Try this to reduce stress…

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dreamstime_xs_10934996Coloring is not just for children anymore. The coloring fad is gaining momentum because of its stress-relieving benefits.  The South Side Branch is having a workshop for adults on Saturday, May 7. Learn new techniques with watercolor pencils. The library will provide all the materials and refreshments. The two hour event begins at 1 p.m. and is free. More here

Teen Make Over!

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makeoverGet a fabulous, new look for school or the prom on Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8 pm! Hair braiding, manicures, facials, hand massages, skin care, and even hair styles for guys are part of the teen event. Free! No registration. Grades 6 to 12.

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Protect Yourself!

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dreamstime_xs_23632678Come to a free self-defense course for women at the South Side Branch on Thursday, April 28. Certified instructors Stacy Duck and Liz Mooring from Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts will offer instruction and important information about safety, rape education, and domestic abuse prevention from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The class is for women and girls, age 13 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

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Get the facts about medical marijuana tonight

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dreamstime_xs_49056190The public is invited to learn about the facts and science behind medical marijuana at a forum at the Main Library on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Advocates, a doctor, a patient and a legislator will speak about the benefits of this drug for medical care. More here

 

Preschool Block Party

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girlblocks2Bring your preschooler to build with our amazing block collection on this Friday and next Friday at 10:30 am in the new Children’s Center. Playing is learning! You don’t have to register.

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Open Mic Night on Tuesday

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indexThe Main Library is having a special Poetry Open Mic on Tuesday, April 19 from 6:00 to 7:30. Drop in for a lively evening of performances by musicians, singers, comedians, storytellers, as well as poets. Performers should sign up 15 minutes prior to the program.

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Earth Day Celebration

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earthday1Earth Day is celebrated in 192 countries around the world every April. Mark this year’s observance with eco-friendly stories and a craft made with recycled materials in the new Children’s Center at the Main Library on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. This Family Fun Night is for all ages and is open to the public.

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

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The Lehigh Valley Vanguard gives voice to art, politics, and identity issues during a poetry reading on Thursday, April 14 at the South Side Branch from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The group is a community of poets who are activist writers taking on issues that are relevant to today. Refreshments will be served. Register online or phone 610-867-7852.

Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading