Our 2018 Summer Reading Program at the Westerlo Public Library has begun. 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, art and craft projects, science experiments, and special events.

Summer Fun

Build and create with Lego Club on Mondays 3 to 5 p.m.; Story Time on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a drop-in STEAM (science, technology, engineering art, 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.   

Hilltown Artists Exhibition

The library is hosting an exhibition of seventeen artists from Westerlo and neighboring towns through the end of June. Their works range from drawing to watercolor to sculpture, and highlight the creative talent that exists in our own backyard. Many of the works on display illustrate local scenes that will be familiar to visitors of the exhibit.  

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.

Libraries rock! If you agree, registration for our 2018 Summer Reading Program at the Westerlo Library has begun.

Stop in, sign up, and get our brochure of programs and special events planned for July and August.

Children who continue reading through the summer keep their brains active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.    

Book talk

The library’s book-discussion group will meet next Thursday, June 21, 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!

Hilltown Artists Exhibition

and neighboring towns through the end of June. Their works range from drawing to watercolor to WesterloThe library is hosting an exhibition of 17 artists from sculpture, and highlight the creative talent that exists in our own backyard.

Many of the works on display illustrate local scenes that will be familiar to visitors of 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 on 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 13th annual town-wide garage sale will be held this Saturday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The town’s 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, starting at 8 a.m. Call Diane at 518-966-5829 for more information.

Read to Lefty

Lefty will be back at the Westerlo Library on Saturday, June 9, starting at 9 a.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, June 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 welcome.

Hilltown Artists Exhibition

The library is hosting an exhibition of seventeen artists from Westerlo and neighboring towns through the end of June. Their works range from drawing to watercolor to sculpture, and highlight the creative talent that exists in our own backyard.

Many of the works on display illustrate local scenes that will be familiar to visitors of 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 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 1p.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.

Lefty the Dog will be back at the Westerlo Public Library next Saturday, June 9, starting at 9 a.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 next Saturday, June 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 welcome.

Hilltown Artists Exhibition

The library is hosting an exhibition of seventeen artists from Westerlo and neighboring towns through the end of June. Their works range from drawing to watercolor to sculpture, and highlight the creative talent that exists in our own backyard.

Many of the works on display illustrate local scenes that will be familiar to visitors of 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.

— Photo from Sue Hoadley

Three directors of the Westerlo Public Library — Sue Hoadley, Ruth Hannay, and Elaine Albrecht — celebrate the dedication of the new Hannay Room on May 18.

— Photo from Sue Hoadley

The new Hannay Room looks into the main Westerlo Library.

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday at the Westerlo Public Library as we cut the ribbon to open the Hannay Room, our new library program and community meeting room.

A special thanks goes to the many local businesses that donated food and drink and to the First Baptist Church for providing parking.  

In conjunction with the opening of the Hannay Community Room, the library is hosting an exhibition of 17 artists from Westerlo and neighboring towns. Their works range from drawing to watercolor to sculpture, and highlight the creative talent that exists in our own backyard. Many of the works on display illustrate local scenes that will be familiar to visitors of the exhibit.

The show will be at the library through the end of June and can be seen during regular library hours.   Most works are available for purchase. Our thanks to Peter Keitel, president of the Bethlehem Art Association, for curating the exhibit.

Holiday

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

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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