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* 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.

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* Pinterest Party: Witch HatsPinterest Party: Witch Hats

Time: 6:00 pm

It's time to get ready for Halloween, witches! Bring your coven for a wicked great craft night making witch hats. All supplies provided​ for the first 30 people. First come, first served.

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* Daytime Book GroupDaytime Book Group

Time: 2:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of this month's title: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. Some copies available at the front desk when you sign up, also available on Hoopla and Libby. RSVP to Lauri at eplcollection@cliu.org, 610-965-9284 x210 or sign up at the front desk.

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* Storytime for All AgesStorytime for All Ages

Time: 10:30 am

Join Miss Sue for this all ages storytime in the Children's wing. We'll have seasonal and holiday tales, songs, and crafts. Rsvp to eplkids@cliu.org or call 610-965-9284 x209.

* Crochet ClubCrochet Club

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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* Zoom StorytimeZoom Storytime

Time: 1:00 pm

Storytime will meet via Zoom on Thursdays at 1 PM. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join us with their adults for stories, singing, crafts, and fun! RSVP to Miss Sue (eplkids@cli.org or 610-965-9284 x210) for connection, attendance, and activity kit info.

* Notary ServicesNotary Services

Time: 4:00 pm

The library is now offering 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! Please note the parking lot will be closed during this event - parking is available on Ridge Street and in the public lot near the ball fields.

* Facebook Writing PromptsFacebook Writing Prompts

Time: 7:00 pm

Writing prompts for families on Facebook. Starting at 7 pm, we'll post prompts every fifteen minutes until 8:30 pm! Sharing your own writing is optional!

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* First Friday Scavenger HuntFirst Friday Scavenger Hunt

Play alone or in teams to find 5 clues around the library and collect a small prize - school ages and up.

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* STEM EventSTEM Event

Time: 11:00 am

Join Emma Yeh, PE, from Barry Isset Municipal Engineering department for activities focused on spatial awareness. For school age kids & teens.

* Community Art SwapCommunity Art Swap

Time: 1:00 pm

Help us divert materials from landfills while encouraging environmentally friendly creation! Bring new or gently used arts and crafts materials to the Library on Saturday, October 8 and swap them for something new. Rules for donation: -Arts and crafts materials only -Two boxes worth total -Must be fit for reuse (new or gently used, not expired) -Must fit in your car -When in doubt, use the "bestie rule": Would I give this item to my best friend? How to participate: -Bring your donations to the swap. -Can't make the swap but have materials to share? Drop donations off at the front desk of the library from Wednesday, 10/5 through Friday, 10/7. -Pre-swap your most loved supplies. Share the art supplies you have and those you want on the Facebook event page for the swap. Line up some swaps and then exchange goods at the event.

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* How Native Americans Saved FBHow Native Americans Saved FB

Time: 6:00 pm

A representative from Native American Heritage Programs will talk about Native Americans influence on the history of football. In 1912, a Native American football team, led by Jim Thorpe & coach “Pop” Warner, defeated the U.S. Military Academy on the fields at West Point, trouncing a team that included Eisenhower and Patton. The astonishing winning streak of the Carlisle Indians changed American football into the strategic, thinking man’s game it is today. In another startling turn of events, the Oklahoma Hominy Indians football team defeated the Giants. Find out more of this exciting forgotten history! 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: September 13, October 11, November 8. Call 610-967-1100 or email lcrossan@devonhouseseniorliving.com to sign up.

* Book Group: HamnetBook Group: Hamnet

Time: 6:45 pm

Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:45 to discuss a novel. Please remember to follow all safety and heath guidelines. Some copies available to borrow at the library when you sign up, or purchase your copy from Let's Play Books Bookstore an independent Emmaus Bookstore. October's title is Hamnet: a Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell. A novel about the death of Shakespeare’s 11-year-old son Hamnet–a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain–and the years leading up to the production of his great play. “Maggie O’Farrell’s ability to construct a palpably real emotional life for all the members of the Shakespeare family—but especially for Shakespeare’s wife—is just magical. This is a powerful and haunting novel.” — IndieNext November: Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson December: Under the Wide and Starry Sky: a Novel by Nancy Horan January: My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

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* Storytime for All AgesStorytime for All Ages

Time: 10:30 am

Join Miss Sue for this all ages storytime in the Children's wing. We'll have seasonal and holiday tales, songs, and crafts. Rsvp to eplkids@cliu.org or call 610-965-9284 x209.

