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Library Manager Posting

The Berne Public Library is seeking a library manager.  See details in attachments.  Deadline for applications is February 5, 2018.

Library Manager Posting

Library Manager Civil Service Description

Talking Walls with Matt Bua on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Matt Bua has been gathering information about stone walls in the Catskill Mountains.  His theory of why some of them are there and who built them differs from the classic Euro-American theory.  Attend this program to learn more.  Mr. Bua published the book, Talking Walls:  Casting Out the Post-Contact Stone Wall Building Myth of the American Northeast with a focus on Catskill, New York.

New Friday hours for 2018

The library will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays in addition to our regular hours.  Come visit.

Knit Wits: Sunday, January 21 at 7 p.m.

Bring your own project to knit or crochet.  Share problems, solutions, ideas, and conversation with other adults.  This group is also willing to show new comers how to knit and crochet.  Come with an idea for a project and they will show you what you need and how to do it.

Storytime – Tuesday, January 23 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 focuses on “The Old Woman in the Shoe”.

Photography Contest – submit by Jan. 31

The third annual photography contest will be held in February.  Pictures must be submitted by January 31.  The themes for 2018 are as follows:  Hilltown Charm, Selfies, Colors & Shapes, Pets.  Registration forms are now available at the library or here – photocontestform18.

February is Love Your Library Month and Fine Free* (see details below)

February is Love Your Library Month.  To show appreciation for our patrons, we are making February a fine-free month.  Return Berne Public Library items to the Berne Public Library with no late fees for the month of February.  This is a great time to look through your rooms for library items that you forgot to return.  Remember this applies to only Berne Public Library items and they must be returned to the Berne Public Library.  If you are not sure if you have items at your house, call the library (518-872-1246) and the staff can let you know.

Take Your Child to the Library Day – Saturday, February 3

Peter Rabbit is the theme for Take Your Child to the Library Day.  Bring the entire family for activities and crafts.