Positive Psychology Lowers Stress

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Isolated Portraits-Mature Hispanic WomanDo you want to feel more fulfilled at the end of each day? Come to a workshop that will decrease your stress and increase your sense of well-being. Anna Gaitanos, a life coach and counselor who specializes in positive psychology, will be at the South Side Branch on Thursday, September 8 at 6 pm. Register today!

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Closed for the Labor Day Weekend

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plazaBAPLx350Saturday and Monday. Fortunately you can download eBooks and eMagazines 24/7. Plus use the online resources anytime, too! Our book drops will be open but nothing is due either day. Enjoy the weekend!

Zumba classes every Thursday…

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zumbawebThe whole family can get into shape while having tons of fun! The classes are every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the South Side Branch.

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Is your 5 year old starting kindergarten?

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kindergartenTo prepare your five year old for their first day of school, the Main Library has planned a special event for kindergarten-bound children. We believe that children should love and enjoy kindergarten and that this can be accomplished by providing gentle and fun learning experiences. Stories about kindergarten, songs and activities will get your child ready for their big day. Choose from two sessions: Tuesday, August 23 at 10:30 am or Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 pm.  More here

And the winners are…

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woman running with booksfor the Summer Reading Club prizes:

Deanna S. won a large plain pizza from Martellucci’s.
Marcie M. won a one year subscription to Bethlehem Press.

Thank you to all the generous businesses who donated prizes and all the participants who read this summer!

Jams & preserving fruit & veggies

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16022182499_0dc40bc4ec_oLearn how to preserve summer’s fruit and vegetables at a free program at the South Side Branch on Saturday, August 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Discover how to can fruit and vegetables and make delicious jams.

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Summer Reading Winners

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woman running with booksSummer Reading Club Winners for week of August 8-13:

Michael D. won the Aardvark Sports Gift Cert.

Jill M. won a Samsung Travel Adapter

Thank you to all the businesses that contributed prizes this summer!

Global Street Photography

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50History30These are not the photos that you take on vacation abroad. Gary Mark Smith will show some of his street photographs from around the world at the Main Library on Monday, August 15 at 6:30 pm. Smith was raised in Bethlehem, but has since visited 75 countries and recorded everyday life on the most dangerous streets in the world. His travels have taken him to El Salvador and Nicaragua during the unrest of the 1980s, the collapse of communism in Europe and the Soviet Union, the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in 2001, and most recently, the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He will share stories about some of the photographs in his just-released book, GOMA: The Poetry of Everyday Life in the Most Miserable Place on Earth. His book will be available for sale.