Lefty the dog will be back at the Westerlo Library next Friday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Contact the library to register your child for a 15-minute reading session, or just drop in to “Check it out!”  (Librarians love saying, “Check it out.”)

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 that children — all of us! — get from simply being around a dog.

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

Memoir writing

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

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, this 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 welcomed.

After-School 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.

 

 The Westerlo Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day.

Read to Lefty  

Lefty will be back next Friday, Sept. 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Contact the library to register your child for a 15-minute reading session, or just drop in to “Check it out!” (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.

Memoir Writing

After a summer hiatus, the Memoir Writing Group will begin meeting again next Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. This group provides its members a safe and supportive place to learn together.

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, this 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 welcomed.

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.  

Storytimes 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.

 

— Photo from Sue Hoadley

Lefty and Angus, registered therapy dogs, enjoy hearing kids read outside at the Westerlo Library on Saturday, June 10. “Our thanks to Eric Markson and Laura Tenney for volunteering their time and sharing their dogs with us,” said Sue Hoadley, the library’s director.

Join Miss Lee at the Westerlo Library 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.

Arts and crafts

New!  Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m., Miss Lee will present a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math program aimed at a variety of age groups. Each week will feature a different STEAM-based activity with hands-on crafts and demonstrations.

Story time  

New!  Due to popular demand, story time is moving to Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. One Friday per month, Miss Lee will present 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 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

This weekend is New York State Path Through History weekend. Come and explore:

— the History of Local Industry in the Hilltowns on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18;

— the Westerlo Heritage Museum will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  with a special exhibit, “Popping the Cork on Prohibition.”

The museum is located at 978 County Route 401. Parking is available behind Woodman’s Hall.  Food will also be available for sale.

This program is sponsored by the Helderberg Hilltowns Association.

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.

STEAM

New!  Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Miss Lee will present a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math program aimed at a variety of age groups. Each week will feature a different STEAM-based activity with hands-on crafts and demonstrations.

Story time

New!  Due to popular demand, storytime is moving to Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. One Friday per month, Miss Lee will present 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 Kindle or Nook, but don’t know how to download 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 info

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.

 

The Board of Library Trustees will meet on Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at the library. This is an open public meeting.

It’s a Dog-Gone Read-A-Thon!

This Saturday, June 10, starting at 9 a.m. stop by the library to read to Lefty and Angus. If the weather's nice, we’ll be outside.  

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 that children, all of us, get from simply being around a dog.  

Lefty and Angus are registered therapy dogs. Our thanks to Eric Markson and Laura Tenney for volunteering their time and sharing their dogs with us.

Memoir writing group

The Memoir Writing Group will also meet this Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m. This group provides its members a safe and supportive place to learn together. Led by Lila Hollister Smith, this 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 welcomed.

Town-wide garage sale

The 12th annual town-wide garage sale will be held this Saturday, June 10. The town museum board sponsors this annual event to raise funds for our sister organization, the Westerlo Heritage Museum.  

The museum will sell refreshments, baked goods, and maps to sale sites on the day of the sale at the Park Pavilion on County Route 401, 8 a.m. Call Kate at 797-3295 for more information.

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.

STEAM

New!  Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Miss Lee will present a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math program aimed at a variety of age groups. Each week will feature a different STEAM-based activity with hands-on crafts and demonstrations.

Story time

New!  Due to popular demand, storytime is moving to Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. One Friday per month, Miss Lee will present 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 Kindle or Nook, but don’t know how to download 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.

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