Keep track of plans and ideas better in the new year through bullet journaling! On Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. the library is holding Bullet Journal 101 for beginners. Bring a journal or notebook and see how easy and fun it can be to get organized. If you already keep a bullet journal, you’re invited to share your insight and experience. Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call (518) 439-9314.
New iPad? No problem!
Do you have a new iPad? We’ll show you how to use it at our iPad Basics program on Monday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. Bring your iPad and Apple ID and password. Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call (518) 439-9314.
In November, we asked our Bethlehem friends and neighbors to take part in a public brainstorming workshop to talk about the evolution of library services and how the library’s space can be used to best meet those needs. Now library architect Paul Mays returns for a We Heard You meeting to talk about those responses and what priorities emerged from that discussion.
Please join us Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. as we present some of the ideas we‘ve heard from library users and other members of the community. If you were unable to join us at the November meeting, you can use this opportunity to share your own thoughts and goals for the library. This is an ongoing ideas-gathering process that is an important step in the development of the Bethlehem Public Library Board of Trustees’ Long-Range Plan.
For more information, call (518) 439-9314 or visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Paul Mays, of Butler Rowland Mays Architects, LLP in Ballston Spa, specializes in library design and renovation. He has recently worked on the Colonie, Saratoga Springs, Guilderland and Kingston libraries, among others.
Learn with Kanopy
Did you resolve to learn something new in 2020? The Great Courses on Kanopy can help! From cooking instruction to history and finance, further your lifelong learning goals with the Great Courses. This streaming video service is available to Bethlehem cardholders.
Kanopy digital content 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 or visit bethpl.kanopy.com.
Storm and ice warning
In the event of inclement weather, the library’s telephone system will provide information on a closing or delayed opening. Weather conditions can occasionally cause icing near the entrances that could lead to closure even when the town roadways are clear. Call ahead at 518-439-9314 if you are unsure. Information may also be available on our website at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
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.
KBA: Kids Builder Association
Monday, Jan. 6
Build your own fun with Legos, Snap Circuits, K’nex, blocks, puzzles, origami and more, 4 p.m.
Check ’Em Out Books
Monday, Jan. 6
Discuss “The Expatriates” by Janice Y.K. Lee, 7 p.m. Copies are available at the information desk. Large-print audio and downloadable copies may be available.
— Kristen Roberts