Tax Day is almost here! The Westerlo Public Library has reproducible copies of most of the state and federal tax forms that we will copy for you at no cost.  Can’t find it?  Ask at the desk and we’ll help you locate the right forms online.

Library trustee vacancy

The library is seeking community-spirited town residents to fill a full five-year term on the Board of Library Trustees. Applicants should have an appreciation for and understanding of library service; commitment to the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community; and a willingness to actively work to accomplish the library's goals and objectives.  Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside or own property within the town of Westerlo, and cannot be employed by or do business with the library. Applicants must also be available to meet on the second Monday of each month. 

Please submit a letter of interest indicating why you wish to serve, your previous library involvement, and any specific qualifications and/or experience you have that would be of benefit to the library and the board of trustees.  Send letters of interest to:  Board of Trustees, P. O. Box 267, Westerlo, New York 12193. This vacancy will be filled by appointment of the town board.

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.

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

A new catalogue is coming on March 31. Please see the feature article about our Westerlo Public Library’s new catalog elsewhere in this newspaper for details.

Quilting group

The library’s Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects, and ideas. You may get help with problems or inspiration.   This week’s meeting will feature a demonstration of iron-on interfacing to back difficult fabrics such as silk, t-shirts, etc.  Bring any fabric or fiber for example knit, crochet, or weaving projects to show.  We would love to see what you can do. 

Lead 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.

Display case

For the month of March we are displaying Ryan Smith’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection.  Six-year-old Ryan is in good company collecting TMNT action figures, playsets, and accessories. 

The TMNT are a fictional team of four teenage anthropomorphic turtles, named after four Renaissance artists — Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello — who were trained in the art of ninjutsu. 

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.

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.

 

Happy 200th anniversary, Westerlo!

On March 16, 1815, the township of Westerlo was formed from Coeymans and Rensselaerville.  The first town meeting was held on April 4, 1815 at the home of William Beardsley. John Gibbons moderated the meeting, and town officers were elected.

The first town supervisor was Moses Smith, merchant, tavern keeper, and producer of potash, here on the site of your Westerlo Public Library.  

Thank you Stewart’s

The library is proud to announce a $500 grant from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program. This grant will continue to help us develop an outdoor area for children’s programs, as well as for use as a community space when the library is not open for business.   

It is through the support of individuals and local charitable organizations, like Stewart’s Foundation and their very generous customers, that we are able to strengthen our existing programs and develop new and innovative library projects to serve our patrons and the community at large.  

Over the past 28 years, Stewart’s Foundation and their Holiday Match customers have awarded over $20 million to thousands of community organizations that serve children’s recreation and education.  Thank you, Stewart’s!

Read to Angus the Dog

Angus will be back this Friday, March 20, from 6 to 7 p.m.  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.

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.

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 Public Library’s quilting group will meet on Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects, and ideas and you may get help with problems or inspiration. 

Lead 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.

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m., at the library.  We will discuss Henry Christman’s “Tin Horns and Calico”, a nonfiction account of New York’s anti-rent revolt.  Join us; new members are welcomed.

Tax forms

Tax Day is almost here. Unfortunately, due to cuts in federal funding we have very few paper forms and instructions on hand.  However, we do have reproducible copies of most of the state and federal tax forms that we will copy for you at no cost. Can’t find it? Ask at the desk and we’ll help you locate the right forms on the Internet.

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.

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 Public Library Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas — you may get help with problems or inspiration. 

Lead 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. 

Digital magazines

Upper Hudson Library System is now offering digital magazines through our e-book vendor, OverDrive. 88 titles are currently available ranging from Outdoor Life to Vogue. Any cardholder at any public library in Albany or Rensselaer counties can check out digital magazines online.  Check the “Download Magazines” link on our website.

OverDrive uses the Nook app for its magazine reader, so you will have to set up a Barnes & Noble account and download the Nook app to your computer or mobile device.

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.

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.

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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