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Palmerton Community News

Published June 28. 2012 05:01PM

Historical society

Monday, July 9, the Palmerton Area Historical Society's meeting will be a mystery tour. Members and guests should meet at the parking lot across from Hager's Furniture by 6 p.m. (note earlier time) to car pool to the site. This replaces the usual meeting at the library.

Heritage Center

The Feature Room of the Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, currently honors the 100th anniversary of the Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary. This group of women has provided needed services to the hospital and its patients, and has also raised sums of money for it.

The Heritage Center is open various hours, Wednesday through Saturday. Phone (610) 824-6954 for a recording of the hours for each day. Admission is free.

Park concert

At 7 p.m., Sunday, July 1, the Lehigh Valley Italian-American Band will perform in the Palmerton Borough Park. Bring your own lawn chair.

In case of rain, the concert will be held in the borough hall, located at 443 Delaware Ave. Next week, July 8, The Pennsylvania Villagers will perform.

Palmerton Area Library

The teen group of the Palmerton Area Library will be painting the walls of the teen area as its summer project. Members are hoping the public will be able to support their efforts. A list of materials needed includes: paint; brushes; paint rollers; paint trays; drop cloth/tarps/cleaning cloths; and masking tape/painters taps.

Please note there will be no summer reading clubs during the first week in July.

The library is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10-5, and Saturdays, from 9-4. During July and August, the library is open from 9-1 on Saturdays, with the weekday hours remaining the same.

For more information, call the library at (610) 826-3424, or visit its website at

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