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Southern Lehigh Public Library Rotating Art Show Schedule 2020

Sixteenth Annual Photography Show (non-juried): Photos of all genres will be accepted.

January 20th -> March 6th Delivery on the 18th of January

Students Show (Elementary, Junior and Senior High):   Includes ANY 2D art, photos and small needle arts that can be hung in library (quilts, fiber art etc.)

March 23rd   -> May 15th Delivery on the 21st of March

Anything Goes:  This is a non-juried show. Let your imaginations run wild, have fun, do something “out of your comfort zone.” The work may be abstract, impressionistic, or realistic.

June 8th -> August 21st   Delivery on the 6th of June

Seventeenth Annual Juried Art Show:  Use your imagination to create an interesting work. ANY media 2D art i.e. watercolor, oils, pastels, mixed media, acrylics, drawings (ink, pencil, conté, charcoal), egg tempera etc. No Photography will be accepted.

September 14th -> November 6th Delivery on the 12th of September

Sunny Places:   This is a non-juried show. The piece should depict someplace warm and cozy. It may be in any medium. It may be abstract, realistic, a photograph, a quilt or any fiber art.

November 23rd -> January 8th 2021 Delivery on the 21st of November

The artwork for non-juried shows will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. If your work is not accepted for the non-juried shows do not despair the rotating shows will be on going throughout the year.

For the all shows, including the photography show, all pieces must be securely wired and braced for hanging. No clips or “fast frames” will be accepted. The pieces must be able to be hung using the library’s hanging system. No wet, fragile or ill-prepared work will be accepted. Unframed canvases cannot have staples showing. The exhibition committee reserves the right to reject any work not following these standards.

The works must be delivered during the time allocated for their collection. Works delivered before or after the allotted time will not be accepted.

Works must not exceed 34 inches in length, including the frame.

The library requests 15% commission on all sales

Zentangle Program

Second Wednesday of the Month @ 1-3PM

Schedule: November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10

Cost: $25 per session including instruction and supplies

If you think you can’t draw … you can!

Taught by certified Zentangle Method instructor Hilary Smith

zentangleZentangle itself may be relatively new, but the basic principles involved are as old as the history of art. It includes ritual and mirrors the symbols, designs and patterns of numerous cultures from ancient through present times. And like “doodling” it is based on a human behavior in which one refrains from planning and allows lines and shapes to unintentionally emerge.

Why am I interested in Zentangle? While the process may look intricate, it is a deceptively simple pathway to relaxation and inner focus. In fact, proponents of the practice note that it has multiple benefits including calming an anxious mind, increasing self-confidence, and cultivating moment-to-moment awareness in a similar way as mindfulness meditation. (more…)

FSLPL Evening with Friends 2020


Join us for a spectacular variety of music, talks and presentations.

The Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library cordially invite you to join us throughout the year in attending a series of special events. We are sure that everyone will enjoy the variety of music, talks and presentations offered in this series.

Friends of the Library can purchase the individual event tickets for $8.00 per event or purchase the full series of 8 events for just $50.00 (a 20% discount).

Non-members can purchase the individual event tickets for $10.00 per event or purchase the full series of 8 events for just $64.00 (a 20% discount).

Registration required. All tickets will be advertised for sale before each event. Registration form enclosed or contact the Library’s front desk.

March 11, 2020    7:00 PM
Wonders of the Universe – Mr. Eric Loch

Mr. Eric Loch, a member of the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomy Society, will take us on a stunning journey through the universe. Telescopes will be set up outside for night sky viewing after the program.

April 22, 2020    7:00 PM
Time Travelers Two – Ms. Sue Roncoroni and Ms. Bunny Barnes

This dynamic duo will combine musical favorites across the decades with a running dialogue packed with tidbits of what was going on when                    – a delightful trip down “memory lane”. Don’t remember the words?            A sing along sheet will be provided.

May 13, 2020    7:00 PM
Native American Stories and Teachings of the Northeast – Mr. Rob Aptaker

Native American stories are often called myths and folklore, but Native    People call them the sacred teachings. Mr. Aptaker has traveled the country gathering these stories freely shared by Native American People.

June 3, 2020    7:00 PM
Mary Todd Lincoln – Ms. Linda Minarik

Come meet Mary Todd Lincoln, one of our best known but least understood First Ladies. Ms. Minarik is a locally well-known historical re-enactor who has been asked to present Mary Todd Lincoln at many historical societies.

August 12, 2020    7:00 PM
The Olympics and Other Sacred Games of Ancient Greece                              – Dr. Nicole Colosimo

In this 2020 Olympic year, return lecturer, Dr. Colosimo, will explore through slide and lecture the beginnings in ancient Greece of our modern day Olympic contests.

October 21, 2020   7:00 PM
Halloween Tales – Mr. Charles Kiernan, Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild

A master storyteller, Mr. Kiernan will share tales that address the unexpected, the unusual, and the unheard of – stories that make us uneasy. If you have not experienced true storytelling before, here is your chance. If you have, then you know what a gift this is from the Guild and your library.

November 18, 2020      7:00 PM
A Civil War Christmas – Mr. Mike Jesberger

Historical re-enactor and civil war historian, Mr. Jesberger will take us back to what Christmas was like during the Civil War.

December 9, 2020     7:00 PM
Marie-Antoinette – Ms. Alisa Dupuy

Meet the last queen of France before the French Revolution. We welcome back Ms. Dupuy who is well known for her historical first person portrayals and presentations.

Ongoing Programs

SLPL Book Discussion Group

Held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Open to adults. No registration required. Participants may borrow copies of selected titles at the library.

12/19/19: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Leader: Julia

1/16/20: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Leader: Bonnie

For questions regarding this program email ashleynemurphy@gmail.com.

Yoga Classes with Deanna Nagle


Level 1 Yoga: 9 AM – 10 AM

Purchase a flex card and come when you can!

  • Flex Cards: 5 classes for $50 or 10 clases for $90 (non-refundable)
  • Walk-ins: $12 per class | Yoga Mat Rentals: $1 per class

Yoga Flow with Deanna Nagle


Level I & II at 9 AM

Purchase a flex card and come when you can!

$12 per class or flex card rate