Learn about our Muslim neighbors.

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dreamstime_xs_41188463Islam in the Modern Age, presented by Akbar Keshodkar, PhD, at the Main Library on Monday, April 3 will explore how this often misunderstood religion has evolved into the modern age.

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Where’s the Bookmobile? – Contest Week 1

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This year’s Where’s the Bookmobile? contest kicks off today!  Seven photos of the bookmobile at various locations throughout our service area (City of Bethlehem, Hanover Township, Bethlehem Twsp., and Fountain Hill) will be posted over the next seven weeks.  Simply name the correct locations and the person who does the best (or wins a drawing in the event of a tie ) will get the bookmobile at a time and location of their choosing for up to two hours!*

Entry forms can be obtained and submitted at the main library or any bookmobile stop.


Week 1

*Anytime, that is, during normal library hours of operations.  Above terms subject to negotiation if librarian is on vacation and no one else can drive.  Void where prohibited.  Please drink responsibly.  Your results may vary.  LOG OFF IMMEDIATELY if you do not agree to the conditions stated in this warning.   …Just kidding with that last one. 



Get a crash course in Hip Hop

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hip hopHip Hop Headphones, a crash course in Hip Hop culture, will be presented at the Main Library on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 pm. Dr. James Braxton Peterson, the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, is the presenter of this program about the intersection of race and popular culture.  He is the author of several books, The Hip Hop Underground and African American Culture, Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners, and Hip Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist.  Peterson hosts “The Remix” on Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate, WHYY.  Peterson has written for Newsweek.com, The Guardian, The LA Times, Reuters, and The Daily Beast.  He is a media commentator and has appeared on MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN, HLN, Fox News, and other networks. More here

This Saturday’s yoga class is canceled…

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1000677361Tomorrow’s yoga class at the Main Library has been canceled.

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Free Legal Clinic

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olgaFind out the facts about Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, Tenants’ rights, real estate transactions, family law, auto accidents, and immigration law on today at the South Side Branch from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Conozca Sus Derechos. Únase a nosotros y conózca sus derechos relacionados a: Compensación Laboral, Seguro Social, Mitigación entre Inquilinos y Arrendadores, Accidentes de Carro e Immigración. Hable con un abogado de una firma bien conocida por educar a la comunidad de sus derechos. Hablamos español!

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It really is the BEST!

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Wednesday: noon to 8pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

15,000 books, DVDs, & CDs at crazy, low prices


Irish Dance Performance on Wednesday night…

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irish dancerThe Irish stars Parker School of Irish Dance will perform at Main Library on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm. Following their lively performance at the Library’s Family Fun Night, they will invite children to join in and learn some steps. Their performance always generates a lot of attention because the sounds carry through the ceiling to the main floor and sound thunderous! The program is sponsored by Friends of the Library. The one hour program is free.

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Teen movie night

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dreamstime_xs_25584729Grades 6-12. Watch Pitch Perfect (PG-13) with your friends and free popcorn on Tuesday, March 21 at the Main Library! This film was the second-highest grossing music comedy of all time! What was the first?!

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