Fizz, Boom, Tang!

On Thursday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library, The Tang Teaching Museum will explore movement, center of gravity, and balance in artwork. Figure out how to make free-standing mixed-media creations. This program is for children in grades one and up. Please call 439-9314 to sign up.

Who grew my soup?

Also on Thursday, July 31, at 2:30 p.m., Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Virginia Dorwaldt and Ronnie Siegel will be on hand for Tom Darbyshire’s story, a garden activity, and Gazpacho. This program is for children ages six through eight with an adult. Please call to sign up.

S-s-s-s-snakes

On Friday, August 1, at 10 a.m., Five Rivers staff will help us identify New York’s species, poisonous and not. This program is for families.

Creative stitches

On Monday, August 4 through Friday August 8, at 9:30 a.m. to noon, Members of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America help with embroidery projects. Attendance at all five sessions is required. This program is for children ages 9 and up. Please call to sign up.

Tabletop Gaming Night

Also on Monday, August 4, at 6:30 p.m., drop in for games and snacks. This program is for adults and teens ages 16 and up.

Fun erupts at the library

On Tuesday, August 5, at 2:30 p.m., build a volcano and set it to erupt. This is for children in Kindergarten and up with caregiver. Call to sign up.

Grandmas got gigs and

 gigabytes, too!

Also on Tuesday, August 5, at 7 p.m., longtime educators Felicia Bordick, Carol Ann Margolis, and Lynne Shatsoff share ideas for tech-savvy interaction with the younger set. This program is for grandparents, parents, and caregivers.

Minute to win it

On Wednesday, August 6, at 2 p.m., compete in crazy games that you have got to get done in 60 seconds! This is for children in grades six through 12.

On Tuesday, July 8, at 2:30 p.m., explore buoyancy and density with demonstrations and hands-on experiments at the Bethlehem Public Library. This summer science program is for kids in kindergarten and up with a caregiver.

Pajama rama

On Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m., hear the Scrubby Bear story, learn his hand-washing song, see “glo-germs” and get a Clean Hands Club card. This program is presented by the Red Cross for kids up to age six with family and friends.

Evening on the Green

On Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., The Lustre Kings will perform authentic rockabilly music at the library. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concerts move indoors if it rains.

Social robotics

On Thursday, July 10, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., presenters from UAlbany’s Social Robotics Workshop will talk about robot-human interaction. Participants will program a robot to perform a simple task. This program is for kids in grades six through 12.

Saratoga Racetrack

On Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., Allan Carter, historian for the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga, will share images and anecdotes of the historic track’s greatest moments. His colleague Jim Melia will describe physical changes made to the track over the years.

What’s that?

On Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m., the Five Rivers staff will help us explore macro invertebrates from an area pond. Families are welcome.

Summer cinema

On Fridays, July 11 through Aug. 29, at 2:30 p.m. bring a blanket or pillow to the library and we provide the popcorn for a summer film. Call 439-9314 for details. Kids and families are welcome.

On Wednesday July 2, at 10 a.m., the Bethlehem Public Library will have Just Dance. This program is summer fun afoot with family dancing, Wii-style. All families are welcome.

Evening on the Green

On Wednesday, July 2, at 7 p.m., join us for an Evening on the Green. Marty Wendell celebrates 50 years of making music. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concerts move indoors if it rains.

Summer cinema

On Thursday July 3, at 10 a.m., bring a blanket or pillow, and we provide the popcorn for a summer film. Call 439-9314 for details. Kids and families are welcome.

On Thursday, June 26, at 7 p.m., join us at the Bethlehem Public Library’s Green as we kick off the 2014 Summer Reading Program with Robert Rivest’s Science in Motion. Families are welcome.

Summer cinema

On Friday, June 27, at 2:30 p.m., the library will show the first of a whole summer of Friday movies. Bring a blanket and pillow; popcorn is provided. Call 439-9314 for details. Families are welcome.

Sidewalk chalk

On Monday, June 30, at 10 a.m., come and decorate the library sidewalk if it’s sunny, or make your mark indoors if it rains. This program is for all ages.

On Friday, June 13, at 10 a.m., the Bethlehem Public Library will have a black cat story time and craft. Why black cats? Because it’s Friday the thirteenth, of course. This program is for children age three and up with a caregiver.

Worldwide knit in public day

On Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the library will have free mini classes taught by staff from The Spinning Room in Altamont. Giveaways, drawings, yarn bombing, and camaraderie for knitters of all ages, beginner to expert. Weather permitting, the event will be held on the library green; bring a chair or blanket and a picnic lunch. Light refreshments provided.

Pajama Rama

On Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m., join us for bedtime stories and fun for children up to age six, and their families.

 

 

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