Thursday, December 9, 2010

Door Wreaths

Many thanks to the Schoharie Valley Garden Club for the evergreen decorations on the front doors, and to our own Margaret Carballeira for the wreath on the Bridge Street entrance. It's beginning to look (and feel!) like winter/

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I will be closing early (@ 12 noon) on Saturday December 11th so I can attend the memorial service for Frances Tripp.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanks to KPI

...for donating clear plastic pieces, custom cut, for new shelving for the
PlayAways rack. So nice to be able to see the titles of ALL of them at once now.

Failed Furnace

If it seems colder upstairs to you right now, you're not imagining things. The Zone 3 furnace (the one in the attic) that heats the 2nd floor has rusted out the heat exchanger and is not safe to run, due to carbon monoxide fears. The furnace was installed in 2003...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Family Digital Photos for Christmas

As part of Christmastime in Schoharie, the Library will be taking digital family photos on Saturday December 4th from 10am-noon. See the sign-up sheet at the Circulation Desk for available 10 minute time slots. Backgrounds offered are traditional garland or winter wonderland with white batting and snowballs. Photos will be burned to a CD what you can take home with you and use anyway you want(cards, keepsakes, ornaments, etc.).

Lecture by Lee Lattimer

On Thursday December 2nd from 7-8:30 pm Mr. Lee Lattimer will present a program on the People and Places of the George Landis Arboretum. Lee, who is the Arboretum's historian, will speak of the founding and early history of the Arboretum with special emphasis on its founder, Fred Lape.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Schoharie Valley Garden Club Flower Show

The Schoharie Library is pleased to be the host site for the "Home for the Holidays" Schoharie Valley Garden Club flower show. Featuring beautiful arrangements all over the Library, this free, non-juried show is open to the public Thursday November 4 from 1pm-9pm, Friday November 5 from 10am-5pm and Saturday November 6 from 10am-2pm. Light refreshments will be available.

Friday, October 22, 2010

CHINA by Kate Berdan

The Schoharie Free Assoc. Library is proud to host a 1-hour talk and slide show by Kate Berdan on her trip to The People's Republic of China on Monday November 1st at 7 pm. Kate is a junior at Schoharie Central School and Tech Valley High. In July 2010, she attended a Chinese language and culture camp in the cities of Beijing and Xi'an.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

“A lucky break, an idea, a business - Applied BioPhysics”

On Monday October 4th, Schoharie resident Charles Keese will appear at the Schoharie Library. His talk will describe how he and Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever first discovered an instrumental method to study both normal and cancer cells at General Electric’s Research and Development Center and their journey to commercialize the device.

Today, Applied BioPhysics, located in the Rensselaer Technology Park in East Greenbush, manufactures the ECIS (electric cell-substrate impedance sensing) system that finds use in many biomedical research laboratories throughout the world.

Charlie Keese graduated from Cobleskill High School in 1962 and received his BS degree in physics from SUNY Albany and his Ph.D. degree in biology from RPI. For several years he taught at SUNY Cobleskill and then joined GE R&D in 1984 as a research scientist and the Department of Biology at RPI in 1989 as a senior research scientist. In 1991, with Ivar Giaever, he co-founded Applied BioPhysics and now serves as the company president.

Charlie and his wife Kathy make their home on Stony Brook Road in Schoharie.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

National Register of Historic Places

On Thursday September 23 @ 7pm, Barbara Waring will speak about her efforts to place the Gallupville Lutheran Church and St. Mark's Lutheran Church (Middleburgh) on the National Register. Come and learn the do's and don'ts of the process.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Website Coming

Still working on the new library website, since FrontPage isn't a viable option with our internet host for much longer. I have purchase Serif WebPlus4 and am having a great time playing with it. Anybody have any strong opinions about what they want included/excluded?


