Adults at the Voorheesville Public Library

Adult Programs and Offerings

Historic Voorheesville Walking Tour

Celebrate Voorheesville’s fascinating past with village history guide, Dennis Ulion. This 2.0 hour walking tour will begin at St. Matthew’s Church, and take us to locations on Maple Ave., Voorheesville Ave., S. Main St., and Grove St. The tour will continue back to St. Matthew’s around 11:30 am. Registration is required, and limited to 10 people. 

Friday, September 24 • 9:30-11:30 am

Friday, October 8 • 9:30-11:30 am

Thursday, September 23  • 6:30 -7:30 pm

Join Maria Nataralli, private wealth advisor and managing partner at Inspire Confidence Group for this special presentation on Thursday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm. WDYWFY is a goal achievement process which stands for What Do You Want For Yourself? Learn how to align your goals with your personal, professional and financial values. Please register to receive the Microsoft Teams link. 

The Upper Hudson Library System is offering the following classes with digital trainer, Nate Heyer.

• Selling on Etsy
   Tuesday September 28 • 6 pm
• Intro to Streaming Video
   Tuesday, October 19 • 6 pm
• Power Your Job Hunt with Google
   Tuesday, November 9 • 6pm
• Intro to Cloud Computing
  Tuesday, November 30 • 6pm
• Intro to Google Apps Suite
  Tuesday, December 14 • 6pm

Take a Walk with Village Historian, Dennis Sullivan

Saturday, September 18, 10 am -12 pm

Rain date Sat., September 25

See the streets of Voorheesville as never before with Village historian, Dennis Sullivan. This walking tour will begin at Voorheesville Elementary School, and conclude with refreshments at the Rail Trail pavilion on Grove St. Registration is required, and limited to 30 people. Attendees must follow COVID safety guidelines. Waiting List.

Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group

2020 was an unprecedented year of challenges and perseverance. Parents were hit especially hard as they tried to juggle jobs while simultaneously overseeing virtual school for their children. Join Michelle Napierski-Prancl, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Faculty Director of the Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College, as she shares her findings from interviewing class of 2020 parents across the country. Dr. Napierski-Prancl is currently co-editing a forthcoming book, Persevering During the Pandemic: Communication, Creativity and Connection (2022). In this book, she pens a chapter based on her interviews with parents of Class of 2020 students from all around the country. They describe what it was like to parent their children after schools shut down and important rituals like prom and graduation were cancelled or celebrated virtually. Michelle lives in Voorheesville with her husband and their three children, including a son who graduated in 2020.

Adult Library Book Group Meetings

Whether you pick up a copy of the discussion title or download an ebook or listen to an audiobook, you are invited to join fellow readers to enjoy lively online discussion from the comfort of your own home! Register to get the private meeting link emailed to you. Call to schedule your curbside pickup of a library book. Limited copies are available for a $5 purchase (thanks to the support of the Friends of the Voorheesville Public Library).

For our book loving planners: We are listing a few of the book group books for the upcoming year below. Paper bookmarks of your favorite book club are available inside the library.

Adult Fiction
Book Discussion Group

September 2021 – June 2022
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • The Guest List
    by Lucy Foley
    October 13
  • What’s Mine and Yours
    by Naima Coster
    November 3
  • The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
    December 1
  • The Stationery Shop
    by Marjan Kamali
    January 5
  • The Color Purple
    by Alice Walker
    February 2
  • Resistance Women
    by Jennifer Chiaverini
    March 2
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
    by Kim Michele Richardson
    April 6
  • The Night Watchman
    by Louise Eridrich
    May 4
  • Infinite Country
    by Patricia Engel
    June 1

Books & Beyond
Book Group

September 2021 – June 2022
11:00 am – 12:00 Noon
  • The Guest List
    by Lucy Foley
    October 20
  • What’s Mine and Yours
    by Naima Coster
    November 17
  • The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
    December 15
  • The Stationery Shop
    by Marjan Kamali
    January 19
  • The Color Purple
    by Alice Walker
    February 16
  • Resistance Women
    by Jennifer Chiaverini
    March 16
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
    by Kim Michele Richardson
    April 13
  • The Night Watchman
    by Louise Eridrich
    May 18
  • Infinite Country
    by Patricia Engel
    June 15

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group

September  2021 – November 2022
 1 pm or 7:00 pm
  • The Body: A Guide for Occupants
    by Bill Bryson
    November 8
  • Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs
    by Camilla Townsend
    January 10
  • The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family
    by Bettye Kearse
    March 14
  • Rise of Wolf 8:Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone’s Underdog
    by Rick McIntyre
    May 9
  • Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country
    by Sierra Crane Murdoch
    July 11
  • Icebound: Shipwrecked on the Edge of the World
    by Andrea Pitzer
    September 12
  • Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR
    by Lisa Napoli
    November 14

Maker Mondays for Grown Ups

Pick up one project kit each week. Take home your supplies and enjoy some creativity time. Please register for each project.

Musical Extras

Music hits so many chords! We have created a Spotify account with a variety of playlists for your listening pleasure.