Teen Movie Marathon TODAY

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BEGINNING AT 2 PM! Marquee_FrameContinuing until 8PM tonight. Full length features. Drop in anytime.

We’ll provide the popcorn & lemonade.

Free! No registration. More here

Mad Science promises an explosive SPIN POP BOOM program!

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Wholegroup Mad Science of the Lehigh Valley will perform awe-inspiring science demonstrations at the Library on Tuesday, July 15. Audience participation is encouraged  in this fast-paced, one-hour show.  The first performance at the South Side Branch at 11 AM has limited space, and so registration is required by phoning 610-867-7852. The second performance is at the Main Library at 6:30 PM. (No registration is required at the Main Library). Ages 4 to adult. Free and open to the public.

The event is part of the science-based Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program. Activities all summer long encourage children to retain their comprehension skills over the summer by reading for incentives. Mad Science is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Get ready for silly…

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453_Hello_cover_sm_A__01David Perry blends music, art and comedy in this hilarious, interactive show for the whole family. Join us on Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 PM for this certifiably silly Family Fun night.

All ages. No registration. Program funded by Jeffrey Frank and Kristin Illic.

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Back Porch Stories today…

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ReginaWhat a great day to pack a picnic lunch and head for the Main Library. Spread your blanket on the lawn next to the Japanese garden on the west side of the Library. Listen to stories at noon with your children on this beautiful summer day.

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Children love planting flowers…

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flowerpotfenceOur garden stories and activities tomorrow night on June 10 at the Family Fun Night may spark a life long interest in gardening! Maybe they’ll tackle your yard next! Your child will plant flowers in the garden behind the Main Library following the inside activities. We’ve been given permission from the city to maintain the garden. Here’s our chance to show our civic pride!

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Branch’s award-winning program…

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toddlers at play pixIt’s never too early to make sure your child will be ready to learn when he or she begins kindergarten. Family Place at the South Side Branch connects parents of toddlers, ages 1-3, with early childhood professionals to insure their children are developing on track physically, emotionally and mentally. Children play with educational toys at Toddlers At Play,  and parents talk informally one-on-one with professionals from area agencies. Parenting resources will be available at the program. Circle time, music and art projects round out the Family Place experience. Siblings are also welcome to attend. The 5 week series begins on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:15 a.m. The free program continues on consecutive Wednesdays through May 7.

Register today!

Red shoes optional…

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DeSales University senior theatre majors will recreate Dorothy’s magical journey to the land of Oz at the Main Library on Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m. Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow and both good and bad witches come alive in this dramatic reading adapted from the beloved children’s book by L. Frank Baum. An art activity follows the free performance. Suggested audience is ages 4 & up.

Registration is required. Register now! Parking is available in the garage under the Library/City Hall complex.

Get your book sale fix…

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asianbkgirl3Browse the Book Sale at the Branch tomorrow from noon to 4PM for gently used books, DVDs and CDS. All at low, low prices! This is a perfect opportunity to see the beautiful interior renovations to the first floor before heading for the book sale in the basement. (Sorry, the basement level is not handicapped accessible). Credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit the Library.

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