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nemo Movie Night

You are invited to come and join us under the sea for Nemo Movie Night on Thursday July 22 @ 7pm. PJ's are fine!. This is a Free evernt, BUT BRING YOUR QUARTERS. There will be a concession stand with all types of undersea movie snacks available for minimal cost. All Monies Collected Will Go Toward Our Amazon Wish List!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sidewalk Chalk Art Day

Calling All Budding Artists! Help us decorate the library sidewalks on Tuesday July 13th from 3-4pm on SIDEWALK CHALK ART DAY! Theme matches the Summer Reading Program of "Make a Splash...Read!" Artists of all ages and talents can come and leave their artwork on the sidewalk for all the world to see. Chalk will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own special colors if you wish.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Splash! Into New York State Water Science

Thursday July 8th @ 7pm. This program is presented by Carol Smalley and in this 90-minute hands-on program, participants will experience water with their senses; perform an auditory rain-making activity (while learning about the importance of water to all living things);
croak with the frogs (including the wood frog, the state amphibian) while creating their own musical notation system to record the sounds of nature; explore the physics of water by devising a musical water xylophone (to accompany the frogs); capture a moment of water time using haiku (based on the River of Words poetry project); and experiment with Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing (with a replica of a trout, the state fish).

Bonus - ice cream and strawberries after the program!

7/16 - check Carol's blog for photos of our program!

“This program was 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.”

Friday, May 7, 2010


Catherine C. Adams will present “Genealogy: How-To” at the Schoharie Free Library on Thursday May 13th at 7pm. Mrs. Adams, a genealogist who lives in Central Bridge, will teach the correct steps to take to locate family information, and will show several formats of recording that information. Ms. Adams holds memberships in several large genealogy databases and may be reached at .

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tom Putnam

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Fenimore Asset Management, will present "Investing in Wall Street-a Fair Street Perspective" at the Library on Thursday May 6th @ 7pm.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lt. Col. Dr. Joseph Luz

Dr. Joseph Luz, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, US Army Reserve,
spoke about his role and experiences on Monday April 12 @ 7pm.
Dr. Luz, who served in Iraq from 9/06 to 9/07
@ several military hospitals in support of combat troops,
has been recalled and will return to duties in Iraq in June.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mary Murphy

Sick of Winter and can't wait for Spring?!? Storyteller Mary Murphy will chase the grey away with her program "It Lights the Whole Sky." These stories celebrate the Return of the Light and the turning of the year. Come and get happy on RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY APRIL 22nd ON EARTH DAY @ 7pm.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dr. Luz to Speak ... Eventually

This free program will be rescheduled ASAP.
Dr. Joseph Luz, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserve, will speak about his role and experiences while serving in Iraq. NOTE: DR. LUZ HAS BEEN RECALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY AND WILL BE GOING OVERSEAS AGAIN IN MAY!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

NYSRA Quilt Raffle

The Schoharie Free Library is proud to host “The Black Quilt” raffle in the Public Gallery. Author signatures have been collected by the New York State Reading Association and worked into a unique work of art. For just $2/ticket (or $5/3), you get a chance to win autographs by Avi, Eve Bunting, Gary Paulsen, Diane DeGroat and more!
The NYS Reading Association is raising money for the Central Asia Institute. Founded by Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea,” the Institute builds and supports schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Tickets will be sold through Thursday March 4th, and the winners will be chosen March 8th.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmastime in Schoharie

The theme this year was Trains and Snowflakes, kind of a weird combination, but we made it work.
The craft tables were awash in glitter (still getting vacuumed out of the carpeting!) for the snowflakes...
...and the model train set-up (courtesy of the Schoharie Valley Railroading Museum) was a hit with the fathers AND the kids!

Ziggy the Zigster Returned!

Ziggy, the miniature performing horse owned and trained by Michele VonLinden, returned to show us his new tricks and some of his favorite old ones, too. He also brought a copy of his book "Ziigy Visits the Library" to give to the lucky raffle winner, and another one to give to the Library.
Notice his new sneakers, especially good for when he visits nursing homes - those floors are slippery!