Aug 252014

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

Fall 2014 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.

Aug 152014

The Great Books group will resume the second Tuesday in September. We will be reading Madame Bovary by Flaubert for the first three months. The book is available free as an eBook ( Gutenberg project ) for those with a Kindle, iPad, Nook, … and in paperback form through Dover for about $2.00. Part 1 will be discussed in September, Part 2 in October and Part 3 in November. We meet in the Board Room from 2 PM to 3:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month.

All are welcome, call Shirley 610-272-4179 for more information. All are welcome. Please call Shirley Miller, 510-272-4179 for more information.

Aug 142014
a perfect murder

“A Perfect Murder” On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 At 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room. For the Senior Film Festival

Starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen Director by Andrew Davis

Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more than simply the role of dazzling accessory. Brilliant in her own right, she works at the U.N. and is involved with a struggling artist who fulfills her emotional needs. When her husband discovers her indiscretion, he sets out to commit the perfect murder and inherit her considerable trust fund in the bargain.

Aug 132014
John Nyberg

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Place: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown PA 19401

AARP’s Smart Driver’s Course
Learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, and the new traffic laws and rules of the road.

Registration and payment are required for this course. It is $20 for non-members and $15 for members, payable to AARP.

Photograph by John Nyberg

Aug 132014
Andrea O'Driscoll

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Place: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown PA 19401

Altered Books Workshop
Local artist Andrea O’Driscoll will demonstrate how to re-purpose old books by turning them into art. Check out some of her work at the Art by Heart Gallery and Studio.

Aug 132014
Maare Liiv

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Place: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown PA 19401

Master Gardener Kathy Klein will spend a fun, fast-paced, and interactive hour sharing gardening tips and tricks. All gardeners have shortcuts to share! Join us and gather tips for recycling in your garden.

Photograph by Maare Liiv