In the display case at the Westerlo Public Library for the month of March, artist Robert DeVito’s Iconic Skylines paintings are on display. A multimedia artist, DeVito’s brightly painted skylines are sculpted from driftwood with layers of joyful colors of paint that create memories of a city of long ago. He searches along the shores of the Hudson to find old boards to paint. The shape of the board dictates the cityscape that emerges. Each piece is one of a kind and there are no reproductions of his images. His creations are so innovative and original that the Library of Congress has issued copyrights on the idea. 

DeVito makes his own colors from raw pigments and the result is unusually bright colors such as canary yellow, aqua blue and candy-apple red. While many artists create a base and then place on highlights, he continually builds on both, creating bold contrasts through a layering effect.  Using 19th Century techniques, he uses small, fine brushes, making each piece a time-consuming process.

In addition to his own murals, DeVito planned and executed the restoration of the large mural bracing the SAS terminal at JFK Airport in New York City. His Skylines have been in several galleries such as the Celadon Gallery in Soho and the Parlor Gallery in Douglaston. He has won first place awards at numerous art shows around the region. 

Tax forms

We have most of the federal tax forms, schedules and instructions and we also have the basic New York State 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 tax forms on the Internet.

Story time

Our Toddler and preschool story time meets on 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an email account, use office automation programs, and more. If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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 has most of the federal tax forms, schedules, and instructions and we also have the basic New York State 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 tax forms on the Internet.

Quilting group

The quilting group will meet this Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m.  Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels.  If you are interested in joining the group – new members are welcome! – attend a meeting on the second or fourth Saturday of the month.

Trustees meet

The board of library trustees will meet on Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at the library.  This meeting is open to the public.

Children’s program

 Our Toddler preschool story time meets on 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an email account, use office automation programs, and more. If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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 has most of the federal tax forms, schedules, and instructions and we also have the basic New York State 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 tax forms on the Internet.

We need your input

A big thank you to everyone who has taken our survey to date. If you haven’t – there is still time. The survey only takes about five minutes to complete.  The survey is online at the library website, www.westerlolibrary.org.  Or pick up a paper copy at the library, the post office or the bank.  Drop it off, put it in the book return or mail it to us.  Whether you are a regular library patron or have not used the library in a while, your input is very important to us.

Quilting group

The quilting group will meet this Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m.  Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels.  If you are interested in joining the group – new members are welcome! – attend a meeting on the second or fourth Saturday of the month.

Children’s program

 Our Toddler preschool story time meets on 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an email account, use office automation programs, and more. If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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 be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observation of Presidents Day. 

Tax forms

We have most of the federal tax forms, schedules and instructions and we also have the basic New York State 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 tax forms on the Internet.

Display case

For the month of February the library is displaying Logan McDermott’s Matchbox collection. The Matchbox line of miniature die cast vehicles was launched in 1953 when an engineer at British toymaker Lesney Products scaled down one of their toys, a road roller, for his daughter, whose school only permitted children to carry toys that were small enough to fit into a matchbox.  Seven-year-old Logan is a student at BKW. He has been collecting Matchbox cars and trucks since he was able to hold one in his hand.  This display is only a small part of his collection.

BookPage

Pick up your free copy of the February 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.

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., at the library.  We will discuss September by Rosamunde Pilcher.  New members are welcomed.

Story time

Toddler and preschool story time meets on 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an e-mail account, use office automation programs, and more. If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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 has most of the federal tax forms, schedules and instructions and we have the basic New York State forms that are needed. We will copy them for you at no cost.  Can’t find it?  Ask at the desk and we’ll help you locate the tax forms on the Internet.

Quilting group

The Quilting group will meet on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. This group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Trustees meet

The board of library trustees will meet on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7p.m., at the library.  This is an open public meeting.

BookPage

Pick up your free copy of the February 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.

Story time

Our toddler and preschool story time meets on 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an e-mail account, use office automation programs, and more. If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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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