Join us as we gaze upon the night sky in the middle of the day. The library will be bringing the Starlab portable planetarium to Bethlehem Town Hall Monday, July 8, for an afternoon of astronomical exploration for all ages. An astronomer from the Dudley Observatory at MiSci will lead each program.
With the Starlab, you can learn more about the phases of the moon, seasons and the changing positions of constellations in our night sky. Starlab is a 16-foot dome that accommodates up to 30 people and is handicapped accessible. A projector introduces participants to astronomical topics through exciting graphics projected on the dome’s interior.
We have scheduled programs for every age group, from kindergarteners to adults. Please remember, all Starlab events take place next door at Bethlehem Town Hall (445 Delaware Ave., Delmar).
See the schedule below:
• 1 p.m.: As the Earth Spins (grades K-2)
• 2 p.m.: Seasonal Stargazers (grades K-5)
• 3 p.m.: Native American Constellations (grades 3-5)
• 4 p.m.: Star Clock (grades 3-8)
• 5:15 p.m.: Wonders of the Cosmos (ages 14-adult)
Katsura & Friends
Our Evenings on the Green concert series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, with Katsura and Friends, who will entertain with some pop, folk and classic rock.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pick a spot on the Green, and get ready to listen to some great music. Concerts are always free, appropriate for all ages, and they take place every Wednesday through Aug. 7. Pick up a flyer or visit our website at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for times and details. Concerts will move indoors if it rains.
Mini golf = big fun!
It’s almost here!
Bethlehem Public Library will transform into an 18-hole miniature golf course Sunday, July 14, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to one of the most popular events we host all year. Regular library services will be limited, but if you spot a book or movie you just have to have while putting your way through the shelves, we’ll be on hand to check it out for you.
Facebook for beginners
Do you know someone who would like to know how to get started using Facebook? Our Introduction to Facebook program on Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m. is just for beginners. We’ll talk about what the social media platform is all about and how to use it. Sign up online or call.
Summer hours reminder
The library is closed Sundays in July and August (except July 14 for Mini-Golf). You can access the library catalog and other library services online anytime at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Sign up for Summer Reading
Summer Reading sign-up is in full swing so get ready to explore a Universe of stories – and earn cool prizes while you’re at it! Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or in person; there’s a Summer Reading Challenge for all ages.
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, July 5
Story Walk at the Park
Meet at Elm Avenue Park to hear some stories and take a walk to exercise your mind and body, 10 a.m. Gather at the head of the Fit Trail and wear appropriate footwear. Trail is not suitable for strollers. For kids and families.
Bring a blanket or pillow; we’ll supply the popcorn as you watch a feature length film, 2:30 p.m. Visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for a list of titles. For kids and families.
Monday, July 8
Motor Skills Group Play
Children ages 3-5 can play and explore a variety of fun activities to help them develop their fine and gross motor skills, 10 a.m.
Library board meets
Monthly meetings are open to the public, 6 p.m.
— Kristen Roberts