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The Great American Read, VFL Style

Since May 22, 2018, PBS has been hosting the Great American Read and will continue to do so until October 23rd, the Grand Finale.  During this time people have been able to vote and continue to vote for their best-loved books on a list of 100 best-loved American novels. For more information go to pbs.org/greatamericanread.  […]

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Voter Registration Day – Today, 9/25/18

Although the deadline for registering to vote is October 12, today is Voter Registration Day.  Visit the Valatie Free Library to pick up a registration form.  We also have absentee ballot applications available as well as instructions and general information about Columbia County 2018 Local Races.  Staff will be happy to help you with any […]

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Upcoming Events 9/25 – 9 / 29

for Kids: Story Hour – Tuesday, September 25th – 10:30 a.m.  Preschoolers and siblings: Listen to stories, do crafts and enjoy snacks. Lego Challenge – Tuesday, September 25th from 3 –  6 p.m.  Have fun making anything with Legos; go home with a treat!  Kids of any age:  Come in anytime between 3 and 6 to […]

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The Final Program – Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30

August 8, 6:30 p.m. Join us for the Sound Explorers, a program that includes making instruments from recycled materials, unique sound science experiments, group movement, “sound stories,” listening games & more. Matthew Cantello, presenter tonight, describes Sound Explorers:  “SOUND EXPLORERS and SUPER SONICS are fun, educational experiences for children of all ages that awaken and develop […]

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The Spoonman Will Be Here – 8/3 at 6:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the show:  Jim Cruise, Interactive Family Comedian will play the spoons, create a mountain band of audience members, do outrageous impressions.  “It’s a spoonful of fun.”  Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 3rd.  Click here to go to the Spoonman’s web page to read more about him.  His brief bio is interesting […]

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Anita Sanchez – The Importance of Slime – 8/2 at 1 p.m.

Today, August 2 at 1 p.m.  Anita Sanchez returns with “Slime Time:  Meet Some Slugs, Snails and Worms.”  Why is slime so vital to the survival of these creatures?  Find out why Ms. Sanchez admits to having a sneaking fondness for slugs. She says, “They’re not crowd-pleasers like, say, fireflies. But here’s the amazing thing—if it weren’t for […]

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