Exciting Summer Reading Kick Off

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BAPLkickoff15promoUrban Rhythm will perform jaw dropping choreography and hypnotizing dance moves at our Summer Reading Kick-Off on the City Plaza adjacent to the Main Library on Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 PM.  Special shout out to R2C2 for sponsoring this energetic Dance Craze group for our Kick-Off!


PLUS children’s games, crafts and photos with a real Superhero on the Library porch during and after the dance performance. AND, Charles Kiernan from the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild will entertain all ages, especially adults.


Click here for Main Library’s amazing line-up of summer programs.

Click here for South Side Branch’s exciting summer programs.

PA German Quilts!

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germanquilt15imgQuilting is a rich tradition in Pennsylvania German culture. The Main Library will have a quilting program and a display of traditional quilts on Saturday, May 30 at 2PM. Candace Kintzer Perry, Curator of Collections at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg, will trace the history of quilting by the Pennsylvania Germans using quilts from the museum’s collection.  More here

CLOSED Memorial Day Weekend!

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To commemorate Memorial Day, the Bethlehem Area Public Library will be closed Saturday May 23 through Monday May 25. No materials are due during the closing, but our Book Drops will be open. Enjoy the holiday!

Colonial Herb Gardening at BAPL

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herbs15promo Tomorrow Saturday May 16 at 2pm, we have a fantastic program about Colonial Herb Gardening at the Bethlehem Area Public Library. For more information and to sign-up click here!


Free legal advice…

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latinobizmanFree Legal Advice

A bilingual attorney from a local law firm will be at the South Side Branch on Thursday, May 14 to review documents or discuss legal issues and help determine whether your individual situation requires legal representation. The lawyer will be at the Branch between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Register now

BOOK SALE this week….

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books stack revisedWho will be the lucky customer who puts the Book Sale at the Main Library over the million dollar mark and wins a $100 gift certificate? We are only about $10,000 short of reaching our goal. The book sales have raised $989,785 for the Library since 1977.

Select from 15,000 books, DVDs and CDs in great condition and very affordable. Gardening books are highlighted this sale, as well as home improvement books. Encourage your children to read over the summer by letting them choose their own books to treasure. Most credit cards are accepted. Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library after 4:30PM on Wednesday and all day Saturday except in police spaces. For more information, visit www.bestbooksale.org

Wednesday, May 13 from noon to 8PM    and    Saturday, May 16 from 10AM to 4PM

Not just live but THRIVE!

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Mike in BlueFeel better at any age. Learn how a combination of exercise and healthy eating can change your flexibility, strength and health. Mike J. Conway, Director of St. Luke’s Health and Fitness Center, will introduce the THRIVE program (Teaching Healthy Routines and Increasing Vitality through Exercise) at the Main Library on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. The program is tailored for any age, fitness level, or goal to help you achieve and, more importantly, maintain a healthy lifestyle. Details

Meet the Artist!

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marcuneYou’ve admired his work. Meet the artist on Saturday, May 2 at 3PM at the Main Library. Artist Ben Fortunado Marcune will present his art, sculpture, and delve into the aesthetics of why art appeals to us.

The one hour program is free and open to the public. Register here