Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Caroling at the Library
THIS SATURDAY 
December 21st
 
11:00am-1:00pm
Come help make a joyous noise 
with a talented group of 
Schoharie youth musicians
under the direction of
SCS music instructor
Jessica Gould
as we ring in the season
with a caroling good time!


See you at the Library!

Monday, December 16, 2013

At Last - A LLAMA!

Heifer International Thank You Card
A LLAMA!
The 2011 Summer Reading Program is finished at last!  Remember the llama poster on the door that survived Hurricane Irene?  The whole reason for that was to donate a "llama" to Heifer International on behalf of all the kids that read books.  Well, as you can see from this Thank You card, I did!         Cathy

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Schoharie Free Library December Events
www.schoharielibrary.org
295-7127

Mondays Knitting & Needles 6:00-9:00pm Open time.
Bring your latest project to share. Quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, crafting...
The group is currently working on Snuggles blankets for the animal shelter.
Pick up yarn to work on at home or join us! See Cathy for details on blanket sizes.

Tuesday December 3rd & 17th Movie Morning
10:15am-11:45am
(All are welcome!)
Come and watch a movie with your friends!
The Library will have chips and cheese puffs to share!
December 3rd; 12 Dogs of Christmas December 17th; Muppets Christmas Carol

Tuesday December 10th Game Day
10:15am-11:30am
(All welcome!)
Come to the Library and play games with your friends.
Games provided, but new games always welcome!

Tuesdays Munchies & a Movie
2:00pm in the Eaton Room
Come to the Library and watch the greatest movies of yesterday and today.
Enjoy munchies as you watch movies centered around December's Theme:
Tis the Season
November 26th Radio December 3rd The Three Godfathers
December 10th We're No Angels December 17th The Christmas Carol (with Alistair Sim)


Monday, December 2nd & 16th Chess Club
(All Ages/All Abilities) 7:00-9:00 pm
Beginners to experts come together every 1st and 3rd Monday
in the Eaton Room learn new strategies and play!
Storytime every Friday morning with Mrs. Jill Sholtes
10:00-11:00am (Pre-K+ & Homeschoolers welcome!)
Themes for November:
December 6th Christmas
December 13th Christmas Cookies December 20th Christmas
Join Mrs. Sholtes as she reads stories
and creates a craft surrounding the weekly theme.

Friday Reading Group
10:45am-11:30am
(All welcome!)
We are currently reading and discussing the book Charlotte's Web.
Come to hear a great story and share what you have learned with your friends!

Monday December 2nd 6:00-7:30pm Science @ the Library
We are going on the road to bring the MVLS program
Science @ the Library to Schoharie Central School
(136 Academy Drive Schoharie)
Join us for a room full of hands-on science activities
Drop in anytime, no registration necessary

Thursday, December 12th 6:30pm
Bedtime Storytime
Twas the Night Before Christmas
(All ages)
Come in your pajamas ready for your long winter's nap
as we read this timeless classic!
Fun for the whole family!
Craft, Cookies & Hot Cocoa will round out the evening!

Friday, December 13th Mommy & Me
11:00am-12:00pm
Come play at the library before lunch and your little one's afternoon nap. Join Samantha Spor for a time of play and socialization.
Caregivers and their little ones welcome!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Schoharie Free Library November Events
www.schoharielibrary.org
295-7127

Mondays Knitting & Needles 6:00-9:00pm Open time.
Bring your latest project to share. Quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, crafting...
Share what you are working on with others!


Tuesday November 5th & 19th Movie Morning
10:15am-11:45am
(All are welcome!)
Come and watch a movie with your friends! The Library will have popcorn and cheese puffs to share!
November 5th Mirror Mirror; November 19th Squanto: A Warrior's Tale


Tuesday November 12th & 26rd Game Day
10:15am-11:30am
(Homeschoolers welcome!)
Come to the Library and play games with your friends.
Games provided, but new games always welcome!


Tuesdays Munchies & a Movie
2:00pm in the Eaton Room
Come to the Library and watch the greatest movies of yesterday and today.
Enjoy munchies as you watch movies centered around November's Theme:
Movies that Inspire
November 5th The Fighter; November 12th Facing the Giants
November 19th My Afternoons with Marguerite; November 26th Radio

Monday, November 4th & 18th Chess Club
(All Ages/All Abilities) 7:00-9:00 pm
Beginners to experts come together every 1st and 3rd Monday
in the Eaton Room learn new strategies and play!
Storytime every Friday morning with Mrs. Jill Sholtes
10:00-11:00am (Pre-K+ & Homeschoolers welcome!)
Themes for November:
November 1st Pyramids; November 8th Native Peoples;
November 15th Teddy Bear Day; November 22nd Thanksgiving
Join Mrs. Sholtes as she reads stories and creates a craft surrounding the weekly theme.

