May 282015

Date: Saturday, August 1st
Time: 10AM-2PM
Place: Community Room of Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

This summer, the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is bringing all of the elements of the comic conventions in San Diego and Philadelphia to your doorstep! Be sure to dress up as your favorite characters from books, movies, tv shows, and comics to celebrate with the rest of Montgomery County’s fandoms and participate in our cosplay events. There will also be vendor booths, speakers, workshops, and games. Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh!, MTG, and Pokemon cards for playing and trading, and activate Street Pass on your 3DS to collect all those puzzle pieces you’re missing! We will also have 8-player Super Smash Brothers on the Wii U, a creative space for your own works of art, snacks, and tables for independent comic creators. This event is open to all of Montgomery County, regardless of your home library, so don’t miss out on the biggest event in Montgomery County this summer!

May 082015

What: Essay Contest
When: May 6, 2015 – July 10, 2015
Where: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is participating in a national essay contest called “A Book That Shaped Me”. This contest is for children entering grades 5 and 6. They will be required to write a short (one-page) essay about a book that has resonated with them.

From the website:

“Books have the power to shape us by changing the ways we think and feel. Think about a book that made a difference in your life. It could be your favorite book, one that you read at school or as part of this year’s summer reading program. How did it make you feel? Did it change the way you see yourself, your family or the world? Choose one book – it can be fiction or nonfiction – and write a short essay about how it had a personal impact on your life.”

State finalists will receive prizes and be honored at the Book Festival in September in Washington, DC.

Read more about this contest by clicking here.

May 012015
big hero

Beginning June 29th, the Video Services Department of the MC-NPL will be hosting Free Monday Afternoon movies.
Movies shown will allow patrons to sit back and relax here at the library. Come join us for 6 fun filled Monday afternoons, to watch some family favorites. Movies will be shown on a large screen in the community room on the 1st floor.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Department: (610)278-5100 Ext 4
Please join us!

June 29th
Big Hero 6(PG)
Running Time: 102min
July 6th
Ant Boy(PG)
Running Time: 77min
July 13th
Running Time: 77min
July 27th
Earth to Echo(PG)
Running Time: 91min
August 3rd
Mr. Peabody & Sherman(G)
Running Time: 92min
August 10th
Running Time: 110min
Apr 152015

Please join us for the following regular programs at the Main Library:

Senior Film festival – Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month – 1pm Board Room
Upcoming movies:

on June 10, 2015 is “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
on July 8, 2015 is “Funny Girl
on July 22, 2015 is “Footloose”

Book Discussion Group – every 3rd Saturday – 2pm Board Room – This group of avid readers led by Dr. Harold W. Halbert, meets every 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. New members are welcome. The following are the upcoming titles, not necessarily in this order. Copies of the book(s) to be discussed will be available at the front desk at the Main Library.

June- “Where’d You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

Great Books Discussion Group – 2nd Tuesday of every month – 2pm Board Room -New members are welcome. Please call Shirley Miller before attending your first meeting at 610-272-4179

Teen Game Night – Every Tuesday and Friday from 4-5:45pm teens 11+ may play video and board games in the community room. Art supplies are also available during this program.

Device Advice Get help from a librarian with using devices such as e-readers and tablets, as well as learning how to set up an email or Facebook account. You pick the topic. 30 minute one-on-one sessions are available on Wednesday afternoons from 4pm-5pm.

Apr 022015

Escape the Ordinary…
And be a Super hero this summer!

Join the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Club!

Beginning June 13 and running thru August 15 @ The Montgomery County- Norristown Public Library, one of our four branch Libraries or at the Bookmobiles…
All you have to do is…

  • Fill out the online registration form (look for link here starting June 13)
  • Read a book or listen to an audiobook of your choice…
  • Then fill out a paper review form in the library

Every review form you fill out gives you a “chance” to win a prize in our weekly prize drawings beginning June 19th


Click here to register.
Apr 012015

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

Spring 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.

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 Wednesday afternoons by calling library at 610-278-5100, ext. 0.

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