Encourage artistic expression!

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paint tubeGet Creative at a Kidz Art Zone, making its debut at the  South Side Branch on Saturday, January 10 at 1:00 p.m. Children, ages 6-12, will design prints using paint and mixed media. The one hour class is free and all materials are supplied. Register here

Find Inner Peace at BAPL

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yogamanWho doesn’t want to find inner peace, or get in touch with your most creative self? A good place to start is the film Meditation, Creativity, Peace by Director David Lynch, who is best known for mind-bending dramas like Twin Peaks, Eraserhead and Blue Velvet. Unlike those dramas, Meditation, Creativity, Peace is a totally cool and often funny documentary that is 70 minutes of inspiration and definitely worth watching. Best of all, it’s FREE at BAPL Wednesday evening (January 7th) at 5:30. If you want REGISTER for the free screening or would like to learn about our entire Personal Enrichment Series of programs at BAPL click here. If you want more info on the film click HERE.

Bookmobile Undergoing Repairs January 5-15

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The bookmobile is tentatively scheduled to undergo repairs January 5-15.  Any bookmobile items that are due during this time will be automatically renewed.  All holds will be extended.

Patrons can contact mhenninger@bapl.org to receive e-mail updates pertaining to bookmobile services (e.g., cancellations, special events, etc.)  Anyone who has checked-out materials on the bookmobile since last April should already be on the contacts list, but feel free to inquire at the above address if you are unsure or have not received any such e-mails.  And, as always, we’ll keep you apprised of any changes to the current game plan here on the news blog.

Snowflake Science Workshop Grades 1-5 Tuesday, December 30, 10:30am

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http://images.clipartpanda.com/snowflake-clipart-transparent-background-bcyE66qcL.pngDon’t miss our next school age STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) offering.  Come to a super fun science workshop featuring snowflakes.  Learn about how they form, see examples up close, discover how “Snowflake Bentley” of Vermont first photographed these tiny wonders with the help of Dan’s Camera City staff.  Make your own snowflake and a solar print.  Open to children in grades 1 – 5.  NO Registration!

Bookmobile Cancelled for Wednesday, December 17

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The Bookmobile will not be going out today.  All items due today are due on December 31.  Regret any inconvenience.  Thank you!

We’re upgrading today. No materials due.

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There will be no library catalog service (at least for 4 to 6 hours, maybe all day) – on or off site – today. Also, no materials will be due on the 17th either. Thanks for your patience! We’re upgrading to Sierra to serve you better!

Really Terrible Orchestra is Terribly Good! Really!

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music scoreThe Pennsylvania branch of the Really Terrible Orchestra will  perform at the Main Library on Saturday, December 13. This immensely popular group of wannabe musicians guarantee a delightful and uproarious show from 2-3PM. Conductor George Fennell promises to deliver an afternoon of laughter and holiday music.

Free! Open to the public. Register now!

You have questions…We have answers…

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11002000962for any question about technology!  Do you need help downloading an eBook to your device? Setting up a Linked-In account? Creating and using a spreadsheet? Or just a question about finding reputable sites on the Internet? Ask our staff at a Tech Workshop in the 2nd floor Laros Meeting Room on Saturday, December 13. Drop in anytime between 10AM and noon.

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