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Public Library of Catasauqua: Stop by the library now for your chance to win

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The clock is ticking! The Nov. 8 start of the SPARK Evergreen’s automation system at the Public Library of Catasauqua is right around the corner.

Make a special trip to the library right now or any day before Dec. 1 to get a bar code on your library card that will be your ticket into our new automated circulation system. Every patron — adult or child and including new patrons — who gets a card bar coded by Dec. 1 will be entered into a drawing for a $50 cash prize. Once we are live with the system, all patrons will need to have a bar-coded card.

So act soon — you may be the lucky one to win $50!

Remember, Catasauqua is now part of the 11-member Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC). Your Catasauqua library card will access a combination of more than 500,000 books, magazines, DVDs and audio books. It will basically cover all the collections of all the LCLC member libraries.

Don’t forget, the items you request from another LCLC library will be conveniently delivered to the Catasauqua library for you in a matter of a few days.


The library is hosting a program for teens starting 4 p.m. Oct. 25. The afternoon will consist of Dracula movies, pizza and soft drinks.

If you are interested in attending future movies just for teens, call the library at 610-264-4151.


On the last Saturday of the month, the library features a family-friendly movie. This month’s choice is “Sheep and Wolves” and will be shown 11 a.m. Oct. 27.


The Center for Vision Loss and Hartzell’s Pharmacy will present a program 6 p.m. Nov. 8 on the relationships between vision loss, aging and medications.

Dominique Gross, doctor of pharmacy, and Dawn Sellers, from the Center for Vision Loss, will copresent this very important and informative look at several factors that affect eye health.


The library is planning fun children’s programs for the holiday season, including cupcake decorating with Blondies Cupcakes as well as a Build-A-Bear-style event.

Keep an eye out for more information!



Fiction: “Heads You Win,” Jeffrey Archer; “Long Road to Mercy,” David Baldacci; “Master of His Fate,” Barbara Taylor Bradford; “Tom Clancy Oath of Office,” Marc Cameron; “Past Tense,” Lee Child; “You Don’t Own Me,” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke; “Dark Sacred Night,” Michael Connelly; “Look Alive Twenty-Five,” Janet Evanovich; “Winter in Paradise,” Elin Hilderbrand; “Vendetta,” Iris Johansen; “Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud,” Mike Lupica; “Target: Alex Cross,” James Patterson; “Every Breath,” Nicholas Sparks; “Beauchamp Hall,” Danielle Steel; “Desperate Measures,” Stuart Woods

Adult nonfiction: “Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution,” Tucker Carlson; “Leadership: In Turbulent Times,” Doris Kearns Goodwin; “The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy,” Michael Lewis; “She Would Be King,” Wayetu Moore; “Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals,” Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard; “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger,” Rebecca Traister; “My Love Story,” Tina Turner; “The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World,” Sarah Weinman

Juvenile fiction: “Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday,” Rachel Renee Russell

Young adult: “Dry,” Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Children’s picture books: “Princesses Save the World,” Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim; “I Am Human: A Book of Empathy,” Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds; “I Lost My Tooth!” Mo Willems