Emmaus Public Library – December 2017


All Events & Classes are FREE, Drop In Held in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Lecture Room

www.emmauspl.org  610-965-9284


To allow our staff & patrons to celebrate, the Library will be closed Saturday, December 23- Monday, December 25. No items are due on these dates.

Old Fashioned Christmas & Friends of the Emmaus Public Library Book Sale

Join us in celebrating the Christmas season with our annual Friends of the Emmaus Public Library Book Sale Friday, Dec. 1 from 6-8PM. Please note that the Library is CLOSED during this event. Stop in or check our website for more information. On Saturday, Dec. 2; Join Miss Sue for Story Time at 10:30, Christmas Crafts at 11AM and The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) G 1h 25m at 2PM.

Children & Youth Events

Home School Share Fair. Monday, Dec. 4 @11AM. Meet with other families on the same journey & listen as students share what they’ve learned in 2 minutes or less. This Month’s Topic: Art Show.

Block Parties! Join us for creative play with the Library’s Architectural Blocks! Tuesdays, Dec. 5 @ 11AM and Dec. 26 @ 4PM. Literary Lunch Jr. Saturday Dec. 2 @ Noon. Grades 4-5. “The Children of the Green Knowe” by Lucy M. Boston. Pre- registration required & the first 10 receive a FREE copy of the Book. Readers bring their lunch & book, Library will provide drinks & dessert.

Literary Lunch. Saturday, Dec. 16 @ Noon. Grades 6-8. “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. Pre-registration required & the first 10 receive a FREE copy of the Book. Readers bring their lunch & book, Library will provide drinks & dessert.

Crafting Afternoon. Saturday, Dec. 16 @ 2PM. Come prepared to create and craft fun Holiday Gifts! Parents are welcome, as this is a Family Program.

Teen Anime Club. Thursday, Dec. 14 @ 6:30PM.  Japanese Anime of all sorts will be discussed at this Teen only club. Teen Writing Group: Thursday, Dec. 21 @ 7PM. Finding time to write and writing for fun, especially when you’re busy with school, can be tricky. Learn tricks for finding the time, and take part in some writing exercises.

Teen Video Game Design. Tuesday, Dec. 26 @ 2PM. Sponsored by the Emmaus Rotary Club; this hands on program will delve into Digital Game Design. For Ages 6th Grade & up presented by the Da Vinci Center.

Lap Sit Story Time. Wednesday, Dec 27 @ 10:30. For our littlest readers and their care givers, this is an interactive story and social time. For birth to 18 months, each child must have an adult with them.

Books and Barks. Thursday, Dec. 28 – 6:45 PM to 8 PM. Read to the Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs! School ages. Bring your own books, or read the library’s choices.

Adult Events

Social Security. Monday, Dec. 4 @ 6:30PM. Retiring Soon? Get information from Oaktree Advisors – please RSVP to 610-965- 9284 x210 or eplcollections@cliu.org

Day Time Book Group. Tuesday, Dec. 5 @ 2PM “The English Major” by Jim Harrison. Some copies available to borrow at the Front Desk.

PC Programming. Each Wednesday @ 6:30 PM. Explore the world of programming through hands-on learning, each week will help students develop their ideas for a profitable app or website. For Adults & Teens.

Life Lessons & Laughter. Thursdays Dec. 7 & 21@ 10:05AM. Calling all the young at heart and those in need of humor in their lives! Join improvist Ann Peaslee and start your day off right.

Holiday Cookie Swap. Saturday, Dec. 9 @ 2PM. Bring a few dozen cookies and a copy of the recipe to exchange for an assortment to take home. Sampling allowed & encouraged, we’ll even help copy your recipes too!

Bring Your Own Device. Thursdays Dec. 14 & 28 @ 10:05. Drop in with your technology questions & don’t forget to BYOD! Pinterest Party. Monday, Dec. 11 @ 7PM. For adults & families – all supplies provided for the first 30 participants. This month’s craft: Snow Globe

“Memorable Characters”. Adult Book Discussion Group. Tuesday, Dec 12 @7 PM. “The Invention Of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Pre-Registration is required. Sign up at the Front Desk.

Technology Tuesday. Tuesday, Dec. 12 @ 2PM Monthly technology class includes power point, questions, and hands on practice. This month: Good Reads & NoveList online book sources.

Find Your Ancestors Monday, Dec. 18 @ 5PM – 7PM. Get personal assistance uncovering your family tree! Please call 610- 965-9284 x210 or email eplcollection@cliu.org to schedule your appointment with Chris Appleby.

Adulting 101 Monday, Dec. 18@ 7PM. Learn some of the skills you will need when you leave your parents’ home. For Millennials and others who “literally can’t even” …bring your questions! This month’s topics: Shelter & Transportation.

Get to Work Wednesdays. Wednesday, Dec. 20 @2PM. Monthly workshops geared towards those seeking employment. December’s topic: Best Practices.

Senator Boscola’s Mobile Office. Monday, Dec. 18, 10AM- 1PM. A representative will be available to assist residents with questions or concerns.

Holiday Movie Matinees. Thursdays Dec, 21 @ 1PM: White Christmas (1954) 2h.

Dec. 28 @ 1PM: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) PG 2h10m.

Memoir Writing Group. Tuesday, Dec. 26 @1PM. Join others to write about your life.

Movie Night. Tuesday, Dec. 26 @ 6:30. The Glass Castle (2017) PG-13. 2h7m.