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* Banned Books WeekBanned Books Week

The theme for Banned Books Week 2023 is "Let Freedom Read." Stop by the library for a chance to guess the title of the shredded book from Monday, 10/2, through end of day Saturday, 10/7. Two winners will be drawn from the correct entries. Prizes are a 100 Books Scratch Off Bucket List Poster and The Book Lover's Journal.

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* Banned Books WeekBanned Books Week

The theme for Banned Books Week 2023 is "Let Freedom Read." Stop by the library for a chance to guess the title of the shredded book from Monday, 10/2, through end of day Saturday, 10/7. Two winners will be drawn from the correct entries. Prizes are a 100 Books Scratch Off Bucket List Poster and The Book Lover's Journal.

* Daytime Book GroupDaytime Book Group

Time: 2:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of this month's title: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict. Some copies available at the front desk when you sign up, also available on Hoopla & Libby. RSVP to Lauri at eplcollection@cliu.org, 610-965-9284 or sign up at the front desk.

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* Banned Books WeekBanned Books Week

The theme for Banned Books Week 2023 is "Let Freedom Read." Stop by the library for a chance to guess the title of the shredded book from Monday, 10/2, through end of day Saturday, 10/7. Two winners will be drawn from the correct entries. Prizes are a 100 Books Scratch Off Bucket List Poster and The Book Lover's Journal.

* Storytime for All AgesStorytime for All Ages

Time: 10:30 am

Join Miss Sue in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Lecture Room for this all-ages, fall storytime -- with stories, rhymes, songs, and crafts. Drop in, no registration needed.

* Crochet GroupCrochet Group

Time: 6:00 pm

Drop in for our weekly crocheting club! All skill levels are encouraged to join in. Bring your current crochet project or get started with advice from more experienced crochet-ers. No need to RSVP.

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* Banned Books WeekBanned Books Week

The theme for Banned Books Week 2023 is "Let Freedom Read." Stop by the library for a chance to guess the title of the shredded book from Monday, 10/2, through end of day Saturday, 10/7. Two winners will be drawn from the correct entries. Prizes are a 100 Books Scratch Off Bucket List Poster and The Book Lover's Journal.

* A Matter of BalanceA Matter of Balance

Time: 10:05 am

Do you have concerns about falling? In conjunction with Allentown Health Bureau, we are offering A Matter of Balance program which helps older adults reduce their fears of falling by learning to view falls as controllable. A Matter of Balance will also set goals for increasing activity levels, encourage small changes to reduce fall risks at home, and ways to exercise to increase strength and balance. This program consists of 2 hour sessions every Thursday morning for 8 weeks in the library's meeting room. Please RSVP to the front desk or call 610-965-9284. https://www.ncoa.org/article/evidence-based-program-a-matter-of-balance

* Notary ServicesNotary Services

Time: 4:00 pm

The library offers notary services, free of charge, by appointment only for the residents of our community (Emmaus, Macungie borough, Upper Milford township) with the following guidelines: Please call the library at 610-965-9284 to make an appointment, indicating the type of notarization requested. The person requesting notarization must personally appear before the Notary at the time of the notarization. Valid photo identification is required, such as driver’s license, government issued non-driver ID card, passport or other form of government identification providing it is current and contains a signature or a photograph. Documents that contain blank spaces should be filled out by the signer prior to notarization. An original signature of the person requesting the notarization is required. Only documents in English can be notarized at this time. If a witness is needed, the witness must be known by the person requesting notarization and provide a valid photo identification as listed above. The library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from the library patrons or staff. The Notary cannot notarize certain documents including but not limited to the following: ● Real Estate transactions ● Depositions ● Deeds ● Trusts & Wills ● Copy Certifications of any records prohibited by law to copy or certify, or that states it cannot be copied (birth, death, marriage certificates). ---------------------------------------------------------Please be advised that the Notary Public is not an attorney licensed to practice law in this Commonwealth. The Notary Public is not allowed to draft legal records, give legal advice on legal matters, including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities.

* Community Heroes DayCommunity Heroes Day

Time: 6:00 pm

Celebrate our first responders at the Emmaus Public Library with our annual Community Heroes Day! This free event takes place in the library parking lot - you'll get to try on fire fighter gear, talk to first responders, and examine the ambulance, police vehicles, and fire vehicles!

