Fans of graphic novels or those just interested in the creative process that goes into bringing these art/novel hybrids to life will not want to miss the library’s upcoming author talk with the Capital District’s own Sean Lewis Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
An author of many talents, Lewis is co-creator and writer of the comic books “Saints,” “The Few,” “Coyotes” and the upcoming “Thumbs,” published by Image Comics. He is also the creator of the comic books “Betrothed” and “Clankillers,” published by Aftershock Comics. A noted essayist, he can be heard on NPR’s “This American Life” and most recently he directed the television pilot for “Adult Ed,” which will premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival. Lewis is also an award-winning playwright who has traveled extensively performing in solo shows across the country.
Adults and teens ages 14 and up are welcome.
Goats, chickens and pigs
On Sunday, Sept. 15, the library will host a tiny temporary farm as the Traveling Petting Zoo heads our way bringing some friendly goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, bunnies and pot-bellied pigs. Stop by from 1-3 p.m. to meet these adorable critters. Don’t forget your camera!
Piece it together
Are you a puzzle pro? Would you like to test those skills against others for a chance to win prizes? Then sign up for our Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. Come as a team (up to five) or by yourself to see how quickly you can put together a 300-piece puzzle. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest three teams. Teens ages 14 and up are welcome. Call 518-439-9314 to register or do it online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Donating for a good cause
The library is once again partnering with Grassroot Givers, a local nonprofit, to collect books for donation to local organizations and individuals in need. Collection day is Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library garage.
The organization is particularly interested in early literacy, children’s and YA books. The Book Project is also seeking current adult paperback and hardcover fiction and nonfiction, as well as adult biography, self-help, cookbooks and history books.
Grassroot Givers will not accept books older than 10 years; torn or moldy books; encyclopedias; videos, tapes or CDs; magazines; computer books older than three years; test prep books older than the current year; textbooks of any kind, including law and medical books. Donations that do not meet these criteria, and donations brought before 10 a.m. or after 1 p.m., will not be accepted.
Grassroot Givers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the connection between the needs in our community and those with resources to share. For more information, visit www.grassrootgivers.com.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For more information, call 518-439-9314 or visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Friday, Sept. 13
Coffee and Conversation: Native American Art at the Fenimore Museum
Eva Fognell of the Fenimore Museum will give a presentation on the Thaw Collection and Native American Art, 1 p.m. Program is followed by a coffee break. Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.
Friday, Sept. 13
Tabletop Games for Teens
The library will provide a variety of board games including Munchkin and Ticket to Ride, but you are welcome to bring any of your own, 3:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9 and up.
Saturday, Sept. 14
Dungeons and Dragons
Use your imagination and problem-solving skills while meeting and socializing with others who enjoy role-playing games, 2:30 p.m. All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. For grades 6-12.
— Kristen Roberts