For the month of August the Westerlo Public Library is displaying Trudy Smith’s “C.T.” porcelain collection. What is “C.T.” porcelain? Just the finest porcelain produced in Germany by Carl Tielsch, Trudy’s great-grandfather. 

The pieces on display were manufactured between 1870 and 1900.  Some are marked Altwasser, which was the name of the region before it was annexed by Poland after World War II.  Others are marked Germany or Made in Germany.  A few are marked Silesia. But all include the eagle symbol with the initials C.T. below it, making it very easy to identify.

Trudy’s mother, Martha Tielsch Elpel, was not able to bring any porcelain with her when she immigrated to America. But she later learned about its availability from an antiques article in a newspaper and was very excited when Trudy found some. Now her sisters and nieces all collect C.T., too.

Trudy is very proud of her collection. Take a look and you’ll know why. All of the pieces were purchased at local antique shops or were gifts from friends who knew about her passion for collecting them.

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.

School supplies

Hilltowns Community Resource Center Back-to-School Supply Drive is now on. Your donations of school supplies will help kids start the new school year ready to learn.  Donations are accepted at the library during regular business hours. 

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, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Westerlo Public Library. This is an open public meeting.

Quilting

The quilting group will meet on Saturday, Aug. 9, 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.

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.

School supplies

Hilltowns Community Resource Center Back-to-School Supply Drive is now on. Your donations of school supplies will help kids start the new school year ready to learn.  Donations are accepted at the library during regular business hours. 

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.

 

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, and 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.

On Saturday, July 26, we will have quilting crafts, and Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m., there is a special 4-H Program.

Quilting Group

On Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m., the quilting group will meet.  Led 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.

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. 

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 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.

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