Everyone loves a break from the school and homework routine, but by Day 3, restlessness can settle in, and many families will be looking for new ways to be entertained and engaged. Look no further than the library!
Movies and Puppets
On Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 10 a.m., drop by for a screening of “Cars 3.” Watch as Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation that he’s still the best race car in the world (G, 102 minutes, Disney). Later in the day, we’ll be holding a Breakout Room program for grades 6-12. Use your puzzle-solving skills to open the locked box before time is up – just like an “escape room.” The fun starts at 3 p.m. Sign up online or call (518) 439-9314.
The Puppet People will be at the library Wednesday, Dec. 27, for “Puppet Pandemonium.” A cast of 16 puppets will perform two zany variety shows featuring a nursery rhyme spoof, a western melodrama and more. Shows will be at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes prior to each performance. Space is limited.
Make an Everlasting Snowman on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. out of Play-Doh. Also on Thursday, get creative with stop motion. Work in teams to create one-of-a-kind video shorts using Legos and iPads. Sign up online or call. The program takes place 2-4 p.m. and is for ages 9 and up.
On Thursday, Dec. 28, at 6:30 p.m. watch “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” where pranksters George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a superhero named Captain Underpants (PG, 89 minutes, 20th Century Fox).
Giant Word Winder
On Friday, Dec. 29, play Giant Word Winder, a larger-than-life cross between Scrabble and Tic Tac Toe, from 2-3 p.m.
Whether you’ve seen the latest Star Wars movie or not, all ages are invited to join us Friday, Dec. 29, from 10-11:15 a.m. for Star Wars trivia. May the Force be with you!
For more information about any of these programs, go to www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
First Night at BPL
The library will be hosting a number of family-friendly activities from 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, as part of the townwide Bethlehem First Night 2018 celebration.
Warm up in the Community Room with some high-energy tunes from Andy the Music Man, who will perform two sets beginning shortly after the doors open.
Later on, the talented kids from Broadway Bound Performing Arts Academy will showcase their singing and dancing. Face-painting will take place throughout the evening in the Storyhour Room, and make-and-take crafts will be set up in the hallway. You’ll even be able to try out the library’s brand-new Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in the Board Room and see what it’s like to immerse yourself in a digital world.
We’ll be closed Sunday through Monday, Dec. 24-25, for the Christmas holiday, and Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.
We’re always open online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
— Kristen Roberts