* Facebook Writing PromptsFacebook Writing Prompts

Time: 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook for a new prompt every 15 minutes. Write about each one in real time or save them for later, share your work or keep it private. The choices are yours in this all-ages online event.

* Friends of EPL MeetingFriends of EPL Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library for as little as little as $10 a year. Our monthly meeting is held in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Lecture Room and open to all Friends, Volunteers and staff.

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* Banned Books WeekBanned Books Week

The theme for Banned Books Week 2023 is "Let Freedom Read." Stop by the library for a chance to guess the title of the shredded book from Monday, 10/2, through end of day Saturday, 10/7. Two winners will be drawn from the correct entries. Prizes are a 100 Books Scratch Off Bucket List Poster and The Book Lover's Journal.

* Movie: Perks of...a WallflowerMovie: Perks of...a Wallflower

Time: 12:00 pm

Join us for a free screening of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012, PG-13, 1h 43m). A freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman) is always watching from the sidelines until a pair of charismatic seniors (Emma Watson & Ezra Miller) take him under their wing. Please note this film may contain materials not suitable for all audiences, use the rating as a guideline. Children under 12 require adult supervision.

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* Banned Books WeekBanned Books Week

The theme for Banned Books Week 2023 is "Let Freedom Read." Stop by the library for a chance to guess the title of the shredded book from Monday, 10/2, through end of day Saturday, 10/7. Two winners will be drawn from the correct entries. Prizes are a 100 Books Scratch Off Bucket List Poster and The Book Lover's Journal.

* Madame ButterflyMadame Butterfly

Time: 10:30 am

Come learn about monarch butterflies and how we can help them in our own back yards! We’ll be making seed balls, so wear clothes you can get dirty in. Preschool and elementary ages. Sign-up appreciated, but not required.

* Block PartyBlock Party

Time: 11:00 am

For all little builders of preschool and elementary ages and their care-takers. Miss Sue will open the block cabinet in the children’s wing and we will make amazing things together.

* Movie: GhostbustersMovie: Ghostbusters

Time: 2:00 pm

Join us for a free screening of Ghostbusters (1984, PG, 1h45m). Three parapsychologists set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in NYC. Please note this film may contain materials not suitable for all audiences, use the rating as a guideline. Children under 12 require adult supervision.

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* Internet BasicsInternet Basics

Time: 11:00 am

Learn about search engines and get started searching the internet in this hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop. RSVP to 610-965-9284 or emmauspl@cliu.org. If you own a WiFi-enabled device, please bring it with you (and your charger or plug) or let us know when you sign up if you need one of ours.

* Career CoachingCareer Coaching

Time: 6:00 pm

Kick your career into high gear! Get personal assistance with your career from Bill Miner, Apprenticeship and Training Representative with PA Department of Labor & Industry. Get help improving your resume and cover letter or get expert interviewing tips. Please have your relevant career documents available. Reserve your 30-minute one-on-one coaching appointment via video conferencing at 610-965-9284, eplcollection@cliu.org, or at the front desk.

* Historical Lehigh in PicturesHistorical Lehigh in Pictures

Time: 6:30 pm

Join Gary Heller, a photographer with a mission to document old buildings, for a fascinating look at local historic structures. He will have photos and stories of his photo shoots around Lehigh County and beyond. There will be time for questions at the end. Please RSVP to 610-965-9284 or eplcollection@cliu.org.

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* Caregiver Support GroupCaregiver Support Group

Time: 10:30 am

Join the Alzheimer's Association and DevonHouse Senior Living in person at the library to learn more about caring for someone with Alzheimer's. Join the monthly caregiver support group to expand your network of support. Call 610-967-1100 or email lcrossan@devonhouseseniorliving.com to sign up.

* Evening Book GroupEvening Book Group

Time: 6:45 pm

Our evening book group meets the second Tuesday at 6:45 pm. Join us to discuss The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green. The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In essays, Green reviews varied aspects of our lives—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar. Sign up at the desk, call 610-965-9284, or email eplcollection@cliu.org.

