Celebrate all things Seuss!

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catinhatBring the family on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss with crafts, music, games, and, of course, his stories. The event is hosted by the Library’s Teen Advisory Board. Open to the public. Ages 3 to 11.

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Do you have a toddler?

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ReginaHealthy toddlers are ready to learn. Bring your toddler to the  Main Library on Fridays for Learn and Grow. Children, ages 1-3, play with educational toys and explore music and art activities. Each week childhood professionals from the community interact one-on-one with parents, answering questions on an individual basis. The workshops underscore the role of parents as the first teachers of their children and offer strategies for healthy child development.  More here

African American experience in Bethlehem

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13700uMoravian College Professor Akbar Keshodkar’s students will be presenting their research tracing the history of African Americans in Bethlehem at the Main Library on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm. A short video will describe the history of Bethlehem’s African American population, including when and how African Americans arrived and the challenges they faced. A discussion will follow the video.

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South Side Branch Celebrates Black History Month

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civilrights10Join us at the South Side Branch on Saturday, February 20 from 1:00-3:30 pm.  and watch the 2014 feature film Selma.  This movie chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.  Refreshments will be served!

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Encouraging young artists

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STEAM LOGO EMAIL HEADERCreate exciting art projects with your child. As part of PBS 39’s early childhood educational initiative, Create with Me, an art workshop will be held at the Main Library for children ages 2 to 8 on Saturday. Additional classes are scheduled at the Main Library and the  South Side Branch in the coming months. The free classes are part of the public television station’s Full STEAM Ahead program to expose children to the arts and provide educational resources through community partnerships. More info

Movie Matinee

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dreamstime_xs_11195398Enjoy an afternoon at the South Side Branch with snacks, beverages and a movie about the adventures of a very famous bear who was found at a train station. Watch the feature film Paddington today, February 16 at 4 pm. The PG movie was based on the books by Michael Bond which are available to borrow at the library. More here

Win a gold medal!

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dreamstime_xs_63615660The first annual Teen Chocolate Olympics will be held on Saturday, February 13 at the Main Library beginning at 2:00 p.m. Compete to become champion of the world (silver and bronze awards, also) in chocolate relay races, a pie eating contest, M&M speed sorting, and more sweet challenges. The games are limited to grades 6 to 12. More here

 

Chocolate!

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bingo-webThere will be plenty of chocolate on hand on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm when two passions collide- books and candy – at Chocolate Lovers Book Bingo. Win books and chocolate bars at exciting rounds of bingo. All ages.

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