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Jan 262024
 

 

 

 

Join us to celebrate African American culture and contributions throughout our country’s history. This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Arts”. We’ll have a cooking demonstration, a community collage project, poetry readings, peace circles, and more. All are welcome. We hope you’ll join us to make this a special day.  It’s free and no registration is needed.  If you want to volunteer as a reader, singer, drummer, greeter or general helper please contact Jeanne soon at JCove@mclinc.org or 610-278-5100 x400.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

11:00am – 4pm  (NEW TIME)

Alma Thomas Art Night | Alhambra LibraryLangston Hughes (1902–1967) | National Portrait GalleryCOLLAGES - Bearden Foundation20+ Free Black History Month & Civil Rights Images - Pixabay

 

11:00am – Cooking demo

12:00 – Community collage art project, readings, and snacks

2pm – Poetry and Black Trivia

3pm – Peace Circle

Step performance CANCELLED

Jan 252024
 

Three Monday evenings in February we will explore important African American artists and then create our own pieces based on their work.  You do not need any art experience to enjoy these classes. Everyone has a story to tell and a unique way to tell it. You can sign up for all three sessions or just one or two.  All supplies will be provided, but please register so we have enough.  The classes run from 6:30-7:30pm.  Keep in mind that the library closes at 8pm sharp.  Register at the front desk or by emailing Jeanne at JCove@mclinc.org. Ages 10-17.

Monday, February 5 – Romare Bearden and collage

Monday, February 12 – Faith Ringgold and story quilts

Monday, February 26 – Alma Thomas and mosaic paintings

 

(The library is closed for Presidents’ Day on February 19th.)

Jan 252024
 

Join us on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2pm in the community room when Dr. Daisy Century will bring Harriet Tubman to life.  Dressed as Tubman, Dr. Century will use her amazing storytelling abilities to re-enact what it would be like to meet Harriet Tubman.  Many of us know Tubman for leading slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Did you also know she was a civil war spy?  Learn about this and many other aspects of an amazing and inspiring life.  No registration necessary. Appropriate for all ages.

 

About Dr. Daisy Century (from her website):

As an Actress/Historical Interpreter
Daisy defines her role as a Historical Interpreter because she becomes that character.  She dresses like the character from that particular time period and weaves their story to the audience from birth to death.  She engages the audience through every phase of their life.  The audience  will be right there to laugh, cry, sigh, and cheer as the character unfolds right in front of their eyes.  The performances are usually 35 minutes to 1 hour long.  There is always room for questions at the end.

As an Educator
Dr. Daisy Century has her Ed.D.  She taught for over twenty years in the Philadelphia School System as an award winning science teacher.  She has become quite a history hound and historian researching information for her historical  interpretations.
  
As a Writer
Daisy has penned four books thus far. Stay tuned for new books in the near future. 

Jan 052024
 

You are cordially invited to

a book discussion over tea 

Monday, March 11, 2024 at 6:30pm

Norristown Public Library Community Room

Hats optional – Registration required

We are reading The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly. This novel explores the lives of five women over 3 generations connected by one garden.  Fans of Downton Abbey are likely to enjoy it. Since the author was inspired by the gardens of English country houses, we felt a tea party would be appropriate.  A few lucky readers will win a copy of the book or free passes to Longwood Gardens. This event is part of the Longwood Gardens Community Reads program. Space is limited.

RSVP to Jeanne at JCove@mclinc.org or 610-278-5100 x400, or tell the circulation staff next time you are checking out at the library.

Dec 112023
 

It’s tax season! Need help filing your returns? Trained volunteers from AARP are visiting our branch to help you file your Federal income, Pennsylvania state income, Pennsylvania rent rebate, and Pennsylvania local earned income tax returns. This program offers free tax preparation help to anyone, but if you’re 50 and older, and can’t afford a tax preparation service, this program is especially for you. AARP membership is not required. Appointments are required and fill up fast!  Please call AARP at 484-393-1602 to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Aug 252020
 

 

 

 

MC-NPL offers three adult book clubs: Mystery Tuesday Book Club, Saturday Book Club, and The Mostly Lesbian Book Club.

Email JCove@mclinc.org for more information.

Mystery Tuesday Book Club

Led by Dr. Monica D’Antonio, former English professor at Montgomery County Community College, this club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 2 pm to discuss thriller, suspense, true crimes, noir and detective fiction.

Meeting DateBookAuthor
January 9, 2024 (2nd Tuesday this month only)
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn HardcastleStuart Turton
February 6, 2024Everyone In My Family Has Killed SomeoneBenjamin Stevenson
March 5, 2024The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin #1) &
The Last Garden In England (Longwood Garden Community Read)
M.C. Beaton

Julia Kelly
April 2, 2024Greenglass HouseKate Milford
May 7, 2024One for the MoneyJanet Evanovich
June 4, 2024State of TerrorHillary Rodham Clinton & Louise Penny
July 2, 2024The 6:20 ManDavid Baldacci
August 6, 2024One of Us Is LyingKaren M. McManus
September 3, 2024The MaidNita Prose
October 1, 2024The Caves of SteelIsaac Asimov
November 12, 2024Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyJohn le Carre
December 3, 2024Blanche on the LambBarbara Neely
Saturday Book Club

Meets on the third Saturday of each month at 2 pm. Dr. Hal Halbert, Professor at Montgomery County Community College facilitates the discussion. The club engages in all kinds of genre.

Meeting DateBookAuthor
Jan. 20, 2024The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du BoisHonoree Fanonne Jeffers
Feb. 17, 2024Our Missing HeartsCeleste Ng
March 16, 2024The HorseGeraldine Brooks
April 20, 2024The Lincoln HighwayAmor Towles
May 18, 2024Olga Dies DreamingXochitl Gonzalez
June 15, 2024
The WagerDavid Grann
July 20, 2024King Of The ArmadillosWendy Chin-Tanner
Aug. 17, 2024Who Is Maud Dixon?Alexandra Andrews
Sept. 21, 2024The Things We CarriedTim O'Brien
Oct. 19, 2024South To America: A Journey Below The Mason Dixon To Understand The Soul Of A NationImani Perry
Nov. 16, 2024A BurningMegha Majumdar
Dec. 21, 2024The FurrowsNamwali Serpell

The Mostly Lesbian Books Club

Meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm. Books discussed will feature lesbian characters or themes or be written by lesbian authors as chosen by the group. The first meeting is March 18th facilitated by library staff members Petina and Jeanne. We will discuss The Librarian of Burned Books by Brianna Labuskes.