Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ice Cream Recipe

I have had many requests for the Ice Cream recipe handout from the "What's the Scoop?" Scotia-Glenville Children's Museum program, so here it is!

Vanilla Ice Cream: Mix together in a clean 13-0z. coffee can 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup whole milk, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Put the lid on and place the can in a clean 34-oz. coffee can. Fill the remaining space in the large can with chopped ice and cover the ice with about 1/3 cup salt. Put on the lid and place the can on the floor. Roll the can back and forth for 7-10 minutes. Open up both cans. Scrape down the sides of the smaller can and replace the lid. Fill the outer can with more crushed ice and salt and replace the lid. Roll the can for about 7 more minutes. Serve immediately or freeze until later. Makes 8 small servings. [for Strawberry Ice Cream, use 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup whole milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons sugar and 8 oz. crushed frozen strawberries with sugar]

Friday, August 14, 2009

Larry was Hi-Larry-ious!

Larry the Incredible was just that - did you see the photos in the Times-Journal? If not, here are some for you to enjoy. So glad the weather cooperated and he could fling those Chinese yo-yo's outdoors!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sylvia and the Magic Trunk!

Sylvia Fletcher and her husband Chris brought her Magic Trunk ventriloquist show to the Library Thursday evening. Bet you wish you were one of the 62 people that came to enjoy them!
Sylvia and Smolder the Stega-dragon got along great with Sylvia and Chito the Spanish oppossum!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Computer Classes

Back by popular demand, Library trustee Jody DeJong will take a break from new motherhood long enough to teach three computer classes this summer. Space is limited, so call 295-7127 ASAP to sign up for your slot on a first come-first served basis.

Thursday July 23rd - 6:30 to 8pm - Digital Camera Basics - Please note that each person needs to bring their own digital camera, USB cord and software with them to the class.

Thursday July 30th - 6:30-8pm - Digital Camera Basics - Please note that each person needs to bring their own digital camera, USB cord and software with them to the class.

Thursday August 6th - 6:30 to 7:30pm - Powerpoint

Blues, Ice Cream and the Stars - It's August!

Bring your lawn chair and your appetite to The Library on Saturday August 15th at 7 pm and prepare to be entertained by a performance by the students of the 2009 Blues Band Camp of the Depot Lane Theater. So you don't go away hungry, they will also host an Ice Cream Social as a project to benefit The Library. And for those interested in seeing more stars after the concert, join Dudley Observatory intern Caitlin McKinley and her telescope for a look at the night sky!

For more Camp information, visit : http://www.midtel.com/~scha/childrentheatre.html

"What's the Scoop?"

Come to The Library on Thursday August 13th from 3-4 pm (let's hope for hot weather) for the story of ICE Cream, and top it off with the hands-on experience of making it!! Brought to you by the Scotia-Glenvills Children's Traveling Museum.

Visit their website at: http://www.travelingmuseum.org/

Larry the Incredible!

Coming to The Library on Thursday August 6th!
"Larry’s show is awesome! Filled with world-class circus skills and non-stop laughs, this interactive comedy show is guaranteed to leave you with a whole new vision of what a juggler really is! His unique comedic personality combines a blend of stand-up and physical comedy, as well as a healthy dose of audience participation to guarantee an entertaining event every time. Larry's no stranger to improvisation, making each performance seem original and fresh.
Larry's bag of tricks is endless, from the traditional, to the more unique styles of classic vaudeville, done with a modern style. High-energy humor, incredible juggling, and modern and upbeat music make this show a guaranteed hit!"

Shakespeare in Schoharie

On Friday July 31 @ 2 pm. the students from the 2009 Shakespeare Camp of the Depot Lane Theater will present a performance from the Imortal Bard outside under the trees.

http://www.midtel.com/~scha/childrentheatre.html for more information

Folksong Camp Performance

Come to The Library on Friday July 17th at 2 pm for a performance by the students of the Folksong camp of the Depot Lane Theater. This year, they will present Songs of the Underground Railroad AND Songs of the American Railroad Movement.

For more information on the 2009 camps, visit http://www.midtel.com/~scha/childrentheatre.html

Jay Mankita, Singer/Songwriter

"Jay Mankita presents concerts and workshops for children and families that promote kindness and respect, sustainability, healthy choices, literacy, and appreciation of our natural world. Programs are interactive and educational, and of course, always fun.
Jay tours in his veggie oil-powered van, the 'Veggie Voyager'. Jay enjoys demonstrating the van, and talking about alternative energy after his concerts."
His website: http://www.jaymankita.com/

Reptile Adventure is Coming!