Friday Reading Group
10:45am-11:30am
(Homeschoolers welcome!)
We are currently reading and discussing the book Charlotte's Web.
Come to hear a great story and then share what you have learned with your friends!

Thursday- Saturday November 14-16
(library hours)
Tis the Season” non-juried flower show
The Schoharie Valley Garden Club will be holding their
Tis the Season Flower Show” right here at the Library.
This show is open to the public.
Free admission. Refreshments will be available.

Saturday November 16th International Games Day 10:30am-1:30pm
(All ages)
The Library will be awash with games for all ages in celebration of
International Games Day.
Mr. Richard Moody, a chess player who has played against chess engine Houdini 3 (top honors winner at the TCEC tournament) and won will be on hand to play simulations and moderate a tournament.
Be a part of a worldwide event celebration games.
Board and card game events will be ongoing in conjunction with the tournament. Prizes!
Pre-registration requested.

Mommy & Me November 15th 
11:00am-12:00pm
Come play at the library before lunch and your little one's afternoon nap. Join Samantha Spor for a time of play and socialization.

Caregivers and their little ones welcome!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Schoharie Free Library October Events
www.schoharielibrary.org
295-7127

Mondays Knitting & Needles 6:00-9:00pm Open time.
Bring your latest project to share. The new group project is a hat/scarf/mitten project using donated yarn to benefit SCCAP as part of their fall “Coats for Kids” program. If you are unable to make it to the group but would like to participate please drop by the library to pick out your yarn. Projects can be as plain or as fancy as you wish.

Tuesdays Munchies & a Movie
2:00pm in the Eaton Room
Share with Grandma and Grandpa the news about Munchies & a Movie, a chance for them to come to the Library and watch the greatest movies of yesterday and today.
They can bring their munchies or have some of ours.
Theme for October is Flights of Fancy
Call the Library for specific titles

Monday, October 7th & 21st Chess Club (All Ages) 7:00-9:00 pm
Whether expert or just beginning, join an enthusiastic group of chess players every 1st and 3rd Monday in the Eaton Room learn new strategies and play!

Storytime every Friday morning with Mrs. Jill Sholtes
10:00-11:00am Pre-K+ & Homeschoolers welcome!)
Themes for October: October 4th Poetry; October 11th Columbus Day;
October 18th National Nut Day; October 25th Apples
Join Mrs. Sholtes as she reads stories and creates a craft surrounding the weekly theme.

Read for the Record October 3rd I”M WITH OTIS!!!
6:30-7:30pm
Help the Library and Otis break the world record for most people reading the same book on the same day! Last year 2.3 million people joined together. Let's break that record!
Come in your jammies! Bring your whole family for an hour of activities as we read “Otis” by Loren Long with the help of our large screen TV.
Registration is not requested, but not necessary.

Mommy & Me October 18th
11:00am-12:00pm
Come join an enthusiastic group of Mommies (caregivers) and their wee ones for a time of play and socialization.

Benefit Concert with the Lost Radio Rounders!
Saturday, October 26th 2:00pm
Schoharie Central School High School Auditorium
The Lost Radio Rounders will be performing
Carl Sandberg's American Songbook”
on behalf of the Library as part of the continued rebuilding process.
Come out and support the Library and hear some fantastic 'old time' music.
Admission by donation
ALL proceeds benefit Schoharie Free Library's rebuilding project.


 

I'm With Otis
Jumpstart's Read for the Record!

Thursday, October 3, 2013
6:30-7:30pm

 

Dear Friends of Schoharie Free Library,

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a world record???  Well now is your chance!  Tell all of your friends and neighbors to stop by the Library this Thursday night at 6:30pm and help us as we join with Jumpstart to Read for the Record.  Make it a family night and spend the evening at the Library assisting us in helping to break the world record of 2.3 million readers reading the same book on the same day! Cuddle up together as we read Otis by Loren Long while you watch the story unfold on our large screen TV.

The Library has purchased a set of Loren Long books that will be available for check out the night of the 'read'. Come dressed and ready for a bedtime story (jammies are acceptable!).

Enjoy family crafts and activities to celebrate this momentous event! Every participant will receive a Certificate of Participation!

This is the one time each year where MILLIONS of people come together to celebrate literacy. Jumpstart's mission is to work toward the goal that one day every child in America will enter kindergarten “ready to succeed”.

Registration is NOT required, but always appreciated so that enough materials are available!

Call 295-7127 or drop by the library and let us know....

I'm With Otis!
See you at the Library!

Erika Schmid
Program Director

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fantastic day - great help, great weather, great turn out!  Thanks to everyone who baked, carried, stood on their feet for hours, and always with a smile.  And of course thank you to all the people who spent money to help our Library!
Cathy

Friday, September 6, 2013

Welcome to Fall!

