The Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, September 21 at 7 p.m. on GotoMeeting. The Public is welcome to attend. Just send an email to email@example.com and the link to the meeting will be sent to you. You do not need to have the GotoMeeting app to be connected.
As we start planning programs for the rest of 2020 and into 2021, we need your suggestions. What types of events would you like the Library to offer, remotely and, when safe, in person for adults? What programs would you like to see for your children? Please help us by clicking here to be connected to a very brief survey where you can answer these questions. When you finish the survey, just click on “Submit.” It will take just a couple of minutes, and you will be assisting us in offering programs that you and the community will like. Thank you in advance.
Have you completed the Census? The last day to submit your Census form is September 30, 2020. Visit the Valatie Free Library to do your Census online. We have a computer dedicated only to the Census and Staff who can help you. Your information will be immediately erased from the Computer when you finish. Do the Census online! Do the Census at the Valatie Free Library! Call us (518-758-9321) to let us know you will be here and need the computer.
¿Necesitan Uds. rellenar el censo? Visiten la librería Valatie (Valatie Free Library) para hacer el censo en linea. Nosotros tenemos una computadora dedicada solamente al censo y algunos empleados que ayudaránles. También nosotros borrarán su información cuando Uds. terminan el hacer de censo. ¡Hagan el censo! ¡Hagan el censo en la librería Valatie! Llamennos (518-758-9321) para notificarnos que Uds. estarán aquí y necesitarán la computadora.
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!
Have you filled out your Census form yet? Visit the Valatie Free Library to do it quickly and securely. We have one new computer dedicated to the Census only. Anyone who wishes to complete the Census online may use this computer and also receive help from one of our Staff members. Answer just 10 questions. Your responses are not shared with any individual or government agency, but they will help the Kinderhook / Valatie area receive necessary services in education, health and wellness care, and many other areas.
Households have until September 30th to respond to the 2020 Census. However, census takers have begun following up with households that haven’t responded. Millions of emails will continue to be sent into September. The messages alert households that time is running out and response to the 2020 Census is important for communities. The email messages will invite people to respond online at 2020census.gov.
People who receive the email and haven’t already responded should click on the link provided and complete the census online. It’s easy, safe and important. So, visit the Valatie Library and help your community by completing the Census on our dedicated computer.
Census video links: Click here to view a Census video
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Thursday, July 23 – 1:30 – Cartooning Workshop with Mr. Chuck. Whether you like Peanuts, Spiderman or graphic novels, this class is for everyone who loves comics and/or drawing. We will have fun with the basics of designing characters and drawing comic panels. Gotomeeting.
Friday, July 24 – 1:30 p.m. Gotomeeting. Craft Workshop with Mr. Chuck. Pick up your free art supplies at the Library.
Are you missing those tech sessions with Lloyd the Geek? Have you felt like throwing your phone or other device across the room during the last 3 months? Don’t despair: help is one free app away, and yes, it is help from Heather Lloyd. Join us on Thursday, July 16th at 1:30 p.m. in a GotoMeeting session as Heather shows us how to install the free app, Teamviewer. It is an easy install with Heather guiding our every move. Call the Library (518-758-9321) to register for this app installation session so that we can send you the link. Installation of the free app should take less than half an hour.
After that, you can work individually with Heather as she solves any tech problems on your device in real time and remotely. Your computer/phone, etc. can be your friend again.