Encourage artistic expression!

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paint tubeGet Creative at a Kidz Art Zone, making its debut at the  South Side Branch on Saturday, January 10 at 1:00 p.m. Children, ages 6-12, will design prints using paint and mixed media. The one hour class is free and all materials are supplied. Register here

Toddler Play Group!

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Playing is learning! Bring your toddler, ages 1 to 3, to play with our fun and educational toys on Friday morning at 11 AM. And meet other parents and kids!  Siblings can come along, too. No registration. More here

Btw, have you signed up for StoryTime yet ? Classes begin at the end of the month. Register here

The South Side Branch has StoryTimes, too! They start next week. Details here

Find Inner Peace at BAPL

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yogamanWho doesn’t want to find inner peace, or get in touch with your most creative self? A good place to start is the film Meditation, Creativity, Peace by Director David Lynch, who is best known for mind-bending dramas like Twin Peaks, Eraserhead and Blue Velvet. Unlike those dramas, Meditation, Creativity, Peace is a totally cool and often funny documentary that is 70 minutes of inspiration and definitely worth watching. Best of all, it’s FREE at BAPL Wednesday evening (January 7th) at 5:30. If you want REGISTER for the free screening or would like to learn about our entire Personal Enrichment Series of programs at BAPL click here. If you want more info on the film click HERE.

Bookmobile Undergoing Repairs January 5-15

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The bookmobile is tentatively scheduled to undergo repairs January 5-15.  Any bookmobile items that are due during this time will be automatically renewed.  All holds will be extended.

Patrons can contact mhenninger@bapl.org to receive e-mail updates pertaining to bookmobile services (e.g., cancellations, special events, etc.)  Anyone who has checked-out materials on the bookmobile since last April should already be on the contacts list, but feel free to inquire at the above address if you are unsure or have not received any such e-mails.  And, as always, we’ll keep you apprised of any changes to the current game plan here on the news blog.

The Science of Snowflakes

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Snowflakes_1 Tuesday is Snowflake Science Day. In addition to activities all day in the Children’s Room, there will be a Snowflake Science Workshop from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. The presentation will focus on the story of Wilson Bentley and the images of snowflakes that he successfully captured in 1885. Bentley, a Vermont farmer, discovered “no two snowflakes are alike” after years of trial and error of trying  to photograph a single snow crystal. Staff from Dan’s Camera City will bring an antique accordion-style bellows camera and explain how it works. Kids will make a solar print to take home!

Free and open to the public. All ages. No registration. More here

New DVDs – Highlights

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This is where I leave youinto the woods

The maze runner

Magic in the moonlight

Stonehearst asylum

Into the woods

Justified: The complete 5th season

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

New Non-Fiction DVDs

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Cake boss.  Season 3where should the birds fly

Where should the birds fly

David Suchet: in the footsteps of St. Paul

Luisa Miller

The orphan trains

Philly firsts

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

Snowflake Science Workshop Grades 1-5 Tuesday, December 30, 10:30am

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http://images.clipartpanda.com/snowflake-clipart-transparent-background-bcyE66qcL.pngDon’t miss our next school age STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) offering.  Come to a super fun science workshop featuring snowflakes.  Learn about how they form, see examples up close, discover how “Snowflake Bentley” of Vermont first photographed these tiny wonders with the help of Dan’s Camera City staff.  Make your own snowflake and a solar print.  Open to children in grades 1 – 5.  NO Registration!