Berne Library Notes for Thursday, February 27, 2014

Celebrate, Read Across America with the National Education Association on March 3. This annual event is planned around the birthday of Dr. Seuss, a beloved author of children’s books.  Stop at the Berne Public Library to pick up a good book that you can sink your teeth into.

Book talk

Reading together as a family is a lot of fun, but discussing the ideas afterward can be awkward. The library has a solution. Kathy and Avery Stempel have been trained by the NYS Council for the Humanities to facilitate these types of discussions. Parents of children ages 9 to eleven are encouraged to register for Together — Book Talk for Parents and Kids. This program begins on Saturday, March 1, at 1 p.m., and includes six sessions with refreshments and childcare. 

Book club

The Book Club for adults will be held on Sunday, March 2, at 7 p.m. The group will be discussing The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. Your input is welcomed even if you have not read the book.  

Story time

There is still plenty of white, winter weather in March.  Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to explore the letter W during story time on Tuesday, March 4. Join Kathy at 11 a.m. for stories, activities, and a craft.  

Friends meet

The Friends of the Berne Library will meet Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., to discuss fund-raising ideas for the library. Their book sale and soup luncheon are being held at the senior center on March 29 and 30. Donated books will be accepted on Saturday, March 22, between 9 a.m. and noon. If you have books that cannot be delivered on that day, contact Judy at the library at 872-1246 to make other arrangements.

Movie night

Do you like to read the book before seeing the movie?  The novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is a popular science fiction book for young adults.  Movie Night at the Library is Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. This month’s movie is rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material. There is no admission fee and refreshments will be served.

As Dr. Seuss wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  Make one of those places your local public library.