Monthly Meeting: 17 Nov 2018 CANCELLED!

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OUR SPEAKER HAS HAD TO CANCEL: RESCHEDULING FOR SPRING! NO MEETING THIS MONTH — SORRY.

Here for the Victims
Crime Victim Specialist III, NYS Office of Victim Services, Kathy Davidson
Saturday, November 17, 11:30-12:30, Bethlehem Library

Hear about the inner workings of the Office of Victim Services (OVS). After a brief overview of agency functions and structure, Kathy Davidson will answer our questions, so bring them on!

As a crime victim specialist with the office of victim services for over 20 years, Kathy has worked with countless individuals during times of hardship. Beginning at the agency as a crime victim specialist, grade one, she’s worked to advance the agency’s ability to offer compassionate services to crime victims across New York State. She directly supervised improvements to all reimbursement procedures, especially those related to reimbursement of property, making the process more accessible to elderly, underage, and disabled individuals. Today, Kathy oversees the Investigations Department, as a Crime Victim Specialist III. For over four years, she has served on the NYS Committee for Police Services for Elderly Persons, and takes great pride in her commitment to improving awareness of the struggles many elderly citizens face in today’s society.

(Members meeting prior to the event)

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March Meeting 3/17: Radha Vatsal!

Don’t forget Murderous March
24th March at East Greenbush Library!

Radha Vatsal: ‘The Winding Path to Publication’

From idea to published novels, with tentative drafts, intense historical research, agent queries, and tense-change rewrites along the way.  What one writer learned about the writing process with all its ups and downs, and how getting published is just the beginning of a new stage. 

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Photo by Juliette Conroy

Radha Vatsal is the author of A Front Page Affair  (Library Journal’s Debut Mystery of the Month), and  Murder Between the Lines (Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books Of US Historical Fiction) set in WWI-era New York. She received her Ph.D. from the English Department at Duke University and her writing has appeared in the online editions of the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Smithsonian magazine. She is also co-editor of the Women Film Pioneers ProjectShe was born in Mumbai, India and lives in New York City.

Special guest for our March 17th Meeting:
Mavens of Mayhem (SinC) Monthly Meeting
Bethlehem Public Library
Business Meeting 10:30am
Open to the Public 11:00 am for Radha Vatsal

February Meeting: True Crime with Frankie Bailey

Sisters in Crime February Meeting
February 17, 2018
11 AM
Community Room
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

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The Hendrickson Murder Trial: A Case of Poisoning?

University at Albany School of Criminal Justice professor and mystery writer Frankie Y. Bailey presents a true crime case. In 1853, in Bethlehem, New York, John Hendrickson was accused of poisoning his young wife, Maria. Hendrickson was tried, convicted, and executed based on the testimony of expert witnesses. Bailey discusses the social and historical context and the medical jurisprudence issues raised regarding this often-cited case.

Free and open to the public. Join us for coffee and mysteries.

December Meeting: Holiday Party!

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Join us for the Holiday Party at the December meeting: let Eleanor know what you’re planning to bring!

December 16th
Beginning 10.30am
Bethlehem Public Library

October 21st Meeting

Jenny Milchman

September 23rd Meeting

428255_323596564366286_1483893728_nThe Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of the Sisters in Crime will hold its next meeting at 11AM on September 23rd at the Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar.  The speaker will be Eleanor Kuhns who is the 2011 winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition. She  received her master’s in Library Science from Columbia University, and is currently the Assistant Director at the Goshen Public Library in Orange County, New York.  The topic is Genre Bending and will consist of  an interactive program on popular genres answering the question:

  Why do librarians put MY books in such crazy categories?

  What is a genre? What is not?

  How is a genre determined?

  And what about the books that bend the genres?

The interactive aspect should appeal to librarians, writers and readers.  Everyone is invited.

Monthly Meeting: 19 August

Join us for our monthly meeting to brain storm and share what we're reading.
Bethlehem Public Library
10:30 Business (Members Only)
11:00 Open Discussion