On Friday Jan. 2, at 10 a.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library and celebrate the New Year with a Wii dance party. Families are welcome.

Family movie

On Friday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m., join us to sing along with one of last year’s most popular family movies. Call 439-9314 for more information. This program is for children and families.

 Knit One, Purl One

On Sunday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m., experienced knitters, bring a project and beginners, bring size 8 knitting needles to Knit One, Purl One. Yarn and instruction are provided. This program is for adults and youth age nine and up.

Tabletop gaming

 On Monday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m., come to the library for tabletop gaming night and snacks. This program is for adults and teens ages 16 and up.

Book Buddies

On Wednesdays, Jan. 7 through Feb. 25, at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Little Buddies read and do activities with Big Buddies to build reading skills and self-confidence. Call 439-9314 for more information and to sign up. (No session February 18.) This program is for kids in kindergarten through grade five.

Homework helpers

On Wednesdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 25, at 6:30 and 7 p.m. homework help is provide for kids in kindergarten through grade five.

Call 439-9314 for more information and to sign up. (No session February 18.)

 

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.

Building challenge

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.

Winter Sew-cial

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.

Schedule change

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.

Saturday movie

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.

Daybooks

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.

Board meets

On Monday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m., library’s board will meet. This meeting is open to the public.

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