Be a hero….Tell your story.

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joshberk_reXvGovernor Tom Wolf and our elected officials are making crucial decisions about the coming year’s state budget right now. Tell Harrisburg about the importance of pubic libraries. Read what BAPL Director Josh Berk had to say in an op-ed piece for The Express-Times here.

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is Every Hero Has a Story. Be a hero. Tell your story. Contact Governor Wolf, Senator Lisa Boscola, and your state representative today and let them know what your public library means to you. And if you need help contacting them or have any questions, ask a librarian! Contact Adult Services at

Dancing and jamming

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kidslovemusicWe’ve got the beat! Dance to popular children’s music and play simple instruments on Friday, June 26. Upbeat and energetic! Ages 2 & up.

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Don’t miss Two of a Kind performing tonight at Main

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Singing Duo Two of a Kind will be performing their musical presentation “Hanging Out With Heroes” tonight at 6:30 pm at the Main Library, 11 W. Church Street.  Due to possible showers, the concert performance will be held in air conditioned comfort on our 2nd floor.  No registration is necessary and FREE parking is available in the garage beneath the Library.  Bring the entire family!

New Audiobooks on CD

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The rumor – Elin Hilderbrandall the single ladies

The woods – Harlen Coben

Under fire – Tom Clancy

In the unlikely event – Judy Blume

All the single ladies – Dorothea Benton Frank

Act like a success, think like a success – Steve Harvey

Click here for a complete list of new audiobooks and playaways

New DVDs – Highlights

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Wish you wellwild tales

Wild tales



Jupiter ascending

Seventh son

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

Adult Summer Reading Club Winners

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Congratulations to this week’s Summer Reading Club winners!

First prize recipient, Marcie M won the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Charities Baseball tickets and Dawn B second prize, a McKenna Tablet case.

Next Monday, June 29, we will give away a Philadelphia Eagles autographed picture of Vinny Curry, #75 and a large pizza from Martellucci’s Pizzaria.

Thanks to all our ASRC participants!

Superhero Art Workshop

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AnimeCome to the South Side Branch for a free Superhero Art Workshop on Tuesday, June 16. Professional cartoonist Cotty Kilbanks will demonstrate techniques. All the materials will be provided. She will present the same workshop at the Main Library on Monday, June 22. Both one-hour workshops are at 6:30 p.m. and require registration. Register for Branch program here. Register for Main Library here.

TEENS: Dress as your favorite hero or villain from comic books, pop culture or literature for a Heroes and Villains celebration at the Main Library on Wednesday, June 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. A trivia game, costume contest and similar entertainment are planned. Grades 6-12. Details

Winter in July Frozen Sing-along tickets now available

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FREE tickets are now available for our Tuesday,  July 7th Family Fun Night “Winter in July Frozen Sing-along” at Main.  Space is limited for this indoor event.  Be sure to come in costume for prizes.  Pick up a ticket for everyone in the family.  Join us 6 – 8pm for this special event.  Remember, free parking is available in the garage beneath the Library.