Look for StoryWalks throughout the city!

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ScienceTellers tonight!

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madsciencekidScience comes alive through exciting stories and interactive experiments. Bring the family tonight to the South Side Branch. Or next Tuesday, June 27 at the Main Library. Both events begin at 6:30 pm.

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Read to Dogs – South Side Branch

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If you are a reader and would like to be paired with a gentle and attentive dog who will patiently listen to you read aloud, call the South Side Branch at 610-867-7852.  Registration is required.  Several time slots are still available for Thursday, June 29, between 11 AM – 12 PM

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Sciencetellers at the South Side Branch

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If you enjoy science and a good story, then this is the program for you!  Science will come alive through exciting stories and interactive experiments.  All ages are welcome!  No registration required.  The audience gets to participate within the story and the experiments.  A great time for all.

Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 P.M.

South Side Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library

400 Webster St.


Learn all about the wonders of our winged friends…

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dreamstime_xs_26987978Bring the whole family to the Main Library on Tuesday, June 20 for Family Fun Night. Wildlands Conservancy is presenting Winged Wonders at 6:30 pm.

Check out the schedule for Family Fun Nights every Tuesday through August 8 here

Be vigilant- Pop-up Library may be coming your way…

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pop up 2Watch for a Pop-Up Library showing up near you! We are having fun with bringing a little bit of the library outside our walls! Lisa Harms from ArtsQuest: “The Pop-Up Library is a fun and whimsical way to bring library books into the community.  I can’t think of a better way to augment the Banana Factory’s visitor experience than by offering books that have been hand-selected for our location by BAPL’s staff. This is a great way to demonstrate that art and literacy truly go hand-in-hand.”

Kick off for Summer Challenge is Saturday!

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Teen_spot5We’re celebrating the beginning of a summer of fun on Saturday at 1 pm at the Main Library and the Branch (see the blog post below).

Get your photo taken with Pete the Cat! Plus Crayola Factory is bringing fantastic activities for all ages.

See our summer schedule here

Welcome, Neighbor. The Immigrant Experience

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Welcome, Neighbor F2 - LRLearn about the immigrant experience specific to our communities. Discover the intriguing stories of 16  people who moved to the Lehigh Valley in the Welcome Neighbor photography exhibit now on display at the Main Library. What did they leave behind and what are their hopes for their new country? How does their culture translate to the American experience? Join us for an informal discussion at the Main Library on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm with panelists from the Collective Memory Project who put together the project. Panelists are:

Marco Calderón —  professional photographer

Hugo Cerón —  teaches sociology/anthropology at Lehigh University

Jill Schennum —  teaches anthropology at County College of Morris

This project has been supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities‘ ‘We the People’ initiative, as well as Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley, Moravian College, Dave’s Camera City and Hope United Church of Christ.