National Poetry Month, Week #3 Writing Prompt

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This week, please join us in writing a poem about family. There are many directions you could go with this. Here is poem titled “My Father’s Hats” which may provide some inspiration.

Leave your poems (or even a single line) in the comments. You can also contribute on our Facebook page or by emailing your work to or



Open Mic Night on Tuesday

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indexThe Main Library is having a special Poetry Open Mic on Tuesday, April 19 from 6:00 to 7:30. Drop in for a lively evening of performances by musicians, singers, comedians, storytellers, as well as poets. Performers should sign up 15 minutes prior to the program.

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Earth Day Celebration

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earthday1Earth Day is celebrated in 192 countries around the world every April. Mark this year’s observance with eco-friendly stories and a craft made with recycled materials in the new Children’s Center at the Main Library on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. This Family Fun Night is for all ages and is open to the public.


Where’s the Bookmobile? (Contest – Week 6)

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Time for Week 6!  We’re nearing the end, but fear not…  If you’ve only just discovered the contest it’s not too late to submit entries for past weeks, and everyone will have through April 27 to get all their answers submitted.  See previous blog posts for the other photos.  Entry forms can be obtained and submitted at either the main library (Adult Services desk) or on the bookmobile.  Whoever identifies the most pictured locations will win the bookmobile for up to two hours at a time and place of their choosing!

Here’s the penultimate photo:



Celebrating National Poetry Month

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The Lehigh Valley Vanguard gives voice to art, politics, and identity issues during a poetry reading on Thursday, April 14 at the South Side Branch from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The group is a community of poets who are activist writers taking on issues that are relevant to today. Refreshments will be served. Register online or phone 610-867-7852.

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National Poetry Month writing prompt, Week #2

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We are celebrating National Poetry Month here at the library with a “prompt a week.” Library users are invited to post an original poem on the week’s topic. This week’s prompt is “food.” Food poems can be about how much you love a certain food of course, but oftentimes poets use food as a jumping off point to write about all aspects of life. Thoughts of food can spark thoughts of family, joy, sadness — all the stuff of life. The sample here is a good example of a food poem that says so much more.

You can post your poem in the comments here, email it to or, or drop off a copy at the library. We look forward to reading your words!


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Where’s the Bookmobile? (Contest – Week 5)

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Prepare yourselves for Week 5 of this year’s Where’s the Bookmobile? contest!  For anyone just getting started, here’s the deal.  Seven photos will be posted over seven weeks (see earlier blog posts for previous weeks) and whoever can guess the most correct pictured locations will win the bookmobile at a time and location of their choosing for up to 2 hours!  Entry forms can be obtained and submitted at either the main library’s adult services desk or, of course, on the bookmobile itself.  Feel free to submit your entries week-by-week or several at a time.

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Get tips on starting your own business

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hispanic friendsCarmen Toro, owner of Beauty Alibi will be presenting a Women’s Business Workshop at the South Side Branch, at 6 pm on Thursday, April 7. She will share her own success story and offer tools and tips about starting a business including resources available in the Lehigh Valley.

Register now!