Who doesn’t have a sweet spot for Charlie Brown? He has a heart of gold that keeps us rooting for him. On Friday, Feb. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m., kids and families are invited to watch how Charlie Brown and his friends celebrate Valentine’s Day while making a few heart-shaped valentines of their own at our “Valentines and Hearts Galore” program.
Fun for adults
Who says kids should have all the fun? Grownups can head to the library Monday, Feb. 4, for an adults-only gathering to play games, including chess, color and socialize from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Snacks will be served!
Flip for it
With over 100 titles available to access instantly, the Flipster digital magazine collection continues to evolve with popular publications for cooking enthusiasts, including Bon Appetit and Rachael Ray Every Day, as well as fashion favorites like Elle and Vogue. You’ll find magazines focused on fitness, personal finance, travel and so much more. It’s easy to browse and view what’s available through the Flipster link on our website, or select the “Open in App” option to download magazines to a free, easy-to-install app, where they can be read and managed offline. Some titles are exclusive to Bethlehem cardholders, and you will need a library card to download titles or view them in an off-site browser. If you’re in the library, however, you won’t need to sign in at all.
New life for old home movies
Do you have some old home movies on VHS that you would like to digitize? You can now borrow an analog video converter from our Library of Things. Make a digital copy of those precious memories from a VCR, camcorder or other analog sources using the Elgato Video Capture. The device includes RCA and S-video cables, as well as a SCART adapter. They are available to borrow on a first-come basis, and must be picked up and dropped off at Bethlehem Public Library.
If you have a VHS tape but no longer the device to play it, you can reserve some time in the tech room to make a digital copy using the library’s equipment.
Take a video editing class
At the library’s Adobe Premiere Elements training sessions, you’ll learn how to use the software 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.
Two-hour training sessions take place Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.; or Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please sign up for only one session. Register online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org (click on the “Calendar” tab) or call 518-439-9314.
Storm and ice warning
Please remember that in the event of inclement weather, the library’s telephone system will provide information on a closing or delayed opening. Weather conditions can occasionally cause icing near the entrances that could lead to closure even once the town roadways are cleared. Call ahead at 518-439-9314 if you are unsure. Information may also be available on our website at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
— Kristen Roberts