Bethlehem Library Notes for Wednesday, March 30, 2022

If you’ve already mastered the basic Google search then it’s time to take a deeper dive with our newest Crash Course: “Get More from Google.” There’s so much more awaiting you with this powerful search engine!

We’ll take an in-depth approach to learning the various ways to search on Google, including using the Advanced Search and Image Search functions, and much more. 

Sign up for one of two sessions in April: Friday, April 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. or Friday, April 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. Visit and click on the date to register. 

Leadership lessons

from Plutarch 

Mark your calendars because coming up we have another four-part virtual Coffee and Conversation series with popular presenter Giacomo Calabria, who will be discussing the ancient Greek philosopher Plutarch’s most famous writings on leadership. What lessons can be learned from these writings to better understand and practice good leadership? 

This series will take place every Friday from April 15-May 6 at 1 p.m. Register for each talk individually. Visit to sign up. 

Coffee & Conversation is co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. and this 4-part series is grant funded by Humanities New York. 

Reciprocal borrowing 

The Upper Hudson Library System recently teamed up with the Mid-Hudson Library System to allow access to more e-book, digital audiobook and e-magazine borrowing options through OverDrive and Libby. Through a reciprocal lending agreement, patrons in both systems can now borrow available titles from the other’s catalogs. 

The option to borrow from MHLS will appear under “Partner Libraries” in the upper right hand menu of the OverDrive menu as it appears on the website. If you’re using the Libby app, go to the menu, tap “Add Library” and search for Mid-Hudson Library System. You’ll be prompted to enter your library card number to sign in.  

If you’ve got questions about this new service, we can help. Stop by the Information Desk, give us a call at 518-439-9314 or email

Tax forms 

As the April 18 tax deadline approaches, we’d like to remind you that the library has federal and state tax forms available in our lobby. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We can also print copies of ANY tax form for you at the Information Desk. 

Put down

some roots 

Get growing with our 2022 seed library featuring a variety of open-pollinated vegetables, herbs and some flowers. You can now select your seeds online or in-person. The online seed library is currently available to Bethlehem cardholders only, but anyone can pick up seeds in person. There is a limit of 10 seed packets per household. Visit our website at to see what’s available.