Be a hero….Tell your story.

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joshberk_reXvGovernor Tom Wolf and our elected officials are making crucial decisions about the coming year’s state budget right now. Tell Harrisburg about the importance of pubic libraries. Read what BAPL Director Josh Berk had to say in an op-ed piece for The Express-Times here.

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is Every Hero Has a Story. Be a hero. Tell your story. Contact Governor Wolf, Senator Lisa Boscola, and your state representative today and let them know what your public library means to you. And if you need help contacting them or have any questions, ask a librarian! Contact Adult Services at info@bapl.org.

Dancing and jamming

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kidslovemusicWe’ve got the beat! Dance to popular children’s music and play simple instruments on Friday, June 26. Upbeat and energetic! Ages 2 & up.

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Don’t miss Two of a Kind performing tonight at Main

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Singing Duo Two of a Kind will be performing their musical presentation “Hanging Out With Heroes” tonight at 6:30 pm at the Main Library, 11 W. Church Street.  Due to possible showers, the concert performance will be held in air conditioned comfort on our 2nd floor.  No registration is necessary and FREE parking is available in the garage beneath the Library.  Bring the entire family!

Adult Summer Reading Club Winners

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Congratulations to this week’s Summer Reading Club winners!

First prize recipient, Marcie M won the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Charities Baseball tickets and Dawn B second prize, a McKenna Tablet case.

Next Monday, June 29, we will give away a Philadelphia Eagles autographed picture of Vinny Curry, #75 and a large pizza from Martellucci’s Pizzaria.

Thanks to all our ASRC participants!

Superhero Art Workshop

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AnimeCome to the South Side Branch for a free Superhero Art Workshop on Tuesday, June 16. Professional cartoonist Cotty Kilbanks will demonstrate techniques. All the materials will be provided. She will present the same workshop at the Main Library on Monday, June 22. Both one-hour workshops are at 6:30 p.m. and require registration. Register for Branch program here. Register for Main Library here.

TEENS: Dress as your favorite hero or villain from comic books, pop culture or literature for a Heroes and Villains celebration at the Main Library on Wednesday, June 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. A trivia game, costume contest and similar entertainment are planned. Grades 6-12. Details

Winter in July Frozen Sing-along tickets now available

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FREE tickets are now available for our Tuesday,  July 7th Family Fun Night “Winter in July Frozen Sing-along” at Main.  Space is limited for this indoor event.  Be sure to come in costume for prizes.  Pick up a ticket for everyone in the family.  Join us 6 – 8pm for this special event.  Remember, free parking is available in the garage beneath the Library.

Adult Summer Reading Club Winners

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Congratulations to this week’s Summer Reading Club winners!

First prize recipient, Deb M won a $100 gift card to Pix-Ology Photography and second prize goes to Karen C, a six week pass to Hanover Township Community Center.

Next Monday, June 22, we will be giving away 2 Iron Pigs tickets and a Mckenna Tablet case.

Thanks to all our ASRC participants!

Heroes, superheroes, & extraordinary people, places and events

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Slogan TextSummer Reading is here! Every Hero Has a Story!  Family Fun Nights, a superhero training camp, concerts, a magic show, a live animal show, science workshops, story times, puppet shows, and more are planned to engage and entertain the younger crowd at the Main Library and the South Side Branch throughout the summer. Children may also register on the Bookmobile.

Teens: join Unmask! and read for prizes, as well as take part in free, special events including a cartooning workshop, Teen Fear Factor, trivia games, a superhero costume contest, and a superhero movie night.

Escape the Ordinary is the theme of the Adult Summer Reading Program. Patrons are invited to try new genres this summer—exploring heroes, superheroes, and other extraordinary people, places, and events. Prizes for adults, too!