LOCK HAVEN — This summer, the PALA Summer Reading theme is “Tails and Tales,” and programs will feature animals. The Ross Library has a full schedule of upcoming programs for adults, and invites the public to participate!

In-person programming is now available. Masks are required for non-vaccinated patrons.

Origami kits are returning to the Ross Library! Due to popular demand, the library is rolling out a whole new set of origami kits, available for free. Each kit contains ten pieces of origami paper, and four new and different instructions to make animals. Kits are free and will be available all summer while supplies last.

Are you interested in investigating Bigfoot? The Loch Ness Monster? The Mothman? Then this summer, the Ross Library is the place for you. Paranormal Investigator Lou Bernard is holding “Cryptozoology 101,” a three-part class on how to scientifically investigate cryptids. Classes will be held at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month throughout the summer. On Aug. 12, the class will cover flying monsters, and handouts are available for those who missed the earlier classes.

During the summer, the Ross Library will hold a bird watching program on the southwest lawn! Sessions will be at 10 a.m. on July 21 and Aug. 18. Any interested people are welcome to bring binoculars and a camera if desired, and join the staff on the lawn to look for birds!

Join the Ross Library in the quest to find the elusive Susquehanna Seal, a mysterious creature that’s been sighted in the river since 1897! On Saturday, July 24, paranormal investigator Lou Bernard will lead three investigations at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Each will take about an hour. Participants will meet at the Ross Library and walk to the river. There they will test water samples and look for the Susquehanna Seal. Bring a camera and binoculars if desired.

During the month of August, the Ross Library will hold an online Furry Friends Costume Contest! Take a photo of your pet in their favorite costume, and e-mail it to ross13@rosslibrary.org. Photos will be shared on the Ross Library’s Facebook page, and the best costume will win a prize! This program will run throughout all of August. The winner will be judged by library staff. All decisions are final. By entering, you are giving the Ross Library permission to share your photo on social media.

The library welcomes everyone into the monthly book club, the Book Brigade. On the last Saturday of each month unless otherwise announced, the club meets at 10 a.m. to discuss a book and its related topics, drink coffee, and socialize. On July 31, it’s “Sick Puppy” by Carl Hiassen, and on August 28, it’s “How I Got This Way” by Pat McManus. In September, the book will be Nelson DeMille’s “Night Fall.”

Unless otherwise stated, all programs are free and open to the public. To register for a program or get more information, contact the Ross Library at 570-748-3321 or ross13@rosslibrary.org. The Annie Halenbake Ross Library is a Clinton County United Way partner agency and a PA Forward Gold Star Library.

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