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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.

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+
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Make and Take Craft Time Open House

Friday, December 20 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM

  • FREE PROGRAM!
  • Ages 2+
  • Multiple craft choices available.
  • SLSD schools closed on 12/2.
  • Informational play space and toys for younger siblings.
  • Come and go as you please. Registration requested but drop-ins are welcome as space permits!
  • Parents will need to supervise crafters and younger children.

This program partially funded by the Lutron Foundation.

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Kids’ Dance Party

Friday, January 3 from 10:30-11:15 AM

  • Music and Dance Activities!
  • For ages 2 – 5 years old.

This project has been (partially) funded by the Lutron Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services  under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

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Creators Club

Thursdays, December 19, January 9 and February 6

Creators Club

  • Mini Makers (Ages 4 – 7), 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Masterminds (Ages 8 – 12), 5:30 – 6:30 PM

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Calling All Whovians!

Monday, December 16 from 6 – 8 PM

The time is here for joy and timey-wimey cheer at the Time Lord Christmas Party!

  • Free Admission
  • Cosplay highly encouraged
  • All ages welcome
  • Watch a special Doctor Who Christmas special episode
  • Bring your companions
  • Monsters, villains and all alien species welcome

In the spirit of Doctor Who and the holiday please bring a donation for the Last Chance Animal Rescue.

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Baby Rembrandt Preschool Art Program: Wild About Art

Monday, December 16 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM

  • FREE PROGRAM!
  • Ages 2-4 and their caregivers
  • Limited enrollment. Registration required.

This project has been (partially) funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Partially funded by the Lutron Foundation.

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Winter 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!