The Westerlo Board of Library Trustees will hold a special workshop meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the library. This is an open public meeting.

Library Expedition

Love to visit libraries?  Join the Expedition! Visit as many of the 36 unique libraries in Upper Hudson Library System as you can during September, October and November.

It’s a self-guided tour; road trip to our libraries as a family or a team of friends. Or go solo, and enjoy the journey to our intriguing library destinations on your own.

You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations. Visit them all and become a 36er!

Get started by picking up a map at our library (or any Upper Hudson library) – and you’ve already knocked one off the list.

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

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 Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, Sept., 17, at 7 p.m. at the library.  This is an open public meeting.

Discover the Hilltowns

Discover the Hilltowns this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept, 16.  Sponsored by the Helderberg Hilltowns Association, this self-guided driving tour features 43 sites of farms, artisans, food and more in the Hilltowns of Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo.  Maps are available at the libraries and online at: www.hilltowns.org

Book Discussion Group

The library’s book discussion group will meet next Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at the library. It’s summertime and the reading is easy! Read for pure pleasure and share your favorites with the group.  Please join us. New members are welcome.

McGeachen’s art exhibited

Rensselaerville artist Barbara McGeachen’s passion is to express nature and moments in time that warm her heart and soul. Her inspiration comes from her love of animals, nature, and capturing moments of emotion and innocence, both real and imagined. A self-taught artist, Barbara has created art from an early age, and for the past seven years she has worked mainly in watercolor.

Twelve of Barbara McGeachen’s watercolor paintings are currently on display in the Hannay Room at the library. Her landscapes feature local sites rendered in the rich colors of autumn.  

Barbara’s work has been exhibited at the Community College in Hudson, the Greene County Council of the Arts in Catskill, the Athens Cultural Center in Athens, and the Bethlehem Art Association in Delmar.  She has also exhibited at local businesses and banks.

The show will be at the library during the months of September and October and can be seen during regular library hours. Our thanks to Peter Keitel, former president of the Bethlehem Art Association, for curating the exhibit.

Library Expedition

Love to visit libraries? Join the Expedition! Visit as many of the 36 unique libraries in Upper Hudson Library System as you can during September, October, and November.

It’s a self-guided tour; road trip to our libraries as a family or a team of friends. Or go solo, and enjoy the journey to our intriguing library destinations on your own.

You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations. Visit them all and become a 36er! Get started by picking up a map at our library (or any Upper Hudson library) — and you’ve already knocked one off the list.

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

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

Read to Lefty

Lefty will be back this Friday, Sept. 7, 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.

Memoir Writing Group

The Memoir Writing Group will meet this Saturday, September 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.

Library Expedition

Love to visit libraries? Join the Expedition!

Visit as many of the 36 unique libraries in Upper Hudson Library System as you can during September, October and November. It’s a self-guided tour; road trip to our libraries as a family or a team of friends. Or go solo, and enjoy the journey to our intriguing library destinations on your own.

You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations. Visit them all and become a 36er!

Get started by picking up a map at our library (or any Upper Hudson library) – and you’ve already knocked one off the list.

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

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.  

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.

The Westerlo Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.

Library expedition

Love to visit libraries?  Join the Expedition!

Visit as many of the 36 unique libraries in Upper Hudson Library System as you can during September, October, and November. It’s a self-guided tour; take a road trip to our libraries as a family or a team of friends.

Or go solo, and enjoy the journey to our intriguing library destinations on your own.

You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations. Visit them all and become a 36er!

Get started by picking up a map at our library (or any Upper Hudson library) — and you’ve already knocked one off the list.

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

Memoir-Writing Group

The Memoir-Writing Group will meet this Saturday, Sept. 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.

The Capital Region Textile Artists, a group made up mostly of members of Quilters United in Learning Together, will meet at the Westerlo Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

The CRTA group explores ways to use fabric, fiber, color, and embellishments in unique ways. In addition to sharing work during meetings, members provide one another with comments and suggestions for next steps on pieces they are working on.  

Meet the Artist

Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. meet and chat with textile artist Lila Hollister Smith, whose exquisite art quilts are now on display in the Hannay Room at the Library.  

Each of the 10 quilts in the exhibit tells a story in fabric inspired by the wonder of nature in her own backyard.

Lila is a self-taught artist, inspired by the juxtaposition of fabric, nature, dreams, and other arts. Most often, she creates wall art or wearable art coats. Her work has been exhibited widely at local quilt shows and her judged entries have won numerous awards including Best Art Quilt and Best of Show.

She is a founding member of the Capital Region Textile Artists group and a long-time member of Quilters United in Learning Together. She also teaches and gives trunk show talks and exhibits in art galleries.

The show will run through the end of August and can be seen during regular library hours. Our thanks to Peter Keitel, President of the Bethlehem Art Association, for curating the exhibit.

Summer Reading Program

Our 2018 Summer Reading Program is ongoing. With the theme “Libraries Rock!” we will offer a range of activities for all ages that encourage us to grow, connect, and create with books, arts and craft projects, science experiments, and special events.

Build and create with Lego Club on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m.; Story Time on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a drop-in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) Lab from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and on Thursdays, Family Game Night is back, from 5 to 7 p.m.  

Stop in, sign up, and get our brochure of programs and special events planned for July and August. A full calendar of programs is also at the Summer Reading link on our website – www.westerlolibrary.org.

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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