At Bethlehem Public Library, we’re counting our chickens before they hatch. And carefully tending to the eggs and learning about chick embryo development, too.
We’re hatching a brood of chicks inside the library this spring with guidance from environmental educator George Steele.
On Sunday, May 7, he returns for “Inside the Egg” at 2:25 p.m., where he will show everyone how to “candle” the eggs to take a look at how the embryos are developing.
Once they hatch, the chicks will hang around for a week or so before heading to the farm. Everyone is invited to record the progress of and post photos on Twitter and Facebook using #bplchickens.
For more information, visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 439-9314.
The proposed 2017-18 budget will be presented at the library during the Monday, May 8, Board of Trustees meeting at 6 p.m. The trustee election and budget vote will take place Tuesday, May 16, at Bethlehem Central High School from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Board President Mary Redmond is running unopposed for a second five-year term on the board.
New website coming soon
The library website will be getting an updated look in the coming weeks. We’ve kept all of your favorite features and packaged them in a new, user-friendly online format. Stay tuned!
UAlbany students help us go green
We are excited to be teaming up with students in the UAlbany G3: Going Green Globally initiative to identify green practices that also benefit our bottom line.
The students, who are wrapping up their first year of the full-time MBA program at UAlbany, recently toured the library to get a preliminary sense of the space and our sustainability goals. They will be returning the second week in May for an intensive look at ways to make green practices an economically viable part of our future. A final presentation on May 17 will outline their findings and their best practice suggestions resulting in an expected $50,000 to $100,000 in savings.
Resources for job seekers
Our Job Seekers career series continues this month with “Art and Science of Getting a Job,” presented by Evelyn Neale, president of Successful Change, Inc., on Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. Participants will learn the importance of networking and research, and get some tips on working in public service and being prepared for a job offer.
On Wednesday, May 10, at 7 p.m., Sarah McFadden with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will share tips, tricks and one-on-one help formatting a resume and cover letter during her “Resume Tools” presentation.
To sign up for one or both of these programs, call 439-9314 or visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org. These programs are supported by funds from the state Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.
— Kristen Roberts