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!


Potluck and Pages on Tuesday night

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rockliff14graphicCelebrate the release of Chik Chak Shabbat, the new picture book by critically-acclaimed children’s author Mara Rockliff, at the Main Library on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. Mara will read the story while we enjoy a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share. The author will make and bring a vegetarian version of cholent, a traditional Jewish dish.  An art project is also part of the hour-long program.

Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library except in police or City Council spaces. More here

MOMs Club meets here on Friday

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mother+sonreadMeet other stay-at-home, work-at-home, and part-time working moms. Relax while your children play in a safe, kid-friendly, toy-filled space at the Main Library. The MOMs Club will meet on the first Friday of each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning November 7.

Learn about the Library’s programming, new books, educational computer software, and online resources appropriate for children.

More here

Fright Zone for teens & tweens

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spookyowl_smDo you dare to enter the Fright Zone at the Main Library on Wednesday, October 29? Come in costume at 6:30PM for Fear Factor style events, frightful games & a Zombie Dance Contest, of course! Snacks, too!

Grades 6-12. No registration. Drop in as your favorite zombie or in costume.

More here