Award winning poet Javier Avila

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Author Javier AvilaAnother Poetry Month celebration! Come to a book signing and conversation with accomplished poet Javier Ávila at the Main Library on Friday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his poetry. Javier will be signing his latest book, Vapor (2014), which is a bilingual anthology that brings together poems from his four award-winning books.

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Community Canvas

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paint tubeCheer on Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School students as they show off their artistic skills to promote healthy habits for children at Community Canvas on Tuesday, April 21 at the Main Library. The students will compete against each other, and one winner will be selected by the audience and the second winner by Facebook voting.  A local restaurant is offering healthy snacks at the event. Enjoy music and more beginning at 6:00 p.m. Community Canvas is sponsored by Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Communities in Schools, and Lehigh Valley Art Spark.


Retire in Style….

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April is National Financial Literacy Month.  According to a 2014 Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), 41% of adults gave themselves a grade of C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance. To help remedy that alarming statistic, the MainLibrary is hosting a financial planning program on Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. David M. Romanelli CFP®, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager of the Hoffmeier/Sherer Group and Christopher M. Wilson, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will present financial strategies and options to consider as you near retirement. Register here

No Bookmobile service Saturday, 4/18.

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Late-breaking developments have us unable to take the bookmobile out today. Any due items will be automatically renewed and all holds will be extended. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Where’s the Bookmobile? (Final Week)

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Happy National Bookmobile Day!  That also means it’s time to post the seventh and final photo for the Where’s the Bookmobile? contest.  The entrant who has correctly identified the most locations will win having the Bookmobile at a location of their choice for 2 hours!  So without further ado, here is Week 7’s photo:


Week 7


South Side Branch Book Sale

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The South Side Branch will be having a Book Sale on:

Tuesday, April 14th from 1:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday, April 15th from 12:00-2:00 PM

Thursday, April 16th from 5:00-8:00 PM

Saturday, April 18th from 12:00-3:00 PM

Books, DVDs
Videos (VHS) & Music
Spanish books, DVDs & music, too!
Most credit cards accepted. Book Sale Room is not handicapped                                                  Image result for books
accessible. All proceeds benefit Room to Grow.
Venta de Libros
Libros, DVD’s, Videos y CDs en inglés y en español. Aceptamos la
mayoría de tarjetas de crédito. El salón en donde será la venta no
es accessible para personas con discapacidad física. Venta para
beneficiar la biblioteca.

Where’s the Bookmobile? (Week 6)

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Guess the Bookmobile’s location in 7 weekly photos and win having it at a location of your choosing for 2 hours! The 7th and final photo will be posted on National Bookmobile Day, April 15. Entry forms are available on the Bookmobile and at the main library’s Adult Services desk.

The sixth week’s photo:

Week 6

Week 6

Good sized crowd expected at Open Mic tonight

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indexJoin the excitement tonight with our first program celebrating National Poetry Month. Read your favorite poem or your own work at Poetry Open Mic Night tonight, April 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Two lucky people from the audience will be selected for free tickets to former Poet Laureate Billy Collins’ upcoming appearance at Zoellner!

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