June 29 Back Porch Stories TREAT!

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kulkabook2Noon on Monday June 29 at Bethlehem Area Public Library we have a VERY SPECIAL treat in store for anyone who loves great children’s books and great illustration. Our Back Porch Stories in-person guest will be the INCREDIBLE artist/writer Joe Kulka! Bring the whole family for this FREE program. More info at http://bit.ly/1IhNP9d

More about Joe Kulka at http://joekulka.com/

The Amazing McDonnell

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Tom McDonnell, the favorite magician at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, amazes all ages with his illusions. He will perform at the Main Library on Tuesday, June 30. Details

A second show is scheduled for the South Side Branch on Thursday, July 2. Both one-hour shows are at 6:30 p.m. Both are FREE, and registration is required at the South Side Branch only. Register for the Branch performance here.

Be a hero….Tell your story.

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joshberk_reXvGovernor Tom Wolf and our elected officials are making crucial decisions about the coming year’s state budget right now. Tell Harrisburg about the importance of pubic libraries. Read what BAPL Director Josh Berk had to say in an op-ed piece for The Express-Times here.

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is Every Hero Has a Story. Be a hero. Tell your story. Contact Governor Wolf, Senator Lisa Boscola, and your state representative today and let them know what your public library means to you. And if you need help contacting them or have any questions, ask a librarian! Contact Adult Services at info@bapl.org.

Dancing and jamming

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kidslovemusicWe’ve got the beat! Dance to popular children’s music and play simple instruments on Friday, June 26. Upbeat and energetic! Ages 2 & up.

More here

Don’t miss Two of a Kind performing tonight at Main

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Singing Duo Two of a Kind will be performing their musical presentation “Hanging Out With Heroes” tonight at 6:30 pm at the Main Library, 11 W. Church Street.  Due to possible showers, the concert performance will be held in air conditioned comfort on our 2nd floor.  No registration is necessary and FREE parking is available in the garage beneath the Library.  Bring the entire family!

New Audiobooks on CD

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The rumor – Elin Hilderbrandall the single ladies

The woods – Harlen Coben

Under fire – Tom Clancy

In the unlikely event – Judy Blume

All the single ladies – Dorothea Benton Frank

Act like a success, think like a success – Steve Harvey

Click here for a complete list of new audiobooks and playaways

New DVDs – Highlights

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Wish you wellwild tales

Wild tales



Jupiter ascending

Seventh son

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

Adult Summer Reading Club Winners

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Congratulations to this week’s Summer Reading Club winners!

First prize recipient, Marcie M won the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Charities Baseball tickets and Dawn B second prize, a McKenna Tablet case.

Next Monday, June 29, we will give away a Philadelphia Eagles autographed picture of Vinny Curry, #75 and a large pizza from Martellucci’s Pizzaria.

Thanks to all our ASRC participants!