Nominating petition forms and informational packets are available at the library for candidates interested in serving on the Bethlehem Public Library Board of Trustees.
There is one seat on the 2019 ballot, currently held by incumbent Joyce Becker, who will not be seeking re-election.
Petitions must contain at least 49 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 22.
The election and budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at Bethlehem Central High School.
Music and the Mind
Can playing a musical instrument make you smarter? Strong evidence suggests it can. Case in point: Albert Einstein, arguably the most renowned scientist who ever lived, was also an avid music enthusiast. Playing violin was more than a pleasurable activity; it often ignited the creative spark to help him devise solutions. Join us Wed. 3/20 at 7 p.m. to discover how music education at any age can sharpen your brain. UAlbany Neuroscientist Dr. Ewan McNay will cover the myriad lifelong benefits playing music has on cognitive health.
The library’s second program honoring Women’s History Month celebrates the men whose vocal support helped propel the push for women’s voting rights in the United States.
On Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m., author and NYU professor Brooke Kroeger will discuss her book “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote,” which details how powerful New York men did more than just provide “celebrity endorsements” and were, in fact, influential suffrage allies.
In her book, Kroeger describes the origins and expansion of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage, which grew from 150 original members to thousands spanning the country.
— Kristen Roberts