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December 2022 Programs / Events

***4 TUESDAYS — DECEMBER 6TH, 13TH, 20TH & 27TH
STORYTIME @ THE MARTIN H GLYNN SQUARE: 
10:30 a.m. Join Mrs. Danielle for fun stories and maybe even some dancing!  Weather permitting.
***3 Mondays – December 5, 12, 19 / 4 Tuesdays – December 6, 13, 20, 27
Mahjongg Instruction – for Beginners on Mondays,  for More Advanced on Tuesdays.  1 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Registration is necessary.  Call 518-758-9321 to register.
*** 5 Fridays – December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30` 
***Mahjongg:  for those familiar with the game.  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Newcomers who play Mahjongg are welcome.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd
MASON JAR CRAFT FOR ADULTS: 6:30-7:30 p.m. We will be making a fun winter-themed mason jar craft.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
PAPER BAG WREATH CRAFT FOR KIDS: 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Stop by the library to make a fast, fun and BIG snowflake wreath. All ages.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
MONTHLY BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. 
@ the library. Newcomers are always welcome to attend.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
ANNUAL COOKIE DECORATING Event FOR KIDS: 2 p.m.
  Stop in to decorate holiday-shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread people cookies.  All supplies will be provided.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19TH
Board of Trustees Annual and Monthly Meetings:  7 p.m.   
The Public is welcome to attend all Board meetings.

Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 26 – Closed for Christmas Holiday

Thank You

We thank all who voted yes for the Valatie Free Library proposition in the recent election. We are grateful for your support.

New Feature – RECITE ME

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.

Kanopy – A Review

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, c
lick 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 valatiefreelibrary@gmail.com  If you were a Kanopy member when we last had a subscription, you need to re-register.  Feel free to call us for assistance.

Libby for Magazines Is Here!

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.