Our summer reading program may be over, but there is still lots going on at the library.
Tonight, Aug. 6, "Damn Dutch!," a Civil War program with John Moyer Jr. and friends is set for 7 p.m. The program is about German Americans and the Civil War and is designed to delight, educate and entertain.
It will feature period music from Moyer, a 13-year veteran of Civil War living history and reenactments.
Those helping with the program include Rich Pauling, Joe Erce, Ethan Green, Henry Green II and Henry Green III.
It's time for our annual Family Fun Fest, set for Saturday, Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tootsie will perform noon-1:30 p.m. with magic tricks, silly songs and balloon sculptures.
Free face painting will also be offered.
All summer reading program participants who get their certificates will receive a coupon for a free hot dog, and any child with a Coplay library card will receive a free Rita's Italian Ice.
Yard sale/craft tables will be available. Call 610-261-1243 for more information.
An Iron Chef breakfast will be served after the 9 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 9 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. There will be a free-will offering.
A Miller-Keystone blood drive will be held Monday, Aug. 10, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. Contact Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 to schedule a time to donate.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will be holding its seventh annual Wheels of Faith car show and craft fair Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Antique cars, vendors and a deejay are some of this event's features.
St. Peter's Church in Coplay is hosting its annual parish picnic and homecoming Sunday, Aug. 2, noon-10 p.m., on the church grounds at Fifth and Coplay streets.
Come out and enjoy the company of neighbors and friends while enjoying great musical entertainment, delicious food and games.
Remember to bring your lawn chairs so you can relax and spend a fun day at the picnic.
The theme for the summer reading is heroes and superheroes, so we invited our community heroes to the library.
Visitors from the Whitehall Fire Department, Whitehall Police Department, Cetronia Ambulance Corps and Lehigh Valley Health Network MedEvac will be in the library parking lot, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 28.
All sorts of vehicles and equipment will be open to explore, and you can talk to the men and women of these departments about their jobs.
Don't know what to do with your old bike? Bring it to St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 25.
Community Bike Works will take the bike, refurbish it and give it to a child who needs it.
Help put a smile on a child's face.
Call the church office at 610-264-8421 for more information.
Celebrate Christmas in July with the library! Our tree has been decorated and we have holiday music to keep you cool. Stop by any time and visit.
The library will be having a fundraiser on Monday, July 20, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Blue Monkey Restaurant in Catasauqua. If you mention the library to your server, we will receive a percentage off your bill. This fundraiser will cost you nothing and the library will receive a donation. Plus you won't have any dishes to do. Stop in to the library and pick up a reminder flyer.
An Iron Chef Breakfast will be served after the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, July 26 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. There will be a freewill offering.
Remember the kids this summer! Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting vacation bible school from July 27 to 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 3 through sixth grade. Contact the church at 610-435-0451 for more information or to register.
It's not too late to sign up for St. John's United Church of Christ's Bible School, "Thailand Trek," which takes place July 13-17, 5:45 to 8 p.m.
This is for ages 3 to adult. You can register online at tinyurl.com/sjvbs or call the church office at 610-264-8421.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if there is any information you would like in this column. My next column will appear in The Press on July 23, so I need any information by July 17.
Thanks, and have a great week!
In memory and honor of George Schermerhorn, our late library board president, the Whitehall Township Public Library will be presenting special music programs in the reference area of the library.
Dave Fry will entertain all ages with his wonderful music performance on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.
"1965: It Was a Very Good Year," with Mike Holiday and John and Kass Bolles, is a music program that will be held Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.
Sage will play live acoustic and electric music on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.