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Published April 07. 2010 05:00PM

Learn about Bluebirds

The Palmerton Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the Palmerton Library's Gallery. After a brief business meeting, Don Bonnet will present a program on bluebirds, including some amazing video. The public is invited, without cost or obligations.

Heritage Center

The current exhibit in the Feature Room of the Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave. is a look back at the first 20 years of the Palmerton Area Historical Society, and five years of the Heritage Center. Special events are planned throughout the year; keep reading in the TIMES NEWS and other local publications for details. The center is open Wednesday through Saturday each week at different hours. Phone 610-824-6954 for a recording of specific times each day.

National Library Week

Palmerton Area Library will be celebrating National Library Week April 12-18. For the children, the library is sponsoring a bookmark contest. The children from preschool through Grade 6 are invited to design a bookmark and return it to the library by April 14. Prizes will be awarded in three categories, and the winning designs will be featured on the library bookmarks for the coming year. If your child did not receive a contest paper at school or day care, please come to the library to pick up an entry form.

On Friday, April 16, the special guest reader for preschool story time will be Sen. David Argall. If you plan to attend that day, have your child bring a drawing or letter about why they love the library so they can be presented to the senator.

To conclude the week, the Friends of the Palmerton Area Library are sponsoring a photography show on Sunday, April 18 from 2-4 p.m.

For questions about any of these events, please call the library at 610-826-3424, or check out the calendar on the library website at

Miller Bloodmobile

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct a bloodmobile at the First United Church of Christ (next to Palmerton Borough Hall) from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. This visit is sponsored by the Aquashicola Fire Company.

To be eligible, a donor must be at least 17 years old; weigh at least 110 pounds; and not have had any tattoos or body piercing within the last 12 months. Donors have permission to use off-street parking at Penn Northeast (other side of Borough Hall, both sides of the P-N building) and at the former Golden Key lot.

Previous cancer patients may now be able to donate one year after a cure, instead of the previous five-year wait. For medical information, call Miller at 1-800-223-6667 during office hours.

To make an appointment, call George at 610-826-2097.

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