Bethlehem Library Notes for Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Tomb with a view: Our Coffee and Conversation series for adults continues Fridays at 1 p.m. in person on the Green, and on June 3, we’ll be heading down the Nile — with a crafty twist!

Hear all about the archeological find of the 20th Century — the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. View some examples of the treasures found and Egyptian masks. A fun Egyptian-themed craft will follow the presentation. Visit our calendar at to sign up.

What’s cooking?

Did you miss it the first time around? Back by popular demand is our virtual Lebanese Cooking class with Robert Khalife on Wednesday, June 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Khalife, a native of Lebanon, will prepare several dishes popular in his native country. This is a live cooking class for those wishing to cook along, or it could be viewed as a cooking demonstration.

Recipes will be provided in advance. Participants will be able to pick up kits at the library containing some unique spices and ingredients prior to the program. This program is open to adults and teens 16 and older. Visit our calendar at to sign up.

Stroll with us

Head out for some fresh air and enjoy an outdoor story at one of the following Story Strolls in the Town of Bethlehem:

— On Bethlehem Public Library grounds, starting at the Delaware Avenue entrance;

— Pine Hollow Arboretum in Slingerlands;

— The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s Normans Kill West Preserve; and

— Elm Avenue Town Park by the playground; the Story Stroll is on the lower loop trail.

Story Strolls promote literacy, physical activity and time together for caregivers and children as you follow a story along on a numbered path.

Wi-Fi out and about

Spending some time outdoors this weekend? Don’t forget you can tap into our vast network of Free Library WiFi in public places throughout town. Stream some music, find a trail map, or check for upcoming events – without using up your phone’s data.

You’ll find Free Library Wi-Fi 24 hours a day, seven days a week outside the library building, at the Elm Avenue park and pool, at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, at Colonial Acres Park in Glenmont and the Town Hall parking lot and playground.

Whenever you see “Free Library WiFi” show up on your device, you’ll know you’ve tapped into the library’s growing digital network that provides Internet access all over town.

Wi-Fi to go

When it comes to free library Wi-Fi — you can also take it with you. The library loans out Wi-Fi hotspots to Bethlehem cardholders. Use the device to stream music or your favorite show or do some online research on your own time and in your own space — there are no restrictions as long as cell service is available.

The devices are easily portable and can be borrowed for two weeks at a time. Search the catalog at to request yours.