Westerlo Library Notes for Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Westerlo Library’s  Memoir Writing Group will meet this Saturday, July 13, 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.

Artists’ Group

The Artists’ Group will meet Tuesday, July 16, 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.  

Book talk  

The Summer Reading Program is not just for kids! The library’s book discussion group will meet Thursday, July 18, at 6 p.m., to explore our own “Universe of Stories.”

Read for pure pleasure and share your favorites with the group.  Please join us. New members are welcome!

Summer Reading

Our 2019 Summer Reading Program has begun! With the theme “A Universe of Stories,” we will offer a range of activities for all ages that encourage us to explore our world and those beyond with books, art and craft projects, science experiments and special events.

In addition to our regular weekly programs, we will offer a drop-in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Lab on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Family Game Night is back on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.  

Stop in, sign up and get the calendar of programs and special events planned for July and August. The calendar is also available at the Summer Reading link on our website.   

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 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.