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Knit Wits: Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

Bring your own project to knit or crochet.  Share problems, solutions, ideas, and conversation with other adults.  This group is also willing to show new comers how to knit and crochet.  Come with an idea for a project and they will show you what you need and how to do it.

Storytime, Tuesday March 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Build a Bluebird House March 23 at 6:30

Build a Bluebird house out of wood. Please sign up due to limited seating

Book and Jewelry Sale: Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25

The annual Book and Jewelry Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library is coming soon at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail (Rte. 443), Berne.  Books, jewelry, movies on DVD, music CDs, puzzles, and games will be on sale for very reasonable prices.

Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday March 24

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25  (Bag Day)

Bowl Carving – Tuesday, March 27 between 5-7 p.m.

Colleen Skiff will train you in carving and glazing pottery between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.  Make your own bowl to use in the Bowls for Books luncheon on Saturday, April 14

Real People, Real Dollars – See How Much You Save!

How much do you save by using the library.  There is a library calculator to help you figure it out.  Click on the following link:  Library Value Calculator.


Boopsie is here!

The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) presents a brand new way to access library resources! Public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer counties now offer an app called UHLS Mobile, available for free in both Android and Apple app stores.

The app’s features include the ability to search the UHLS catalog; check the status of a library card account; place physical items (such as books, CDs and DVDs) on hold so they can be picked up at the library; discover and access digitally distributed items like ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines; and connect users to other information such as library hours and program calendars. The app even can scan the ISBN barcode of any book to see whether our library owns a copy of a specific title—and place a request for that book right away.

For more information and to download UHLS Mobile, go to   If you have any questions, please ask!

Support the Library while Shopping Amazon

If you order from Amazon, please enter their website by clicking the Amazon Smile logo on the right side of this page.  For each purchase, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate a percentage to the Friends of the Town of Berne Library at no additional cost to you.  You will need to register the first time by choosing the non-profit organization that you would like to have benefit from your purchases.  Enter Friends of the Town of Berne Library Inc.  Thank you for your support.