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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. Currently, there is a fifteen minute time limit for musicians and s...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spanish Conversation

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
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.  Please contact Gregorie at Gregorie.Lule@gmail.com for details. This event is on zoom and registration is required. ...
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.

Play Time at the Library

10:30am - 11:00am
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Meet and Greet, STEM
Event Details:
Enjoy time with your little one while developing the essential skills of sharing, taking turns, being silly, and having fun! Playtime at the South Side Branch has a selection of rotating STEM, dramatic, and open play stations.   ...

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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.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Poetry Tuesday

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fountain Hill - Books on the Hill
Library Branch: Fountain Hill - Books on the Hill
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4, Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families, Adults
Program Type: Literature and Writing, Performance
Event Details:
Come hear the poem of the week! Every Tuesday at Books on the Hill a new poem is selected and recited by performance poet/library staff Cleveland Wall.  No registration necessary--this is a drop-in event. ...
This event is in the "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting (For Gr 6-12)

4:15pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Teen (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Complete community service hours while also having a voice in the library! Help plan and prep for upcoming teen and family events. Located in the Youth Services area on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. For Grades 6-12 only.  ...

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.

Free Dinners for Adults

5:00pm - 6:00pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
The YMCA will be preparing and delivering meals to eat at the library for adults 18+. These dinners will be available while supplies last. Please note that the final date for this program will be December, 21st 2023 ...

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.

Gingerbread Man Painting & Hot Cocoa

5:30pm - 6:30pm
South Side Branch
Registration
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Come decorate your own wooden gingerbread man while enjoying some hot cocoa! This event is for adults only. If you can no longer make it please cancel ahead of time.    ¡Ven a decorar tu propio niño de jengibre de madera mientra...

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.

Computer Workshop - Cybersecurity Basics

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Laros Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:
Do you want to learn how to be safe online but don’t know where to start? Do you find yourself feeling confused and overwhelmed with phrases like “malware” or “phishing?” Then this workshop is for you! You’ll learn basic cybersecurity terminology and...
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.

Preschool Storytime at the South Side!

10:30am - 11:00am
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime, Performance
Event Details:
Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us each Wednesday morning for songs, stories and hands-on learning. ...
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

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy a meditative experience with certified yoga instructor Wendy L Thomson M.Ed., LPC RYT, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Registered Yoga Teacher. Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a Yoga mat or towel. Registration is required.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Laros Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Literature and Writing, Writing Group
Event Details:
BAPL is hosting a series of Writers' Workshops on Wednesday evenings this winter! This group is open to anyone who writes in any genre, from novels to cover letters to essays. We will use the first 45 mins to write together, setting goals for ourselv...
This event is in the "Ages 2-4" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 2-4
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Come build with us. Children ages 2 and up are invited to build and create with our excellent collection of preschool blocks and building toys. No registration is required. This event will be held in the Youth Department on the 2nd floor of the Main ...

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 at Coolidge

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 ages 2 - 5 will enjoy themed storytimes featuring picture books, puppets, childhood rhymes, songs, and a simple craft. Guest presenters on certain Thursdays of the month may include Cindy Kurtz, our special dance instructor w...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing Group
Registration Required
Event Details:
A memoir is a form of creative nonfiction in which the author recounts experiences from his or her own life. Whether your intention is to pass along your story to family or to write for self-healing, with reflection and practice, you will l...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Free Dinners for Adults

5:00pm - 6:00pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
The YMCA will be preparing and delivering meals to eat at the library for adults 18+. These dinners will be available while supplies last. Please note that the final date for this program will be December, 21st 2023 ...

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 "Ages 2-4" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Families Bring Us Together Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 2-4, Elementary (Grades K-5), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime
Event Details:
It's that time of year again when families come together from all different places and spend cherished time in our lives and homes. Join us in celebration of families of all shapes and sizes with a fun storytime, featuring songs, stories, a...

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.

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 "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.

Toy Bingo!

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4, Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Event Details:
Join us for an awesome Toy Bingo! We'll play bingo games and do some toy-related crafts throughout the morning. The best part--all bingo winners will get to pick out a toy to take home and keep FOREVER! These are all gently used toys and we will have...

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.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Laros Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event
Event Details:
Meet Mark Iampietro, author of Liberty High School: 100 Years...100 Notable Graduates. Books will be available to be signed and purchased. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Bethlehem Area Public Library. Mark C. Iampietro is a lifelong residen...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Cohen Room Complete
Age Group: Families, Adults
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Event Details:
Test your yuletide knowledge against other Christmas fans in a battle of wits and memory the likes of which the Christmas City hasn't experienced since Count Zinzendorf played the dozens with Ben Franklin. Teams of four or fewer can play. Prizes, sna...
This event is in the "Ages 2-4" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 2-4, Elementary (Grades K-5), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Dance to fun holiday songs and kid's favorites. Play preschool instruments and keep the beat. No registration is required and ages 2+ are welcome to attend. This event will be held in the Youth Department on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. ...

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.

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. Currently, there is a fifteen minute time limit for musicians and s...