Click on Spring Programs in the Header above to see the programs planned for this month. This week: Story Hour and Spelling Bee for Adults and Teens. Call the Library (518-758-9321) for details.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 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!