Berne Library Notes for Friday, March 28, 2014

There are oodles of books, puzzles, movies on DVD and VHS, music CDs, and cassettes, and audio-books sitting on tables and shelves at the Hilltown Senior Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail, Berne. These items are ready to be purchased at great bargains. Come to the Friends of the Berne Library Book Sale on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Browse through novels, children’s books, history books, cookbooks, gardening books, biographies, craft books.  

Homemade soup, beverages, and baked goods will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go toward a matching grant to provide air conditioning in the new library building.  

Game night

Due to the April school break, April’s Game Night will be held in March.  No kidding. Meet with other adults interested in playing board games on Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m. 

April Fool’s Day

April Fools’ Day is April 1.  According to the Museum of Hoaxes, the number one hoax occurred in 1957.  A BBC news show announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Many viewers called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree.

Story time

Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to celebrate April Fools’ Day on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Think of a way to trick Kathy during story time. Stories, activities, and a craft are included in this fun literacy program.

Friends meet

The Friends of the Library will meet on Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., to discuss ways to support the library. Hear the results of the book sale and help make plans for the miniature golf fund-raiser in May. Don’t be fooled by the amount of work this group has accomplished; they need more volunteers.

Movie night

Family Movie Night at the library is on Friday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. This month’s film is an Academy Award winner, rated PG. The animated, musical comedy will leave you ice-cold.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

As you face chicanery on April Fools’ Day, remember the words of American writer Max Eastman:  “It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.”