Westerlo Library Notes for Friday, May 9, 2014

Treat Mom to something sweet on her special day. The library’s annual bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 10, the day before Mother’s Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Westerlo Public Library.  Donations of baked goods are welcomed. 

Watch for our blue banner announcing the sale. We’re so proud of this beautiful permanent fabric sign handcrafted by library trustee Lila Smith.

There will be a small selection of books for sale, too.

Display case

For the month of May the library is displaying Rae Lee Robinson’s oil paintings. Robinson’s soothing landscapes are inspired by the beauty she sees every day around her home in Berne, and the surrounding Hilltown area. While she learned to paint in Bob Ross’s wet-on-wet technique, she has developed a style and method all her own. Her work has also been exhibited at the Voorheesville Public Library. She also teaches painting and may offer classes this summer. Stay tuned for dates and times. 

Trustee meeting

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

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m., at the library. We will discuss The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin. New members are welcomed.


The Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Story time

Our toddler and preschool story time meets on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games and movement activities designed for children ages two 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. 

Technology Walk-In Wednesday

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.  

Library 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