the creation of his book, see a brief documentary about the American International Story and enjoy coffee and desserts. Please read the following post to learn about the evening and about the author, himself.
ROCK’N’ROLL MONSTERS: THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL STORY by Bruce G. Hallenbeck
We invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Valatie Free Library, 1036 Kinderhook Street, for a special pre-Halloween presentation. Local author, Bruce Hallenbeck will take us on a journey through the world of American International Pictures, the film company responsible for such disparate movies as I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF (1957), MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964), THE WILD ANGELS (1966) and THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979).
The author will describe the crisis faced by the traditional American film industry in the early 1950s, a crisis due to one thing: television. Two men from totally different backgrounds pooled their talents and tapped into the burgeoning “teenage” market, and American International Pictures was born. Over the next 25 years, AIP would turn out genre films of every kind, from sici-fi and horror to “beach party” and blaxploitation. But the company also produced prestige pictures like WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1970) and box-office bonanzas such as LOVE AT FIRST BITE (1979). Hallenbeck’s book, ROCK’N’ROLL MONSTERS, tells the story of how AIP went from being purveyor of drive-in double features filled with monsters and mayhem to a major force in films whose “fast and furious” business model was copied and eventually adopted by the Hollywood mainstream. Continue reading
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.
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 Street
Cake Decorating with Lori: Friday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. Bring an unfrosted sheet cake or cake layer.