Dive into a madcap homage to Jules Verne’s famous maritime hero with David Engel’s “Captain Nemo’s Adventure Academy” at the Thursday, July 28, Thursdays in the Park event!
Captain Nemo himself will be on hand to entertain, inspire and challenge while quenching your thirst for knowledge of the Wonders of the Deep. Hear delightful tales about our watery blue planet, the giant squid, the elusive angler fish, and even how whale poop is part of the cycle of life.
Thursdays in the Park is a family-friendly series that takes place every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 18. Shows take place at Elm Avenue Park unless noted. This series is presented by the library and the Town of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department and is co-sponsored by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library and Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department.
Get crafty with Creativebug
Try something new and crafty this summer. Creativebug provides thousands of high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You’ll find fun and engaging classes for artists and makers of all skill levels. In addition to instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more – all taught by experts – you’ll have access to downloadable patterns and supply lists.
Creativebug delivers expert instruction straight to your favorite device so you can learn at your own pace – anytime and anywhere. You will need your library card to start an account. Visit www.creativebug.com/lib/bethlehemlibrary and get inspired for your next project!
You don’t have to be heading back to school to learn something new. Check out The Great Courses on Kanopy and further your lifelong learning goals with a robust selection of 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.
Use your Bethlehem library card to access the streaming video service. In addition to The Great Courses, Kanopy offers a catalog of more than 30,000 indie films, documentaries and hard-to-find foreign films. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Visit www.kanopy.com/en/bethpl to get started.
Summer hours update
Please note, the library is closed Sundays in July and August. You can access the library catalog and other library services online anytime at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Bollywood dancing for tweens, teens
On Saturday, July 30, at 11 a.m. instructors from Narthanalaya School of Arts will be at the library for a Bollywood dancing session for tweens and teens ages 10-16.
Bollywood dancing combines a colorful, theatrical style with unique gestures and movements that are used to tell a story through dance. It blends traditional Indian dance with more modern influences like jazz and hip-hop.
Visit our online calendar at bethlehem.librarycalendar.com to sign up.
— Kristen Roberts