Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Labor of love: Women make mittens out of old seaters at the Berne Library.

Foxes will visit story time at the Berne Library for a make-up engagement on Tuesday morning, Dec. 3 at 10:30. They double-booked on Nov. 12 so had to reschedule.

Foxes are sly

Foxes are small

Foxes run fast

Foxes see far

They have bushy tails

They live all over the world

Their range of colors, a sight to behold.

All children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to follow the fun of Foxy story time. Hear some stories, try a foxy dance, and gather ’round the art table for a take-home fox-inspired craft.

Book giveaway

Gather ’round, there’s some news to share. It involves free books of your very own to take home for reading again and again.

A book giveaway and holiday craft is set for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend. Just in case you didn’t hear that the first time: Everyone is invited to attend.

This December event partners with the Helderberg Family and Community Organization as part of its Hope and Peace weekend. 

Along with the giveaway, an “add to it” decorative ornament is being offered between noon and 3 p.m. Let your creative juices bubble up and splash about by adding your own personal swaggletock.

Part of the Hope and Peace weekend activities include the Festival of Trees tree-lighting ceremony behind the Knox Town Hall between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The Berne Library’s decorated Literacy Tree will be one of the 40 trees on display. After oohing and aahing over the lights and decorations, enjoy the HFCO’s dessert reception in Knox’s firehouse.

Community Caregivers

Mid-week, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., take a break and dive into an informational meet-and-greet orientation. Gain insight about the successful volunteer program managed by the Community Caregivers.

This is an opportunity to learn all the buzz surrounding volunteer opportunities with the group recognized by its slogan, “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” 

Do  you have visions of volunteering but are unsure of how, when, or where to begin? This invitation from the Community Caregivers goes out to all persons interested in the rewarding activity of volunteering.

Sign up today to reserve your seat. Refreshments are on the schedule. Questions? Call the library at 518-872-1246.  

Magical experience

There are only a handful of days left to enjoy the powerful photography of Chuck VerStraeten. Sixteen photos grace the south wall of the community room’s Art Gallery.

Alive with gentle movement or a roaring splash, glinting sparkles or a soft surface all enrapturing the observer toward peaceful contemplation. Viewing the array is a truly magical experience. 

Thank you to Chuck and all the artists who share their passion. Your talents are sincerely appreciated. And thank you to Broccoli Spear for arranging the monthly shows.