Information from your local library

Henry and His Historic Tool Box – Monday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.

The story of the tool chest of Henry O. Studley has become a true legend in the world of woodworking.  Mike Mascelli, an expert on antique tools, will discuss Henry’s life from the 1830’s into the jazz age and the building of his tool chest.

Storytime – Tuesday, October 24 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 learn about PUMPKINS.

Friends of the Library Meeting – Wednesday, November 1 @ 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the Friends is Wednesday, November 1 at 7 p.m.  Anyone interested in supporting the library should attend this meeting.

Lasagna Dinner and Cake Walk – Saturday, November 4 @ 5:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Library are holding the annual lasagna dinner and cake walk on Saturday, November 4 @ 5:30 p.m.  There is only one seating so ticket sales are limited.  Purchase a ticket at the library: $10 per adult, $8 per child (12 and under), and $50 family limit (parents and children under 18).  The cost of tickets at the door is $12 per adult.

Dinner consists of lasagna (meat, vegetarian, and gluten-free), salad,  bread, beverages, and ice cream sundaes.

Drawings for homemade cakes will take place after dinner.

Dinner at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail, Berne.

Book Club, Sunday, November 5 at 7:00 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 A Walk in the Woods by Bruce Bryson.


Library Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, November 9 @ 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, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Library is closed to the public but not to the teens.  Join Ms. Kathy for teen only activities.  Bring a friend or come alone and make new friends.

Pushing the Limits – Strategy – Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Science cafe meets book club.  The third of this three part series is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16.  If you are interested, please sign up and pick up the third book, Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich.  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.