August 7, 2018

Suit-Drive! Donate interview-appropriate attire at BAPL

BAPL is participating in Robert Half’s 16th annual Suit Drive, held August 6 – 17. Bring in new or nearly new women’s suits (pants or skirts), blouses, shoes and accessories, including handbags and jewelry. We will also accept new or nearly new men’s suits as well. All donations should be appropriate to wear to work, as […]

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June 29, 2018

Vinyl is back at BAPL!

Thanks to some local record labels and musicians, BAPL is excited to offer a new collection of local music on vinyl. There are cassette tapes too! All these bands have a connection to Bethlehem or the Lehigh Valley. Some are new; some are old. Most are punk rock/alternative/weird rock and roll. We hope you enjoy […]

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June 26, 2018

How to log in to your BAPL patron account

Some recent updates to our software have made it easier than ever to use your BAPL patron account online. You only have to enter your long barcode number once — then you can change the username and password to whatever is easiest for you to remember. Also, you can use the “remember me” feature in […]

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June 15, 2018

Library Patron Guest Post: Craig Werner recommends some movies

BAPL patron Craig Werner was an early adopter of the Kanopy streaming service. He’s been taking full advantage of the (now increased to 10!) movies you can watch each month for free from home using your library card. He’s particularly enjoyed the below list. Check them out and see if you agree with Craig’s thumbs […]

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June 7, 2018

Where’s the Bookmobile? – Summer Contest

The 2018 Where’s the Bookmobile? contest arrives with a slightly different format, as this year we’re posting all 7 photos at once and giving everyone the summer (June 9 – August 18) to figure out the locations and get those answers submitted!  You can do so either by filling out a slip provided at both […]

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May 15, 2018

2017 Annual Report

We are happy to share with you the 2017 BAPL Annual Report! Read on for a fun recap of the year that was.  

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April 2, 2018

What’s New at BAPL this Week in Fiction

There are always great new books at the Bethlehem Area Public Library to explore! Here are just a few new selections you’ll be able to find at the BAPL in the fiction section. The English Wife by Lauren Willig Do your literary interests include historical fiction, scandal, secrets, and murders? If so, this new novel […]

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February 28, 2018

Roman Holiday: Friends of the Library Fundraising Event!

Join the Friends of the Library for an evening of food and wine and fun, as we celebrate the Eternal City! All proceeds benefit the  Bethlehem Area Public Library. Tickets are available online or at the front desk of the Main Library ($60 per ticket). The event is April 24 from 5:30-7:30pm, held in the Bob Cohen […]

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December 11, 2017

Best Books 2017

You may not be surprised to learn that the library staff loves to read! We all read a lot in 2017 and now bring you some recommendations. These are not all new, but rather new-to-us (some are very old!) and worth a recommendation. We hope you enjoy these books as much as we did! [/vc_column_text]Rayah: […]

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October 16, 2017

Main Library Late Opening: 1pm on Saturday, October 21

It’s Runner’s World race weekend in Bethlehem this weekend. The half-marathon is Sunday but the 10K and 5K are both Saturday morning. The area surrounding the Main Library is blocked off so we will open at 1pm as it is impossible to get to the library before then. Go runners, run fast!

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October 6, 2017

Tell us your thoughts: books that have changed American Society.

Join us at Northampton Community College on November 2 at 11am for a lively literary discussion! A panel of professors, librarians, and readers will be discussing the works of fiction that have changed American society. We’d love to hear from you! What works of fiction — from the 19th century to today — would you […]

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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 […]

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