The fire station is always an exciting place, and it’s the perfect setting to mark Fire Prevention Week with a special storytime.
One of our librarians will be joining the firefighters at the Elsmere Fire Station (15 W. Poplar Drive, Delmar) on Friday, Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m. to share some stories, songs, a craft and an up-close look at the fire trucks.
When the kids are home from school on Columbus Day, the library is the place to be! On Monday, Oct. 14, Bright Star Touring Theatre will present “Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf” at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Follow Little Red as she embarks on a visit to Grandmother’s house, a trip fraught with trouble from the Big Bully Wolf. Wolf is a menace to everyone he encounters until Little Red teaches him that no one likes a bully. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.
This program is part of the Ann Seegal Memorial Storytelling Series.
Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theater company based in Asheville, N.C., serves nearly 2,000 audiences in schools, theaters, libraries, museums and more across the country each year.
“Our actors join us from all over the country, and they sometimes visit 10 different cities each week, playing a wide variety of characters. It’s a great way for them to flex their acting muscles,” said casting director Emily Hubbard.
Do you speak Python?
This general purpose programming language has many uses, including web development, data analysis, artificial intelligence and more.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. the BCHS Robotics team will present “Intro to Python Coding” for those interested in learning some of the basics. Bring your own laptop; but a limited number will be available to borrow, if needed.
Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 518-439-9314.
Please note if you need a laptop in your registration. This program is intended for adults and teens ages 12 and up.
An African-American family history
Retired UAlbany professor of Africana Studies and Delmar resident Dr. Maurice Thornton will be at the library Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. to share some stories about the men and women who make up his own ancestral history.
He will talk about the work that went into researching, writing and publishing “The Thornton Family,” a 160-page book detailing the family’s perseverance in the face of unemployment, segregation and the tumultuous Civil Rights Era, stretching back from the time of his great grandparents in the mid-1800s to the present day.
A time for questions will follow his talk. All ages are welcome to attend.
Diabetes and meal planning
Our “Dining with Diabetes” series continues Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
This is the second of four sessions featuring a nutrition educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Learn multiple ways for diabetics to manage their health through menu planning, carb counting, portion control and label reading.
Food samples will be available.
Subsequent “Dining with Diabetes” sessions will take place Oct. 23 and 30. Come to one or more; there will be different topics and food samples to try each week.
— Kristen Roberts