Zumba keeps mind and body fit!

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zumbawebExercise programs such as Zumba improve both physical and mental health!  Popular Zumba classes use dance to burn calories at the South Side Branch every Thursday at 6:30 pm through October 29. Dance easy-to-follow moves to salsa, merengue, reggae and hip hop tunes. The one hour classes are for children, teens and adults. Register here

New Audiobooks on CD

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The taming of the queen – Philippa Gregoryx - grafton

X – Sue Grafton

Who do you love – Jennifer Weiner

Alert – James Patterson

The nature of the beast – Louise Penny

Goodbye worries: train your mind to quiet your thoughts anytime – Roberta Shapiro

Click here for a complete list of new audiobooks and playaways

The garage is getting a face-lift this weekend!

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Vehicles will not be allowed in the garage beneath the Library after 4:30pm today. The garage is  off-limits for the entire weekend while it is being swept, power-washed and painted. It will re-open on Monday.

Recite your favorite poem…

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bw_readingteenwebParticipate in the Favorite Poem Project of Bethlehem! The National Favorite Poem Project was founded in 1997 by the 39th Poet Laureate of the U.S., Robert Pinsky. This year Bethlehem is participating and is seeking people of all ages, occupations and ethnic backgrounds to read aloud their favorite poem at the Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda on October 22 at 7 pm.

To be considered, please submit the following information by September 25, 2015:
Author, (cannot be you or anyone you know), title, publisher, and why this poem is important to you (3-4 sentences)
Your name, email, city or township, ethnicity, occupation (students should list school & grade), and age (optional)

All languages welcome! The Favorite Reading Project of  Bethlehem will select 15 readers from those submitted by the September 25 deadline. Submit to:
The Favorite Poem Project of Bethlehem
PO Box 1921
Bethlehem, PA 18016-9998

or email: favpoembeth@gmail.com

New Non-Fiction DVDs

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Jazz casual completeThe salt of the earth

The drop box

The complete Jazz Casual series

SNL. The complete second season, 1976-1977

You’re looking at me like I live here and I don’t

Magician: the astonishing life and work of Orson Welles

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs


New DVDs – Highlights

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A little chaosFar from the madding crowd

Do you believe?

Far from the madding crowd


Hot pursuit

Murdoch mysteries. Season 8

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Challenge your brain

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Sharpen your math skills before the start of school.  Join the creators of the 2×3 math game and practice your times tables while having fun.  Team up with others entering grades 3 and up in the Youth Department, Thursday, August 13 & 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm.  No registration, just drop in!


Adult Summer Reading Club Winners

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Our Adult Summer Reading Club has come to an end and this week, we have selected three winners.

First prize recipient, Fred and Nina A won a one year membership to Allentown Art Museum; second prize to Nancy M, a Mckenna case for her tablet and third place goes Geoff M, a one year subscription to Lehigh Valley Magazine.

Once, again we sincerely thank all our participants and contributors. Enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to the summer of 2016.