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Voorheesville Public Library News                                                 March/April 2010 Issue 10, volume 2

Broken Reed
Saxophone Quartet
to Perform
Tango and More: Latin American Music for
saxophone by Piazzolla, Cervantes, d’Rivera,
Jenny Hill and Charley Gerard

Sunday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m.
The 12th Annual Harbinger of Spring Classical Concert
features Broken Reed, a saxophone quartet based in NYC,
performing classical and folk pieces with Latin American
roots. The group’s diverse musical influences range from
jazz and classical to swing.

Quartet members Chris Bacas, Charley Gerard,
Tom Olin and Jenny Hill will perform four danzas
by 19th century Cuban pianist Ignacio Cervantes and
Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango.
In addition to the classical pieces, the program will include               “Music from South America and
arrangements of traditional Mexican and Cuban songs and
original compositions by quartet members Hill and Gerard.                 the Caribbean has had a profound
Hill’s pieces are based on Brazilian rhythms. Gerard,                      effect.......Its rhythmic vitality and
founder and director of the quartet and author of several
books on Latin and Cuban music, will talk about influences               powerful melodies grab you by the
and rhythms that make the music distinctive.                                      throat whether you’re from
The quartet’s website is and                                           Albany or Albania.”
their compact discs, The Sound of a Broken Reed,
A Reed Breaks in Dumbo and Out the Window,                                                           --Charley Gerard,
are available in the library.                                                                    director of Broken Reed
The concert is free and open to the public. The library is
handicapped accessible. Refreshments will be provided
by the Library Friends.

This program is made possible in part through a COMMUNITY
ART$GRANT, a program funded by The Arts Center of the Capital
Region through the State and Local Partnership Program of
the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.                           Add to the Ambience...see page 5
Partial funding is provided by the Friends of the Library.

KIDS PAGE                                                                         Joyce Laiosa, Youth Services Librarian

                                                                                 Book DiScuSSionS
               SToryTiMeS                                          Sign up at the reference desk and pick up a copy of the book.
                                                                        Join us for an evening of book-related discussion,
                    March 2 - April 30
                (No stories April 2, 6 and 9 )                         activities, and refreshments. Parents are welcome.
                Tuesday and Friday                                      The library will be closed except for the program.
                    10:15 a.m.
       Early literacy storytimes are theme-based                                                                Grades 2 & 3
             programs and multi-age level.                                 Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit by Joan Carris
     Choose which day is most convenient for you.                      There’s a full house at Dr. Grandpa Bender’s Bed and
      Art activities are also a part of the program!                 Biscuit, where the veterinarian boards animals. Besides
                                                                  the guests, Grandpa has cows and chickens, but his inside
      Family evening Storytimes                                     animals are his family and help him with his day-to-day
                                                                   chores. Animal lovers will be especially pleased with this
                   with Miss Amy                                        sweet book, amusing illustrations and gentle humor.
                Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.                                                           Friday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
    Pre-school through Grade 2     Registration Requested
                                                                                                                    Grades 4 & 5
                         March 16                                                             no Talking by Andrew Clements
                                                                       The fifth-grade girls and boys at Laketon Elementary
                Dr. Seuss Fun-Time
                                                                       don’t get along very well. But the real problem is that
            Who will be there? Sam, I am?
                                                                        these kids are loud and disorderly and the principal
        Thing 1 or Thing 2? The Cat in the Hat?
                                                                                  uses her red plastic bullhorn far too much!
                                                                                               Friday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m.
                          April 20
                                                                                                     (½ day at the elementary school
               earth Day celebration                                                                Children may bring their lunch.)
     Celebrate the beauty of the earth with stories!
                 (Earth Day is April 22)

                                                                                                 Call to schedule
                                                                                             an appointment with
                               Babygarten                                            Mrs. Brown at 765-2791
                                 March 4 & 18
                                 April 1 & 15
                                  10:15 a.m.
     Everyone participates in our baby program
       that emphasizes sharing books, music,
            rhymes and playtime together.
    Older siblings are welcome, but the program is
        geared for babies (newborn – 24 months).
                       No signup!

