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Zentangle Program

Wednesday, October 23 from 1 – 3 PM

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.

It’s self-soothing. Repetitive creative work, in and of itself, can be calming and self-soothing. In fact, some of the preliminary research on the Zentangle process indicates that engagement in the process has measurable relaxation benefits. This is particularly true if you accept this process as one with no expected outcome other than the enjoyment of putting the pen to paper and staying open to whatever emerges.

  • $25 fee includes instruction and supplies
  • For adults and children ages 10+

Storybook Cooking

Mondays, November 4, 11, 18 and 25

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Each class will combine stories and a cooking project. For ages 3 – 5 years.

Cost: $10/class | Register for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 cooking storytimes.

Caregiver required to attend w/ their child (siblings allowed to accompany caregivers).

This project has been partially funded by the Lutron Foundation.


Play to Learn: Parent/Child Workshop


10:30 – 11:30 AM @ SLPL

Parents and children interact together with age appropriate educational toys in a relaxed, safe environment with the opportunity to speak individually with early childhood specialists on a variety of child development topics.

Ages: 12 months – 3 1/2 years (additional siblings up to age 5 may attend as needed)

Location: Southern Lehigh Public Library “A Family Place Library


Monster Mash Costume Ball and Celebration


6:30 – 7:30 PM @ SLPL

Come in your favorite costume and celebrate the season with stories, music and games.

*Please refrain from violent costumes/weapon props as young children will be in attendance

Ages: 4 years and older

This program is partially funded by the Lutron Foundation.


Frankentoys has been rescheduled to October 17th from 5:00-6:30 PM

Fall Story Times

Children residing in or being cared for by grandparents or other caregivers who are residents of Upper Saucon Township, Lower Milford Township or Coopersburg Borough are eligible to register for Story Time sessions. The library requires that the parent/legal guardian/caregiver be a registered patron of the library and a patron in good standing at the time of registration. Children residing outside our service area are only permitted to register for the waiting list and they will be contacted if space becomes available. Grandparents or other relatives who reside within our service area and have young children visiting from out of state may inquire ahead of time at the Circulation Desk about space availability in Story Time sessions during the child’s visit. Someone will respond to your inquiry as soon as they have consulted with the Children’s Programming Librarian. Most often, we are happy to accommodate visitors for a short period of time.


PJ Story Time

Children will enjoy a 40 minute story time where they will meet new friends and enjoy stories, songs and silliness.

Come in your PJs for evening Story Time fun!

Thursday Evenings: September 26, October 10 and November 7

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Registration limit: 20 children