Not everyone is computer savvy….

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computerstationDo you know someone who could use a little help learning to use the computer? Register them for a computer workshop for beginners at the South Side Branch. The class is this Saturday!

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Exercise Your Mind! Wellness series

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If you’re ready to make a shift toward “clean” eating but need a little push, see Hungry for Change, a documentary about processed foods that will surprise you, at the Branch on Wednesday, June 15. This is the first documentary of a three-part Wellness series this summer.

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Kick off for Summer Reading this Saturday!

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Teen FootballPreschool and elementary school students are encouraged to join On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! and earn prizes for reading this summer.The sports theme is carried over in the fifty-plus programs offered throughout the summer at the Main Library and the South Side Branch. Details

Kick-off events are planned for both locations on June 11 from 1- 3 pm. The Main Library will have roller derby, skateboarding and jump rope demonstrations with crafts, games and prizes. The Branch will stage a Jedi Training Academy with games, obstacle courses, and prizes.

Get in the Game…Read!  is the theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program. Students entering grades 6 to 12 in the Fall can participate in Snack Olympic Games, movie nights, an art workshop, book discussions, and teen challenges based on the show Minute to Win It. They will also earn prizes for reading.

100 (new) trees grow in Bethlehem…

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dreamstime_xs_13483739Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the unification of Bethlehem’s neighborhoods and the 100 trees that were just planted in city parks. We will have stories and an activity for all ages at the South Side Branch on Thursday, June 9 at 11:15 am. Register today in person, by phone or online!


South Side Branch Book Sale

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To all book lovers:

There are two days left to buy books, music CD’s, DVD’s, VHS tapes, comic books, and puzzles.

The hours for the South Side Branch Book Sale are:  Thursday, June 2 -5:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, June 4 – 12:00 – 3:00 PM.


Come in and browse our huge collection of wonderful reading material!

Teen Trivia Contest

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teensCompete for prizes about pop culture, sports and current events at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, May 10. Do you like Chinese food? Then you’ll love the snacks. All free. All fun!

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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:


SATURDAY 12:00 – 4:00

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