Tuesday, December 29, 2015

End of the Year

by the New Yorker. 


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Library Fundraiser

 at the Bethel Park Community Center

January 30th at 7pm 
Dinner by Pasta Too


 Tickets available at the Library or online!

Call 412.835.2207 with any questions. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Events

Looking for some Holiday Cheer?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Access the Library's digital magazines on your tablet, computer or smartphone!  Sign up for Zinio today!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Get in the Spirit!

Don't forget about our holiday films!

Ask us if you cannot find your favorite!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Gift Idea

Access to books, DVDs, CDs, mp3, articles, e-magazines, e-videos and so much more!

Overdrive eBooks

Ask us about Overdrive's free ebooks!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Bethel Park Library Database

ArtistWorks for Libraries is the latest addition to our collection of e-resources!
Your free account (with library card) provides unlimited access to lessons for instruments, voice and physical arts.

Ask your Librarian today how to register! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Collections - Hoopla

Browse Hoopla, the Library's free video, audio, e-book database, for special collections of materials such as Adapted to Film, Adult Holiday, Children's Holiday, Disney Audio Books, and so much more!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Power Library

Part of our vast collection of e-resources, Power Library has a variety of databases for anyone with an Allegheny County library card. 


Sunday, November 1, 2015


Get great ideas for your holiday entertaining!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Book Alerts

Get notified when newest books are at your library!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Supernatural

We have your books and movies to scare you this season!


Ask us about even more horror films, graphic novels and other frightening stories!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Horror Lovers

Find all kinds of fear and terror at the Horror Writers Association.

Information on awards, reading suggestions, writing tips, and much more is waiting just for you!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ghost Hunting!


The Western PA Paranormal Hunters will tell of their personal paranormal experiences and share dramatic evidence captured during their investigations.  Whether you’re a firm believer or a skeptic, by the end of the night we guarantee you will be scratching your head and saying...what was that? This is a fun, free event for all ages. Just the thing to get you in the Halloween "spirit"!

Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Autumn is Here!

Goodreads has your Autumn Book Lists!


Let us know if you can't find the book you are looking for!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Banned & Challenged Book Week

Banned Books Week is September 27th - October 3rd.


Come into the Library and check out our display of some of the most frequently challenged and banned books.

Celebrate your right to read!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Computer Books

Check out our new books on:

Ask us about our computer lessons and Universal Class database.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Library Fundraiser!

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Questions?  Call us at 412.835.2207. 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Explore New Worlds. Read.

Read.gov offers book lists, news, webcasts and many other resources to help you explore new worlds!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Root for the Home Team!

Let's go Bucs!

Learn more about your Pittsburgh Pirates!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Library Newsletter

Receive Library news in your email!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Catalog Service!

Receive your notifications by text!
Connect with your library account via your texting service and receive your request information, late fees, etc. on your phone.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fall Reading Preview

Amazon.com has revealed their Big Fall Books list!
Please ask for assistance if you cannot find your book in the Library!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Legal Documents - FREE

LawDepot, your free DIY legal documents e-resource, offers everyday personal and business legal forms!
Forms include Last Will & Testament, Power of Attorney, Commercial Lease Agreement, Living Will, and so much more!
Call us for assistance at 412.835.2207!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Upcoming Programs

Many of our Fall programs are now listed on our Event Calendar.
Classes, bookclubs, groups, and so much more!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Best Books of 2015...So Far

Time has chosen the best books of the year so far! 
See if your favorite has made the list.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer's Almost Gone!

The Adult Summer Reading Club ends Sunday, August 2nd!
You can still submit online entries until Sunday at midnight.
Last chance to submit paper entries is Saturday, August 1st by 5pm.
Good Luck and enjoy the rest of the summer!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 60th Anniversary to Bethel Bakery and
the Bethel Park Public Library!
Look for details for our upcoming celebration!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

NoveList New Feature

NoveList, your library's reader's advisory database, has a new feature:
Keeping Up...Genres!
This new addition to an already fabulous collection of book suggestions and reviews was created for readers who would like to learn more about a specific genre. 
Genres include Thrillers, Fantasy, Horror, Historical Fiction and more.
Questions?  Ask your librarian today!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

eTeens / eResources

Check out the Allegheny County Public Library eTeen page.
 Find many of our e-resources for teens here!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Always Available E-Books!

The Library's Overdrive E-book databases has books that are always available for check-out!
They do not even count against your check-out limits!

Friday, July 3, 2015


hoopla, one of your library's databases for e-video, e-books, comics and more, has changed it's look!

Browse materials that include the Academy Awarding winning film Silver Linings Playbook!

Please ask your Librarian for assistance.

Summer Events

Summer is flying by!
Don't forget to check out these local events this season!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Have a suggestion? A compliment?

4th of July

Read up on Independence Day!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Books for Graduates

Finally get that diploma? Congratulations!
 Take a moment and check out Time magazine's

Friday, June 19, 2015

Non-Fiction Summer Reads

Prefer Non-Fiction on a lazy summer day?

OverDrive Videos

Did you know that the Library's OverDrive database has more than just E-Books?
Browse the video collection by subject and see what your missing!

Need help?  Give us a call at 412.835.2207.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer Reads

Hot Summer Books!
Check out these lists for Summer 2015:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Global E-Book Club

Join the fun and find out about OverDrive's
Ask us today how to get the e-book through the Library's database.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jim O'Brien

Sports Author and Historian
Jim O'Brien will be at
the Bethel Park Public Library on
Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm!
Register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Adult Summer Reading Club 2015

Read books and win prizes!  
Register online or at the library for our annual free contest running June 8th-August 2nd.

1. Sign up
  2. Read or listen to any book
3. Fill out an entry form (or submit online) for each item read or listened to (don't forget about the Library's ebooks)

Prizes drawn weekly! See list below:

All entries are submitted for the  
Grand Prize - Drone with Camera!
The Library also offers Summer Reading Clubs for Teens and Children!  Call for details - 412.835.2207.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Early Summer Reading

The Washington Post has your early summer reading list!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day

Celebrate Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Library Book Clubs

We offer morning and evening book clubs for all types of readers including mystery and movie lovers!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Under the Umbrella Tree

Join us on Tuesday, May 19th at 7pm for a screening of the documentary Under the Umbrella Tree.
Visit Bright Kids Uganda for more information.
Please call the Library at 412.835.2207 to register.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Don't forget about Library databases!
Free access to articles, medical information, auto repair, language learning, and so much more!
Visit today and take our survey!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Night of Suspense


Former police officer and Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, J.J. Hensley will be at the Bethel Park Library on
Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm!
J.J. Hensley will discuss his thrilling and suspenseful novels Resolve, Measure Twice and more!
Please register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Post-Gazette Article on J.J. Hensley

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Earth Day is Everyday!

Did you miss Earth Day?  Celebrate Everyday!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Game of Thrones Readalikes!

Can't get enough Game of Thrones?
Try one of these similar reads!


Thursday, April 9, 2015


Your Life, Your Words:
How to Write a Memoir
Presented by Ann K. Howley,
from Oak Tree Press
Everyone has a story to tell.  In this fun, informative, and FREE workshop, Ann Howley, author of an award-winning memoir, will discuss tips on how to write a memoir including publishing options.
Thursday, April 16th at 7pm
Please register at the front desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.