On Friday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 a.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library for dog story time. We will enjoy stories about our fabulous furry friends, and a special fuzzy guest. This program is for children age 3 to 6.

Alzheimer’s

On Friday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m., the library’s Alzheimer’s series will be Know the 10 Signs, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association and Community Caregivers.

Daybooks

On Monday, Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m., the book discussion group will be on God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk; audio copies may also be available.

Board meets

On Monday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m., the library board will meet. This meeting is open to the public.

Afterdinner Books

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., Afterdinner Books will discuss Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk; audio copies may also be available.

Building challenge

On Thursday, Sept. 12, at 3:45 p.m., come to the library for the Building Challenge: Spaghetti Towers. Build a tall structure with 20 sticks of spaghetti, 10 marshmallows, and 20 minutes. Take the STEM challenge. Call 439-9314 to sign up. For kids in grade 1 through 5.

Music and movement

On Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., come to the library to sing, dance, and play an instrument. This program is for children ages 2 to 6 and their families.

Teen advisory group

On Friday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m., TAG will meet to talk about teen programs and activities at the library. For kids in grades 6 through 12.

Bethlehem Public Library will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day weekend. Regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. Sunday hours resume Sept. 8 at noon. Access the library catalog and other library services online anytime at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library for a teen lock-in. This is an after-hours teens-only party at the library. Signed registration forms are required. Call 439-9314 option 4 for information. For kids in grades 6 through 12.

Sidewalk chalk

On Monday, Aug. 19, at 10:30 a.m., come to the library rain or shine, grab some big chalk and get creative. All ages are welcome.

Zucchini Brothers

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., join us for the Zucchini Brothers.

Some folks call them the Beatles of kids’ music. Be prepared to sing and dance to their particular brand of fun. Families are welcome. This program is sponsored by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.

On Monday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library and play the traditional game Rock Paper, Scissors and some modern variations. Sign in when you arrive for a place in the competition. For kids in grades 1 through 7.

Board meets

On Monday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m. the board will meet. This meeting is open to the public.

MU-V-Chat

On Monday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m., come to the library and choose a movie and text your comments as you watch. The comments will appear on the screen. Standard message rates apply.  For kids in grades 6 through 12.

Lego Club

On Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m., the library will supply the Legos; you supply the imagination. Try Lego challenges and build friendships, too. For kids and their families.

Bones

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 10:30 a.m., environmental educator George Steele will be at the library to show how human bones compare to some real-life animal bones. Call 439-9314 to sign up. For kids in grades 2 through 5.

Native plants

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m., learn about plants and trees of this region from a Thacher Nature Center educator. For kids in grade 1 and up.

Dig into art

On Thursday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m., come to the library and make a mixed media creation inspired by the whimsical sculpture “Personnage” by Catalan artist Joan Miro. Call 439-9314 to sign up. For kids in grade 1 and up.

 

 

— Photo by Mary Trev Thomas

Geoffrey Kirkpatrick, director of Bethlehem Public Library, has won the post of president of the New York Library Association.

Jeremy Johannesen, executive director of the New York Library Association, has announced that Bethlehem Public Library Director Geoffrey Kirkpatrick has won the post of NYLA president for the 2014-15 term.

In the meantime, Kirkpatrick will serve on the NYLA Council as president-elect.

In a recent statement, Kirkpatrick summarized the challenges ahead for 21 Century libraries; “Libraries are poised to enter a period of greater engagement with users, communities, and resources. Both new and traditional roles are being blended into the essential services of tomorrow.”

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