The reptiles are coming to The Library on Thursday July 16th at 3 pm. "Touch a snake! Pet a turtle! See eye to eye with a South American frog! Plus, learn how these creatures live, what to do if you meet one in the wild, and more!" Jessica Shea will also lead everyone in a craft project.

Sylvia Fletcher, Ventriloquist

Sylvia Fletcher is coming to The Library on Thursday July 9th at 7 pm. "World renowned professional Ventriloquist, Comedian, Singer, Sylvia Fletcher will dazzle you with her amazing talent, charismatic singing, lively unforgettable characters, inanimate objects, and voice illusions that will lure audiences into her magical and intriguing world of comedy. "
Supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services."

The New Forest

We had 3 new trees/shrubs planted by Guernsey's Nursery yesterday to replace the giant dying pine trees that were safely cut down. The trees are red oaks, and generations to come will get to admire them in all their full-grown glory; we'll just muddle along as they grow...

Summer Reading Program

The 2009 Summer Reading Program is called Be Creative @ Your Library and will run from Monday July 8th through Saturday August 15th. Come in and sign up to read books, earn prizes, and enter to win either Dragonology or Dinosaur. There are programs to entertain and educate and keep your reading skills up to par (see the Events Calendar).

Paul Trotta - Primitive Tools & Weapons

Paul Trotta, primitive tool and crafts enthusiast, will discuss pre-Columbian technology at the Library on Monday July 29th a 7 pm. He will display and discuss the making of ancient weapons, sewing tools and musical instruments, flintknapping and more, bringing with him reproductions and ceremonial items. Open to the public and free of charge.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Author Ryan Smithson Coming

Ryan Smithson (from East Greenbush area) joined the Army Reserve when he was 17 years old. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as a heavy equipment operator. He will be here on Monday June 1st @ 7 pm to discuss his book, Ghosts of War.

Ghosts of War at the publisher site

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Walt LeClair Does Woodcarving!

News to you? Well then, come and watch him as he demonstrates his craft and shows you what can be done with a hunk of wood, sharp tools and imagination. Walt will be here Monday April 20th @ 7pm.
If you would like to try it yourself, lessons will be offered at B's Nest, 315 Main St., Schoharie, NY on Sat. April 25 & May 2. Call 295-7760 for more information.

Robert Hartnett - Skimmer Poet

Local poet Robert Hartnett will be sharing his own poems with children and adults on Saturday April 18th @ 1 pm.

Get a preview by going to Skimmer Poems.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bruce Hiscock Coming Again!!

Saturday March 28th @ 11 am, the author/illustrator of children's book will be returning to the Schoharie Library. This time, he will show a PowerPoint of his trip to Alaska (the state is celebrrating it's 50th anniversary!) featuring Denali, Fairbanks, grizzly bears and the Arctic National wildlife Refuge with 70,000 caribou. After that, he will demonstrate how to draw Alaskan Animals and help everyone make drawings of their own.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Book Review Evening

It was a wild and stormy night, but fifteen people came to the Library to enjoy an evening of oral book reports by their friends and neighbors. Maribeth Cutting, Josie Ennist, Dawn Johnson, Arlene Price & Don Quinn entertained and informed, and everyone enjoyed the homemade refreshments.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Book Review Evening

On Monday March 2nd @ 7 pm, come to the Eaton Community Room at the Schoharie Library to listen to what your friend & neighbors have to say about the books they've read lately. Dawn Johnson ("Saving the World" & "The Lost Painting"), Josie Ennist ("The Secret Life of Bees"), Marcia Stillman and Kathy Moeller are the presenters for tonight.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Singer Laura Boggs

Come to the Library Saturday morning Feb. 21st @ 11 a.m. to sing along with local artist Laura Boggs as she performs songs for children. Laura is a talented singer/songwriter who has performed at Capital Area clubs and libraries, and has made 2 CDs, "Whiskey and Springtime" and "Live from Professor Java's".
All are welcome!!

Fantastic Colored Lizards

Sounds like a rock band? No. it's the next program from the Scotia-Glenville Traveling Museum to be held on Friday Feb. 20th @ 1 p.m. Presenter Kathleen Curtis will discuss many insights about real lizards and bring colorful wooden lizards made by Zapotec Indians as well. There will be a lizard-related craft for children to do. Please sign up your interested children ages 6-12.