If you want to raise your comfort level with one or more of the electronic devices and media out there, you can get one-on-one coaching at Bethlehem Public Library by scheduling a half-hour tech help appointment with a librarian. No matter your experience level, we can help you with your smart phone, tablet, laptop or e-reader and show you how to set up and manage an email account, get started on Microsoft Word, or navigate Facebook and Twitter.
Make an appointment at least a week in advance by visiting the Information Desk or calling the library at 518-439-9314, ext. 3009.
The library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, and remain closed Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving. It will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23.
Black Friday Fun
Looking for post-Thanksgiving activities for the kids? Skip the shopping and stop by the library Friday, Nov. 23, for some all-day entertainment. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., we’re holding a “Paint and Watch” for kids and families featuring a showing of “The Incredibles 2” and a “super” craft. Stop by the Teen Area from 2 to 4 p.m. to try out Giant Word Winder, a larger-than-life cross between boggle and a word search.
In a giving mood
Next in our “Philosophy of Philanthropy” series grant-funded and sponsored by Humanities New York, Dr. Erzsebet Fazekas will present “To Whom or For What to Give” on Monday, Nov. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The series examines the key issues behind charitable giving: motivation, the selection of recipients and worthy causes, and the impact of giving on the donors and society in general.
Learn how to edit digital video
We’ve scheduled several training sessions that will demonstrate how to use Adobe Premiere Elements to edit videos, create titles, insert transitions, add special effects, adjust audio and more to create a professional looking video suitable for a variety of media.
Two-hour training sessions take place Monday, Nov. 26, from 2-4 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 3, from 2-4 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. Please sign up for only one session. Register online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 518-439-9314.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Intro. to Advanced Directives
Kim Bode, a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, will discuss health-care proxies, living wills, powers of attorney and more, from 1 to 2 p.m. Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. Sign up online or call.
Adult Trivia Night
Come alone or as a team and match wits with others as you compete for trivia supremacy, from 7-8:30 p.m. Limit of 10 teams. Prizes donated by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.
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