Asha Verma

Sep 182014
 
genealogy

Date: Thursday Oct 9
Time: 11am-12pm
Place: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown PA 19401

John Shinpaugh has been researching his family history since about 1981. His analytical skills acquired during his Air Force career in the field of Intelligence aided him immensely in his successful compilation of several of his ancestor families. Topics will include getting started, surname clarification, problems to resolve, sources of information, migration concerns, and family compilations.

Sep 182014
 
homeworkhelp

Date: Every Thursday beginning September 25th
Time: 4-5pm
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.

Elena will be around to help with English homework and writing papers. If you need help constructing an essay or interpreting Shakespeare, don’t miss this opportunity!

We are also in the process of looking for someone who can help with Mathematics homework.

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.

Jul 172014
 
weekdays

Our giant Ferris Wheel of K’Nex is finished! Come see it on display at the entrance to the library.

Thanks to our project leader Justin Watanabe and the other library teens who assisted in its creation!

Justin and Kamir

Justin and Kamir

Making Progress

Justin at work

Mar 272014
 

Piotr Bizior

Piotr Bizior

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 October 8 is “Cocoon”
On November 12 is “Castaway”
on December 10 is “Four Christmases”

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 October 18, 2014

October – “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

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