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Jun 122024

Why should little kids have all the fun? Teens can do fun stuff at library and win prizes too this summer too! Whether you read one book or ten, you’ll earn chances to win. Attend programs at the library in person and you may win extra chances. The library is open all summer and usually has working a/c. We have a place on the first floor by the far windows for teens to hang out. Saturday hours in July & August switch to 10am-2pm only. Respect the space. Respect each other. Respect yourselves.

Why should I read? It is a great escape. It can be funny or sad or exciting. We have books at all levels about so many things. Learn about other people and places. Learn how to be good at something. Reading has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Reading will help you succeed in life. Get better at it. If you think it’s boring, you have the wrong book. Seriously, give it a try.



(Beanstack will be available June 15)

To get started, download the free Beanstack app to log reading minutes and be entered to win $25 gift cards throughout the summer. (Choose the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Teen Challenge.)  Audiobooks, graphic novels, magazines, reading to your little cousin, required reading for school…it all counts. You can also submit reviews and see what other teens are reading on Beanstack.

Next, check out our teen events by clicking on the maroon event tab above and filtering the audience for “teens”.  Find the day, time, and description of all our events. Don’t be bored. Try something new. Grab a friend or come alone. Mystery & Escape Room programs require registration! Email Jeanne at with questions. Sign up by email to Jeanne or through the event listing on our website calendar.


Make-It-Mondays: 1-4pm, a different creative project each week.

Tuesday Pokemon Trading & Tournaments: 4pm each week. Experience is not required to get started.

Wednesday Indoor Recess: 2pm Teens (4pm Kids), Competitions, Backyard games, 4-square, etc.

Morning Mind Games: Alternating Tuesdays at 11am, tinker with the library’s STEM stuff, fiddle with chain reactions, do puzzles. This is not a STEM class.

Mystery Fridays: 1pm in our community room, registration is required for these alternating mystery games and escape rooms.

Friday Afternoon Gaming: 3-5pm every Friday in the teen area, play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with up to 8 players or check out the newest titles for our Playstation 5.

Novel Knockout Smash Brothers Tournaments: 12-4pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month, ages 13+ only

Comic Fest Art Studio: Every Saturday in July, Supplies will be out upstairs for teens who want to work on submissions for our art contest.

Comic Fest Volunteer Team: 11am, Wednesdays, July 10th & 24th, help us create and prepare our space for Comic Fest. Email Jeanne at to sign up.


Bridgeport Family Game Night: 6:30pm on Friday, June 14th at Bridgeport Borough Hall

Make Music Day: June 21st (noon drum workshop at the library followed by various live performances, other performances around town)

Drum Workshop, loops: 1pm on Tuesday, July 16th, professional musician Tony Flagiello will bring a selection of drums and other equipment for teens to try out

Bollywood Dance lesson: Monday, July 22nd, ages 7-17

Henna Workshop: 2:30pm, Monday, July 22nd, ages 7-17

COMIC FEST: 10-3, Saturday, August 3rd, cosplay, trivia, art games, artist alley merch sales, character appearances, all ages. It’s a thing.

Team Puzzle Contest: 6pm, Monday, August 5th, all ages. Register to bring a team of 2-4 people to compete against other teams to complete the same puzzle.


Jun 122024

June 15 – August 10, 2024

Why should kids have all the fun? By reading, adults can keep their brains sharp, lower their stress levels, and be entered to win prizes too!

(available June 15th)

Start by downloading the free Beanstack app and using it to log reading time. On Beanstack you can also tackle challenges and create book reviews. You will be entered to win prizes such as our reader’s basket full of booklover gifts, $25 gift cards, and passes to Longwood Gardens. In addition, visit the reference desk at the Norristown Public Library to complete puzzles for mini-prizes and chances on a small raffle basket. Earn extra chances by attending special events at the library.

Note: Beanstack will be available starting June 15th.

Adult events this summer:

Blitzkrieg Seminars (The Invasion of France 1940): Tuesdays June 4, 11, 18 at 2:30pm in the community room (no registration needed)

Make Music Day: Noon-4pm (plus evening events around Norristown)

The Ins & Outs of Self-Publishing with author Andrea Adore: 6pm Wednesday, June 26

AAA Activities: Thursdays at 2pm we offer activities appropriate for adults of all abilities. Anyone is welcome to join. We have a lot of fun. (This program continues into fall.)

June 13 – Art     June 20 – Karaoke     June 27 – Bingo     July 11 – Art     July 18 – Karaoke     July 25 – Bingo     August 1 – Movement     August 8 – Art

Book Clubs:

Mystery Tuesday Afternoon Book Club – 2pm July 2 (The 6:20 Man) & August 6 (One of Us Is Lying)

Saturday(general) Book Club – 2pm June 15 (The Wager), July 20 (King of the Armadillos), & August 17 (Who Is Maud Dixon?)

