Of course you can (and should) take your child to the library any day
But on Saturday, Feb. 1, we are celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day with a special performance by magician Doug Bartels at 2:30 p.m.
Stop by to discover all there is to borrow and enjoy at Bethlehem Public Library and then stay for Bartels’ fun, interactive show.
When you and your child spend the day with us, you will find that libraries are magical places, with or without a magician on hand.
Seating for the magic show may be limited.
Bartels has been performing magic for kids and adults in the Capital District for over 40 years. He is a multi-award winning magician and member of the prestigious magic society known as The Magic Circle.
Take Your Child to the Library Day was founded in 2012 by a Connecticut librarian, with libraries across the country joining in the following year. It is held on the first Saturday in February and is meant to showcase what libraries do for children and families, as well as raise awareness of the services we offer.
Do you know a kid who loves to play chess or wants to learn how?
Tell them to sign up for one of our Chess Club sessions.
At Chess Club, teen volunteers play chess with school-age children of all experience levels.
Our next Chess Club is Tuesday, Feb. 4, with sessions at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Sign up for one timeslot per night at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
See the website for additional Chess Club sessions.
Dungeons and Dragons
On Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m., use your imagination and problem-solving skills.
Playing materials provided, but feel free to bring your own dice or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet.
For grades 6-12.
Support and guidance for demantia caregivers
Caring for a loved one with dementia is challenging on the best of days, and it can be hard to know where to find answers to your many questions.
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 11 a.m. social workers from Eddy Alzheimer’s Services will be available at the library to speak one-on-one with caregivers of individuals with dementia.
This is a regularly occurring event funded by a grant from the state Department of Health.
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.
Cubes, cones, cylinders and spheres
Enjoy stories and an activity to learn more about 3D shapes and why they are special on Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m.
For children up to age 6 with caregiver.
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.
— Kristen Roberts