A healthier you is attainable!

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latinashopper2Exercise, avoiding empty calories, and healthy meal planning are important to managing diabetes. Get practical advice tonight at the Main Library from 6-7:30pm.


Highlights of New Music

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Ram – Paul and Linda McCartneyjames taylor - before this world

Before this world – James Taylor

Venus – Joy Williams

White noise – Pvirs

Shockwave supernova – Joe Satriani

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered music

Homework doesn’t have to be a hassle…

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homeworkhelpkidsLehigh University and Moravian College is partnering with the Library to offer after school homework help and free tutoring in every subject and every grade! Monday through Thursday at the Main Library and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Branch. Take advantage of this service and help your child have a successful school year.


Join International Day of Peace celebration

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peacedayartAll we are saying is give peace a chance. The refrain from the Beatles’ song sums up International Day of Peace which will be observed with festivals, celebrations, music, and art from Philadelphia, PA to Punjab, Pakistan. Begun in 1981 as a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution, September 21 is celebrated annually as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. Bethlehem Area Public Library will observe the day with Gentle Yoga and meditation on the Payrow Plaza between the library and City Hall on Monday, September 21 from noon to 1:15 p.m. Please join us!

Don’t miss biggest BOOK SALE of the year!

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bookstackBrowse 15,000 books, movies & music! Best sellers, nonfiction, classics, rare books, children’s books, and a large selection of graphic novels and comic books, as well as DVDs and CDs are priced to sell!

Wednesday, September 16: Noon-8pm      AND       Saturday, September 19: 10am-4pm

Parking is available in the garage after 4:30 on Wednesday and all day Saturday. Most credit cards accepted. More here

Iconic poet HD discussion at BAPL

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manrayHD2x400Please join us here at Bethlehem Area Public Library on Friday September 11 at 6:30pm for a lively discussion about modernist poet, writer and Bethlehem native Hilda Doolittle – better known as HD. Lehigh University English Department professors Seth Moglen and Jenny Hyest will sit down with our own Director Josh Berk to discuss the iconic poets’ extraordinary life, works, and feminist ideology. FREE with registration required, as space is limited. For more information http://bit.ly/1MeEa6c or phone 610-867-3761 x224

We’ve got the beat!

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kidslovemusicDance and jam! Playing is learning. Play simple instruments, dance and march at We’ve Got the Beat on three consecutive Fridays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 11.

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New! Needlecraft classes

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woolbasket_smUnwind with Needlecrafting. Learn a new hobby, improve your skills, or share your talents at drop-in sessions at the MainLibrary on Thursday, September 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Bring patterns, needles or crochet hooks. Bring a lunch, too! Additional drop-in sessions will continue on the second Thursday and fourth Saturday of each month through December. Come to any or all! More here