Fright Zone for teens & tweens

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spookyowl_smDo you dare to enter the Fright Zone at the Main Library on Wednesday, October 29? Come in costume at 6:30PM for Fear Factor style events, frightful games & a Zombie Dance Contest, of course! Snacks, too!

Grades 6-12. No registration. Drop in as your favorite zombie or in costume.

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Hello Kitty Reading Day

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hello kittyDid you know Hello Kitty is 40 years old? I know, where did the time go, right? Be a part of a national birthday celebration! Bring the kids anytime on Saturday, October 25 to the Main Library for activities and stories. Enter a drawing for a special prize!

No registration. Details here

Books Around the World Book Discussion – South Side

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rosie projectBooks Around the World is a reading adventure where you read books written by authors from around the world.  You will learn about different cultures, the people, food, and the history.  The Rosie Project is written by Graeme Simsion who was born in New Zealand.

Join us this Saturday, October 25 from 1:00-2:00 PM at the South Side Branch for a discussion of The Rosie Project.  Enjoy some refreshments while learning about New Zealand.

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Happy Haunting Here Tomorrow Night

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halloween catWear your costume and come to the Main Library for Family Fun Night on Tuesday, October 21. We’re celebrating Halloween with spooky stories and activities that will tickle the funny bone of everyone from skeletons to princesses!

All ages. No registration. Park in the garage. (Despite what the signs indicate, you may park anywhere except in police or city council spaces).

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Bookmobile stop at Stanley Avenue facing possible delay on 10/18

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bookmobile13This Saturday’s bookmobile stop at Stanley Avenue in Fountain Hill is likely to be delayed due to the Runner’s World marathon scheduled for that morning.  The event starts off on the South Side and typically results in the Fahey Bridge being closed to traffic.  We will closely monitor the situation and attempt to arrive as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience and also remember that the bookmobile will return to Fountain Hill this Wednesday, October 22 to make its normally scheduled stops.



Runner’s World Half Marathon

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This Saturday, October 18th, the Runner’s World Half Marathon returns to Bethlehem. The library will be open for our normal business hours. We are told that some streets around the Main library may be closed or congested up until around 11:10am. You may want to wait until that clears up to stop by to access our many print resources and services. Until then, check out our wide collection of eResources!

Amazing Adult Programming!

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Tonight’s program is completely booked. I hope everyone remembers they can park in the garage (despite what the signs say, you may park anywhere except in the police or city council members’ spaces.)

This Saturday, October 18, journalist and author Mark Harris will talk about a matter that we all face sooner or later. He talks about the expense and environmental concerns of the modern funeral industry and presents a compelling picture of the green burial movement. Did you know that there is a  natural burial space in Fountain Hill Cemetery, the first in the Lehigh Valley?

Mark. Harris an award-winning journalist and former environmental columnist for the Los Angeles Times Syndicated. He is a recognized authority on the green burial movement and has been a guest on Terry Gross’ NPR show Fresh Air. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and ABC World News Tonight.

The program is free and open to the public. Register today!

Conversational Spanish Class

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The Conversational Spanish class has been canceled for Thursday, October 16, 2014.

The class will resume on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM. More here