Warm up at the library this week with two tea-themed programs. On Friday, Jan. 12, children up to age 6 and their caregivers are encouraged to dress in their finest dino duds and grab a gracious Cretaceous friend to enjoy stories, a craft, cookies and tea at our Tea Rex Party, based on the popular children’s book by Molly Idle. Teatime is at 10 a.m. Register online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call (518) 439-9314.
Be the star of your own library card with your BPL My Best Library Card. On Tuesday, Jan. 9, we’re setting up the green screen at the library to create images featuring you or your child in a Bad Kitty READ poster, and we’ll use that image to create and print a personalized library card on the spot. Sign up at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for the 2-3:30 p.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m. timeslot. Cards will be processed on a first-come basis.
As we wrap up another tremendous year at the library, it’s a good time to reflect on all the ways throughout the past months we’ve been able to connect with the community – a relationship that inspires us to grow and enhance the services we provide. Our Friends-supported Library of Things continues to expand, with the addition of musical instruments, American Girl dolls, and tech tools like solar chargers, laptops and more.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".