Get tips on starting your own business

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hispanic friendsCarmen Toro, owner of Beauty Alibi will be presenting a Women’s Business Workshop at the South Side Branch, at 6 pm on Thursday, April 7. She will share her own success story and offer tools and tips about starting a business including resources available in the Lehigh Valley.

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Visit the new Children’s Center

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ReginaDo you know why this young lady is smiling? She just visited the new Children’s Center on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. We are still waiting for some back-ordered furniture and the donor recognition board to be installed, but the room is now open. The room is inspiring and has surprises everywhere!

We are having a special program on Saturday, April 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm to celebrate our “soft opening.” Author Julie Saab  and illustrator David Gothard of the Little Lola picture books will be visiting, as well as Curious George. The youth rock band, No Pressure, is performing and there will be art activities and a scavenger hunt.

Get the facts….

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dreamstime_xs_51206131City of Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez and Chief of Police Mark DiLuzio invite the public to a discussion about the area’s growing heroin addiction problem. The communtiy forum will take place at the Main Library on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the second floor Laros Room. They will point out how most criminal cases are related to drug use and present remedies for helping the addict and solutions for protecting the community. More here

Healthy foods can be delicious!

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healthy foodsSo many diets. So much information. Break through the noise of food fads and navigate nutritional options that are right for you. Make educated healthy diet choices. Kelly R. Allen, Northampton Community College professor, Coordinator of the NCC East 40 Community Garden, and board member of the Bethlehem Food Co-op, will discuss uncomplicated healthy and delicious life styles at the Main Library on Saturday, March 26. Learn more here

Fright Night

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scary movie weblWednesday, March 23 is Fright Night at the Main Library. Teens in grades 6 to 12 can chill out by watching a scary movie at 6:30 pm. on the first night of their spring break. Snacks are included. No registration for this free movie night!

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Open Mic Tonight at Main Library!

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indexCome to an Open Mic tonight! The program is to promote nationally known author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane’s upcoming visit to Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University. Poets, writers, comedians, musicians, and dancers may sign up 15 minutes before the program to perform for a 5 minute slot between 6:30 and 7:45 pm.

Two tickets will be given away to the audience for Lehane’s visit to Zoellner on April 5. There will be an opportunity for the audience and participants to win a copy of Lehane’s latest book , World Gone By (2015, William Morrow). Refreshments will be served! Details

Get your Irish on!

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irish dancerLearn how from the pros! Irish step dancers are coming on Tuesday, March 15 to Family Fun Night to perform and teach simple steps.  The Freedom High School Fiddle Ensemble performs Celtic tunes on Wednesday, March 16. More here

Both programs are thanks to our devoted Friends of the Library!

Farm fresh veggies & fruit delivered!

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buyfreshbuylocalBesides picking up books, pick up fresh vegetables and fruit at the Library once a week beginning in late spring. The Library is enrolled in the Farm Share program as a pick-up site for residents who sign up for deliveries of locally-grown produce. Learn about the benefits of serving fresh, local food at a program at the Main Library on Saturday, March 5 at 3 pm. Details here