The recently released “Hocus Pocus 2” may have a whole new generation under the Sanderson sisters’ spell, but you can watch where it all began at our screening of the original “Hocus Pocus” (1993, PG, 95 min.) Saturday, Oct. 15, at 2:30 p.m.
All ages are invited to join us in the Community Room for this modern Halloween classic about three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, who are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy.
Music to your ears
Our Little Sunday Music series continues to showcase amazing musical talent with the Oct. 16 concert “Spero Plays Nyro.” Pianist and singer/songwriter Christine Spero will perform the songs of Laura Nyro, who would have been 75 this week, and was the enigmatic songwriter behind top ten hits recorded by The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Blood Sweat and Tears, and Barbra Streisand. Her groundbreaking music crossed the genres of folk, rock, and jazz.
The concert will be held on the Green, weather permitting. The series will continue indoors for the months of November and December.
A Little Sunday Music performances are sponsored by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.
Library board to meet
The Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. in the board room. This meeting is taking place on the third Monday of the month to avoid holiday conflicts.
Members of the public can attend the meeting in person or watch it live on the library’s YouTube channel.
Spooky story stroll
Children and their families are invited to take a hike on the nature loop at Elm Avenue Park and enjoy a self-led Halloween story at a special Trick or Treat Story Stroll Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4-6 p.m. In conjunction with the Bethlehem Public Library, Parks and Recreation staff will be dressed up along the loop to hand out treats. Halloween bags will be provided by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.
Peek into the dark corners
Be sure to grab your copy of our first title, “Whisper Down the Lane” by Clay McLeod Chapman, which will be discussed at the Wednesday, Oct. 26, meeting.
— Kristen Roberts