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.

 

On Thursday, April 17, at 2 p.m. come to the Bethlehem Public Library for Oragami Club.

Leam basic techniques; get help with a special project. This program is for kids in kindergarten through grade 7.

Listening Party On Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m., the library’s Listening Party will present Maria Schneider. Listen to the best in jazz; leam about jazz history; share observations and stories.

Piggy banks On Friday, April 18, at 10 a.m., create your own bank using re cled s a bottles. This program is for ds in kindergarten through grade 5. Call 4399314 to sign up.

Vacation cinema On Friday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m., bring a blanket and pillow for a comfy movie-watching experience. Call 439-9314 for details. Families are welcome.

Trivia night

On Monday, April 21, at 6 p.m., the library will have a trivia contest open to adult and teen teams; call 439-9314, ext. 3009 for more information and to sign up.

Easter holiday 

The library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20. Access the library catalog and other library services online anytime at wvvw.bethlehempubliclibrary.org Earth Day On Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. come to the library and celebrate our planet with a variety of crafts and activities. Families are welcome.

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

Lyme disease Lyme disease is rampant in the Capital Region, but taking precautions can decrease the chances of contracting this serious infection. At the library on Tuesday April 29, at 7 p.m., leam how Lyme disease is transmitted, where exposure is likely, and how to properly remove a tick.

Presenter Sara Lyons holds a masters degree in public health from UAlbany and is a certified health education specialist.

The program is free, but registration is required; call the li-brary information desk at 439-9314, ext. 3009.

 

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.

 

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