Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Staff Picks

Good Reads in your Inbox
On average more than 170,000 books are published annually in the U.S. Makes the task of keeping up with new titles seems overwhelming, doesn't it?

Best Sellers
Browse our selection of the 1000 most highly acclaimed titles! Click on any of the links below to receive a full description and quick link back to the library catalog.

As Seen on TV

Authors A to Z
Whether you're leading a book discussion or just curious, you'll be fascinated by what you can learn about your favorite writer. We predict you'll become addicted to looking up authors every time you read one of their books. The insight you gain through our reviews, biographies and interviews enriches your reading experience in immeasurable ways. So start exploring - there are more than 1500 authors so you're sure to find your favorites.

Chapter A Day

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Librarian Favorite Reads!

Looking for a book recommended by someone who knows books?

Try the Librarian Favorites!

Click the link above and be taken directly to the list of books and where they can be found!

Request one today!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Poetry Reading from Along These Rivers: Poetry & Photography from Pittsburgh

Guest Poets: Annabelle Clippinger and Rina Ferrarelli

Join us for a poetry reading and Q&A session.

This program brought to you by the editors and contributors of Along These Rivers: Poetry & Photography from Pittsburgh, the Sprout Fund, the Allegheny County Library Association,
and your local public library.

Bethel Park Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 1st at 1:00 p.m.

Please register at the Library or call 412.835.2207.

Along These Rivers

Poetry Readings in Your Area

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Library Book Sale!

The Library will be a hosting a book sale this fall. Donations of used books, VHS, DVDs or audio books in good condition will be accepted beginning Tuesday, September 9th.

Preview Night - Thursday, September 25th from 6 - 9 p.m.
Tickets are $10 - light refreshments will be served.

Book Sale - Friday, September 26th & Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bag Sale - Sunday, September 28th from 1 -5 p.m.
$5 will get you a paper grocery bag which you can fill with any item in the sale.

Call the Library at 412.835.2207 if you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mystery Author: Kathryn Miller Haines

Meet the local author, actor and award-winning playwright at the Bethel Park Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 20th at 1pm! She will discuss her new novel The Winter of Her Discontent.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Adult Summer Reading Club! Win Prizes!

Enter at the Library and win prizes by reading!

A $20 Gift Certificate is drawn every week:

· June 7th - Bethel Bakery
· June 14th - Wal-Mart
· June 21st - Giant Eagle
· June 28th - Starbucks
· July 5th - Pasta Too
· July 12th - Borders
· July 19th - Simon Mall
· July 26th - Best Buy
· Aug. 2nd - Carmike Cinemas
· Aug. 9th - Eat ’n Park

End of Summer Grand Prize - Bethel Park Library Beach Chair

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Thursday Morning Book Club

New Members Welcome!
Last Thursday of the Month - 10:00 am at Panera Bread, South Park Shops

June 26th
Run by Anne Patchett

July 31st
Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

August 28th
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt

September 25th
Saturday by Ian McEwan

October 30th
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

December 4th (November Meeting)
Meet You in Hell by Les Standiford

January 29th
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

February 26th
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer

March 26th
Rainbow’s End by Laruen St. John

April 26th
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Come and share your thoughts on these great books!
Call the Library at 412.835.2207 if you have any questions!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

One Book, One Community

The One Book, One Community is a community-unifying program that was developed to bring people together through reading! Beginning in 2003, the Allegheny County Library Assocation has chosen a book each year to encourage readers to share the same literary experience.

The newest book selection is:
I'm Proud of You by Tim Madigan

Click here to find out more or ask your librarian!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Politics: Is the Truth Stranger than Fiction?

Political Fiction

Sammy's House by Kristin Gore

Act of Treason by Vince Flynn

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

The West Wing: The complete seventh season

more fiction...

Political Non-Fiction

Now It's My Turn : a daughter's chronicle of political life by Mary Cheney

The Way to Win : taking the White House in 2008 by Mark Halperin and John F. Harris

Too Close to Call : the thirty-six-day battle to decide the 2000 election by Jeffrey Toobin

William Henry Harrison by Steven Otfinoski

more non-fiction...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

February is Black History Month

August Wilson

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, this Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright was one of the most influential and prolific African-American writers of the 20th Century.

Check out his books here!

Find out more about August Wilson at the following websites:

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

Need some help with your New Year's resolutions?
Check out these items at the library!

The Biggest Loser Fitness Program: fast, safe and effective workouts (613.25 GR)

The Last Chance Millionaire : it's not too late to become wealthy (332.024 AN)

Become a Better You: 7 keys to improving your life every day (248.4 OS)

Know-how : the 8 skills that separate people who perform from those who don't (658.4092 CH)