Friday, December 27, 2019

Take a Free Class to Start the New Year!

Start the year off right by learning something new!

Universal Class is free with your Library Card and offers over 500 online courses on a variety of subjects.  Learn photography, office skills, cooking, pet training, psychology, real estate, creative writing...the list goes on and on!

Ask your Librarian today how to get started with Universal Class!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Check Consumer Reports for Last Minute Gifts

Use your Library Card to access Consumer Reports articles for product reviews and ratings!

Check here before you buy!

All you need is your Library Card #.  Please call the Library with any questions. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Hoopla Holidays

Your free Library service HOOPLA (download the hoopla app at your app store) has music, movies and more for this holiday season!

Items on HOOPLA are

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Handmade Holidays!

Check out these holiday items on Overdrive/Libby (fine-free)!

Ask us about Library Apps too!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Holiday Happenings in Pittsburgh

Find something festive to do this year!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Start Celebrating!

 Check out some of  
and start enjoying the Holidays!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

U.S. History

Learn more about our great country online 
with your Library Card!  

Gale U.S. History in Context is an engaging eresource offering information on people, events and topics that helped create and shape the nation. 

Topics include the arrival of Vikings in North America, the American Revolution, 9/11 and the War on Terror.

Access on the county database page, along with many other valuable resources. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Volunteer at the Library

Check out our Volunteer Page for opportunities
 to help out the Library!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Cooking Magazines on Flipster

For free cooking magazines with your Library Card, check your app store for Flipster or access on the web!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

PA Photos and Documents

Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across PA.  Please ask your Librarian about the many other amazing eResources!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Halloween and Horror

Your Library has all your Halloween needs covered online!

Use Overdrive/Libby for horror fiction.  Check out Stephen King and other favorites on ebook or eaudio.

Hoopla has horror videos and Halloween music (including songs for kids)

Flipster provides access to home decorating and cooking magazines such as Martha Stewart Living to get into the festive spirit. 

Apps available too! Search your app store for Libby, Hoopla and Flipster. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoopla Has What's Popular - NOW!

Use hoopla on your computer, tablet or download the free app for your smartphone! 

All free and fine-free with your Library card!


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Witches of Pennsylvania

Join us for a special event at the Library!

Author Thomas White will be here to discuss his book Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore on Wednesday, October 16th at 7pm

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

Friday, September 27, 2019

Fall Books

From People Magazine,
the Best Books of Fall 2019

For the complete digital version of People Magazine, including back issues and other magazines, check out Flipster - FREE with your Library Card! (or search your app store for Flipster) 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Burgh Books

Ask your Librarian with help searching for items including our ebook/eaudio collection.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Laptops, Smartphones, etc.

Take a FREE class on your smartphone, tablet or computer!
The Library also has many books to help you with ever-changing technology. 

Call the Library today to set up your FREE class - 412.835.2207.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Best Homes In Literature

Explore some of the best homes in fiction!


Friday, August 30, 2019

Your Lucky Day!

The Library's Overdrive/Libby free ebook/eaudio service just added a fun new feature!

Check the Lucky Day Collection for popular titles that are available NOW! (no holds, no waiting)

It could be your Lucky Day!  

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Author Visit


Thursday September 12th at 7PM
Bethel Park Public Library

Kathryn Bashaar’s book The Saint’s Mistress is a novelization of the relationship that Saint Augustine mentions only briefly in his Confessions.  Kathryn will talk the process of writing her book, and introduce you to the human side of Saint Augustine and the woman he loved before he became a father of the Church.  You will also learn about the turbulent world of the 4th and early 5th centuries, when the Roman Empire was falling and the power of the Church was rising.

Please register at the Front Desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207. 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Plant Swap!


What's a Plant Swap?
Plant Swaps are a fun way to get rid of any extra plants you may have by trading with other gardeners!

Tips for 1st Time Swappers:
* Plants should be in a container
* Label plants as well as possible (annual/perennial, sun/shade, etc.)
* Dig plants a few days in advance
* Plants should be watered, pest and disease free


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Test Prep - Back to School

Your Library subscribes to the Testing and Education Reference Center

 This eResource offers free practice tests and ebooks for the SAT and ACT!

Also included is a College Planning Center with advice, a college and scholarship search, and much more!

Ask your Librarian today about the Testing and Education Reference Center. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Summer's Almost Gone!


Before it's too late, 
reads these
from Oprah!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Adult Books for Fall

From Publisher's Weekly, the Fall Preview!

Ask your Librarian today how to place holds online!

Thursday, July 25, 2019


Read popular magazines on your phone or device! FREE with your Library Card!

Flipster (search your app store) gives access to dozens of titles including People, Rolling Stone, Prevention, The New Yorker and Martha Stewart Living to name a few!

