Bullying: How to Spot it and Stop It



The Valley Falls Free Library is sponsoring an interactive workshop on identifying, preventing and managing bullying for parents, day care providers, teachers and administrators, and interested community members.

This program will be presented by Brenda McGuire, an Independent Educational Consultant, Community Educator and Specialist in Violence Prevention and Management in Schools.  Brenda will discuss topics such as: What is bullying? How do you know if your child is being bullied? What can my child’s school to do help? and Cyberbullying in the age of internet and cell phones.

There will be two sessions to accommodate your schedule, so pick which one is best for you and register at the library in person, by phone        (753-4230) or by email (director@valleyfallslibrary.org).


September 23rd         6:30PM to 8:30PM

October 6th               7:00PM to 9:00PM


Valley Falls United Methodist Church
16 State Street, Valley Falls



The Mobile Planetarium is Coming!


This Saturday, we have a big treat!!  Space travel, other universes, stars, planets, and the moon are a big part of the “Fizz! Boom! Read! Summer Reading Program, and we are bringing the planetarium to you~ Join us at Hoosic Valley Elementary School to experience Starlab! Starlab is a 16-foot dome that accommodates 28 people, and is handicapped accessible.

Time:             11:00AM-3:00PM

Location:      Hoosic Valley Elementary School Gymnasium, Schaghticoke, NY

Cost:              FREE!!!




Join us TONIGHT for Science Experiments with Mary Lou Town, a popular presenter to the students at Hoosic Valley. Come check out what it is your kids are always so excited about after time spent with Mary Lou!

Time:                   6:30PM-7:30PM

Location:            Valley Falls Community Hall, 11 Charles Street

Cost:                    FREE!!!


Join us this Saturday, July 19th for Komotion!  

Join Rich Kuperberg as he portrays “Clown Red,” using juggling, clowning, pantomime and music for this year’s theme of “Fizz! Boom! Read!” (It’s about a clown in a parade with an umbrella. He gets stuck and is left behind. He has to extricate himself in order to move on. To help him, the clown turns to a book titled “How To,” an appropriate action for a lesson about summer reading).

Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Location:  Valley Falls Community Hall, 11 Charles Street, Valley Falls, NY

Cost:  FREE!!

Contact the library (753-4230) if you have any questions about this wonderful event…

Tang Teaching Museum… Tomorrow!!

Study for a Monument

Study  for a Monument  July 10th:  The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery is offering art activities for our young readers. This year’s program will include the principles of balance and the center of gravity. Based on Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle’s piece, Study for a Monument, we will make colorful and whimsical sculptures out of craft sticks, covered wire, wax sticks, and more. Participants will have fun figuring out how to make them free-standing and self-supporting through application of these principles.

Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Place:  Valley Falls Community Hall, 11 Charles Street

Cost:  FREE