Information from your local library

The Incredible Heldercon, Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fun events are scheduled at the Berne Town Park, Route 443 west of the hamlet.

Free Admission.  Not just for kids!

Cosplay Costume Contest, Heroic Skill Training Course, Vendors, Super Scavenger Hunt, Prizes, and more.

Food will be available for purchase from the Friends of the Library.

Storytime – Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m.

The theme for this week is PETS.  Program is designed for ages 1 month to 5 years and includes stories, music, activities, and a craft.

Friends of the Library Meeting, Oct. 3 @ 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in supporting the library is welcome at the Friends of the Library meeting on Wednesday, October 3.  Join us at 7 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees, Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The Library Board of Trustees meeting is on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public.

Tweens/Teens Night – Friday, October 12 @ 6:30 p.m. Zombies

Put on your best zombie outfit and join the parade around the library. Play zombies v humans. Pick up swag from the next season of the Walking Dead Show. We dare you to come to the library.

Book Club, Sunday Oct. 14 @ 7 p.m.

Book club meets at 7 p.m.  They will be discussing The Dry by Jane Harper.  All interested adults are invited to join the conversation.

Author Visit – Ryan Smithson, Friday, October 19 @ 7:00 p.m.

Knit Wits, Sunday, October 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

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

Interview with Recovering Zombie, Thursday, October 25

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!