Bookmobile Undergoing Repairs January 5-15

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The bookmobile is tentatively scheduled to undergo repairs January 5-15.  Any bookmobile items that are due during this time will be automatically renewed.  All holds will be extended.

Patrons can contact to receive e-mail updates pertaining to bookmobile services (e.g., cancellations, special events, etc.)  Anyone who has checked-out materials on the bookmobile since last April should already be on the contacts list, but feel free to inquire at the above address if you are unsure or have not received any such e-mails.  And, as always, we’ll keep you apprised of any changes to the current game plan here on the news blog.

The Science of Snowflakes

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Snowflakes_1 Tuesday is Snowflake Science Day. In addition to activities all day in the Children’s Room, there will be a Snowflake Science Workshop from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. The presentation will focus on the story of Wilson Bentley and the images of snowflakes that he successfully captured in 1885. Bentley, a Vermont farmer, discovered “no two snowflakes are alike” after years of trial and error of trying  to photograph a single snow crystal. Staff from Dan’s Camera City will bring an antique accordion-style bellows camera and explain how it works. Kids will make a solar print to take home!

Free and open to the public. All ages. No registration. More here

New DVDs – Highlights

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This is where I leave youinto the woods

The maze runner

Magic in the moonlight

Stonehearst asylum

Into the woods

Justified: The complete 5th season

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

New Non-Fiction DVDs

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Cake boss.  Season 3where should the birds fly

Where should the birds fly

David Suchet: in the footsteps of St. Paul

Luisa Miller

The orphan trains

Philly firsts

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

Snowflake Science Workshop Grades 1-5 Tuesday, December 30, 10:30am

BAPL News No Comments »’t miss our next school age STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) offering.  Come to a super fun science workshop featuring snowflakes.  Learn about how they form, see examples up close, discover how “Snowflake Bentley” of Vermont first photographed these tiny wonders with the help of Dan’s Camera City staff.  Make your own snowflake and a solar print.  Open to children in grades 1 – 5.  NO Registration!

Bookmobile Cancelled for Wednesday, December 17

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The Bookmobile will not be going out today.  All items due today are due on December 31.  Regret any inconvenience.  Thank you!

We’re upgrading today. No materials due.

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There will be no library catalog service (at least for 4 to 6 hours, maybe all day) – on or off site – today. Also, no materials will be due on the 17th either. Thanks for your patience! We’re upgrading to Sierra to serve you better!

Really Terrible Orchestra is Terribly Good! Really!

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music scoreThe Pennsylvania branch of the Really Terrible Orchestra will  perform at the Main Library on Saturday, December 13. This immensely popular group of wannabe musicians guarantee a delightful and uproarious show from 2-3PM. Conductor George Fennell promises to deliver an afternoon of laughter and holiday music.

Free! Open to the public. Register now!