Book Sale Shoppers

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If you like to go to book sales, get prepared for the South Side Branch Book Sale, which starts on May 31.

The book sale hours are:  Tuesday, 5/31:  12-3 PM; Wednesday, 6/1:  12-3 PM; Thursday, 6/2:  5-8; and Saturday, 6/4:  12-3 PM.

There are several special collections:  art books, quilting titles, and books about different dog breeds.

There are plenty of juvenile DVD’s and VHS movies, as well as, comic books, fiction and non-fiction titles.  There are hard back titles and paperbacks for kids and teens.

For adults, there are many cookbooks, fictional titles that are tied to a movie, urban fiction, romance and suspense/mystery titles.  There are many books in Spanish for both adults and children.

For teachers there are some informational resources:  How Products are Made and Constitutional Amendments, just to name two.

The book sale also has jigsaw puzzles, many are brand new.

Credit cards are accepted.  The book sale room is not handicapped accessible.  All proceeds benefit the Room To Grow campaign.

New Non-fiction DVD’s

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Age of championsmichael moore-where to invade next

Where to invade next?

The Kennedy films of Robert Drew and associates

Spaceman: a baseball odyssey

Remember that night: David Gilmour live at the Royal Albert Hall

Saturday night live: the best of Chris Farley

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered Non-fiction DVDs



PHEAA State Work-Study Program

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If you are a college student looking for summer employment, consider the library! We hire students eligible for the PHEAA State Work-Study Program to work as Library Assistants from June to August. Typical duties include working at the Circulation desk, shelving materials, shelf-reading, and assisting in prep for children’s programs. For more information, contact Assistant Director Erin at or 610-867-3761 x256.

Teen Trivia Contest

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teensCompete for prizes about pop culture, sports and current events at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, May 10. Do you like Chinese food? Then you’ll love the snacks. All free. All fun!

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Highlights of New Music

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This path tonight – Graham Nashgraham nash

Hello, I must be going – Phil Collins

The inevitable rise and liberation of Niggy Tardust – Saul Williams

Now that’s what I call music! 58

Welcome to my nightmare – Alice Cooper

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered music


New DVDs – Highlights

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The revenantrevenant


Too big to fail

Son of Saul


The club

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

Try this to reduce stress…

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dreamstime_xs_10934996Coloring is not just for children anymore. The coloring fad is gaining momentum because of its stress-relieving benefits.  The South Side Branch is having a workshop for adults on Saturday, May 7. Learn new techniques with watercolor pencils. The library will provide all the materials and refreshments. The two hour event begins at 1 p.m. and is free. More here

Bookmobile Cancelled Today (5/2)

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bookmobile13With the bookmobile generator on the fritz, we’ll have to cancel the rest of today’s schedule.

All due items will be renewed, and all holds will be extended.  We’re hoping to have it serviced tomorrow and will update everyone as far as any additional cancellations.