Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Events

See what's happening around town this Holiday Season!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Entertainment

Access Holiday Movies and Music with your free Library Hoopla account!
Ask us how!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Support the Library and Win!

Buy a ticket today!
They make great holiday gifts!
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

FREE Holiday Music

Looking for holiday music this year?
Try the Library's FREE e-resource Freegal!
Each Library card holder can download 5 songs per week - FREE!
The Freegal Music database has a variety of holiday music for you to enjoy right now! 

Please call the Library at 412.835.2207 with any questions.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Local Author

Pittsburgh's Forgotten Civil War Regiment
Presented by local author Ernest D. Spisak
Author Ernest D. Spisak will discuss his book Pittsburgh's Forgotten Civil War Regiment which lets the men of the 62nd speak for themselves, describing in letters home, the hardships of long marches and camp life, the homesickness, the deaths, defeats and the victories that defined their experience in the great struggle to save the union.
Saturday, December 13th at 11am
Bethel Park Public Library
Please register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 lists the Best Books (so far) of 2014.
Don't forget about the Library's Amazon Smile fundraising program!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Holiday Cooking

Time to start preparing for the holidays.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Local Haunts!

Meet some of your ghostly neighbors!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Local Author

Reliving Childhood
in the 1960's:
Local author Karen Gennari will host a discussion of her novel The Crab Hollow Chronicles at the Bethel Park Library on October 15 at 7pm.  The Crab Hollow Chronicles is a fictitious memoir based on Karen’s experiences growing up in a neighborhood full of boys in 1961/62.  Targeting baby boomers, it includes the headlines, people, products, sports, and music of the early 1960’s as well as references to the Pittsburgh area.  In addition to discussing her book and childhood of that time period, her program will also consist of photos and a large display of 1950’s and 60’s memorabilia, including a Lionel train, a Howdy Doody doll, Charles Chips can, a collection of gum wrappers, original Pittsburgh Press articles on the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, and much more.
About Karen Gennari:
As a class assignment in seventh grade, Karen wrote an autobiography, which she still possesses today.  The last line reads, “When I grow up, I want to be an English teacher,” and that is exactly what she did. She has written articles for The Sixties in America and The Seventies in America, published by Salem Press, but The Crab Hollow Chronicles is her first foray into full-length fiction writing.  Now retired, Karen is a member of the 75-voice South Hills Chorale. She lives in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, with her husband Frank and travels to Houston and San Jose to visit her two children and three grandchildren.

 Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm
Bethel Park Public Library 

Please register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Support and Laugh!

Get your tickets before it's too late!

Call the Library for more information -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Banned Books Week is
September 21st - 27th 2014


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Literary Podcasts

Check out this collection of podcasts that includes interviews with authors and writers about their books, their writing habits, their favorite novels and more!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Debbie Pakler, PhD, Psychic Medium

An Evening with Debbie Pakler, PhD, Psychic Medium and author of the new book,  
The Grief Revolution

 Tuesday, September 16th at 7pm 

Psychic Medium, Debbie Pakler will return to Bethel Park Library once again to share messages with audience members and introduce her new book, 
The Grief Revolution.

Included in the discussion will be:

· After-death communication - a natural process

 · 5 Stages of Grief – fact or fiction?

 · The new approach to the grieving process – ways of making the grieving process less difficult and life more enjoyable. 

Messages for audience members:  As always, Debbie’s presentation will be filled with information, good stories and lots of humor. After the presentation there will be a book-signing and you will be able to purchase her book ($13.00-cash only).

Please register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Library Quiz

Help us help you!

Please take this quick Library User Quiz.

New Book Club!

The Library has a new book club!

The Books to Movies Book Club will have it's first meeting on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7pm in Study Room #1 at the Library.

Join us as we discuss The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - the book and movie!

Please contact the Library at 412.835.2207 with any question. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fall Preview!

Get a jump on the season!
Publishers Weekly has just released their "Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2014" list!

 Call the library or stop in to place a reserve.

Friday, August 15, 2014

FREE Legal Forms

Your Library has a new database!

Law Depot provides access to thousands of do-it-yourself legal forms across all categories, including Real Estate, Business, Human Resources, and Wills.  Forms can be saved, edited, and printed.

To access Law Depot, follow the steps below:

1. Go to

2. Scroll over E-Resources at the top of page

3. Click on Database Search


4. Click on the Consumer Resources Category

5. Click on Law Depot 
(type in your Library Card # when prompted)

Please ask your Librarian if you have any questions!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Help Your Library!

Don't forget to shop at AmazonSmile -
A percentage of your purchase price will be donated to the Bethel Park Public Library!

AmazonSmile is the same as the you know and love except that you will be supporting the Bethel Park Library when you buy!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Staff Favorite!

Fantastic Fiction is a readers' advisory website that allows users to browse or search fiction authors.

You will find book summaries, series and collection information, new and "coming soon" fiction and more!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Free Digital Library of Books, Music and More

The Internet Archive is a non-profit library of internet sites and cultural artifacts in digital form. 

One of the Archive's goals is to preserve the internet medium for generations to come.  It also strives to provide open and free access to literature and other significant cultural contributions to the public.

Explore saved websites, digital movies (such as concerts, films, broadcasts), ebooks, audio (such as poetry readings, radio news programming, music) and more! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Last Chances to Win

As Summer winds down, so does the
 Adult Summer Reading Club.

However there are still a few weeks left to 
 sign-up and win gift cards! 


Enter inside the library or online!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Your Inside Source

The Book Insider is the book lover's source for news, tips and deals!

Rather than offer recommendations and reviews, this website provides industry news and unique articles for readers.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Happy Birthday U.S.A.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fiction Writing Courses - Universal Class

The Library's free database Universal Class offers a variety of writing courses for aspiring novelists. 

Choose from:

* Historical Fiction Writing 101
* Writing Women's Fiction 101
* Creative Writing Workshop
* Novel Writing 101
* How to Write a Short Story 101
* Mystery Writing 101
* Romance Writing 101
* Creative Writing for Beginners
* Humor Writing 101
* Paranormal Romance Writing 101
* Writing the Great American Short Story

Ask your librarian today how to sign-up for 
Universal Class!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My Guilty Pleasure

 Find out what embarrassing yet addicting books authors are reading!

NPR's My Guilty Pleasure webpage provides titles and reviews of books you may not want to admit you love!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Library Videos!

Watch the Bethel Park Public Library's own TV show - Check it Out!
Learn about library news, events, and keep an eye out for special guests.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Book Series Release Calendar offers a free Book Release Calendar to help you keep track of your favorite series!
You can search FictFact or browse by author, series, or genre.  

Register with the site and receive email alerts so you don't miss the release of that next book!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Writing Workshop

Prsented by Author Bethany Hensel

Writing, Editing, Publishing is a workshop for the savvy writer who wants to know how to make his or her book the best it can be.
 Author Bethany Hensel (Unstoppable) with special guest, editor Caitlin McNulty (McNulty Editing) teach participants about the different types of editing and share pro tips on how you can apply these tricks to your own manuscript. 
  Saturday, June 14th at 11 a.m.
Bethel Park Public Library
Extras: Participants are encouraged to bring in one chapter of their work if they would like to receive feedback.

 Please register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.