The Westerlo Public Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Choose your own adventure

The book discussion group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., at the library.  We’re taking a break from the pressure of completing an assigned book in time for our monthly meeting.  Instead, we’re following our own muse and selecting material to escape, amuse, inform — whatever reason we have for reading — and sharing our experience with the group. Please join us.  New members are welcome.

Display case

For the month of January the library is displaying Dennis Fancher’s collection of patent models and salesman’s samples. 

A patent model is a scratch-built miniature working model, that showed how the item being patented worked. The models were required to accompany all patent applications from 1790 to 1880.   

Salesman’s samples are similar to patent models, in that they are miniature-working models.  But they were produced for traveling salesmen to demonstrate items too large or heavy to be easily transported to potential customers. They are usually covered with advertising and the manufacturer’s name. 

 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  HYPERLINK "http://westerlolibrary.org/" westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at  HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary" www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

The Westerlo Public Library’s board of trustees will meet on Monday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m., at the library. This meeting is open to the public.

Quilting group

The library’s Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, Jan. 9, 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.  

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 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  HYPERLINK "http://westerlolibrary.org/" westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at  HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary" www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

The Westerlo Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25. We will reopen our regular hours on Saturday. Happy Holidays.

Memorial brick fund-raiser

Stumped for holiday gift ideas? There is still plenty of time and room to add your memorial brick. This is a great opportunity to honor your friends and family, memorialize a loved one, or promote your business or organization. Your personalized, engraved brick will be displayed along our new walkway and patio in front of the library. Check out the bricks that have already been laid. Pick up a brochure at the library, or visit http://www.polarengraving.com/WesterloLibrary"www.polarengraving.com/WesterloLibrary to place your order.

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.  

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.

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  HYPERLINK "http://westerlolibrary.org/" westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at  HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary" www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

Two new creative support groups will be 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.

 

Both of these new groups will be led by Lila Hollister Smith. Smith is a founding member of the Capital District Textile Artists group and leads the library’s quilting group. She also teaches, gives trunk shows, 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.

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  

Story time

On Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Miss Lee presents stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up 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.

  

 

  

 

Angus will be back at the Westerlo Public Library this Friday, Oct. 16, 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.

Board meets

The library’s board of trustees will meet on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the library. This meeting is open to the public.

Display case

For the month of October the library is displaying Ruth Savino’s Coca-Cola collectibles. 

From its invention by John S. Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola has become a staple of American culture.  Even in 1886, Pemberton spent more money on ads than he made in sales, producing dozens of signs and other promotional items. All bore the immediately recognizable logo and, in some form or another, the classic red-and-white color scheme.

Her collection includes vintage green classic “Coke” bottles, along with collectible tins, trays, salt & pepper sets – and more. The centerpiece is a 1950s “Fountain Service” sign from Jiggs Service Station. 

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.

Story time

On Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. 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.

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  HYPERLINK "http://westerlolibrary.org/" westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary

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