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April 3, 2020

Jackie Mitchell threw herself into history on April 2, 1931

BAPL is digging deep in the archives for some historical “Throwback Thursday” posts (#tbt). This first one tells the story of the great Jackie Mitchell, who made history on the baseball field and even once came to the Lehigh Valley! Read about her history-making performance on April 2, 1931, as well as her appearance at […]

Local History
April 1, 2020

Coming Soon: A Mural to BAPL Southside

BAPL is happy to announce that our South Side location will be the home of a new mural this year! We are working with the folks at the SouthSide Arts District to install a 4′ x 8′ painting on the exterior of the branch. The painting (shown below) is by Bethlehem artist Devyn Briggs. Check […]

BAPL News, South Side Branch
March 30, 2020

2020 Census

Libraries across the country are helping spread the word about the U.S. Census. Responding to the census is an important tool to make sure our community properly plans for the future, receives accurate representation in government, and gets local services funded appropriately. The first thing you can do is to make sure you fill out […]

March 30, 2020

BAPL’s Film Series – Now Virtual!

As many of you might know, we host a film series at the Main Library that focuses on dynamic directors, genres, and periods in film history, aiming to challenge and inspire our audiences.  Because of the recent library closure we of course were not able to show our latest film, Wendy and Lucy, this month.  […]