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May 2016

We ended April with a bang last weekend at our Run for Reading, which raised over $5800.00 for library programming.  Thank you to our generous sponsors, our wonderful volunteers, and the more than 140 runners and walkers who enjoyed a beautiful morning at Jacobsburg Park! 


We have so many events and programs to offer you in May.  Visit the library on May 7 for a book signing of History Bites - a short collection of Nazareth history tidbits.  Ready to start your garden?  On Fridays and Saturdays in May, we will be hosting a plant exchange - bring your extra seedlings, or come to pick up new-to-you plants at the library!


We have two book clubs this month - the library is hosting an adult book club in addition to the Nazareth Book Club's monthly meeting.  Children's story times will be transformed into musical musings during the fourth week in May - stop in for a real lyrical treat! 


Spring means more time in the sun, and thoughts of spring cleaning.  We have programs addressing both of these timely topics: Easton Hospital will be presenting a program on skin cancer; and we are excited to have Jamie Novak, author of Keep This, Toss That, coming to speak later in the month.


We hope to see you in the library this month at one of our many programs, or just browsing the shelves for books, DVDs, plants and more! 




The Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity Staff



Library Events
May Library Closings
The library will be closed Saturday, May 28th and Monday, May 30th for the Memorial Day Holiday.
History Bites Book Signing

History Bites, compiled by Sue Dreydoppel and Alice Yeakel for Nazareth's 275th birthday, has been printed in booklet form. The project was funded through remaining funds from the 275th committee. Booklets will be given to 3rd and 4th grade students of the Nazareth Area School District with copies also available to local residents.

A book signing will be held Saturday, May 7th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Library when townspeople may obtain copies. The booklets are free with a monetary donation or canned goods for the local food bank, Loaves and Fishes, or summer lunch program appreciated.

For further information, call 610-759-2672 or 610-759-0787.

Every Library Needs Its Friends
Friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity will meet on  Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30  in the Library Director's Office.  The Friends is a group of community members who raise money through membership dues, donations and book sales to sponsor programs and purchase items which surpass the Library's annual budget.  
Many of the annual events that you and your children participate are sponsored by the Friends. Some of these events include: the Young Authors Program and educational and entertaining programs for adults and children throughout the year.  
Please consider giving your time and talent by becoming a member of the Friends. Supporting members are also always appreciated. Membership dues are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. The 2016 membership form is available for renewals and new memberships at the Library and at:

Nazareth Book Club
The Nazareth Book Group will meet on Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30 pm, to discuss Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of each month. 
June's selection is Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier.  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 location or for more information.
Getting Ready for the Friends Book Sale
Friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity will begin accepting donations for the Summer Book Sale on Monday, May 2nd to Saturday, May 28th.   Children, teen, and adult books, DVDs, and CDs that are in good sellable condition would be appreciated. Items that are not accepted are: VHS and cassette tapes, encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks, or Readers Digest Condensed Books. Please bring your donations to the Library's Circulation Desk. The Friends Summer Book Sale is Thursday, June 2nd to Saturday, June 4th.

Finding Loving Homes for Surplus Plants
 Planting a garden and find that you don't have room for that extra zucchini plant? Or, landscaping your flower bed and discover that it's time to thin out the hostas? Don't throw them away! Bring all of your extra plants (please label them) to the Library on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of May and hopefully the plants will find a new home in another Library member's garden or flower bed.
New gardener? This is the perfect opportunity to discover your "green thumb." The Library has a large collection of gardening and landscaping books. Plus, there are several members on the Library Staff who are experienced gardeners. Let's experiment!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime? And that melanoma accounts for up to three percent of all pediatric cancers? The Easton Hospital will present an informational program on skin care at our library on Wednesday, May 18th, 6:30 pm.  Please call the Library at 610-759-4932 to register for this program.
Adult Book Club: Margot
What if Anne Frank's sister Margot, instead of dying in Auschwitz, had survived and gone into hiding in America? How will the public release of Anne's diary affect Margot's life? Margot by Jillian Cantor is the book that will be discussed at the Library's Adult Book Club on Friday, May 20th at 10:30 am. Limit 12 copies. Sign-up at the Circulation Desk to receive a copy of this "what if" book and be part of the Adult Book Club.
Get Organized!
Do the words "spring cleaning" make you shudder? Does "decluttering" make your head spin? Join us on Tuesday, May 24th, 6:30pm as Jamie Novak, author of Keep This, Toss That shares her expertise with a sense of humor as to what to keep, what to toss, where to sell or share it and how to let it go! Jamie has been a guest on HGTV and QVC and more recently has been blogging for Martha Stewart Whole Living.  She will also be available to personally autograph copies of Keep This, Toss That. 
Please call the Library at 610-759-4932 to register for this program. This program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.
Special Musical Story Time
Calling all babies, toddlers, and preschoolers ...  
We're going to have special Musical Story Times during the week of May 24th in lieu of the regularly scheduled story times! 
Clarissa Louw of the Meandering Monarch will be our guest story time musician.  This Music Together program is sure to inspire singing, pre-literacy learning and imaginative play between children and adults. The Musical Story Times are provided through the generosity of a C.F. Martin and Co. grant.
Join us at the story time that is convenient for you. No registration is required for story time.  
Tuesday, May 24th ... 1pm
Wednesday, May 25th ... 10:30am
Thursday, May 26th ... 10:30 am
A special note: Beginning on Tuesday, May 31st, Toddler Boogie, Wee Build, Baby and Me, and Read to Me story time will be on a two week hiatus as the Children's Department prepares for our popular summer reading program. These activities (and many more) will resume on Monday, June 13th ... the first day of On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! Stay tuned!
Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity Book Bags are Back!!!
They are durable, true blue and perfect for carrying books, beach wear, and groceries! They make great gifts for students, teachers, grandparents, mothers and fathers. Show your Memorial Library Pride at the reasonable price of $10.00.
Upcoming Events in June
Thursday, June 2nd - Saturday, June 4th .... Friends Book Sale (Early admission for members of Friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity on Thursday [9am-10am]. Membership applications available at the door.)
Tuesday, June 7th, 6:30 pm .... Lyme Disease Program presented by Easton Hospital (Registration requested)
Monday, June 13th ... Summer Reading Program sign-ups begin for adults, teenagers, and children
Tuesday, June 14th, 5pm to 7pm ... Summer Reading Kick-off Party for children