The incredible owl…

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ScottWeidensaulInternationally renowned naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul will present Owls: Soul of the Night at the Main Library on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. He will sign copies of his newly released Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean. Mr. Weidensaul lives in the Pennsylvania Appalachians and speaks on wildlife and environmental issues. He has written over two dozen books.

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Register your toddler today!

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toddlers at play pixMeet other parents while your children play. Toddlers at Play is a five week program for toddlers and their parents or caregivers. Children, ages 1-3, play with educational toys and explore music and art activities. Each week childhood professionals from the community serve as resources and interact one-on-one with parents, answering questions on an individual basis.

It starts this Friday. There are still some slots open! Register now!


Unwind with needlecraft

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woolbasket_smLearn a new hobby, improve your skills, or share your talents at drop-in sessions at the Main Library on Thursday, October 8 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Bring patterns, needles or crochet hooks. Bring a lunch! Additional drop-in sessions will continue on the second Thursday and fourth Saturday of each month through December.

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New DVDs – Highlights

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Ghost dog

Empire. The complete first season.

The big bang theory. The complete eighth season.

Outlander. Season one, volume two.

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

New Video Games at the South Side Branch

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For the game enthusiast!

The South Side Branch has added the following titles:

Nintendo DS or 3DSHot Wheels World’s Best Driver, Barbie Dreamhouse Party, Amazing Spider-man, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, Smurfs 2.

PS3Madden NFL 16, Rayman Legends, Smurfs 2, Amazing Spider-man, Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver.

Nintendo WiiBarbie Dreamhouse Party, Smurfs 2, Amazing Spider-man.

XBOX 360Angry Birds Trilogy, Smurfs 2, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Madden NFL 16, Rayman Legends, Amazing Spider-man, Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver.


The Main Library will be closed Friday and Saturday

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because of construction. The Branch will be open from noon to 4 pm. For more information, phone 610-867-3761 x226. Our eResources, eBooks and digital magazines will be available as always!

Island music and stories Tuesday

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hula-girlsmallwebVisit Hawaii in south Bethlehem with island stories and delicious Hawaiian treats at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Make a hula skirt and dance to island rhythms at this family luau.

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Meet the next BIG mystery author tonight!

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racculial15promoThat’s right… Kate Racculia, author of critically acclaimed novels This Must Be the Place, and new release Bellweather Rhapsody is HERE at Bethlehem Area Public Library TONIGHT at 6:30pm! Kate will chat with BAPL Director Josh Berk, and all in attendance, about her life as an author and her books – which will be available to buy and have personalized by Kate – AND her upcoming yet-to-be-published novel. That’s right again… Kate’s gonna spill the beans on what’s to come!

So don’t miss out meeting this next BIG mystery author in a cozy setting. It will be fun and FREE (Unless of course you snag one of her great books … then it will just be fun and FANTASTIC!)  Sign up now!

OH, BTW– here is what some have said about Kate’s work:

Kate Racculia’s delightfully odd and endearingly old-fashioned mystery Bellweather Rhapsody takes flight. Racculia, clearly a fan of Agatha Christie, stuffs the Bellweather with a fine cast of misfits and dreamers and foes.– Entertainment Weekly

‘This Must Be the Place’ makes for a lively read as it explores the themes of friendship, love, loss and forgiveness. . . . [T]he author creates subtle moments of poetry by way of everyday objects and lives. – Los Angeles Times