Ace the interview. Land the Job. Be promoted. The difference between casual dress and professional attire can affect your career options. Learn how to dress appropriately for interviews and on the job at a workshop at the South Side Branch on Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. Affordable clothes will be modeled for men and women at the one hour program. Receive helpful pointers that will impress colleagues and management.
The program is free and open to the public. Register now
Open invitation to teddy bears and other stuffed animals to a sleep-over at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, November 18. What do Teddy Bears do while you sleep? Wear your pajamas and come at 6:30PM to enjoy stories, songs, activities and snacks which will precede the sleep-over for the animals. Teddy bears may be picked up anytime the Branch is open during the week following the event. If a child does not want to leave their own special friend overnight, they may adopt one of the bears at the Branch. Families will return one week later on November 25 to receive a photo album of the animals’ overnight activities.
The one hour program is free. Register here…
Bullying is still an issue for many school-age children. Learn the best ways to stop a bully’s tactics and avoid becoming a victim. The Main Library will host a program for students in grades 3 and up on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. The one hour program is presented by Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley. Parents are welcome to attend, also.
This program is open to the public. Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library except in police or City Council spaces.
We are so excited to be hosting Shane Burcaw for an author talk and book-signing on November 29 from 2-4pm! Books will be available for purchase. The event will be held in the lovely Laros Room. A good time is guaranteed. GUARANTEED I SAY. Register here.
A Bethlehem native, Shane is the author of Laughing at My Nightmare, an incredibly hilarious and moving memoir. He is also an entrepreneur, award-winning blogger, Emmy-winning producer, and inspirational speaker. Born with a progressive neuromuscular disease, Shane has been battling a weakening body since birth. Early on he discovered that approaching his problems with a sense of humor made them much easier to deal with and overcome. He shares that message on his popular blog and through his nonprofit organization, Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc.
And today, he answers some questions from BAPL Library Director Josh Berk!
JB: First off, I have a very librarian question to ask about the book. Its subject heading in the Library of Congress bibliographic record indicates “juvenile non-fiction.” When you wrote, did you intend it to be for young people? Teens? Any specific audience in mind?
SB: One of my early concerns was that my publisher wanted it to be a YA book. I worried that they would censor me to make the book more “appropriate.” But after several discussions with my editor, I realized YA doesn’t necessarily mean PG-13. They let me tell my story exactly how I wanted to, so the only audience I was imagining while writing was “someone who hasn’t met me.” There’s swearing and sex and other topics that might not be the best for very young readers, but otherwise, the book is an honest reflection of life, which I think teens will identify with.
Tens of thousands of people all around the world will be playing games at their local library on Saturday, November 15 in the seventh annual celebration of International Games Day. Celebrate our community’s connection to each other and to libraries on six continents. The Main Library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Drop in to be part of a global event!