Get crafty and jumpstart the holidays!

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xmas-tree4cWe’ll have snacks and free child care at our Homemade Holiday event at the South Side Branch on Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 7 pm. Create two beautiful holiday crafts for gifts or stocking stuffers.

Free and open to the public. Please register and bring three gently used books to swap for others.

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Slither and hiss!

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slitherhissMeet Bradley Kunsman and his wonderful collection of snakes, lizards and turtles at the Main Library on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 pm. Bring the family for an educational and fun-filled hour while Bradley reveals curious lore and entertaining facts as he charms the audience with his unusual menagerie. This STEM program is recommended for children, ages 5 and older because of the live reptiles. More here

South Side Branch Events

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There are many programs taking place at the South Side Branch from now until the end of 2016.

STEM Workshops:  Tuesday, November 29 and December 6, 4:30-5:30 PM.  For students in grades 2 – 8.  No registration required.  Snacks provided.

Snack Box Storytime:  Thursday, December 1, 8, & 15, 10:30-11:15 AM.  Bring your child to hear stories, sing songs, do a craft, and eat a snack.  No registration required.  All ages.  Please ring door bell near the library’s book drop.

Create with Me – Learn together!  Parent/child art classes:  Saturday, December 10, 12:00 – 1:00 PM.  Explore a variety of hands-on art and creative activities.  This art program is for ages 2-8 with an adult.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Holiday Party:  Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-7:15 PM.  Bring your family and share a visit with Santa!  Stories, games, songs, snacks, and a craft.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Space is limited.

Spot the Dot:  Wednesday, December 14, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Open to all ages.  The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Senior Theatre Company production of an adaptation of You are Special by Max Lucado.  This engaging story emphasizes how special each person is regardless of what others think of them.  FREE!  No registration.

Handmade Holiday:  Thursday, December 1, 6:00-7:00 PM.  This event is for parents and their children.  Parents, while you are making a craft, your child will enjoy some winter stories, do a craft, and have a snack.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Yarns n’ Threads:  Saturday, December 3, 1:00-3:00 PM.  This gathering is open to anyone who enjoys crocheting, knitting, or any other kind of needlecraft.  Enjoy the company while you work on your project.  Snacks provided.  No registration required.

Basic Computer Skills workshop for adults:  Saturday, December 17, 1:00-3:00 PM.  Registration required, space is limited.

Holiday Gift Shop:  Tuesday, December 20, 6:00-7:00 PM.  Children and parents can shop for trinkets, jewelry, and holiday accessories, alone or together.  Everything is priced less than $5.00.


3D Printing!

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IMG_0786On Saturday, between 10 am and 4 pm, teens in grades 6-12 can discover all the cool things they can create with our new 3D printer! Thanks, Crayola! Sign up for a session on December 3 to make your design!

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Celebrating Veterans Day (early) with a jazz concert…

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veterans dayTalented students from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts will perform a Jazz Concert to celebrate Veterans Day at the Main Library on Wednesday, November 9. The concert to honor the sacrifices of men and women who have served in the armed forces will have hits like Take the “A” Train, Sentimental Journey, and many more timeless classics. The performance begins at 6:30 pm, is free and open to the public. Details

Teddy Bear Picnic

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adoptionBring your children, their favorite teddy bears, and a sandwich for a Teddy Bear Picnic in honor of Hug a Bear Day on Monday, November 7 at noon. We will provide a snack, beverages, stories, songs and a craft.

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50,000 words in one month!

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NaNoWriMo_logoThat’s the challenge of National Novel Writing Month. So, the Main Library is providing a comfortable place every Saturday in November to write and be encouraged by other writers.

Bring your laptop or paper and pen an be inspired! More here

Writing Workshop for teens…

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iStock_000020658968XLargeGrades 6-12. Get ready for National Novel Writing Month in November with a writing workshop at the Main Library! Kick start your novel or short story with lively imagination stretchers and story-starters. Sometimes all you need is an idea and the first line! Saturday, October 29 at 2pm.

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