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Ebony Harmon

Jun 302022
 

 

 

 

Learn how to fix your bike’s flat with Bob Smith from Giant of Bridgeport – Village Velo! This event is -of course- free and will leave you with a new skill.

No registration required. In person at the main library.

Jun 302022
 

 

 

 

Bake your own cookies from scratch and actually know what’s in the ingredients. Kathy Wolper of Kitchen Wizards is back to show you how to make ’em.

It’s still a Zoom event, so please sign up! Instructions will be posted on this page and via your email.

The previous pizza event is currently on our YouTube page.

Jun 082022
 

 

 

 

Teens ages 12 – 18 can dive in at the Main Library! We have free events, online and offline which includes Mondays’ Crafterhours (4 – 5:30 PM) , “How to” Tuesdays (4 – 5:30 PM), Anime Afternoon Wednesdays (2:30 – 4 PM), and Fridays’ Game Day (3:30 – 5:30 PM).

We even have special free events for ages 12 -17 which includes Juneteenth @ the Zoo (June 19, 1- 4 PM), Make Music Norristown (June 21), and ESCAPE the library our escape room (August 9).

Of course, Teen Summer at the library wouldn’t be complete without reading (and more) for prizes! Teens can grab a bookmark at the 1st Floor’s Front Desk, choose ONE of the water zones that fits their interests, then finish that zone. Once they finish that zone, they give the completed bookmark back to a librarian at the Front Desk!

Yep, that’s it! Each zone has a small prize/loot that they can get the day they return the bookmark. Then they take a new bookmark and start again! To win a Grand Prize gift card, they must put their name and contact info on the bookmark. They can fill as many bookmarks as they would like for more entries to those gift cards! We’ll announce the winners of each gift card on Monday, August 15.

 

 

Check out our brochure below for our full schedule and prize details:

FINAL Teen Summer @ MC-NPL 2022 brochure

Questions? Suggestions? Email eharmon@mclinc.org or smason@mclinc.org.

Jun 212021
 

This summer, sign up on our Beanstack to log your reading! With each badge you complete, you earn a chance to win a prize.

 

On Beanstack, you can:

 

earn badges for reading

earn badges for completing activities

and earn badges for writing reviews!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every 5 days you read unlocks a badge. Each badge you earn improves your chance to win a raffled prize every week, from June 12 to August 14!

  • 1st prize: $50 Amazon gift card
  • 2nd prize: A mystery raffle item~

You can only win two weeks in a row. Winners will be chosen and contacted every Monday, so please add a phone number or email that you use often.

Join us on Beanstack!

 

Not interested in going online?

Paper logs are available at the main library’s front desk!
The paper logs count for reading badges and review badges only.
One paper log per person, please.

Jun 082021
 

From June 14 to August 14, the main library in Norristown has Pick-Up Projects for our teens, ages 12 – 17, to enjoy! Each week has a food theme and a writing prompt.

 

Sign up for your pick-up project when the link appears in the list below. This list updates every Monday.

On the days they are available, pick up your kit at the main library’s Front Desk. The main library is open to the public on weekdays, 10 AM- 3 PM, and on Saturdays, 10 AM- 2 PM.

Can’t make it then? Give us a call at 610-278-5100, extention 0 for our curbside pick-up service, which is available on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 AM –  4:30 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 AM – 7:30 PM; Fridays, 9 AM – 5:30 PM and; Saturdays, 10 AM – 1:30 PM.

Pick-Up Projects are available for Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library teen patrons ONLY.

Apr 092021
 

Books! Movies! TV shows! Everyone’s got an opinion on them. These teen reviewers took a chance to get theirs out into the world! Below are just some of the reviews and recommendations offered for your view. Click on the titles to see if it is in our collection:

Book Reviews


Movie Reviews



TV Reviews


Nov 052020
 

Among Us is a game that has the player doing normal, astronaut tasks…while there is a murderer, who is also a player, afoot! See if you can figure out who was the imposter in these books similar to Among Us:

Book cover of Honor among thieves Honor among thieves
by Rachel Caine
Co-Written by Ann Aguirre. A savvy young criminal with antisocial behavior is recruited to attend the Honors space program and joins a team on a sentient spaceship destined for the far reaches of the galaxy only to discover dangerous secrets hidden among the stars.
Book cover of Waste of space Waste of space
by Gina Damico
Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that's the premise for the ill-conceived reality show Waste of Space. The kids who are cast know everything about drama–and nothing about the fact that the production is fake.
Book cover of Space Case Space Case
by Stuart Gibbs
(e-Book and Physical) Living on a moon base along with his famous fellow lunarnauts, 12-year-old Dashiell Gibson investigates the suspicious death of a top scientist who was on the verge of an important new discovery.
Book cover of Alien : echo Alien : echo
by Mira Grant
Twins Olivia and Viola have been dragged around the universe; their parents, both xenobiologists, are always in high demand for their research into obscure alien biology. On a new colony world they discover an alien threat unlike anything that has ever been seen. And now the sisters are on the run from terrifying aliens. Olivia's knowledge of xenobiology and determination to protect her sister are her only weapons as the colony collapses into chaos. The creatures infiltrate the rich wildlife on this virgin colony world, and quickly start adapting. Olivia's going to have to adapt, too, if she's going to survive.
Alien Invasion
by Israel Keats
(Audiobook) Solo_Lobo is a gamer who prefers to play by himself. But then he winds up in a virtual game set aboard an alien space station with a know-it-all robot named Spec. Spec is supposed to help him find the rest of his crewmates who've also been captured by the aliens. Seems like a piece of cake until Solo_Lobo learns the catch: he can't be seen by the aliens or he'll risk getting caught in their disanimator eye beams, which will send him right back to Level 1. Can he rescue his crew in time to win the game? And is there more to Spec than what she seems?
Book cover of I am Number Four I am Number Four
by Pittacus Lore
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.
Book cover of Starglass Starglass
by Phoebe North
For all of her sixteen years, Terra has lived on a city within a spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago seeking refuge, but as they finally approach the chosen planet, she is drawn into a secret rebellion that could change the fate of her people.
Book cover of Horror in space Horror in space
by J.E. Young
(Graphic Novel) As the hero of this graphic novel, the reader is a space colonist who must rescue a spaceship from saboteurs and aliens by making choices that determine the outcome of the story. Illustrated by Courtney Huddleston.