On Friday, June 13, at 10 a.m., the Bethlehem Public Library will have a black cat story time and craft. Why black cats? Because it’s Friday the thirteenth, of course. This program is for children age three and up with a caregiver.

Worldwide knit in

public day

On Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the library will have free mini classes taught by staff from The Spinning Room in Altamont. Giveaways, drawings, yarn bombing, and camaraderie for knitters of all ages, beginner to expert. Weather permitting, the event will be held on the library green; bring a chair or blanket and a picnic lunch. Light refreshments provided.

Pajama rama

On Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m., join us for bedtime stories and fun for children up to age six, and their families.

 

 

On Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m., join us at the Bethlehem Public Library for a construction story time and craft. This program is for children age three and up with a caregiver.

Lego Club

On Friday, June 6, at 4 p.m., the library will supply the Legos, and you supply the imagination. Try Lego challenge and build friendships. This program is for kids and their families.

Author Talk

On Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m., Richard Matturro will read from his latest novel, Medea. He will be joined by artist Mary Trevor Thomas, whose line drawings and photos illustrate Matturro’s work. A book sale and signing follow the talk. Sponsored by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.

Daybooks

On Monday, June 9, at 1:30 p.m., the book group will discuss Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine. New members are welcome. Copies available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Board meets

On Monday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m., Bethlehem’s library board will meet. This meeting is open to the public.

Afterdinner Too

On Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. the book group will discuss The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. New members are welcome. Copies are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Knitting

Knitters of all ages, beginners and experts alike, are invited to take part in Worldwide Knit In Public Day at the library on Saturday June 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Giveaways, drawings, and “yarn bombings” are scheduled throughout the day.

Free mini classes will be offered by staff of The Spinning Room in Altamont. New knitters can bring No. 8 knitting needles for a beginners’ lesson at 2 p.m.

Weather permitting, the event will be held on the library green; bring a chair or blanket. Light refreshments will be provided; feel free to bring a picnic lunch.

On Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m., bring a current project or, if you’re a beginner, bring size 8 knitting needles to the Bethlehem Public Library for Knit One, Purl One; we’ll provide yarn to get you started. This program is for adults and children age nine and up.

Young at Heart

On Monday, June 2, at 7 p.m., join us at the library for a book discussion of Team Human by Justine Larbalestier. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Crafternoon

On Wednesday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m., come to the library and make a variety of crafts with library supplies. This program is for kids in grades 

six through 12.

Author and illustrator visit

Local author Richard Matturro will read from his latest novel, Medea, at the library on Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m. He will be joined by artist Mary Trevor Thomas, whose line drawings and photos illustrate Matturro’s work. Matturro and Thomas will share their views and insights on artistic collaboration. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

The program is cosponsored by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.

On Thursday, May 22, at 3:45 p.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library and learn how scientists track Monarch butterflies, and plant seeds to start a Monarch habitat. Educator Carol Ann Margolis is your guide. This program is for children in grades one to five. Call 439-9314 to sign up.

Writers and Friends

On Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., local author Paul Castellani will talk about his novel Sputnik Summer. A question and answer time plus a book signing will follow. This program is supported by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.

Preschool prom

On Friday, May 30, at 10 a.m., come to the library in fancy clothes and celebrate the end of the story time season. Dancing, games, and a promenade around the library are part of the fun. This program is for kids up to age six with family.

Paws to Read

On Saturday, May 31, at 3 p.m., drop into the library and read to Kitty, a gentle dog who loves stories. For kids in grades one through five.

 

 

On Friday, May 16, at 1 p.m., a member of the Yaddo Garden Association will present a virtual tour and share historical information about Yaddo and its founders at the Bethlehem Public Libraryy. This program is cosponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.

Minecraft  3-D

On Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m., come to the library and create and produce an original object using the library’s MakerBot 3-D printer. This program is for grade 4 and up. Call the library at 439-9314 to sign up.

Tiny food party

On Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m., the library will have tiny snacks, tiny crafts, and big fun. For kids in grades 6 through 12.

Friends meet

On Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting of the library friends. This meeting is open to the public.

Lego Club

On Tuesday, May 20, at 4 p.m., come to the library where we supply the Legos, and you supply the imagination. Try Lego challenges and build friendships. This program is for kids and families.

Growing roses in the northeast

On May 21, at 6:30 p.m., join us at the library to learn how to select, plant and maintain rose varieties that grow well in our area. Presented by David Gade, supervisor of garden operations at the world-class Central Park Rose Garden in Schenectady.

 

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