Jul
16
Mon
Read to the Pups @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm
Read to the Pups @ Parkland Community Library

Our July 2nd event is cancelled due to excessive heat warning. Join the Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs and practice reading aloud to these patient and gentle pups. No RSVP.

Teen Open Mic Night @ South Whitehall Township Building Meeting Room Tickets
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm
Teen Open Mic Night @ South Whitehall Township Building Meeting Room

Showcase your music, art and writing with our community! Share your work over free refreshments. A drop in event. Held at the South
Whitehall Township Building.

 

Jul
17
Tue
Teen Craft Club: Canvas String Art @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am
Teen Craft Club: Canvas String Art @ Parkland Community Library

Join our Teen Craft Club weekly on Tuesdays at 11:30am. RSVP at evansa@parklandlibrary.org or online here.

WATER BOTTLE WIND SPIRALS
June 26 | RSVP
TYE DYE SHIRTS
July 03 | RSVP
BALLOON DART PAINTING
July 10 | RSVP
CANVAS STRING ART
July 17 | RSVP
DIY LAVA LAMPS
July 24 | RSVP
SUPERHERO COMIC BOOK
MAGNETS
August 01 (Wednesday)| RSVP

 

Buckets Full of Nature @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm
Buckets Full of Nature @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

All classes are now full. Each session, your budding conservationist will experience a combination of reading, art, experiments and hands-on activities. For 3, 4, and 5-year-olds with an adult. Presented by a Lehigh County Conservation District educator.

This a PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy event. Libraries can give citizens of all ages the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives,to contribute effectively in their communities, and to participate in civil discourse.

Sign up by clicking here, emailing hoimesj@parklandlibrary.org  or by calling 610.398.1361 x19.

Stories in the Schools: Kratzer Elementary @ Kratzer Elementary Tickets
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm
Stories in the Schools: Kratzer Elementary @ Kratzer Elementary | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Cool off this summer with stories, games and songs at your favorite elementary school. For K & up. Drop in.

Let’s Talk Wills and Power of Attorney @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 17 @ 2:30 pm
Let's Talk Wills and Power of Attorney @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Do you have a will? Know how it works? Do you understand probate and power of attorney and other related issues? Discover more with an informal Q&A with expert Judith. RSVP.

3 easy ways to RSVP:

Call 610.398.1361 ext 13. Email wanamakerb@parklandlibrary.org. Click here to sign up for any of our adult events.

CD Exchange: Because Libraries Rock @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm
CD Exchange: Because Libraries Rock @ Parkland Community Library

Exchange your gently used CDs for the same from other community members. Rock out to new tracks at this drop in event.

 

White Teeth: Book Quest @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
White Teeth: Book Quest @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

The library’s book group for adults meets to chat about their favorite novels. New members are always welcome!  Reservations are preferred by calling 610.398.1361 ext 13, emailing wanamakerb@parklandlibrary.orgor by stopping by our customer service desk.

December – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
January – Miller’s Valley (Anna Quindlen)
February – The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey)
March – The Rosie Project by Graham Simsion
April – Mischling by Affinity Konar
May – A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
June – The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
July – White Teeth by Zadie Smith
August – (A short story of choice)
September – Beartown by Frederick Bachman
October – The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
November – A Gentleman in Moscow
December – Turtles All the Way

 

 

Jul
18
Wed
Stories in the Schools: Cetronia Elementary @ Cetronia Elementary Tickets
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am
Stories in the Schools: Cetronia Elementary @ Cetronia Elementary | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Cool off this summer with stories, games and songs at your favorite elementary school. For K & up. Drop in.

Teen Anime Club @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Teen Anime Club @ Parkland Community Library

Come watch your favorite anime and munch on pocky and Japanese snacks. We’ll chat about the latest manga series. Drop in.

Jul
19
Thu
An Afternoon With Singer Bobby Rydell @ Independent Park, Upper Macungie Tickets
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm
An Afternoon With Singer Bobby Rydell @ Independent Park, Upper Macungie

Get an inside look at the “Ed Sullivan Show “and the “Great American Bandstand” from Bye Bye Birdie star and 1950s’ singer
Bobby Rydell. Rydell will share his memories of his hit songs in this intimate chat with our community. Bobby Rydell books and
merchandise available for sale. RSVP. Event held at Independent Park Community Center.

3 easy ways to RSVP:

Call 610.398.1361 ext 13. Email wanamakerb@parklandlibrary.org. Click here to sign up for any of our adult events.

Make Your Own Instrument @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Make Your Own Instrument @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Create your own musical instrument using common household items and rock out with friends. A drop in event.

Board Meeting @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
20
Fri
Groovaroo @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am
Groovaroo @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

GroovaRoo Dance™ is a beginner friendly, babywearing, soul line dance class. For 6 weeks old & up and can be held heart to heart in a 2-shoulder carrier or wrap. RSVP

Games We Love @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Games We Love @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Bridge, Pinochle, Canasta, Chess.  We’ll provide the cards, game boards, and instructions.  You’re in charge of having fun and enjoying some friendly competition.