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* Storytime for All AgesStorytime for All Ages

Time: 10:30 am

Join Miss Sue in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Lecture Room for this all-ages, fall storytime -- with stories, rhymes, songs, and crafts. Drop in, no registration needed.

* LV Martial Arts LessonLV Martial Arts Lesson

Time: 2:30 pm

Lehigh Valley Martial Arts will present a beginner lesson for those interested in martial arts. School ages and up. Sign up at the desk, 610-965-9284, or email eplkids@cliu.org. Walk-ins welcome if there's room!

* Crochet GroupCrochet Group

Time: 6:00 pm

Drop in for our weekly crocheting club! All skill levels are encouraged to join in. Bring your current crochet project or get started with advice from more experienced crochet-ers. No need to RSVP.

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* A Matter of BalanceA Matter of Balance

Time: 10:05 am

Do you have concerns about falling? In conjunction with Allentown Health Bureau, we are offering A Matter of Balance program which helps older adults reduce their fears of falling by learning to view falls as controllable. A Matter of Balance will also set goals for increasing activity levels, encourage small changes to reduce fall risks at home, and ways to exercise to increase strength and balance. This program consists of 2 hour sessions every Thursday morning for 8 weeks in the library's meeting room. Please RSVP to the front desk or call 610-965-9284. https://www.ncoa.org/article/evidence-based-program-a-matter-of-balance

* Constituent ServicesConstituent Services

Time: 2:00 pm

A representative from Congresswoman Susan Wild's office will be available for mobile office hours each second Tuesday from 2 to 5 PM to answer questions, address concerns, and provide other constituent services. No appointment is required. You can reach her local office in Allentown at 484-781-6000 or in Washington DC at 202-225-6411. Constituent Services include agency services and contacts, tour and ticket information, grant application assistance, flags, disaster relief assistance, and more.

* Notary ServicesNotary Services

Time: 4:00 pm

The library offers notary services, free of charge, by appointment only for the residents of our community (Emmaus, Macungie borough, Upper Milford township) with the following guidelines: Please call the library at 610-965-9284 to make an appointment, indicating the type of notarization requested. The person requesting notarization must personally appear before the Notary at the time of the notarization. Valid photo identification is required, such as driver’s license, government issued non-driver ID card, passport or other form of government identification providing it is current and contains a signature or a photograph. Documents that contain blank spaces should be filled out by the signer prior to notarization. An original signature of the person requesting the notarization is required. Only documents in English can be notarized at this time. If a witness is needed, the witness must be known by the person requesting notarization and provide a valid photo identification as listed above. The library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from the library patrons or staff. The Notary cannot notarize certain documents including but not limited to the following: ● Real Estate transactions ● Depositions ● Deeds ● Trusts & Wills ● Copy Certifications of any records prohibited by law to copy or certify, or that states it cannot be copied (birth, death, marriage certificates). ---------------------------------------------------------Please be advised that the Notary Public is not an attorney licensed to practice law in this Commonwealth. The Notary Public is not allowed to draft legal records, give legal advice on legal matters, including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities.

* Teen WritingTeen Writing

Time: 6:00 pm

For teen writers in 6th grade and older. Join Miss Sue to write from new prompts and talk about the process of writing.

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* Affordable Connect. ProgramAffordable Connect. Program

Time: 11:00 am

Learn about the Affordable Connectivity Program and how to apply for a monthly discount on internet access and/or a one-time credit on a device. RSVP to emmauspl@cliu.org or 610-965-9284.

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* Eclipse EventEclipse Event

Time: 11:45 am

Join library staff on the front lawn and in the lecture room to learn more about lunar and solar eclipses and how to safely observe them. For school ages and older, including adults.

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* Creative WritingCreative Writing

Time: 2:00 pm

Join us for an in-person creative writing group with Pat Johnson, a long-time creative writer. The group welcomes those who want to write creatively for fun and/or publication. All are welcome. RSVP to Lauri at 610-965-9284, eplcollection@cliu.org, or the front desk.

* EPL Board MeetingEPL Board Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm

Open to the public, the Emmaus Public Library Board Meeting is held monthly on the third Tuesday at 4 PM. Email the director (epldirector@cliu.org) for more info.

