Community Canvas

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paint tubeCheer on Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School students as they show off their artistic skills to promote healthy habits for children at Community Canvas on Tuesday, April 21 at the Main Library. The students will compete against each other, and one winner will be selected by the audience and the second winner by Facebook voting.  A local restaurant is offering healthy snacks at the event. Enjoy music and more beginning at 6:00 p.m. Community Canvas is sponsored by Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Communities in Schools, and Lehigh Valley Art Spark.

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Retire in Style….

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April is National Financial Literacy Month.  According to a 2014 Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), 41% of adults gave themselves a grade of C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance. To help remedy that alarming statistic, the MainLibrary is hosting a financial planning program on Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. David M. Romanelli CFP®, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager of the Hoffmeier/Sherer Group and Christopher M. Wilson, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will present financial strategies and options to consider as you near retirement. Register here

Good sized crowd expected at Open Mic tonight

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indexJoin the excitement tonight with our first program celebrating National Poetry Month. Read your favorite poem or your own work at Poetry Open Mic Night tonight, April 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Two lucky people from the audience will be selected for free tickets to former Poet Laureate Billy Collins’ upcoming appearance at Zoellner!

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Don’t forget Memory Loss program tonight!

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Is it memory loss or the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s? Recognize the symptoms and learn how to care for family members with dementia on Tuesday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Julie Thomas who works for the Alzheimer’s Association as the Early Stage & Advocacy Coordinator and is a registered nurse with 19 years of experience in coordinating dementia programs at both skilled and personal care levels presents the one hour program.

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Latest on Yoga Girl

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Wow! Swedish native, yoga rock star, and author Rachel Brathen is bringing her Yoga Girl Book Tour to the Main Library on Monday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. However, her many fans who did not register quickly enough are welcome to come at 7:30 p.m. to get the book signed. Rachel will stay to accommodate the crowd. We had to limit registration for the conversation part of the program to adhere to fire code restrictions.

Celebrating the Brain!

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MetacognitionwebMarch is Brain Awareness Month and to celebrate the amazing brain, the Main Library is hosting two children’s events sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday, March 21 for a Brain Party. Challenge your vision, test your reflexes, record an EEG of your own brain and try other mind-boggling activities. The all-day event is for all ages.

On Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 am, children, ages 3 to 8, will experience hands-on science activities and a story to illustrate how the brain works at Norbit the Neuron STEM Event. More here

Enjoy Celtic music on St. Patty’s Day

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dblbassCeltic Music Concert

The Freedom High School Fiddle Ensemble is performing at the Main Library on March 17. The Saint Patrick’s Day concert will feature Celtic instrumental music from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. The free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is open to the public. No registration. More info

Gentle Yoga starts this week…

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1000677361Enjoy the benefits of yoga at weekly classes offered at the Main Library on Wednesdays beginning March 18. Certified Yoga Teacher Wendy Thompson leads the one hour classes. The exercise sessions are from noon to 1 p.m. through April 29. Wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat. No prior experience is necessary!

Registration is required.More here