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Music in the Park, Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30 pm

The Bluestones are featured at the fourth concert of the Music in the Park series.  Head on down to the Berne Town Park, Route 443, Berne for some great music under the pavilion.  There is no admission charge.  The musicians are volunteering their time to the community so come and enjoy the tunes.  Be sure to dress for the weather.

A light dinner (hotdogs, chili) and other refreshments are available for purchase from the Friends of the Library.  Donations go toward supporting the summer reading program.

If you are traveling from the east, come into town on 443.  Take a right where the bridge is out on to Rte 156.  Take a left on Rock Road which will bring you back to 443.  Turn left on 443 to go to the park.

Submit Summer Reading Minutes by August 6

In order to be eligible for prizes, all reading minutes for ages 1-18 must be submitted by Thursday, August 6.  Enter the minutes on line or bring your reading chart to the library.

Adults have until Saturday, August 29 to complete their challenge.

Every Hero for Middle Readers – Thursday, August 6 at 11 a.m.

Explore tall tale heroes during this discovery program.   The program begins at 11 a.m.  and is designed for ages 5 to 12.

Movie Night at the Library, Friday, August 7

This month’s movie is Insurgent, of the Divergent series.  The adventure, sci-fi  is rated PG-13 for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language.

The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the library.  It runs for 119 minutes.    Admission is free and refreshments are provided.   All are welcome.

Family Finale for Summer Reading Program on Monday, August 10 @ 6:30 p.m.

The finale for the summer reading program, ages 1-18, takes place on Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.

The teens will wrap up with their last SRP program on Friday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The adult program ends with a program on Sunday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Storytime resumes on September 1 at 10:30 a.m.

There are no more story times in August.  Storytime resumes September 1 at 10:30 am.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring children to playtime in the community room anytime during the following hours:  Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursdays 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 am to 12:30 p.m.

Game Night, Knit Wits, Memoir Writing, and Reading to Ariel will resume in Sept.

New York Times Best Sellers at Your Library, July 26, 2015

 The Berne Public Library has the following New York Times Best Sellers (July 26, 2015) in our collection.  If the book is less than 5 months old, our copy can not be requested on-line but you may take it off the shelf when you come to the library. You may want to call (872-1246) to see if it is available.  Recent arrivals are noted on our “newly ordered”  page.
2.  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
3.  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
3.  Code of Conduct by Brad Thor
5.  Nemesis by Catherine Coulter
6.  Truth or Die by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
7.  Finders Keepers by Stephen King
9.  The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
10.  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
11.  The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark
12.   In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
14. The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer  
15.  The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
1.  The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
5.  Dead Wake by Erik Larson
8.  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande