Would you like to get ahead of the curve with your taxes? We currently have paper copies of the basic federal 1040 forms and instructions. If you need other specialized forms, ask at the desk and we’ll help you find them online.

Read to Lefty the Dog

Please join us in welcoming Lefty to the library family. Lefty will be at the library next Friday, Feb. 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

If your child is self-conscious about reading aloud or reluctant to read at all, he or she may feel more comfortable reading to a dog. Because dogs aren’t judgmental, the child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. Another benefit is the joy children get from simply being around a dog.

Lefty is a registered therapy dog. Our thanks to Eric Markson for volunteering his time and sharing Lefty with us.

After school

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music and a lot more! Programs will also include storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests. Lee is also available on Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m. for homework help.

Story time

From 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday mornings Miss Lee presents stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to 5 years old. In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.

Story times are also a great opportunity to meet other parents of small children in Westerlo.

Technology

Walk-In Wednesdays

Do you have a new smartphone or tablet, but don’t know how to download e-books?  Need to brush up on your computer skills – or obtain basic skills?  See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

More information

All library programming is free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.  For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary

There will be no drop-in storytime in January.

Mahjong

On Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m. men and women are invited to the library for a get together in the community room to play Mahjong. Don't know how to play? They will teach you how, no problem. No registration is required.

 Insight meditation

On Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 5:15 p.m. join us for a simple group Zazen meditation practice.  All are welcome. No registration is required.

Discovery Wednesday

There will be no discovery Wednesdays in January.

Wednesday matinee

On Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 1 p.m. join us for free popcorn and  "Florence Foster Jenkins" rated PG-13. Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress from NYC always wanted to be a concert pianist and play Carnegie Hall. An injury in her youth deterred that dream. So she sets out to sing her way to Carnegie Hall knowing the only way to get there would be "Practice Practice Practice". Her husband supports her venture and the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins playing Carnegie Hall becomes a truly historic event.

 Kundalini Yoga  

On Wednesday, Jan. 4  at 5 p.m. join us for Kundalini Yoga. It involves repetitive movements with the breath, building strength, toning the nerves, and clearing the adrenal glands. Wear comfortable clothing and bring two blankets or a mat and blanket. A $5 donation is requested. Please use the back entrance when entering the building. No registration is required.

 Knitting circle

On Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. the friendly ladies knit and crochet, embroider, and quilt, and more. You can learn a new skill here or share your own special talents with others or just craft in the company of friends. Drop in anytime. No registration is required.

For more information on events, see our website at www.middleburghlibrary.info.

On Monday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. join us for the adult coloring club. Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books. Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils will be provided. This will be a recurring program. We will meet every third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. Registration is required.  

Story time

On Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 10:45 a.m. get ready to move in this interactive story time designed especially for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. We'll read books, sing songs, recite fingerplays, dance, and watch a short movie based on a weekly theme. No registration is required.

Mahjong

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. men and women are invited to the library for a get together in the community room to play Mahjong. Don't know how to play? They will teach you how. No problem. No registration is required.

 Insight meditation

On Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 5:15 p.m. join us for a simple group Zazen meditation practice.  All are welcome. No registration is required.

Book discussion

On Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. join us for a discussion of "In the Dark, Dark, Wood" by Ruth Ware.   What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware's suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted debut psychological thriller. Books may be picked up at the circulation desk. No registration required.

Discovery Wednesdays

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. join Miss Doreen as she welcomes children ages 3 to 6 to her story time. Lots of fun with stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.  No registration required.

Wednesday matinee

On Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. come enjoy a movie and free popcorn. The movie is  "Into the White" rated PG-13.  In World War II, the German pilots Lieutenant Horst Schopis, Josef Schwartz and Wolfgang Strunk crash their airplane in the wilderness of Norway after shooting down a British airplane. They walk through a snow storm until they reach shelter in an abandoned hunter cabin. Soon the British pilot Captain Charles P. Davenport and the gunner Robert Smith arrive in the cabin and they become prisoners of the German pilots. However, after the initial friction between the enemies, they realize that they should team-up to survive in the wilderness in the beginning of an improbable friendship. No registration required.

