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Community Viewing of the Solar Eclipse – Monday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m.

The library is sponsoring a community viewing of the partial solar eclipse at the Switzkill Farm, Game Farm Road, Berne (off of County Route 1) from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Free solar glasses will be available at the event until supplies run out.  You may register for this event to ensure that there is a pair available for you.  Call 518-872-1246 or email

Enjoy safe viewing of the solar eclipse under the guidance of Matt Decker, member of HESO (Helderberg Earth and Sky Observatory) and BKW earth science teacher.

Pushing the Limits Intro – Tuesday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

Science cafe meets book club.  Come listen to an introduction to this three part series (Tuesday, September 12, Tuesday, October 10, and Thursday, November 16) where a NOAA science partner joins Judy to co-host 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.

Registration is appreciated.

SRP Finale for ages 1 to 18 – Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m.

If you are from ages 1 to 18 and participated in the summer programs, signed up on Beanstack, handed in a log of your reading minutes, and/or completed an incentive challenge, then you are invited to this event.

Build with food and then enjoy eating it while we hand out prizes for completing an incentive challenge and/or meeting our summer reading goal (500 minutes) by submitting reading minute logs by August 17.

Please register for this event so we have enough food!

Library Closed Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4

The library will be closed September 2 through September 4 in observance of Labor Day.

Friends of the Library Meeting – Wednesday, September 6 @ 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the Friends is Wednesday, September 6 at 7 p.m.  Anyone interested in supporting the library should attend this meeting.

Remote-Controlled Cars as a Hobby, September 7 @ 7:00 p.m.

Interested in remote-controlled cars as a hobby but not sure how to start.  Mark Hohengasser will share his knowledge with the group on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.  This program is geared toward adults and teens.

Teen Action Group – Friday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Adult Summer Reading Finale and Book Club, Sunday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Bring a dish to share at the pot-luck dinner at 6:00 p.m.  Discussion of favorite summer reads will follow along with a silent auction for those submitting book reviews and gifts for those completing the summer challenge.