Seussical Celebration at the South Side Branch

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The Seussical Celebration at the Branch has been postponed due to the  inclement weather forecasted for Saturday.

The Seussical story time has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 31 at 1:00 PM.


Building Bonanza on Saturday

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buildbonanzaPlaying with Lego and Duplo blocks triggers engineering and math skills! Bring your children, ages 3-10, for a Building Bonanza on Saturday, September 13 at 2 PM at the Main Library.

More here

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


Your destination this Saturday: Block Party

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girlblocks2The Main Library is hosting a Block Party for preschoolers on Saturday,  January 17 from 11AM to noon. Through participation in Pennsylvania’s Block Party Program, a statewide initiative to build vocabulary, social skills, and reading readiness through constructive play, the Library has purchased hardwood blocks and more for our smallest patrons. For ages 2 through 5. The program repeats on February 14 and March 14.

More here

Toddler Play Group!

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Playing is learning! Bring your toddler, ages 1 to 3, to play with our fun and educational toys on Friday morning at 11 AM. And meet other parents and kids!  Siblings can come along, too. No registration. More here

Btw, have you signed up for StoryTime yet ? Classes begin at the end of the month. Register here

The South Side Branch has StoryTimes, too! They start next week. Details here

The Science of Snowflakes

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Snowflakes_1 Tuesday is Snowflake Science Day. In addition to activities all day in the Children’s Room, there will be a Snowflake Science Workshop from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. The presentation will focus on the story of Wilson Bentley and the images of snowflakes that he successfully captured in 1885. Bentley, a Vermont farmer, discovered “no two snowflakes are alike” after years of trial and error of trying  to photograph a single snow crystal. Staff from Dan’s Camera City will bring an antique accordion-style bellows camera and explain how it works. Kids will make a solar print to take home!

Free and open to the public. All ages. No registration. More here

Tonight’s the night…

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panera14promoBring the family to Panera (Center Street location only) for something delicious this evening and your Library will benefit. Thursday, December 4 from 4:00-8:00PM.

Remember to bring the voucher or print one here

Fast Fun @ the Library

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raceflagHow do engines work? What makes engines run fast? Find out at a Speed Racing Science program at the Main Library on Saturday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m.  Michael Lemke and Judy Milositz, automotive and engineering instructors from the Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School, share the exciting science behind engines, catapults and robot cars.  Participants will build (and take home) a speedy vehicle and put science into action with a final Puff Mobile Race! Geared to students in  grades 1-5. FREE! No registration. Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library except in police spaces. Details


International Games Day here!

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gamesdaylogoTens of thousands of people all around the world will be playing games at their local library on Saturday, November 15 in the seventh annual celebration of  International Games Day.  Celebrate our community’s connection to each other and to libraries on six continents. The Main Library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Drop in to be part of a global event!