Northampton Press

Monday, November 18, 2019
PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERCarol Obando-Destine, right, regional affairs director for PPL Electric Utilities, and Susan Sentz, director of Northampton Area Public Library, get together for a photo during a grant presentation Aug. 29. The $1,000 grant benefits the summer reading program. PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERCarol Obando-Destine, right, regional affairs director for PPL Electric Utilities, and Susan Sentz, director of Northampton Area Public Library, get together for a photo during a grant presentation Aug. 29. The $1,000 grant benefits the summer reading program.

Northampton Area Public Library: Stitching event set for Sept. 10

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be a stitch and chat event 6 p.m. Sept. 10. Bring your crochet, knit, cross-stitch or embroidery projects to the library and enjoy the company of crafty friends.

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Fall children’s programs and family Halloween craft sign-ups begin Sept. 16.

General programs are for babies starting at 3 months up to fifth grade and begins the week of Oct. 22.

The family Halloween craft program is 6 p.m. Oct. 29 for children and their families to create something for Halloween.

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There is a Pop-Tart taste-testing event for teens 3 p.m. Sept. 18. Participants will be asked to taste, guess and rate several different Pop-Tart flavors.

The event is for teens in grades 6-12.

Registration is required.

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We are currently soliciting items for the basket social planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. The library will accept new or collectible items.

Ticket presale began Sept. 3 at the library.

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To promote early literacy, the library has an ongoing program that promotes parents reading to their young children before they reach kindergarten. This program is based on evidence that the more children ages 1-5 hear books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn to read upon reaching kindergarten.

To participate, sign up at the library and receive a folder with a sheet to mark off books.

At each 100-book milestone, bring the sheet back, and your child receives a prize. Once the 1,000-book goal is achieved, you and your child get to attend a special ceremony held twice a year.