Bethlehem Public Library’s Daybooks discussion group marks its fall return Monday, Sept. 11, at 1:30 p.m., with a visit from bestselling author Elizabeth Brundage, who will talk about her 2016 literary thriller, “All Things Cease to Appear.”
Brundage’s latest work has been described as a tense and terrifying tale of a gruesome unsolved murder and its aftermath. The story takes place in a down-on-its-luck Upstate New York community, where suspicion seems to surround the husband of the murder victim, while evidence tying him to it proves elusive.
Brundage, who lives in the Capital Region, graduated from Hampshire College, attended the NYU film school, was a screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and received an MFA, as well as a James Michener Award, from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has taught at a variety of colleges and universities, most recently at Skidmore College, where she was visiting writer-in-residence. Her other novels include “A Stranger Like You,” “Somebody Else’s Daughter” and “The Doctor’s Wife.”
The book discussion and talk will take place in the library’s Community Room. It is a first-come, first-seated event, and space may be limited. Everyone is welcome.
Copies of “All Things Cease to Appear” will be available for purchase at I Love Books in Delmar but not at the program.
Daybooks is a daytime book discussion group that meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month from September to June. The group is led by library staff, welcomes everyone and does not require registration for its meetings. Copies of upcoming titles to be discussed are available at the library’s Information Desk. Audio, large-print and downloadable copies may also be available.
For more information, call (518) 439-9314 or visit the library online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Sunday hours resume
Regular Sunday hours at the library —noon to 5 p.m. — resume on Sept. 10.
No age limit on fun
Who says kids should have all the fun? Grownups can head to the library Monday, Sept. 11, for an adults-only gathering to play games, including chess, color and socialize from 6-8:30 p.m. Snacks will be served!
Later in the week, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 7-8:15 p.m., trivia buffs can sign up alone or as a team and match wits with others at our Trivia Night for Adults. Prizes for the winners are donated by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.
New Flipster titles
We’ve added some new titles to our Flipster digital magazine collection. Enjoy favorites like Better Home & Gardens, Family Circle, Food and Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Parents, Rachel Ray Everyday, Taste of Home and more in addition to our regular collection of more than 100 titles.
Flipster is simple to use. You can easily browse and view magazines through the Flipster link on BPL’s website, or select the “Open in App” option to download magazines to a free, easy-to-install app, where they can be read and managed offline. You will need a library card to download titles or view them in an off-site browser. If you’re in the library, you won’t need to sign in at all. Access Flipster on your cellphone, computer or tablet — including the Kindle Fire — as long as it is connected to the internet.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar.
— Kristen Roberts