Whitehall Townshiup Public Library column
Hello, my name is Patty Vahey and I am the director at the Whitehall Township Public Library.
I have met a lot of people since starting my job at WTPL a year ago. I will be keeping you informed about library activities and offerings through this regular column in the Whitehall-Coplay Press.
A total of 500,000 pages were read during our very busy but fun Summer Reading Program. Now it's time for fall fun.
Jim Gilbert, systems librarian, will speak about genealogy and the use of Ancestry.com. The library has a subscription to this service and Jim will show us how to find family records and information. It will be held tonight, Thursday, Sept. 11, from 2-4 p.m. in the community room.
Open MIC Night is held the third Monday of each month in the community room. Folks drop in to play music, read poems, tell stories, sing, etc.
Sign-in begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 and the entertainment runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come in and enjoy the fun!
A Fall Fundraiser Silent Auction will take place from Wednesday, Sept. 24, through noon Saturday, Sept 27.
Each participant who registers will receive a bid number. Bids will be taken until noon that Saturday and winners need not be present to win.
Prizes will include baskets with different themes. We have received some really nice donations. A complete list of prizes will be ready by Saturday, Sept. 20.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will offer free blood pressure screenings at the library the first Friday of each month.
No registration is needed and the event is open to the public.
Ward's Oriental Rug Service will give a talk about the care, cleaning and history of the Oriental carpet.
This free program will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.
I will be doing a workshop on "How to Sell on eBay" Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.
This will be a basic overview of selling items on eBay, taking photos, pricing items and writing descriptions.
All of our programs are free and open to the public. Call me at the library for more information on any of our programs.
We have the newsletter and calendar on our website and at the front circulation desk.