Are you happy-go-lucky?

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Movlic_pressEnjoy this entertaining British comedy-drama film, Happy-Go-Lucky, written and directed by Mike Leigh, on Saturday, December 10 at 1:30 pm at the Main Library. The film was cited as one of the ten best films of 2008 by many critics. The movie is rated R; under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free and open to the public.

This presentation is funded by Northampton Community College and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library. More here

Family Fun Night celebrates Christmas City!

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xmastreemotifSanta will visit the Main Library for a family fun night on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm. Stories, games, holiday art activities, and a bit of history will round out this Christmas City Celebration for all ages. No registration.

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Get crafty and jumpstart the holidays!

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xmas-tree4cWe’ll have snacks and free child care at our Homemade Holiday event at the South Side Branch on Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 7 pm. Create two beautiful holiday crafts for gifts or stocking stuffers.

Free and open to the public. Please register and bring three gently used books to swap for others.

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Book Sale this week! Last of the year!

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IMG_0790Wednesday, November 30: noon to 8pm

Saturday, December 3: 10am to 4pm

15,000+ books, DVDs and CDs… Something for everyone on your gift list! Discover why we really are the best book sale!

Slither and hiss!

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slitherhissMeet Bradley Kunsman and his wonderful collection of snakes, lizards and turtles at the Main Library on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 pm. Bring the family for an educational and fun-filled hour while Bradley reveals curious lore and entertaining facts as he charms the audience with his unusual menagerie. This STEM program is recommended for children, ages 5 and older because of the live reptiles. More here

South Side Branch Events

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There are many programs taking place at the South Side Branch from now until the end of 2016.

STEM Workshops:  Tuesday, November 29 and December 6, 4:30-5:30 PM.  For students in grades 2 – 8.  No registration required.  Snacks provided.

Snack Box Storytime:  Thursday, December 1, 8, & 15, 10:30-11:15 AM.  Bring your child to hear stories, sing songs, do a craft, and eat a snack.  No registration required.  All ages.  Please ring door bell near the library’s book drop.

Create with Me – Learn together!  Parent/child art classes:  Saturday, December 10, 12:00 – 1:00 PM.  Explore a variety of hands-on art and creative activities.  This art program is for ages 2-8 with an adult.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Holiday Party:  Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-7:15 PM.  Bring your family and share a visit with Santa!  Stories, games, songs, snacks, and a craft.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Space is limited.

Spot the Dot:  Wednesday, December 14, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Open to all ages.  The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Senior Theatre Company production of an adaptation of You are Special by Max Lucado.  This engaging story emphasizes how special each person is regardless of what others think of them.  FREE!  No registration.

Handmade Holiday:  Thursday, December 1, 6:00-7:00 PM.  This event is for parents and their children.  Parents, while you are making a craft, your child will enjoy some winter stories, do a craft, and have a snack.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Yarns n’ Threads:  Saturday, December 3, 1:00-3:00 PM.  This gathering is open to anyone who enjoys crocheting, knitting, or any other kind of needlecraft.  Enjoy the company while you work on your project.  Snacks provided.  No registration required.

Basic Computer Skills workshop for adults:  Saturday, December 17, 1:00-3:00 PM.  Registration required, space is limited.

Holiday Gift Shop:  Tuesday, December 20, 6:00-7:00 PM.  Children and parents can shop for trinkets, jewelry, and holiday accessories, alone or together.  Everything is priced less than $5.00.


New Non-Fiction DVDs

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Nicky’s familyNicky's family

Coming back with Wes Moore

Indian Point

Everyday Sunshine: the story of Fishbone

Peggy Guggenheim: art addict

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered Non-fiction DVDs

South Side Book Sale

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Saturday, November 19, is the last day for the book sale at the South Side Branch.  The book sale will be from 12 – 3 PM.



You can’t get a better bargain than this.  Thousands of titles, both children’s, teens, and adult material.  Not only are there books, but movies, music, puppets, and jig saw puzzles.

Great selection of cookbooks, coffee table books, and teacher resource material.  Many books are “like new” condition.

Material is in English and in Spanish!

So come and support the book sale at the South Side Branch at 4th & Webster Sts.

Remember:  12 – 3 PM