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Palmerton Library news

Published December 15. 2010 05:00PM

Palmerton Area Library has announced upcoming activities and events at the library.

Preschool Story Hour

Preschool Story Hour is held at 10:30 a.m. on each Friday through the school year. The programs are free and there is no preregistration. All are welcome.

Knitting club

A free knitting club for all area residents interested in knitting, crocheting and other crafts meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the library from 6-8 p.m. Ideas will be discussed about knitting for various charities. New members are always welcome.

Third Monday Book Club

An adult book club meets the third Monday of each month at the library from noon until 1:15 p.m. Stop in at the library for more information. New members are welcome. The club will meet on Dec. 20 with a discussion of "The Two Towers" by JRR Tolkien.

Yoga classes

Yoga classes are offered on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Participants should call the teacher at (570) 386-8688 for more information.

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, Jan. 11 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.

Book sale

The library sponsors a used book sale in the basement on a daily basis. New used books arrive daily along with videos, puzzles and CD's. Over 2,000 books and videos are available.

Tail Waggin' Tutors

Children reading to dogs sponsored by Therapy Dogs International, Inc. will be at the library every month on the second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. until noon. Free to all area children but they must register ahead of time for a time slot.

Volunteer program

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.

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