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Public Library of Catasauqua: Library lists litany of happenings during month of May

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

What do summer reading registration, a plant and bake sale, a family movie, rare books and a presentation on container gardening have in common? They are all happening at the library in the month of May.

We promise you that children from age 4 through high school will enjoy all seven of our summer reading programs, which have been carefully selected to appeal to all ages. Program details are on our Facebook page at Catty Library, or get to it from our website, catasauquapl.org. Register now!

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The Catasauqua Garden Club is sponsoring a wonderful plant sale, and the library trustees are selling goodies 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12.

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On May 19, bring the whole family to see “Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts, in the library auditorium.

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The library has recently received a very special gift.

On May 22, 11 a.m., please come by the library to meet Patti Danko and Kevin Fraser, the donors of “The Harvard Classics,” the 52-volume compilation of great works of literature that are considered to be the foundation of a liberal arts education. Catty’s library is now one of only four Pennsylvania libraries to have “The Harvard Classics.”

Refreshments will be served.

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If the plant sale whetted your appetite, you won’t want to miss Pennsylvania Master Gardener Linc Coffin’s presentation on “Container Gardens” 6 p.m. May 24.

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If we haven’t captured your attention with one — hopefully all — of these events, just come by the library, and we will fix you up with a good book!

New Pulitzer Prize winners: “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” Jack E. Davis (history); “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” James Forman Jr. (nonfiction); “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” Caroline Fraser (biography); “Less,” Andrew Sean Greer (fiction)

New books

Fiction: “Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic,” Ace Atkins; “The Cutting Edge,” Jeffery Deaver; “The Outsider,” Stephen King; “The Crooked Staircase,” Dean Koontz; “Shelter in Place,” Nora Roberts; “After Anna,” Lisa Scottoline; “The Cast,” Danielle Steel

Nonfiction: “Fascism: A Warning,” Madeleine Albright; “Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump,” Jerome R. Corsi; “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations,” John McCain and Mark Salter; “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” Jordan B. Peterson; “The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation,” Ian K. Smith

Children, fiction: “Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship,” Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes

Children, nonfiction: The library has acquired the most recent edition of 52 books of the 50 states as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico to support fifth-grade curriculum in the Catasauqua Area School District.