U.S. Grant: An Overview of His Life & Life Lessons

US GrantMONDAY, MAY 1 AT 6:30 PM

Co-sponsored by SLPL and Civil War Roundtable of Eastern PA

SLPL and Civil War Roundtable of Eastern Pennsylvania are proud to present Kenneth J. Serfass, a USMC Veteran and long time Civil War reenactor, as General U.S. Grant. Ken has been a     student of Grant all his life. He has appeared nationally on television and film and has been featured at numerous speaking engagements.


Judaism and Christianity: Alienation and Reconciliation

Alice EckardtMONDAY, MAY 8 AT 7 PM

Friends of SLPL are very proud to present:

An evening with Alice L. Eckardt, Professor Emerita Lehigh University, Religion Studies Department

Dr. Eckardt was a member of Lehigh University’s Department of Religion Studies for 15 years, teaching courses on the history of Christian-Jewish relations, two courses on the Holocaust, Religion and American Experiences, Judaism, and Women in World Religions. In 1976 she and Dr. Harriet Parmet initiated an auxiliary program of Jewish Studies.

She has been directly involved in the institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College since its inception, serving on the Board, the Executive Committee, as well as the Program Committee. In the fall of 1990 she was a Scholar in Residence at Muhlenberg College, and in 1984 an Exchange Professor at Cedar Crest College for two years. She was also a Visiting Scholar and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Oxford Centre for postgraduate Hebrew and Jewish Studies and taught courses there for the University of Oxford on several occasions.

She co-authored, with her husband Roy Eckardt, Encounter with Israel: A Challenge to Conscience (1970), and Long Night’s Journey into Day: Life and Faith after the Holocaust (1982). Eckardt edited and contributed to Burning Memory in 1993, Jerusalem: City of the Ages in 1987, and a retrospective of her husband’s writings, Collecting Myself in 1993.

This program is FREE but registration is required.


Tea Time @ SLPL

saturday, may 20 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Tea Timehosted by FRIENDS OF SLPL

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon sweet and savory treats and stimulating conversation! If you'd like, bring something you love to talk about!

For adults and ages 12+! We will also be raffling a high quality basket.

COST: $15 / person

Register Online

FSLPL Bus Trip: Adventure Aquarium

Bus Trip


FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

Join us as we travel to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden for a day of close encounters with Amazon River fish (new for 2017) sharks, stingrays, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, penguins & much more! You’ll have an opportunity to walk a suspension bridge just inches over the shark realm, walk through the shark tunnel, touch a shark, feed a stingray (additional $3 for food), watch the hippopotamuses feed and go into a free flight aviary where there are more than 20 species of birds.

Space is limited - sign up early - deadline is June 26!

Cost: $60 / adults (age 13+), $55 / children (ages 3-12)


  • Round trip bus fare
  • Admission to aquarium including all exhibits and 3D show
  • All gratuities

Itinerary: (subject to change)

8:30 AM - depart from Upper Saucon Township Park
10:15 AM - approximate arrival at Adventure Aquarium
3:30 PM - depart from Adventure Aquarium
5:30 PM - approximate arrival at Upper Saucon Township Park

To reserve your spot:

  • Payment due at time of booking; cash or check at SLPL or credit card @ 610-282-8825
  • Checks payable to: FSLPL
  • All sales final, no refunds. Tickets are transferable.
  • Registration deadline: June 26, 2017
  • Questions?  Call Mary Ann: 610-282-2731

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library

FSLPL Basket Raffle

2016 Basket Rafflepurchase raffle TICKETS from feb. 27 - may 20

Baskets are on display at the library


You do not need to be present to win.

Proceeds benefit Friends of SLPL

Yoga Classes with Deanna Nagle


tuesday evenings

Level 1 Yoga: 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Level 1 Yoga: 9:15 - 10:15 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

Cycling Fitness Class

cyclingThursdays from 9:15 - 10:15 AM

Classes held outdoors weather permitting, inside during inclement weather.
Appropriate for all fitness levels!

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

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SLPL Book Discussion Group

Held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM

stackofbooksOpen to adults. No registration required. Participants may borrow copies of selected titles at the library or secure their own copy.

April 20 - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
May 18 - The House of the Spirts by Isabel Allende
June 15 - Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman 
July 20 - Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

Rotating Art Shows


2017 Rotating Art Show Schedule

Community residents are invited to participate as artists or art lovers. Submissions accepted on dates and times specified only.


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 27th - May 19th | Delivery on the 25th 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 12th - August 25th | Delivery on the 10th of June

Fourteenth 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 11th - October 27th | Delivery on the 9th of September

This is a non-juried show. The piece should depict something warm. You may interpret warm any way you wish. It may be in any medium. It may be abstract, realistic, a photograph, a quilt or any fiber art.

November 13th - January 5th, 2018 | Delivery on the 11th 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 2D shows, including 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.

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