The Valatie Free Library will be closed on Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
Kids, join us during this week to make a patriotic windcatcher to honor the men and women in our military. All supplies are in the Children’s Area, and the project takes about 10 minutes to complete. Choose a book and then make a craft you can display on Memorial Day.
Thank you to Mayor Frank Bevens and the Village Board for their donation of rapid Covid testing kits to the Valatie Free Library for our patrons and community members. Visit the Library and pick up a test!
The Columbia County Libraries now have RECITE ME, a tool to make the information on our web pages accessible to all. On this web page, click on RECITE ME in the top toolbar. Then go to any article, hover at the beginning of the article or highlight the article and listen. RECITE ME will read the post and the caption under any picture included in the post. Call 518-758-9321 if you have any questions. Let us know what you think about this helpful new feature.
Thanks to a very generous donation by Theresa Hurley in memory of her sister, Mary C. Hurley, the Valatie Free Library again has a subscription to Kanopy. Valatie Free Library patrons may now stream films, documentaries and children’s programming for no charge. To use this service, a person must be a patron of the Valatie Free Library and not have fines or replacement charges of more that $10.
To use the service, click on the Kanopy icon at the end of the right sidebar on this page and follow the instructions to register and get started. You will need your library card barcode and pin. If you need help or have misplaced your card or forgotten your pin, call us at 518-758-9321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you were a Kanopy member when we last had a subscription, you need to re-register. Feel free to call us for assistance.
E-magazines are available now only on Libby or Overdrive. RB digital is no longer available. However, you still have access to the same magazines that were formerly in RB digital and can request and borrow magazines for 7, 14 or 21 days. Download the Libby App from the App Store or access Libby by clicking on the icon in the right side bar of this web page. You can read the magazine in the browser on your e-reader or download it so that it is available when you do not have an internet connection. Call (518-758-9321) for more information or assistance in using Libby.
On Wednesday, July 5, 2020, Master Magician Doug Bartels presented his special brand of magic for Valatie Free Library at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live. If you missed the show, check our Facebook page. You can watch it there anytime for the rest of the summer. It was great!
Doug is a master magician who is a member of the world’s most prestigious Magic Society, The Magic Circle. He is one of 147 U.S. magicians to be a member of this premier organization. He has performed for several years at the Valatie Free Library to enthusiastic and amazed audiences of kids and adults. Wednesday’s virtual audience was as amazed as our past in-library audiences. Thank you, Doug Bartels!
On Thursday, July 23 and Friday July, 24, Mr. Chuck will present two fascinating and fun art projects.
Today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m., join him for a Cartooning Workshop on GotoMeeting. Even if you have not already registered, you can still join the group if you email email@example.com so that he can send you the link. Do you like comics and/or drawing? Then this workshop is for you. Learn the basics of designing characters and drawing comic panels.
Tomorrow (Friday) at 10:30 a.m. is String Painting. Check our Facebook Page to see some of Mr. Chuck’s string paintings. They are cool! Email or call the Library if you would like to be part of this workshop, also on GotoMeeting. The link will be sent to you, and art supplies will be available at the Library. Stop by and pick them up. Have a smock ready!