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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:

Decorate your own ceramic teacup and saucer with acrylic paint pens as you learn about Victorian tea parties!  

Presented by Historic Bethlehem.

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 "Families" group.

Father's Day Cardmaking

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Express your love through a beautiful and unique card, made by you!  All ages welcome.

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 "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.

Teen Podcast Workshop

9:00am - 12:15pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Studio 11
Age Group: Teen (Grades 6-12)
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join the Teen Podcasting Class at BAPL and learn how to craft, record, and share your own unique stories.

This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Join us for a variety of stories, songs, and fingerplays for the entire family.

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

Painting on the Greenway - Adventure in to Nature

11:00am - 12:00pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

THIS PROGRAM IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED TO THE FIRST 20 CHILDREN TO ARRIVE!

 

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 "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 "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 "Adults" group.

Spanish Conversation

6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
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.  Please contact Gregorie at Gregorie.Lule@gmail.com for details.

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.

Travel French: Bonjour la France!!

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

Traveling to France?  Take our Travel French course and learn what you need to communicate on your trip.   Our class is led by Susanne Lanzl Lalande, PH.D.

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

Teen Podcast Workshop

9:00am - 12:15pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Studio 11
Age Group: Teen (Grades 6-12)
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join the Teen Podcasting Class at BAPL and learn how to craft, record, and share your own unique stories.

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

Story & STEM (for ages 3 & older)

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Pre-K, Elementary (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Storytime, STEM
Event Details:

Adventures in STEM await, with a new theme each week! Stories, crafts, and a science demonstration make Summer learning fun. Best for ages 3 and older.

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 "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Ages 2-4" group.

Family Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Registration
Library Branch: Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Age Group: Pre-K, Ages 2-4
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Event Details:

Young children between the ages of 2 1/2 - 5 will enjoy themed storytimes with engaging picture books, songs and rhymes, an array of library props, finishing with a simple 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.

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

Playtime at the Southside Library

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

Toddlers and caregivers are invited to join us for an imagination-filled time full of activities that promote sharing, taking turns, and having fun!

Blocks, puzzles, games, and toys provided!  

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

Adventure into Slime!

1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Side Branch
Registration
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
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. Before each program, free lunches are offered to kids at noon 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 "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.

Chess for Beginners & Intermediate Players @ Coolidge

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Registration
Library Branch: Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families, Adults
Program Type: Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:

Our popular outside chess classes are back for the summer! Beginning Tuesday, June 11th from 1pm-2pm, Coach Christopher Giannaras will resume chess instruction at the Coolidge Branch in Bethlehem Township.

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.

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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 "Adults" group.

Fiber Arts & Friends

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Laros Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, sewing, or macrame, etc. to the Main Library to chat with fellow enthusiasts and work on your projects.

This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Outside Lawn / Porch
Age Group: Teen (Grades 6-12), Families, Adults
Program Type: Performance, Music
Event Details:

Celebrate summer with an outdoor concert featuring Dominic Behe and Colin O'Leary. Hear an eclectic mix of original & classic songs. Bring your family, friends, chairs or blankets.  Rain or shine, for inclement weather, concert

This event is in the "Families" group.

Pokémon Party!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Celebration
Event Details:

Calling all Trainers, young and old! Whether you're a seasoned Pokémon Master or just starting your journey, there's excitement for everyone at our Pokémon Party.

 

 

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.

Virtual Film Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Film Club
Registration Required

Virtual Film Club

Each month we pick a culturally or historically significant film for library patrons to watch and discuss. Watch the film on your own time, then meet with our virtual film club to discuss the film on Zoom. Registration is required. Zoom Invites will be sent out via email.

Event Details:

This month's film is A Month in the Country (1987), directed by Pat O'Connor

Additional Resources:

GENERAL

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

Teen Podcast Workshop

9:00am - 12:15pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Studio 11
Age Group: Teen (Grades 6-12)
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join the Teen Podcasting Class at BAPL and learn how to craft, record, and share your own unique stories.