A big welcome back to school from Schoharie Free Library! A great big thanks to all those who helped make our Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program such a blast! The Library is now kicking into “Back to School” mode and will be adding new programs monthly for all ages.

We are always looking for programming volunteers to assist us in meeting the needs of the community and are currently looking for a volunteer to facilitate a Mommy & Me program. The parameters of this program are broad in scope with the program consisting of a parent/infant(toddler) interactive program involving playtime for little ones and “Mommy time” (caregiver time) socialization for mommies/caregivers. If you are interested in facilitating this program please contact Program Director, Erika Schmid, at 295-7127.

A special programming note. For the month of September only Chess Club will be meeting the 3rd and 5th Mondays (September 16th and 30th) due to the Labor Day holiday.

Regular Programming

Mondays Knitting & Needles 6:00-9:00pm Open time. All ages/All skills. We are expanding! Bring your latest project to share. Whether it be knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting. The new group project is a hat/scarf/mitten project using yarn donated to the library. If you are unable to make the group please feel free to stop in and pick out your free yarn for your project, which can be either as plain or fancy as you wish. Finished items will be donated to SCCAP (Schoharie County Community Action Program) to be given away as part of the annual “Coats for Kids” program this fall. Call 295-7127 for details.

1st and 3rd Mondays, Chess Club in the Eaton Room at 7:00pm. Join an eclectic group chess players as they hone their skills. All ages and abilities are welcome. Regulation tournament chess boards are provided or you may bring your own. A special programming note. For the month of September only Chess Club will be meeting the 3rd and 5th Mondays (September 16th and 30th) due to the Labor Day holiday.

Tuesdays, Munchies & a Movie in the Eaton Room every Tuesday at 2:00pm. September is MYSTERY Month at the Library! Join our hostess Linda Lown as she shares her favorites from this genre every Tuesday afternoon beginning at 2:00pm. Showing September 10th Gosford Park (R), September 17th Shadow of the Thin Man (N/R), September 24th Doubt (PG-13). Munchies are provided or you may bring your own to share.


Fridays, Storytime with Mrs. Jill Sholtes at 10:00am. (Ages Pre-K+) Storytime is back! Join Mrs. Sholtes as she joins us in the 'reading rocker' for an hour of stories and crafts. Theme for September 13th is Patriot Day!

Friday, August 9, 2013




Dig Into Reading
Summer Concert Series










 
 Dear Friends of Schoharie Free Library,

We are entering our final week of our 2013 Summer Reading Program Dig Into Reading About....  This week's theme is Dig Into Reading About MUSIC.  We will be teaming up once again with the SCHA Summer Youth Program and their Band Camp as we study, craft and read about music...particularly Rhythms of Asia.

Concluding our week's events, and our Summer Reading Program, will be a mini-concert series.
 
Saturday, August 17th at 7pm join us on the Library Lawn as the SCHA Summer Youth Band Camp* presents a concert entitled Rhythms of Asia. Conducted by Mrs. Jessica Gould, music students will be bringing their audience through the Rhythms of Asia. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the SCHA Youth Band Camp*.  In addition, donations to Schoharie Recovery will be accepted during the performanceAdmission for Saturday's concert is $5 per person or $15 per family of four or more (this includes immediate family only)
 
Sunday, August 18th at 3pm join us again on the Library lawn as The Upper Catskill String Quartet*  performs a program of American Popular Music~Scott Joplin Through the Late 20th Century.The Quartet was formed in 2001 to provide the opportunity for audiences to hear classical string music as well as to serve as accompaniment for featured soloists and high school and community choral groups.Members of The Upper Catskill String Quartet*  include  Natalya Milman (violinist), Beth Brandel (violinist, John DeValve (violist), & Robert Gosselink (cellist).  Admission is by donation.  Proceeds will benefit the Schoharie Free Library's Programming Fund.

Seating is limited for both performances.  Please feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show!

Other programs leading up to the concert series include:
 
Monday, August 12th 1:30pm Storytime & a Matinee (All Ages) Earn reading time toward your Dig Into Reading goals as we read stories about Asia to meet reading goals. Dig Into Local History Dig Into Music's Matinee this week is  Mulan
Tuesday, August 13th 11:30am Dig Into Reading Enrichment Days (All Ages) August 13th Art Enrichment Celebrate China Create two art projects to bring home to celebrate Chinese culture.
Tuesday, August 14th   2:00pm  Munchies & a Movie Come for a midday matinee and enjoy some of the greatest movies of yesterday and today! Call the Library at 295-7127 for movie titles.
Thursday August 15th 7:00pm Dig Into Reading Movie Night The King and I

Don't forget to bring in your Reading Logs!  Our prize drawing this week is a beautiful Asian Flute!  Three hours of reading enters you into the drawing!

