Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Trees Fell on The Library

To see the photos of the 2 pine trees that fell on the Library on Christmas Eve, click on FLICKR-TREES

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmastime in Schoharie

Christmastime in Schoharie @ The Library
started with Jody & Her Daughter
reading Christmas stories to the kids.

Then came the tree ornament craft; big decisions were made
about which color to add next...
The SCS Elementary Band Ensemble
played for alomst an hour...

...which this little reader ignored.

The happiest person was Mrs. Santos,
who won the raffle for the Arlene Vrooman "Santa is Coming" quilt!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Steve Krasner Writing Workshop

Sportswriter and children's books author Steve Krasner (yes, the Red Sox Steve Krasner) was here on Veteran's Day to present a writing workshop for kids/parents. I can tell you there was a LOT of enthusiastic "verbal participation" for parts of it, but I trusted the grownups to keep him under control!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Don Quinn is a "Real" Author!

Board Trustee Don Quinn was the guest of honor at a Book Launch Party hosted at the Schoharie Library by Friends and Family of the author. Don read from his first hardcover/published book titled "St. Maverick's." Don donated an autographed copy to the Library, so everyone will have a chance to read it.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kevin Hubbard

Classic guitarist Kevin Hubbard serenaded a rapt audience
Thursday evening. His newest CD, "Catnip," is available
for borrowing and is well worth a listen.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

The "Traveling Pants" Have Arrived!

Bring in your beads, your paints, your embellishments longing to be free
...and we will add them to The Pants. They are hanging in the Addition waiting for more attention - there is still some empty space ready to be filled!


Friday, August 8, 2008

Free Computer Classes

Board President Jody DeJong is again teaching a series of free computer classes at the Library. Class is held Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30. Class size is limited, so call 295-7127 today to sign up.
Aug. 14 - Microsoft Word - word processing for letters, etc.
Aug. 21 - Microsoft Excell - spreadsheets for budgets, etc.
Aug. 28 - Powerpoint - for presentations, computer photo albums, etc.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

S-G Museum's Butterflies

Glenville Traveling
Children's Museum
"Beautiful Butterflies"
program - remember, symetry!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Science in the Summer

"Science in the Summer" comes to the Schoharie Library on Thursday July 24th from 1-2:30 pm. School-aged children and their families can play with the approximately two dozen science stations that will be set up all around the building. Retired GE scientists Waxy Waxgiser, Joe DiPietro and Hal Webster will be here to explain the how and whys of each hands-on activity. Drop in any time!

Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Libray System and
the GE Volunteers: A Global Organization of General Electric Volunteers.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Melvin the Magnificent!"

"Melvin the Magnificent" (aka Joe Goode) and his
Magic Butterfly (see the wings?)/Bunny Hocus Pocus

entertained 64 people here Thursday!

Ant Farm

As a part of the "Catch the Reading Bug" Summer Reading Program, I bought an AntWorks farm from ThinkGeek.com. The harvester ants are living in a nutritious gel developed by NASA for experiments in space. I unplug the LEDs while the Library is closed, so the ants gets some "down time."

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Emily Davis and White-Nose Syndrome

Emily Davis, renowned spelunker and bat expert, will speak at the Schoharie Library on Thursday June 19th @ 7 pm. Her topic will be white-nose syndrome in bats, which is the apparent cause for many overwintering deaths in caves in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Skip West was Here!

Skip playing the kalimba (thumb piano)
Skip & Teddy the Bear
That trombone can get your feet moving!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Skip West in Concert June 7th

Skip West (from Wocester, NY) will play and sing and dance a concert at the Schoharie Free Library on Saturday June 7th at 10:30 a.m. A winner of the Parents Choice Gold Award for Children's Music, Skip plays guitar, mountain dulcimer, banjo, trombone, ocean drum and kalimba (thumb piano). He'll have us all singing, dancing, moving, and playing authentic instruments from other countries!
Skip's CDs will be for sale, too - "Blue Sky City," Share Your Song," "Daddy's Lullabies" and "All Around the World."

