National Library Week – South Side Branch

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national library weekCalling all book lovers, young or teen.

National Library Week is April 12-18.

All children and teens who check out 3 books at the South Side Branch during National Library Week will be given a bag, bookmark, and a free book. Hurry in!


Highlights of New Music

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Tracker – Mark Knopflerknopfler

Empire:  Original soundtrack from season 1

The very best of Celtic Thunder – Celtic Thunder

Down to believing – Allison Moorer

The very best of the Doors

The best of the Mamas and the Papas

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered music

New DVDs – Highlights

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The imitation gameimitation game


Into the woods

The red tent

The book of Negroes

Queen Margot

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

South Side Branch Book Sale

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The South Side Branch will be having a Book Sale on:

Tuesday, April 14th from 1:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday, April 15th from 12:00-2:00 PM

Thursday, April 16th from 5:00-8:00 PM

Saturday, April 18th from 12:00-3:00 PM

Books, DVDs
Videos (VHS) & Music
Spanish books, DVDs & music, too!
Most credit cards accepted. Book Sale Room is not handicapped                                                  Image result for books
accessible. All proceeds benefit Room to Grow.
Venta de Libros
Libros, DVD’s, Videos y CDs en inglés y en español. Aceptamos la
mayoría de tarjetas de crédito. El salón en donde será la venta no
es accessible para personas con discapacidad física. Venta para
beneficiar la biblioteca.

Where’s the Bookmobile? (Week 6)

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Guess the Bookmobile’s location in 7 weekly photos and win having it at a location of your choosing for 2 hours! The 7th and final photo will be posted on National Bookmobile Day, April 15. Entry forms are available on the Bookmobile and at the main library’s Adult Services desk.

The sixth week’s photo:

Week 6

Week 6

Good sized crowd expected at Open Mic tonight

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indexJoin the excitement tonight with our first program celebrating National Poetry Month. Read your favorite poem or your own work at Poetry Open Mic Night tonight, April 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Two lucky people from the audience will be selected for free tickets to former Poet Laureate Billy Collins’ upcoming appearance at Zoellner!

Register here

Don’t forget Memory Loss program tonight!

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Is it memory loss or the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s? Recognize the symptoms and learn how to care for family members with dementia on Tuesday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Julie Thomas who works for the Alzheimer’s Association as the Early Stage & Advocacy Coordinator and is a registered nurse with 19 years of experience in coordinating dementia programs at both skilled and personal care levels presents the one hour program.

Register here

Eclectic Programming for April

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Join us this Tuesday, April 7th at 6 pm for Understanding Memory Loss. Julie Thomas, a Registered Nurse and Early Stage & Advocacy Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, will provide the latest information on memory disease. Bring your questions. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Celebrate National Poetry Month at BAPL this Wednesday at 6:30 pm for Open Mic. Two lucky attendees will win tickets to the April 14th Zoellner Arts Center performance of former Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. Don’t miss an evening of lively open mic poetry performances.

On Saturday, April 11, join us for two programs: First, woven welcome from 11 am to 1 pm. Celebrate diversity by participating in a hands-on project, weaving segments of fabric into a large woven welcome tapestry. Artist Jill Odegaard will lead. Be part of this art project that will exhibit at the Allentown Art Museum. BAPL is one of the partnered hosts facilitating creation of this project.

Next, La Salle University Professor & KYW Newsradio 1060 Movie Critic Bill Wine will begin at 2 pm for Based on the Book BESTSELLER CINEMA. Learn how classic and modern novels have been translated to film. Memorable works to be discussed: The Graduate, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Schindler’s List and more. This program is made possible by the Pa. Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Programs are free and open to all. Free parking is available in the garage on the west side all day on Saturdays and after 4 pm, M-F.

Enjoy the holidays! Thanks very much!