Computers for Beginners Class

On Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM, Farid Gruber will help new computer users understand how to use a computer and get connected to the internet.  This class is for anyone just beginning to learn how to use a computer. We will briefly go over the physical computer parts, how to turn the computer on and off, the desktop, Start menu, and how ‘Windows’ works. We will also spend time learning how to use the mouse.  Depending on time and interest, the class may move forward to internet use and email.  If you know someone who will benefit from this class, help spread the word and invite them to join.

Farid Gruber is a retired early childhood educator and administrator with a new career as a technological consultant.  He combines his patience, honed through working with preschoolers, and his many years of experience working with computers and various media, to offer quality support.

Please call ahead to register, as space is limited.  If you have your own laptop computer, please bring it along to the class.  Laptops will be on hand for those who don’t have their own. This program is made possible through an Outreach Mini-Grant from the Upper Hudson Library System.

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LEGO Club at SML


Friday, May 1

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Do you have a Lego enthusiast who could spend hours and hours every day engrossed with creative building? Do you have so many Legos in your house that you never know when you’ll suck one up with your vacuum cleaner? Do you sometimes get down on the floor with your clever builders and create something of your own? Well, this club is for you and your family! Bring your young Lego enthusiast to the library to build and create with our large collection of bricks. Donations of Lego bricks and accessories are also welcome at the Front Desk. Come and have some fun with other Lego fans!

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SML Friday Family Movie Night


Friday, May 22 at 6:30 PM

Bring your friends and family for a free movie at the library. Popcorn and juice will be served.

This month’s movie, Strange Magic, is rated PG.  Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Running time for this movie is 99 minutes.

This event is free and all are welcome!

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Weekly Story Time for Preschool Children

Story Time is on Fridays at 10 AM

**PLEASE NOTE:  In the event of inclement weather, if Berlin Central School District is closed or has a delay, then Story Time is cancelled.**

Calling all preschoolers (and their caregivers)!   Join us each Friday for some story time fun! In this half-hour session, we read aloud, sing songs, move about, and explore the world around us through literature. Parents and children are encouraged to stay after story time so children have time for free play while grown-ups browse for books and socialize.  Story Time is led by Jane Halleck.

Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, stop by the Library or call us at 733-5750.

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Summer Camp Director – Position Available

Summer Camp Director – Stephentown

 Stephentown Memorial Library is seeking a director for the Stephentown Summer Camp program. The director will be responsible for working with the library to plan, organize and supervise a  four- week, 6 hour/day, summer camp for children ages 6 through 12  (expect 35-45 campers). The Director will work  several  hours per week in April and May then expand hours in June to accommodate camper registration, staff selection and training and preparation. The Director will work 8am to 2pm, Monday through Friday, for four weeks  beginning on July 6, 2015.

The Director will supervise counselors, counselors-in-training and volunteers and work in concert with the library’s director and Board oversight committee. The position is funded by the town of Stephentown and will be paid biweekly as a stipend. The position is expected to require 140 – 160 hours over four months, mostly in July, with total compensation of $2,250 for the period.

The right person will have experience and passion for working with children and teens, administrative skills and the ability to work well in a collegial environment. CPR and/or first training is a plus.  This job working with children requires the ability to pass a criminal background check  and review of the Office of Children and Family Services Central Register Database for reported incidents of child abuse and maltreatment.

If you are interested, please contact Laurenne Teachout , Director of the Stephentown Memorial Library at 518-733-5750 or

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