Library is opening at noon on Saturday

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snowman colorStay home and safe until the roads warm up! We will open at noon today. In the meantime, download an eBook or an eMagazine and stay warm!


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2736765_lWe made a mistake! Books and other library materials that were checked out on last Saturday and early Monday have the wrong due date of January 2. We are closed on Monday, January 2 to celebrate the new year. Therefore no library materials will be due that day. The due date will actually be Tuesday, January 3.

If you have any questions, please call 610-867-3761.

Our apologies for the confusion!!!

Enjoy Spot the Dot performance

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CharterArts-Logo-ColorEveryone is wonderfully unique is the message that the talented senior theater majors from The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts bring to the Library with two performances of Spot the Dot. All ages will enjoy this adaptation of the popular book by Max Lucado, You Are Special. The first performance is on Monday, December 12 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library. (Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library.) The second presentation is at the South Side Branch on Wednesday, December 14 at 11 am.

More here.

New York Times Best Selling Author is coming to BAPL!

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9780316261173_Hilderbrand_F16W17New York Times best-selling author, Elin Hilderbrand, brings her favorite things about winter in Nantucket to the Main Library on Saturday, December 10 from 2 to 4 pm. The public is invited to meet this delightful writer who has a talent for mixing drama, glamour and romance in her novels. Moravian Book Shop will have copies of her latest book Winter Storms, last of the Winter Street trilogy, on hand for purchase and signing. “The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a little family dysfunction, and Hilderbrand writes it well.” says Library Journal about her latest effort. “Winter Street Trilogy [will] get you in the holiday mood.” notes Kirkus Reviews.

Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library on Saturdays. More here

Are you happy-go-lucky?

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Movlic_pressEnjoy this entertaining British comedy-drama film, Happy-Go-Lucky, written and directed by Mike Leigh, on Saturday, December 10 at 1:30 pm at the Main Library. The film was cited as one of the ten best films of 2008 by many critics. The movie is rated R; under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free and open to the public.

This presentation is funded by Northampton Community College and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library. More here

Family Fun Night celebrates Christmas City!

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xmastreemotifSanta will visit the Main Library for a family fun night on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm. Stories, games, holiday art activities, and a bit of history will round out this Christmas City Celebration for all ages. No registration.

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Get crafty and jumpstart the holidays!

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xmas-tree4cWe’ll have snacks and free child care at our Homemade Holiday event at the South Side Branch on Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 7 pm. Create two beautiful holiday crafts for gifts or stocking stuffers.

Free and open to the public. Please register and bring three gently used books to swap for others.

More here


Book Sale this week! Last of the year!

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IMG_0790Wednesday, November 30: noon to 8pm

Saturday, December 3: 10am to 4pm

15,000+ books, DVDs and CDs… Something for everyone on your gift list! Discover why we really are the best book sale!