Information from your local library

Helder-Con – Saturday, September 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come to the Berne Town Park, Route 443, for the first comic con in the Hilltowns.   Free admission for all ages.  Refreshments available for purchase.

There will be a costume/cosplay contest so come dressed as your favorite superhero or comic book character.

Activities include a magic show by Mr. Mike, balloon twisting, super scavenger hunt, mask decorating, comic book production, heroic skills training, gaming tent, photo booth, karaoke, Japanese Calligraphy demonstration.

Vendors peddling their wares will also be there.

Architectural Restoration – Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Larry Wilson from the architectural firm of Mesick, Coen, Wilson and Baker will speak on restoring historic buildings, especially the Capitol in Albany.

Storytime – Tuesday, September 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Storytime is on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m..  Join Ms. Kathy for this pre-literacy class designed for ages birth to 5.  Enjoy stories, activities, music, and a craft.  This week you will investigate the buildings and jobs in our town.

Book Club, Sunday, October 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Adults interested in discussion of books are welcome at the Sunday Book Club.

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month (usually).  This month the conversation is about The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.


Friends of the Library Meeting – Wednesday, October 4 @ 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the Friends is Wednesday, October 4 at 7 p.m.  Anyone interested in supporting the library should attend this meeting.

Pushing the Limits – Strategy – Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Science cafe meets book club.  The second of this three part series is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10.  If you are interested, please sign up and pick up the second book, Zeitoun by David Egger.  NOAA science partner Steve DiRienzo joins Judy to co-facilitate the programs. Each program has a theme, a short video, and a book to stimulate discussion on the community’s resilience to severe weather and adaptations needed in the face of climate change.

Refreshments will be provided so you won’t starve if you come directly from work!

Registration is requested.

Library Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, October 12 @ 6:30 p.m.

Library business is discussed on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. by the Library Board of Trustees.  This is an open meeting and the community is encouraged to attend.  Minutes from previous meetings are available on the page “About Us”.


Teen Action Group – Friday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Library is closed to the public but not to the teens.  Join Ms. Kathy for teen only activities.