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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 director@bernepubliclibrary.org.

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.