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 :

"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:

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. 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

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:

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.