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The Bethlehem Press calendar listings are, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of printing. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of information submitted by external parties.

General information for the Bethlehem Area Public Library: 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; Webster St. (SouthSide branch) or 484-892-6267 (Coolidge). Library website: www.bapl.org


The main library and the branches are closed on holidays. For information re: hours including time and date changes, information or to speak with staff members, call 610-867-3761 or 610-867-7852 400 or visit www.bapl.org

Some events are for children with adult only.




Thursday, March 7

Special library storytime with finger plays, songs and movement. For families with children ages 18 months to six years old. 10 a.m. 25 W. Third St. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/storytime-banana-factory-5

BOOKS ON THE HILL -Fountain Hill

Tuesdays: Poem of the week 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 between 1 and 5 p.m. event.

Saturday, March 16

Slow stitching. Slow down and enjoy the process. Fabric, needle, and thread are provided, as is tea. 11 a.m. to noon. No previous experience needed. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/sip-stitch-10545 also April 13, May 11, June 22


Thursday, March 14 (Leap); 21 (Spring) and 28 (Bunnies)

Storytime at Coolidge -10:15 to 11 a.m. Ages two to four and pre-K themed storytimes featuring picture books, puppets, childhood rhymes, songs, and a simple craft. Our guest presenter, Ms. Cindy, may accompany us. Registration required. Visit Leap: https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/storytime-coolidge-leap-10543

Spring: https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/storytime-coolidge-spring-10956

Bunnies: https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/index.php/event/storytime-coolidge-bunnies-10957


Reminder: Accessible by stairs only.

March events:


Playtime at the SouthSide Library: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Children up to four years old, parents and caregivers. Sharing, being silly and having fun. No drop-offs allowed. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/playtime-library-46


Preschoool Storytime at SouthSide Library: 10:30 to 11 a.m. January and February. Children up to four years old, parents and caregivers. Sharing, being silly and having fun. No drop-offs allowed. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/preschool-storytime-south-side-9117

Monday through Thursday (no holidays), 4:30 - 6 p.m. Verify dates and times to ensure that the library is open. After school homework help. Grades K-12. Lehigh University students will help students with any subject. There will be no Homework Help March 11-14. No registration needed.Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/after-school-homework-help-10474

Wednesdays, March 13, 20

English conversation group. Do you want to practice your English? Intermediate speakers are invited to practice their skills in everyday conversations. No registration is required.This event is for adults and is only accessible by stairs. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/english-conversation-group-8989

Wednesday, March 13

After school Community Game Day. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. We have all the classics: Connect 4, Clue, Candy Land, Chess, and many more. Lower level of the South Side Library, which is only accesible by stairs. Information: visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/afterschool-game-day-10959

Tuesday, March 19

Four Seasons painting will be done on a round 12-inch wooden canvas with acrylic paint. There are basic starting instructions but is more free in terms of how you choose to paint each season. This is an adult program only. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Must register; visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/four-seasons-painting-10812

Saturday, March 23

Teens fun and easy watercolor pet portrait painting class. All you need is an image of your favorite pet or animal. You can print it out yourself, or we can help you to print it here at the library. All other supplies provider. Register at https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/watercolor-pet-portrait-painting-10928



Tuesdays in March

Family Story time; stories, songs, and fingerplays for the family. 10 to 10:30. Selected dates only; visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/family-storytime-32

Playtime at the library: ages two to four. 11 to 11:30 a.m. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/playtime-library-9041

Thursdays in March

Baby story time stories and songs. 10 to 10:30 a.m. for birth to 24 months. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/

Mondays through Thursdays in March( no holidays)

Moravian University’s America Reads program provides tutors to help with questions about school assignments. Grades K to 12. No registration needed. 4 to 6 p.m. Please keep an eye on our online calendar for specific dates. 11 W. Church St. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/homework-help-moravian-university-tutors-10283

Wednesday, March 13

Diverse Voices book club. “Black Cake”by Charmaine Wilkerson, a novel about an inheritance of secrets, memories and a culture shared through food. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Must register. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/diverse-voices-african-american-authors-book-discussion-black-cake-10826

Thursday, March 14

That’s My Story memoir writing. Share and listen to others’ stories through the art of memoir. Ages 17 and up. Virtual. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Must register. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/thats-my-story-memoir-writing-group-9528

Friday, March 15

Hop To It Story Time and easy, fun crafts. All ages. No registration required. 10 to 10:30 a.m. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/hop-it-storytime-11053

Saturday, March 16

Listen to a story read in both English and the featured language by Moravian University Modern Language and Literatures Department. Learn about a different world language and culture each session. For ages three and up. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/world-stories-presented-moravian-university-ages-3-11041

Addressing Challenges to Cultural Expression in the Public Sphere: A Panel Discussion. 2 to 4 p.m. Join leaders in local art, library, academic, and literary circles at BAPL Main as we tackle censorship and public challenges to cultural exhibitions and collections. Moderated by Muhlenberg College Librarian Jess Denke. Must register: visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/addressing-challenges-cultural-expression-public-sphere-panel-discussion-9817

Monday, March 18

Open Mic night hosted by Bill Medei. Music, comedy, poetry. Performers arrive at 5 p.m. to sign-up. 15 minute time limit for musicians; six minute time limit for poets, comedians. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Visit- https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/open-mic-night-bapl-9649

Tuesday, March 19

Fiber arts: Bring knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, sewing and fiber project. Monthly themes, challenges, yarn exchange. All ages, experience levels. 6 to 7:45 p.m. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/fiber-arts-friends-32

Wednesday, March 20

Lehigh Valley Book Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ages. For a full schedule of events, visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/index.php/event/lehigh-valley-book-festival-8164

Indoor book sale, Main Library basement. 50 shoppers at a time max. Follow COVID protocols. Most credit /debit cards accepted. Noon to 8 p.m. Events, information: visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/bapl-book-sale-10819

Dungeons and one shot adventure, pre-rolled characters, dice set, mini-manual provided. Grades six to-12. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visit https://bethlehemarea.librarycalendar.com/event/dungeons-dragons-gr-6-12-11049