Posted on January 20, 2022 at 10:18 a.m.
The Lower Macungie Library is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library now offers automatic renewals on eligible items. The book deposit is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The library is sponsoring a Martin Luther King Jr. community service project. Through January 31, the library will be collecting non-perishable canned and dry foods and new children’s books for the Grace Food Cupboard.
Grab and Go craft kits for kids will be available starting January 17. Geometry Craft Kits can be picked up from the Children’s Library during library hours while supplies last.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be offering tax preparation services at the library on Thursday afternoons from February 3 through April 14. Appointments are mandatory. Appointments can be made from 9 a.m. to noon on January 27 at the Wescosville Recreation Center.
There will be a National Puzzle Day Virtual Puzzle Tournament from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 29. Each team must register and pay the registration fee before January 19th. Puzzles will be collected from the library and each team will receive a Zoom link. Staff will monitor progress via Zoom. The first team to complete their puzzle wins.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club’s book from 10:30 a.m. to noon on February 2 is “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn. The March 2 book is “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick. The book club is meeting virtually.
For more information on library events, visit www.lowermaclib.org or call 610-966-6864.
The Lower Macungie Township building is open for business. Mandatory masks and social distancing. Staff are available by phone at 610-966-4343 or email [email protected] for more information.
Lower Macungie Township seniors have resumed meetings at the community center. The next meetings will take place on February 1 and 15 at noon.
The Lower Lehigh AARP has canceled its February 3 meeting. Their next meeting will be March 3 at noon on the lower level of Macungie Memorial Hall in Macungie. For more information, contact Dot at 610-967-3284.
Concordia Lutheran Preschool will be holding its annual Spaghetti Take-Out Dinner from 2-4 p.m. on January 29. Tickets can be purchased by calling the church office at 610-965-3265.
The Township of Lower Macungie offers many programs for adults and children. For more information, visit http://www.lowermac.com/recreation/activities-programs/. Upcoming classes include chair yoga, baking, card making, Pilates, tai chi, photography and partner Latin dancing. Classes for children include photography, toddlers and tutus, pre-ballet, cooking, Kindermusik and multi-sport skills.
A [email protected] program will be offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on February 8 for children ages 9 to 11 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. The program is designed to prepare students in grades 4-6 to be safe when they are home alone. Registration is limited.
The Lower Macungie Community Center is open to the public while following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no free open gym at the moment. Public restrooms are not available. Staff will be available by phone from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 610-966-6924. Updates will also be posted on Facebook and www.lowermac.com.
Yard waste center hours for January and February are 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Yard waste permits are required for drop off. The center is located at 5536 Indian Creek Road, Macungie.
COVID-19 hit our house during the holidays. First my mother, then my husband, then me, and, we think that at some point during this period, Ben had a much softer version. So over a three week period we all had varying degrees of cough, congestion, body aches, fever, exhaustion, headache and the most defining symptom, loss of taste and smell. ‘smell. The last one hit my husband the hardest. It didn’t seem to affect his appetite though. In fact, the night we were having a stir-fry, Matt got the soy sauce. I said, “If you can’t taste anything, why do you add soy sauce?” He looked at me for a moment and said, “I don’t know. Habit?”
The next chronicle of the township will be published on February 16; the deadline for copying is February 10.