Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Helderberg Hilltowns are beautiful places to live all year round. The major drawback to country living is driving up and down the hill to go shopping and attend events.  In the winter, transportation can often be challenging.  

It is possible to attend movies without traveling off the hill.  Friday, Feb. 7, is Family Movie Night at the Berne Public Library.  Join us at 6:30 p.m., for an animated film, rated PG; that includes foodimals and funny weather. Admission is free and refreshments are available.

Game night

In the strategy game Ticket to Ride, players collect cards of various train cars and build railway routes. This is just one of the board games played at Game Night for Adults. The next program is Sunday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., and all adults are welcome.  

Story time

Preschool children and their caregivers will investigate types of transportation on Tuesday, Feb. 11.  Story time with Kathy begins at 11 a.m.  Trains, turtles, and other “t” words will be the focus of this early literacy program.  Enjoy stories, activities, and a craft.


Suppose you have nothing to read at home and you don’t want to embark on a trip to the library.  Or perhaps you do not want to carry heavy books when you sally forth. An e-reader would be convenient.  Don’t purchase e-books and e-audios when they are available at no cost from the library. The program Ipads, Kindles, and Nooks, Oh My! is designed to teach you this process. This event takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Bring your digital device and know your passwords.  Jo-Ann from UHLS will show you how to make the most of this service from the library.

Library meeting

Certainly moving the library to its new location was the highlight of 2013. It is great having a comfortable space within a short driving distance. Learn the worth of your library tax money by attending the annual meeting. The 2013 annual report will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. 

The monthly meeting of the library board of trustees will follow.  Both of these meetings are open to the public.  

Teen group

The teen advisory group meets on Friday, Feb. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Travel to a place of adventure and spark a reaction as you work on the video for the summer reading program.  


The library has the wheels and Legos for building vehicles. Children in grades 2 to 8 are invited to Lego League on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m.  See what you can build in an hour.

Books can transport you to places at no cost.  Come visit your library.