Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
PRESS PHOTOS BY TINAMARIE MARTINChildren at the Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer reading program are treated to a visit from Johanna Roche of Wildlands Conservancy July 18. She brought several animals, including this box turtle. PRESS PHOTOS BY TINAMARIE MARTINChildren at the Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer reading program are treated to a visit from Johanna Roche of Wildlands Conservancy July 18. She brought several animals, including this box turtle.
Children enjoy the opportunity to get up close to the animals, including a pigeon, a rabbit and a possum. Here, Epica Kreydatus of Catasauqua, touches a corn snake. Children enjoy the opportunity to get up close to the animals, including a pigeon, a rabbit and a possum. Here, Epica Kreydatus of Catasauqua, touches a corn snake.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Catasauqua library is awarded Trexler grant

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Funding to pay for audio-visual technology installation in community auditorium

Through the generosity of the Trustees of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Public Library of Catasauqua is now in the process of installing audio-visual equipment in the upstairs auditorium. This equipment will enable the library to present educational and recreational presentations on subjects of interest to our patrons and to the community generally.

With that in mind, plans are being made to welcome nonprofit organizations who wish to reach our service population. We look forward to being able to welcome large audiences for civic-minded programs.

And, at the top of the list of recreational activities are family movie nights, especially (you guessed it!) movies based on books. Let us know which are your favorites!

The Trexler trustees also are making it possible for the library to improve the quality of our children’s fiction collections with award-winning literature.

We will be purchasing recent and previous works that have been recognized for Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King and Michael L. Printz medals.

Additionally, the library expects to add works that focus on the nonfiction areas of learning called STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM-based resources represent an initiative mandated by the State Library of Pennsylvania. Taken together, with attention to the arts as well, STEM-based materials represent the basic areas of the K-12 school experience.

Last, but never least: Mark your calendars! At 6 p.m. Sept. 25, she’s back! Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie, our own Blondie, will become “Elsa,” the beloved Disney heroine of the movie, “Frozen.” Those of you who have met Rebecca as Cinderella and as Snow White know that she does a fantastic job of retelling the Disney story and interacting with the children in character.

On a different and very important note, our partner, Hartzell’s Pharmacy, will present the next Health Talk 6 p.m. Sept. 28. Sheila Nemeth, certified senior adviser with CarePatrol, will be speaking on the subject “Family Caregiving and When It’s Time to Get Help.” She will be assisted by a member of Hartzell’s professional pharmacy staff. CarePatrol is a free service to help families find quality senior care.

And, don’t forget to check the catasauquapl.org events page for an up-to-date listing of library activities.

New books

Fiction:“Seeing Red,” by Sandra Brown; “Down a Dark Road,” by Linda Castillo; “Wired,” by Julie Garwood; “Y is for Yesterday,” by Sue Grafton; “The Identicals,” by Elin Hilderbrand; “Crime Scene,” by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman; “Any Dream Will Do,” by Debbie Macomber; “The Store,” by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo; “The Right Time,” by Danielle Steel; “Barely Legal,” by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall

Nonfiction:“The Swamp,” by Eric Bolling; “Understanding Trump,” by Newt Gingrich; “I Can’t Make This Up,” by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss

Children’s Fiction:“Mother Bruce,” by Ryan T. Higgins; “A Big Day for Baseball (Magic Tree House Series #29),” by Mary Pope Osborne; “We Are In A Book!” by Mo Willems