Mar 032015

“9 to 5” On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 At 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room. For the Senior Film Festival

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Wilson, and Sterling Hayden. And Directed by Colin Higgins.

This Office satire is about three female secretaries who decide to get revenge on their tyrannical, sexist boss by abducting him and running the business themselves. The trio, one of whom has been passed over for promotion because she is a woman, spend a night together having drug-induced fantasies of killing the slave-driving chauvinist. One of them panics the following day when she suspects she really has poisoned the tyrant.

Feb 262015
spring garden

This Spring, we will be holding a hands-on food landscaping series here at the library. This series consists of four unique meetings independent from one another. You have the choice of attending all four workshops for $15 or only the one(s) you are interested in for $5 per workshop. You must register for these programs ahead of time. All of the following workshops will be held at the main library in Norristown at 1001 Powell Street in Norristown, PA. The individual workshops are as follows:

Introduction to Permaculture & Seed Starting
Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: Boardroom on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library
In this workshop, we will cover the basics of permaculture design and then hand out seeds to get you started with great tasting veggies. You will learn how to let the plants grow naturally on whatever land you’ve got and soon reap the rewards of growing your own food.

Grow Food in The Shade
Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: Outside the main entrance of the library
The shade from trees and houses make it difficult for many types of flowers to blossom, but after this workshop you’ll know all about how to grow edible plants in the shade.

Soil Building & Bio-Intensive Veggie Production
Date: Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: In the library parking lot
Ditch the fertilizers, chemicals, and tillers; Learn how to create healthy soil (and healthy plants) with less work and more benefit to the environment.

Rain Gardens and Plant Guilds
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: Outside the main entrance of the library
Learn how to grow the happiest plants by putting them in their favorite conditions and find out what makes a good plant team or “guild”.

This Workshop is Sponsored by the “Feed the Burbs” organization. Learn more about them by clicking here.

Feb 232015

The next great books discussion group will be on Tuesday March 10 @2:00 PM in the board room on 2nd floor. We will be discussing Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century’s most enduring works of fiction. Written several years after Joseph Conrad’s grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. *

For more information call Shirley 610-272-4179 – new participants are always welcome.

a peek ahead…

April 14th – The Pearl by John Steinbeck
May 12th -Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Jan 152015
taxes2014A copy

To find FEDERAL tax forms, instructions, and information go to:

To view and download IRS forms visit

To order tax products to be delivered by mail visit

Or call 1-800-829-3676 to order tax products to be delivered by mail


To find PENNSYLVANIA forms, instructions, and information go to:

For Self-Service forms ordering and account access call: 1-888-PATAXES

For Personal Income Tax information call: 1-717-787-8201

For Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program information call 1-888-222-9190

Dec 272014

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 4pm-5pm
Place: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Do you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop? Want help with email, Facebook, or Twitter? Are you interested in an introduction to the library’s online resources?

You pick the topic! Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one help* session with a librarian on Monday afternoons by calling library at 610-278-5100, ext. 0.

*We can only assist with non-hardware related questions.

Dec 272014
free tax help

Date: Tuesdays beginning February 3rd and continuing until April 14th
Time: 10am-2pm
Place: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Come into the library for help with filing your taxes. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service is available for free to taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and up. Registration is not required.

Dec 172014

Classes are held in the Main Library Computer Lab. Advanced registration is required.

Winter 2015 Course Descriptions and Schedule of Classes

We offer seven computer classes for the general public:

Computer Basics – teaches fundamental skills such as using a mouse, opening programs and copying and pasting. The skills learned in Computer Basics are the minimum required for any of the other courses. (2 sessions $10)

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 – introduces word processing skills. (3 sessions $15)

File Management – teaches how to organize and manage files and folders. (1 session $5)

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 – introduces spreadsheets for managing numbers and equations, such as in a budget. (3 sessions $15)

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 – introduces presentation software. (3 sessions $15)

Internet – introduces students to web browsing using Internet Explorer. (2 sessions $10)

Email Basics – learn the ins and outs of using Yahoo email service. (By appointment only. FREE)

Call 610-278-5100 ext. 141 for further information or see our FAQ for more info.