Get ready for tee time
Mark your calendars because mini-golf is coming back to the library! Enjoy teeing off in air-conditioned comfort as the library transforms into an 18-hole miniature golf course Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to celebrate a summer of reading. For one day only, guests of all ages, from pros to duffers, can putt their way through the stacks and see the library in a whole new light. The best part? There are no greens fees, and everyone is welcome. Please note that traditional library services will be limited during the event.
If golfing isn’t your thing, you’ll still find plenty of fun activities to enjoy on the Green (weather permitting). Take a selfie with SouthPaw, the Valley Cats mascot, starting at noon. Face painting will be available from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Cool off with ice cream at 3 p.m., generously
sponsored by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library and Stewart’s Shops.
Keep score or just keep it casual; when there’s miniature golf
at the library, everyone’s a winner. This free event is co-hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Info for Libby users
During the week of Aug. 21, OverDrive will be doing a card refresh. What does this mean for eBook borrowers? Some of you may be prompted to re-enter your card or PIN in Libby at your home library and any reciprocal lending libraries you have used your card to access. Once the card is verified, you should not be prompted to do so again unless the status of you card changes in the future.
In the right light
Borrow a ring light from the library for your next video conference or remote interview and you’ll be more than ready for your close up. Ring lights are designed to cast an even light on the subject, minimizing shadows and blemishes for a picture perfect image. They are ideal for portraits, selfies, live streaming, virtual meetings, and social media videos.
The library’s ring light setup includes everything you need to get started: light, stand, filter and accessories. Search the catalog at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org to see what’s available
at the library
• Mary Miller, Education Services Director for the NY Newspapers Foundation and NY News Publishers Association, will discuss
the importance of media literacy and critical thinking skills in the digital age at her “Seeking Truth in a Fake News World” presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.
• Enjoy an enchanting hour online Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. as we chat with mega-bestselling author Cassandra Clare about her newest and final book in The Last Hours series, Additional series set in Clare’s Shadowhunter universe include The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Last Hours.
• Teens ages 12-18 are invited to test their pop culture knowledge in a Jeopardy-style trivia game just for them Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 2-4 p.m.
Visit bethlehem.librarycalendar.com to sign up for these and more programs.