ScienceTellers tonight!

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madsciencekidScience comes alive through exciting stories and interactive experiments. Bring the family tonight to the South Side Branch. Or next Tuesday, June 27 at the Main Library. Both events begin at 6:30 pm.

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Learn all about the wonders of our winged friends…

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dreamstime_xs_26987978Bring the whole family to the Main Library on Tuesday, June 20 for Family Fun Night. Wildlands Conservancy is presenting Winged Wonders at 6:30 pm.

Check out the schedule for Family Fun Nights every Tuesday through August 8 here

Kick off for Summer Challenge is Saturday!

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Teen_spot5We’re celebrating the beginning of a summer of fun on Saturday at 1 pm at the Main Library and the Branch (see the blog post below).

Get your photo taken with Pete the Cat! Plus Crayola Factory is bringing fantastic activities for all ages.

See our summer schedule here

Harry Potter Day

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dreamstime_xs_47914124Calling all Wizards!  Come in costume, make magical props, and be sorted into a Hogwarts House. Take a selfie in the Harry Potter photo booth! Win prizes! All ages welcome.

Saturday, June 10 from 1-2:30 PM at the South Side Branch, 400 Webster Street. More here

Welcome, Neighbor. The Immigrant Experience

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Welcome, Neighbor F2 - LRLearn about the immigrant experience specific to our communities. Discover the intriguing stories of 16  people who moved to the Lehigh Valley in the Welcome Neighbor photography exhibit now on display at the Main Library. What did they leave behind and what are their hopes for their new country? How does their culture translate to the American experience? Join us for an informal discussion at the Main Library on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm with panelists from the Collective Memory Project who put together the project. Panelists are:

Marco Calderón —  professional photographer

Hugo Cerón —  teaches sociology/anthropology at Lehigh University

Jill Schennum —  teaches anthropology at County College of Morris

This project has been supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities‘ ‘We the People’ initiative, as well as Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley, Moravian College, Dave’s Camera City and Hope United Church of Christ.

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