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

Expanded hours at the Branch

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Beginning this week, the South Side Branch will expand its Wednesday hours.

The South Side Branch will now be open on:

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY 11:00 – 8:00

SATURDAY 12:00 – 4:00

The staff at the Branch is very happy to have more hours to serve the public!

New South Side Branch DVD’s

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The following DVD’s have been added to the South Side Branch’s adult collection.

Big Stone Gap; Black Mass; Bone Tomahawk; Bones – Season 10; Bridge of Spies; Brooklyn; Castle – Season 7; Concussion; Criminal Activities; Criminal Minds – Season 10; The Danish Girl; Empire – Season 1; Everest; Extraction; The Good Wife – Season 6; Grandma; Hateful Eight; Heist; The Last Witch Hunter; Legend; A Little Chaos; Love the Coopers; Meadowland; Murdoch Mysteries – Season 8; 90 Minutes in Heaven; Our Brand is Crisis; Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension; San Andreas; Scandal – Season 4; Secret in their Eyes; Spectre; Spotlight; Suffragette; Ted 2; The 33; Trumbo; Truth.

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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).

More info!

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

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.

Register now!

Bring your toddler

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toddlers at play pixBring your toddler to Learn and Grow, a Family Place workshop offered at the South Side Branch on Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning March 29. Children, ages 1-3, play with educational toys and explore music and art activities. Each week childhood professionals from the community serve as resources and interact one-on-one with parents, answering questions on an individual basis. Register today!

New DVD’s at the South Side Branch

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Many patrons have been waiting for new material.  These titles have been added to the adult DVD collection at the South Side Branch.  Some of them are older films and others are new.

Ancient Aliens: Season 8, The Intern, The Perfect Guy, The Martian, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Downton Abbey Season 6, Son of Batman, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Burnt, Forger, November Man, No Escape, A Bigger Splash, Sicario, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Babylon 5 Seasons 1-3, Mrs. Brown’s Boys:  Complete Series, Pretty Little Liars Season 5.