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* Storytime for All AgesStorytime for All Ages

Time: 10:30 am

Join Miss Sue in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Lecture Room for this all-ages, fall storytime -- with stories, rhymes, songs, and crafts. Drop in, no registration needed.

* Find Your AncestorsFind Your Ancestors

Time: 5:00 pm

Sign up in advance for a 30-minute appointment with Chris to get in-person assistance uncovering your family tree and insight using Ancestry.com. Please call 610-965-9284 email to Lauri at eplcollection@cliu.org

* Crochet GroupCrochet Group

Time: 6:00 pm

Drop in for our weekly crocheting club! All skill levels are encouraged to join in. Bring your current crochet project or get started with advice from more experienced crochet-ers. No need to RSVP.

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* A Matter of BalanceA Matter of Balance

Time: 10:05 am

Do you have concerns about falling? In conjunction with Allentown Health Bureau, we are offering A Matter of Balance program which helps older adults reduce their fears of falling by learning to view falls as controllable. A Matter of Balance will also set goals for increasing activity levels, encourage small changes to reduce fall risks at home, and ways to exercise to increase strength and balance. This program consists of 2 hour sessions every Thursday morning for 8 weeks in the library's meeting room. Please RSVP to the front desk or call 610-965-9284. https://www.ncoa.org/article/evidence-based-program-a-matter-of-balance

* Notary ServicesNotary Services

Time: 4:00 pm

The library offers notary services, free of charge, by appointment only for the residents of our community (Emmaus, Macungie borough, Upper Milford township) with the following guidelines: Please call the library at 610-965-9284 to make an appointment, indicating the type of notarization requested. The person requesting notarization must personally appear before the Notary at the time of the notarization. Valid photo identification is required, such as driver’s license, government issued non-driver ID card, passport or other form of government identification providing it is current and contains a signature or a photograph. Documents that contain blank spaces should be filled out by the signer prior to notarization. An original signature of the person requesting the notarization is required. Only documents in English can be notarized at this time. If a witness is needed, the witness must be known by the person requesting notarization and provide a valid photo identification as listed above. The library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from the library patrons or staff. The Notary cannot notarize certain documents including but not limited to the following: ● Real Estate transactions ● Depositions ● Deeds ● Trusts & Wills ● Copy Certifications of any records prohibited by law to copy or certify, or that states it cannot be copied (birth, death, marriage certificates). ---------------------------------------------------------Please be advised that the Notary Public is not an attorney licensed to practice law in this Commonwealth. The Notary Public is not allowed to draft legal records, give legal advice on legal matters, including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities.

* Movie: Ghostbusters IIMovie: Ghostbusters II

Time: 6:00 pm

Join us for a free screening of Ghostbusters II. (1989, PG, 1h48m). The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the Ghostbusters to revive the business. Please note this film may contain materials not suitable for all audiences, use the rating as a guideline. Children under 12 require adult supervision.

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* Trick or Treat at EPLTrick or Treat at EPL

Come to the library in your costumes between now and Halloween on Oct. 31 for sweet treats (and non-candy options). Let us post your picture on our social media too if you like (or not, totally up to you). Can't wait to see you all in your costumes!

* Buckets Full of Nature: OwlsBuckets Full of Nature: Owls

Time: 2:00 pm

Bring your school aged, budding conservationist to the library for this Owl-mazing experience. Buckets Full of Nature Classes bring the out-of-doors “in” during fun-filled classes designed to pique a child’s curiosity for nature, science and exploration. Presented by the Lehigh County Conservation District.

* Emmaus Halloween ParadeEmmaus Halloween Parade

Time: 7:00 pm

We're marching in the Halloween parade! It's one of the oldest in the nation and it runs right past the library. Come cheer us on or march with us. Visit emmausparade.com for more info, history and updates as the big day approaches.

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* Cybersecurity BasicsCybersecurity Basics

Time: 11:00 am

Get an overview of online scams and learn how to deal with them and protect yourself in this hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop. RSVP to 610-965-9284 or emmauspl@cliu.org. If you own a WiFi-enabled device, please bring it with you (and your charger or plug) or let us know when you sign up if you need one of ours.

