The Westerlo Public Library Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas — you may get help with problems or inspiration. 

Lead 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. 

Digital magazines

Upper Hudson Library System is now offering digital magazines through our e-book vendor, OverDrive. 88 titles are currently available ranging from Outdoor Life to Vogue. Any cardholder at any public library in Albany or Rensselaer counties can check out digital magazines online.  Check 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.

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.

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.

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 board of library trustees will meet on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., at the library. This meeting is rescheduled from Feb. 9, cancelled due to inclement weather.  This meeting is open to the public

Read to Angus the Dog

Angus will be back this Friday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m.  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.

Display case

For the month of February the library has been displaying Ottilie Millson’s cast-iron doorstops.  Perhaps the only thing more welcoming than an open door is a brightly colored cast-iron doorstop holding it ajar. These seemingly indestructible household objects are as visually appealing as they are practical, adding a bit of charm and whimsy to any home. Her collection ranges from pastoral elegance to slapstick comic.

Doorstops made of cast brass first appeared in England in the late 1700s. The earliest doorstops had wooden handles so they could be easily moved.  Handles disappeared in the 19th Century, and by then, cast iron had replaced brass.  Most doorstops you’ll find today were likely made in America sometime between the turn of the last century and 1940. They hit their peak of popularity during the 1920s and ’30s.

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 magic, storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests. 

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

By Sue Hoadley

 The Westerlo Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16, in observation of President’s Day.

Quilting group

The library’s quilting group will meet on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas — you may get help with problems or inspiration. 

Lead 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.

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., at the library. We will discuss Graeme Simsion’s romantic comedy novel, The Rosie Project.  Join us; new members are welcomed.

Read to Angus the Dog

Angus will be back on Friday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. 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. 

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. 

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 meets on Monday, Feb. 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the library.  This is an open public meeting.

Take Your Child

to the Library

Saturday, Feb. 7, is national Take Your Child to the Library Day.  Take your child to the library and you will feed their imagination.  A love of reading and books starts with pictures, stories, and rhymes that even the youngest child can enjoy.   Take Your Child to the Library Day is a great excuse to swing by and see all that is available­ – for free – at your public 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, magic, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests. 

Technology Walk-In

Wednesdays

 Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but do not 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.

Saturday, Feb. 7, is national Take Your Child to the Library Day. The program was created to celebrate reading and promote awareness about all that neighborhood libraries have to offer children and families. 

Take your child to the library and you will feed their imagination. A love of reading and books starts with pictures, stories, and rhymes that even the youngest child can enjoy.  Take Your Child to the Library Day is a great excuse to swing by and see all that is available — for free — at your public library.

This day was launched in February 2011 in Waterford, Conn., it has spread to more than 550 participating libraries from 44 states (and counting!), one Canadian province, and two Caribbean islands. 

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. 

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

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