Pick up your free copy of the March  edition of BookPage. BookPage is a monthly book review and selection guide to the best new books published every month.  The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.

All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.  Did you miss last month’s issue?  Check our “free shelf” for back issues.

Don’t forget digital magazines

The Upper Hudson Library System offers digital magazines through our e-book vendor, OverDrive. Over 100 titles are available from AARP to Zootles  Any cardholder at any public library in Albany or Rensselaer Counties can check out digital magazines online.  Click 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.

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 on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m., at the library.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects ,and ideas or 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 welcome.

Story time

Check out our new 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 activites 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 Public Llibrary book discussion group meets tonight Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., at the library. We will discuss an assortment of entries from Graham Ison’s "Inspector Brock & Sergeant Poole" British police procedural mystery series. 

Ison’s 30-year career in Scotland Yard’s Special Branch ensures realism in the police investigation methods, the interactions of the detectives, and the crimes themselves.

 In addition to the Brock and Poole series, he has written the Hardcastle historical mystery series set during World War I, and scripted for Thames Television's “The Bill.”

 Please join us.  New members are welcome.

 Display case

 For the month of February the library is displaying Nancy Latham’s vintage Black Americana Folk Art.  Black memorabilia, sometimes called Black Americana, describes objects and ephemera relating to African American and Afro-European history.  Dating from the mid-1800s through the mid-1900s, collectibles range from dolls, figurines, and advertising caricatures, to slave documents.  Nancy’s collection includes tins, ceramic ware, dolls, and more. 

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.

Pick up your free copy of the January edition of "BookPage," at the   BookPage is a monthly book review and selection guide to the best new books published every month.

The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.  All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.

Did you miss last month’s issue?  Check our “free shelf” for back issues.

Digital magazines

 Upper Hudson Library System offers digital magazines through our e-book vendor, OverDrive.  Over 100 titles are available from AARP to Zootles.  Any cardholder at any public library in Albany or Rensselaer Counties can check out digital magazines online.  Click 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. 

Story time  

 From 11 a.m. to Noon on Wednesday mornings 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 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 @ 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.

 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 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

Two new creative support groups are forming at the Westerlo Public Library and we’re looking for members.   

The artists’ group will provide support to its members’ work and growth as artists — beginner or professional. It’s about encouraging creativity, not critique.  It is not about competition, shows, or sales.

The memoir writing group will provide its members a safe place to learn together with people that are accepting and supportive. The group is about creating, not criticism.

It is about the practice of remembering and writing. It is not about publishing, polishing, or picking out the problems.

Lila Hollister Smith will lead both of these new groups.  She is a founding member of the Capital District Textile Artists Group and leads the library's quilting group. She also teaches, gives trunk show talks, and exhibits in art galleries. 

The library is a great place to meet like-minded individuals.  If you are interested in joining any of these groups, please contact the library.

Crafters meet

The Westerlo Library Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, Jan. 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

From 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday mornings, 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, 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

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.

More info

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.

 

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