Curious about credit, mortgages, and home-buying?

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buildingGain a better understanding how the home buying and financing process works at the Main Library on Tuesday, April 11. Make informed decisions about preparing to purchase a home by learning about credit scores, home financing, and the loan application process. Bring your questions. The one hour program is presented by Andrew Karabin who has 24 years of experience as a Home Mortgage Consultant.

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Learn about our Muslim neighbors.

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dreamstime_xs_41188463Islam in the Modern Age, presented by Akbar Keshodkar, PhD, at the Main Library on Monday, April 3 will explore how this often misunderstood religion has evolved into the modern age.

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Get a crash course in Hip Hop

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hip hopHip Hop Headphones, a crash course in Hip Hop culture, will be presented at the Main Library on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 pm. Dr. James Braxton Peterson, the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, is the presenter of this program about the intersection of race and popular culture.  He is the author of several books, The Hip Hop Underground and African American Culture, Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners, and Hip Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist.  Peterson hosts “The Remix” on Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate, WHYY.  Peterson has written for Newsweek.com, The Guardian, The LA Times, Reuters, and The Daily Beast.  He is a media commentator and has appeared on MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN, HLN, Fox News, and other networks. More here

This Saturday’s yoga class is canceled…

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1000677361Tomorrow’s yoga class at the Main Library has been canceled.

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Free Legal Clinic

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olgaFind out the facts about Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, Tenants’ rights, real estate transactions, family law, auto accidents, and immigration law on today at the South Side Branch from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Conozca Sus Derechos. Únase a nosotros y conózca sus derechos relacionados a: Compensación Laboral, Seguro Social, Mitigación entre Inquilinos y Arrendadores, Accidentes de Carro e Immigración. Hable con un abogado de una firma bien conocida por educar a la comunidad de sus derechos. Hablamos español!

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Irish Dance Performance on Wednesday night…

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irish dancerThe Irish stars Parker School of Irish Dance will perform at Main Library on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm. Following their lively performance at the Library’s Family Fun Night, they will invite children to join in and learn some steps. Their performance always generates a lot of attention because the sounds carry through the ceiling to the main floor and sound thunderous! The program is sponsored by Friends of the Library. The one hour program is free.

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Teen movie night

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dreamstime_xs_25584729Grades 6-12. Watch Pitch Perfect (PG-13) with your friends and free popcorn on Tuesday, March 21 at the Main Library! This film was the second-highest grossing music comedy of all time! What was the first?!

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Women of Steel

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The Steel Blast Furnace is silent now, but women played a significant role at Bethlehem Steel, including union employees on the shop floor through upper management, wives of steelworkers, and women who joined the war effort during WWII.

Hear their stories at Women of Steel on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library.

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Central Tool Department 1980