The Westerlo Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observation of Independence Day; however, we will be open on Saturday, July 5.

Knox sesquicentennial

history

We were very pleased to be presented with two copies of the newly re-issued Sesquicentennial History of Knox (1822-1972) by Nancy Frueh, President of the Knox Historical Society. One copy will circulate and the other will go in our local history reference collection for in-library use only. 

This long out-of-print book was recently re-issued by the Knox Historical Society, and is available for a donation of $10 or $13 by mail. Books will be available at upcoming events at the Saddlemire Homestead on July 13 and Aug. 3, or by contacting Charlene Stevens at cstevens397@gmail.com or 861-8393.

Fizz, Boom, READ!

Our 2014 Summer Reading Program is full of activities for readers of all ages. Sign up and explore how science influences almost every aspect of our lives, as we “Fizz, Boom, READ!”  Weekly activities will feature age-appropriate science and technology programs and activities. The full calendar of events is available on our website and at the library. Registration is now open during regular library hours.  

Silent auction

The Library’s month-long silent auction will end on Thursday, July 3. The auction features six beautiful quilted table runners donated by the Westerlo Quilting Group. The quilts are currently on display at the library. Preview the quilts and get information about the bidding procedures at the library’s website:  www.westerlolibrary.org. All proceeds of the auction will benefit the library. 

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 2014 Summer Reading Program is full of activities for readers of all ages. Sign up and explore how science influences almost every aspect of our lives, as we “Fizz, Boom, READ!”  Starting with Mr. Magicman’s show Friday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m., at Westerlo town hall, weekly activities will feature age-appropriate science and technology programs and activities. The full calendar of events is available on our website and at the library.  Registration is now open during regular library hours.  

Road trip

Librarians everywhere will agree that Sue Speciale has given her granddaughter the coolest gift, ever. Sue and seven-year-old MacKenzie cherish the time the two of them spend together at the East Greenbush Community Library.  And, as experienced library users, they understand that their home library is one of 29 members of the Upper Hudson Library System.  So, as a special grandmother-granddaughter project, they decided to challenge themselves and visit all 29 member libraries in the system. When they arrived at Westerlo on Saturday, June 7, they had four more libraries to go, and expected to meet their goal the following week. 

Silent auction

The library’s month-long silent auction will end on Thursday, July 3. The auction features six beautiful quilted table runners donated by the Westerlo Quilting Group. The quilts are currently on display at the library. Preview the quilts and get information about the bidding procedures at the library’s website: www.westerlolibrary.org.   All proceeds of the auction will benefit the library. 

Quilting group

The Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m.  Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Holiday closing

The library will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observation of Independence Day. 

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 2014 Summer Reading Program is full of activities and programs for readers of all ages and the calendar of events will be available soon.  The program will kick-off with a very special family program, Fizz Boom Read! Game Show.

The Fizz Boom Read! Game Show presented by Magicman Entertainment will be held on Friday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m., at the Westerlo town hall auditorium. Magician and family entertainer, Chris "Mr. Magicman" LaBarge, combines fun and excitement to motivate kids and keep them reading all summer long. 

The Fizz, Boom, Read! Game Show blends the magic of science with the science of magic. More than just a magic show, this magical game show is filled with colorful conjuring, outrageous comedy, audience participation, and much more. The whole family will enjoy this fun and energetic performance that will leave them wondering:  Is it science or is it magic? This program has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from a private individual. We hope you can join us.

Silent auction

The library is conducting a month-long silent auction through Thursday, July 3 featuring six beautiful quilted table runners. These unique, handcrafted specimens of textile arts have been donated by the Westerlo Quilting Group. The quilts are currently on display at the library. You may also preview the quilts and get information about the bidding procedures at the library’s website www.westerlolibrary.org. All proceeds of the auction will benefit the library. 

Children’s program

Toddler and preschool story time meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games, and movement activities designed for children ages two to five 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.

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 will conduct a month-long silent auction featuring six beautiful quilted table runners. These unique, handcrafted specimens of textile arts have been donated by the Westerlo Quilting Group. All proceeds of the auction will benefit the library.

This month-long event will begin Saturday, June 14, during the Westerlo Museum’s town wide garage sale, and will continue through Thursday, July 3. The quilts are currently on display at the library. You may also preview the quilts and get information about the bidding procedures at the library’s website www.westerlolibrary.org.  

 All bids must be submitted at the library during regular business hours to be considered. Winners will be notified by phone and arrangements made for payment and pick-up. 

Heritage Museum

town-wide garage sale

The 9th annual town-wide garage sale will be held this Saturday, June 14.  The town museum board sponsors this annual event to raise funds for our sister organization, the Westerlo Heritage Museum.  

The museum will sell refreshments, baked goods, and maps to sale sites on the day of the sale at the Westerlo town park on County Route 401, starting at 8:30 a.m.  Call Kate at 797-3295 for more information.

BookPage

Pick up your free copy of the June 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.

Quilting group

The quilting group will meet on Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcome.

Children’s program

Toddler and preschool story time meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games, and movement activities designed for children ages two to five 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.

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 board of library trustees will meet on Monday, June 9, at 7 p.m., at the Westerlo Public Library.  This meeting is open to the public.

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m., at the library.  We will discuss Shakespeare’s delightful comedy, Twelfth Night. New members are welcome.

Quilting group

The quilting group will meet on Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcome.

Town wide garage sale

The ninth annual town-wide garage sale will be held on Saturday, June 14. The town museum board sponsors this annual event to raise funds for our sister organization, the Westerlo Heritage Museum. 

If you would like to hold a sale on your property or at the town pavilion, please mail your registration form, and $15 fee by June 7. Your sale will be listed on a map, and advertised in the capital district. Registration forms have been distributed to the library, the post office, and other sites throughout the area. The form is also available online at the library’s website in PDF format.

The museum will sell refreshments, baked goods, and maps to sale sites on the day of the sale at the Westerlo town park on County Route 401, at 8:30 a.m. Call Kate at 797-3295 for more information.

Children’s programs

 Angus the Reading Dog will visit the library again on the First Friday of the month, June 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. Contact the library to register your child for a 15-minute reading session. Angus is a registered therapy dog. Our thanks to Laura Tenney for volunteering her time and sharing Angus with us.

Toddler and preschool story time meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games, and movement activities designed for children ages two to five 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.

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/westerlolibrar

 

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