* Haunted TransportationHaunted Transportation

Time: 6:30 pm

Join L'aura Hladik Hoffman from the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society to hear about the ghostly sightings on air, land and sea. Learn about the haunted results of Eastern Airlines flight 401 and phantom planes from Wales to Ohio to Pennsylvania. Prefer rail travel? Think twice! From Gettysburg, PA to Pattenburg, NJ; there are tragic events that still travel along these forgotten rail lines. Long before Princess Cruises, the "Gray Ghost" floated on the ocean waters. Today the Queen Mary is docked in Long Beach, California along with her ghostly passengers. RSVP to 610-965-9284, or eplcollection@cliu.org.

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* Memoir Writing GroupMemoir Writing Group

Time: 1:00 pm

Join author Jerry Waxler and others on a ZOOM videoconference to write about your life. Email eplcollection@cliu.org for the link to connect.

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* Storytime for All AgesStorytime for All Ages

Time: 10:30 am

Join Miss Sue in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Lecture Room for this all-ages, fall storytime -- with stories, rhymes, songs, and crafts. Drop in, no registration needed.

* Crochet GroupCrochet Group

Time: 6:00 pm

Drop in for our weekly crocheting club! All skill levels are encouraged to join in. Bring your current crochet project or get started with advice from more experienced crochet-ers. No need to RSVP.

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* A Matter of BalanceA Matter of Balance

Time: 10:05 am

Do you have concerns about falling? In conjunction with Allentown Health Bureau, we are offering A Matter of Balance program which helps older adults reduce their fears of falling by learning to view falls as controllable. A Matter of Balance will also set goals for increasing activity levels, encourage small changes to reduce fall risks at home, and ways to exercise to increase strength and balance. This program consists of 2 hour sessions every Thursday morning for 8 weeks in the library's meeting room. Please RSVP to the front desk or call 610-965-9284. https://www.ncoa.org/article/evidence-based-program-a-matter-of-balance

* Notary ServicesNotary Services

Time: 4:00 pm

The library offers notary services, free of charge, by appointment only for the residents of our community (Emmaus, Macungie borough, Upper Milford township) with the following guidelines: Please call the library at 610-965-9284 to make an appointment, indicating the type of notarization requested. The person requesting notarization must personally appear before the Notary at the time of the notarization. Valid photo identification is required, such as driver’s license, government issued non-driver ID card, passport or other form of government identification providing it is current and contains a signature or a photograph. Documents that contain blank spaces should be filled out by the signer prior to notarization. An original signature of the person requesting the notarization is required. Only documents in English can be notarized at this time. If a witness is needed, the witness must be known by the person requesting notarization and provide a valid photo identification as listed above. The library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from the library patrons or staff. The Notary cannot notarize certain documents including but not limited to the following: ● Real Estate transactions ● Depositions ● Deeds ● Trusts & Wills ● Copy Certifications of any records prohibited by law to copy or certify, or that states it cannot be copied (birth, death, marriage certificates). ---------------------------------------------------------Please be advised that the Notary Public is not an attorney licensed to practice law in this Commonwealth. The Notary Public is not allowed to draft legal records, give legal advice on legal matters, including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities.

* Books 'n' BarksBooks 'n' Barks

Time: 6:30 pm

The Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs will be at the Emmaus Public Library to listen to kids reading! This event takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month. Bring your own books, or choose from the selection at the library!

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* Yoga StorytimeYoga Storytime

Time: 11:00 am

Join Larissa Noto from the Lovely Little Lotus for a special yoga storytime. This class is designed for preschool and elementary ages and will end with a healthy snack.

* Movie: Ghostbusters: AfterlifeMovie: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Time: 2:00 pm

Join us for a free screening of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. (2021, PG-13, 2h4m). When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. Please note this film may contain materials not suitable for all audiences, use the rating as a guideline. Children under 12 require adult supervision.

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* Macungie Halloween ParadeMacungie Halloween Parade

Time: 7:15 pm

We're marching in the Halloween parade, which is part of the Macungie Halloween Festival (click for flyer with details)! Come cheer us on or march with us.

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