 Knitting circle

On Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. the friendly ladies knit and crochet, embroider, and quilt, and more. You can learn a new skill here or share your own special talents with others or just craft in the company of friends. Drop in anytime. No registration is required.  

On Friday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Middleburgh is dashing into the spirit of the holidays again with a blizzard of excitement for Miracle on Main Street. This Charles Dickens-like event grows with each passing year not only in the hearts of our community but from afar as well.  

The merriment has spread over the years to include businesses on Wells Avenue, Railroad Avenue, Chestnut and Clauverwie along with Main Street. There are many, many free offerings including a selfies with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, bell choir, cloggers and stories, live animals, caroling and a special treat, Santa's live reindeer! We're thrilled to be able to invite Santa's reindeer back to the Dr. Best Museum again this year. Please come and join us.

Inside the Middleburgh Library at 5:30 p.m. enjoy the Gilboa-Conesville Central School Cheerleaders, at 6 p.m. Middleburgh’s Ecumenical Bell Choir, at 6:30 p.m. Depot Lane Singers, 7 p.m. Fiddlin’ Fr. Peter and Puppets, and at 7:30 p.m. Stories with Jim Spencer.  Outside the library at  5:30 p.m. the Middleburgh Central School Choir, 6 pm.m Cub Scouts,  at 6:15 p.m. Gilboa-Conesville Central School Cheerleaders,  at 6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts, and at  7 p.m. All carolers welcome to come and cheer.  This line-up maybe subject to change.

Board meets

On Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. there is a board of trustees meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Please use the back entrance.

On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10:45 a.m. get ready to move in this interactive story time designed especially for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. We'll read books, sing songs, recite fingerplays, dance, and watch a short movie based on a weekly theme. No registration is required.

Insight meditation

On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5:15 p.m. join us for a simple group Zazen meditation practice.  All are welcome. No registration is required.

Discovery Wednesday

On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 11 p.m. you never know what Miss Andrea will come up with in her discovery Wednesday.  Art, science, stories, and more in this interactive program for ages 3 and up and their caregivers. Registration Required.

 Movie

On Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. join us for a Wednesday matinee. The popcorn is free.

Kundalini Yoga  

On Wednesday, Dec. 14  at 5 p.m. join us for Kundalini Yoga. It involves repetitive movements with the breath, building strength, toning the nerves, and clearing the adrenal glands. Wear comfortable clothing and bring two blankets or a mat and blanket. A $5 donation is requested. Please use the back entrance when entering the building. No registration is required.

Concert

On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. enjoy Scott, Sarah & Pat — Sloop Clearwater friends sing songs of the Hudson River, Pete Seeger, the environment, and just plain fun. This event is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program and the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Community Arts Grants Program by the Greene County Council on the Arts.  Tickets are available at the door. A $10 donation is suggested. Please use back entrance.

On Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m. get ready to move in this interactive story time designed especially for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. We'll read books, sing songs, recite fingerplays, dance, and watch a short movie based on a weekly theme. No registration is required.

Mahjong

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. men and women are invited to the library for a get together in the community room to play Mahjong. Don't know how to play? They will teach you how. No problem. No registration is required.

 Insight meditation

On Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5:15 p.m. join us for a simple group Zazen meditation practice.  All are welcome. No registration is required.  

Discovery Wednesdays

On Wednesday, Dec. 7  at 11 a.m. join Miss Doreen as she welcomes children ages 3 to 6 to her story time. Lots of fun with stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.  No registration required.

Movie

On Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. join us for a Wednesday matinee. The popcorn is free.

Cookbook challenge

On Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. join us for the cookbook challenge. The holiday season is here and what better time to check out some of our newest cookbooks? Check one out or copy a recipe that you would like to make. This month we'll be focusing on appetizers or finger foods - perfect for a holiday gathering. On Dec. 7 we'll get together for a potluck where we'll share our creations. The only requirement is that you let us know which cookbook your recipe came from and what it is called. The library will provide drinks.  Registration is required.

Knitting circle

On Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. the friendly ladies knit and crochet, embroider, and quilt, and more. You can learn a new skill here or share your own special talents with others or just craft in the company of friends. Drop in anytime. No registration is required.

For more information on events, see our website at www.middleburghlibrary.info.

 

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