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Valatie Free Library Presents Alzheimer Association Program – 3/4/2020 at 6:30 p.m.

The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring an education program at the Valatie Free Library on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  This program is designed to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others.  The free program:  explores typical age-related changes, describes common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, offers tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns, explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis, details possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, identifies helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.  Refreshments will be served.  Walk-ins are welcome.
Call 518-867-4999 extension 1693 or email Jon Weaver at joweaver@alz.org to learn more to sign up.

Final February Events

The final February events at the Valatie Free Library are:
Paint and Snack for Adults – Friday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m.  Hannah returns to guide us in creating another great painting.  Refreshments will be provided.  Registration is necessary so that we have enough supplies.
Pizza and Movie Night for all ages – Saturday, February 29 at 5 p.m.  Pizza will be served at 5 and the movie immediately follows.  We will be showing Toy Story 4, a Pixar Animation Studios film.  The movie is rated PG.  Please register early so that we can determine interest in the event and the amount of pizza to have available.

Board of Trustees Meeting -2/24/2020

The Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. in  the Library.  The Public is welcome to attend.

Book Club – Monday, Sept. 9th at 7 p.m.

Book Club meets on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Library (1036 Kinderhook Street).  We will be sharing information about the books we have read this summer and then choosing several  books we would like to read and discuss this year.  Join us!  New members are always welcome.  Call the Library (518-758-9321) for more information.

Programming Resumes – 9/10/19

Thank you all for a wonderful summer.  Programming resumes on Tuesday, September 10th with Story Hour  at 10:30 a.m.  Preschoolers and Caregivers:  All are welcome!

Magic Show and Ice Cream Sundaes – Wednesday, August 14

On Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. the Valatie Free Library presents the last event of the 2019 Summer Program.  Master Magician Doug Bartels returns with “MAGIC.”  Come to the Library to be amazed and to celebrate a great summer of reading and wonderful presentations. End the night with ice cream sundaes!   All Ages are welcome to attend this family program at the Library / 1036 Kinderhook Street.

Fish Behavior – Wed. August 7

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 7 (10:30 a.m.) when Fran Martino of River Haggie Outdoors presents : Dance of the Moon & Tides and the effect on fish behavior. For ages 8 – 12. There are still openings; call 518-758-9321.

August 4 – 10 Programs

See second post in left sidebar for complete listing.

Family Program: Animal Embassy – Tues. Aug. 6

<img src="chris" alt="Chris">The Valatie Free Library will host Animal Embassy on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall / 1010 Kinderhook Street / Valatie New York.

Join Animal Embassy of Stamford, Connecticut on a  journey through the night life of the animal kingdom! Learn the differences between “nocturnal,” “crepuscular” and “diurnal” animals with live examples of each. Discover what these amazing creatures do at night.  Many have highly developed senses of hearing and smell, and specially adapted eyesight to help them navigate with the light of the moon and the stars . Explore the night-time activities and adaptations with live animals such as a Spectacled Owl or Indian Peahen, a Red-eyed Tree Frog, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mojave Ball Python, a long-haired Rabbit and a Solomon Islands Monkey-Tailed Skink or New Caledonian Giant Gecko!  All ages welcome.

For more information about Animal Embassy go to www.animalembassy.com

Shadow Puppets – Thank You, Brad Shur

Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets conducted another wonderful presentation at the Valatie Free Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 1 p.m.  Kids, and moms, made some great puppets and then using Brad’s special screen displayed them as shadow puppets.  Check out the pictures included in this post.

To see more information about Brad go to or click on https://www.paperheartpuppets.com

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