Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

As the hours of daylight lengthen, thoughts turn to spring.  American journalist Doug Larson aptly stated, “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” Spring is more than a season; it represents rebirth and rejuvenation. Reinvigorate your mind with the resources and programs available at the Berne Public Library.

Teen group

The library is open only for teens on Friday, March 14.  Join Kathy from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for an evening of exploring the technology available at the library. Plan on playing video games during this TAG program.

Lego League

The Lego League challenge for this month is to make a scene representing spring. Children ages five to 12 are invited to use the library’s Legos on Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m.  Projects will be displayed in the library until they are disassembled for next month’s program.

Knit Wits

The Knit Wits meet on Sunday, March 16, at 7 p.m.  In addition to working on individual projects, the group is making hats for the Knots of Love organization. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by bringing projects made with green yarn for show and tell. Any adult interested in knitting or crocheting is welcome.

Story time

Songbirds return north in the spring to lay their eggs. Yucky, yellow yolks will introduce the letter Y to preschool children during story time on Tuesday, March 18. Stories, activities, and a craft are included in this program which begins at 11 a.m.  

Maple festival

The maple sap is running.  After enjoying a pancake breakfast during the Maple Festival. Travel to the Hilltown Senior Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail, Berne for book browsing. The Friends of the Library are holding a book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 29 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 30.  A homemade soup luncheon and bake sale are also planned.  

If you have books to donate to the sale, please bring them to the senior center on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Also, volunteers are needed to help run the sale.  Contact Donna at 872-2161 or e-mail .  All proceeds will go toward a matching grant to install air-conditioning at the library.  Hot summer weather will be here and the slushy spring will be gone eventually.