Category Archives: Events

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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Paper Heart Puppets Show Tuesday at 2 P.M.

Join us  on Tuesday, July 31st at 2 p.m. for something special.  Brad Shur will be joining us with his show, “Paper Mouth Puppets.”   Learn about the art of making paper mouth puppets.  Enjoy an interactive presentation.  Brad Shur is a puppeteer, puppet builder and  and the founder and lead artist of Paper Heart Puppets.  […]

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Wednesday’s Animal Embassy Program

Last night’s program was another wonderful experience presented by Animal Embassy, an organization dedicated to exotic animal rescue/adoption and environmental education.  Animal Embassy specializes in providing hands-on, educational and interactive experiences for people of all ages.  Children and adults enjoyed seeing the exotic animals: lizard, frogs, toad, chinchilla and six-month old emu.  Presenter Chris discussed […]

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Thank You, John Gray

On Saturday, April 21st, the Valatie Free Library hosted John Gray of Channel 10 News who spoke about his children’s book, God Needed a Puppy.  He kept his audience spellbound as he described why he wrote the book, the trials he encountered while trying to publish it and the amazing (to him, but not to […]

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Spring Break at Valatie Free Library!

Tuesday, April 3rd– Poetry Day- 12p.m. – 2p.m. Learn the method of Black Out poetry; create your own haiku and more! Ages 8+ Wednesday, April 4th– Relief Printmaking- 10:30a.m. – 12p.m. Join Mary Young as she teaches us the method of relief printing. Make several prints using different techniques. Materials include Styrofoam, found objects, and […]

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Calling All Preschoolers!

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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