Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

“Do you want to be Queen for a Day?” This question was the introduction to a popular television show in the 1950s and 1960s. Women competed for prizes by telling their personal stories to the public. The woman whose story was voted the most heart-wrenching was crowned Queen for a Day. The show’s idea of ordinary Americans letting the public hear about their personal lives was the beginning of reality TV.

Lego League

Lego League meets on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Berne Public Library. This open monthly program is for children in grades two through eight.  Let’s see who can make the best royal crown out of the library’s Legos.    

Knit Wits

Knit Wits is a program designed for those who would like to knit or crochet with their peers. The group meets on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m.  All are welcome to bring their own projects to work on. Share ideas, problems, solutions, and conversation in the Queen’s English.

Story time

Q is the focus of story time on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. Pre-chool children and their caregivers are invited to investigate queens and quarters with Kathy. This early literacy program includes stories, activities, and a craft.

TAG meets

The teens are trying to spark a reaction in the library by making a video for the summer reading program. TAG meets again this month on Friday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m., to edit their videos using movie maker. Come and learn this process or help us teach others. This is the time to be a real drama queen.


If you need bookcases for all your kingly possessions, there is still time to purchase pine shelving from the old library. Stop by the Berne town hall during open hours to make a claim.  We hope to have them all sold by Jan. 25.

Children’s library day

Your children could view the library as a castle filled with make-believe stories. Saturday, Feb. 1, is Take Your Child to the Library Day. Bring them in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., to enjoy the enchantment. Prizes are involved.

Book club

The Sunday Book Club is currently reading The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. The book talk will take place on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m.  The novel may be requested from the library so you can read it before the meeting and be the queen bee of the discussion.


Were you treated royally with a gift of a tablet or e-reader recently?  We would like to show you how to obtain newly released e-books, e-audios, and digital videos without buying them. Ipads, Kindles, and Nooks, Oh My, downing loading training is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is requested for this free program designed to teach you how to download e-content with a library card.

You can feel like royalty at the library without telling family secrets.  The staff is ready to wait on you and supply you with books, audios, movies, and magazines at no cost. Best of all, you can escape into one of our reading chairs with the peace and quiet fit for a queen or king.