Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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."

Teen program

The teen program concludes with Artistic Expression on Friday, Aug. 8.  Join Kathy from 6:30 to 8 p.m., to create musical instruments and see how sweet an impromptu band can sound. If you prefer not to perform, please attend anyway. The musicians will need an audience.

Surplus items for sale

The time has come to clear out the garage behind the library so the yellow house can be sold.  Surplus items from the church and the library will be for sale.  Check the library website for a partial list of items.  The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Finale for summer

reading program

The Family Finale for the summer reading program` is this Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Hilltown Senior Center, 1360 Route 443, Berne. Certificates and gift bags will be presented to children who complete the library's goal of 500 reading minutes. Activities and refreshments will be part of this program that runs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Field trip

The SRP field trip this year is to the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady on Monday, Aug. 11. Interested community members are invited to attend but there are limited seats and time is running short. The last day to sign up at the library is Saturday, Aug. 9.  

Time travel

The adult SRP continues through Sept. 7.  Disregarding Time is the topic for Aug. 10 to 23.  Read any book on time travel and write a short review to share with others.  

Story time

Although the children's SRP has reached its conclusion, there will be one more story time in August. Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to the library at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to explore time.  Stories, activities, and a craft are all part of this program.

Memoir writing

What special memories do you have of your lifetime?  Make time to write down these events and share them with your peers at the Memoir Writing program on Tuesday, Aug. 12.  The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


If you haven't made time to attend a Music in the Park concert, there is one last chance this year. Chuck Wagon will entertain the crowd on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to dusk in the Berne town park. Admission is free. Refreshments are available for purchase from the Friends of the Library.  

Board meets

The library’s board of trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 14.  This monthly meeting is to discuss library business and is open to the public.  

Italian playwright Dario Fo said, "Know how to live the time that is given you."  If your local library is not a part of your life, you are missing a good time.