Category Archives: Kids’ Programs

Information about programs for children.

Calling All Preschoolers!

Apple Printing at Story Hour – 9/12/17

Preschoolers, Caregivers and Younger Siblings, join us for Story Hour every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Valatie Free Library. Listen to stories, do a craft, meet Posie, the therapy dog, and have a snack. No registration is necessary. Just walk in – 1036 Kinderhook Street – 4 buildings down from the VMA.

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Red Apple Run Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors.  You helped to make the race a great success.

 
Thank you to our GOLD sponsors:
Diana Van Alstyne
Freeman Howard, P.C.
Great Lengths Hair Salon
Hennessy Insurance Agency
Kinder Farm Inc.
Kinderhook Runners Club
Law Office of Alexander Powhida
Samascott Orchards
VFL Staff

Thank you to our SILVER sponsors:
Anderson Agency Real Estate
Chatham Brewing
Chatham Village Auto LLC
Gilcrest Properties
Hannaford
Key Bank
Kinderhook Wine & Spirits
La Bella’s
Shooters Sports
Wicked Good Food & Company

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How did he do that?

Last night, Doug Bartels, local master magician, entertained a large audience at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall in the second Valatie Free Library Summer Wednesday Program.

With a mixture of comedy and amazing magic, Doug created a wonderful show for adults and kids. We thank Doug for a special evening and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church which generously donated the use of the Hall for the Library Wednesday programs. Thanks also to those who attended and to the brave children and one brave adult who “helped” our magician.

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STORYCRAFTERS RETURN – 6/28

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.

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Program 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.

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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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March / April Events at the Library

For Kids and Families

Game Night – Friday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Story Hour – Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12,19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Library (1036 Kinderhook Street).  Join us for stories, crafts, therapy dog Posie and snacks
Mud Creek Presentation – Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.  Michelle from Mud Creek will present an interactive program about amphibians.
Movie Night – Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 in the Library.  Join us half-way through April Vacation for a movie (To Be Determined), popcorn and soft drinks.

For Adults and Young Adults

Board of Trustees Meeting – Monday, March 7 and Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Library.  The Public is welcome to attend.
Book Club – Monday, March 14 and Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Library.  New York Times Best Selling Author Chris Bohjalian will join us in March via Skype or Speaker  Phone.
Knitting / Crochet – Monday, March 21 and Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Library.  Newcomers of all skill levels are always welcome.
Seasonal Plate Craft – Friday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.  Create an easy but very attractive snack / dessert plate.  Please register by March 7th so that we have the needed supplies.lesley's plate
Drawing Exercises with Margot – Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Library.  Each week a new technique will be presented by local artist, Margot Curran.
Cake Decorating with Lori – Fridays, April 8 and 29 at 6:30 in the Library.  Each week a new technique will be presented.  Please bring an unfrosted sheet cake or cake layer with you to class.  Tips, bags and frosting will be provided.

For All Ages

Submission of Photos for the Annual VFL Photo Competition – Tuesday, March 8 through Saturcameraday, April 2 during Library hours.  Matted photos must be submitted at the Library.  Children, teens, adults, seniors are invited to submit up to three photos per person to the competition.
Photo Competition – Sunday, April 10 from 2 – 4 p.m.  Join us to see the photos submitted by your friends and neighbors.  Coffee / Soft Drinks and Desserts will be served.  Location is being finalized.

 

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