Don’t forget Memory Loss program tonight!

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Is it memory loss or the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s? Recognize the symptoms and learn how to care for family members with dementia on Tuesday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Julie Thomas who works for the Alzheimer’s Association as the Early Stage & Advocacy Coordinator and is a registered nurse with 19 years of experience in coordinating dementia programs at both skilled and personal care levels presents the one hour program.

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Eclectic Programming for April

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Join us this Tuesday, April 7th at 6 pm for Understanding Memory Loss. Julie Thomas, a Registered Nurse and Early Stage & Advocacy Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, will provide the latest information on memory disease. Bring your questions. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Celebrate National Poetry Month at BAPL this Wednesday at 6:30 pm for Open Mic. Two lucky attendees will win tickets to the April 14th Zoellner Arts Center performance of former Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. Don’t miss an evening of lively open mic poetry performances.

On Saturday, April 11, join us for two programs: First, woven welcome from 11 am to 1 pm. Celebrate diversity by participating in a hands-on project, weaving segments of fabric into a large woven welcome tapestry. Artist Jill Odegaard will lead. Be part of this art project that will exhibit at the Allentown Art Museum. BAPL is one of the partnered hosts facilitating creation of this project.

Next, La Salle University Professor & KYW Newsradio 1060 Movie Critic Bill Wine will begin at 2 pm for Based on the Book BESTSELLER CINEMA. Learn how classic and modern novels have been translated to film. Memorable works to be discussed: The Graduate, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Schindler’s List and more. This program is made possible by the Pa. Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Programs are free and open to all. Free parking is available in the garage on the west side all day on Saturdays and after 4 pm, M-F.

Enjoy the holidays! Thanks very much!

Where’s the Bookmobile? (Week 5)

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Guess the Bookmobile’s location in 7 weekly photos and win having it at a location of your choosing for 2 hours! The 7th and final photo will be posted on National Bookmobile Day, April 15. Entry forms are available on the Bookmobile and at the main library’s Adult Services desk.

The fifth week’s photo:

Week 5

Week 5

Latest on Yoga Girl

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Wow! Swedish native, yoga rock star, and author Rachel Brathen is bringing her Yoga Girl Book Tour to the Main Library on Monday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. However, her many fans who did not register quickly enough are welcome to come at 7:30 p.m. to get the book signed. Rachel will stay to accommodate the crowd. We had to limit registration for the conversation part of the program to adhere to fire code restrictions.

Where’s the Bookmobile? (Week 4)

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Guess the Bookmobile’s location in 7 weekly photos and win having it at a location of your choosing for 2 hours!  The 7th and final photo will be posted on National Bookmobile Day, April 15.  Entry forms are available on the Bookmobile and at the main library’s Adult Services desk.  

The fourth week’s photo:

Week 4

Week 4

Celebrating the Brain!

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MetacognitionwebMarch is Brain Awareness Month and to celebrate the amazing brain, the Main Library is hosting two children’s events sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday, March 21 for a Brain Party. Challenge your vision, test your reflexes, record an EEG of your own brain and try other mind-boggling activities. The all-day event is for all ages.

On Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 am, children, ages 3 to 8, will experience hands-on science activities and a story to illustrate how the brain works at Norbit the Neuron STEM Event. More here

Where’s the Bookmobile? (Week 3)

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Guess the Bookmobile’s location in 7 weekly photos and win having it at a location of your choosing for 2 hours!  The 7th and final photo will be posted on National Bookmobile Day, April 15.  Entry forms are available on the Bookmobile and at the main library’s Adult Services desk.  

The third week’s photo:

Week 3

Week 3

Where’s the Bookmobile? (Week 2)

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Guess the Bookmobile’s location in 7 weekly photos and win having it at a location of your choosing for 2 hours!  The 7th and final photo will be posted on National Bookmobile Day, April 15.  Entry forms are available on the Bookmobile and at the main library’s Adult Services desk.  

The second week’s photo:

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Week 2