Judy Petrosillo

Many readers are enthralled by pirates. From Long John Silver in Treasure Island to Captain Hook in Barrie's Peter Pan, pirates have sparked the imagination.

The first Labor Day parade and massive picnic was held on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the parade was organized by the Central Labor Union.

The dog days of summer are over.  According to TWC, the weather channel website, the expression refers to the days from July 1 to Aug. 11. The expression dates back to the ancient Romans.

The summer reading program for children ages one to 18 is rapidly nearing its completion. As the Roman poet Virgil said, "All our sweetest hours fly fastest."

If asked to list famous scientists, who would be on your list?  Einstein, Galileo, Madame Curie, or Darwin may come to mind.

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.  Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, and Robert R.

School has ended and that means more time for fun at the Berne Public Library. In case you haven't heard, the 2014 national theme for the summer reading program (SRP) is science.

Summer officially begins this weekend and the Berne Public Library is ready.  The best parts of summer are the exciting activities planned at the library.

A woman and her granddaughter came to the Berne Public Library last week. They are on a quest to visit all twenty-nine libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Berne covers 64.8 square miles while the town of Knox includes 41.9 square miles. Since the Berne Public Library is located in the southwes


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