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

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

DELAYED OPENING on Thursday, April 23

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The Main Library and the South Side Branch will open at 1 PM on Thursday, April 23.

Where’s the Bookmobile? And the winner is…

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bookmobile13The Where’s the Bookmobile? contest officially ended yesterday and congratulations go out to Theresa from Bethlehem Township, who correctly identified all seven locations, ranging from Bethlehem city, Bethlehem Township, Hanover Township, and Fountain Hill!  This is also her second win, so we strongly suggest that anyone with aspirations of dethroning the two-time champion starts training now!  There is no off season!

Award winning poet Javier Avila

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Author Javier AvilaAnother Poetry Month celebration! Come to a book signing and conversation with accomplished poet Javier Ávila at the Main Library on Friday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his poetry. Javier will be signing his latest book, Vapor (2014), which is a bilingual anthology that brings together poems from his four award-winning books.

More here

Community Canvas

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paint tubeCheer on Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School students as they show off their artistic skills to promote healthy habits for children at Community Canvas on Tuesday, April 21 at the Main Library. The students will compete against each other, and one winner will be selected by the audience and the second winner by Facebook voting.  A local restaurant is offering healthy snacks at the event. Enjoy music and more beginning at 6:00 p.m. Community Canvas is sponsored by Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Communities in Schools, and Lehigh Valley Art Spark.


Retire in Style….

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April is National Financial Literacy Month.  According to a 2014 Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), 41% of adults gave themselves a grade of C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance. To help remedy that alarming statistic, the MainLibrary is hosting a financial planning program on Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. David M. Romanelli CFP®, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager of the Hoffmeier/Sherer Group and Christopher M. Wilson, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will present financial strategies and options to consider as you near retirement. Register here