As we get ready to bid goodbye to Summer, and we settle into  the new school year, here are some highlights at Catty Library over the last few months.
Once again, the Library  invited children from our friends and neighbors,  Suburban North Family YMCA and  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Child Care Center, to join children from the Library  for several of our Summer Reading programs.   In all, 184 area children participated in 7 programs during the months of June and July.  In late June, the Library was invited to speak to the children attending  the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua’s Vacation Bible School, and it was my pleasure to do so.  The Library was very honored to be chosen by the children to receive their week long, daily donations.  Working with parishioners  Ann Claussen and Gloria Fetter, we selected several  VeggieTales  videos and several award winning collections of Bible stories to be added to the Library’s collection of faith based books for young children.  Once again, the Library is grateful for these opportunities  to reach out to the Catasauqua community to share resources and, at the same time, benefit from the generosity of the children of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

This Summer, the Library was privileged to be selected to host Penn State Extension Division’s “Dining with Diabetes,” a 6-part series on managing diabetes through life-style changes, led by Dr. Debra Griffie. The series will be offered a second time in September and October.  The “DWD” series will be offered  at the Library and  at a second location, Hartzell’s Pharmacy, on the same days at different times.  Call the Library for details 610-264-4151.

The Library’s two Summer Family Movies were  “Jumanji:  Welcome to the Jungle” and “Ferdinand.”  The Family Movie Series continues for the school year on the last Saturday of each month.   Join us September 29th at 10:30am for “The Greatest Showman,” rated PG,  which has gotten rave reviews.

There’s lots in store for all ages in the coming months.  We will be offering a children’s “Shades of Halloween” Teddy Bear Workshop on October 10th.  On October 11th the Center for Vision Loss and Hartzell’s Pharmacy will present and co-host a program on everything you need to know to safeguard  your vision.  And, we have already booked the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild for a repeat Halloween “Spooktacular” on Wednesday, October 24th  at 6pm!  More on all of this to come!              



Coleman, Reed Farrel, “Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind;”
Jance, J.A., “Field of Bones;“
Johansen, Iris and Roy Johansen, “Double Blind;”
Koontz, Dean, “The Forbidden Door;”
Lapena, Shari, “An Unwanted Guest;”
Patterson, James and Nancy Allen, “Juror #3;”
Robb, J.D., “Leverage in Death;”
Steel, Danielle, “In His Father’s Footsteps.”

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, “The Doald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library;”
Gutfeld, Greg, “The Gutfeld Monologues;”
Hollis, Rachel, “Girl, Wash your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be;”
Hubbard, L. Ron, “Dianetics;”
Newman, Omarosa Manigult, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump  White House;”
O’Brien, Keith, “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All the Odds and Made Aviation History;”
Pederson, Doug with Dan Pompei, “Fearless: How an Underdog Becomes a Champion;”
Spicer, Sean, “The Briefing;”
Stallworth, Ron, “Black Klansman: A Memoir;”
Unger, Craig, “House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russia Mafia.”

Fields, Sally, “In Pieces.”

Gratz, Alan, “Refugee;”
Shipman, Katty Kay and Claire with Jillellyn Riley; “The Confidence Code for Girls;”
Tarshis, Lauren, “I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1957.”

Miller, Pat Zietlow, “Be Kind;”
Penfold, Alexandra, “All Are Welcome;”
Santat, Dan, “After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again.)”