We have a new program for children called Simply Play, held 1 p.m. Wednesdays in January and February. The program is learning through playtime with the new toys we received with a state grant.
Legos and other items are available, and stories will be read, too.
Reminder: Come in from the cold and register for the adult winter reading program. Our theme this year is “Book Your Winter Getaway!”
Sign-ups started Jan. 15 and continue until March 15, either online or at the front circulation desk.
It’s that time of year again! Girl Scout Troop 63402 will be selling cookies after all masses Jan. 20 and 21 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave.
All your favorites will be available: Carmel Delites, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-a-Lot, Smore’s, Lemonades, Shortbread and gluten-free cookies.
St. Elizabeth’s would like to inform parents of students preparing for the sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist that they are expected to attend the meeting 6:15 p.m. Jan. 22 at the church.
Groundhog Day isn’t for two more weeks. Chances are we will be seeing a good amount of chilly weather yet — and possibly snow.
Remember to be safe when you are clearing your driveways and sidewalks of snow. Do not overexert yourself while shoveling. Even using a snowblower can be strenuous and exhausting. Take breaks, and keep yourself hydrated!
Also, remember to check on your elderly friends and neighbors to make sure they are safely indoors with heat.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will be holding its annual tricky tray again this February.
Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will host button box and polka entertainment 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Feb. 9 and 16.
Tommy Zito will perform 7-10 p.m. Jan. 20. Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Karaoke nights with Crazy K are set for 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 and 23.
The Super Bowl party will kick off 6 p.m. Feb. 4.
Post 4714’s Valentine’s Day dance with DJ Flip is set for 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale at the post.
• Registration begins for adult winter reading program, during regular hours, at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fourth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Registration begins for adult winter reading program (for 18 years and older), during regular hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
Sign up for our “Readers in the Rue Morgue” adult winter reading program. Registration begins Jan. 15.
We also have a book bingo challenge for you to take.
Reading logs and bingo challenges are due March 15 by 5 p.m. A small program wrap-up party will be held March 29. The time is to be determined.
Story time and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Jan. 11, 18 and 25. All ages are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact the library at 610-262-7351.
Bingo will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 122 Union St., starting 1 p.m. Jan. 14. The kitchen will be open 11:30 a.m. to all for sit-in or take-out meals.
Call 610-264-0332 for more information and cost.
The event is sponsored by Assembled Men of St. Mary’s.
The George Taylor House volunteers will hold their next meeting 7-8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex meeting room.
Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association (HPPA) will be holding boys and girls registration for the upcoming baseball and softball season at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St., on the following days: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 2 and 2-4 p.m. Feb. 10.
Online registration starts Jan. 15 at hokeypark.org and will close Feb. 10. Registration forms may be downloaded from the website.
When registering in person, bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate (for first-time players), proof of health insurance and contact information (including phone numbers and an email address).
Potts Doggie Shop, 2428 Cherryville Road, is holding a fundraiser for 13-year-old Hanna Edelman, a Northampton Area Middle School student who is battling leukemia.
The event is planned for 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 14. All proceeds from the day’s sales will be given to the family for Hanna’s medical expenses.
Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a Super Bowl gift card bingo Feb. 4 at Good Shepherd Catholic School gym, 1300 Newport Ave. Snow date is Feb. 11.
Doors open noon. Bingo starts 2 p.m.
The last days for borough tree collection will be Jan. 12 and 19.
A cash bingo will be held Jan. 14 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St. Doors open 1 p.m., and calling starts 2 p.m.
Food and baked goods will be available for purchase.
All proceeds will benefit Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative.
For more details and cost, call Shari Noctor at 610-266-5241.