Berne Library Notes for Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!  According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, families in the Philippines eat round fruits and wear clothing with polka dots on New Year’s Eve for good luck.  The circular shapes symbolize wealth and prosperity in the New Year. 

Movie night

The first Family Movie Night for 2014 is on Friday, Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. This month’s film is a newly released, animated movie rated PG.  During the action comedy, yellow minions with circular glasses fight a super villain. Wealth is not needed for any library program.  Like most of our programs, this one has free admission with refreshments included.    

Book club

Being prosperous does not always lead to a happy life.  Lost December by Richard Paul Evans is the novel being discussed during book club on Sunday, Jan. 5.  Begin the new year with a conversation about riches to rags to redemption.  Adults meet at 7 p.m., in the community room of the library and new members are always welcome.  

Story time

Story time for Tuesday, Jan. 7, investigates the letter O.  Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to join Kathy at 11 a.m., to explore a round fruit and the color orange.  This is a fun way to develop early literacy skills.  Stories, activities, and a craft are included in the program.

Friends meet

Money and volunteer work made our new library what it is.  The Friends of the Berne Library meet on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m., to discuss ways to continue supporting the library.  More help is always appreciated.

Trustees meet

The library board of trustees meets Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m.  This is a monthly, open meeting to discuss library business.  Community members are encouraged to attend. 


Due to great foresight, many of the oak bookcases at our new location were purchased at an incredible discount from Borders when their Wolf Road store closed in 2008. This made it possible to leave behind the narrower pine bookshelves. Those shelves have been declared surplus by the town of Berne and are now on sale to any interested person. Stop by the town hall during clerk hours to stake a claim.  All proceeds will go toward purchases for the new library.

Expanded hours

The library has the good fortune of being able to expand its hours in 2014 to better serve the community.  The new hours are as follows:  Monday 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Put more library visits on your list of New Year resolutions.