Space is limited. Reservations are preferred by calling 610.398.1361 ext 13, emailing wanamakerb@parklandlibrary.orgor by stopping by our customer service desk. 

Rock Movie & Rita’s: Bye Bye Birdie @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 20 @ 2:30 pm
Rock Movie & Rita's: Bye Bye Birdie @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

We love you, Conrad! Swoon over watching Bye,Bye Birdie and Bobby Rydell on our big screen , and cool yourself down with some Rita’s. RSVP

3 easy ways to RSVP:

Call 610.398.1361 ext 13. Email wanamakerb@parklandlibrary.org. Click here to sign up for any of our adult events.

Jul
21
Sat
Teen Harry Potter Escape the Room @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Teen Harry Potter Escape the Room @ Parkland Community Library

Bring your Hogwarts crew, and use your favorite spell to defeat He Who Shall Not Be Named and escape the room.
Sign up online here for free tickets for time slots starting at:

Noon          1pm         2pm

Space is limited. RSVP.

Jul
23
Mon
Summer Storytime @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Summer Storytime @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Spark your summer morning with interactive books and rhythmic songs. Introduce your child to a different style of music each week. Best for ages 18 months-4 years. Older and younger siblings are welcome to attend. A drop in event.

Read to the Pups @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm
Read to the Pups @ Parkland Community Library

Our July 2nd event is cancelled due to excessive heat warning. Join the Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs and practice reading aloud to these patient and gentle pups. No RSVP.

Teen Karaoke Night @ South Whitehall Township Building Meeting Room Tickets
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm
Teen Karaoke Night @ South Whitehall Township Building Meeting Room

Showcase your music, art and writing with our community! Share your work over free refreshments. A drop in event. Held at the South
Whitehall Township Building.

 

Jul
24
Tue
Stories in the Schools: Fogelsville Elementary at Jaindl @ Jaindl Elementary Tickets
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am
Stories in the Schools: Fogelsville Elementary at Jaindl @ Jaindl Elementary | Breinigsville | Pennsylvania | United States

Cool off this summer with stories, games and songs at your favorite elementary school. For K & up. Drop in.

Teen Craft Club: Lava Lamps @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 24 @ 11:30 am
Teen Craft Club: Lava Lamps @ Parkland Community Library

Join our Teen Craft Club weekly on Tuesdays at 11:30am. RSVP at evansa@parklandlibrary.org or online here.

WATER BOTTLE WIND SPIRALS
June 26 | RSVP
TYE DYE SHIRTS
July 03 | RSVP
BALLOON DART PAINTING
July 10 | RSVP
CANVAS STRING ART
July 17 | RSVP
DIY LAVA LAMPS
July 24 | RSVP
SUPERHERO COMIC BOOK
MAGNETS
August 01 (Wednesday)| RSVP

 

Tinkerlab: Tangrams @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm
Tinkerlab: Tangrams @ Parkland Community Library

This event is now full. TANGRAM ART Transform tangram animals into artwork. RSVP. For grades 2-6.

What’s Your Story? @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm
What's Your Story? @ Parkland Community Library

Join us at our new monthly writing workshop designed to help writers discover how to write their memoir.  Space is limited. Reservations are preferred by calling 610.398.1361 ext 13, emailing wanamakerb@parklandlibrary.orgor by stopping by our customer service desk.

 

 

Flower Frenzy @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm
Flower Frenzy @ Parkland Community Library

Freshen up your home with your garden’s flowers. Join Debbie of the Parkland Garden Club for a presentation on arranging flowers in a vase. RSVP.

3 easy ways to RSVP:

Call 610.398.1361 ext 13. Email wanamakerb@parklandlibrary.org. Click here to sign up for any of our adult events.

Jul
25
Wed
Stories in the Schools: Parkway Manor Elementary @ Parkway Manor Elementary Tickets
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm
Stories in the Schools: Parkway Manor Elementary @ Parkway Manor Elementary | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Cool off this summer with stories, games and songs at your favorite elementary school. For K & up. Drop in.

Joy of Coloring and Brain Puzzles @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm
Joy of Coloring and Brain Puzzles @ Parkland Community Library

Discover how coloring and brain puzzles both de-stresses you and unleashes your creativity at our special coloring session just for adults. Snacks provided. Space is limited. Reservations are preferred by calling 610.398.1361 ext 13, emailing wanamakerb@parklandlibrary.orgor by stopping by our customer service desk. Or click here to sign up for any of our adult events.

 

 

Teen Advisory Board Meeting @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Do you want to make a difference and make your voice heard in the library and in the community? Then apply to be a Teen Advisory Board member!  Munch on free snacks and help with displays, recommendations and events.

Jul
26
Thu
Knitting Circle @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Knitting Circle @ Parkland Community Library

Spend a fun afternoon swapping knitting tips and tricks! Just bring your knitting materials and enthusiasm. For knitters of all ages and skill levels.

 

Petting Zoo @ Parkland Community Library Tickets
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Petting Zoo @ Parkland Community Library | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States

Meet the baby animals of the Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, including goats, bunnies, ducks, and more. In case of heavy rain, the event will be rescheduled. A drop in event.