Experience some library love this Valentine’s Day with a pair of programs for the young and young at heart.
On Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m., we’re hosting “Sweetest Day” for children up to age 6 with caregiver.
Hear some sweet stories and stay to decorate a sweet treat!
Later that day, enjoy “Isn’t It Romantic: Valentine’s Day Songs,” a concert featuring singers Eric and Linda Braun, along with Richard Nabozny.
They will be performing romantic songs from the Great American Songbook, as well as sing-a-longs and poetry.
The music start at 2 p.m.
Things start out a little wild Monday, Feb. 17, with an educational program from Reptile Adventure featuring live snakes, lizards and turtles. The Capital Region-based Reptile Adventure strives to bring a cheerful and positive approach to educating with reptiles. No hype, tall tales or attempts to frighten the audience — just friendly animals, stranger-than-fiction facts and sensitive, knowledgeable educators. Seating is limited with programs at 10:30 a.m. OR 1:15 p.m.
Little Blue Truck
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. join us and our friends from Brightside Up (formerly the Capital District Child Care Council) for “Little Blue Truck: A Sensory Learning Experience.” Children up to age 6 and their caregivers can share in the adventure of Little Blue and his animal friends as they work together to rescue a truck stuck in the mud. They will also have a chance to fill and dump in the sensory bin and try rugged truck painting while working as a team.
The Oregon Trail
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, teens in grades 6-12 can prepare to “Pass or Fail on the Oregon Trail” a Breakout EDU program that is an Escape Room-like adventure where participants solve a series of puzzles that will help them and their friends travel westward on the Oregon Trail. This program requires registration.
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, children and teens ages 9 and up are invited to learn about the properties of a variety of essential oils and make an infused wooden bead necklace or bracelet. The program takes place at 2 p.m., and registration is required.
On Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., we’re building with boxes. Join us as we stack ’em up and see how big our box build can get – like blocks, but bigger. For kids and families.
Get some reading in during the winter break and stop by the library Thursday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. for a family book discussion focusing on Lesa Cline-Ransome’s “Finding Langston,” a story about a family’s move from Alabama to Chicago during the Great Migration.
Help Hansel and Gretel
On Friday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. we’re hosting another Escape-room like adventure, but this time it is for kids in grades 2-5. For our “Breakout EDU: Help Hansel and Gretel,” participants will use their code-breaking skills to help Hansel and Gretel find their way home after visiting the not-so-scary witch. Registration required.
On Sunday, Feb. 16, the library’s film series continues with titles suitable for adult audiences. Visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for a list of titles. Shown with Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing when possible, 1 p.m. Please note new matinee start times.
Friends of the Library meet
New members are welcome on Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
— Kristen Roberts