June 19, 2018

Adult Summer Reading Week One Prize Winner at Main!

Congratulations to our first 2018 Adult Summer Reading winner at Main Branch! Week one prize recipient, Howard F. won a $50 Gift Card to Fegley’s Brew Works. Our Adult Summer Reading Program continues this week with a prize of four tickets to the Allentown Art Museum. To enter, simply read or listen to a book, […]

Programs at BAPL
June 15, 2018

Summer Reading Program… not just for kids!

Hey grown-ups: Summer reading is not just for kids! BAPL has a fantastic Adult Summer Reading program too, with drawings every week for great prizes supporting local businesses across the Lehigh Valley. Here’s how it works: Read a book or listen to an audiobook. All genres count, fiction or non-fiction–it doesn’t matter! Write a review, […]

Programs at BAPL
June 8, 2018


Experimento! A Cultural Stew happened on April 27th 2018 at the Ice House in Bethlehem.  The innovative concert raised money for Bob Cohen Room renovations at the Bethlehem Area Public Library.  Avant-garde Jazz band Pink Hex joined with local poets Chad Frame, Diqua Grinson, Burton Stehly, Cleveland Wall, and Matt Wolf, painters Nina Boodhansingh and […]

Cohen Room, Music, Programs at BAPL
April 6, 2018

National Bookmobile Day and National Poetry Month Mashup at BAPL

National Bookmobile Day and National Poetry Month Mashup at BAPL BETHLEHEM, PA (April 11, 2018) – The Bethlehem Area Public Library is hosting a slew of exciting events during National Library Week from April 8 to April 14. One of these exciting events is happening on Wednesday, April 11 right outside the Main Library on Payrow Plaza. Rain […]

Programs at BAPL
April 3, 2018

Mark Your Calendars: MLK 50 Years Later & the March Goes On

On Wednesday April 4 at 5:00 pm, an important event is being held at BAPL. In partnership with the Bethlehem NAACP, the Bethlehem Area Public Library will serve as a gathering place for participants from neighboring colleges and organizations to march peacefully in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. […]

Programs at BAPL
January 18, 2018

Saturday Matinee at BAPL: Bottle Rocket

The world of Wes Anderson is coming to BAPL this spring. The filmmaker, known for his wit, ingenious style, and thoughtful craftsmanship, is the focus of a film series kicking off at the library this Saturday, January 20. First up is Anderson’s first feature film, Bottle Rocket (1996), the story of three best friends who […]

Programs at BAPL
November 28, 2017

Holiday Happenings

“Christmas City” Saturday Dec 2, 11-12:30, Main Library Get in the holiday spirit with seasonal songs, stories, and art activities. Live music and dance presentations plus kid-friendly refreshments. There might even be an appearance by you-know-who! All ages, no registration required. Held at the Main Library. [/vc_column_text]Teen Holiday Movie Night for grades 6-12 Dec 20, 6pm-8pm Come […]

Kids & Teens, Programs at BAPL, South Side Branch
September 26, 2017

We have a Podcast? Episode 2: Beyond (behind?) The Stacks

Episode #2 of the BAPL podcast is here! Some time I will even learn the name of it! In this episode, I interview WDIY’s Shamus McGroggan. Shamus is the co-founder of Tape Swap Radio, the radio show and now full-on media organization that (among other things) hosts interesting bands here in the Valley. They hosted Mirah […]

Podcast, Programs at BAPL
September 6, 2017

Peace Day events planned

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is taking part in the global celebration of International Day of Peace. Also known as “Peace Day,” September 21 is a date designated by the United Nations for “humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.” It will be celebrated locally with […]

Programs at BAPL, Uncategorized
September 1, 2017

Meet the author of LA BORINQUEÑA!

Celebrated Puerto Rican graphic novelist comes to the Bethlehem Area Public Library, September 16th 3pm Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the creator of La Borinqueña, a new and original comic book character that has grown into a cultural phenomenon and a nationally recognized symbol of Puerto Rican patriotism, social justice, and equality for all. Miranda-Rodriguez will be speaking about […]

Programs at BAPL
August 25, 2017

BAPL Podcast! Interview with Geoff Gehman

Welcome to Episode One of BAPL’s new podcast. Author, journalist, and all around great-guy Geoff Gehman is my first guest (and my first Geoff). We talk about baseball great Carl Yastrzemski, who is the subject of Geoff’s upcoming event at BAPL on September 28. We also talk about Geoff’s latest writing project and we even […]

BAPL News, Podcast, Programs at BAPL
August 24, 2017

Adult Summer Reading Club Winners

Congratulations to this week’s final Adult Summer Reading Club winners! First prize recipient, Geoff M. won a Penn State Women’s Polo Shirt valued at $30. Second prize goes to Nancy M, a $20.00 gift card to Saladworks. Thanks to all our ASRC participants this summer who gave us so many wonderful reviews. And thank you […]

Programs at BAPL