Category Archives: Kids’ Programs

Information about programs for children.

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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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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Good Doughnuts, Colorful Bookmarks, Fun!

breakfast1On Saturday, February 6th, Take Your Child to the Library Day, kids and adults enjoyed a breakfast of donuts, juice and coffee.  While the adults browsed or conversed, the kids also made some neat bookmarks.  We all had fun and thank the generous patron who donated the food!

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End of Year Programs

Join us for two special programs!

Owls Program for Kids 5 and Older: Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m.  Michelle from Mud Creek will present this fascinating program.  Join us to examine owl pellets and learn what owls eat.

gingerbread manChristmas Cookie Decorating for Kids and Parents:  Saturday, Dectotsj
ember 12 from 1 – 3 p.m.  St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall.  Please register for this program so that we have enough cookies.  Tots the Clown will also join us that day to entertain and to make balloon animals for all.

 

Our usual groups will meet as follows:

Book Club:  Monday, November 30 at 7 p.m.  The group will be discussing The Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.  Newcomers are welcome.
Board of Trustees:  Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m.  The Public is welcome to attend.
Story Hour:  Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10:30 a.m.
 Kids and Parents, join us for stories, snack, craft and Posie, our Library Therapy Dog.
Knitting / Crochet:  Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m.  Newcomers, beginners and experienced, are welcome.

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Friendly Ghosts and Big Smiles!

A few photos of the beaded ghosts made in the Halloween Craft Program on Wednesday evening.  Kids and parents had fun with the project, beading ghosts and pieces of candy corn, and they now have some new Halloween decorations to display.ghost and patty2lauren2ella2

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October Programs

October: For Kids
Story Hour for Preschoolers:  Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 a.m.  Fire Prevention, Pumpkins and more!  Special Guest on October 13 – Firefighter Fran.
Halloween Craft Program for Kids 7 and Older:  Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.  Create a Halloween design with beads– A witch, perhaps!
October: For Adults and Young Adults
Board of Trustees:  Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m.
Book Club:  Monday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Lyme Disease –
How to Prevent, Detect and Treat, a presentation by Victoria from the Columbia County Health Department: Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Victoria will be accompanied by a communicable diseases nurse, also from the Health Department.
Knitting / Crochet:  Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR THE CRAFT OR LYME DISEASE PROGRAMS, CALL 758-9321

FOR A LOOK AHEAD, CLICK ON 2015 FALL PROGRAMS AT THE TOP OF THE WEB PAGE.  

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