The library is once again partnering with Grassroot Givers, a local nonprofit, to collect books for donation to local organizations and individuals in need. Collection day is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library garage.
The organization is particularly interested in early literacy, children’s and YA books. The Book Project is also seeking current adult paperback and hardcover fiction and nonfiction; children’s board books; children’s hardcover and softcover picture books; elementary and middle school chapter books; and adult biography, self-help, cookbooks and history books.
Grassroot Givers will not accept books older than 10 years; torn or moldy books; encyclopedias; videos, tapes or CDs; magazines; computer books older than three years; test prep books older than the current year; textbooks of any kind, including law and medical books.
Donations that do not meet these criteria, and donations brought before 10 a.m. or after 1 p.m., will not be accepted.
Grassroot Givers is a nonprofit organization, located in the former YMCA in Albany, dedicated to making the connection between the needs in our community and those with resources to share. They also run a free community store that shares donations of clothing and housewares.
For more information, visit www.grassrootgivers.com<http://www.grassrootgivers.com>.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For information, call (518) 439-9314.
Paint a pumpkin
During the month of October, local breast cancer support and education organization To Life! will be placing pink pumpkins free of charge at businesses and gathering places throughout Bethlehem to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Where do all these pink pumpkins come from? Volunteers like you!
On Sunday, Sept. 17, help paint and decorate the pink pumpkins that will be distributed throughout town to promote breast cancer awareness. Volunteers are needed from 1-4 p.m. and can sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org<http://www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org> or call 518-439-9314. This program is suitable for ages 16 and up and is co-sponsored by To Life!
Emoji pillows for teens
Teens, let your personality shine through with a fun, no-sew emoji pillow project Thursday, Sept. 21, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. No sewing experience required! Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org<http://www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org>. For grades 6-12.
The library’s upcoming Brain Health series features a pair of programs offering some valuable information about Alzheimer’s.
First up is “Eat Well” on Monday, Sept. 18, from 2-3:30 p.m. Karen Roberts Mort, a community nutrition educator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany, will highlight dietary and other health tips thought to decrease a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m., Dr. Richard Holub, of Neurological Associates of Albany, will discuss how a healthy lifestyle can optimize brain health and potentially slow the progression of Alzheimer’s in his “What You Need to Know” program.
Both programs are free and open to the public.