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

Join Master Gardener Kathy Klein for 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

Oct 022013

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

Scrabble for Adults – Every Wednesday at 5pm – Community Room

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

On October 8 is “Cocoon”
On November 12 is “Castaway”
on December 10 is “Four Christmases”

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.

The group will meet On September 20, 2014

September – “The Woman Upstairs” By Claire Messud
October – “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

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 4-5pm teens may play video and board games in the community room.