Explore all the ways playing with your child can benefit you both and learn about activities that can help enhance your interaction at our four-week Play With Me Workshop presented by Capital District Child Care Council and based on the New York State Pyramid Model playgroup structure.
Taking place every Friday from Nov. 1 to 22 at 10 a.m., each session will offer several different activity stations for caregivers and children (ages 18 months to three years old) to discover together.
Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call (518) 439-9314. A one-to-one caregiver to child ratio is required.
According to the Red Cross (www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/), someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.
You can do your part. Bethlehem Public Library is once again hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, Nov. 7, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Community Room.
Donors must be at least 17 years old and in good general health. Walk-ins are welcome.
Call 1-800 RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org to register or for more information.
Kanopy streaming video
Beginning in November, the library will offer Kanopy streaming video exclusive to Bethlehem cardholders as part of a one-year experiment to gauge interest in this on-demand service.
With Kanopy, you’ll find a catalog of more than 30,000 enriching and thought-provoking indie films – think “Lady Bird” or “The Florida Project” as opposed to big-budget blockbusters like “The Avengers.”
Thousands of documentaries and hard-to-find foreign films are also part of the collection.
In addition, Kanopy provides access to an excellent selection of The Great Courses, college-level video courses on a number of topics including economics, fine arts, music, history, literature, philosophy, science, mathematics, social sciences, professional development and better living.
The Netflix-like browsing interface is easy to navigate, and films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
To get started, click on the eContent graphic on the library’s home page at www.bethlehempubliclibrary after the Nov. 1 launch.
Kanopy was initially established to provide academic institutions with essential films that foster learning and conversation, and in recent years has expanded to public libraries like ours.
What a treat
On Thursday, Oct. 31, we’ve set aside two drop-in trick-or-treating times for our littlest patrons – at 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. and 2:15 to 2:45 p.m.
Kids can show off their costumes and enjoy Halloween in a safe, dry place. Drop by the Children’s Place at any point during the above times to pick up a free treat bag and get started on some library trick-or-treating fun.
— Kristen Roberts