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Palmerton Area Library lists upcoming events

Published September 25. 2013 05:00PM

Children's activities

Preschool story hour takes place at 10:3o a.m. every Friday and is open to the public.

Tail Waggin' Tutors, where children read to dogs, takes place from 11 a.m. until noon on the second Saturday of each month, beginning in October. It is free but parents must register for a time slot by calling the library.

Watercolor painting classes are offer on Tuesdays for children (and Saturdays for adults). Call the teacher at (610) 737-9844 for more information.

Homework Helpers for grades K-6 takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m.; and for grades 7-8 on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m. This is free, but parents must register each child.

The teen advisory group, for students in grades 5-12, meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Information is available on the bulletin board by the elevator or by calling the library and speaking with Mariann.

There will be a Halloween Rock Painting for children from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. There is a fee and preregistration is required.

Activities for all

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 on all skill levels.

The Third Monday Book Club meets the third Monday of the month from noon until 1 p.m. New members are welcome. On Oct. 21 the club will discuss "Defending Jacob" by William Landay.

The library also hosts an online book club. Readers need to create a Goodreads account and sign up for the Palmerton Area Library online book club. The book for September is "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson.

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

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

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

The Sew What Quilt Guild meets at the library on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. New members and visitors are welcome. Use the side door.

A quilt show will take place from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. Those wishing to display a quilt should bring it to the library by Friday, Oct. 11.

A free concert featuring Jay Smar and "Coal Mining Songs" will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

For information on computer classes call the library. The beginner class is full, but names are being place on a waiting list for spring. There are also advanced classes, which include Excel and spread sheets, and a digital camera class.

The library is open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call (610) 826-3424.

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