OverDrive Magazines (app also available) covers subjects such as crafts, lifestyle, health and more!

Consumer Reports is also available free with your Library Card!

Please ask your Librarian for assistance if needed.  

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Military History Classes

Take FREE courses on World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the History of Terrorism and the Gulf War. 
Ask today about Universal Class. Free with your Library Card.  

Accounts must be created inside the Library.  
Once created, access anywhere!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Hiking in PA

This Summer, check out some of these books and ebooks on trails in Pennsylvania!

Also, find more info at Explore PA Trails.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Great Outdoors

Read Outside!

Check out this special collection of ebooks and eaudio from Overdrive/Libby!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Hoopla Music

Check out music on Hoopla! 


Go to to get started. 

Ask your Librarian if you have any questions!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Independence Day

Learn more from the Library of Congress about July 4th and the powerful and historic Declaration of Independence

Want more?! Access maps, journal articles and other information with U.S. History in Context

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Books for the Summer

From Newsweek,

Need more?
Try Select Reads

Ask your Librarian about our Reader's Advisory Resource NOVELIST PLUS that includes Author Bios, Read-Alikes, and more!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Summer Roadtrip!

Don't forget about the Library's free eaudio collection on your next trip this Summer!

Listen with your Library Card.  Download the Libby and Hoopla apps!

Please ask for assistance if needed. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Adult Summer Reading Raffle

Read a book (or listen) and enter a chance to win a prize!

Sign up at the Library or online!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Pittsburgh Books

From Discover the Burgh,

should have in their home library. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Memorial Day

Celebrate Memorial Day 

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Check out an item and ask your Librarian for more information on the Armed Forces.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Saved the Best for Last

From the Washington Post, the 23 most unforgettable last sentences in fiction.

Please ask if you need assistance finding a title.  Your Library also has ebooks and eaudio available!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Best Summer Reads

Check out these sites from around the web on what to read this Summer:

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Author Talk


Presented by Roselyn Wilkinson, MBA, CFP

When it comes to your money and finances, are you a damsel in distress? Well there's no need to wait for Prince Charming and no settling for being "princess". Why not move right up to Queen?  It's time to own your financial life just as you do your career and health. Set your own goals and don't abdicate your financial health to anyone else. If the whole idea of financial planning scares you, know that financial planning is no more complicated than eight-grade math. You can do this. After all, you're the Queen

Learn more at

Wednesday, May 29th at 7pm
Bethel Park Public Library

Please register at the Front Desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Got a Minute?

Check out One Minute Reviews by Library Director Christine McIntosh. Get quick recommendations on books you may have missed!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Ace That Exam!

Your Library subscribes to free practice tests and ebooks for a variety of exams including GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT.  

Subjects include Medical/Nursing, Law Enforcement, Postal, Teacher and more! 

Ask your Librarian today about the Testing and Education Reference Center!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Author Quiz

Test your knowledge and take
the Famous Author Quiz from Britannica!

Need to brush up?  Ask your Librarian about our author and literature eResources

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Upcoming Releases

Check out Publishers Weekly's new and upcoming book titles!

Ask your Librarian how to reserve a book and check for an ebook!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


The county has a new eLibrary webpage!

Check out the new page that offers databases, ebooks, language learning and so much more!

Please ask your Librarian for assistance and tips on searching!

Get Connected with Your Library

Get the latest Library news, event and class info!  
Sign up for the following:

Friday, April 12, 2019

Coolest Characters

Take a look at 
the 40 Coolest Characters in Literature!

Ask your Librarian if you need assistance 
finding a title.  

Saturday, April 6, 2019

National Library Week

Come to the Library and take a class, register for online courses, and check out a book, dvd, or even a guitar!

Ask your Librarian about all of our amazing resources! (many you don't know about!)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Author Emily Rodavich

Emily Rodavich has published two books about extraordinary experiences which she calls “mystical interludes.”  The first book is a memoir about her mind-boggling events and the many ways they have benefited her life; the second is a collection of amazing stories sent to her by other people.  She will share some stories from her books, and believing that everybody has mystical interludes, she will invite you to examine your own experiences and offer you some tips on how you can increase your mystical interludes to enhance your life.

Thursday, April 11th at 7pm 
Bethel Park Public Library

Please register at the Front Desk or call the Library at 412.835.2207.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Newest DVDs

Browse the newest of the new!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Fix Your Car with Your Library Card

Your Library provides free access to the Chilton Library, an online resource with automobile repair procedures, diagrams and more!

Ask your Librarian if you have any questions. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring is Here!

Sharpen up your gardening skills!

Ask us about ebooks and digital magazines too!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Author Biographies

Want to learn more about your favorite author from a trusted source?

Use one of these eResources!

Find articles from reference books, academic journals, primary sources, images and more.