Books, Galore!!

 

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Well, it has happened again, and our basement is chock-full of boxes of donated books. If you are interested in Cozy Mysteries, here’s your chance to snag a bag or three for your collection! If you are willing to organize and sort, here’s your chance to do it to your heart’s content!! Any and all help is greatly appreciated, whether you are here to buy or to work.

Valley Falls Annual Organizational Meeting Postponed

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the regular monthly meeting, annual budget meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Valley Falls Library Association scheduled for Monday, February 9th, is being rescheduled to Monday, March 9th.

Albany Institute of History and Art Baseball LEGO® Building Challenge

Here is a fun activity for your LEGO® fanatics!

 

Baseball Lego® Building Challenge

February 14-16

Registration Fee: $5 per person (includes museum admission)

Team registration: teams may include as many as, but not more than four people.

Time: 1 ½ hours for construction, ½ hour for judging and prizes

Size Limit: 10” x 10” base

Brings friends, family, and colleagues to work together to create beautiful LEGO ® structures. This year’s theme is Baseball.  Let your imagination run wild, share your vision, and compete for prizes with teams from across the capital region. Basic building blocks will be supplied; however, contestants may also bring in their own.

Challenge Specifics:

  • Models must be built using only LEGO®  bricks and elements. You may bring in your own pieces or we will provide you with basic bricks in a variety of sizes and a 10” x 10” base.
  • Entries must be original designs based on the theme. Commercially sold kits or published designs are not permitted.
  • Project entries must be completely assembled within the one and a half hour time limit. All assembly must be completed on site during the challenge; no pre-built parts will be permitted.
  • Your team may choose to practice building your model prior to the day of the building challenge.
  • Feel free to bring sketches, drawings, and photographs to use as reference.
  • Judging will occur during the assembly time as well as after final assembly.  Participants will have the opportunity to describe their structure as part of the judging process.
  • During the competition, children under 12 must be supervised by the adults who brought them; they cannot be left alone.

Please note that space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, go to http://www.albanyinstitute.org/educationproduct/product/lego-building-challenge-2015.html or contact Barbara Collins at 518-463-4478- ext 405 or e-mail to collinsb@albanyinstitute.com .

 

 

 

Participation in the event assumes consent for photographs to be used for museum purposes.

 

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this event.

 

We Love New Books!!

 Valley Falls Library BOOKS

New books arriving soon from Patterson, Steele, Evanovich, Krentz, Huckabee, Brown, Box, King, Coban, Novak, Hoag, Quindlen, Baldacci, Beck, Lewis, Brunstetter, Copeland, Garten, Moning… and many more!

Diver Library: Computer and Internet Basics

Our sister library, Arvila E. Diver Library in Schaghticoke, is offering a class you might be interested in: