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Northampton Area Public Library: Sign up now for Winnie the Pooh party

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Registration for Northampton Area Public Library’s Winnie the Pooh party begins Dec. 9.

The party is scheduled 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 14, 2020.

Celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day with games, crafts and snacks!

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Enjoy a visit with Santa 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and complete a Christmas craft during storytime.

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There is a gingerbread house-building competition for teens set for 3 p.m. Dec. 11. The most creative house will win a prize.

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Don’t miss a Christmas memories event with Janice Monahan Rodgers 6 p.m. Dec. 12 as she discusses her book “Christmas Is a ’Coming.”

Follow the Monahan clan back in the 1940s and ’50s to see how they celebrated the holidays in the Lehigh Valley.

Copies of Rodgers’ book will be available for purchase.

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The preschool block party and Make-It, Build-It programs will be 10 a.m.-noon and then 5-7 p.m. Jan. 2, 2020. Dig into blocks, Legos and other materials and build your own creation.

Registration is not required — drop in anytime.

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To promote early literacy, the library has an ongoing program called 1,000 Books before Kindergarten, which encourages parents to read to their young children. To participate, sign up at the help desk and receive a folder with a sheet to mark off books.

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

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Checkout databases available to you on the library website.

With Pronunciator, you have access to courses for over 80 languages, spoken by 95 percent of the world’s population. And if your native tongue isn’t English, don’t worry. You can choose any one of 50 languages to take your courses in.

Complete your family tree with the help of the Ancestry and HeritageQuest databases. Search through genealogical and historical sources. Both databases are available with your library card. Ancestry can only be accessed within the library.

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All programs are free, open to the public and require registration, unless otherwise noted. Register at the library help desk or call 610-262-7537. Visit northamptonapl.org for more information.