Celebrating the Brain!

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MetacognitionwebMarch is Brain Awareness Month and to celebrate the amazing brain, the Main Library is hosting two children’s events sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday, March 21 for a Brain Party. Challenge your vision, test your reflexes, record an EEG of your own brain and try other mind-boggling activities. The all-day event is for all ages.

On Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 am, children, ages 3 to 8, will experience hands-on science activities and a story to illustrate how the brain works at Norbit the Neuron STEM Event. More here

Enjoy Celtic music on St. Patty’s Day

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dblbassCeltic Music Concert

The Freedom High School Fiddle Ensemble is performing at the Main Library on March 17. The Saint Patrick’s Day concert will feature Celtic instrumental music from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. The free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is open to the public. No registration. More info

Cat in the Hat comes back! Rescheduled program tonight…

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catinhatWe’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday tonight! Join us for all things Seuss at a Family Fun Night on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance at this event that celebrates Seuss’s books through crafts, music, games, and stories. The event is hosted by the Library’s Teen Advisory Board.

Open to the public. Ages 3 to 11. More here

Teen Trivia Night tonight!

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shockedteensBrave the cold and come to a Game and Trivia Night for middle school and high school students beginning at 6:30 p.m. Popular board games, a trivia challenge, and snacks. Bring friends! Did we mention- snacks?!!! Park in the garage except in the police or city council spaces.  Details

Kidz Art Zone

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paint tubeLearn about Greek mythology and the night sky at this month’s art class. Make an edible 3D constellation at Kidz Art Zone at the South Side Branch on Saturday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. Ages 6-12

The one hour class is free and all materials are supplied. Register now

Toddlers at Play – South Side Branch

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The Toddlers at Play program scheduled to start today has been postponed.

It will begin next Tuesday, February 24 at 11:15 a.m.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call the Branch at 610-867-7852.

Hours of operation:  Tuesday & Thursday 11-8, Wednesday & Saturday 12-4, CLOSED Monday, Friday & Sunday

Have you signed up your toddler?

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guyHealthy toddlers are ready to learn! Toddlers at Play is a 5 week series for toddlers and their parents or caregivers. Children, ages 1-3, play with educational toys and explore music and art activities. Each week childhood professionals from the community serve as resources and interact one-on-one with parents, answering questions on an individual basis. Siblings welcome! Free!

Register here for South Side Branch on Tuesdays beginning February 17

Register here for Main Library on Fridays beginning February 27

Snakes, lizards & turtles up close this Saturday

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slitherhissMeet and greet snakes, lizards and turtles up close and personal at a nature program, Slither and Hiss, on Saturday, February 7 at the Main Library. Educator Bradley Kunsman will bring live reptiles from his private collection and tell interesting anecdotes about their characteristics and natural environment. Grades 1-5. Details

Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library except in police spaces.