Mostly Lesbian Monday Night Book Club – 6:30pm June 17 (Skye Falling), July 15 (She Who Became the Sun), & August 19 (to be determined at June meeting)

Craft Nights: 6pm Mondays 6/24 (tassel & beaded earrings), 7/22 (napkin decoupage), 8/26 (map coasters & crafts) Register under the events tab on this website.

Video gaming:

Novel Knockout Smash Bros Tournament – 12:30pm-4 July 20 & August 17

Comic Fest: 10am-3pm Saturday, August 3, 2024

Pick Up Chess: Every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm in the magazine area near the front entrances

Team Jigsaw Puzzle Contest: 6pm Monday, August 5 Register under the events tab on this website.

Horticultural Show sponsored by the Norristown Garden Club: Wednesday, August 14, 2024 (public encouraged to enter)

Jun 062024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 6pm in the community room.

Meet Andrea Adore, author of Lessons to Women and Men in Broken Marriages, as she talks about the ins and outs of self-publishing. Andrea will discuss her journey as an author into the world of self-publishing and offer tips and advice to new authors.  Refreshments will be provided. An extra badge toward our Summer Reading prizes will be awarded for those attendees participating in our Summer reading program.

Venga y conozca a Andrea Adore, autora de Lecciones para mujeres y hombres en matrimonios rotos, mientras habla sobre los entresijos de la autoedición. Andrea hablará de su viaje como autora en el mundo de la autoedición y ofrecerá sugerencias y consejos a nuevos autores. Se proporcionarán refrigerios. Se otorgará una insignia adicional para nuestros premios de lectura de verano a aquellos asistentes que participen en nuestro programa de lectura de verano.




May 212024

We continue exploring the history of World War II with “Blitzkrieg and the Conquest of France – 1940”.  Join us for a 3-part series presented by Ray Rossa the following Tuesday afternoons in June:

June 4, 2024 at 2:30pm

June 11, 2024 at 2:30pm

June 18, 2024 at 2:30pm

May 132024




MAKE MUSIC DAY!   JUNE 21, 2024!  Junio 21!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Norristown Area Make Music Day! We are working on building a community tradition of making music together and celebrating what is good in our community. All ages, abilities, and genres are invited to participate. Groups, singles, experienced, never performed before…if you can keep it family friendly, we encourage you to join in. People perform around town throughout the day for free. You need not live in Norristown to participate. Over 160 countries celebrate Make Music Day around the world. It is always June 21st, World Music Day.

Email Jeanne at the library at to sign up to perform or volunteer as a site host.

¡Acompáñanos en nuestro 3er anual Día de Hacer Música en el Área de Norristown! Estamos trabajando en instituir una tradición en la comunidad para hacer musiva juntos y celebrar lo que es bueno en nuestra comunidad. Todas las edades, habilidades y géneros están invitados a participar. Grupos, individuales, con experiencia o incluso personas que jamás se han presentado en un espacio público… siempre y cuando sea amigable a un ambiente familiar. Te invitamos a unirte a nuestro evento. Músicos estarán tocando música durante todo el día en diferentes sitios de la ciudad gratuitamente. No necesitas vivir en Norristown para participar. Más de 160 países celebran el Día de Hacer Música alrededor de el planeta. Junio 21 siempre es el Día Mundial de la Música.  

Make Music Day en junio 21.

 Manda un correo electrónico a Jeanne en la biblioteca a la dirección para inscribirte para presentarte como músico o para inscribirte como anfitrión voluntario.


2024 schedule is as follows:

11am: Children’s music performance geared to preschoolers – Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, upstairs

12noon: Drum Workshop with Tony Flagiello – Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, downstairs

1:45: Max on trumpet – Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, downstairs

2pm: Fricknadorable (acoustic duo) – Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, downstairs

5-8pm+: Various Acoustic Acts – Recycle, Read, Repeat Bookstore, 208 Cherry Street

6-8:30pm: Student, Teacher, and Community performances. Singer songwriter, duo/trio groups, and poets – Expressive Path Creative Arts Center – 857 Cherry Street

7pm: Jonathan Haggard on organ – All Saints Church, 535 Haws Avenue 

8:30pm: Campfire singalong with s’mores – Reformed Church of the Ascension, 1700 West Main Street



May 102024

Don’t miss our annual COMIC FEST at Norristown Public Library. Back by popular demand we will have the cosplay contest, trivia, fan voting, crafts for all ages, character visits, artist alley, and more! Details will be posted in the summer, but save the date now:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2024 at Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401.

Apr 222024





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Adventurer’s Guild (in person)

Date: Thursdays

Time: 4pm-6pm

Location: Teen Area, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

Audience: Teens

Categories: Gaming

Roll dice and wreak havoc with our weekly tabletop roleplaying program! We’ll be playing Free League Publishing’s MORK BORG, a “pitch black apocalyptic fantasy RPG about lost souls and fools seeking redemption, forgiveness or the last remaining riches in a bleak and dying world.” Pencils, paper and dice are all provided, just bring your creativity!