Monday, December 24, 2012

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Let us help you with your New Year's Resolutions!
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Music

Click on the picture below for some 
holiday music!

Holiday Events

Looking for something to do this 
holiday season?
Click on the links below for some ideas!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Holiday Crafts

Click on the picture below for arts and crafts ideas!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Book Awards

Check out these websites for award winning books!
If the Bethel Park Library does not own what you are looking for, let us know and we can order it for you!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Check out some of our cookbooks for a fantastic feast!
click on picture!
And for dessert...
click on picture!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Steampunk Fiction

Steampunk Fiction
Join us for a book talk on steampunk fiction:
what it is, popular author and titles, as well as excepts from books of this genre. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is widely used in futuristic ways and is based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style and art.
Wednesday, November 14th at 7 pm
Bethel Park Public Library
 Please register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Want to suggest a purchase?
Have a general suggestion?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Help Your Education or Career today! FREE!

Try the Bethel Park Library's unique database!
The Testing and Education Reference Center offers books and practice tests for high school, college prep, grad school, specific careers and for international learners!
Practice Tests include: 
 AP exams, SAT, GRE, Real Estate, Social Work, Postal, PRAXIS, LSAT, and so many more!
The database also has basic computer classes
and a resume builder!
New accounts MUST be created in the Library
Give us a call at 412.835.2207 and
we can create your account over the phone!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Get in the Spirit!



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Horror Books

Looking for a scary read?

Take a look at one of the booklists below.

Goodreads Horror Book Lists

Horror Writers Association

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding book availablity.  If we do not own, we can get!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Crossover Book Club

Are you an adult who liked The Hunger Games or the Twilight series? Then this book discussion group is for you. We will read contemporary titles published for young adults but that have appeal for adults. Read Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: we will be discussing it at our first meeting and selecting future titles for discussion.

Thursday, September 20th at 7pm
Please register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Under the Covers

Did you enjoy Fifty Shades of Grey?
Wondering what to read next?
Join us for a book talk on erotic fiction: what it is and what it isn’t, popular authors and titles, various sub-genres, as well as (tame) excerpts from books of this genre.

Wednesday, September 19th
at 7pm
Please register at the front desk or call the Libray at 412.835.2207.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

E-Reader Class

Need some help with your new e-reader?
The library offers classes every Wednesday on how to use your e-reader and how to check out e-books from the Overdrive database.

Call the library to register at 412.835.2207.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Best Books this Fall!

Check out this article from Publishers Weekly!

Best Books of Fall 2012

Don't forget about the Library's book clubs!  Come and share your thoughts about some of the most talked about books around!  Click here or call the Library for more information.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

a is "a resource for ravenous readers".
You will find timely reviews and more on fiction and nonfiction.
a features starred reviews, hotlists and booklists for all genres.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

What Should I Read Next?!

Ask the Book Seer!
(click on picture)
Can't find the book you want? 
Ask your librarian and have it ordered!

Oprah's New Book Club

Click here for Oprah's New Book Club.

Click here for the old book club and more reading suggestions.

Don't hesistate to ask your librarian for advice on what to read next!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Catalog Help

Use the following tips when searching The Catalog for items:
  • Use upper or lower case letters -- it doesn't make a difference in your search.
  • Punctuation is optional; you may leave out commas, colons, periods or apostrophes.
  • Spelling can affect your search results. Misspelled words can lead to an error message or a "no results" message.
  • For author, title, subject searches, if you are unsure of a spelling, type as much of the word or last name as you know.
  • When performing a Title search, type as much of the Title as you know starting with the first word. Do not type A, An or The, if they are the first words of the title.
  • For keyword searches, spelling must be exact.
  • Always type the LAST NAME first.
  • Remember, you are searching a county-wide catalog system. If you are having trouble locating an item in one library, try expanding your search to a region or to the entire county, by using the Look in the following location. As always, you can request an item and it will be delivered to the library of your choice.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Your Wishlist

Do have a lot of books to read but never the time?
Have a long list of items you are waiting to get to?
Click here to learn how to create your own wishlist!

Free Classes!

Register at the Bethel Park Library for FREE!
Join Universal Class and access over 500 free courses!

Subjects include: Arts and Photography, Business, Computer Training, Cooking, New Age, Psychology, Real Estate, Self-Help, Writing Skills and dozens more!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Adult Summer Reading Club

Join the Library's FREE annual contest!
Just register, read and win!

For each week below,
one winner will be awarded a $25 gift certificate.
· Barnes and Noble - June 17th
· Giant Eagle - June 24th
· Visa - July 1st
· Outback - July 8th
· Walmart - July 15th
· Kohls - July 22nd
· Visa - July 29th
· Walmart - Aug. 5th

Grand Prize: TELESCOPE!
You can also register and submit entries online!
Click here to register via the internet
or stop in and register at the Library.
Contest runs June 11th to August 5th.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Author Talk: Lillian L. Meyers, PH.D

 A certified grief educator, Dr. Meyers is a sought-after international speaker on topics surrounding the grief journey. Retired in 2008 from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Dr. Meyers founded and directed The Grief Training Institute.

 Thursday, June 7th at 7pm
 Bethel Park Public Library
Please register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Library Fundraiser

Call the Library at 412.835.2207 for tickets!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Best-Seller Readalikes from NoveList

The Library's NoveList database offers an amazing amount of suggestions for every fiction reader!
Get book reviews, readalikes, summaries and more!

Follow the directions below to access from home:
  1. Scroll over E-Resources at the top of the page
  2. Click on Database Search
  3. Click on the category Books and Reading
  4. Click on NoveList and enter your library card #.
Please call the Library at 412.835.2207 if you have any questions.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Author Talk at the Bethel Park Library


Dancing in the Rain, Frances G. Joyce's book journeys through the maze of cancer diagnosis, treatment and eventual triumph over this disease. Her goal is to spread cancer awareness, empower men and women to face the challenges of a cancer diagnosis - whether it be a friend or loved one, and to deliver the message that cancer does not have to be a death sentence.

Joyce will also discuss the challenges and rewards of self-publishing.

Thursday, April 19th at 7 p.m.
Bethel Park Public Library

Please register at the front desk or call the library at 421.835.2207.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

One Book, One Community


The 2012 One Book, One Community selection is

edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman.

Find out more about One Book, One Community by clicking below or ask your librarian today!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Catalog Explorer


Try another way to search for items in The Catalog!
Click on the link in The Catalog to access Catalog Explorer.

This version uses a word cloud to show related terms, spelling variations and translations.

Limiters and refiners are listed at the top and right side of your search results.

Have fun and contact the Library with any comments or questions!

Click below to go directly to the Catalog Explorer.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

August Wilson


Click on the book below to check out some of Pittsburgh author August Wilson's work!

His play Fences won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February is African American History Month


Pay tribute, celebrate and learn.
Visit one of these websites or check out a book at the Library today!

For articles, lesson plans and more information, visit the

Ask a Librarian if you have any questions or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ongoing Book Sale


Located upstairs in the beginning of the non-fiction collection.

$1 a book!

This sale won't last long!

A varitey of subjects!

Great books at a great price!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Write a Review!


Write a review of any item in the Catalog!

Find the item in the Catalog and click on the Add a Review box. Then long-in to your Account using the barcode on your library card and your pin #.

If you do not have a pin #, follow the direction on the webpage. If you have forgotten your pin #, contact the library.

Your review will be posted within 48 hours pending evaluation.

Please contact the library if you have any questions at 412.835.2207.