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Tamaqua Public Library News

Published November 09. 2009 05:00PM

Attention, teachers, college students, and all book lovers.

Win $1,000, $500, or $250 worth of new books of your choice.

Please call the library to find out how you could be a winner.

Regular Hours:

Monday & Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

75th anniversary open house celebration

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library, an open house celebration of the library's 75th anniversary will be held.

Apple cider, gourmet cookies, and a continuous-loop slide show of historical library moments will be served.

Don't forget to register for your chance to win the door prize - a Longaberger basket full of recent "best seller" books.

Fall Story Time

Thus far, the children's fall reading program celebrated the First Day of Autumn, Harvest Time/Fall Festival, Columbus Day, National Nut Day, Halloween, and Cookie Monster's birthday!

Two more weeks of celebration fun are scheduled. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 may participate in the weekly story time program. Identical programs are held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. It's not too late to join us for the last two sessions - Tuesdays, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 or Wednesdays, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 .

Read-aloud stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and fun are enjoyed by all.

To register, please call the library at (570) 668-4660.

Book Discussion Group

The library holds a book discussion group for older teens and adults the last Monday of each month. The group will next meet on Monday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. The book selection is Jennifer Weiner's Good in Bed. Interested readers should contact the library so the staff can locate a copy of the book through the Interlibrary Loan system.

The book is also available for purchase through the library. As always, new members are welcome to join.

Art Display in Reading Room

An art exhibit of 17 watercolors by Catherine I. Postupack of Stillcreek, is being shown in the Reading Room of the library through the month of October. Ms. Postupack is a self-taught watercolor artist and a member of the Hazelton and Tamaqua Art Leagues.

Yearbook Collection

The Tamaqua Public Library is in the process of compiling a complete set of yearbooks for the following area schools: Tamaqua High School (Unknown Date to 1960); Tamaqua Area High School (1960-Present); Coaldale High School (Unknown Date to 1963); and Marian High School (Unknown Date to Present). The collection is still missing books from the following years:

Tamaqua High School's "The Sphinx": 1920, 1921, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1955, 1957-1959

Tamaqua Area High School's "The Sphinx": 1960, 1962-1963, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2007-2009

Coaldale High School's "The Stentor": 1930-1932, 1934, 1941-1944, 1948-1963

Marian High School: 1980-82, 1986-2008

If you have yearbooks that you would like to donate to the library to help complete the collection, please call (570) 668-4660 or email

Black Diamond Writer's Network

The Black Diamond Writers' Network conducts regular monthly meetings at the Tamaqua Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month. Jessica Lucey, marketing executive with Mars, Inc. and Toastmasters' competent communicator, will speak on the power of presenting at the October meeting, Saturday the 17th.

For more information, call Kathy at 570-645-3059.

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