On Monday, April 14, at 10 a.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library dressed as your favorite animal, do zoo-themed crafts, read a book, and have a gr-r-reat time. This program is for ages 3 to 9.

Daybooks

On Monday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m., the library’s book group will discuss The Round House by Louise Erdrich. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Scratch basics

On Monday, April 14, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., learn to make a two-player racecar game with Scratch, a free and accessible programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab. This program is for kids in grade 4 and up, Call 439-9314 to sign up.

Board meets

On Monday, April 14,at 6:30 p.m., the library board will meet. This meeting is open to the public.

Book group

On Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m., The Youngat Heart: YA for teens and adults will meet to discuss Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Pompom poppers

On Tuesday, April 15, at 10 a.m., make your own popgun for pompoms or marshmallows. Participants must be able to use scissors or bring an adult to help. This program is for kindergarten and up.

Human battleship

On Tuesday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m., bring some friends for a round of this classic game, with a twist, the battleship is you. For kids in grades 6 through 12. Call 439-9314 to sign up.

 

On Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library the Afterdinner book group will discuss Wool by Hugh Howey. New members welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available.

Pajama-rama

On Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m., come to the library for bedtime stories and fun for children up to age six and their families.

Paws to Read

On Thursday, April 10, from 3:45 to 5 p.m., drop into the library and read to Maggie, a gentle dog who loves stories. This program is for kids in grades one through five.

Infant massage

On Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m., come to the library where licensed massage therapist Kathleen Gates will demonstrate the physical, emotional, and mental benefits of infant massage. Babies are welcome. This program is for parents and caregivers.

 

On Friday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m., join us at the Bethlehem Public Library for story time and a related craft for children up to age 6 with parent or caregiver.

Conversations about dementia

On Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m., Erica Salamida of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York offers suggestions for beginning three difficult conversations with loved ones exhibiting signs of dementia. Registration is required; call the Alzheimer’s Association at 867-4999, ext. 200.

Tabletop gaming night

On Monday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., drop into the library for games and snacks. This program is for adults and teens age 16 and up.

 

On Saturday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library to learn the basic techniques of Origami with the Origami Club; get help with a special project. For kids in kindergarten through grade seven.

Teen Advisory Group

On Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. TAG’s monthly meeting will be held to talk about teen programs and activities at the library. For kids in grade six through 12.

A vision renewed

On Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., preservation architects from the Albany firm EYP Architecture and Engineering will share insights and images of their partnership with the National Archives to preserve and renew the FDR Library in Hyde Park, NY.

 

On Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library for music by Eric Dolphy. Listen to the best in jazz; learn about jazz history; share observations and stories.

Job coaching

The library offers free job coaching services for adults preparing to enter or re-enter the job market. Get expert one-on-one help with various job-hunting skills such as résumés, cover letters, written and online applications, interview protocol, and LinkedIn accounts. Hour-long appointments are available; call 439-9314, ext. 3009.

The library is located at 451 Delaware Avenue in Delmar, on a CDTA bus line.

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