Branch’s award-winning program…

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toddlers at play pixIt’s never too early to make sure your child will be ready to learn when he or she begins kindergarten. Family Place at the South Side Branch connects parents of toddlers, ages 1-3, with early childhood professionals to insure their children are developing on track physically, emotionally and mentally. Children play with educational toys at Toddlers At Play,  and parents talk informally one-on-one with professionals from area agencies. Parenting resources will be available at the program. Circle time, music and art projects round out the Family Place experience. Siblings are also welcome to attend. The 5 week series begins on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:15 a.m. The free program continues on consecutive Wednesdays through May 7.

Register today!

New DVDs – Highlights

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American Hustleamerican hustle

The wolf of Wall Street

The great beauty


Mr. Nobody

Continuum.  Season two

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

New hours at Branch

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clockcloseupAs of today, the South Side Branch will be open…

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11AM-8PM

Wednesdays & Saturdays 12PM-4PM

Red shoes optional…

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DeSales University senior theatre majors will recreate Dorothy’s magical journey to the land of Oz at the Main Library on Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m. Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow and both good and bad witches come alive in this dramatic reading adapted from the beloved children’s book by L. Frank Baum. An art activity follows the free performance. Suggested audience is ages 4 & up.

Registration is required. Register now! Parking is available in the garage under the Library/City Hall complex.

Get your book sale fix…

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asianbkgirl3Browse the Book Sale at the Branch tomorrow from noon to 4PM for gently used books, DVDs and CDS. All at low, low prices! This is a perfect opportunity to see the beautiful interior renovations to the first floor before heading for the book sale in the basement. (Sorry, the basement level is not handicapped accessible). Credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit the Library.

More here

Perfect the art of storytelling…

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teen group COL02Explore the art of storytelling and discover your talent at a workshop for teens on Wednesday, March 26 at the Main Library.  Free! Presented by Karen Maurer and Larry Sceurman from the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild.

Ages 12-17. Register now

New Audiobooks on CD

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Robert Ludlum’s the Janson optionMuseum of Extraodinary Things

Bone deep – Randy Wayne White

Waking the dead – Heather Graham

The bootlegger – Clive Cussler

The Museum of Extraordinary Things – Alice Hoffman

Laughter therapy

Click here for a complete list of new audiobooks and playaways

The amazing brain…

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brainpartygirlDrop in the Main Library anytime on Saturday, March 22 for an all day Brain Party! Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience members are staging exhibitions and activities for all ages from 10 AM-4 PM.

Test your reflexes, challenge your vision, record an EEG of your own brain! This annual event is free and open to the public. No registration. More here