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.

 

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.

 

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