Attention: The library will be CLOSED Friday, April 18th. We will reopen Saturday, April 19th at 9am.

Adult Programs 

 

 

  


Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys
Reading and Discussion Series

Lower Macungie Library will be hosting a free five-part reading and discussion series in the spring of 2014 called Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).   LML is delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow patrons a chance to read a book and discuss some important themes in Muslim history and literature with the help of well-qualified scholars from the Religion Studies Department at Lehigh University.

LML is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. LML is delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow the public a chance to read a book and discuss some important themes in Muslim history and literature with the help of well-qualified scholars from the Religion Studies Department at Lehigh University. You don’t have to be a scholar or know anything about the topic in order to attend; anybody with an interest in learning something new will be welcome.

Participants will be discussing the theme of American stories and reading five books that show how Muslims in America have been a part of our history since colonial times. All of the books to be discussed in this series are part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. The twenty-five books and four films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.
 
The schedule for the book discussions is as follows: 
March 25th: Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford
April 8th: selections from The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States by Edward E. Curtis IV
April 22nd: Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
May 6th: A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed
May 20th: The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson

Sign-ups for the five-part discussion series in the spring is taking place now. Anyone signing up will receive a copy of the book to keep as long as supplies last, and as long as the discussion is attended. Each discussion builds off of the previous discussion, so LML encourages everybody to sign up for the whole journey. The five discussions will be held every other Tuesday evening beginning March 25th and ending May 20th, from 6-7:30pm at the Wescosville Recreation Center, 5047 Hamilton Boulevard, Wescosville, PA. Please contact us for more information at  610-966-6864.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf is a project of NEH, conducted in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office, with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts.

 

Take a Computer Class at the Library!
Classes last approximately two hours and require pre-registration.
There will be a $5 non-refundable fee due at time of sign-up. 
Y
ou must be a Lower Macungie Library cardholder to participate in the classes. 

Please stop by at the circulation desk to check for availability and to sign up for classes.


April 2014 Classes

Intro to Computer Basics: Level 1 -- Wednesday, April 2nd @ 10am
Learn the basics of using a computer, both its external and internal parts, using a mouse, and basic windows operation.

Intro to Computer Basics: Level 2 -- Thursday, April 10th
@ 11am
Topics will include how to cut and paste, file management, webpage toolbar functions, control panel functions, and simple web searches.

Intro to the Web -- Friday, April 11th @ 10am
An introductory course on learning to navigate web pages, basic searches, downloading files, and printing.

Ancestry Library Edition -- Part 1: Thursday, April 17th @ 11am ; Part 2: Saturday, April 26th @ 1pm
Learn genealogy basis while researching your family tree history using these international databases and other online resources.
Part 1: Getting Started With Hands-on Training ; Part 2: Fine Tuning Information Retrieval

Intro to Microsoft Word 2010 -- Tuesday, April 22nd @ 1pm
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word which makes documents easier to create, share, and read.

Social Networking -- Wednesday, April 23rd @ 5pm
We’ll cover the fundamentals of the most popular sites, explain how to create a new account, discuss the more commonly used functions, and make sure you’re taking the steps needed to protect you and your information.

Intro to PowerPoint 2010 -- Thursday, April 24th @ 5pm
We’ll cover how to create and present professional-looking slide presentations.  Students will be introduced to navigating basics that will enable them to insert text, themes, images, SmartArt graphics, sound, and video in a presentation.

Intro to Excel 2010 -- Friday, April 25th @ 9am
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.  Topics covered include: uses of Excel, formatting of spreadsheets, & simple formulas.

Job Searching and Resume Basics -- Tuesday, April 29th @ 1pm
This class will explore a variety of online employment resources (from skill assessments to popular job search sites), introduce the print career resources available at the library, and cover resume and cover letter writing basics.

  LML's Book Club
Come join us for our next meeting
on Wednesday, May 7th @ 10:30am
in the LMT Municipal building Meeting Room B
where we'll discus
s The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Lower Macungie Library's Book Club meets every first Wednesday of each month from 10:30am to 12:00pm in the Lower Macungie Township Municipal building's Meeting Room B. Come join us for great discussion and light refreshments. Please sign up at the library circulation desk to reserve your spot.

2014 Book Club schedule:
                  
                  
May 7    The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

June 4    Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

July 9*    The House Girl by Tara Conklin

August  6    Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer

Sept 3        Guest Author – To Be Announced

Oct 1        The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
   
Nov 5        The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
 
Dec 10**    Holiday Cookie Exchange and Readings
 
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Jan 7        Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
 
Feb. 4        The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
       

  * July meeting is the SECOND Wednesday of the month
** December meeting is the SECOND Wednesday of the month

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