Beach Party at the South Side Branch

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Bring a beach towel and wear your bathing suit to pretend you’re at the beach!  This program is open to children of all ages and their families.  Please register on-line or call the branch at 610-867-7852.

Enjoy an hour of beach stories, music, activities, and make and eat your own ice cream sundae!

This event is on Tuesday, August 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the South Side Branch.

Mad Science promises an explosive SPIN POP BOOM program!

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Wholegroup Mad Science of the Lehigh Valley will perform awe-inspiring science demonstrations at the Library on Tuesday, July 15. Audience participation is encouraged  in this fast-paced, one-hour show.  The first performance at the South Side Branch at 11 AM has limited space, and so registration is required by phoning 610-867-7852. The second performance is at the Main Library at 6:30 PM. (No registration is required at the Main Library). Ages 4 to adult. Free and open to the public.

The event is part of the science-based Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program. Activities all summer long encourage children to retain their comprehension skills over the summer by reading for incentives. Mad Science is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Details here

Galaxy Far Far Away or Movie Night Closer

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Marquee_FrameDueling programs at the Main Library and the Branch on Tuesday, July 1!

Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus takes center stage for Movie Night at the beautifully renovated South Side Branch at 6:30 PM. Refreshments & popcorn!

Don a futuristic costume for stories, games, and outer space activities at Family Fun Night’s In a Galaxy Far Far Away  at the Main Library at 6:30 PM.

Both programs are free and for all ages. Enjoy!

 

New DVD titles add at the South Side Branch

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The following titles have been added to the adult DVD collection at the Branch.

The Colony

Rizzoli & Isles:  season 3

Rizzoli & Isles:  season 4

Major Crimes:  season 1

Major Crimes:  season 2

Zumba classes tonight…Free!

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zumbawebA great way to get fit! The South Side Branch is hosting FREE classes with a certified Zumba instructor. Small group instruction for adults. Thursday evening classes at 6:30 p.m. (except July 10). Come to one or come to all!

Registration is required. Register here

Zumba for Adults at the South Side Branch!

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Come join us at the Branch for a FREE  Zumba class starting this Thursday, June 26 from 6:30-7:30pm! Certified instructor, Lindsay Glen welcomes all levels of students to these fun classes!  Subsequent dates are 7/3, 7/17, 7/24 and 7/31 (no class 7/10).

South Side ramp construction update

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Normal access to the Branch has been restored! The new ramp is in place and temporary handrails have been installed. The final step will be the installation of a permanent handrail, which will take a few weeks to be constructed. Thank you to patrons and staff, alike, for your patience during the construction.

Men of Steel tonight!

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Bethlehem Steel’s blast furnaces are silent, but the men who worked there remember what it was like to work at The Steel and grow up in south Bethlehem. Former steelworkers Lester Clore and Richie Check will speak about their experiences at the South Side Branch tonight from 6:30 to 7:45 PM. Lester Clore worked as a rigger for 33 years and is now a volunteer with the Steelworkers’ Archives Speakers Bureau. Richie Check also worked as a rigger for most of his 43 years at Bethlehem Steel. He and 11 of his relatives worked at The Steel and climbed the hill to their homes afterward. His story is like most of the steelworkers whose families moved from Europe to find work in Bethlehem’s biggest industry. Mr. Check is a founding member of the Steelworkers’ Archives Speakers Bureau.

Free and open to the public. Details