Lives change @ your Library

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NLW-bubble-web-400px_0Celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19) with us! Tell us how BAPL has changed your life for the better. Why do you think our Library is so valuable to our community? Do you have a shout out for our librarians and support staff?

It’s no surprise that National Library Week follows on the heels of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12). The Library is very fortunate to have over 100 volunteers that work behind the scenes, shelving DVDs, helping with the book sales, and delivering books to our homebound patrons. They value the Library and we appreciate their support.

You can support the Library, too. This week renewal memberships were mailed to our Friends of the Library. Join the Friends or discover other ways to support the Library now and into the future at Support Your Library.

Bethlehem Unbound…

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beth unboundTake part in an exploration of what it means to be an urban dweller at Bethlehem Unbound: Stories from an Urban Dweller, at the South Side Branch. This Thursday, April 10 is the last evening of the three part series.  Please join us even if you haven’t attended the previous programs. The program begins at 6 PM. Refreshments will be served.

No registration. The one hour program is free and open to the public. Details

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!

New hours at Branch

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clockcloseupAs of today, the South Side Branch will be open…

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11AM-8PM

Wednesdays & Saturdays 12PM-4PM

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.

More here

Perfect the art of storytelling…

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teen group COL02Explore the art of storytelling and discover your talent at a workshop for teens on Wednesday, March 26 at the Main Library.  Free! Presented by Karen Maurer and Larry Sceurman from the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild.

Ages 12-17. Register now

The amazing brain…

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brainpartygirlDrop in the Main Library anytime on Saturday, March 22 for an all day Brain Party! Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience members are staging exhibitions and activities for all ages from 10 AM-4 PM.

Test your reflexes, challenge your vision, record an EEG of your own brain! This annual event is free and open to the public. No registration. More here