Island music and stories Tuesday

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hula-girlsmallwebVisit Hawaii in south Bethlehem with island stories and delicious Hawaiian treats at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Make a hula skirt and dance to island rhythms at this family luau.

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Meet the next BIG mystery author tonight!

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racculial15promoThat’s right… Kate Racculia, author of critically acclaimed novels This Must Be the Place, and new release Bellweather Rhapsody is HERE at Bethlehem Area Public Library TONIGHT at 6:30pm! Kate will chat with BAPL Director Josh Berk, and all in attendance, about her life as an author and her books – which will be available to buy and have personalized by Kate – AND her upcoming yet-to-be-published novel. That’s right again… Kate’s gonna spill the beans on what’s to come!

So don’t miss out meeting this next BIG mystery author in a cozy setting. It will be fun and FREE (Unless of course you snag one of her great books … then it will just be fun and FANTASTIC!)  Sign up now!

OH, BTW– here is what some have said about Kate’s work:

Kate Racculia’s delightfully odd and endearingly old-fashioned mystery Bellweather Rhapsody takes flight. Racculia, clearly a fan of Agatha Christie, stuffs the Bellweather with a fine cast of misfits and dreamers and foes.– Entertainment Weekly

‘This Must Be the Place’ makes for a lively read as it explores the themes of friendship, love, loss and forgiveness. . . . [T]he author creates subtle moments of poetry by way of everyday objects and lives. – Los Angeles Times

A healthier you is attainable!

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latinashopper2Exercise, avoiding empty calories, and healthy meal planning are important to managing diabetes. Get practical advice tonight at the Main Library from 6-7:30pm.


Homework doesn’t have to be a hassle…

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homeworkhelpkidsLehigh University and Moravian College is partnering with the Library to offer after school homework help and free tutoring in every subject and every grade! Monday through Thursday at the Main Library and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Branch. Take advantage of this service and help your child have a successful school year.


Join International Day of Peace celebration

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peacedayartAll we are saying is give peace a chance. The refrain from the Beatles’ song sums up International Day of Peace which will be observed with festivals, celebrations, music, and art from Philadelphia, PA to Punjab, Pakistan. Begun in 1981 as a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution, September 21 is celebrated annually as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. Bethlehem Area Public Library will observe the day with Gentle Yoga and meditation on the Payrow Plaza between the library and City Hall on Monday, September 21 from noon to 1:15 p.m. Please join us!

Don’t miss biggest BOOK SALE of the year!

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bookstackBrowse 15,000 books, movies & music! Best sellers, nonfiction, classics, rare books, children’s books, and a large selection of graphic novels and comic books, as well as DVDs and CDs are priced to sell!

Wednesday, September 16: Noon-8pm      AND       Saturday, September 19: 10am-4pm

Parking is available in the garage after 4:30 on Wednesday and all day Saturday. Most credit cards accepted. More here

Iconic poet HD discussion at BAPL

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manrayHD2x400Please join us here at Bethlehem Area Public Library on Friday September 11 at 6:30pm for a lively discussion about modernist poet, writer and Bethlehem native Hilda Doolittle – better known as HD. Lehigh University English Department professors Seth Moglen and Jenny Hyest will sit down with our own Director Josh Berk to discuss the iconic poets’ extraordinary life, works, and feminist ideology. FREE with registration required, as space is limited. For more information or phone 610-867-3761 x224

We’ve got the beat!

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kidslovemusicDance and jam! Playing is learning. Play simple instruments, dance and march at We’ve Got the Beat on three consecutive Fridays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 11.

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