Adults 60 years and up are invited to take a trip down memory lane at Bethlehem Town Hall Friday, May 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at a special sock hop-themed “Seniors” Prom, co-hosted by Bethlehem Public Library and Bethlehem Senior Services in conjunction with Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.
Poodle skirts and rolled up jeans will be the attire du jour, but feel free to dress your best in whatever strikes your fancy!
We’ll be flashing back to a time when radio was king with the King himself, as prom guests get a chance to mingle with an oh-so-cool Elvis impersonator.
There will even be a green screen portrait opportunity that will put prom-goers in a classic car cruising down the open road!
Other photo ops include the “Malt Shop” and a cutout jukebox. Cut a rug to live music by Betsy and the ByeGons, or just sit back and enjoy the tunes.
Light refreshments will be available.
Please register for the free Seniors Prom through Bethlehem Senior Services, Inc. by calling (518) 439-4955, ext. 1176.
The event takes place at Bethlehem Town Hall.
2019-20 library budget and info
The library has a proposed budget of $4.3 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
The levy portion of that comes in at $4 million – a proposed increase of 3.31 percent, within the state-mandated cap.
A detailed budget chart is available online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org, along with information about the candidates for the Board of Trustees and their statements from the library’s Meet the Candidates night.
The library board will provide an overview of the budget at the Monday, May 13, meeting at 6 p.m.
Voting takes place Tuesday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Bethlehem Central High School.
The Better Angels Capital Region Alliance will be holding a moderated workshop at the library Saturday, May 11, that will focus on encouraging an atmosphere of listening and reflection among red and blue participants as opposed to debate.
The three-hour Red/Blue workshop begins at 11 a.m.
During that time, participants will work to debunk stereotypes, share what is most important to them, listen respectfully to others, disclose their own point of view and identify common grounds.
To register, email [email protected]
Are you one of the thousands who have taken an Ancestry DNA test to learn more about your heritage or connect with distant relatives?
Maybe you are confused by the results or unsure of what they mean.
On Tuesday May 14, at 7 p.m., the library will be hosting “Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Test” with genealogist Lisa Dougherty.
She will discuss what you can expect from a DNA test, along with DNA myths and interpreting ethnicity estimates.
Other upcoming events
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For more information, call 518-439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Friday, May 10
Like an Escape Room, you will use puzzle-solving skills to unlock the box before time is up, 3:30 p.m. For ages nine through 14. Sign up online or call.
Sunday, May 12
Film series with titles suitable for adult audiences, 2:30 p.m. See www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for a list of titles. Shown with Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing when possible. Kids and families welcome at this special showing about the return of everyone’s favorite nanny.
Monday, May 13
Sewing machines will be available for independent projects, 6 p.m. Bring your own supplies. Volunteers may be on hand to assist you. Register for up to two sessions.
Tuesday, May 14
KBA: Kids Builder Association
Build your fun with Legos, Snap Circuits, K’nex, blocks, puzzles, origami and more, 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 16
Listen to and discuss this influential composer who invented his own system of harmony and musical structure, 7 p.m.
— Kristen Roberts