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August 1, 2017
From the Director's Desk
 
I recently returned from vacation  where I had the opportunity  to  indulge  in the
fictional novel, It's Always the Husband by Michelle Campbell. I knew I was stretching my comfort zone, as I tend to read non-fiction books. However, when I read the description of the book, the brief character descriptions and insinuated suspense intrigued me. 

Campbell writes about three Ivy League roommates whose lives are changed by the husbands they choose and the consequences of their college past. The loyalty to each other as they betray one another at some time in their lives is entertaining. The foreshadowing throughout the books kept the reading predictable, until the end, which was a shocker.

It is funny how you can fully enjoy a vacation, but when you add a good book to the experience, it almost  becomes two trips in one. It was not until I arrived home that I had an opportunity to finish this book,  although I had plenty of time to read during my two cancelled flights and six-hour delay. I felt the weight  of coming back from vacation when I walked in the front door of my home. The mail waited for me on  the kitchen table, the suitcases sat in the hallway, and the refrigerator was empty.

I worked with slowness to reacquaint my family with the normalcy of life and then I remembered that  only one part of the vacation was finished. The conclusion of my book was waiting for me. I brought an  active piece of my vacation home!

That book was the best gift ever, because after the wash was put away and the first meal was cooked and  cleaned up, I sat down and finished my vacation on my own terms. My hope for you is that you find a  vacation within your vacation in the form of a book. I promise, it helps ease your transition from vacation  to reality a bit easier.

See you at the library!
 
Holly Bennett
Library Director, Information Conductor, and Community Ambassador
FEATURED LIBRARY NEWS
Summer Hours begin July 1.
Monday: 10am-5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday,  Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 9am-1pm

LIBRARY STAFF SPOTLIGHT: CAROLE BOWERS, LIBRARY ASSISTANT
 
This month, Carole Bowers is in the Nazareth Library Staff Spotlight. Carole will celebrate her twenty-first anniversary working at the Nazareth Library this year.  She serves as a Library Assistant at the library. Prior to working at the library, Carole worked for Nazareth National Bank. Carole currently holds the position of Tax Collector for the Borough of Nazareth.  

BUILD A BETTER WORLD SUMMER READING UPDATE!
Wednesday, August 2nd (6:30 - 7:30)
Storyteller Ingrid Bohn will present an enchanting evening of magical tales and activities for children. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Children, ages 3 and old, can register for this event at the Children's Desk. Limit 50. A PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.
 
Saturday, August 5th
FINAL DAY FOR ADULTS, TEENS AND CHILDREN TO REPORT THEIR SUMMER READING PROGRESS!!  We close at 1pm on August 5. Raffle tickets (adults and teens) or prizes (children) will not be distributed after August 5th.

Tuesday, August 8th (6:00 - 7:30)  
The Library Staff will be rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the achievement of children who successfully met the Build a Better World three reading challenges this summer. Dan's Camera will capture the success of those children who completed this year's summer reading program. Snack and games also.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Wednesday, August 9th (6:30-7:45)
The Nazareth Book Club will meet to discuss
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman . This community book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Please contact Susan at 484-201-0871 or   Sgerken@aol.com for more information. The September selection is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.
 
Please note that the January 2018 selection has been changed to The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston.

Friday, August 18th (10:30-12:00)
The ABC (Adult Book Club) Nazzies, led by library staff, will meet to discuss The Red Notebook by Antione Laurain. The first 12 people to register will receive a free copy of the book. A PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.
DROP IN PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Wednesday, August 9th (6:30 - 7:00)
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caretakers are invited to participate in the Evening Story Time that takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Children's Room. Stories, finger plays and songs. Pajamas are optional.
A PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.
 
The summer session of our popular Wee Build, Toddler Shake 'n Boogie, Maker Space and story time programs will end on 
Friday, August 11th
.  
The 
fall session will begin on Tuesday, September 12th
. We'd love to have you join us. 
 
These programs are part of a PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.
VACATION TID BITS

Summer and fall are perfect times to spend an afternoon at the
  Grounds for Sculpture
near Trenton, New Jersey. The library has a free 'museum' pass that you can borrow for one week. [It can save you over $50.00 in admission for 2 adults and 2 children!] Be sure to sign-up for the free guided tour when you are at the Grounds for Sculpture, if available.
 
 
 
The library also has a free 'museum' pass for the   Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia that you can borrow for one week. [It can save you over $60.00 in admission for 2 adults and 2 children!] You can wander among dinosaur skeletons, discover an indoor butterfly garden or participate in special events. Ask about the passes at the Circulation Desk. 
Seniors: Low Cost National Park Passes Still Available ...
Cost Goes Up on August 28th

While supplies last, people 62 years of age and older can still get a Senior Pass lifetime pass to America's national parks and federal historic sites for $10. In December, Congress passed legislation raising the cost to $80.

The pass provides lifetime free access to more than 2,000 sites and parks nationwide administered by the National Park Service and five other federal agencies. For more information on how you can purchase the pass, go to https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/senior-pass-changes.htm .
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Saturday, October 7th
10am - 2pm