Friday, May 16, 2008

Library Vote May 20th

Voter Proposition - on the Schoharie Free Library
On the May 20 ballot there is a proposition that would authorize Schoharie Central School District to collect $55,000 annually to support and maintain the Schoharie Free Library. The current library levy is $50,000 and has been that amount for five years. The request for an additional $5,000 annually is to help the library defray rising costs of operating the facility. It is estimated that if approved, the additional cost to taxpayers would be two to three cents per thousand dollars of assessment.
Public Budget Vote, Tuesday May 20th, 9am-9pm at the school. Please show your support for the Library!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"The Senator's Wife" Rescheduled

The book discussion of "The Senator's Wife" has been rescheduled for Thursday June 5th @ 7 p.m., due to the difficulty of getting enough copies of the book. Hope to see you here!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Frank from Selkirk's

If you have to ask "Frank who?" than you're not from around here... Frank has been badly injured in a fork lift accident, and it's time to let him know how much his cheerful, friendly, personal approach has been appreciated. Please send him a card:

Frank Brimlow
c/o Bassett Hospital
One Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326-1394

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The Library will host a book discussion of "Tallgrass" by Sandra Dallas on Thursday May 29th @ 7 pm in the Eaton Community Room. It will be facilitated by Judith Prest. Copies of the book, a reminder slip, the complete schedule and a Selections booklet with descriptions of all the books chosen for this year's Books a la Carte series are available at the Circulation Desk. For more, see http://www.mvls.info/books

This series is made possible with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a State Agency. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"The Senator's Wife" Book Discussion

A book discussion of “The Senator’s Wife” by Sue Miller will be held at the Schoharie Library’s Eaton Community Room on Thursday May 1st from 7-9 pm. It will be led by Marcy McKinley, who declares this book “timely!” It is about a retired, multiple-philandering U.S. senator, his wife, and the young couple who live in the other half of a two-family house. The novel explores possible reasons for the behavior of political wives (for example, Silda Spitzer) and is bound to bring out some lively opinions.
Copies of the book will be available at the Schoharie Library. Please call 295-7127 with any questions.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Computer Classes for Beginners

Taught by Janet Spies, classes are for 4 consecutive Thursdays (3/20, 3/27, 4/3 and 4/10) at either 10am-noon OR 6-8 pm. Space is extremely limited, so sign up at the Desk ASAP. Janet plans to start at the beginning and progress as fast as the students can, rather than limiting sessions to one topic.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Programs Needed!!

Do you know anyone who would love to present a program at the Schoharie Library? Everyone seems to know of someone who does, except me! It can be for either children or adults, for fun or for learning, and doesn't have to involve books. Suggested topics are gardening, animals, history, genealogy, music, travel - you name it (except for political campaigning or religious prostelitizing). Please call me at 295-7127, email me @ sholib@midtel.net or send mail to PO Box 519, Schoharie, NY 12157.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thank You for Bail Money!!

Successful Jailbreak!

I was escorted to the pool-side jail at the Best Western by a Volunteer Deputy, loaned a cell phone to make my one call, photographed, had my money counted and itemized, was given a last meal and then was released - what a relief!

Thanks to all of you I raised $600, which is enough to send one of Jerry's Kids to camp for a whole week. Congratulations!

Monday, January 14, 2008

SSCCAP Workshop

Work with children out of the comfort of your own home!
Who: Schoharie county community members interested in becoming a licensed or registered child care provider and parents interested in quality child care.
What":A free presentation from SCCAP's Child Care Resource and Referral Program on how to get started todat.
Where: The Community Room at Schoharie Free Library
When: Tuesday January 15, 2008 @ 12 noon

Saturday, January 12, 2008


I'm going to be thrown into jail at B.W. Delaney's on Thursday January 24th unless I can raise $1,200 bail money!!

I am the only Library person to be arrested, and I want to show them how GREAT library people are! Stop into the Library to make your donation, or use the MDA info below.
I wanna be able to walk out the EXIT!

Click here to visit my Participant Page.
This year, I have the honor and pleasure of participating in MDA's 2008 Cobleskill Lock-Up to help "Jerry's Kids®". To reach my goal I need your help! I'd like to include you on my list of contributors who are helping me reach my goal. Your donation would help MDA continue the important fight against muscular dystrophy. Check out my web page by clicking on the link above. There you'll find all kinds of information about MDA, and be able to make your tax-deductible donation on-line using your credit card. MDA serves people in our community with neuromuscular disease by providing clinics, support groups, assistance with the purchase and repair of wheelchairs, braces and communication devices, and summer camp for kids. MDA also funds research grants to help find treatments and cures for some 43 neuromuscular diseases that affect people of all ages, right here in our community. I sincerely hope that you'll take the opportunity to support MDA. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail me. On behalf of the families MDA serves, thank you!
Warmest Regards,
Catherine Caiazzo
If the link above does not bring you to my Participant Page, cut and paste the address below into the address bar of your internet browser.