Comic Con at BAPL

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Comic book fans will gather for Comic Con on Thursday, August 1 at 1 PM at the Main Library.

Enjoy popular comics, franchise favorites and related activities.

Win prizes and compete in trivia challenges.

Teens only! Grades 7-12. More info here

Wild animals up close and personal…

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Also at the Branch on July 25 at 6:30PM


Exciting live animals will be at the Main Library on Tuesday, July 23 at 7 PM. Eyes of the Wild rescues animals, nurses them back to health and presents zoo programs in the tri-state area.  Learn about all sorts of creatures up close!

This show is so fantastic that we scheduled it at both locations. The South Side Branch presents the same program on Thursday at 6:30 PM.

All ages. No registration. Just show your BAPL card at the door.

Back Porch Stories- Today!

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Today is the last day to bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your kids for Back Porch Stories. At noon we will meet under the trees on the west side of the Library for stories and songs.

More here

Teen LAN Party

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Bring your laptop, iPad, iPod, or other tablet to play your favorite online games Wednesday, July 10.

We’ll have the fuel (snacks) to keep you gaming!

Teen entering grades 7-12. Free. 6PM-7:45PM

No registration. Just show your BAPL card at the door. Details here

Be prepared to be amazed!

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Don’t miss Family Fun Night tonight at 7 PM at the Main Library.

Magician Joe Keppel will perform tricks that will astound the whole family. He injects humor into his magic and welcomes audience participation. He has been featured at local festivals and in clubs internationally. All ages will get a kick out of his show.

A shout out to Bethlehem Orthodontics, the program’s sponsor!

The performance is free but limited to residents in the Library’s service area. Parking is available in the garage.

For more information, click here


Battle of the Bands turns deadly TODAY

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We need teens to solve the mystery of a murder that occurred during the event planning for the Battle of the Bands. Help us sort through the clues as we re-enact the events leading up to the murder. There will be a reward for solving the crime.

Meet on the second floor of the Main Library at 4PM today. No registration just show your BAPL card at the door.

Sorry- Teens in grade 7-12 only. The crime scene is too gruesome for young children!

More info here

Rainy days are great days to enjoy the Library…

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Bradley Kunsman returns this summer with more stories about his encounters with the furry, the feathered,  and the scaly.

The 4H Wild Life program will fascinate children in grades 2-6 on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:30AM.

Register today! Registration and a BAPL card are required.

Join the Dig into Reading Summer program to win prizes for reading anytime now through August 2. We have a preschool program and a Teen Read, too!

Summer Reading Kick-Off

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This summer the whole family can read for prizes. Adults can join Groundbreaking Reads, teens join Beneath the Surface, and kids Dig into Reading! It all starts this Saturday through August 2.

Come to the Main Library anytime tomorrow or to the Branch between 2 and 3PM for special kick-off activities. Check out for tons of programs and special events this summer.