Lives change @ your Library

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NLW-bubble-web-400px_0Celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19) with us! Tell us how BAPL has changed your life for the better. Why do you think our Library is so valuable to our community? Do you have a shout out for our librarians and support staff?

It’s no surprise that National Library Week follows on the heels of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12). The Library is very fortunate to have over 100 volunteers that work behind the scenes, shelving DVDs, helping with the book sales, and delivering books to our homebound patrons. They value the Library and we appreciate their support.

You can support the Library, too. This week renewal memberships were mailed to our Friends of the Library. Join the Friends or discover other ways to support the Library now and into the future at Support Your Library.

New Non-Fiction DVDs

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Dirty warsthicker than water-surfing

Thicker than water

The Armstrong lie

MythBuster: Collection 1


Mariah Carey: #1′s

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

New Audiobooks on CD

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The Awakening – Heather Grahamawakening-heather graham

Shadow spell – Nora Roberts

Destroyer angel – Nevada Barr

NYPD Red 2 – James Patterson

A call to action – Jimmy Carter

Missing you – Harlan Coben

Click here for a complete list of new audiobooks and playaways


Highlights of New Music

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Emerald: musical gems – Celtic WomanJohnny Cash - Out amongst the stars

Brushfire fairytales – Jack Johnson

Out among the stars – Johnny Cash

Live at the BBC – The Beatles

Oh, what a life – American Authors

The best of Nickelback. Volume 1 – Nickelback

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered music

Bethlehem Unbound…

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beth unboundTake part in an exploration of what it means to be an urban dweller at Bethlehem Unbound: Stories from an Urban Dweller, at the South Side Branch. This Thursday, April 10 is the last evening of the three part series.  Please join us even if you haven’t attended the previous programs. The program begins at 6 PM. Refreshments will be served.

No registration. The one hour program is free and open to the public. Details

Branch’s award-winning program…

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toddlers at play pixIt’s never too early to make sure your child will be ready to learn when he or she begins kindergarten. Family Place at the South Side Branch connects parents of toddlers, ages 1-3, with early childhood professionals to insure their children are developing on track physically, emotionally and mentally. Children play with educational toys at Toddlers At Play,  and parents talk informally one-on-one with professionals from area agencies. Parenting resources will be available at the program. Circle time, music and art projects round out the Family Place experience. Siblings are also welcome to attend. The 5 week series begins on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:15 a.m. The free program continues on consecutive Wednesdays through May 7.

Register today!

New DVDs – Highlights

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American Hustleamerican hustle

The wolf of Wall Street

The great beauty


Mr. Nobody

Continuum.  Season two

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

New hours at Branch

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clockcloseupAs of today, the South Side Branch will be open…

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11AM-8PM

Wednesdays & Saturdays 12PM-4PM