Book Sale Shoppers

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If you like to go to book sales, get prepared for the South Side Branch Book Sale, which starts on May 31.

The book sale hours are:  Tuesday, 5/31:  12-3 PM; Wednesday, 6/1:  12-3 PM; Thursday, 6/2:  5-8; and Saturday, 6/4:  12-3 PM.

There are several special collections:  art books, quilting titles, and books about different dog breeds.

There are plenty of juvenile DVD’s and VHS movies, as well as, comic books, fiction and non-fiction titles.  There are hard back titles and paperbacks for kids and teens.

For adults, there are many cookbooks, fictional titles that are tied to a movie, urban fiction, romance and suspense/mystery titles.  There are many books in Spanish for both adults and children.

For teachers there are some informational resources:  How Products are Made and Constitutional Amendments, just to name two.

The book sale also has jigsaw puzzles, many are brand new.

Credit cards are accepted.  The book sale room is not handicapped accessible.  All proceeds benefit the Room To Grow campaign.

Teen Trivia Contest

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teensCompete for prizes about pop culture, sports and current events at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, May 10. Do you like Chinese food? Then you’ll love the snacks. All free. All fun!

More here

Try this to reduce stress…

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dreamstime_xs_10934996Coloring is not just for children anymore. The coloring fad is gaining momentum because of its stress-relieving benefits.  The South Side Branch is having a workshop for adults on Saturday, May 7. Learn new techniques with watercolor pencils. The library will provide all the materials and refreshments. The two hour event begins at 1 p.m. and is free. More here

Expanded hours at the Branch

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Beginning this week, the South Side Branch will expand its Wednesday hours.

The South Side Branch will now be open on:


SATURDAY 12:00 – 4:00

The staff at the Branch is very happy to have more hours to serve the public!

New South Side Branch DVD’s

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The following DVD’s have been added to the South Side Branch’s adult collection.

Big Stone Gap; Black Mass; Bone Tomahawk; Bones – Season 10; Bridge of Spies; Brooklyn; Castle – Season 7; Concussion; Criminal Activities; Criminal Minds – Season 10; The Danish Girl; Empire – Season 1; Everest; Extraction; The Good Wife – Season 6; Grandma; Hateful Eight; Heist; The Last Witch Hunter; Legend; A Little Chaos; Love the Coopers; Meadowland; Murdoch Mysteries – Season 8; 90 Minutes in Heaven; Our Brand is Crisis; Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension; San Andreas; Scandal – Season 4; Secret in their Eyes; Spectre; Spotlight; Suffragette; Ted 2; The 33; Trumbo; Truth.

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Protect Yourself!

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dreamstime_xs_23632678Come to a free self-defense course for women at the South Side Branch on Thursday, April 28. Certified instructors Stacy Duck and Liz Mooring from Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts will offer instruction and important information about safety, rape education, and domestic abuse prevention from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The class is for women and girls, age 13 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

More info!

Celebrating National Poetry Month

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The Lehigh Valley Vanguard gives voice to art, politics, and identity issues during a poetry reading on Thursday, April 14 at the South Side Branch from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The group is a community of poets who are activist writers taking on issues that are relevant to today. Refreshments will be served. Register online or phone 610-867-7852.

Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading

Get tips on starting your own business

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hispanic friendsCarmen Toro, owner of Beauty Alibi will be presenting a Women’s Business Workshop at the South Side Branch, at 6 pm on Thursday, April 7. She will share her own success story and offer tools and tips about starting a business including resources available in the Lehigh Valley.

Register now!