Bethlehem Library Notes for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

— Photo by Kate Lambert

Kids and caregivers build marble runs together out of recycled materials at the Bethlehem Public Library’s Family STEAM Night Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Learn how to use Adobe Premiere Elements to edit videos, create titles, insert transitions, add special effects, adjust audio and more to create a professional-looking video suitable for a variety of media on Monday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library.

Practice your new skill anytime at the library — we’ve got a collection of laptops at the Information Desk that have Premiere Elements installed. All you need is your own USB drive to transfer and save your files to.

Register online at (click on the “Calendar” tab) or call 518-439-9314.

Tell us what you think

Did you miss the library brainstorming workshop earlier this month? You can still share your ideas through our online form at

Tell us how you think Bethlehem Public Library could serve the community in the 21st Century and beyond? Let us know your thoughts on the evolution of library services and how the library’s space can be used to best meet those needs. Paper copies of the form will also be available at the Information Desk.

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m., library architect Paul Mays will go over the responses and talk about some of the ideas that emerged as priorities.

If you have any questions, give us a call 518-439-9314.

Help for dementia caregivers

In partnership with Eddy Alzheimer’s Services, the library provides access to social workers through regularly scheduled Support and Guidance for Dementia Caregivers sessions, the next one of which is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Social workers from Eddy Alzheimer’s Services will be available to speak one-on-one with caregivers of individuals with dementia beginning at 11 a.m. This service is funded by a grant from state’s Department of Health.

Skip the shopping, see a movie

Kids and families can avoid the Black Friday craziness and instead enjoy a screening of “Toy Story 4” at the library on Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m.

Enjoy the antics of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang as they embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The Disney film runs for 100 minutes and is rated G.

Holiday hours

The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.

Closing reminder

The library will be closed Friday, Dec. 6, to accommodate a staff-development training session. Our bookdrops will be open, but there will be no telephone service. We’re always open online at

Storm and ice warning

In the event of inclement weather, the library’s telephone system will provide information on a closing or delayed opening. Weather conditions can occasionally cause icing near the entrances that could lead to closure even when the town roadways are clear. Call ahead at 518-439-9314 if you are unsure. Information may also be available on our website at