Calling all bakers! The library’s annual Book & Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 13 — the day before Mother’s Day — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library.  Donations of baked goods are welcomed.  A sign-up sheet is at the circulation desk.

Everyone else — mark your calendars!  This is your chance to treat Mom to something sweet on her special day!  There will also be a selection of books, music and videos for sale.

We couldn’t do it without the support of our community.  Thanks to our friends and patrons who support our book and bake sales and allow us to “keep the change” when paying for fines or photocopies.  Every penny makes a difference!

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 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 (518) 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

The Quilting & Fiber Arts Group will meet next on Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at the Westerlo Library.

We are expanding to include anyone who likes to work with fabric, threads, or yarns. Please join us and get acquainted with others who share your passion. We will trade tips and techniques as well as show off our projects to each other. There will be monthly themes, lessons, demonstrations and challenges.

The theme for April is dolls. For “show and share,” bring your own handmade dolls and any questions you have.

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, this group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels. The group meets once a month on the fourth Saturday of each month and new members — and casual visitors — are always welcomed.

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, 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 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.

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

Memoir writing

The Memoir writing group will meet this Saturday, April 8, 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.

Tax forms

We currently have paper copies of the basic federal 1040 forms and reproducible copies of most of the federal tax forms that we will copy for you at no cost.  If you need other specialized forms — including extensions of time for filing — ask at the desk and we’ll help you find them online.

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.  

Storytimes 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.

 

Curl up and get comfortable. With Flipster, you can read the latest issues of your favorite digital magazines on any mobile device.  

It’s easy.  All you need is your library card to access over 60 magazine titles. Click on the link on the Westerlo Library website or at uhls.org to download magazines to your phone, tablet, or computer.

Tax forms

Would you like to get ahead of the curve with your taxes? We currently have paper copies of the basic federal 1040 forms and reproducible copies of most of the federal tax forms that we will copy for you at no cost. If you need other specialized forms, ask at the desk and we’ll help you find them online.

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.  

Storytimes 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 Westerlo Public Library is proud to announce a $500 grant from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program. This grant will be used to purchase a Nintendo Wii gaming system – focusing on Wii interactive sports games.

We look forward to using the system in our new 600 square-foot program and community room currently under construction. This new space will be the ideal venue to facilitate social interaction and promote physical activity and fitness for children and families.

It is through the support of individuals and local charitable organizations, like Stewart’s Foundation and their very generous customers, that we are able to strengthen our existing programs, and develop new and innovative library projects to serve our patrons and the community at large.  

Over the past 30 years, Stewart’s Foundation and its Holiday Match customers have awarded over $24 million to thousands of community organizations that serve children’s recreation and education.  Thank you, Stewart’s!

Read to Lefty the Dog

Lefty will be back this Friday, March 17, 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.

Quilting and fiber arts group

Our next meeting is Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the library. We are expanding to include anyone who likes to work with fabric, threads, or yarns. Please join us and get acquainted with others who share your passion. We will trade tips and techniques as well as show off our projects to each other. There will be monthly themes, lessons, demonstrations and challenges.

The theme for March is linen — fiber, fabric, household linens. See a collection of old transfer designs for embroidery on linens and new ways to repurpose old linens into quilts and other objects. For “show and share,” bring something made from linen and any questions you have.

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, this group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels.  The group meets once a month on the fourth Saturday of each month and new members  and casual visitors are always welcomed.

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.  

Storytimes 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..

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