The library is marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI – The War to End All Wars – with films, music and lectures now through December. Learn more about the wartime experiences of soldiers in a series of events that highlight the historical and cultural significance of the Great War, which drew to a close November 11, 1918.
During the first program in the series, which overlaps with the Friday, Oct. 12, Coffee and Conversation, author David Pietrusza will discuss his latest work, “TR’s Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, The Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy.” The book recounts Roosevelt’s impassioned crusade for military preparedness as America fitfully stumbled into World War I. Pietrusza’s talk takes place from 1 to 2 p.m., with a coffee hour to follow. Coffee and Conversation is co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.
For information about additional WWI programming, pick up a flyer at the library or visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for a detailed list.
Fire Prevention Storytime
What’s better than a storytime about fire trucks? A storytime where you get to see the fire engine in person! Come to the Elsmere Fire District at 15 West Poplar Ave., Delmar, on Friday, Oct. 12, for a very special Fire Prevention Storytime. Listen to stories and make some cool crafts with the library and our firefighter friends. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., we’re hosting a video chat with Dr. Rebekah Rogers for grades K-5. Learn about life in the lab, and be sure to bring all your burning scientific questions. Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 518-439-9314.
Go green this Halloween
Drop off your gently used costume(s) from now until Thursday, Oct. 18, and receive a ticket to pick out a different one on the day of the swap, which takes place Friday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. The library is accepting costumes in all sizes – from infant to adult, and you can drop off a costume even if you’re not interested in choosing a new one.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For more information, call 518-439-9314 or visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org
— Kristen Roberts