On Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library for music and movement. Sing, dance, and play an instrument. This program is for children ages three to six with an adult.

Daybooks

On Monday, March 10, at 1:30 p.m. join us to discuss Gold by Chris Cleave. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Animal hospital

On Monday, March 10, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dr. Jennifer Bull from Delmar Animal Hospital will be at the library to give your stuffed animal a checkup and tell you how to keep your real pets healthy, too. Drop in anytime. This program is for children ages three to eight.

Board meets

On Monday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m., the Library’s board of trustees will meet. This meeting is open to the public.

Book discussion

On Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m., YA Books for teens and adults will discuss Divergent by Veronica Roth. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Raising a money-smart kid

On Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m., learn how to help your child develop responsible money habits. Cornell Cooperative Extension educator Maria DeLucia-Evans facilitates this program. Parents and caregivers welcome.

Afterdinner Books

On Wednesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Afterdinner Books group will discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

 

 

On Friday, Feb. 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library’s community room to hang out, be yourself, and talk with your friends. Games, crafts, and snacks are available. For kids in grade six through 12.

A Little Sunday Music

On Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m., come to the library and enjoy Zephyr Wind Quintet, a new chamber group led by flutist John Van Voris.

Knit One, Purl One

On Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m., bring a current project or, if you’re a beginner, bring size eight knitting needles; we’ll provide some yarn to get you started. This program is for adults and children age nine and up.

Gaming night

On Monday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m., drop into the library for games and snacks. Adults and teens age 16 and up are welcome.

Lego Club

On Tuesdays, March 4 through April 29, at 4 p.m., come to the library we supply the Legos, you supply the imagination. Try Lego challenges and build friendships. This program is for kids and families. A reminger there is no Lego Club on April 15.

Pajama Rama

On Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m., join us for bedtime stories and fun for children up to age six and their families.

Living healthy

On Wednesdays, March 5 through April 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon the library will have a workshop series for adults dealing with a chronic disease or limiting health condition, offered in partnership with Living Healthy NY and Community Caregivers. Signup is required; call 442-5585 or e-mail livinghealthyny@albany.edu.

Tai Chi for Health

On Wednesdays, March 5 through April 30, at 11 a.m., learn a set of basic movements accessible to all ages and abilities. No prior experience is necessary. Wear loose clothing and smooth-soled shoes. A reminder there is no class on April 16.

 

On Friday Feb. 21, by 11 a.m., the Bethlehem Public Library will have all things spaghetti — no strings attached. Bring your favorite spaghetti topping. Call 439-9314 to sign up. Families are welcome.

Vacation cinema

On Friday, Feb. 21, at 2:30 p.m., bring a blanket and pillow to the library for a comfy movie-watching experience. Call 439-9314 for details. Families are welcome.

Games unplugged

On Saturday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m., bring some friends to the library and play board and card games, old and new. For kids in grades six through 12.

Writers and Friends

On Sunday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., Carol Wallace the co-author of To Marry an English Lord will talk about the book that was the inspiration for Downton Abbey. This program is cosponsored by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.

Lego Club

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m., come to the library we’ll supply the Legos; you supply the imagination. Try Lego challenges and build friendships. This program is for kids and their families.

 

On Friday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m., join us at the Bethlehem Public Library for the Teen Advisory Group’s monthly meeting to talk about teen programs and activities at the library. This program is for kids in grades six through 12.

Paws to Read

On Saturday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 4 p.m.,  drop in and read to Kitty, a gentle dog who loves stories. This program is for kids in grades three to five.

Writers and friends

On Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m., author James Redwood will talk about his award-winning collection of short stories, Love Beneath the Napalm. Redwood’s short stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, Notre Dame Review and elsewhere. This program is co-sponsored by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.

Daybooks

On Monday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m., come to the library for a discussion of  The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Board meets

On Monday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m., the library’s board will meet. This meeting is open to the public.

Book discussions

On Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., Young at Heart: YA books for adults will discuss The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Then on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., Afterdinner Too book group will discuss How It All Began by Penelope Lively. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

 

 

On Friday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library and learn how to build a memoir out of moments, focusing on a single event and developing it into a one-page story from your life. The presenter is Mary Cuffe Perez an author and creator/director of The Story Quilt Project. This program is cosponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.

Take your child to the library

On Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., join families across the nation as they introduce their children to the riches of the library on Take Your Child To The Library Day.

The Puppet People

On Saturday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m., the Puppet People will present The Pirate of Book Island at the library. This is a special event for families.

Mendelssohn Club A Little Sunday Music

On Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m., the Capital District men’s chorus will perform as part of A Little Sunday Music program at the library. They have performed continuously since 1909.

Knitting at the library

On Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m., bring a current project or, if you’re a beginner, bring size 8 knitting needles; we’ll provide some yarn to get you started. This program is for adults and children age nine and up.

Snowy stories

On Monday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. come to the library for themed stories for kids up to age six with family.

Tabletop gaming night

On Monday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m., drop into the library for games and snacks. This program is for adults and teens age 16 and up.

Grant writing basics

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., grant specialist Joan Oliver will provide information on various aspects of grant writing of interest to artists, inventors, writers, nonprofit administrators, and others.

 

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