Bethlehem Library Notes for Thursday, February 13, 2020

Experience some library love this Valentine’s Day with a pair of programs for the young and young at heart.

On Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m., we’re hosting “Sweetest Day” for children up to age 6 with their caregivers. Hear some sweet stories and stay to decorate a sweet treat!

Later that day, enjoy “Isn’t It Romantic: Valentine’s Day Songs,” a concert featuring singers Eric and Linda Braun, along with Richard Nabozny performing romantic songs from the Great American Songbook, as well as sing-alongs and poetry. The music starts at 2 p.m.

Winter break

What do you do when the kids have a whole week off of school in the middle of winter? Head to the library, of course! We’ve got fun programs scheduled the entire winter break. Check out the complete list or pick up a flyer at the library.

Things start out a little wild Monday, Feb. 17, with an educational program from Reptile Adventure featuring live snakes, lizards and turtles. Seating is limited with programs at 10:30 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.

It’s school break week, but we have some fun scheduled for preschoolers, too! On Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. join us and our friends from Brightside Up (formerly the Capital District Child Care Council) for “Little Blue Truck: A Sensory Learning Experience.” Children up to age 6 and their caregivers can share in the adventure of Little Blue and his animal friends as they work together to rescue a truck stuck in the mud.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, teens in grades 6 to 12 can prepare to “Pass or Fail on the Oregon Trail” a Breakout EDU program that is an Escape Room-like adventure where participants solve a series of puzzles that will help them and their friends travel westward on the Oregon Trail. This program requires registration.

The following day, Wednesday, Feb. 19, children and teens ages 9 and up are invited to learn about the properties of a variety of essential oils and make an infused wooden bead necklace or bracelet. The program takes place at 2 p.m., and registration is required. 

On Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., we’re building with boxes. Join us as we stack ’em up and see how big our box build can get – like blocks, but bigger. For kids and families.

Get some reading in during the winter break and stop by the library Thursday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. for a family book discussion focusing on Lesa Cline-Ransome’s “Finding Langston,” a story about a family’s move from Alabama to Chicago during the Great Migration.

On Friday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. we’re hosting another Escape-room like adventure, but this time it is for kids in grades 2 to 5. For our “Breakout EDU: Help Hansel and Gretel,” participants will use their code-breaking skills to help Hansel and Gretel find their way home after visiting the not-so-scary witch. Registration required.

To register for programs, visit the website at and click on the calendar or call 518-439-9314.