* Crochet ClubCrochet Club

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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* Zoom StorytimeZoom Storytime

Time: 1:00 pm

Storytime will meet via Zoom on Thursdays at 1 PM. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join us with their adults for stories, singing, crafts, and fun! RSVP to Miss Sue (eplkids@cli.org or 610-965-9284 x210) for connection, attendance, and activity kit info.

* Rep. Wild's Mobile OfficeRep. Wild's Mobile Office

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 is now offering 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 Writers GroupTeen Writers Group

Time: 6:00 pm

Join us at the library for writing prompts and optional sharing of what you created. For Middle School, Junior High and High School aged students.

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* Be a Safe WalkerBe a Safe Walker

Time: 1:00 pm

Join the Highway Safety Network in the library parking lot to learn about bike and road safety.

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* Ghosts of NJ & NYCGhosts of NJ & NYC

Time: 6:00 pm

Journey through the spooky side of New Jersey and New York City in this presentation by L’Aura Hladik Hoffman, founder and director of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society. L’Aura is the author of Ghosts of the Poconos, Ghosthunting: New Jersey, and Ghosthunting: New York City. Books will be available for sale and signing. Please RSVP to 610-965-9284 or eplcollection@cliu.org.

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* Creative WritingCreative Writing

Time: 1:00 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

Emmaus Public Library Board Meeting is held monthly on the third Tuesday at 4 PM. email epldirector@cliu.org for the link to join on ZOOM video conference.

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* Storytime for All AgesStorytime for All Ages

Time: 10:30 am

Join Miss Sue for this all ages storytime in the Children's wing. We'll have seasonal and holiday tales, songs, and crafts. Rsvp to eplkids@cliu.org or call 610-965-9284 x209.

* Find Your AncestorsFind Your Ancestors

Time: 5:00 pm

Get personal assistance uncovering your family tree! Please call 610-965-9284 or email eplcollection@cliu.org to schedule your one-on-one 30 minute appointment in the library with Chris Appleby. Please bring any information you already found.

* Crochet ClubCrochet Club

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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* Zoom StorytimeZoom Storytime

Time: 1:00 pm

Storytime will meet via Zoom on Thursdays at 1 PM. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join us with their adults for stories, singing, crafts, and fun! RSVP to Miss Sue (eplkids@cli.org or 610-965-9284 x210) for connection, attendance, and activity kit info.

* Notary ServicesNotary Services

Time: 4:00 pm

The library is now offering 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 Anime Club: Spooky SeriesTeen Anime Club: Spooky Series

Time: 6:00 pm

For the month of October we'll be looking at first episodes of anime series based on Japanese spirits and folklore!

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* Coloring ClubColoring Club

Time: 6:30 pm

Explore your creative side, reduce stress, and color! Join us at the library for a fun and relaxing hour. Everyone is welcome and all materials are provided, or you may bring your own.

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* Memoir Writing GroupMemoir Writing Group

Time: 1:00 pm

Join author Jerry Waxler and others to write about your life. Email eplcollection@cliu.org for a Zoom link.

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* Storytime for All AgesStorytime for All Ages

Time: 10:30 am

Join Miss Sue for this all ages storytime in the Children's wing. We'll have seasonal and holiday tales, songs, and crafts. Rsvp to eplkids@cliu.org or call 610-965-9284 x209.

* Crochet ClubCrochet Club

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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* Zoom StorytimeZoom Storytime

Time: 1:00 pm

Storytime will meet via Zoom on Thursdays at 1 PM. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join us with their adults for stories, singing, crafts, and fun! RSVP to Miss Sue (eplkids@cli.org or 610-965-9284 x210) for connection, attendance, and activity kit info.

* Notary ServicesNotary Services

Time: 4:00 pm

The library is now offering 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 (except for November, when it's the third Thursday). Bring your own books, or choose from the selection a t the library!

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* Spooky Stories with LVSTGSpooky Stories with LVSTG

Time: 2:00 pm

The Lehigh Valley Storytellers Guild shares spooky tales for Elementary and up! This Hallowe'en event is not for Preschoolers or the faint of heart! Register at the Circulation desk for this annual storyteller event!

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