       PArenT/cHiLD WorkSHoP SerieS
         meets on Wednesdays through March 24
                   10:15 to 11:30 a.m.

                                                                Competition was fierce at the Guitar Hero Tournament

more KIDS
                                ArounD                                           Teen Book cLuB
                                                                        meets the second Thursday of each month
                                  THe                                     2:30-3:25 p.m. in the high school library
                                WorLD                            Mrs. Laiosa comes to the school library monthly to lead teens
                                    3nd Annual                    in lively discussions. Books can be picked up at the public
                      AFTerScHooL SPeciALS                       library or at the school library. This is one of the few times
                                                                           you can eat and talk in the school library!
   A program series for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade
                                                                                      March 11
                 This year we will explore                                 The year of Secret Assignments
            Canada, Argentina, Italy and Russia.                                    by Jaclyn Moriarty
                There will be book sharing,                            A tenth-grade English teacher attempts to
             an art activity and a special snack.                     unite feuding schools with a pen-pal project.
           You do not have to attend every week.                    When one girl is threatened, an all-out war begins!
                        Sign-up now!
                  MArcH 8, 15, 22 and 29                                                 April 15
                     4 - 5:15 p.m.                                                  Beastly by Alex Finn
                                                                     This is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast
                                                                       set in New York City. Will Kyle ever be able
     ScHooL’S ouT – LiBrAry’S in                                   to break the curse? Will he find true love's kiss or be
     APRIL VAcATion ProGrAMS                                      forever doomed to roam the New York City streets in
     Please sign up at the reference desk.                                 the dark of night, hidden as the beast?

Preschoolers – Grade 2
Registration required.
                                                                                  WriTerS cLuB
                                                                      meets first and third Thursday of each month
Birds of a Feather                                                       2:30-3:25 p.m. in Mrs. Podgorski’s room
Spring is in the air                                                                   March 4 & 18
and our feathered friends are                                                          April 1 & 29
returning to their northern homes.                                         Everyone should be turning in work
Join us for a morning of bird-themed                                    for our final project and getting ready for
stories and activities. We will be making                             the May program where we read and recite.
edible bird nests and a bird feeder for you                               Questions? Check with Mrs. Podgorski.
to take home as a treat to welcome home the birds.
Tuesday, April 6 at 10:15 a.m.

All ages – no registration                                       Great Graphic Novel Alert!
“cloudy with a chance of Meatballs”                              The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
Watch the movie on our big screen and enjoy                      It is 1937 in Kansas during the Dust Bowl,
our snacks! The 90-minute movie is rated PG                      and 11-year-old Jack can barely remember a world with
for brief, mild language.                                        water and crops. Unable to help his father because there
Wednesday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.                                  is no harvest and bullied by the other boys, he feels like a
                                                                 useless baby. Stories offer him a refuge. Jack’s mother tells
Grades 3-7 Registration required.                                about the time when the land was a fertile paradise. Jack’s
construction challenge with Lego® Bricks                         sister, Dorothy, is reading The Wizard of Oz and his friend
Calling all future engineers, Lego® lovers, and kids who         comforts him with folktales. Jack must gather the strength
love to build. We’ll supply bins of bricks, specific build-      to determine his own narrative, as well as his parched
ing challenges and some timed projects. The Legos® will          town’s future. Written with simple, direct language, it’s an
stay in the library, and you do not need to bring your own.      almost wordless book: the superb shadowy gray and blurry
Ready? Set? Build!                                               illustrations eloquently depict the haze of the dust.
Thursday, April 8 from 1 – 3 p.m.                                You’ll find this in the juvenile graphic novels section.

