Get your Irish up at the library on Wednesday, March 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. during an afternoon of Irish music with Tim O’Shea and Friends.
Hailing from Killarney, Ireland, O’Shea and the Drank the Gold Duo are sure to get feet tapping with their authentic Irish tunes, jigs, folk songs and more. Featuring O’Shea on guitar, Bodrun (the Irish drum) and vocals; Oona O’Grady on violin and viola; and James Gascoyne on double bass guitar and vocals, the group is currently touring the United States before jumping back across the pond next month to perform in Holland.
Join us for this exciting afternoon and find out what makes Irish music so passionate, whimsical and crazy fun. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served. This performance is co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects.
Federalist Papers finale
Don’t miss the final talk in the “Hamilton’s Federalist Papers” reading and discussion series Monday, March 19, from 7-8:30 p.m. Humanities scholar Giacomo Calabria will wrap things up with a look at Papers No. 64, 70 and 78.
Initiated by Alexander Hamilton, the 85 anonymous Federalist Papers advocated for the adoption of the United States Constitution. Paper No. 64 focuses more deeply on the concept of treaties and how they are formed; No. 70 argues that unity in the executive branch is a main ingredient for both energy and safety; and No. 78 was written to justify the structure of the judiciary under the proposed Constitution.
The Federalist Papers can be accessed through Wikipedia, with limited paper copies available during the presentations. Pick up a brochure with additional details at the Information Desk or visitwww.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
The series is grant-funded and sponsored by Humanities New York.
Construction updates online
The planned upgrade to the building’s aging heating and cooling system has begun. As construction progresses, we will keep you informed through a dedicated construction page on our website (www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/hvac-project-updates), in-house postings and through social media.
Board candidate information
Nominating petition forms and informational packets are available at the library information desk for those interested in serving on the Bethlehem Public Library Board of Trustees.
There are three seats on the 2018 ballot. Two, currently held by incumbents Harmeet Narang and Mark Kissinger, come with five-year terms. The third seat, currently held by Caroline Brancatella, has a partial term of three years. All three trustees are seeking re-election.
The election and budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 15.
— Kristen Roberts