While they would rarely be considered cuddly, snakes, turtles and lizards are fascinating – and friendly! Kids and families are invited to say hello to these remarkable creatures on Monday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. when Reptile Adventure brings their hands-on, fully interactive educational program to the library. Sensitive, knowledgeable educators will share stranger-than-fiction facts that will inspire a deeper appreciation of all things that slither, slink and scramble.
Strike a pose
The library is a great place to relax, made even more relaxing when local yoga instructor Janine Murphy stops by. On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Murphy will present a pair of yoga programs for all skill levels.
At 10:30 a.m., she will share some stretching and relaxing techniques in a yoga class just for adults. Beginners are welcome.
That afternoon, at 2 p.m., she will be sharing poses suitable for kids and families.
If you’ve never tried yoga before, this is a perfect opportunity to give it a try in a low-stress supportive environment.
Celebrate the Town of Bethlehem’s 225th anniversary by entering your best shot of the town in our photography contest. Photos must be submitted framed (maximum size is 11-by-14 inches) and ready to hang through the end of August. Entries will be on display in September with winners in four age groups awarded Friday, Sept. 21.
See www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for entry form and details. Prizes will be provided by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.
Are you dreading your back-to-school lunch making duties? Are your own sack lunches lacking pizzazz? Come to the library Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. for “Build a Better Bag Lunch,” and get some bag lunch planning tips and recipes that will save time and money. You’ll also be able to sample some make-ahead ideas and find out how to put it all together in a fun way. This program is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County.
Intro to 3D printing at the library
Want to know more about 3D printing at the library? We’re holding a pair of Intro to 3D Printing programs on Friday, Aug. 17, where we’ll talk about how the printer works and offer tips on how to search for and prepare designs to print. Sign up for a session at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. You can register online at online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call (518) 439-9314.
Other upcoming events
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For more information, call 439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Thursday, Aug. 16
Make blankets and toys for shelter animals waiting for adoption at Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 2 p.m.
Listen to some of the musicians featured in David Hepworth’s “The Rise and Fall of Rock Stars,” 7-8:15 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17
Bring a blanket or pillow; we’ll supply the popcorn, 2:30 p.m. For kids and families.
Monday, Aug. 20
Friends of the Library meet
New members are always welcome, meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Personalize a pet rock friend to call your own, 10:30 a.m. For grades K and up. Please sign up children individually. Sign up online or call.
— Kristen Roberts