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The library’s Coffee and Conversation lecture series returns this Friday, April 13, with “Voice of the Mountains,” a first-person look at an extraordinary “Renaissance woman” of the Adirondacks – Jeanne Robert Foster.
From the wilds of Hamilton County and the wilderness of the Adirondacks to Europe and New York City’s cosmopolitan life in the early 20th century, Foster was at home and fully immersed in her surroundings. Despite her seemingly humble beginnings, or perhaps because of it and her rootedness to people and place, Foster left the mountains to create a life as a working woman – model, editor, journalist, poet, art agent and social worker. Singer/actress Eileen Egan Mack will portray Foster and share readings, stories and songs revealing life in 19th century Adirondacks. Be prepared to take a journey back in time.
Coffee & Conversation continues through April with “To Life! Part IV” with Richard Feldman on the 20th; and “Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal” with Brad Utter, senior historian and curator at the New York State Museum, on the 27th. More lectures are scheduled for May and June.
Coffee & Conversation programs are free and open to everyone. They begin at 1 p.m. and last about 60 minutes with a coffee and social hour following. The series is co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.
The library is located at 451 Delaware Ave. in Delmar. Call (518) 439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org for more information.
As the upgrade to the library’s HVAC system progresses, we will keep you informed through a dedicated construction page on our website (bethlehempubliclibrary.org/hvac-project-updates), in-house postings and through social media, as well as this column.
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.
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.
Friday, April 13
Rubber Ducky Club: Sensory Play
Explore sensory play at the library, 10-10:30 a.m. For up to age 6 with caregiver.
Wednesday, April 18
Fold a simple classic crane — the perfect spring project for a beginner, 1:15-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 19
Tai Chi for Health
This weekly tai chi class will explore the tai chi for diabetes form and build skills from week to week, 10:30 a.m. All ages and abilities are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Thursday, April 19
Talk about why there are so many songs about rain, 7 p.m.