Seniors and older adults, you are invited to dress up and enjoy an enchanting afternoon at Bethlehem Town Hall this Friday, May 18, at the Seniors Prom: Royal Wedding. Enjoy some refreshments and music from Betsy and the Byegones, or get your portrait taken at Buckingham Palace, courtesy of the library’s green screen. The event takes place in the Town Hall Auditorium from 2 to 5 p.m.
While this event is free, reservations are required for attendance or transportation. Please call (518) 439-4955, ext. 1176, to RSVP. The Seniors Prom is co-sponsored by the library and Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.
Calling all babies, toddlers and preschoolers! Spring storytimes are ending, so it’s time to show off those literacy skills and dance, sing and play games on the Green at our spring celebration this Friday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m.
You’ll still be able to get your storytime fix this summer with Tiny Tots, Family Storytime, On My Own and Storywalk at the Park. Pick up a schedule next time you are at the library or visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for more information.
Pet a Porter
Share your pet-friendly styles at a fashion show on the Green Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. for pets and stuffed animals. This is the culmination of the library’s Project Runway: Dress Your Pet series, but attendance at previous programs is not necessary to participate. To share your pet’s unique sense of style at the show, please sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call (518) 439-9314. This event is for all ages, and anyone is welcome to watch the show!
Share your skills
The library is busy planning a pair of events in late summer and fall that will feature the many talents of our community members.
On Saturday, Aug. 4, we will host a How-To Festival, where you can learn about a wide variety of skills, from blacksmithing to crochet. We are looking for local people interested in sharing their expertise.
We will also be presenting our second Local Author Book Fair on Sunday, Sept. 30, and are seeking published authors living in Albany County who are interested in taking part.
If you would like to participate in either event, please contact Natalie McDonough at (518) 439-9314, ext. 3023 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the results of Tuesday’s election on our website at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Bethlehem Public Library will be closed Memorial Day weekend Saturday-Monday, May 26-28. Access the library catalog and other library services online anytime at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Be a summer volunteer
We’re looking for volunteers who will be in grade 6-12 in September to help with our summer reading program. Our teens staff the summer reading desk, assist with online submissions, read to children, review books, and help with programs and activities. Applications are available online at www.bplteens.org and in the library. They will be accepted until 9 p.m. June 4 or until all positions are filled. Volunteers must attend an orientation session.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For more information, call (518) 439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Thursday, May 17
Listening Parties: Miles Davis
Talk about how the many moods of Miles embodied such different stylistic approaches to jazz, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 20
Knit One Purl One
If you’re an experienced knitter, bring your current project. If you’re a beginner, bring size 8 knitting needles no longer than 10 inches; we’ll provide yarn and get you started, 2-3 p.m. For adults, teens and kids age 9 and up.
Tuesday, May 22
Origami for Kids
Enjoy some paper-folding fun as you create a project with us or bring something you want to work on together, 3:30-4:45 p.m. For kids and families.
Wed., May 23
Three Little Pigs STEM Storytime
Listen to the story of the three pigs, then experiment with different building materials and see the tale from the wolf’s perspective, 10:30 a.m. For children up to age 6 with family.
— Kristen Roberts