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This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Cohen Room South Area
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:

Introduction to Tibetan Self-healing Yoga - Includes breathwork and self-massage to open, balance, relax, and nourish the body, energies, and mind.   Presented by Wendy Littner Thomson, MEd, LPC, RYT, Psychotherapist specializing in

This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Birth - 24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Ages 2-4" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime on the Greenway!

10:30am - 11:00am
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Performance, Music, STEM
Event Details:

Join us for a special storytime on the South Side Greenway, near the playground!

Enjoy a few stories, songs, and a fun craft!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Read to Dogs (for independent readers)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Event Details:

Read to a therapy dog--our special dogs are trained to listen! Bring a book from home or select one from our display. Practice your skills in a no-judgment setting.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Birth - 24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Ages 2-4" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.

Free Lunch for 18 and Younger

12:00pm - 1:00pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4, Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Other
Event Details:

This Summer 2024, the South Side Library will offer fun, educational programs for kids (K-12), each day of the week being a different theme. Before each program, free lunches are offered to kids at noon as supplies last. 

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gentle Yoga

12:00pm - 1:15pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Laros Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Yoga
Registration Required
Event Details:

Enjoy a relaxed, class-led session. Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a Yoga mat or towel.  Registration is required.

This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

ADVENTURES INTO ART w/ TAKASHI MURAKAMI: Giant Flower Sculptures

1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Side Branch
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime, STEM
Event Details:

This Summer 2024, the South Side Library will offer fun, educational programs for kids (K-12), each day of the week being a different theme. Before each program at noon, free lunches are offered to kids as supplies last.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Computer Workshop - Internet Basics

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Laros Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEM, Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:

Do you want to learn how to use the internet but don’t know where to start? Do you find yourself feeling confused and overwhelmed with phrases like “search engine” or “hyperlink?” Then this workshop is for you!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mindful Communication

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Registration
Library Branch: Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. This five-part series will introduce you to the practice of mindfulness in several facets of life.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.

Invasive Species Alert with 4-H Adventure Science

11:00am - 12:00pm
Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Registration
Library Branch: Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5)
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Event Details:

They may be pretty, they may be cute, but invasive plants and animal species can wreak havoc in our indigenous biomes. Learn all about a timely topic with hands-on-science exploration and activities facilitated by Penn State 4-H educators.

This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Birth - 24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Ages 2-4" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.

Free Lunch for 18 and Younger

12:00pm - 1:00pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4, Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Other
Event Details:

This Summer 2024, the South Side Library will offer fun, educational programs for kids (K-12), each day of the week being a different theme. Before each program, free lunches are offered to kids at noon as supplies last. 

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Learn About Fireflies with Penn State Master Gardeners!

1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Side Branch
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Pre-K, Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
Program Type: STEM
Event Details:

Embark on a luminous journey into the enchanting world of fireflies! Presented by the Penn State Master Gardeners.

This program is for children and is only accessible by stairs.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Read to Dogs

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fountain Hill - Books on the Hill
Registration
Library Branch: Fountain Hill - Books on the Hill
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families, Adults
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Event Details:

Read to a therapy dog--our special dogs are trained to listen! Bring a book from home or select one from our display.

Practice your skills in a no-judgment setting. Participants MUST be readers.

This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Birth - 24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Ages 2-4" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4, Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us at the library for a captivating visit from Tom Yurasits, the magician! Discover the enchanting world of magic and learn how books can unlock its secrets!

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Laros Room
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families, Adults
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Event Details:

Chess for beginners and intermediate players with nationally-ranked chess expert, Chris Giannaras.  Registration opens one week prior to each class.  Parking is available in the garage on the west side on Saturdays.  A parent is req

This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.

Teen Chef: Grilled Cheese Challenge

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Teen (Grades 6-12)
Event Details:

Easy-Cheesy! We'll provide the supplies, you supply your talent to make your own tasty toasted cheese sandwich. It will be a Gouda time! For Grades 6-12.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Qigong - Meditation and Relaxation Training

10:15am - 11:30am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Cohen Room South Area
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Qigong
Registration Required

Qigong

Experience this ancient Chinese exercise which promotes circulation, flexibility, balance, and stamina to improve overall health and well-being. Exercises are short, easy to learn, and adjustable to every individual. All skill levels are welcome! Registration is recommended.

Event Details:

Classes are held simultaneously in-person and on Zoom.

This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

During the Victorian era it became fashionable for upper-class ladies to leave calling cards when visiting others. These cards were designed to include the visitor's name and often a short greeting.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Cohen Room South Area
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Event Details:

Race the clock to be the first to complete your puzzle! Puzzles are provided by the library and are yours to take home at the end of the contest.* Form a team of your friends and family (4 people maximum) or let us assign you to a team.

This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Birth - 24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Ages 2-4" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.

Free Lunch for 18 and Younger

12:00pm - 1:00pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4, Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Other
Event Details:

This Summer 2024, the South Side Library will offer fun, educational programs for kids (K-12), each day of the week being a different theme. Before each program, free lunches are offered to kids at noon as supplies last. 

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Qigong: Meditation and Relaxation

12:00pm - 1:15pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Cohen Room South Area
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Qigong
Registration Required

Qigong

Experience this ancient Chinese exercise which promotes circulation, flexibility, balance, and stamina to improve overall health and well-being. Exercises are short, easy to learn, and adjustable to every individual. All skill levels are welcome! Registration is recommended.

Event Details:

Classes are held simultaneously in-person and on Zoom.

This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Rainbow Glitter Slime - Adventure into Nature

1:00pm - 1:45pm
South Side Branch
Registration
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime, STEM
Registration Required
Event Details:

This Summer 2024, the South Side Library will offer fun, educational programs for kids (K-12), each day of the week being a different theme.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Mic Night @BAPL

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Cohen Room Complete
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance, Music, Comedy
Event Details:

Join us for an open mic hosted by Bill Medei!! Come enjoy listening to music, comedy, and poetry acts or sign up to perform yourself! Performers, please arrive around 5PM to sign-up.

This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.

Teen Paint 'n' Sip (Grades 6-12)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Teen (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Calling all teens! Join us for a fun time painting and drinking soft drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Take home a small canvas with your creation!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spanish Conversation

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Details:

Intermediate and advanced speakers are invited to practice their skills in everyday dialogues facilitated by Gregorie Lule.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.