TECH LIFE 101:                                                   REAL LIFE 101    continues –
                                                                 More Stuff you need to know!
GOOGLE CALENDAR                                                  Please register for all seminars by calling 765-2791
                                                                 or stopping by the reference desk.
by Gail Sacco
                                                                 Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
I really appreciate that the Google developers see the world
through my eyes and then develop something that helps me.        Housing options for Seniors
A few years ago, I opened a Gmail account on Google. After       Presented by Laurie Milward, Senior Services of Albany
that, I decided to try the Google calendar—simply because        Learn about the pros and cons of aging in place,
I wanted to see whether the online access would be helpful.      scaling down, assisted living programs and nursing
I found that the more I used the Google calendar, the more       homes, evaluating expenses, and other available
I liked it.                                                      assistance. This is a great resource for those who are
                                                                 thinking of making a change in their living situation or
Google Calendar synchronizes with my Microsoft Outlook           for those who are caring for an elderly relative.
program at work (or other email programs) and with my
iPod Touch. I can note an appointment on Outlook, the            Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Google Calendar, or the iPod Touch and they all copy             Making ends Meet
one to the other. (You do need a cable to connect the            Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension
Touch to your computer.) Wherever I look, I see all of my        Do you find yourself living paycheck to paycheck or
obligations. And every morning I get an email reminding          running out of money before you run out of month?
me of my calendar notes.                                         If you need a little help getting on top of things, this
                                                                 workshop will provide an overview of the process
There are four parts to my calendar—all in different colors.     for developing and using a household spending plan,
I can choose to look at only one view—such as my personal        and ways to maximize personal and community
calendar—or more than one, such as my husband’s, my              resources. Workshop participants receive a free money
children’s school schedule, or the whole family calendar.        management kit.
Google has provided an address which my family can use
to access the calendar via the World Wide Web. I have
given them permission to add or change items. So, when           riverway
my East Coast daughter is going to New Hampshire for a
race or finds out the dates for Parent’s Weekend, she can        for Seniors
add it to her Google calendar and I have it.                     comes to VPL!
                                                                 Wednesday, April 21
I like Google calendar. It helps me keep track of the many
                                                                 12:30 p.m.
different environments in which I live. And, it does it in a
                                                                 Storytime isn’t just for kids, especially when the annual
way that makes my life easier. For more information, go to
                                                                 Riverway Storytelling Festival is going on in the Capital
                                                                 District. This year there will be a special performance
                                                                 for seniors in the VPL community room entitled “It’s a
                                                                 Wonderful Life”. It will feature Joe Peck and Lorraine
    NEWMAnGo, MAnGo, MAnGo…
                                                                 Hartin-Gelardi telling stories designed to enlighten and
                                                                 entertain. The performance will be preceded at 12:30 p.m.
     Always a delicious fruit - now a unique learning tool!      by the New Scotland Senior Citizens monthly luncheon,
MANGO Languages is an online system that can help you            to which all community seniors are invited. Those
     learn Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese,      wishing to attend the performance only should arrive
  German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and         at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the
more, directly through our website. You can find MAnGo           Town of New Scotland and the Friends of the Library.
     by clicking on either the “adult services-programs” or      The Riverway Storytelling Festival is
   “research a topic” link. Create an account to keep track      a project of the Upper Hudson Library System.
 of your progress or just practice basic skills. Voorheesville
      patrons must sign in using their library card number.

                                                                                To Add to the Latin Ambience
                                                                                                 Julie Stump recommends...

