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Jan 262021
 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Computer Lab at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library have been offering one-on-one live instruction of our Computer Classes over the internet. We can connect remotely to you on your home computer, or when the library is open to the public, we can connect to you on a library computer. Either way, we’ve got you covered!  To learn how to sign up for remote computer classes, visit this page: Library Computer Classes – Over the Internet. To see the courses we offer, please visit the Computer Course Descriptions page

Oct 192020
 

Join now! If you read just one book a night starting before your child is 2, you will have read over 1,000 books by the time your child starts kindergarten! Our program makes it fun, with incentives for every milestone you reach–1 book, 25 books, 100 books, 250 books, 500 books, 750 books and 1,000 Books. The program is intended for children under the age of 5 years.

The One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten initiative is designed to:

  • Promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers.
  • Encourage parent and child bonding through reading.
  • Help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers.

Studies show that children who are read to from birth have an easier time learning to read.

You can sign up and log your progress here:

https://mcnpl.beanstack.org/

You can also track your progress with the Beanstack Tracker mobile app which is available for both iOS and Android. The mobile app includes the ability to scan the barcode from the back of the book for easy logging.

Aug 252020
 

MC-NPL offers two book clubs: Mystery Tuesday Book Club and Saturday Book Club.

Email Sydney Mason at smason@mclinc.org for more information.

Mystery Tuesday Book Club

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

Discussion Date Book
January 4, 2022: 2PM Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran
February 1, 2022: 2PM The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
March 1, 2022: 2PM The Red Scream by Mary Willis Walker
April 5, 2022: 2PM The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
May 3, 2022: 2PM The Guest List by Lucy Foley
June 7, 2022: 2PM Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
July 12, 2022: 2PM
Note: this is the 2nd Tuesday
Ghost Medicine by Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo
August 9, 2022: 2PM  Note: this is the 2nd Tuesday While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams
September 6 2022: 2PM The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
October 4, 2022: 2PM Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
November 1, 2022: 2PM American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
December 7, 2022: 2PM The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

 

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.

Date Book
January 15, 2022: 2PM Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
February 19, 2022: 2PM Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
March 19, 2022: 2PM The Round House: A Novel by Louise Erdrich
April 23, 2022: 2PM
Note: This is the 4th Saturday
Milkman: A Novel by Anna Burns
May 21, 2022: 2PM The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
June 18, 2022: 2PM The Songs of Trees by David George Haskell (a Longwood Gardens Community Read selection)
July 23, 2022: 2PM
Note: This is the 4th Saturday
Happiness: A Novel by Aminatta Forna
August 20, 2022: 2PM There There by Tommy Orange
September 17, 2022: 2PM The Price of a Child, by Lorene Cary
The One Book One Norristown selection for 2022!
October 15, 2022: 2PM Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
November 19, 2022: 2PM The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.
December 17, 2022: 2PM The Good Lord Bird: A Novel by James McBride