The Palmerton Area Library has announced upcoming events.

Preschool Story Hour is every Friday at 10:30 a.m. It is free.

Tail Waggin' Tutuors Kids Read to Dogs is the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. until noon. It is free but parents must preregister for a time slot by calling the library at (610) 826-3424. The next program will be Jan. 12.

Watercolor painting classes are offered two days a week for children. Call the teacher at (610) 824-4962 for more information. New classes for adults and children are now forming.

Homework Helpers is every Wednesday for grades 7-12 at 2:45 p.m. and for grades 1-6 at 3:15 p.m. Volunteer tutors will help children with homework and other assignments. It is free but parents must register each child.

There is a Teen Advisory Group for teens in grades 5-12. New members are welcome. Check out the painted mural done by the teens this summer. Call the library and ask for Mariann for details.

The Knitting Club meets the first and third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. It is free and open to anyone interested in knitting and crocheting of all skill levels. The club meets all year long.

Third Monday Book Club meets the third Monday of each month from noon until 1 p.m. and discusses a different book each month. On Jan. 21 the club will discuss "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin. New members are welcome.

Yoga classes are offered every Saturday at 9 a.m. Call the teacher at (570) 436-1762 for more information or stop in on Saturday morning.

The library board of directors meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. It will meet Jan. 16. Meetings are open to the public.

Friends of the Palmerton Area Library meet four times a year. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Quilt Guild meets at the library on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting is Jan. 10. Please use the side door.

The library basement book sale is open regular library hours. New books arrive weekly, as well as movies, puzzles and CDs. Volunteers are always needed to sort and place books on shelves.

There will be an Art Show on Sunday, Jan. 27, from noon until 3 p.m., sponsored by Friends of the Library. Call the library for more information about entering the show at (610) 826-3424.

Upcoming events include a photography show; computer classes; volunteer recognition breakfast; National Library Week.

The library needs volunteers in the following areas: the Basement Book Sale; tutors for Homework Helpers; shelving books; reading at story hour. Call the library and ask for Mariann

The Annual Fund Drive is going on now. You can donate online with a credit card by going to the library website at www.palmertonarealibrary.com [1].

Check out the library website for more information.