Thursday, March 26, 2009

Origami, Storytelling and more

There is still room in Mark Kennedy's Origami workshop on Saturday, March 28th at 11 am, here at the Parkland Community Library. Workshop participants must be 9 years old or older. Please call the library to register so Mark has enough supplies.

Check out the website StoryBee to listen to great folktales, original stories and tall tales, told by some of the best storytellers in the country. Two Schnecksville natives have stories on the site. Charles Kiernan and Emily Kiernan got their storytelling start here at the Parkland Community Library.

National Library Week is April 12th through the 19th. The Teddy Bear Costume Party on Tuesday April 14th at 6:30 pm (All ages. Please register.) is just one of the fun things going on that week. On Saturday, April 18th at 1 pm, Moe Gerant will lead an Intergenerational Drum Circle. Bring a hand drum - or any drum - and join the fun. Moe will bring drums with her. Moe leads the Lehigh Valley Drum Circle and is an accomplished percussionist.

YA MOVE - This is huge! The Young Adult fiction collection is coming out of the dark corner and taking a place of honor along the back wall of the library. The Local History books, all of which are easily damaged by ultraviolet light, will be moved into the vacated YA section. Thanks to Adam Bell, an Eagle Scout candidate, for organizing this long overdue move.

Parkland High School yearbooks have moved behind the circulation desk. These books must be used in the library.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Kim Chatel will be at the Parkland Community Library - well, the South Whitehall Township building actually - on Saturday, March 14th at 11 am to lead a photography workshop for people in grade 2 and up - or ages 8 and up. Participants should bring a camera and sign up by calling the library at 610-398-1361.

Then, Kim will read portions of her new book, A Talent for Quiet, and sign copies. Books will be on sale, too.

Kim just won an EPPIE award for her book Rainbow Sheep. For more information about Kim and her books go to her website, Chatel Village.