Bookmobile Undergoing Repairs January 5-15

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The bookmobile is tentatively scheduled to undergo repairs January 5-15.  Any bookmobile items that are due during this time will be automatically renewed.  All holds will be extended.

Patrons can contact mhenninger@bapl.org to receive e-mail updates pertaining to bookmobile services (e.g., cancellations, special events, etc.)  Anyone who has checked-out materials on the bookmobile since last April should already be on the contacts list, but feel free to inquire at the above address if you are unsure or have not received any such e-mails.  And, as always, we’ll keep you apprised of any changes to the current game plan here on the news blog.

Snowflake Science Workshop Grades 1-5 Tuesday, December 30, 10:30am

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http://images.clipartpanda.com/snowflake-clipart-transparent-background-bcyE66qcL.pngDon’t miss our next school age STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) offering.  Come to a super fun science workshop featuring snowflakes.  Learn about how they form, see examples up close, discover how “Snowflake Bentley” of Vermont first photographed these tiny wonders with the help of Dan’s Camera City staff.  Make your own snowflake and a solar print.  Open to children in grades 1 – 5.  NO Registration!

Bookmobile Cancelled for Wednesday, December 17

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The Bookmobile will not be going out today.  All items due today are due on December 31.  Regret any inconvenience.  Thank you!

We’re upgrading today. No materials due.

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There will be no library catalog service (at least for 4 to 6 hours, maybe all day) – on or off site – today. Also, no materials will be due on the 17th either. Thanks for your patience! We’re upgrading to Sierra to serve you better!

Really Terrible Orchestra is Terribly Good! Really!

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music scoreThe Pennsylvania branch of the Really Terrible Orchestra will  perform at the Main Library on Saturday, December 13. This immensely popular group of wannabe musicians guarantee a delightful and uproarious show from 2-3PM. Conductor George Fennell promises to deliver an afternoon of laughter and holiday music.

Free! Open to the public. Register now!

You have questions…We have answers…

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11002000962for any question about technology!  Do you need help downloading an eBook to your device? Setting up a Linked-In account? Creating and using a spreadsheet? Or just a question about finding reputable sites on the Internet? Ask our staff at a Tech Workshop in the 2nd floor Laros Meeting Room on Saturday, December 13. Drop in anytime between 10AM and noon.

More here

Sierra launch rescheduled for 12/17/14

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sierragraphic_140x205promoOur planned online catalog upgrade to Sierra has been rescheduled for Wednesday December 17. It is important to us to make this transition as seamless as possible, which is why we have rescheduled to the 17th. Again, this means there will be no catalog service at all – on or off site – for that day. Also, no materials will be due on the 17th either. Thanks for your patience!

Slight Delay for New Sierra Catalog

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Good Morning. Our Sierra software manufacturer is busy “crossing their t’s and dotting their i’s” so the new online catalog gets implemented without a hitch – which means we have a day (or maybe two) delay in rolling out Sierra. No worries because true to our word, nothing is due today December 10th. If, in fact, we go ahead with the Sierra migration tomorrow, December 11th, nothing will be due that day as well. We will keep you updated when we get a confirmed schedule later today, so check back here this afternoon. Thanks for your patience… the new catalog will be worth the wait!!!