Summer Swim Lessons for Stephentown Youth

We are happy to be able to offer Stephentown Youth the opportunity to take swim lessons with Berlin Youth at Hoosick Falls pools.

Lessons will run Monday – Friday, 10 am to 1 pm, from August 8 – 19.  Transportation from Berlin Fire House will be provided.  Cost per child will be $30.  Please call the library by Monday, August 1 to indicate that your child would like to attend.  More information will be given to children who express interest.




Hula Hooping with Jem

Hoop fort


Jem will offer Hula Hooping instruction, while all kids get to try out hooping with demo hoops. Fun for all and no reservation required.  Come on out and bring your friends!

Handcrafted Hula Hoops will be available for sale.

Mahjongg Lessons at SML for Beginners


Thursdays at 4 PM – Register now!

(Experienced players welcome, too!) Would you like to learn the ancient Chinese game of Mahjongg? Do you enjoy card games, chess, backgammon? Then you may love mahjongg. Research has shown that this fascinating game stimulates the mind and helps keep your brain sharp!

SML is hosting a series of five lessons on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm, beginning July 21. Suggested donation is $20.00 for the series. Each player must also purchase a 2016 National Mahjongg League card for $8. (Available from the instructor at the first class). The series is limited to 8 beginners. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Please contact the Library to reserve your place.

Questions? Call Linda Smith at (518) 248-1111 or the Library.

Poetry about America presented by Judy Saks

Tuesday, August 9 & 16 at 6:30 PM


Judy Saks received her Ph.D. in Victorian Literature from the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1975.  For many years she has taught English in New York City high schools and colleges.  Following her retirement, Judy has been lecturing on poetry.

For this program, “Poetry about America”, Judy will present poetry dating from Colonial times to the late 20th century and discuss their context and meaning.  All are welcome and coffee will be served.  Reservations appreciated, but not required.



SML Summer Saturday Hours


Beginning Saturday, July 9, SML will change Saturday hours to 9 AM – 1 PM for the summer months. You asked for earlier hours and we heard you. We are always trying to be responsive to our patrons.  Let us know how this change works for you.  We value your feedback!