Have the short, chilly days of winter started to wear you down? Let music lift your spirits at the library! The 2017-18 classical concert series A Little Sunday Music returns Sunday, Feb. 11, featuring the stunning voices of The Mendelssohn Club, a male choral group based in the Capital District that has been performing continuously since it was established in 1909.
The Club, a repeat performer at the library, presents a mix of music – show songs, hymns, spirituals, classical and pop. These pieces come from a wide range of male chorus literature from around the world. They sing mostly in English, but occasionally in Latin, German or Italian.
A Little Sunday Music closes the 2017-18 season with The Broad Street Chamber Players on March 11. All concerts take place on a Sunday and begin at 2 p.m. They are free to attend and open to everyone. A Little Sunday Music is generously underwritten by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.
Creating 3D designs
The 3D printers at the library have been busy churning out school projects, knickknacks, crafts, prototypes and more for a few years now, and as more people become familiar with the technology, they may be looking to make a jump from just printing objects to designing them from scratch.
If that sounds like you, join us at the library Monday Feb. 12, from 7-8 p.m., for “Tinkercard 3D Design,” where you will learn how to create an easy step-by-step project using Tinkercad software. Projects can be printed on the library’s Makerbot 3D printer at a later date. Registration for this program is required. Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org<http://www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org> or call (518) 439-9314.
Let the good times roll
February is a month for celebrating, and coming up, we have two family-friendly events to mark a pair of special occasions. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, we’re hosting a Mardi Gras party at 4 p.m. Laissez les bon temps rouler with games, crafts and a treat! The following day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, we’ve got Valentine’s Day Bingo at 7 p.m. for fun and prizes. What’s not to love?
DIY beauty at the library
There is still time to sign up for our “Make Your Own Sugar Scrub” program on Monday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., where we’ll show you how to make an awesome, all-natural exfoliator. Each participant will go home with their own jar of sugar scrub to keep or give as a gift. Registration for this program closes Feb. 14. Call (518) 439-9314 or visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org<http://www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org> to sign up. This program is open to teens and adults.
Please remember that in the event of inclement weather, the library’s telephone system will provide information on a closing or delayed opening. Call ahead. Information may also be available on the library website and Facebook page.
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, Feb. 12
Discuss “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” by Barbara Demick, 1:30 p.m. Copies are available at the information desk. Large-print audio and downloadable copies may be available.
Library board meets
All meetings are open to the public, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Discuss “End of the World Running Club” by Adrian Walker, 7 p.m. Copies are available at the information desk. Large-print audio and downloadable copies may be available.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Listening Parties: 1959 – The Year That Changed Jazz
Listen to and discuss Miles, Brubeck, Mingus and Ornette Coleman, who all released groundbreaking albums in 1959, 7 p.m.
— Kristen Roberts