Tuesday, April 13 – 7 p.m. Keeping the Body and Mind Functioning Well, an online presentation by public health educator, Victoria McGahan, of the Columbia County Health Department. This presentation may be moved to April 20th if Health Department Staff are needed for vaccination duty. Please call the Library (518-758-9321) to register so we can send you the link.
Thursday, April 22 – 7 p.m. – A Different Paint and Sip. Decorate a flower pot this month. Call the Library to arrange to pick up supplies and to register to receive the GotoMeeting link.
We apologize for the confusion, but we are reconstructing our signs for the Story Walk on the Trail behind the Valatie Free Library. The original signs could not withstand the high winds we have had in the past few weeks. When we have received formal permission from National Grid, we will construct stronger story signs, and hopefully, they will be up next week. Thank you for your patience.
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.
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.
Kanopy will go live this afternoon, Thursday, February 25, 2021. 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
Help the birds that you see around your house by making an easy bird feeder for your backyard. Pick up an identification chart of common feeder birds, your own bird identification journal and bird seed at the Library. Find a stick and an empty milk or juice carton and you are ready. Click here to watch Chuck’s video. Then hang up your bird feeder and watch for the birds to flock to your yard.
Nancy Kohler, local artist and enthusiastic art journalist, returns to the Valatie Free Library with a monthly series of art journaling workshops. No stranger to the Library, she has presented several workshops for families, kids and adults in past years and is looking forward to this new venture. We are enthusiastic about welcoming her again and sharing the videos she has made for us. To register, please click here. For more information or to register by phone, call 518-758-9321. Free supplies may be picked up at the Library. Click here to see Nancy’s current video.
Stay tuned for details about viewing the photos sent to the Library in December 2020 for our artistic recap of a most unique year in history. See how the photographers revealed hope and optimism in the face of so much that was overwhelmingly frustrating and sad.