Create something artistic with your child

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paint tubeLearn with your child by working together on exciting art projects. As part of PBS 39’s early childhood educational initiative that combines science, technology, engineering, art and math activities to engage young children, the Create with Me art-based program will be held at  Library for children ages 2 to 8 with an adult. The Saturday classes begin January 16 at the South Side Branch at noon and will be held alternate months at the Main Library on February 20, April 16 and June 18. Additional classes at the Branch are scheduled for  March 19 and May 21. The free classes are part of the public radio station’s Full STEAM Ahead program to expose children to the arts and provide educational resources through community partnerships. Come to one or all!

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Computer instruction- small class size

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computerstationBecome more comfortable with technology at free classes held at the South Side Branch with small class, bilingual instruction for computer novices on Saturday, January 9 at 1 pm. Basic computer skills and an introduction to Windows will be taught.

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Book Sale at South Side Branch this week…

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asianbkgirl3Gently-used books, DVDs and CDs in English and Spanish will be available at the South Side Branch’s Book Sale this Tuesday through Saturday. This sale is featuring comic books, quilting books, and science fiction, too.

November 10: 1-4:00 p.m. November 11: noon-2 p.m.  November 12: 5-8 p.m. and November 14: noon-3 p.m. Details

Happy Haunting

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halloween catWear a costume and come for spooky stories, games and Halloween crafts at the Bethlehem Area Public Library on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. Both the Main Library and the South Side Branch are hosting  Halloween parties for preschool and elementary age children. Registration is required at the South Side Branch only. The one-hour events are free and open to the public.

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Double Header at South Side Branch this Saturday

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laptop 1Upgrade your computer skills. Learn Powerpoint basics, as well as how to create Excel spreadsheets on Saturday, October 24 at the South Side Branch. Small class instruction begins at 1 pm. Register here

Enjoy your garden’s produce into winter! Learn how to can vegetables and preserve jams at a workshop at the Branch on Saturday, October 24 at 1 pm. More here

New Video Games at the South Side Branch

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For the game enthusiast!

The South Side Branch has added the following titles:

Nintendo DS or 3DSHot Wheels World’s Best Driver, Barbie Dreamhouse Party, Amazing Spider-man, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, Smurfs 2.

PS3Madden NFL 16, Rayman Legends, Smurfs 2, Amazing Spider-man, Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver.

Nintendo WiiBarbie Dreamhouse Party, Smurfs 2, Amazing Spider-man.

XBOX 360Angry Birds Trilogy, Smurfs 2, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Madden NFL 16, Rayman Legends, Amazing Spider-man, Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver.

 

Island music and stories Tuesday

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hula-girlsmallwebVisit Hawaii in south Bethlehem with island stories and delicious Hawaiian treats at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Make a hula skirt and dance to island rhythms at this family luau.

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Homework doesn’t have to be a hassle…

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homeworkhelpkidsLehigh University and Moravian College is partnering with the Library to offer after school homework help and free tutoring in every subject and every grade! Monday through Thursday at the Main Library and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Branch. Take advantage of this service and help your child have a successful school year.

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