Reminder: For the month of August, the library will be closed for in-person use on Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Curbside pickup will be available, however, from 6-8:30 p.m. 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.
Author talk with Liz Moore
Participate in a live author event Tuesday, Aug. 9, with New York Times Bestselling author Liz Moore as she discusses her international bestseller, “Long Bright River,” and her other works.
The novel takes place in Philadelphia, where Moore has lived for a decade. She traces the story of two sisters estranged from each other but bonded by their choices. Mickey is a cop, and Kacey lives on the streets in the vice of addiction. When Kacey disappears, Mickey panics over her sister’s safety —obsessed with finding the culprit and her sister before it’s too late.
Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Liz Moore spins a story that is both graphically honest and dignified. “Long Bright River” puts a very human face on the effect that addiction can have on generations of families and communities.
Visit our online calendar at bethlehem.librarycalendar.com to sign up for this virtual event, facilitated by the Library Speakers Consortium. Visit libraryc.org/bethlehempubliclibrary to browse upcoming author talks.
Ocean animal fun
Take a deep dive into ocean animal lore Tuesday, Aug. 9, as we take a closer look at our tuxedoed friend – the penguin. Join us again on Tuesday, Aug. 16, when we will focus on the fish.
Our Ocean Animal Exploration programs begin at 11 a.m. and are for children in pre-K through second grade. Enjoy themed stories, activities and a craft on the Green. Please register each child who will be attending. Visit our online calendar at bethlehem.librarycalendar.com to sign up.
A conversation about climate change
Climate change is increasingly affecting our planet and its inhabitants. Despite a strong consensus within the scientific community about humanity’s role in climate change, the implementation of adaption and mitigation measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions has proven very difficult.
On Monday, Aug. 20, University at Albany Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science Mathias Vuille will discuss the main impacts of climate change, both locally and globally. A main part of the presentation will focus on how we might be able to reduce our vulnerability by transforming our infrastructure and energy production, despite the existing technological, socioeconomic and political challenges.
Visit our online calendar at bethlehem.librarycalendar.com to sign up.
Not sure what to read, watch or listen to next? Our Book Bundles for all ages include selections hand-picked for you by one of our librarians based on the reading preferences you share through this form: www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/book-bundle-request. We use that information to narrow down 10 curated picks in your favorite genres and formats – maybe with a surprise or two thrown in!
— Kristen Roberts