A new Artists’ Group is forming at the Westerlo Library. The first meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 2:15 to 4 p.m.

Beginners are welcome. Bring paper and pencil. If you can sign your name, you can learn to draw!

Experienced artists, bring your favorite medium.

We will all make art together in a spirit of fun and support. The emphasis is on respecting your own creative spirit. It’s about encouragement, not critique.  

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group will meet the third Tuesday of the month in the library’s Hannay Community Room, which is also an art gallery. Lila will give a lesson at each meeting and the members will learn from each other to develop and improve their artistic skills.   

Read to Lefty

Lefty will be back this Friday, Dec. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Drop in to “Check it out!” and read with Lefty. (Librarians love saying, “Check it out.”)

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

Book Discussion Group  

The library’s book discussion group will meet next Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at the library. Read for pure pleasure and share your favorites with the group.

Please join us. New members are welcome!

Lego Club

Drop in on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to play and create with Lego. We supply the blocks; you bring the imagination. Miss Lee is also available for homework help.

Story time

Join Miss Lee Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon for 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 digital materials? 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 518-797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

The Westerlo Board of Library Trustees will meet on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the library. This meeting is open to the public.

Westerlo Republican Committee to meet

The Town of Westerlo Republican Committee will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hannay Room at the library. This is an open public meeting.

Memoir Writing Group

The Memoir Writing Group will meet this Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. This group provides its members a safe and supportive place to learn together.

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all who are interested in self-expression through the art of writing. The group meets once a month on the second Saturday of each month and new members are welcome.

Lego Club

Drop in on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to play and create with Lego. We supply the blocks; you bring the imagination. Miss Lee is also available for homework help.

Story time

Join Miss Lee Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon for 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 digital materials? 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 518-797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

Was the goal of visiting all 36 library sites in the Upper Hudson Library System before the end of November beginning to look like an impossible dream? You’re in luck!

By popular demand, the Expedition has been extended through the end of December.  

Grab your map and hit the road again.  You can do it!

For more information, ask the library staff or visit:  www.uhls.org/expedition

Read to Lefty

Lefty will be back this Friday, Nov. 30, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Drop in to “Check it out!” and read with Lefty.  (Librarians love saying, “Check it out.”)

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

Lego Club

Drop in on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to play and create with Lego. We supply the blocks; you bring the imagination.  Miss Lee is also available for homework help.

Story time

Join Miss Lee Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon for 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 digital materials? 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 518-797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary

The Westerlo Board of Library Trustees will hold a special workshop meeting on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the library. This is an open public meeting.

Read to Lefty

Lefty will be back next Friday, Nov. 30, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Drop in to “Check it out!” and read with Lefty. (Librarians love saying, “check it out.”)  

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

Lego Club

Drop in on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to play and create with Lego. We supply the blocks; you bring the imagination.  Miss Lee is also available for homework help.

Story time   

Join Miss Lee Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon for stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to five 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 digital materials? 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 518-797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

Fourteen of Susan M. Story’s pastel paintings and monotype prints are on display in the Hannay Room of the Westerlo Library during the months of November and December and can be seen during regular library hours.

Susan has been an artist all of her life, growing up in the suburbs of New York City. She attended Parsons School of Design for Fashion Design, working in the industry for a dozen years. She turned to fine art after moving to upstate New York with her family.

“I am drawn to the landscape,” she said. “The image I convey to the viewer is a very personal one. In my paintings, I strive to express the emotions I experience when observing and being present with my subjects in nature.I’m intrigued by complex angled lines, textures, and shapes:  the chaos, as well as the order, of nature.”

A designated Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, Susan also serves on its board of governors. She is a juried member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City, as well as the Academic Artists Association, Audubon Artists, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and the Hudson River Valley Art Association.

Our thanks to Peter Keitel, former president of the Bethlehem Art Association, for curating the exhibit.

Lego Club

Drop in on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to play and create with Lego. We supply the blocks; you bring the imagination. Miss Lee is also available for homework help.

Story time

Join Miss Lee Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon for 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 digital materials? 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 518-797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

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