Halloween is happening here!

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zombiescastlewebBethlehem Area Public Library invites the public to celebrate the spookiness of the season with a choice of four programs. On Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm both the Main Library, 11 W. Church Street, and the South Side Branch, 400 Webster Street, will host family Halloween parties. Come in costume for stories, crafts, and games. Registration is required at the South Side Branch, only.

Author Katherine Ramsland brings tales of the macabre at Who’s Out There: The Menace of Ghosts, Rippers and Serial Creepers on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library. The program will include discussion of the prolific writer’s  latest books, Confession of a Serial Killer and The Ripper Letter. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Students in grades 6 to 12 are encouraged to compete in the Teen Fear Factor on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library. Dress in costume for the disgusting challenges. Prizes will be awarded to top competitors. No registration.

Block Party today!

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girlblocks2Block Party at the Main Library this morning. Playing is learning!  Ages 2 and older with an adult. No registration. Free and open to the public.

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Toddlers rule!

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bookkidsThe Library’s Learn and Grow program for toddlers, ages 1 to 3, offers educational toys and activities, as well as helpful connections to community early childhood development professionals. Parents have a chance to meet individually with childhood experts to ask questions and raise concerns about their child’s emotional, physical and mental health.

Register for Learn and Grow series at the South Side Branch or the Main Library and give your toddler a healthy start for a lifetime of learning.

KEVA Building Challenge

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dreamstime_xs_466413Here ya go! Build something fantastic on Saturday, September 24 at the Main Library! Teens in grades 6 to 12 will only be limited by their imagination and, of course, physics! No registration. Parking is available in the garage.

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Are you curious?

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curious george croppedStorybook characters ignite a love of reading at the Main Library. Celebrate the 75th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey and the 75th anniversary of the book that started it all- Curious George, On Tuesday, September 20. The one hour program begins at 6:30 pm and will include games and art activities, too. No registration.

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Zumba classes every Thursday…

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zumbawebThe whole family can get into shape while having tons of fun! The classes are every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the South Side Branch.

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Is your 5 year old starting kindergarten?

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kindergartenTo prepare your five year old for their first day of school, the Main Library has planned a special event for kindergarten-bound children. We believe that children should love and enjoy kindergarten and that this can be accomplished by providing gentle and fun learning experiences. Stories about kindergarten, songs and activities will get your child ready for their big day. Choose from two sessions: Tuesday, August 23 at 10:30 am or Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 pm.  More here

13 Little Blue Envelopes

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13 lgUnusual travel plans make for a whirlwind adventure in this teen novel by Maureen Johnson. Bring a bag lunch for a book discussion on Thursday, August 11 at noon. We’ll supply the drinks and dessert (yum!). Teens in grades 6 to 12, only!

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