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

It’s ok to ask questions…

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laptop 1Technology changes so fast, that even getting a new cell phone can be intimidating. Bring your questions about computers, iPads or other tablets, or how to access information online that can help you with your career, medical questions or any other subject to a Tech Workshop on Tuesday, October 14. We’re here to help!

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Highlights of New Music

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Cheek to cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gagacheek to cheek - gaga

Partners – Streisand

V – Maroon 5

Somewhere under wonderland – Counting Crows

Down where the spirit meets the bone – Lucinda Williams

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered music

Have a blast constructing imaginative buildings…

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buildbonanzaPlaying with Lego and Duplo blocks triggers engineering and math skills. We’re having a Building Bonanza for children ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult, on Saturday, September 13 at 2 p.m. Building with Lego bricks develops spatial reasoning and teaches fractions and division without the child’s realization. Children learn to think in three dimensions, balance weight and use supports for their structures.

No registration is required for this free, one hour program. Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library. More here

Open Mic is 2nite!

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Tonight’s the night! Showcase your fabulous talent at the Main Library beginning at 6 p.m. Or just enjoy poetry, music, dance as part of the audience. Free and open to the public!

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New DVDs – Highlights

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Transformers:  Age of extinction


The two Escobars

Big bang theory:  The complete seventh season

Veep:  Season 2

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs