For those who came of age in the ’80s, the movies of the era played a defining role. There were the earnest portrayals of teen angst in films like “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles.” Action movies like “The Terminator” and “Die Hard” thrilled audiences, kicked off a couple of money-making franchises and introduced some memorable catchphrases, too! The ’80s gave us Bill and Ted, “The Karate Kid,” “Beetlejuice” and so much more.
Relive those memorable movie moments at our ’80s Movie Trivia Night Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Come alone or as part of a team and match wits with others to find out who really knows their “Ghostbusters” from “Goonies.” Winners get bragging rights and prizes donated by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.Paper trees
Adults, learn how to create elegant and easy origami evergreen trees of all sizes Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 1:15 p.m. The results make lovely home decorations that can be color-coded to match any décor.
When it isn’t laundry, folding can be a lot of fun!
The library will be closed Friday, Dec. 1, 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 www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
BCN-TV informational forum scheduled
The library’s Board of Trustees will hold an informational forum Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m. to discuss additional details about a BCN-TV studio proposal that would change some aspects of the current service.
The proposal under consideration would keep the channel available to public access programming and relocate the studio office to free up more space for public use. It would also replace the professional-grade audio/visual equipment with user-friendly cameras, recording devices and software so that content creators could be trained to self-produce their own programming to be shared on the channel or other online outlets. This change to a Makerspace A/V Lab would mean that library staff would move away from full-service editing and production in favor of user training.
There will be time set aside for the public to speak at the forum, and written letters may be submitted at the meeting or anytime before to library director Geoff Kirkpatrick.
Other upcoming events
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For more information, call 439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Monday, Dec. 4
After-school STEM: Sugar Cube Arch
Make a Roman arch using only sugar cubes — no glue, pins or tape, 4 p.m. Sign up online or call. For grades 2 and up.
Fun and Games for Grownups
An adults-only gathering where you can play games, including chess, color and socialize, 6-8:30 p.m. Snacks served!
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Sew It Yourself: Reusable Coffee Cup Sleeve
Bring a fat quarter or 1/4 yard of fabric to make a reusable coffee cup sleeve. Basic sewing machine knowledge recommended, 10 a.m.-noon. Sign up for one session.
— Kristen Roberts