The story of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues

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music scoreHear the music of The Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five, the electrifying blues of Muddy Waters, “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” – two versions, and Motown selections at the Main Library on Tuesday, October 18.  East Stroudsburg Professor Emeritus Patrick Dorian’s presentation will trace the music performed by and listened to by African-Americans from the 1930s through the 1960s. It will focus on how the musical styles evolved and expanded from a primarily race-based audience into a mass audience. Any jazz lover will enjoy this program! Register today! More here

Block Party today!

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girlblocks2Block Party at the Main Library this morning. Playing is learning!  Ages 2 and older with an adult. No registration. Free and open to the public.

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Modified Bookmobile Schedule on Saturday, 10/15

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The bookmobile’s schedule on 10/15 will see the following changes due to road closures resulting from the Runner’s World 5-K event in the downtown/South Side Bethlehem vicinity:

The 10 am stop at Stanley Avenue in Fountain Hill will be CANCELLED.

The stop at Hanover Elementary School will see a late start, running 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm.

From there the schedule will run as normal for the remainder of the day.

Toddlers rule!

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bookkidsThe Library’s Learn and Grow program for toddlers, ages 1 to 3, offers educational toys and activities, as well as helpful connections to community early childhood development professionals. Parents have a chance to meet individually with childhood experts to ask questions and raise concerns about their child’s emotional, physical and mental health.

Register for Learn and Grow series at the South Side Branch or the Main Library and give your toddler a healthy start for a lifetime of learning.

Modified Bookmobile Schedule Today, 10/1

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bookmobile13Just a friendly reminder that the bookmobile will not be running its normal schedule today in order to feature at the Touch-A-Truck library fundraiser at Tuskes Community Park in Upper Nazareth, from 10 am – 2 pm.

The bookmobile will also be at the Bethlehem Township Community Center from 3-5 pm if you’d like to visit a little later on.

What do you need to know about Lehigh Valley’s heroin epidemic

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dreamstime_xs_51206131The Lehigh Valley is facing an opioid epidemic. From prescription drugs to heroin- abuse, addiction, and overdose are tearing apart families and communities. Bethlehem Area Public Library, Bethlehem Area School District, and the Bethlehem Bureau of Health are partnering to address these issues at a community conversation at Liberty High School auditorium, 1115 Linden Street, on  Monday, October 3 from 6:30 to 8 pm. Mark DiLuzio, Bethlehem Chief of Police, Dr. Joseph Roy, Superintendent of Schools, and representatives from the Bethlehem Bureau of Health and the Bethlehem Recovery Center will lead the discussion.

Knit something beautiful!

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woolbasket_smKnit a beautiful scarf as your first project at the South Side Branch on Saturday, September 24. Instructor Teddy Maxwell will teach technique and share tips from 1 to 3 pm. Return on Saturday, October 8 for individual instruction and to complete the project. All yarn will be supplied but bring size 8 knitting needles.

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KEVA Building Challenge

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dreamstime_xs_466413Here ya go! Build something fantastic on Saturday, September 24 at the Main Library! Teens in grades 6 to 12 will only be limited by their imagination and, of course, physics! No registration. Parking is available in the garage.

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