Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We're up all night to get crafty...

Ok, maybe not all night. But at least from 6:00 to 8:45 pm on April 13 & 20! Because that's when SLPL is hosting the Pine Needle Basketry Basket Weaving Class. 

Learn the time honored craft of Pine Needle Basketry made by the Seminoles of Florida. The Longleaf Pine that grows in the South is the natural material used. Students will learn to make a miniature basket that will showcase this technique.

*5 1/2 hrs. of instruction total
*$60 (includes supplies)
*Individual results may vary due to the hand crafting nature of basket making

Register at the library, over the phone @ 610-282-8825 with a credit card, or online with PayPal.

And our instructor will be...
Just kidding.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What's New?

To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han
Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent.

The Tyrant's Daughter - J.C. Carleson
Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting.

This Side of Salvation - Jeri Smith-ReadyAfter his older brother is killed, David turns to anger and his parents to religion, but just as David's life is beginning to make sense again his parents press him and his sister to join them in cutting worldly ties to prepare for the Rush, when the faithful will be whisked off to heaven.

She Is Not Invisible - Marcus Sedgwick
A London teenager who is blind and her younger brother travel to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.

The Bane Chronicles - Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.

Ender's Game: War of Gifts - Orson Scott Card
After Ender Wiggins leaves for Battle School, his enigmatic siblings Valentine and Peter try to solve injustice at their school, while in Battle School, Zeck Morgan's beliefs are challenged as he's groomed to fight the Formics.

All images and book blurbs attributed to Novelist Plus K-8.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cut the cheese?

Yes, someone will be cutting the cheese at Southern Lehigh Public Library!
Misleading photo
It won't be a Star Wars Stormtrooper, but it will be Leah Zabari, representative from Flint Hill Farm Educational Center. And I can't guarantee any actual cheese cutting, but I can guarantee a cheese making demonstration!

Join us for this free, fun educational program for adults & teens 14+.

Monday, Feb. 9, 7:00 pm @ SLPL

Register online here

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Learn 80 new languages! Or just 1...

SLPL is now providing a great new language service called Pronunciator. With your library card, you can learn right in your browser, or get the app for your mobile device.
- Learn any language, in virtually any other language!
- ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages!
- Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.
- 80 languages from Afrikaans to Xhosa (and everything in between)

Check it out here.

Use Pronunciator to make sure you have the right, uh, emphasis when you head to Germany for your exchange semester.

Trouble viewing video? Click here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Free Music Here!

This is big....
SLPL is now offering FREEGAL, a music download and streaming service. And yes, it's FREE (with your SLPL library card and pin #)

FREEGAL offers:
- Access to about 8 million songs and 15,000 music videos
- 3 downloads and 3 hours of streaming per week
- Playlists, genres, and search features
- Mobile apps

Unlike Pandora, you can choose exactly what songs and artists you want to stream, whether it's one song or the whole album. No commercials, either!

Let the listening begin. Access FREEGAL here.
FYI: if you owe >$2.00 on your library account, your card is expired, or you are tied to a family member whose account is restricted, you will not be able to access FREEGAL until the matter is resolved. Questions, or don't know your pin? Call the library @ 610-282-8825

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Blurred Lines

No, not that song....But HAH! Now it's stuck in your head.
I'm talkin' 'bout our new YA special display:
Sometimes the line between "Adult" and "Young Adult" literature gets BLURRED...
So we created a special display of the "Best Adult books for Young Adults" (also called crossovers) published in the last 2 years, as suggested by School Library Journal.

For the 2014 list, click here.

For the 2013 list, click here.

Enjoy! And allow me to recommend All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr from the list. I just finished it and it was a real spellbinder! I stayed up until 2:30 am feverishly working towards that last page.

Caution: Since these books are classified as Adult literature, they may contain mature themes and/or graphic content.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

From all of us...to all of you!
Thanks for loving the Southern Lehigh Public Library as much as we do, and may your new year be bright!