Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kate Engler and Emily Suter are hard at work selling children’s toys and books at the Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church yard sale June 1. Proceeds were donated to the Public Library of Catasauqua.PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMIL Kate Engler and Emily Suter are hard at work selling children’s toys and books at the Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church yard sale June 1. Proceeds were donated to the Public Library of Catasauqua.PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMIL
Stephanie Chimicx collects money from Denise Prockl at the event, held at the 604 Fourth St. church. Any household items not sold were donated to Purple Heart Foundation. Stephanie Chimicx collects money from Denise Prockl at the event, held at the 604 Fourth St. church. Any household items not sold were donated to Purple Heart Foundation.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Summer reading programs planned

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing during summer reading 2019.

Parents, register your children ages 4 through 12th grade in person at the library. Our programs are guaranteed to be of high interest for all ages.

All programs are 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays except one — Animals in Space is 4:30 p.m. and designated a teen-only event.

• June 18 — Summer reading begins with Catasauqua Garden Club helping plant flowers in pots to take home. This year, the flowers represent the sun, moon and stars.

• June 25 — Decorate moon landing cupcakes with Blondie.

• July 2 — Skype to Japan for a star festival with storyteller Karen Maurer.

• July 9 — Make and launch your own rocket with the Da Vinci Science Center.

• July 16 — Professor Gary from Moravian College guides us through the July 20, 1969, moon landing. The Apollo 11 mission launched July 16, 1969.

• July 16 — Teens get to learn about animals in space. This program is 4:30 p.m.

• July 23 — Watch NASA’s acclaimed movie “Apollo 11,” a film for all ages.

• July 30 — Summer reading 2019 concludes with the traditional visit from Officer Wiseman, K-9 Zora and Oogie’s Ice Cream truck with treats for everyone.

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NEW BOOKS

Adult fiction: “One Good Deed,” David Baldacci; “Sidney Sheldon’s The Silent Widow,” Tilly Bagshawe; “The Guest Book,” Sarah Blake; “The Oracle,” Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell; “Cari Mora,” Thomas Harris; “Summer of ’69,” Elin Hilderbrand; “Paranoid,” Lisa Jackson; “Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin,” Robert Knott; “Window on the Bay,” Debbie Macomber; “Tom Clancy Enemy Contact,” Mike Maden; “The Summer Guests,” Mary Alice Monroe; “The 13 Minute Murder,” James Patterson; “Sophia, Princess Among Beasts,” James Patterson with Emily Raymond; “Under Currents,” Nora Roberts; “The New Girl,” Daniel Silva; “Lost and Found,” Danielle Steel

Nonfiction: “Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy,” Dan Abrams and David Fisher; “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee,” Casey Cep; “Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach and a World at War,” Ray Lambert and Jim DeFelice; “Howard Stern Comes Again,” Howard Stern; “The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline and the New Generation — A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy,” J. Randy Taraborrelli; “The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation,” Brenda Wineapple; “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11,” Mitchell Zuckoff

Juvenile: “National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020,” National Geographic Kids

Children’s picture books: “Sticks,” Diane Alber; “Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry; “Dear Boy,” Paris Rosenthal and Jason Rosenthal; “Dr. Seuss’s I Love Pop!: A Celebration of Dads,” Dr. Seuss; “The Pigeon Has to Go to School,” Mo Willems