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.

 

On Friday, Jan. 24, at 3:30 p.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library for cake pops and crafts. While the pops are baking, make fuse-bead crafts. This program is for kids in grade six through 12.

Friends meet

On Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Bethlehem Public Library will meet. This meeting is open to the public.

Pajama-rama

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., come to the library for Pajama-rama. This program is bedtime stories and fun for children up to age six and their families.

 

On Friday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m., the Bethlehem Public Library will have Music and Movement. Sing, dance, and play an instrument for children ages three to six with an adult.  

Lego Club

On Friday, Jan. 17, 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 their families.

Writers and Friends program

On Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., the National Endowment for the Arts fellow Melody Davis will read from her latest collection of poetry, Holding the Curve. Davis is assistant professor and program coordinator for art history at the Sage Colleges. This program is cosponsored by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.

Jump for joy

On Monday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m., learn a new jump rope trick or show us one of yours. If you don’t have a jump rope, borrow one of ours. This program is for families.

Paws to Read

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 3:45 to 5 p.m., drop into the library and read to Oliver, a gentle dog who loves stories. For kids in grade one through five.

On Friday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library for a talk by certified health education specialist Sara Lyons. She will talk about the three elements of a healthy lifestyle. Pre-registration is required; call 439-9314 ext. 3009 to sign up.

Origami club

On Saturday, Jan. 11, at 3:30 p.m., join us at the library and learn basic techniques and get help with a special project. This program is for kids in kindergarten through grade 12.

Daybooks

On Monday, Jan. 13, at 1:30 p.m., Daybooks will discuss Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Board meets

On Monday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m., the library board meets. This meeting is open to the public.

Pajama-Rama

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., come to the library for bedtime stories and fun for children up to age six and their families.

 

On Thursday, Jan. 2, at 10:30 a.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library and learn and practice basic yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. This program is designed just for kids ages 6 through 9 with an adult.

Pokemon

On Thursday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m., bring your cards, action figures and favorite fantasy games to the library. This program is for kids kindergarten through grade 12.

Kid improv

On Friday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m., learn about improvisation and try your hand at some theater games at the library. For kids in grades one and up.

Knit one, purl one

On Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m., bring a current project or, if you’re a beginner, bring size eight knitting needles to the library; we’ll provide some yarn to get you started. This program is for adults and children age nine and up.

Gaming night

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

Teen advisory group

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 3:30 p.m., TAG will meet to talk about teen programs and activities at the library. For kids in grade 6 through 12.

Afterdinner books

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., the Afterdinner books group will discuss The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

 

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