Berne Library Notes for Thursday, February 13, 2020

Helllllooooo Valentine’s Day weekend. Wear a swizzle of red, a splash of purple, or a whisper of gold while visiting the library on Feb. 14, 15, and 17. Colorize your trip and add some flair to the library’s Fine Free February celebration. Dig out any overdue Berne library items hanging around corners or under piles. Then, return them to the library fine-free.

While you’re here, check out over 50 new photos on display in the community room. The Friends of the Library are asking you to vote for your absolute favorite in both the adult and junior slate of entries. Winners to be announced at the 10 a.m. photo reception on the 29th.

Healthy Families  Story Time

Moving to Healthy Families Story Time on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This special collaborative event invites parents or caregivers and youth to a multi-topic interactive educational program.

Be part of a hands-on food demo and taste-testing. Bring home new recipe ideas.

There will be a sharing of activities for whole family participation.

Also, get a clear picture on calming the storms that includes healthy self-care planning tools. 

Finally, find out how to safe zone your house and your family. Lunch and a Healthy Family Giveaway bag is included in the program.

Learn Spanish

Tuesday evening, session three, Spanish for Beginners, takes hold from 6 to 7 p.m. 

From learning the Spanish alphabet to greetings and word development, take advantage of this free class. Gracias and buen dia.

Junior Chef Challenge

Junior Chef Challenge is bracing for a wholly creative session of foods you may never thought to combine. Using a secret ingredient, aspiring future chefs are challenged to throw out their best efforts to tantalize the judges. 

Sign-up sheets are at the front desk for the Feb. 20 event. Questions? Call 518-872-1246.

Get Cozy

Get Cozy@Your Library participants will be meeting on Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. to view three short TedMed Talks. Geared toward health topics and engagement, a reaction discussion follows. Healthy refreshments will be served.

Reading Challenge

The 2020 Winter Reading Challenge is at the halfway mark. There is still time to sign up on READsquared, which can be accessed via the library’s website at Challenge yourself to the 500 minutes reading goal by March 31. Then kick it for another 500. Earn badges, gain a completion certificate, and slide into the end game for prizes at the wrap-up event.

Museum passes

Museum passes are one of the many items available with your library card. Berne has two MiSci museum passes and it is a popularly borrowed item. From Feb. 15 to April 19, the “Butterflies and Blooms” exhibit comes to life at MiSci. There is an extra $2 per admittance to experience this special setting.