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

Sip & Stitch

11:00am - 12:00pm
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: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us for a relaxing morning of slow stitching. No previous experience is needed. Slow stitching is about slowing down and enjoying the process. Fabric, needle, and thread are provided, as is tea.

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 "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.

Rock Painting - Adventure into Nature

1:00pm - 1:45pm
South Side Branch
Library Branch: South Side Branch
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
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.

Sewing for Beginners (Grades 4+)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Event Details:

Learn how to thread a needle, do a basic stitch, and how to sew a patch onto a piece of fabric. For Grades 4 and up.

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 "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! June's theme is to choose a book that is a retelling. 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.

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:

TBD

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.
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 "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 "Families" group.

Wildlands Conservancy

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Families
Event Details:

Join Wildlands Conservancy in learning how you can help to protect our local wildlife habitats. Meet the live Animal Ambassadors and discover how each creature depends on you.

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 "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! 

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.

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.

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 "Birth - 24 Months" group.

Baby Storytime (For Birth-24 Months)

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth - 24 Months
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Join us for a gentle storytime for you and your little one featuring stories, bouncing rhymes, and songs. No registration is required. For Birth-24 months 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 "Families" group.

Animal Adventures with the Wildlands Conservancy at Coolidge

11:00am - 11:45am
Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Library Branch: Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Meet and Greet, STEM
Event Details:

Join Wildlands Conservancy in learning how you can help to protect our local wildlife habitats.  Meet the live Animal Ambassadors and discover how each creature depends on you, as we learn about their habitats, behaviors,

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: Waffle Challenge (Gr. 6-12)

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

Cook, decorate and eat a waffle!

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 "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 "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.