Evening in Paris

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parisTake your family to Paris ce soir! Liberty High School’s French Club will read stories in French and English. Learn French phrases through movement and song! Build the Eiffel Tower with Legos. Try a tasty French treat. All ages.

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Flying Free: Birds and the Human Spirit

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dreamstime_xs_26987978Learn about our beautiful and diverse bird species in the Lehigh Valley and their unique lifestyles.  Discover how to see more of them, and how to create a healthy habitat in your own backyard. Barbara Malt, Ph.D, Department of Psychology at Lehigh University, speaks on Flying Free: Birds and the Human Spirit at the Main Library on Wednesday, May 10 . Barbara started watching birds as a child in Massachusetts at her mother’s backyard feeders. When work brought her to Pennsylvania, she discovered the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society and became hooked on birding. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  More here

Happy Cats at Library on Saturday

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dreamstime_xs_19474224Happy cats are healthy cats. Veterinarian Adrienne Breaux, D.V.M. discusses cat health and wellness at the Main Library on Saturday, May 6 .  Learn useful do’s and don’ts, from your cat’s physical needs to behavioral advice.  The program will include a question and answer session with Dr. Breaux.  Dr. Breaux received a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University. While in college, Dr. Breaux volunteered at an animal shelter and continues to value shelter work. She has extensive experience in feline geriatric medicine, weight management, oncology, and behavior. More here

May the 4th be with you!

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dreamstime_xs_65975332It’s STAR WARS DAY at the Main Library form 10 am to 6pm today! (It’s May 4- get it?!!!) Activities and crafts all day. Join the nation in celebrating!

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Welcome Neighbor

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Welcome, Neighbor F2 - LRMeet the photographer at the Welcome Neighbor photo exhibit opening on Wednesday, May 3 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Main Library. Discover the extraordinary stories of people who persevered and sacrificed to become your neighbor.

Celebrate Earth Day

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earthday1Stop in anytime on Saturday at the Main Library for activities to bring attention to Earth Day.

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Zumba every Thursday starting this week!

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zumbawebThe whole family can get into shape and have fun dancing to salsa, merengue, reggae and hip hop at the South Side Branch.  Zumba classes with a certified instructor every  Thursday beginning April 20 at 6:30 pm. The one-hour classes are free and all levels of students are welcome. The classes run through June 22.

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Jane Austen fans

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northangerTo commemorate the 200th anniversary of her death, Lehigh University is having a number of events to celebrate the English novelist, Jane Austen, including an exhibit of 19th century first editions and a film series. Complimenting these events, Bethlehem Area Public Library  is hosting Lehigh faculty and graduate student-led Book Talks on each of Jane Austen’s novels on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The Book Talks are funded in part by Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for 18th-Century Studies. The schedule for each Book Talk follows:


April 18                Northanger Abbey

May 16                 Sense and Sensibility

June 20                 Pride and Prejudice

July 18                   Mansfield Park

August 15            Emma

September 19   Persuasion                           More here