Happy Haunting Here Tomorrow Night

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halloween catWear your costume and come to the Main Library for Family Fun Night on Tuesday, October 21. We’re celebrating Halloween with spooky stories and activities that will tickle the funny bone of everyone from skeletons to princesses!

All ages. No registration. Park in the garage. (Despite what the signs indicate, you may park anywhere except in police or city council spaces).

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Bookmobile stop at Stanley Avenue facing possible delay on 10/18

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bookmobile13This Saturday’s bookmobile stop at Stanley Avenue in Fountain Hill is likely to be delayed due to the Runner’s World marathon scheduled for that morning.  The event starts off on the South Side and typically results in the Fahey Bridge being closed to traffic.  We will closely monitor the situation and attempt to arrive as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience and also remember that the bookmobile will return to Fountain Hill this Wednesday, October 22 to make its normally scheduled stops.

 

 

Runner’s World Half Marathon

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This Saturday, October 18th, the Runner’s World Half Marathon returns to Bethlehem. The library will be open for our normal business hours. We are told that some streets around the Main library may be closed or congested up until around 11:10am. You may want to wait until that clears up to stop by to access our many print resources and services. Until then, check out our wide collection of eResources!

Amazing Adult Programming!

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Tonight’s program is completely booked. I hope everyone remembers they can park in the garage (despite what the signs say, you may park anywhere except in the police or city council members’ spaces.)

This Saturday, October 18, journalist and author Mark Harris will talk about a matter that we all face sooner or later. He talks about the expense and environmental concerns of the modern funeral industry and presents a compelling picture of the green burial movement. Did you know that there is a  natural burial space in Fountain Hill Cemetery, the first in the Lehigh Valley?

Mark. Harris an award-winning journalist and former environmental columnist for the Los Angeles Times Syndicated. He is a recognized authority on the green burial movement and has been a guest on Terry Gross’ NPR show Fresh Air. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and ABC World News Tonight.

The program is free and open to the public. Register today!

It’s ok to ask questions…

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laptop 1Technology changes so fast, that even getting a new cell phone can be intimidating. Bring your questions about computers, iPads or other tablets, or how to access information online that can help you with your career, medical questions or any other subject to a Tech Workshop on Tuesday, October 14. We’re here to help!

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Have a blast constructing imaginative buildings…

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buildbonanzaPlaying with Lego and Duplo blocks triggers engineering and math skills. We’re having a Building Bonanza for children ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult, on Saturday, September 13 at 2 p.m. Building with Lego bricks develops spatial reasoning and teaches fractions and division without the child’s realization. Children learn to think in three dimensions, balance weight and use supports for their structures.

No registration is required for this free, one hour program. Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library. More here

Open Mic is 2nite!

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Tonight’s the night! Showcase your fabulous talent at the Main Library beginning at 6 p.m. Or just enjoy poetry, music, dance as part of the audience. Free and open to the public!

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Pick your own (!) Book Discussion

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bookstackDo you have a pile of books on your night stand? Get together with other book lovers to discuss a recent book that you either loved or hated. Get suggestions from others about books they recommend so you know what to read next or what to avoid! Published author, Sunny Serafino, will lead a Pick Your Own Book Discussion at the Main Library on the first Friday afternoon of each month. The first small group discussion will be on October 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunny is the author of several books including her latest novel, Finding Amy, (Double Edge Press, 2013). Two of her books have won recognition from the Florida Writers Association. More here