Public Library of Catasauqua: The library had an event-filled summer
As we get ready to bid goodbye to summer and we settle into the new school year, here are some highlights that took place at the Public Library of Catasauqua over the last few months.
Once again, the library invited children from Suburban North Family YMCA and St. Paul’s Child Care Center to join the library for several of our summer reading programs. In all, 184 area children participated in seven programs during the months of June and July.
In late June, the library was invited to speak to the children attending Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua’s Vacation Bible School. The library was very honored to be chosen by the children to receive their weeklong daily donations. Working with parishioners Ann Claussen and Gloria Fetter, we selected several VeggieTales videos and several award-winning collections of Bible stories to be added to the library’s collection of faith-based books for young children. Once again, the library is grateful for these opportunities to reach out to the Catasauqua community to share resources and, at the same time, benefit from the generosity of the children of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.
This summer, the library was privileged to be selected to host Penn State Extension Division’s Dining with Diabetes program, a six-part series on managing diabetes through lifestyle changes, led by Dr. Debra Griffie. The series will be offered a second time in September and October. The program will be offered at the library, as well as at Hartzell’s Pharmacy, on the same days at different times. Call the library, 610-264-4151, for details.
The library’s two summer family movies were “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Ferdinand.” The family movie series continues for the school year on the last Saturday of each month. Join us 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29 for “The Greatest Showman,” rated PG, which has gotten rave reviews.
There is a lot in store for all ages in the coming months. We will be offering a children’s Shades of Halloween teddy bear workshop Oct. 10.
Center for Vision Loss and Hartzell’s Pharmacy will present and co-host a program on everything you need to know to safeguard your vision Oct. 11.
And, we have already booked Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild for a repeat Halloween Spooktacular event Oct. 24, scheduled for 6 p.m.
More on all of this to come in upcoming columns.
Fiction: “Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind,” Reed Farrel Coleman; “Field of Bones,” J.A. Jance; “Double Blind,” Iris and Roy Johansen; “The Forbidden Door,” Dean Koontz; “An Unwanted Guest,” Shari Lapena; “Juror #3,” James and Nancy Allen Patterson; “Leverage in Death,” J.D. Robb; “In His Father’s Footsteps,” Danielle Steel
Nonfiction: “The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah; “The Gutfeld Monologues,” Greg Gutfeld; “Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be,” Rachel Hollis; “Dianetics,” Ron L. Hubbard; “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” Omarosa Manigult Newman; “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All the Odds and Made Aviation History,” Keith O’Brien; “Fearless: How an Underdog Becomes a Champion,” Doug Pederson with Dan Pompei; “The Briefing,” Sean Spicer; “Black Klansman: A Memoir,” Ron Stallworth; “House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russia Mafia,” Craig Unger
Biography: “In Pieces,” Sally Fields
Juvenile: “Refugee,” Alan Gratz; “The Confidence Code for Girls,” Katty Kay and Claire Shipman with Jillellyn Riley; “I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1957,” Lauren Tarshis
Children: “Be Kind,” Pat Zietlow Miller; “All Are Welcome,” Alexandra Penfold; “After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again),” Dan Santat