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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 ...

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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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Cohen Room Complete
Age Group: Families, Adults
Program Type: Drama, Comedy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s “Play On!” Community Tour presents William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors at the Bethlehem Area Public Library. The Comedy of Errors follows the entertaining escapades of two sets of identical tw...
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.

Fitness Fun with Bethlehem Police

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Join the Bethlehem Police Department in a fun-filled workout! Officers will be on site and show kids how to safely work out. Afterward, we'll play a game together!  In case of rain, the program will be moved inside the Main Library & we h...

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.
Registration
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing Group
Registration Required
Event Details:
Are you interested in passing along your favorite life stories? Maybe you’ve heard about the healing benefits of thoughtful reflection and writing? Or do you simply wish to refine your writing skills through creative personal essay? No matter your in...
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 requir...
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.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Tea Party! Presented by Historic Bethlehem

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Decorate your own ceramic teacup and saucer with acrylic paint pens! Work freehand or use stencils to create a patterned look. While you’re here test your knowledge of Victorian tea party etiquette.   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 "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...
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. ...

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.
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. This class is for beginners and intermediate...

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 A Month in the Country (1987), directed by Pat O'Connor ...
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.

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

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

Bike Day at Coolidge (Kids' Bike Rodeo with CAT)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Registration
Library Branch: Bethlehem Township - Coolidge
Age Group: Elementary (Grades K-5), Teen (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:
Bring your bikes to BAPL Coolidge to enjoy some "wheely" good fun with CAT, the Coalition for Appropriate Transportation! After a short 10 minute safety presentation, CAT volunteers will be on hand for bike safety checks, course guidance, and to answ...
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 "Families" group.

Police Storytime

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: YS Meeting Room
Age Group: Pre-K, Birth - 24 Months, Ages 2-4, Elementary (Grades K-5), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime, Meet and Greet
Event Details:
Join the City of Bethlehem Police Department for a fun storytime! A police officer will read several picture books to children of all ages and talk to children about a day in the life of a Bethlehem Police Officer. We will have a police-related 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 "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.
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. Besides being a meditative practice, slow stitc...
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...
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 ...