Register your toddler today!

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toddlers at play pixMeet other parents while your children play. Toddlers at Play is a five week program for toddlers and their parents or caregivers. Children, ages 1-3, play with educational toys and explore music and art activities. Each week childhood professionals from the community serve as resources and interact one-on-one with parents, answering questions on an individual basis.

It starts this Friday. There are still some slots open! Register now!


Unwind with needlecraft

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woolbasket_smLearn a new hobby, improve your skills, or share your talents at drop-in sessions at the Main Library on Thursday, October 8 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Bring patterns, needles or crochet hooks. Bring a lunch! Additional drop-in sessions will continue on the second Thursday and fourth Saturday of each month through December.

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The Main Library will be closed Friday and Saturday

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because of construction. The Branch will be open from noon to 4 pm. For more information, phone 610-867-3761 x226. Our eResources, eBooks and digital magazines will be available as always!

Island music and stories Tuesday

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hula-girlsmallwebVisit Hawaii in south Bethlehem with island stories and delicious Hawaiian treats at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Make a hula skirt and dance to island rhythms at this family luau.

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Meet the next BIG mystery author tonight!

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racculial15promoThat’s right… Kate Racculia, author of critically acclaimed novels This Must Be the Place, and new release Bellweather Rhapsody is HERE at Bethlehem Area Public Library TONIGHT at 6:30pm! Kate will chat with BAPL Director Josh Berk, and all in attendance, about her life as an author and her books – which will be available to buy and have personalized by Kate – AND her upcoming yet-to-be-published novel. That’s right again… Kate’s gonna spill the beans on what’s to come!

So don’t miss out meeting this next BIG mystery author in a cozy setting. It will be fun and FREE (Unless of course you snag one of her great books … then it will just be fun and FANTASTIC!)  Sign up now!

OH, BTW– here is what some have said about Kate’s work:

Kate Racculia’s delightfully odd and endearingly old-fashioned mystery Bellweather Rhapsody takes flight. Racculia, clearly a fan of Agatha Christie, stuffs the Bellweather with a fine cast of misfits and dreamers and foes.– Entertainment Weekly

‘This Must Be the Place’ makes for a lively read as it explores the themes of friendship, love, loss and forgiveness. . . . [T]he author creates subtle moments of poetry by way of everyday objects and lives. – Los Angeles Times

A healthier you is attainable!

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latinashopper2Exercise, avoiding empty calories, and healthy meal planning are important to managing diabetes. Get practical advice tonight at the Main Library from 6-7:30pm.


Homework doesn’t have to be a hassle…

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homeworkhelpkidsLehigh University and Moravian College is partnering with the Library to offer after school homework help and free tutoring in every subject and every grade! Monday through Thursday at the Main Library and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Branch. Take advantage of this service and help your child have a successful school year.


Join International Day of Peace celebration

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peacedayartAll we are saying is give peace a chance. The refrain from the Beatles’ song sums up International Day of Peace which will be observed with festivals, celebrations, music, and art from Philadelphia, PA to Punjab, Pakistan. Begun in 1981 as a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution, September 21 is celebrated annually as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. Bethlehem Area Public Library will observe the day with Gentle Yoga and meditation on the Payrow Plaza between the library and City Hall on Monday, September 21 from noon to 1:15 p.m. Please join us!