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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New: Using the Library’s Resources!

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.

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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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Winners in Annual Photo Competition

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.

ICC Photo Class Photos

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

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