Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Director’s note: Submit your 8-by-10-inch photographs for the Friends’ Seventh Juried Images Contest by the Jan. 31 deadline. The entry charge for adults is $5 for each picture. Entries from photographers age 17 and beneath are free. Simply call the library for additional details at 518-872-1246 or go to

Back garden dreaming

Just imagine, another working day nearer to spring. This is the time of 12 months Broccoli Spear of the Seed Library suggests you begin pondering about your approaching back garden.

Do your daydreams include planting herbs, veggies, flowers? The Seed Library has a vast wide variety of all these factors.

Do you want to test starting off your very own seed pots or purchase plant packs by now in development from regional nurseries? Are you gonna shake factors up and check out new gardening approaches or adhere to the similar get of factors? Container gardening, straw bale gardening or hydroponic are all appealing options.

Buy a several gardening books for strategies towards planning your energy back garden this 12 months. Dare to be inspired with guides like “The Cook’s Herb Garden” by Jeff Cox, “Shade Gardens’” by Patricia Taylor, or “Composting” by Rebecca Pettiford. There is almost nothing like a image-packed gardening reserve to get you thinking of fresh new greenery maturing into tasty treats or flowery shows in your lawn.

Peruse the Seed Library’s stock at and begin placing your seed desire checklist alongside one another.

Art on the shift

Just a couple of limited times left to get pleasure from Thom Breitenbach’s show in the community area. His exhibit flies onward Feb. 1. Catch sight of Thom’s 12 framed poster-art pieces in living coloration. Shifting in for February will be your Friends Photography contest entries.

Library Working day

Mark your calendar for the 1st Saturday in February from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the library’s annual celebration of Just take Your Kid to the Library Day. Which is Saturday, Feb. 5. Deliver your young children to examine tales on the hour, crafts and freebies to deliver household with you.

Widdershins tickles

Now, let us check in with individuals figures from the Word of the Month Club for February’s aim word.

Roxanne and Cindy Leigh were being chuckling as they examine unique terms to the team. They saved returning to a person that felt like a tickle every time it rolled out of their mouth.

“OK,” reported Charlotte, “somebody use it in a sentence.”

Eric arrived up with “Benjamin ran three widdershins loops spherical the cedar tree prior to collapsing into hysterics.”

Widdershins: the improper way, anti-clockwise, counterclockwise, heading lefthandwise.

So, widdershins took very first place for February.

The group users collectively determined that embracing widdershins pathways, or opposite what you feel the “right” way is, may possibly lead to unexpected discoveries. Say widdershins a few moments. It tickles, doesn’t it?


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