Summer Reading Winners

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woman running with booksSummer Reading Club Winners for week of August 8-13:

Michael D. won the Aardvark Sports Gift Cert.

Jill M. won a Samsung Travel Adapter

Thank you to all the businesses that contributed prizes this summer!

Global Street Photography

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50History30These are not the photos that you take on vacation abroad. Gary Mark Smith will show some of his street photographs from around the world at the Main Library on Monday, August 15 at 6:30 pm. Smith was raised in Bethlehem, but has since visited 75 countries and recorded everyday life on the most dangerous streets in the world. His travels have taken him to El Salvador and Nicaragua during the unrest of the 1980s, the collapse of communism in Europe and the Soviet Union, the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in 2001, and most recently, the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He will share stories about some of the photographs in his just-released book, GOMA: The Poetry of Everyday Life in the Most Miserable Place on Earth. His book will be available for sale.

13 Little Blue Envelopes

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13 lgUnusual travel plans make for a whirlwind adventure in this teen novel by Maureen Johnson. Bring a bag lunch for a book discussion on Thursday, August 11 at noon. We’ll supply the drinks and dessert (yum!). Teens in grades 6 to 12, only!

More here

Get in the game tonight!

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gamesstackwebOld fashioned fun tonight at the Main Library. Don’t miss the last Family Fun Night of the summer! Bring the kids and watch them make new friends!

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Teen Movie Night at Branch

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scary movie weblBring a friend, we will supply the refreshments for Teen Movie Night at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, August 9 at 6pm. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Register today!

Adult Summer Reading Club Winners

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Congratulations to this week’s Summer Reading Club winners! First prize recipient, Jill M. won an Aardvark Sports $25.00 gift certificate and second prize goes to Christine M. Walmart gift certificate. Next Monday, August 15, we will give away another $25 gift certificates from Aardvark Sports and a Samsung travel adapter.


Thanks to all our ASRC participants and our donors!

Block Party!

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girlblocks2Come to a Block Party on Friday, August 5 at 10:30 am. It is amazing that they are developing engineering skills as they build! Playing is learning! Ages 2 & up.

Free and no registration! More here

Musikfest Hours

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This year, BAPL will be open normal hours during Musikfest. This is for both the Main and Southside locations. Happy festing!