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

Choose Your Own Book Club

5:45pm - 6:45pm
Virtual
Registration
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Event Details:
Each month, choose your own book that fits the theme! May's theme is to choose a short story/novella. For book suggestions, please email amadden@bapl.org Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the meeting ...
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. This event is on zoom and registration is required. ...

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

Teen Advisory Board (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: Club
Event Details:
Complete community service hours, meet other teens, help the library 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.

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 and crocheting (and cross stitch and sewing and macrame and...) to the Bethlehem Area Public Library to chat with fellow enthusiasts and work on your projects. There will be monthly themes and challenges and a yarn exchange to hel...
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 EO (2022), directed by Jerzy Skolimowski ...
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.

Kids Yoga Storytime at the Southside Library

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: Yoga
Event Details:
Join us for a yoga storytime! Get your kiddos flowing, moving, and grooving and then settle into a restful position for a story. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel. This program is held on the lower level of the South Side library, which i...
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 "Families" group.
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Meet and Greet, STEM
Event Details:
School-age children and their caretakers are welcome to join us at the South Side library for an afterschool playtime.  Playtime allows kids to engage in hands-on activities, including art, music, STEM, and gross motor activities. These activ...

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.

Citizenship Class

5:30pm - 7:00pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
The Citizenship course will cover the curriculum recommended by USCIS, including US geography, history, and government. In this context, the instructor will continuously train students on two critical components of the citizenship interview: the 100 ...

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.

Introduction to Mindfulness

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. Presented by teachers from the LVHN Center for Mindfulness, the sessions will tak...

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 "Ages 2-4" group.

Preschool Block Party

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Pre-K, Ages 2-4
Program Type: STEM
Event Details:
Come build with our excellent collection of blocks, magnet tiles, and more. Budding architects welcome! Best for ages 2-5. ...

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 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.  Since space is limited at the Coolidge location, reg...

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.

SOUTH SIDE TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Teen (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Club, Meet and Greet
Event Details:
Have a voice in your library and community while receiving community service hours!  Plan and prepare upcoming events for teens and families.  Develop leadership skills while creating the teen library experience.  TAB is open to Gra...

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.

HOLIDAY (Memorial Day)

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Main Library, South Side Branch, Bethlehem Township - Coolidge, Fountain Hill - Books on the Hill, Outreach, Bookmobile, Virtual
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!   ...
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.

Preschool Storytime at the Southside Library

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:
Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings for songs, stories, hands-on learning, and a simple craft to take home!  This program is held on the lower level of the south side library, which is only accessibl...
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 "Adults" group.

Citizenship Class

5:30pm - 7:00pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
The Citizenship course will cover the curriculum recommended by USCIS, including US geography, history, and government. In this context, the instructor will continuously train students on two critical components of the citizenship interview: the 100 ...

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.

Memoirs Only Book Club: Crying in H Mart

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Registration
Library Branch: Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Event Details:
Please join us for an intimate and lively discussion of select memoirs throughout the year. As we celebrate both mothers and Asian and Pacific heritages in the month of May, our spring memoir will be Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner. Only one o...

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 "Teen (Grades 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Cohen Room South Area
Age Group: Teen (Grades 6-12), Adults
Program Type: Lecture, STEM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Would you like to know more about artificial intelligence? Dr. Brennan Pursell of DeSales University presents an overview of current technology with practical suggestions about appropriate use. He will also share specific warnings about its proble...