Raffle prizes! T-shirts to the first 100 registered runners! 5k orchard run and 1 mile kids run! Join us Sunday, September 10th for the second Red Apple Run for the Valatie Free Library. Click HERE to link to the online registration form. Click HERE to link to the printable sponsorship and race registration forms which you can complete and bring or mail to the Library.
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The Valatie Free Library Red Apple Run is just a month from now. Runners and Walkers, register on-line for the VFL Red Apple Run at https://www.raceit.com/search3/event.aspx?id=40925 For more information, see the post above this one or call the Library at 758-9321.
Freeman Howard, P.C.
Great Lengths Hair Salon
Hennessy Insurance Agency
Kinder Farm Inc.
Kinderhook Runners Club
Law Office of Alexander Powhida
Thank you to our SILVER sponsors:
Chatham Village Auto LLC
Kinderhook Wine & Spirits
Wicked Good Food & Company
The Valatie Free Library Summer Program kicks off this Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall on Kinderhook Street. Performing for the this event will be the Storycrafters, a locally and internationally known partnership who have received many awards for their performances, including:
- National Storytelling Network Oracle Award
- Cayman National Cultural Foundation Gold Medal for Creativity in the Arts
- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
- Parents Choice Award
- Storytelling World Award
- Multiple NYS Broadcasters’ Association awards for their family radio show, “Just Imagine.”
Publishers’ Weekly describes them as “top-notch family entertainment,” and we are proud to welcome them back to the first of our Wednesday Evening Summer Family Programs. Please join us this Wednesday as Barry Marshal and Jeri Burns present “Building a Better World . . . One Story at a Time.” Even if you have not registered for this program, feel free to attend. You won’t want to miss the action! Refreshments will be served. Call the Library (758-9321) for additional information.
If you have not registered for summer programs, visit the Library or call us at 758-9321 for information on availability. Click on “2017 Summer Programs” or “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 anytime for the reading challenge and win ice cream certificates for O’Kenny’s.
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.
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.
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.
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