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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…)

Student Art Show 2020

The Southern Lehigh Public Library

Invites young students to participate in a Student’s Show

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 to Friday May 15th, 2020

  • The artwork will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
  • Any 2D art, photos and small needle arts (quilts, fiber, etc.) that can be hung in the library
  • Works must not exceed 24 inches in width, including the frame.
  • The works may be placed on sale. The library requests 10% commission on all sales
  • Delivery– Saturday, March 21st  between 11:30 and 3:30 PM
  • Pickup- When the exhibit is over, pickup work: Monday, May  18th , 2020

Southern Lehigh Public Library
3200 Preston Lane
Center Valley, PA 18034
610-282-8825

Spring 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.

ENRICH YOUR CHILD’S LIBRARY EXPERIENCE BY COMING TO STORY TIMES!

Story Time for 4 – 6 Year Olds

Children will enjoy 45 minutes, independent of caregiver, where they will meet new friends and enjoy stories, songs and silliness. One volunteer “Story Time Parent” will be needed to assist at each session. Caregivers are welcome to stay, but not required.

Monday Afternoons: March 30 – May 4

1:15 – 2:00 PM

Registration limit: 20 children

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 2 @ 10:00 AM


CHILD MUST BE 4 BY THE FIRST SESSION

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Story Time for 3 – 5 Year Olds

Children will enjoy a 40 minute story time where they will meet new friends and enjoy stories, songs and silliness. 3 year olds need to have a caregiver present. Caregiver optional for 4-5 year olds. At least one volunteer “Story Time Parent” will be needed to assist at each session.

Tuesday Mornings: March 31 – May 5

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration limit: 20 children

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 2 @ 10:00 AM


CHILD MUST BE 3 BY THE FIRST SESSION

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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:  February 13, March 26 and May 14

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Registration limit: 20 children


FOR AGES 2-5 YEARS OLD

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Lapsit for 2s and 3s

Join us for a half hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers.

Monday Mornings: March 30 – May 4

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Registration limit: 20 children each session

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 2 @ 10:00 AM


CHILD MUST BE 2 YRS. OLD BY THE FIRST SESSION

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Infant Story Time

Infant Story Time is designed for children from birth to 23 months old and their caregivers. We will read simple stories, sing songs and use creative movement.

Tuesday Mornings: March 31 – May 5

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Registration limit: 20 children each session.

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 2 @ 10:00 AM


If your child cannot attend one of the weekly sessions, please notify the library immediately by telephone at 610-282-8834 or via email at youthregistrations@solehipl.org. Most of the library’s storytimes do fill to capacity and have a waiting list. Therefore, two consecutive absences and failure to immediately notify the library staff will result in forfeiture of your child’s slot in the program.

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