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NEW website calendar listings: visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/events/upcoming

Visit the Bethlehem Area Public Library at 11 E. Church St. (main) or 400 Webster St. (Southside branch) or 2740 Fifth St. (Coolidge). For hours, information or to speak with staff members, call 610-867-3761 (Main-11 W. Church St.) or 610-867-7852 400; Webster St. (SouthSide branch) or 484-892-6267 (Coolidge). Library website is https//www.bapl.org

UPCOMING BOOK SALES Noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 30; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Indoor book sale in Main Library basement. 50 shoppers at a time max. Follow COVID protocols.

NEW webpages for online events and information: visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/events/upcoming

HOMEWORK HELP: Mondays through Thursdays weekly unless otherwise noted at the SouthSide branch. Lehigh University Alpha Phi students available from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to help students with homework of any subject. No registration required Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/homework-help-south-side-branch-7

Main Branch

Wednesday, September 28

African American Author series: The 1619 Project, a long-form journalism project published in the New York Times Magazine in 2019. The book, edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, followed in 2021. Zoom event with Lehigh University professor Stephanie Powell Watts. Registration required. Adults. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Information, registration: visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/african-american-author-series-1619-project

Pridelines teen LGBTQ judgement free zone. LGBTQ history, media and local resources; peer support. Grades eight through 12. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/pridelines-teen-lgbtq-group-3 (ck on this -could be 4 and 5

Thursday, September 29

Baby Story Time with arts, crafts. 10 to 10:30 a.m. Up to 24 months. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/baby-storytime-1

Friday, September 30

Family Place series, ages six months through three years with adult. 10 to 11 a.m. Registration for all five sessions is required. Call 610-861-3761, option 4 to register. Information: visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/play-learn-family-place-series-ages-6-months-3-years-adult-0

Fan Art Friday, -grades K-5. 11 a.m. to noon. Draw your favorite characters from graphic novels, TV shows, books, and more. One of our librarians will help you get started. If you’re not sure how to start drawing, there are examples of characters such as Mario, Spider-Man, She-ra, and more. All supplies are provided. No registration needed. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/fanart-friday-11

Saturday, October 1

Remaking home writing workshop final session. Hands-on workshop with author and professor Jan Cohen-Cruz. Explore remaking home through writing, visual art, or music/song creation. Must register; visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/remaking-home-series-finale

Be an artist like Lois Ehlert. No registration required. Children of all ages. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/be-artist-lois-ehlert-author-illustrator

Live concert, Bethlehem based Indie rocker Ben D. Straw. 2-3 p.m. outside lawn / porch, teahouse garden. No registration.

Monday, October 3

Toddler storytime.10 to 10:30 a.m. Ages two to four. Arts & Crafts, stories and songs. No registration. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/toddler-storytime

Dungeons and Dragons. Grades six to 12. 6 to 7:30 p.m. One shot adventure, pre-rolled characters, dice set, and mini manual provided. No registration required. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/dungeons-dragons-4

Tuesday, October 4

Playtime at the library. Arts, crafts, meet and greet. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Weekly on Tuesdays through Oct. 25. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/playtime-library

Fiber Arts and Friends. All ages, experience levels and crafts. Bring knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, sewing and macrame etc. 6 to 7 p.m. Must register. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/fiber-arts-friends

U.S. Poet Laureate Series. Host: Lehigh University professor Bob Watts. 7 to 8 p.m. Read poet Elizabeth Bishop’s work for free. Visit www.poetryfoundation.org/or check BAPL’s collection. Join discussion, presentation on the poet. Adults. Registration required; visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/poet-laureate-club-elizabeth-bishop

Thursday, Oct. 6

Toddler Story time at the Banana Factory. 10 to 10:30 a.m. Visit www.bapl.org/events/storytime-at-the-banana-factory-4/

Friday, October 7

Mary Pat Beebe Book Club: Second Place (2021) by RebeccaCusk. 10 to 11 a.m. Each month on Zoom we discuss recent award-winning or nominated novels. Zoom invites will be sent via email. Registration required; visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/mary-pat-beebe-book-club-second-place-2021


Tuesday, October 4

Hispanic Heritage Month story, Brick by Brick, about a little boy and his papi, for Pre-K. 1 to 2 p.m. Block play, playdough, and a “sorpresa”! Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/brick-brick-preschool-storytime


All month

Mondays through Thursdays weekly unless otherwise noted at the SouthSide branch. Lehigh University Alpha Phi students available from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to help students with homework of any subject. No registration required Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/homework-help-south-side-branch-7

Anytime Storytime Corner. DYI story time, Different books and a free craft available every week. Visit www.bapl.org/events/anytime-storytime-at-south-side-2022-02-28/ for more information.

Anytime S.T.E.M. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: https://www.bapl.org/events/

Wednesdays through November 26

Citizenship classes. Volunteer teacher My Lien Nguyen. Prepare for the U.S. citizenship test. No registration. 5:30 to 7 p.m. https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/citizenship-class

Thursday, September 29

South Side Stitches sewing for kids, through grade 12, Make potholders and pillowcases to be donated around the SouthSide. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/south-side-stitches-sewing-kids-4

Saturday, October 1

Kailey Tedesco discusses and reads from her book “Lizzie, Speak” poetry collection inspired by Lizzie Borden. For adults. Registration required. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/author-visit-kailey-tedesco

Monday, October 3

Create a Halloween ghost jug. Draw on jugs with black Sharpies. Fill with tea lights to resemble jack-o-lanterns. For adults. 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Must register. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/create-halloween-ghost-jug

Spanish conversation for adults. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.Eemail Gregorie.Lule @gmail.com to register.

Tuesday, October 4

Playtime at the Library, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Pre-K. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/playtime-library-1

What the Tech! Google Drive. Adults. Bi-monthly classes. No registration required. 2 to 3 p.m.Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/what-tech-google-drive

Wednesday, October 5

Make a pinata for Hispanic Heritage Month. Each family will be working together to make ONE pinata. Space is limited. Register by family, not by individuals. Visit http://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/make-your-own-pinata-hispanic-heritage-month