Our Seed Library is set up and ready for spring. Pick up your seed selections behind the Information Desk and get growing with us!
On Friday, March 13, we’re hosting “Ready, Set, Grow,” a special Seed Library program for our littlest gardeners, where we’ll read all about plants and growing things, and then plant something to take home. The program starts at 10 a.m., and participants should dress for a mess. For children up to age six with caregiver.
Check out the button makers in our Tech Room Makerspace and give them a test drive at our Button Maker Demonstration Monday, March 16, from 6-8 p.m. Drop in and see how you can use these fun maker tools to create cool, quirky accessories or whip up something for your next group event. We have three different sizes to choose from, and magnetic backs are also available. There is a small fee for materials used.
The tools in the library’s Tech Room Makerspace are available to use anytime during library hours and provides access to equipment and technology that a lot of people don’t have at home. In addition to the button makers, we’ve got a Cricut Maker, which allows for precision cutting of paper, vinyl, fabric and other materials. This versatile tool is perfect for scrapbooking, quilting, creating custom cards, and more. Patrons are responsible for bringing their own materials to use in the Cricut.
These tools join the Makerbot 3D printer, a die cutter, laminator, light tracing board, photo lightbox and sewing machine. Visit our expanded Tech Room Makerspace today and set your imagination and creativity free at the library!
Enjoy a lively afternoon performance Wednesday, March 18, by Toss the Feathers playing an energetic mix of traditional Irish music and songs. The music begins at 2 p.m.
Toss the Feathers features Amy Schoch on violin, viola and vocals; Dave Smith on bouzouki, banjo and vocals; and David Pease on Irish flutes and whistles.
Since its establishment in 2015, the group has played a number of venues across the Capital Region with a focus on being a live, local band that’s fun to hear and dance to.
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 two seats on the 2020 ballot, currently held by incumbents Lisa Scoons and Brian Sweeney. Scoons is seeking re-election, while Sweeney will be stepping down in June.
Petitions must contain at least 50 signatures of voters residing in Central School District No. 6 of the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk, Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Ave., Delmar by 5 p.m. on April 20. The election and budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 19.
The Friends of Bethlehem Public Library will be holding their Spring Book Sale Bash once again this year from April 3-5.
This epic sale is no small thing, and the Friends could use all the help they can get with setup, sorting, sales and cleanup. Would you like to volunteer? Visit bit.ly/2wj81d5 or check out the Friends page at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for more information or to sign up.
On Monday, March 16, learn how 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, 10 a.m. Sign up online or call.
— Kristen Roberts