Adventure begins at your library

 


While our programs may appeal to all ages, be aware that some are most suited to certain age groups.

  • Kids programs:  kids going into kindergarten through 3rd grade
  • Older kids programs:  kids going into 4th grade and up

Descripton of Events

Click here for a downloadable calendar of events

 

Week One:  Adventure in a Book

Tuesday, June 25th 11am       Summer Reading Program Kick-Off  (all ages)

**At the Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem**

Little Red Wagon, UNH’s theater troupe, performs Treasure Island!!  Full of silly antics and wild adventure, this show is sure to delight audiences of all ages.  This program is generously sponsored by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library. 

Thursday, June 27th 6pm       Trivia Night (all ages)

Monthly trivia night.  Individuals or teams, all ages welcome.  

Saturday, June 29th 9am-3pm           Annual Book Sale

Continues July 1st – 6th during regular library hours (closed July 4th)        

 

Week Two:  Adventure in Your Back Yard

Tuesday, July 2nd 11am         Pollinators (kids)

Spend time in our Pollinator Garden, planting flowers for the butterflies and bees.  See a real bee hive, a butterfly release, and exotic bugs. 

Friday, July 5th 11am              Scavenger Hunt (older kids)

Find common, outlandish, or humorous objects in our back yard.

 

Week Three:  Adventure in New Hampshire

Tuesday, July 9th 11am          Smokey the Bear (kids)

Meet Smokey the Bear, and his partner the Forest Ranger, and help celebrate Smokey’s 80th birthday.

Wednesday July 10th 4pm     Books of Jewish Interest (adults)

Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation.  Book is Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow.

Friday July 12th 11:30am         Simple Living:  Pest & Weed Control (adults)

A discussion of ways to keep gardens healthy during the summer.  Part of the Simple Living program series.

 

Week Four:  Adventure in the World

Tuesday, July 16th 11am        Dance Party (kids)

Travel the world through dance.  Miramo Dance Studio will lead a variety of dances from around the world.

Thurs. July 18th Noon AND Sat. July 20th 9am          Readers' Cafe Book Discussion (adults)

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai. Part true-crime page-turner, part campus coming-of-age from a Pulitzer Prize winning author.

Friday, July 19th 11am            North Country Chamber Players (all ages)

An interactive performance for children, families and friends.

 

Week Five:  Adventure in the USA

Tuesday, July 23rd 11am        Beaches and Dunes (kids)

Learn to live with our beaches and dunes, including activities with sand and waves.  Led by UNH Marine Docents.

Wednesday July 24th 4pm     Books of Jewish Interest (adults)

Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation.  Even This I Get to Experience by Norman Lear.

Wednesday July 24th 6pm  **Day change**  Trivia Night (all ages)

Monthly trivia night.  Individuals or teams, all ages welcome.  

Thursday, July 25th 6pm         Big Trees Author (adults)

NH author, Kevin Martin, discusses his book, Big Trees of Northern New England, connecting them to the land they are on, the wildlife that use them.

Friday, July 26th 11:30am        Not All Who Wander (adults)

Using virtual reality, we will visit fascinating places. 

Our virtual reality programs are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library, and a NH State Library Summer Learning Grant provided by the Saul O. Sidore Memorial Foundation in memory of Rebecca Lee Spitz.

 

Week Six:  Adventure in the Beyond

Tuesday, July 30th 11am        Finale: Magic Fred (all ages)

Magic, music, and audience participation combine for an enchanting show that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A child in the audience will float!  This program is generously sponsored by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.  Following, raffle prizes will be awarded to those who participated in Bingo.

Friday, August 2nd 11am        Virtual Fantasy Worlds (older kids)

Using virtual reality, experience adventures you can only dream about!

 

More:

Wednesday August 7th 4pm  Books of Jewish Interest (adults)

Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation.  Book is Yes, I Can Say That by Judy Gold

Wednesday August 21st 4pm  Books of Jewish Interest (adults)

Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation.  Book is All About Me! by Mel Brooks.


Prizes!

Thank you to our prize donors this year!

Clark's Trading Post The Maia Papaya
Cog Railway McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Doogan's Gift Shop Montshire Museum of Science
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium NH Fisher Cats
Fun Spot Presby's Maple Farm
Mark and Kim Koprowski Santa's Village
Little Village Toy & Book Shop Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves Star Theater
Love.Yarn.Shop WREN
Clark's Trading Post The Maia Papaya
Cog Railway McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Doogan's Gift Shop Montshire Museum of Science
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium NH Fisher Cats
Fun Spot Presby's Maple Farm
Mark and Kim Koprowski Santa's Village
Little Village Toy & Book Shop Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves Star Theater
Love.Yarn.Shop WREN