Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library sponsors a monthly book discussion and review. This month's event will be held Jan. 31, at 6 p.m., at the library. The book to be discussed will be "Little Bee," written by Chris Cleave.

A New York Times bestseller, the book follows two strangers and the friendship that blooms between them.

Interested parties may contact the library prior to the event to ensure enough copies of the book are available.

February's selection will be "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. Selections are always subject to change.

New members are always welcome.

For more information on any library programs, visit the website at www.tamaquapubliclibrary.com.

Dog licenses

Schuylkill County Treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2011 dog licenses are now available. Dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed.

Licenses may be obtained at the county courthouse in Pottsville, by mail or at a variety of licensing agents. Locally, those agents include AAA at 202 E. Broad St.; Tom's Auto and Marine, Greenwood Street and Mountain Avenue; and Koch's Farm Service in the Lewistown Valley.

For more information, call McGovern's office at (570) 628-1433.

Primitive Methodist

The Rev. Rodney Hall will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday in Primitive Methodist Church. The service will include a children's sermon. Nursery care is available. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Democrats to meet

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet Monday, at 7:30 p.m., at the East End Fire Company on East Broad Street. The public is welcome to attend.

First Methodist

The Rev. James Cavallero will officiate at two worship services this Sunday, 9:30 a.m. at Salem United Methodist, and 10:45 a.m. at First United Methodist Church.

First Methodist activities for next week include: Tuesday, quilters meet at 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, senior choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.

A new member's class will be held Jan. 23, immediately following the worship service. Lunch will be served. Interested parties may call (570) 668-3344.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, a covered dish social will be held following the service, followed by a congregational meeting.

St. John's Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Confirmation and Sunday school classes meet following the service.

Activities for next week include: Monday, joint meeting of the Social Ministry, Stewardship and Evangelism Committees at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Chime Choir meets at 5:30 p.m., Angel Choir rehearses at 6 p.m., Shepherds at 6:30 p.m. and Praise Choir at 7:30 p.m.

Zion Lutheran

The Rev. Jeffrey Kistler will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Sunday school classes will be held at 8:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the Senior Choir will rehearse at 10:45 a.m. and a new members orientation will be held at 11 a.m.

The Worship and Music Committee will meet next Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

An orientation session for the "cleaning angel" ministry will be held Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m., in the church library. Sign up sheets will be in the Gathering Room. For more information, call (570) 668-2180.