There are still a few seats left for the Friends-sponsored bus trip to Glimmerglass Opera’s “La Traviata” on Tuesday, July 30.
The Glimmerglass trips have been an annual summer tradition for many years, and they are a great way to enjoy an elegant outing while supporting the Friends. The bus will leave CDTA’s Delaware Avenue park-and-ride lot next to Mercato’s Restaurant at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the performance. The cost is $135, which includes lunch at the Otesaga Hotel. Your check is your reservation — no refunds unless your seat is sold. For more information, contact Polly Hartman at 518-439-3291.
Reservation forms are available online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
How do we encourage empathy in young children? Believe it or not, playing and reading are important ways to build their emotional literacy skills. Want to know more?
On Thursday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m., a Capital District Child Care Council educator will be at the library to present “Exploring Feelings Through Books & Play” for caregivers of infants and toddlers. Learn fun ways to encourage empathy in children as you read to and play with them. Reading provides opportunities to talk about feelings, while caregiving play, such as taking care of dolls and grooming stuffed animals, can be a fun way to encourage empathy and other friendship skills. Children are welcome.
Bethlehem’s public access station, BCN-TV, features productions that range from 30-second public service announcements to long-running series. Shows span a wide range of topics – poetry, religion, medicine, and more. Local school and town board meetings are cablecast, with a daily community calendar.
You can easily find out what is on and coming up on BCN-TV with our online guide. The listings are continually updated and project the schedule a week out. Find the new weekly BCN-TV guide online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/webapps/tvschedule.asp.
— Kristen Roberts