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At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.

~ Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

July 30, 2015

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1:30PM - Art Smarts

7:00PM - Rockin' Thru History

8:00 PM - Library Closes

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Summer Reading Club 2015: June 13th-August 15th!

It's Summer Reading Time again! New this summer, there will be no online registration for summer reading club after all. You must register at the library.
Miss Wendy has lots of fun activities for kids of all ages!

Book Bunch
Wednesdays June 24, July 15 & August 5
10:30 - 11:30 am
A fun book club for kids in grades 4-6

Breakfast Club
Fridays June 26, July 10 & August 14
9:30 - 10:30 am
This book club is for kids in 7th grade and up Club meets at the Pennsburg Diner

Tiny Hero Gym Wednesdays June 17, July 22 & August 12
10:30 - 11:15 am
Special music & movement class with lots of games & songs for kids ages 3-6

Library On The Go
For ages 3 & Up meets at 10:30 am
June 18th: Red Hill Firehouse
July 16th: Green Lane Park by the pirate ship playground
August 13th: McDonald's

◊ Regular story times every week and Thursday family nights. Visit the library for details.

The classes lottery has been held and winners have been contacted. There are a few spots remaining in the classes listed below. Call the library to register.

Sick & Twisted Game Week
August 10, 11, 13, 14
1:30 - 3:00 pm for kids in grades 7 and up
This week is not for the faint of heart! Be sure to wear sneakers and old clothes that can get DIRTY!

Adult Summer Reading Club

June 13th - August 15th

Don't let the kids win all the prizes. Sign up through our main library (the more information link), read a book or listen to an audio of your choice, then fill out a paper review form in the library. With each review you will be entered to win one of our weekly prize baskets.

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Rockin Through History -part of our summer reading series

Thursday, July 30th @ 7:00pm

Through fun, interactive, and original songs we will experience the Underground Railroad and its heroes. This event is best for 3rd grade and up.

Friends of the Library One Day Used Book Sale

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

The Friends are sponsoring a special one day, 10 cent book sale! Come on in from 10-2.

Please do not donate books between July 25th and August 3rd

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No Story Time Monday, August 3rd

Due to our August 1st book sale we will not have story time on Monday, August 3rd. The Discovery Room will also be closed that morning. Our 10:30am Tuesday, August 4th story time will be held as usual and the Discovery room will be open.

Socrates Café

Thursday, August 6th @ 1pm. This conversation group meets the first Thursday of every month at 1:00pm.

The idea behind the Socrates Café is that we learn more when we question and even more when we question with others. There are over 600 gatherings around the world today who meet to discuss a variety of topics, learn from each other and share the common goal of making a more inclusive world. If you like to go a little deeper in your conversations, drop by this monthly exchange.

August's topic: Does the accumulation of knowledge bring about intelligence? Come share your thoughts with us.

The Franklin Institute -part of our summer reading series

Thursday, August 6th @ 7:00pm

Be amazed as we learn about astronomy through another amazing show from The Franklin.

Party Animals -part of our summer reading series

Thursday, August 13th @ 7pm

Allison is back with her wacky and wonderful animal show. This has been a crowd favorite for several summers. Come if you dare!

Adult Book Club

Tuesday, August 18th @ 7:00 pm

The book choice for August is The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce.

In this poignant parallel story to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy’s voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold’s; one word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths—about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea. And, finally, the devastating secret she has kept from Harold for all these years.

Also available in Large Print or Audio!

Library Parking Reminder

The library has limited parking spaces in the Loft Apartments parking lot located on Bitting Alley. Patrons are to use the spaces on the far right next to the bamboo and the three closest spaces in front of the recycling bin. The other spaces are for residents of the Lofts Apartments. Street parking is available on Main Street. Additional parking for storytimes and special events is available at Bitting and 4th behind First Niagara Bank. The Lofts have been generous with us by covering snow removal and parking lot lighting costs. Please do not park in the apartment spaces.

This is especially important during popular programs in the summer months like Tuesday story time. Please consider our neighbors.

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