Asha Verma

May 192015

Dates: Tuesday, July 7th and Thursday, July 9th
Time: 4PM-5PM
Place: Board Room on 2nd Floor of Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Make your own comic! In this program, you can learn how to tell your story through the visual medium of graphic novels and comics. On Tuesday, we will focus on story-telling aspects, and on Thursday, we will focus on the drawing.

May 192015

Date: Tuesdays, summer 2015
Time: 1-3:30PM
Place: Board Room on the 2nd Floor of Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

We’ll be watching the following movies:

July 7th: Captain America
July 14th: Iron Man
July 21st: The Incredible Hulk
July 28th: Iron Man 2
August 4th: Thor
August 11th: The Avengers

May 192015

Dates: Thursday, June 18th & Thursday, June 25th
Time: 1PM-2PM
Place: Board Room of Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, Pa 19401

We’ll be discussing Jordan Sonnenblick’s book, Notes From The Midnight Driver, in preparation for his visit. We will discuss the first half of the book on June 18th and the second half on June 25th. Register early to get a free copy of the book, and bring it with you to the Author Visit to get it signed!

May 192015

Date: Monday, June 29th
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, Pa 19401

Jordan Sonnenblick, author of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies as well as our hot ticket item this summer, Notes From The Midnight Driver, and several other books jam-packed with music, teenagers, and shenanigans, will be paying a visit to our main library in Norristown this June. Don’t miss out on a chance to meet the author and get your book signed!

Feel free to join our book discussion group to talk about Notes From The Midnight Driver in preparation for this visit.

May 152015

Unmask! is this year’s summer reading theme for teens!


This summer, you can keep your mind engaged and win prizes by reading and listening to books.  Read or listen to an audio book for 3 hours a week and you will be entered to win prizes. Prizes include Amazon gift cards, T-shirts, accessories, and more! The Grand Prize of the summer will be a pair of Beats Headphones by Dr. Dre. Visit our teen services page to see what programs we’ve got planned this summer for teens as well. For example, we have an author visit, weekly Marvel movies, a 4-H Babysitting course, and even a comic convention to look forward to!

Teen Summer Reading begins June 13th! Starting then, you can sign up at the front desk.

(Teen Summer Reading and Programs are directed at teens entering grades 6 through 12 in fall 2015.)

Click here to register and print your reading log!
May 082015

What: Essay Contest
When: May 6, 2015 – July 10, 2015
Where: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is participating in a national essay contest called “A Book That Shaped Me”. This contest is for children entering grades 5 and 6. They will be required to write a short (one-page) essay about a book that has resonated with them.

From the website:

“Books have the power to shape us by changing the ways we think and feel. Think about a book that made a difference in your life. It could be your favorite book, one that you read at school or as part of this year’s summer reading program. How did it make you feel? Did it change the way you see yourself, your family or the world? Choose one book – it can be fiction or nonfiction – and write a short essay about how it had a personal impact on your life.”

State finalists will receive prizes and be honored at the Book Festival in September in Washington, DC.

Read more about this contest by clicking here.

Apr 152015

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

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

on June 10, 2015 is “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
on July 8, 2015 is “Funny Girl
on July 22, 2015 is “Footloose”

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.

June- “Where’d You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

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 4-5:45pm teens 11+ may play video and board games in the community room. Art supplies are also available during this program.

Device Advice Get help from a librarian with using devices such as e-readers and tablets, as well as learning how to set up an email or Facebook account. You pick the topic. 30 minute one-on-one sessions are available on Wednesday afternoons from 4pm-5pm.