Head into the Labor Day Weekend with your toes tapping from the rich, melodic compositions of the Linda Brown Jazz Project Friday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. on the Green.
The performance, which is suitable for all ages, is upbeat and entertaining. It has been arranged by the Albany Musicians’ Association, Local 14 and sponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund.
Buy books; support the Friends
It’s almost time again for the Friends’ fall fundraiser book sale at the library! Stock up on some new-to-you books and DVDs at the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library’s Pop-Up Book Sale on the library plaza Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10-4:30 p.m. For sale will be books and other materials that have been removed from the library collection and are in excellent condition. Pricing will be cash-only by suggested donation.
Performing on the day of the sale will be guitarist Jeff Brisbin at 11 a.m. and Carolyn Shapiro on banjo at 1 p.m.
Summer hours reminder
Through the month of August, the library is closed for in-person use on Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Curbside pickup is available, however, from 6-8:30 p.m. Regualr Friday hours will resume in September.
Please note, the library is closed Sundays through August and will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Saturday-Monday, Sept. 3-5. Regular Sunday hours resume Sept. 11.
Back to school support
As your kids get ready to head back to school, we’re here to help. Bethlehem cardholders have access to HelpNow by Brainfuse, a learning resource for all ages with personalized homework help in core subjects, as well as SAT preparation. Live one-on-one online tutoring is available for elementary, middle school, high school and college students. Find HelpNow on the library’s Research page: www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/webapps/research.asp
Your library at your fingertips
Have you tried the Upper Hudson mobile app? Use it to find the books, movies and music you’re looking for with a simple, mobile-friendly search from your own phone or handheld device. The app makes it easy to manage your account on the go – place holds, pay fines and more.
You can also browse upcoming events and sign up for what interests you. The app lets you see the new items at all Upper Hudson libraries or locate a library near you. You even have access to digital library resources like Ancestry.com. You can even store more than one account on the app.
But here’s the BEST part: You can use the self-checkout function to scan and borrow items at Bethlehem Public Library right from your phone, which is perfect for those grab-and-go moments or when the kids are ready to leave RIGHT NOW.
To get started, search for “UHLS Mobile App” in your device’s app store. Once you download the app, you’ll select “Bethlehem Public Library” from the options. On the app’s homepage, click “My Account” and then “Manage Accounts,” where you’ll be prompted to enter your card number and PIN. After that, you’re ready to explore all of the app’s features.
— Kristen Roberts