Nothing says summer like sitting around a campfire sharing stories — especially the slightly spooky ones that give you the chills in the middle of August. Local storyteller Maeve McEneny will be joining us on The Green Friday, Aug. 10, to share some spine-tingling tales at our “Ghost Stories for Young and Old” program. These family-friendly stories will be suitable for all ages — so come alone or bring the whole gang. Storytelling starts at 7 p.m. and will move inside if it rains. Don’t forget to bring something to sit on.
Let’s honor our feathered friends Thursday, Aug. 9, at a program for kids and families that is totally “For the Birds.” Enjoy bird-themed stories and make feeders out of paper towel rolls and peanut butter to take home. (Your backyard birds will thank you.)
The fun starts at 2 p.m. Supplies will be provided, but registration is required. Caregivers must accompany children. Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call (518) 439-9314.
A little kindness
You know what really rocks? Kindness. And a kind word or message can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. At our “Kindness Rocks” event on Monday, Aug. 13, from 10-10:45 a.m., we’re inviting kids and families to share those messages and words in a more permanent way by decorating rocks with happy designs. Make one to keep for yourself and one to share with the library community.
Learn to save lives
Hands-only CPR is one of those simple skills that can save lives. According to the American Heart Association, more than 20 percent of cardiac arrests occur in public places, and administering hands-only CPR has been shown to greatly improve the chances of survival. Learn this life-saving skill at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. A Delmar-Bethlehem EMS representative will demonstrate the hands-only CPR technique followed by some hands-on practice and informal trivia fun with health-related prizes.
Intro to 3D printing
When the library first started offering 3D printing four years ago, we could have never imagined all the wonderful and whimsical ways the printers would get used over the years. While the technology may not be that new anymore, it’s never too late to learn more about it if it’s new to you.
We’re holding a pair of Intro to 3D Printing programs on Friday, Aug. 17, where we’ll talk about how the printer works and offer tips on how to search for and prepare designs to print. Sign up for a session at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.
— Kristen Robert