Category Archives: Kids’ Programs

Information about programs for children.

The Next Two Weeks at VFL

Tuesday, November 7th (10:30 a.m.)  Story Hour for preschoolers, caregivers and younger siblings. Drop in before you go to vote, and enjoy stories, craft, snack and Posie, our wonderful therapy dog.  She can’t wait to see you!

Wednesday, November 8th – Heather Lloyd (Lloyd the Geek) tech wizard, will be here to problem-solve your computer, phone, tablet, laptop frustrations.  Two slots, 4:30 – 5:15 and 6:00 – 6:45 are open.  Call soon!

Friday and Saturday,  November 10 and 11 – the Library will be OPEN, as usual.

Monday, November 13 (7:00 p.m.) – Book Club meets.  We will be discussing The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood.  Newcomers are welcome.

Tuesday, November 14 (6:30 p.m.)  Intro to Essential Oils.  Adults, join us to learn about all natural solutions for yourself and your families.  See the amazing benefits of doTERRA essential oils:  what they are, how and why to use them.  Light snacks will be provided.  Call the Library to register as space is limited.

Saturday, November 18 (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)– BOOKS AND BAGELS – Amy DeWeerd, Valatie resident and author,  will be in the Library to talk about and sign copies of her children’s book, Scooter and Sophie, a True Story .   Bagels and coffee/juice will be served.  Books will be available for purchase.

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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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