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Last Library Book Sale of the Year: Your Wednesday

Also, Celtic Woman visits Sands, special feature documentary screening on drug and alcohol addiction at SteelStacks.

(Credit: Bethlehem Area Public Library)
(Credit: Bethlehem Area Public Library)

Shop for holiday gifts or just shop for yourself at the last book sale of the year at the main branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library on Church Street.

Known by many as the “best book sale in the Lehigh Valley,” the sale is held six times a year for two days—Wednesday and Saturday—and features a wide selection of new and gently used books, music and movies.

This sale will feature many holiday themed items in addition to a huge selection of new releases, first editions, classics, and children’s books for every taste. The sale has an inventory of 15,000 items and volunteers restock as the sale goes on.

All proceeds benefit the library. The sale starts at noon and continues until 8 p.m. and then resumes Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here's what else is going on in Bethlehem today:

  • Godfrey Daniels hosts an evening of traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas and songs at the free monthly Irish Seisun at 7:30 p.m. All musicians, singers, dancers and lovers of Irish music welcome.
  • The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks hosts a one-night only special screening of The Anonymous People, a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions. Learn more at theanonymouspeople.com. Tickets are $10. The film begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • Celtic Woman, that global sensation singing ensemble that seems to be on PBS all the time, visits the Sands Bethlehem Event Center for a holiday concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $79.50 and $60.

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