Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Sophie Trowbridge (left), of Macungie, and Hannah Beville, of Palmerton, both with Lehigh Valley Zoo, introduce an armadillo to children of all ages and their parents during a Zoo to You event at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., June 20. Sophie Trowbridge (left), of Macungie, and Hannah Beville, of Palmerton, both with Lehigh Valley Zoo, introduce an armadillo to children of all ages and their parents during a Zoo to You event at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., June 20.
Beville holds the armadillo, which is curled up inside its shell.Press photos by Stacey Koch Beville holds the armadillo, which is curled up inside its shell.Press photos by Stacey Koch
Tabitha and Anakin Lewis, of Northampton, enjoy the presentation together. Tabitha and Anakin Lewis, of Northampton, enjoy the presentation together.
Trowbridge explains to guests the purpose of a lizard’s tail. Trowbridge explains to guests the purpose of a lizard’s tail.
Karley and Brendan Wert, of Moore Township, have fun coloring during the library’s family fun day, held June 1. The event was the first day to sign up for summer programs and summer reading. Kids of all ages enjoyed sand art, face painting and more. Karley and Brendan Wert, of Moore Township, have fun coloring during the library’s family fun day, held June 1. The event was the first day to sign up for summer programs and summer reading. Kids of all ages enjoyed sand art, face painting and more.
Natalie and Michael Gerdak, of Northampton, get a photo with the character Kylo Ren, from Garrison Carida, the world’s premiere charity-focused “Star Wars” costuming organization. Natalie and Michael Gerdak, of Northampton, get a photo with the character Kylo Ren, from Garrison Carida, the world’s premiere charity-focused “Star Wars” costuming organization.

Northampton Area Public Library: Library hosts events for teens

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Join the library around the theme “A Universe of Stories” for a wide range of programs for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up at the library or on the website.

• July 8, 2 p.m. — cosmic bath bombs

• July 15, 2 p.m. — “Starry Night” paint and snack

• July 22, 2 p.m. — illuminate the night sky

• July 29, 2 p.m. — do-it-yourself galaxy jars

• Aug. 6, 2 p.m. — water rockets

• Aug. 9, 5-6 p.m. — “Doctor Who”-themed escape room

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Dr. Katherine Ramsland will present “The Psychology of Speaking with Serial Killers” starting 6:30 p.m. July 12 for adults.

Ramsland teaches forensic psychology at DeSales University and studies serial killers. She will talk about the five years she spent assisting Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer from Wichita, Kan., to write his autobiography, the proceeds of which benefit his victims’ families.

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The Make It, Build It children’s program is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. July 16. Dig in to the blocks, Legos and other materials and build your own creations.

Drop in anytime — registration is not required.

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The library will host the “Ten Ancient Sites that Might be Stargates, Portals and Wormholes” adult program 6 p.m. July 17.

Many ancient cultures speak of portals to other worlds and gateways to star systems where their creators reside. Conventional wisdom tells us these tales are merely myths and legends. However, recent declassified FBI files have stated that our Earth has been visited by beings from other dimensions and planets. You be the judge!

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The summer book sale is July 24, 25 and 27. Books for children, teens and adults, as well as DVDs and CDs, will be on sale.

The last day to donate items is July 6.

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Join us for a book discussion on “The Martian” by Andy Weir beginning 6 p.m. July 31. Receive a copy of the book when you sign up at the library.

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The third annual “Harry Potter” trivia night for adults is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 with all new questions and prizes. Snacks will be provided.

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NAPL is pleased to announce it received a $1,000 grant from PPL Foundation. These funds support the summer reading program for children and teens.

Through this grant, the library was able to supplement the summer reading program through supplies for activities and prizes for the summer reading challenge. Children and teens can sign up at the library for programs held throughout the summer and for the summer reading challenge to earn prizes for reading.

This grant helped support our basic literacy initiative by encouraging reading all summer long and allowing children to continue to work on their reading skills while on summer break.

The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations working to create vibrant, sustainable communities and empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations.

For more information, visit pplcares.com.

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All library programs are free and open to the public. To sign up or for more information, call the library at 610-262-7537 or visit our website at northamptonapl.org.