On Sunday, Dec. 28, at 2:30 p.m., the Bethlehem Public Library will present the Amazing Mr. Snide performing classic magic. His alter ego Dr. Heckle performs the same feats using the tools of modern technology. Physics or phabulous? Space is limited. Families are welcome.
On Monday, Dec. 29, at 3 p.m., join us to team up and build a weight-bearing bridge out of drinking straws and tape. How many pennies will your bridge hold? A STEM program for school-age children; call 439-9314 to sign up.
Bethlehem Public Library has added Braille library cards to its array of community services. The cards are printed in-house on the library’s MakerBot 3D printer. They are made of biodegradable plastic and measure 1.5- x 4-inches. A Braille card is available to anyone eligible for a library card. It provides access to the entire collection, including large-print books, audiobooks, ereaders and ebooks—all practical options for people with limited vision.
The library also has several ereaders available for loan, and offers one-on-one instruction in their use.
Braille cards are available at the library circulation desk; bring a photo I.D. and proof of current residence. Those holding conventional Bethlehem Public Library cards can receive a Braille card with the same number. Because they are printed in-house, Braille cards are ready within a few days of request. Call 439-9314 for more information or to request a Braille card.
On Friday Dec. 26, at 3 p.m., use the library’s sewing machines or hand-sew your choice of winter-related sewing projects. This program is for kids in grades six through 12.
The Bethlehem Public Library will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday. The library will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 31, and remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday.
Access the library catalog and other library services online anytime at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org
On Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m., the Teen Advisory Group will meet at the Bethlehem Public Library. TAG shares ideas and helps plan programs and activities for teens at the library. This group is for kids in grades six through 12.
The library will open at 1 p.m. on Friday Dec. 5, so that library employees may attend an on-site staff development session in the morning. Outdoor book drops will be open. There will be no telephone service in the morning. The public may access the catalog and other library services online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
On Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m., join us for a movie rated for all ages. Call 439-9314 for more information.
A Little Sunday Music
On Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., the library’s A Little Sunday Music will present bass-baritone Steve Dahlin and soprano Margaret Lampasi performing songs by Henry Purcell.
A Little Sunday Music is generously underwritten by Friends of the Bethlehem Public Library. The library is located at 451 Delaware Ave. in Delmar.
Knit One, Purl One
On Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., experienced knitters can bring a project and beginners can bring size 8 knitting needles to this group. Yarn and instruction will be provided. This program is for adults and youth ages nine and up.
On Monday Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m., our Daybooks group will discuss Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
On Monday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m., library’s board will meet. This meeting is open to the public.
On Friday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m., bring a blanket and pillow for comfy watching of a PG rated movie at the Bethlehem Public Library. Call 439-9314 for details.
On Saturday, Nov. 29, at 2:30 p.m., join us for a movie rated for all ages. Call 439-9314 for more information.
On Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. the Young at Heart: YA book discussion group will discuss The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.