             of the Matter                                      For south of the border sounds, browse our cd collection
                                                                for Latin sounds in classical, jazz and world music.
Becoming a Transformative Teacher:                              Classical
Changing Students through Empathy                               ex cathedra consort     Fire Burning in Snow
                                                                imani Winds             classical underground
with Arthur Willis and Marcia Greenberg                         Ma, yo yo               obrigado Brazil
                                                                Piazzolla, Astor        Soul of the Tango
Meet two creative educators who offer teachers, parents         Piazzolla, Astor        Piazzolla Project
and school administrators the tools and techniques needed       Villa-Lobos, Heitor     Bachianas brasileiras
to transform students into passionate learners
and compassionate citizens of the world.                        Jazz
                                                                Baretto, ray            Jazz
Arthur Willis inspired hundreds of Voorheesville students       esperanza               esperanza Spalding
over the course of his 25-year career as a teacher and          Jobim, Antonio carlos   Wave
department head at the Voorheesville High School. He is a       Puente, Tito            Master Timbalero
gifted and respected educator, recognized for his creative
teaching style. During her career in the social services and    World
caregiving fields, educator Marcia Greenberg has been           Buena Vista
a resourceful and effective advocate for people in need,         Social club            presents ibrahim Ferrer
helping them transform their lives. She currently teaches       Billboard               Latin Music Awards
in the graduate program of special education at                 Putumayo                presents Baila!
the University at Albany.                                       Anima                   espiral do Tempo
                                                                Antony, Marc            contra la corriente
Willis and Greenberg are co-authors of the book Heart of        Martin, ricky           Sound Loaded
the Matter: The Role of Attitude in Teaching. Their approach
offers adults who deal with young people ideas about            Exciting sights and stories from south of the border can be
how to teach empathy, improve students’ emotional               found in these video titles:
well-being, and cultivate openness and an appreciation          The year My Parents Went on Vacation
of diversity and other cultures. They will outline ways in      cinema, Aspirins and Vultures
which teachers can transform students into well-rounded         crime of Padre Amaro
individuals, help parents better understand what to expect      Love in the Time of cholera
from teachers at every level of their children’s education,     Maria Full of Grace
and explain how administrators can create a school              Motorcycle Diaries      Dancer upstairs
environment that fosters creativity in students and staff, a    Lost embrace            rudo y cursi
kind of teaching that has positive results for the students     Sin nombre              crónicas            Lost city
and the adults as well.                                         Whiskey                 el Aura             Babel
Monday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                In addition, check out films directed by newcomers
                                                                Alejandro Amenábar, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro,
                                                                Alejandro González Iñárritu and Fernando Mereilles.

Call Us To Schedule...
                              Personal internet Training                       “IT’S WISE TO ADVERTISE”
                Call or stop by the reference desk to sign up
                                    or get more information.       your event on our ONLINE COMMUNITY CALENDAR.
Home Book Delivery                                                    submit your notices for posting through
Door-to-door service of library materials for those who                           the library website
don’t travel well due to bad weather or medical concerns.

Are you a Friend?
If not, now is a great time to join.
Membership in the Friends is the most important way
you can help us raise money to fund special programs
and purchase supplies and equipment that are not in
the library’s budget. If you are interested in helping us
support and enhance our library’s services, please stop
by the library to pick up a membership envelope or re-
spond to the request you received in the mail recently.

Were you at VPL last September 12?
If not, you missed a good time.
The Friends are considering whether or not to have
a 2nd Annual Small Town Friends Festival in
September of 2010. Last year’s festival was a lot of fun,
but also a lot of hard work. If you are willing to serve on
the planning committee or chair one of the many sub-
committees such as food, booths, entertainment, equip-
ment, set up (and take down), please call the library and
leave your contact information. We cannot go forward
with this popular event without your help.                                                             sponsored by
Call now!                                                                                     Friends of the Library

                                                                   Congratulations to all our prize winners
                                                                   and the adult readers who helped make
                                                                   our fledgling Winter Reading Club fun.
                                                                   We’re looking forward to doing it again.

                                                               BARBARA’S GOOD BOOKS

                                                               Life at the Lake: Warner’s Lake was published in 2004
                                                               by the Warner’s Lake Improvement Association. The book,
                                                               designed by the president Willard Osterhout, is full of
                                                               photos of people, locations and ephemera about the lake
                                                               and the area. The book generated so much interest that
                                                               people started sending Osterhout their own photos and
                                                               stories. He collected it into three more volumes called
                                                               Life Along the Way, The Journey Continues,
                                                               and The Final Journey.

