Mar 202015

Build Your Small Business Smarts, A special series presented by TD Bank in honor of National Library Week and Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month is the Best Time to Learn How to Get Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise at the Montgomery County – Norristown Public Library.

Join us for the following sessions:

Monday, April 13, 9-10:30 am – Business Plan Basics
Wednesday, April 15, 1-2:30 pm – Are You Making Money?
Wednesday, April 15, 3-4:30 pm – Applying for Financing
Thursday, April 16, 9-11:30 am – Analyzing the Competition

Pre-registration is not required but would be helpful to program planners. Please call 610-278-5100, x2 to register or find out more about the Business Smarts Series.

Mar 202015

Date: Monday, April 20th
Time: 1-2:30 pm Credit Sense
Time: 3-4:30 pm Financial Preparation
Place: 1st Floor Community Room
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell St, Norristown, PA 19401.

Credit Sense: Understand and Use Credit Wisely
TD Bank Community Development Loan Officer Dennis burns will discuss the following topics:
The Value of Credit
Kinds of Credit
How to Obtain Credit
Credit management (this includes ways to keep good credit as well as ways to repair your credit.)

Financial Preparation: Steps to Home Ownership
Dennis Burns will review these 5 elements lenders take into consideration when reviewing applications for financing:
1. Employment
2. Income Sources
3. Credit
4. Down-payment
5. Funds to close
In addition, Mr. Burns will review the types of loans that prospective homeowners can apply for.

Pre-registration is not required but would be helpful to program planners. Please call 610-278-5100 ext. 2 to register or learn more about Money Smart Monday.

Mar 102015

At the April 14 meeting the great books discussion group will be discussing The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

The Pearl is a novella by American author John Steinbeck, published in 1947. It is the story of a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man’s nature as well as greed and evil.

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

next month…

May 12th -Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Mar 062015

Date: Saturday, April 4th
Time: 2pm

Dave Terruso, author of Cube Sleuth and stand up comedian, will be on hand to sign copies of his book as well as present a short comedy sketch.
Cube Sleuth is a dark comedy and amateur-detective murder mystery.

Books will be available for sale. Please sign up for your copy at the circulation desk.

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.

Jan 152015
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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.