When was the last time you had the opportunity to picnic with a president? Bring a blanket and a lunch to the west lawn of the Main Library to hear tales from Lincoln’s boyhood at noon on Saturday, May 11. No registration. More here…
Lincoln, his personal life and his presidency will be brought to life at 2 p.m. on Saturday by award-winning actor Jim Getty. Getty has portrayed the famous president at the Kennedy Center, The Reagan Presidential Library, The Library of Congress, and the National Theater in Washington. “President Lincoln” will field questions at a “press conference” and pose for photographs following the dramatic presentation.
Jim Getty’s visit is underwritten by a partnership of Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Both programs are free. Registration is not required for the picnic, but registration is required for the 2 p.m. performance. Register online now. Parking is available in the garage on Saturdays.
RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Keller Williams staff spent the day painting and cleaning the basement level of the South Side Branch. They also helped with moving the books back upstairs following the Branch’s recent renovation.
The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has awarded $22,500 for the purchase of a delivery van for the Millennium Project, a cooperative effort of the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton public libraries to share resources, save costs and more efficiently serve the public. The project was conceived by the directors of the three libraries: (photo, left to right) Janet Fricker of Bethlehem Area Public Library, Renee Haines of Allentown Public Library, and Jennifer Stocker of Easton Area Public Library so their patrons will be able to borrow materials online without going through interlibrary loan, a more costly alternative. The three libraries already share an online catalog system. The van will enable daily deliveries between the three libraries.
The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation is a collaboration among area philanthropists to improve the quality of life in our region. They awarded a substantial number of grants to area nonprofits totaling $1,748,935 last year. The South Side Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library benefited from a Lehigh Valley Community Foundation $5000 grant for the recent renovations to the first floor. Easton Area Public Library’s Henry F. Marx Local History Room benefited from a recent $8000 grant from the Louise Moore Pine and Roswell Dean Pine Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.
Bernard Story, President and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation presented the check to the three directors on Friday, April 5 at the Allentown Public Library. Learn more at www.lvcfoundation.org.