Berne Library Notes for Friday, March 21, 2014

— Photo from Judy Petrosillo

“Making caps and brightening the lives of people who are suffering from the ravages of cancer is such a small thing to do, but the results have made a big impact on the patients,” says the founder of Knots of Love, Christine M. Fabiani, of California. Her not-for-profit group has volunteers stretched across the country. These hats were made by women at the Berne Library.


Springtime inspires people to clean out their homes with zeal. A good guideline is to only keep things that are useful or bring you joy. Consider donating your unwanted books to the Friends of the Berne Library for their book sale. They are accepting book donations on Saturday, March 22, at the Hilltowns Senior Center between 9 a.m. and noon.  

Since books do bring zest to life, replace your discarded books with those you have not read.  The Friends Book Sale is Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Senior Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail, Berne. Enjoy a soup luncheon before or after browsing through tables of books.  All proceeds will go toward a matching grant to install air conditioning in the new library.

Story time

There are zero zoos that have zebras and zombies. Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to learn about the letter Z during story time on March 25.  Join Kathy at 11 a.m., for a zany time with stories, activities, and a craft.    

Book club

On Sunday, April 6, the book club will be discussing The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Request a copy of the book soon so you can participate in a conversation full of zing. The group meets at 7 p.m., and new members are always welcome.

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