Northampton Press

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Northampton Area Public Library: Library has Teen Read Week coming up

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Teen Read Week at Northampton Area Public Library will be held Oct. 8-14. Get caught reading in the library and receive a prize!

Kids can also take part in our bookmark contest.

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The library’s autumn basket social will be Oct. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 6 p.m., and tickets will stop being sold 7:45 p.m. Numbers will be called 8 p.m. Participants do not need to be present to win.

Tickets will be sold at the door for a cost. Buy your tickets before the day of the event at the library and enjoy a special presale price of buy three and get one free.

This year, there will be big-ticket items, a 50/50 raffle, bake sale and food for purchase.

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Sign up now for our fall children’s programs for ages 10 months to fifth grade. Programs begin the week of Oct. 24.

Additionally, a family Halloween craft will be 10 a.m. Oct. 19, and Munchkin Music will be 10 a.m. Nov. 6.

Registration is required for these programs.

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Our new Teen Gaming Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25. The club will allow teens to participate in cards, tabletop games and video games.

The club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month during the school year.

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A Medicare information session and an Affordable Care Act information session will be held 11 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28, respectively. Learn the ins and outs of Medicare or learn how to navigate the public marketplace.

Registration is required.

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Our Adult Escape Room event will be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Stop the zombie apocalypse, use elements of the room, solve the puzzle and escape the room.

Space is limited, and registration is required.

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Also for teens is sugar skull decorating, set for 3 p.m. Nov. 1. Celebrate Day of the Dead by coloring and decorating sugar skulls with us.

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The fall book sale will be held Nov. 1-4. Children, teen and adult books, DVDs and CDs will available for purchase.

The bag sale is $3 a bag Nov. 4.

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For more information on any of the library’s events, call the library at 610-262-7537.