Westerlo Library Notes for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Have you been waiting for April showers to bring May flowers? They’re here!

Fourteen of South Westerlo artist Virginia Cantarella’s vibrant floral still-life paintings are currently on display in the Westerlo Library’s Hannay Room. The show will be at the library through the end of June, and can be seen during regular library hours.

Our thanks to Virginia for sharing her work and to Peter Keitel, former president of the Bethlehem Art Association, for curating these exhibits.

Read to Lefty

Lefty will be back this Friday, May 17, 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.

Artists’ Group

The Artists’ Group will meet Tuesday, May 21, from 2:15 to 4 p.m. This group provides its members an opportunity to make art together in a spirit of fun and support. Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group meets the third Tuesday of the month in the library’s Hannay Community Room, which is also an art gallery.

Beginners are welcome.  Bring paper and pencil. If you can sign your name, you can learn to draw!  Experienced artists bring your favorite medium.

Lego Club

Drop in on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to play and create with Lego. Lego uses play to open up the world of math, science, and cooperative problem-solving to young minds.

The colorful blocks ignite natural curiosity and build confidence as children bring their ideas to life. 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.