                                                               Town of New Scotland residents can see familiar faces
                                                               and names, read fascinating and amusing stories, learn the
                                                               history of what was once a bustling tourist location in the
                                                               Heldebergs, and perhaps enjoy some reminiscing.
                                                               All four books are available for in-library perusing in
                                                               our local history collection, with one circulating copy
                                                               of the first volume. To purchase copies, you may contact
                                                               Willard Osterhout.

           More to Explore...
      every other Thursday night Poets
      2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
  Poets support group in the VPL community room
                                                                            Voorheesville Public Library
             Coordinator Barbara Vink
                                                                             Library Director
                    Lifelines                                                Gail Alter Sacco
            First Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Prose writers support group meets in the director’s office                   Board of Trustees
            Call Cathy Anderson...765-0066                                   Dick Ramsey, President...765-4225
                                                                             Robert Kent...765-3899
                 Philosophers 101                                            Bob Parmenter...765-4652
             First Thursday at 7 p.m.                                        Rita Stein...765-9099
   Discussion about the world in the director’s office                       Rebecca Pahl...765-4024
         Moderator Larry Rapant...765-2247
                                                                             Managing Editor...Barbara Vink
                                                                             Associate Editor...Lesa Clark
              ART and DISPLAY
                                                                             contact us
                   MArcH                                                     518/765-2791 phone 765-3007 fax
      Paintings and photographs from the                                     Email:
                Martinez Gallery
                   Troy, new york                                            Hours
  Specializing in Latino and Latin American art                              Monday-Thursday         10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
   and books on Latin American art and folk art                              Friday                  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
        Visit                                        Saturday                10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                                                             Sunday                  1 - 5 p.m.
                 Table Displays                                              Summer hours June-July-August
         Latino and American writers                                         Saturday 10 - 1         Closed Sunday
  Latin American art, music, history and film
                                                                             Holidays: Closed April 4        Easter Sunday

                                                                             The Bookworm is a bimonthly publication
                        APriL                                                of the Voorheesville Public Library to spotlight
                  Mark o’Brien                                               library materials and promote library programs
                                                                             in our continuing effort to educate, entertain
             Creator of “Alice’s Feet”                                       and culturally enrich our community.
          (which dangle from our hall ceiling)
Local artist/writer will be presenting whatever
      wonders leap into his creative mind

                   In the showcase
                    Teddy Bears
      from the collection of Lois Crounse                                                             Thought for the Day
                Table displays                                       “To acquire the habit of
          Gardening and Landscaping
                Books to Film                                      reading is to construct for
                                                                yourself a refuge from almost
Commonly used state and federal tax forms are
                                                                      all the miseries of life.”
available on the rack behind the copy machine.                                            ~ W. Somerset Maugham
       You may also access forms online
           at the following websites:
     New York State:

                        FoL Volunteer Appreciation
                       reception and Annual Meeting
                                    Please come...
                            Sunday, March 14th at 2 p.m.
                                  The Friends of the Library
                    want to thank you for the work you’ve done this year                 SeekinG re-eLecTion
              working at the Booksale, baking for programs and the FOL Bakesale,
                       helping out at the Friends Festival, and donating                 President: Michele Reilly
                   so generously during the annual membership campaign.
                                                                                         Vice President: Ashley Taheri
                        The reception will serve as our Annual Meeting.                  Secretary: Jennifer Hampston
           President Michele Reilly will give a brief update about what we did in 2009
                                and what our plans are for 2010.                         Treasurer: Margery Zucker

                            Elections will be held for the 2010 board.                   Fundraising: Betsy Bates
               Any FOL member is welcome to submit their name for the ballot.
                                                                                         Hospitality: Darcy Morrison
            We are currently looking for someone to serve as Volunteer Coordinator.
                                                                                         Membership: Laura Smith
               If you are a Friend (or if you want to be one), come and say hello,
             meet the board, find out what we’re up to and enjoy great refreshments.     Volunteer Coordinator: vacant

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