On Friday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library for a Disney animated classic for children age three and up with family. This movie is rated G. Call 439-9314 for details.

Apple dippers

On Friday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m., nutritious means delicious! Make tasty dips for apples. For kids in kindergarten through grade five with family.

Teen clothing swap

On Saturday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 4 p.m., the library will have a clothing exchange among event participants. This is not a clothing drive. Bring clean, gently used clothing to swap. This program is for kids in grades six through 12. Call 439-9314 to sign up.

Daybooks

On Monday, Oct. 6, at 1:30 p.m., join us to discuss The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.

Young at Heart

On Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., our book group for teens and adults will discuss Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.

 

On Thursday, Sept. 25, at 2:30 p.m., come to the Bethlehem Public Library and decorate a cupcake with Hannaford’s cupcake decorating experts. This program is for grade three and up. Call 439-9314 to sign up.

Author talk

Pauline Bartel, author of The Complete Gone With The Wind Trivia Book, will give a talk at the library on Friday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m.

On the 75th anniversary of the film’s release, her focus is the drama that roiled behind the scenes and almost doomed one of the greatest movies of all time. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. The program is cosponsored by Bethlehem Senior Porjects Inc. The library is located at 451 Delaware Ave. in Delmar.

Just read

On Friday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m., join a “read-in” with your favorite book; make a one-of-a-kind bookmark to mark your place. This program is for kids in kindergarten through grade five.

Off the beaten path

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., Adirondack Mountain Club member Alan Via will talk about the Catskills’ hidden peaks in four seasons. Via will be joined by his hiking companion, a year-old black lab named Toby.

 

On Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., join us at the Bethlehem Public Library to listen to recordings of pianist, composer, and arranger George Russell. Explore jazz history and share stories.

Pirate party

On Friday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m., come to the library for crafts and a Disney animated film classic rated G. Call 439-9314 for details. This program is for kids ages three and up with family; costumes are optional.

Yoga

On Friday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m., the library has Yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for kids with Janine Murphy. Bring a towel or yoga mat and dress comfortably. This program is for kids in kindergarten through grade five with family.

Knit one, Purl one

On Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., join us for both experienced knitters with a project and beginners who should bring size 8 knitting needles; yarn and instruction provided. This program is for adults and youth ages nine and up.

Author talk

Pauline Bartel, author of The Complete Gone With The Wind Trivia Book, will give a talk at the library on Friday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m.

On the 75th anniversary of the film’s release, her focus is the drama that roiled behind the scenes and almost doomed one of the greatest movies of all time. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. The program is cosponsored by Bethlehem Senior Porjects Inc. The library is located at 451 Delaware Ave. in Delmar.

On Friday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m., the Bethlehem Public Library will offer family dancing with Wii on the big screen. This program is for kids in kindergarten through grade 5 with family.

Daybooks

On Monday, Sept. 8, at 1:30 p.m., the Daybooks group will discuss

Tenth of December by George Saunders. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.

Board meets

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

Young at Heart

On Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., the book discussion for teens and adults will be The Maze Runner by James Dashner. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.

Afterdinner Books

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. this group will meet to discuss The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi for Health will meet at the library on consecutive Wednesdays at 11 a.m., from Sept. 10 to Oct. 29. The program will offer instruction in basic movements that provide a solid foundation in tai chi for people of any age.

The sessions will be led by Cathy Brenner, who has studied Tai Chi for six years and is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

The program is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. No prior experience is needed. Participants should wear loose clothing and smooth-soled shoes.

 

Bethlehem Public Library director Geoffrey Kirkpatrick is pleased to announce three new administrative appointments:

Catherine Stollar Peters is the library’s new head of circulation and technical services. She is former head of branch services for Albany Public Library’s Delaware, Howe and Arbor Hill branches. She is also an adjunct professor and Ph.D. candidate at UAlbany’s School of Information Science. Peters replaces Mary Trevor Thomas, who retired in August after twelve years of service at the library;

Christine McGinty is the library’s head of public services, a new position that blends the former youth and adult services departments. McGinty has been the library’s head of youth services for seven years. Prior positions include service at the Albany and Newark Public libraries. She holds a masters degree in library science from UAlbany; and

Gordon Noble, adult services librarian has been appointed manager of information and readers’ advisory. He replaces Maureen Brown, who retired in July after 20 years as the library’s head of adult services. A reference librarian at the Bethlehem library since 2001, Noble has coordinated its extended interlibrary loan service for 11 years. He earned his masters degree in library science from UAlbany.

Holiday hours
The library will be closed Saturday through Monday, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday. Sunday hours resume Sept. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. Access the library catalog and other library services online anytime at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org

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