Friday, December 29, 2017

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

From the American Psychological Association, these tips can help with your New You!

Also check out the following resources at your Library:

Want to learn something new this year?  Ask your Librarian about Universal Class to gain access to over 500 online courses. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Events this Season

Check out the Pittsburgh Holiday Event Calendar for fun activities this Season!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Holiday Cooking

Stop in and grab a few Holiday Cookbooks to help you celebrate with friends and family.  Impress them with a new tasty recipe! 

Can't make it into the Library in time? we have ebooks you can check out from home!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Basic Literacy - Testing and Eduation Reference Center

The Bethel Park Public Library supports the PA Forward initiative by providing Basic Literacy resources for the community.

Use the Testing and Education Reference Center database to find Basic Skills English/Writing Tutorials and GED practice tests!

Ask your Librarian today how to access this resource from home with your Library Card!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Hoopla

Hoopla, one of your Library's many free eresources, offers holiday ebooks, music, eaudio and more to help you get into the Holiday Spirit!

Ask your Librarian for assistance.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

eHoliday items!

Your Library's eResources have many items available for your computer or mobile device this holiday season!

Use RBdigital to access Christmas Baking

Log-in to Overdrive for ebooks on crafts and cooking

Watch Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas on Qello

Any Questions?  Please contact your Librarian.  

Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017 National Book Awards

The National Book Award Winners were just announced.

Check out the website and ask your Librarian to help you find the title you are interested in!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Universal Class / Financial Literacy

Universal Class,
free service from your Library offering over 500 classes, provides courses on Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Business!

Register at the Library
and start a free class today!

These classes help support the PA Forward Financial Literacy initiative.  Libraries can help citizens become informed consumers, and guide individuals, small businesses, and other organizations to contribute to the economic vitality of their community through innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Consumer Health Complete Class

Learn how to use Consumer Health Complete - a free Library eResource, that provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information.  Users can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, articles and more!

Tuesday, November 14th at 10am
Must Register - Call 412.835.2207 to reserve a seat.

This event supports The PA Forward Health Literacy initiative in helping citizens manage their own and their family's well-being, and empower them to live longer, more productive lives.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Most Read Book by State

Find out what book is popular in each state using this one map!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cooking and Baking Classes

Getting ready for the Holidays?
Take a cooking or baking course with Universal Class!

Universal Class is your Library's free educational eresource that offers over 500 online courses!

Register at the Library and access anywhere with an internet connection.

Ask your Librarian how to set-up your account today.
* Don't forget about our digital magazine collection full of cooking and food periodicals!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Horror DVDs

Check out a horror film 
for Halloween!

Ask to request item if unavailable. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween Costumes for Book Lovers

Costumes based on your favorite literary characters!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Horror Fiction

Get into the spooky spirit and check out some horror fiction this season.

Use library literature eresources such as NoveList, the Literature Resource Center and Biography in Context to find book reviews, author information and more!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wonder Woman

Thursday, October 19th at 7pm

Wonder Woman first appeared in Sensation Comics in 1942. Since that time she has been recognized as the foremost female superhero, influencing generations of creators and characters. Join us for a presentation of her history, the background story of her creation, and the ongoing story of her influence, both in comics and the world.
Presenter Wayne Wise is a comic book writer, artist, retailer, and scholar living in Pittsburgh. He has a BA in History and an MA in Clinical Psychology. He is a published author and pop culture journalist. He has taught classes on Comics and Pop Culture at Chatham University, and taught seminars on Writing for Comics at Seton Hill and Point Park University. He serves on the Board of the Pittsburgh ToonSeum where he has presented numerous lectures and workshops.

Visit his website at

Held in Council Chambers - Please register at the Front Desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Banned Books Week 2017

September 24-30, 2017

Exercise your First Amendment and read 
a banned book!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Smart Author Database!

Sign up for Author Check!

This free service enables you to create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in your library's catalog.
You will receive an email notice as soon as the library orders a new title by one of your authors, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold!

Friday, September 8, 2017

An Evening of Spirited Messages

Dr. Debbie Pakler will return Thursday, October 19th for a Library fundraiser.  Purchase tickets here or at the Library.

In the meantime, check out these books in our collection!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Learning Outside the Classroom - OverDrive

Check out the "Learning Doesn't Only Happen in the Classroom" collection from OverDrive -  your free ebook resource from the Library! 

Read hilarious life lessons, moving stories of the human spirit, and inspirational historical figures.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

New Fun Fundraiser


Don't miss the Library's 
Battle of the Books Fundraiser this November!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Back to School

Take a FREE course through the Library's Universal Class eResource this Fall!

You MUST first register at the Library, but then you take over 500 free, online classes in the comfort of your own home!

Class subjects include:

Office Skills
Crafts & Hobbies
Alternative Medicine
Psychology Entrepreneurship
Real Estate
Pet and Animal Care
and much more!

Ask your Librarian today!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

National Book Lovers Day

Today is National Book Lovers Day!
Celebrate by checking out a book or ebook!

Not a reader but still want to observe the day?  Take a look at a Library eResource (movies, music, tv, lessons, and more).

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Get a Head Start

Take a look at Publishers Weekly's list of anticipated books for Fall 2017! 

The List includes fiction, memoirs, music, politics and more.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Authors' Zone

Check out the Authors' Zone: the place where authors meet and learn!

 The Authors’ Zone in Collaboration with Ann Howley-Author and CCAC, will host the 4th Annual Writers’ Conference at CCAC on September 9, 2017.  Click here for details.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer Concerts
It's not too late to catch a free summer concert at the South Park Amphitheater!

Ask your Librarian about our free Music eResources: Qello and freegal.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Improvements to eResources

New improvements to OneClickdigital eaudio, Zinio emagazines, and OverDrive! 

OneClickdigital and Zinio are now RBdigital eaudio and RBdigital emagazines!   They have also combined into one RBdigital App for your devices -  more functionality and full of titles!

OverDrive (ebooks, eaudio and more) has created Libby.
A fresh and new way to use your Library!  Learn more here!

Ask your Librarian if you have any questions. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Library App

Upgrade your OneClickdigital (eaudio) app to the new RBdigital app!

 Same login, same checked out items, stored wishlists, holds, and history, plus more functionality!

Zinio for Libraries (emagazines) will also be merging into the same RDdigital app, sharing with OneClickdigital!

The Zinio for Libraries transition to the RBdigital app will begin in mid-July.

Please ask your Librarian if you have any questions.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Independence Day

Celebrate our freedom and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by reading up on our great nation!

Ask your Librarian about History databases for more information. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Memorial and Gift Books

Recognize someone special and support your Library.

Pay tribute with a book or item donated to the Bethel Park Public Library in the name of the person you would like to commend. This donation will be a cultured and appreciated remembrance for anyone who has touched your life, able to be enjoyed by others for years to come.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

New Catalog

In case you haven't noticed, the county library system has a new online catalog!
Please give us your feedback
Don't forget, you can always use the Classic Catalog or ask a Librarian for help.