Bethlehem Library Notes for Friday, July 29, 2016

On your mark, get set — rhyme!

Richie Phillips , veteran local radio personality and former co-host of “Sean and Richie” on WGNA, is bringing his kid-friendly “Rhyming with Richie” songwriting program to Bethlehem Public Library today, ,  July 28, at 2:30 p.m.

The program is free and suitable for kids and families.

For more information, call 439-9314 or visit

More Flipster to flip through

Our patrons are loving the library’s new digital magazine service Flipster, and now there’s even more to love. We have nearly tripled the collection to include dozens of additional titles, such as “Bon Appètit”, “Popular Mechanics” and many more. See the complete list by clicking through the Flipster icon on our website.

Since its launch earlier this summer, Flipster has seen robust use, and many people have remarked on its user-friendly interface that allows readers the option of downloading a title or just flipping through it in a browser. Another bonus is the ability to track down back issues and easily print pages a big plu for fans of “McCall’s Quilting,” “Popular Woodworking”, and other magazines for hobbyists that include patterns and project plans. Also a plus, the number of simultaneous users for any given title means potential readers aren’t likely to get turned away.

And just so our digital-magazine-loving patrons have plenty of options, Bethlehem cardholders still have access to the UHLS shared digital magazine catalog through Overdrive.

August Evenings on the Green

Our Evenings on the Green concert series continues into August with a performance Wednesday, Aug. 3, by Toss the Feathers. The band, which plays traditional Irish tunes, features Amy Schoch on fiddle and vocals; Dave Smith on banjo, bouzouki, mandolin and vocals; and Liam O'Neill on uilleann pipes, whistle and vocals.

Andy the Music Man is closing out the season on Aug. 10 with an energetic and interactive family-friendly performance. Stop by a little early and enjoy an ice cream social and membership drive at 6:30 p.m. sponsored by our Friends of the Library.

Evenings on the Green concerts are always free, appropriate for all ages, and they take place every Wednesday in July at 7 p.m.