It won’t be winter inside the library on Saturday, Feb. 3, as we celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a tropical luau and a visit from Froggy, star of the popular Jonathan London series. Drop by the Children’s Place from 2:30-4 p.m.to frolic with Froggy and forget about the cold for a while!
DIY beauty at the library
Winter weather can be brutal on your skin, and some beauty products out there are just as harsh. But did you know that a simple pantry item can help you keep your skin looking its best? Sign up for our “Make Your Own Sugar Scrub” program onMonday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., and we’ll show you how to make this awesome, all-natural exfoliator. Each participant will go home with their own jar of sugar scrub to keep or give as a gift.
Registration for this program closes Feb. 14. Call (518) 439-9314 or visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org to sign up. This program is open to teens and adults.
Library supporters boost tech spending
The Krakower-Storch Family Technology Fund, founded by library supporters Joe and Naomi Storch, has in recent years allowed the library to purchase some exciting cutting-edge technology for patron use, including the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which debuted at First Night Bethlehem.
Over the next four years, Joe and Naomi have pledged to match up to $1,000 per year of other donations, and in 2017, the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library met that challenge. The library is grateful for the funding, which strengthens our current spending in the area of new technologies. To donate, contact Library Director Geoffrey Kirkpatrick at (518) 439-9314, ext. 3022.
Please remember that in the event of inclement weather, the library’s telephone system will provide information on a closing or delayed opening. Call ahead. Information may also be available on the library website and Facebook page.
Got cabin fever? Come to the library for a change of scenery and enjoy one or more of these upcoming events:
On Friday, Feb. 2, teens in grades 6-12 can make their own chocolate-scented candles in a jar. The program starts at 3:45 p.m., and registration is required.
Do you have a new iPad? We’ll show you how to use it Monday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m.-noon. Bring your iPad and Apple ID and password. Sign up online or call.
The next Fun and Games for Grownups gathering is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. This adults-only event is a great time to relax, play games, including chess, color and socialize. Snacks will be served!
De-stress with the gentle flowing movements and breathing exercises of qi gong on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m.Wear loose, comfortable clothing. All abilities welcome.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For more information or to register, call (518) 439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
— Kristen Roberts