The following events have been scheduled for the Palmerton Area Library:
Preschool story hour
Preschool Story Hour is held at 10:30 a.m. each Friday through the school year. Programs are free and there is no preregistration. All are welcome.
A knitting club has been organized for all area residents interested in knitting, crocheting and other crafts. See what's new in the crafts and share stories. Ideas will be discussed about knitting for various charities. The club is free and meets the first and third Monday of each month at the library from 6-8 p.m. New members are welcome.
Third Monday Book Club
An adult book club meets the third Monday of each month at the library. Readers may bring a bag lunch and attend the club from noon to 1:15. Stop in at the library for more information. New members are welcome. The club will meet Sept. 20 with a discussion of "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini.
Yoga classes are offered on Saturday mornings at 9 o'clock and Wednesday morning yoga classes are back and will run through Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. There is a fee. Call the teacher at (570) 386-8688 for more information.
The library sponsors a used book sale in the basement on a daily basis. New used books arrive daily along with videos, puzzles and CDs. Over 2,000 books and videos are available.
Board of trustees meeting
The board of directors of the Palmerton Area Library meets the third Wednesday of each month at the library at 4 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
Friends of the Palmerton Area Library
The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Stop in the library to pick up a membership form or join online and find out opportunities to volunteer and serve the library. Visitors and new members are welcome.
Teen Advisory Group
The Teen Advisory Group is for students in grades 7-12 and meets at the library after school on the first Wednesday of the month. New members are welcome. The group is currently remodeling and painting a section of the library basement.
Tail Waggin' Tutors
Tail Waggin' Tutors, children reading to dogs sponsored by Therapy Dogs International, Inc. will be at the library the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. until noon. This is free to all area children but they must register ahead of time for a time slot. Practice your reading skills with no pressure. Sessions will resume the second Saturday in October. Call the library to reserve a time slot.
A quilt show will be held from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10. Call the library for more information.
The library has started a new volunteer program. Ask at the desk for a volunteer packet and sign up to help shelve books, work in the book sale, decorate the display window, adopt a shelf, help with the teen group, etc. Individuals must be at least 13 years old.
Computer classes will be offered again beginning Sept. 23. Choose from Newbie/Beginner, Intermediate or Digital Camera. Each workshop meets four times. There is a fee. Class size is limited.
Watercolor painting classes for adults will be taught by Paula Zelienka at the library on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. beginning Sept. 22. Call Paula at (610) 824-4962 for more information.