Asha Verma

Nov 212014
 

Hey there, my name is Elena and I’m here to invite you all to join a Teen Advisory Board for the Norristown Public Library.

A Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens aged 12-18 who work together with library staff to create, enhance, and improve upon Young Adult programs and activities. As a member of the board, you have the opportunity to display creativity, form leadership skills, and help serve your community. You also have the chance to put together programs that you have a personal interest in, such as chess or anime/manga club.

Some other ideas for things a TAB might decide to put together could be a Comic Convention, movie night, gaming tournament, writing club, or even an open mic night. It’s up to you to decide what types of programs are the best fit for you and your peers. I’m counting on you to bring your ideas to the table and put your heart into your programs. I’ll be there to help out, too!

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Look for me at our weekly programs: Game Night on Tuesdays and Fridays at 4pm, as well as Homework Help on Thursdays at 5pm. Or, if you can’t make it, leave a comment on this blog so I know you’re interested.

I hope to hear from you, and maybe even see some new faces!

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Sep 182014
 
homeworkhelp

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 5-6pm
Place: TeenZone of Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, Pa 19401

(For grades 6-12)

Whether you need some help, a quiet place to study, or a meeting place for your group project, the library has your back.

If you need help constructing an essay or interpreting Shakespeare, don’t miss this opportunity!

*Internet access will be provided

Sep 062014
 
complex female characters

It can be difficult to find books with female characters that we can actually relate to. Very often, the center of attention in books and popular media is on male characters. Likewise, just because there are female characters in a book doesn’t mean they are well-written. Here are three books available at the main library in Norristown that Kelly Jenson and VOYA magazine recommend for their accurate portrayals of multi-dimensional female characters:

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi
Chasing Shadows is a book about challenges to friendship, extremely difficult decisions, and different ways of dealing with grief in after losing a loved one. This book is a mix between graphic novel and regular novel.

Pointe by Brandy Colbert
This is a book that gets the reader involved with issues the main character faces within the ballet world. Among other things, Theo has to deal with an eating disorder and racial discrimination among her peers. As if that wasn’t enough, a kidnapping she feels partly responsible for only adds to her struggles in this novel.

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
This book is a lesbian love story. For main character Emi, this novel is a learning experience about relationships and patience. Follow Emi through her journey to find her princess charming and the happily ever after she always dreamed of.

Mar 272014
 
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Do you want a bigger voice in your library programming? Now’s your chance! Leave suggestions in the comment sections for what kind of programs you would like to see at your local library, and let us know what you think of our programs so far. For example, would you be interested in the library hosting LAN parties? What kind of games would you like to see added to our collection at game night? Would you be interested in book discussion groups, or scene reenactments? Let us know what you’re interested in seeing at your library, and we’ll do our best to bring it to you!

Oct 022013
 

Please join us for the following regular programs at the Main Library:

Scrabble for Adults – Every Wednesday at 5pm – Community Room

Senior Film festival – Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month – 1pm Board Room
Upcoming movies:

on December 10 is “Four Christmases”
on January 14, 2015 is “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

Book Discussion Group – every 3rd Saturday – 2pm Board Room – This group of avid readers led by Dr. Harold W. Halbert, meets every 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. New members are welcome. The following are the upcoming titles, not necessarily in this order. Copies of the book(s) to be discussed will be available at the front desk at the Main Library.

The group will meet On December 20, 2014

December – “Life Itself” A Memoir By Robert Ebert
January – “The Snow Child” By Eowyn Ivey

Great Books Discussion Group – 2nd Tuesday of every month – 2pm Board Room -New members are welcome. Please call Shirley Miller before attending your first meeting at 610-272-4179

Teen Game Night – Every Tuesday and Friday from 4-5pm teens may play video and board games in the community room.

Aug 292013
 
bookdiscussion

This group of avid readers led by Dr. Harold W. Halbert, meets every 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. New members are welcome. The following are the upcoming titles. Copies of the book(s) to be discussed will be available at the front desk at the Main Library.



One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Gift Of Rain by Twan Eng Tan