Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Check out "The Author Hour"

Here's your chance to hear great interviews by Matthew Peterson with bestselling "Fantastic Fiction" authors. This site has recorded conversations for you to listen to each week beginning on October 15th. Just click on the title of this post to go to the site!

The first program "Satire, Puns and Humor" features Terry Pratchett, Eoin Colfer, Jody Lynn Nye and Piers Anthony. Great authors in the Sci Fi and Fantasy worlds.

The program is like any radio show so there are commercials even in the archived early episodes, but the insight and information you'll hear is well worth your time. Additional questions and comments that were not included in the live programs are available to hear on the website- http://theauthorhour.com/ -you'll have a good laugh.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Free Parenting Class

"Parenting a Preschooler" is a FREE series of 3 once-a-week classes for parents of young children held in the library this Fall on Oct 29 and Nov 5 & 12.

Just 90 minutes in length each week, this course won the 2004 Best Practices in Early Learning award from the state organization, Pennsylvania Public Libraries. It is based on a comprehensive course written by national parenting experts including Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D of Active Parenting. Our mini-course is taught by Joan Polk, a nurse for the Boyertown Area School Ditsrict.

Mothers and fathers are invited to register for these 3 classes in which they will gain confidence in raising their young children; gain understanding of the power of encouragement and appropriate discipline; and learn what are realistic expectations to have as their children grow.

With the cooperation of a local Girl Scout Troop we will be able to offer babysiting/story/activity times for the children of participating parents.

Pre-registration is required. Please stop in or call the library to sign up. 610-369-0496

October '09 TEEN Lock-In

Halloween is approaching and so is the release of the next movie in the Twilight series. So what will be the theme for the October 23 Lock-In?
...TWILIGHT! Vampires! & Werewolves!

If you haven't read the Twilght books or seen the first movie... don't worry, there have been tales of vampires and werewolves for hundreds of years - you're sure to know some bit of scary lore. Remember Dracula? Or An American Werewolf in Paris?

Come dressed as your favorite vampire or wolfman. Have you ever tried to eat pizza with fangs? There'll be party games including the new favorite... Extreme Musical Chairs; and movie clips. We'll also have a trivia game and some fun prizes to win.

Don't forget to sign up and if you have never been to a Lock-In before remember to sign the rules agreement and have your parents read and sign it too.

The pizza is $1.50 per slice which helps defray the cost of the soda as well.
The Lock-In runs from 6:00 to 10:00 PM on Friday October 23, 2009.