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July 2, 2016


Our summer reading programs "On Your Mark, Get Set... READ" got off to a running start at our kick-off party last week.  There is still time for children, teens and adults to sign up for a reading challenge, and to take part in our full calendar of events!  Details on the program as well as information about a few of our summer reading programs, including mini boot camps for kids, literary lunches for teens, and an afternoon of wine and painting for adults can be found below.


A big thank you to our Friends group for hosting a successful book sale to raise funds for library programming.  If you missed it, mark their fall sale, November 3-5, on your calendar.  


As always, don't forget to browse our new book shelves for great summer reads, including inspiring cookbooks home decor and repair books, and vacationing guides, .  Is your family taking a long car ride?  Take a look at our (adult and children's) book on CD collections, and our newest children's collection of books on MP3 - perfect to plug in and grab your attention while sitting in traffic on the way to the beach.  


Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity



In this Newsletter
Library Closings
We are CLOSED on Monday, July 4.

Saturday hours in
July and August are 10am to 2pm.

Summer Reading Update
Summer Reading Programs for adults, teens and children are in full swing.  There is still time to join but don't delay because all reporting must be completed by Saturday, August 6th . All you need is a library card!

Adults and teens (completed grade 7 and up) can sign-up at the Circulation Desk and pick up everything needed to get started.  Read library books and magazines or listen to audio books and receive tickets throughout the summer for the prize raffles that will be held on Saturday, August 6th.

Children (age 2 to completed grade 6) can sign-up at the Children's Desk. Children are challenged to read (or listen to) library books, audio books and magazines for 12 hours over the course of the summer.  Prizes will be awarded as children complete the various reading challenges until Saturday, August 6th .

Details for all three reading programs are below:
from preschool to finished grade 6
finished grades 7-12
For Adults
of all ages!
Friends of the Library Update
On behalf of the Library, thank you to the Friends and the community for the successful June book sale that raised over $4000.00.   The Friends volunteered hundreds of hours sorting and organizing the thousands of books, puzzles, DVDs and more that the generous community-minded individuals donated to the Library.  And thank you to the public who took time from their busy schedules to visit the book sale and purchase the items.

The Friends are a group of community members who raise money to provide programs and to purchase items for the library collection which surpass the Library's annual budget.  This summer the Friends have generously sponsored many of the Library's Summer Reading events, such as Family Yoga, Gentle Yoga for Adults and Seniors, Go for the Gold by the Amazing Magi, Super Science and Amazing Art, as well as the Young Authors program in the spring. Please consider joining the Friends. The Friends next meeting is Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30pm.
Mini Boot Camp for Children
Calling all children who are looking for a fun challenge!  The United States Army is ready to test your strength and agility at the free Mini-Boot Camp that is held at the Library -- rain or shine - every Tuesday morning from July 12th to August 2nd from 10:30am to 11:30am.  Don't be late and miss the fun! Sign-ups are not necessary but you must have completed Kindergarten or older to participate.
Read to the Pups
The popular Read to the Pups event is back!  Every Thursday evening in July from 6:30pm to 7:30pm the dogs and their handlers from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 100, will be at the Library to listen to children read to them. A sign-up list for 15-minute sessions is available in the Children's Room one week prior to the event. This program is open to children who have completed
Kindergarten up to 8th grade.
Teen Literary Lunches
The Literary Lunches book discussions are for teens who have finished 7th grade and older. Bring a brown-bag lunch, and the Library will provide the books and dessert!

Teens need to register for this event at the Library, as space and books are limited.

Thursday, July 7 at Noon
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Friday, July 29 at Noon 
Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick
Library Libations and Painting Creations

Adults, enjoy an afternoon of painting with Jen Pritchett while sipping on a glass of wine on Friday, July 15th from 2pm to 4pm.  We'll be painting the Indian Tower (in Nazareth) on 12 x 16 canvases with acrylics.  Very rarely does an opportunity like this come along so sign up soon.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 
Gentle Yoga for Adults

Curious about yoga? Looking for exercise that can help improve flexibility and reduce aches and pains? Come to the free drop-in "Gentle Yoga" classes that
are being offered at the Library on Fridays, July 15th and 22nd at 10am through the generosity of the Friends. All you need is a mat or a towel. No pre-registration is needed for this event. 
Summer Reading Adult Book Group
Join one of our book clubs this summer for book discussions led by the Library Staff.

You will receive a copy of the book when you register - but beware, copies are limited - don't delay!

Friday, July 29th at 10:30am
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Friday, August 26th at 10:30am
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan MacNeal
Nazareth Book Group
The Nazareth Book Group will meet on Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30pm to discuss The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki based on the little-known and tumultuous love story of "Sisi," the Austro-Hungarian Empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.

The August selection is The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor. Everyone is welcome to join for any or all discussions. Most discussions are held at the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity. Please call Amy at 484-767-8049 to confirm the location and for more information.