BETHLEHEM– According to the Red Cross (www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/), someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. You can do your part. Bethlehem Public Library is once again hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 1-6 p.m. in the Community Room.
This year, the Red Cross is reminding donors that checking the box that indicates your race lets their laboratories know they should conduct additional screenings that can determine if you’re a match to help a patient with sickle cell disease or a rare blood type. A patient is more likely to find a compatible blood match from a donor of the same race or a similar ethnicity.
To make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: Bethlehemlibrary.
Author talk with Fredrik Backman
Save the date Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. for a virtual discussion with bestselling author Fredrik Backman, whose new novel, “The Winners,” is the third installment of the Beartown series. Backman is also the author of the celebrated novel “A Man Called Ove,” which has been adapted into the English-language film “A Man Called Otto” starring Tom Hanks and scheduled for release at the end of December.
The author’s “Beartown” – which inspired the HBO series of the same name – focuses on a small town obsessed with the local junior hockey team that is rocked by a shocking act of violence. The series continues and tensions rise when it’s rumored that the Beartown hockey team will be disbanded in “Us Against You.” The series comes to an evocative conclusion with “The Winners,” which returns to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes.
This talk will stream live to registered participants with an opportunity for questions. Visit libraryc.org/bethlehempubliclibrary/22313 to sign up.
— Kristen Roberts