You can now receive text messages for library hold pickup alerts, overdue reminders, and other courtesy notices.  This is an opt-in service.  Log into your online library account and go to “edit account.”  In “mobile settings,” enter your cellphone number, check “opt in,” and submit — or pick up more detailed instructions at the circulation desk.  We’ll be happy to help you get started.

Calling All Bakers

The library’s annual Book & Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7 — the day before Mother’s Day — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library.  Donations of baked goods are welcome.  A sign-up sheet is at the circulation desk.

Everyone else, mark your calendars!  This is your chance to treat Mom to something sweet on her special day. There will also be a selection of books, music, and videos for sale.

We couldn’t do it without the support of our community.  Thanks to our friends and patrons who support our book and bake sales and allow us to “keep the change” when paying for fines or photocopies.  Every penny makes a difference!

Toddler, preschool storytime

From 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday mornings, Miss Lee presents stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to age 5.  In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.

Storytimes are also a great opportunity to meet other parents of small children in Westerlo.

After School @ The Library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music and a lot more. Programs will also include storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests.  Lee is also available on Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m. for homework help.

Technology Walk-In Wednesdays:

Do you have a new smartphone or tablet, but don’t know how to download books?  Need to brush up on your computer skills – or obtain basic skills?  See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

For More Information

All library programming is free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.  For more information, contact the library during business hours at (518) 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary

 

Calling all bakers! The Westerlo Public Library’s annual book and bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 7,  the day before Mother’s Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the library.  Donations of baked goods are welcomed.  A sign-up sheet is at the circulation desk.

Everyone else mark your calendars. This is your chance to treat Mom to something sweet on her special day.  There will also be a selection of books, music, and videos for sale.

We couldn’t do it without the support of our community.  Thanks to our friends and patrons who support our book and bake sales and allow us to “keep the change” when paying for fines or photocopies.  Every penny makes a difference.

Quilting group

The quilting Group will meet this Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m.,  at the library.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects, and ideas . You may get help with problems or inspiration.  Bring any fabric or fiber (knit, crochet, weaving, etc.) project to show.  We would love to see what you can do.

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Story time

On Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, Miss Lee presents stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to 5 years old. In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments, the activities all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.

Story times are also a great opportunity to meet other parents of small children in Westerlo.

After school

at the library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music, and a lot more. Programs will also include storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests. Lee is also available on Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m. for homework help.

Technology walk-in Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 
The Westerlo Library Quilting Group will meet this Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at the library.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas — you may get help with problems or inspiration!

Bring any fabric or fiber (knit, crochet, weaving, etc.) project to show.  We would love to see what you can do!  

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels.  The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Toddler/Preschool Storytime

From 11 a.m. to Noon on Wednesday mornings, Miss Lee presents stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to age 5.  In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments, all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.

Storytimes are also a great opportunity to meet other parents of small children in Westerlo.

After School @ The Library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music, and a lot more!  Programs will also include storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests.  Lee is also available on Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m. for homework help.

Technology Walk-In Wednesdays

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook, but don’t know how to download books?  Need to brush up on your computer skills – or obtain basic skills?  See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

For More Information

All library programming is free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.  For more information, contact the library during business hours at (518) 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary

 

The Westerlo Public Library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m.,  at the library.  For the month of March, we will choose our own adventure with a Western theme.  Our inspiration is Russell Martin’s lushly illustrated book, “Cowboy:  The Enduring Myth of the Wild West.”  Like the book, we will explore American Western culture from John Wayne’s depiction of the “wild west” to John Travolta’s contemporary portrait in Urban Cowboy.  Please join us.  New members are welcome.

Makerspace workshop

On Friday, March 18, at 6 PM, the library will host a public workshop exploring the Maker Movement, sustainable farming and local economic development in the Hilltowns.  Led by April Roggio, a local independent researcher, these community dialogs hope to answer the following question:  Would the development of a makerspace in the Hilltowns help nurture small farmers?

Funded with a grant from the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NESARE), Sustainable Hilltowns is interested, broadly, in pursuing activities that encourage sustainable economic development, food security and prosperity in our region.

Additional workshops are scheduled at the Berne and Rensselaerville public libraries.  For more information, contact April Roggio at april.roggio@gmail.com,  call her at 239-2738, or at the Sustainable Hilltowns Facebook page.

Display case

For the month of March the library is displaying a collection of Kodak Brownie Cameras.  With the slogan "you press the button, we do the rest," George Eastman put the first simple camera into the hands of a world of consumers in 1888. In so doing, he made a cumbersome and complicated process easy to use and accessible to nearly everyone.

In 1900, the Kodak Brownie camera brought photography within financial reach of consumers. The camera sold for $1 and film was 15 cents a roll.  The Brownie is one of the most iconic cameras in history. Tens of millions were made so they are easy to find and buy even today, and most do not have high value as collectables.

Story time

On Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, Miss Lee presents stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to 5 years old. In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments, the activities all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.

Story times are also a great opportunity to meet other parents of small children in Westerlo.

After school at the library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music, and a lot more. Programs will also include storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests. Lee is also available on Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m. for homework help.

Technology walk-in Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

The Westerlo Board of Library Trustees will meet on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the library.  This is an open public meeting.

Read to Angus the Dog

Angus will be back this Friday, March 11, from 5 to 6 p.m. (new time). Contact the library to register your child for a 15-minute reading session, or just drop in to “Check it out!”  (Librarians love saying, “check it out.”)

If your child is self-conscious about reading aloud or reluctant to read at all, he or she may feel more comfortable reading to a dog.  Because dogs aren’t judgmental, the child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading  Another benefit is the joy children get from being around a dog.  Angus is a registered therapy dog. Our thanks to Laura Tenney for volunteering her time and sharing Angus with us.

Quilting group

The library’s quilting group will meet this Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m., at the library.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects, and ideas. You may get help with problems or inspiration.  Bring any fabric or fiber (knit, crochet, weaving, etc.) project to show.  We would love to see what you can do.

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels.  The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Sustainable Hilltowns Makerspace workshop

On Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m., the library will host a public workshop exploring the Maker Movement, sustainable farming and local economic development in the Hilltowns. Led by April Roggio, a local independent researcher, these community dialogs hope to answer the following question: Would the development of a “makerspace” in the Hilltowns help nurture small farmers?

Funded with a grant from the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, Sustainable Hilltowns is interested, broadly, in pursuing activities that encourage sustainable economic development, food security, and prosperity in our region.

Additional workshops are scheduled at the Berne and Rensselaerville public libraries.  For more information, contact April Roggio at april.roggio@gmail.com, 518-239-2738, or at the Sustainable Hilltowns Facebook page.

Story time

On Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, Miss Lee presents stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to 5 years old. In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments, the activities all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.

Story times are also a great opportunity to meet other parents of small children in Westerlo.

After school at the library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music, and a lot more. Programs will also include storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests. Lee is also available on Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m. for homework help.

Technology walk-in Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

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