What better way to celebrate the first day of Spring Break than by beating the Breakout Room? On Friday, March 30, a talented group of teens was the first to crack the code with their superior puzzle-solving skills. (photo by Tori Russo)
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At the end of 2015, the library started loaning out GoPro Hero3+ cameras, ushering in an era where patrons could borrow emerging technology and more from our “Library of Things.” Over the next couple of years, that Library of Things grew to include telescopes, metal detectors, Wi-Fi hotspots, virtual reality headsets and much more.
Also during that time, GoPro technology became more sophisticated, with intuitive display options, better picture quality, and all-in-one water-resistant camera bodies. Because of that, we realized it was time to update our collection to the GoPro Hero5 Black. If you’ve borrowed one of our GoPro cameras in the past, you will be amazed at all of the improvements you’ll see in the Hero5. Three years makes a big difference when it comes to technology!
If you haven’t used a GoPro before, you can now take the latest version for a test drive when you borrow one from our Library of Things.
Available to borrow separately are tripods, a dog harness mount, child-sized chest harness and an arm harness mount.
Save the date
Older adults are cordially invited to enjoy an enchanted afternoon at Bethlehem Town Hall Friday, May 18, for our very special “Seniors” Prom, co-hosted by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.
Dress in your finest for the Royal Wedding-themed event, which will take place from 2-5 p.m., and have a green screen portrait taken that will put you right at Buckingham Palace. Enjoy refreshments and dance the day away with live music from Betsy and the Bygones.
The Seniors Prom is limited to 100 participants. Please register for the event through Bethlehem Seniors Services, Inc. by calling (518) 439-4955, ext. 1176. The event takes place at Bethlehem Town Hall.
As the upgrade to the library’s HVAC system 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, as well as this column.
Contractors recently finished the first phase of asbestos abatement involving the removal of the floor tiles in the maintenance area. Independent air quality test results show the area and its surroundings to be completely clear.
Board candidate information
Nominating petition forms and informational packets are available at the library information desk for candidates 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, from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.at Bethlehem Central High School.
— Kristen Roberts