Grand Prize Drawing for the Family Pack of tickets to Howes Caverns will be drawn at Sunday's concert!  All registered readers who have read 20 hours are eligible for the drawing!
 
See you at the Library!

Erika Schmid
Program Director

*The Summer Youth Program at Depot Lane is sponsored by Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association and made possible, in part, with public funds from the Decentralizaton Program of the NYS Council on the Arts administered through the Community Arts Grants Program by Green County Council on the Arts. 

*The Upper Catskill String Quartet's performance is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Community Arts Grants Program by the Green County Council on the Arts.  Funding is also made possible by corporate sponsor AMT, Inc.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Schoharie Free Library



Dig Into Reading About Local History & Caves
 
Here at the Library we've had so much fun
Learning about cars and the Bard
Now won't you join us for archeology, worms,
hist'ry and Asian harps?

 

Dear Friends of Schoharie Free Library,

For those of you who have been able to join us this summer for our Dig Into Reading Activities it has been a 'gas' racing die cast cars and airplanes, making goblets, and enjoying previews of the SCHA Summer Youth Program Performances with you!

It is hard to believe Summer Reading Program has hit the halfway mark!  We still have a plenty events slated with exciting activities for the entire family.   This week the theme isDig Into Reading About Local History!   Our weekly reading goal prize is a family pack of admission tickets courtesy The Iroquois Indian Museum.  Join us Tuesday, July 30th at 11:00am for  What Mystery Is Hidden Below? Come learn about excavation as we DIG into cookies, geodes and dirt to discover what mysteries lie hidden below earth! Come dressed to get dirty!  
Thursday's  Dig Into Reading Movie Night at 7:00pm  follows the theme with theAugust 1st  showing of Drums Along the Mohawk starring Henry Fonda. 
Wrap up our Dig Into Reading About Local History week on Saturday, August 3rd 10:00am-2:00pm Dig Into Local History with a Colonial Encampment as a group of local Colonial re-enactors join us on the library lawn to demonstrate local Schoharie valley life in the 1770's.  A drawing for readers who have read three hours during the week to win a family pack of tickets courtesy of The Iroquois Indian Museum will be held Saturday.  
Week FIVE brings us to Dig Into Reading About Caves:

Monday, August 5th 1:30-3:30pm Storytime & a Crafts Dig into Reading About Caves with special friends  from the Albany Diocesan SALT (Service Action Learning Team) program as they join us for Storytime about Bugs, Bugs, Bugs including craft stations where you can make different bug-themed crafts. 
Tuesday, August 6th 11:30am Worm Races!  Who Says the Early Bird Always Catches the Worm? We will be bringing out our fastest night crawlers for the feature races!  Come pick your favorite worm to race! Bragging rights go to the winner!
Thursday's  Dig Into Reading Movie Night at 7:00pm  Be ready for some 60's camp on August 8th with Batman the Movie (1966)

Friday, August 9th 1:30pm Howes Caverns, Caves! 1:30pm To conclude our Dig Into Reading About Caves week join Howes Caverns educator Kristy Hoos as she shares about the history of caves, through story, craft and interactive activity. Read three hoursduring cave week and have be entered into the weekly drawing for a chance to win a giant geode courtesy of Howes Caverns!

With week SIX we will be closing in s-t-y-l-e.  And that deserves an email of its own!

Remember....there is STILL time to join in the fun and sign up for summer reading!  Our GRAND PRIZE drawing for those who make it to TWENTY hours is a Family Pack of tickets to Howes Caverns for a Caverns Tour!

Make sure to come in and check out our new reads!  Summer reading lists and books are also available on the white wire rack!

A complete activity schedule is available at the library or on our webpage at www.schoharielibrary.org.  Just click Activities & Events.

Happy reading!
Erika Schmid
Program Director

Friday, July 5, 2013

Come to the Zoo!

Schoharie Free Library



Dig Into Reading Summer Kick-off
Come to the Zoo!

 
This is the moment that we at the library
Have all been waiting for;
Our first Summer Reading Program since Hurricane Irene,
And we are starting things off with a ROAR!

Dear Friends of Schoharie Free Library,

On Monday, July 8th from 1:30-3:30pm come and celebrate Dig Into Reading with a kick-off program entitled Come to the Zoo.

Joining us will be Michele Von Linden, Meghan Sigtermans, and their animal friends. Michele's miniature horses, Ziggy and Razz-ma-tazz, will be performing tricks, while Meghan's mini, Fella, will be returning with his pony cart.  Many other animal friends will be tagging along to visit encouraging us all to sign-up for the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program.

Enjoy an afternoon of shows, cart rides, reading, face painting, and prizes.

The day's grand prize will be a season pass to Howe High Adventure Park!

Prizes will be drawn at random throughout the afternoon with the grand prize drawing at 3:30.

See you at the Library!

Erika Schmid
Program DirectorZ