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Interview with Recovering Zombie,Wed. October 24-7:00

An interview with a recovering Zombie will be a hilarious family event you won’t want to miss. Q & A after interview.

Note date change.

Storytime- Tuesdays @10:30 a.m. October 30 = Fun Scary Stories

Children ages 0 to 5 are invited to Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.  The program includes stories, music, activities, and a craft.  This week we celebrate Halloween with special stories along with kids learning how to walk like Frankenstein, talk like Dracula and sound like a Werewolf.

Lasagna Dinner/Cake Walk, November 3@5:30

Join us for this fun filled event with friends and family located at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail, Berne.  Pre-sale tickets are on now at the library for $10. $12 at the door.  $8 for children 12 and under.

One seating at 5:30 p.m. includes lasagna (meat, vegetarian, or gluten-free), salad, bread, beverages, and ice cream sundaes.

The Cake Walk takes place after dinner.  Purchase 10 tickets for $10 for a drawing for homemade cakes.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Berne Library to benefit the library.

Library Board of Trustees, Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The Library Board of Trustees meeting is on Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public.

Knit Wits, Sunday, November 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

Bring your own project to crochet or knit.  Share problems, solutions, ideas, and conversations with other crafters.

Author Gerard Finin-November 26 @ 6:00-8:00

The public is invited to attend a gathering in honor of the book about Dr. Anna Perkin’s biography.

Museum Passes Available

The Berne Public Library has museum passes for you to borrow.

  1. MiSci- Museum of Innovation and Science
  2. Clark Art Institute
  3. Albany Institute of History & Art

Your library card also gives you a $2.00 discount at VIA Aquarium.

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.


UHLS Mobile App for Your Smart Phone and Tablets

The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) presents another way to access library resources! Public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer counties 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.

Family Playtime – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

The community room of the library is reserved for Family Play Time on Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m..  Legos, Duplos, puzzles, toys, and games are available for children to play with.  This is a great place to gather with other families in the community.

Friends of the Library Page – Click on “Friends” on top of this page