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Montgomery County-Norristown
Public Library

1001 Powell Street • Norristown, PA 19401 • (610) 278-5100
Oct 012015

to watch “North By NorthWest” At 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room for Wednesday matinee.

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm’s associates,the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm’s henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences. And this film was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.


Aug 302015
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Starting September 9th, the main library will be offering a FREE five-week course on digital photography for participants of all skill levels. Instructed by Arnold Winkler, the class will cover the basics of digital images (including pixels and resolution) as well as the successful operation of all kinds of cameras and methods of effectively saving images to a computer. Elements of light exposure and how it can influence an image are a main feature of the class, including freeze motion and depth of field techniques. On top of the five week sessions, the class will also include one optional field day (a Saturday afternoon) to the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia combined with a follow up group discussion of participants’ resulting pictures. This final conclusive session will bring together theory and practical experience.

Class will meet in the main library (Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library) boardroom on the 2nd floor on the following dates from 10am-12pm. You are free to join us at any time:

Wednesday, September 9th
Wednesday, September 16th
Wednesday, September 23rd
Saturday, September 26th: Optional field trip to Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 30th
– Wednesday, October 7th

This course is free, but registration is required. For registration contact 610-278-5100 ext 0 or Individuals of all skill levels are welcome to participate.

Aug 282015
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Starting October 7th, the main library will be offering a four-week web design course for a total of $10 (registration required). No previous coding or website skills are needed. This hands-on class will teach participants how to create a website for business or personal use. Topics covered will include hosting, content, design, and editing using Google sites. Class will be held in the computer lab at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library on the following dates from 6:00pm-7:45pm:

– Wednesday, October 7th
– Wednesday, October 14th
– Wednesday, October 21st
– Wednesday, November 4th

To register, call 610-278-5100 ext 0 or email
(Click here to view course flyer)

Apr 152015

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

Wednesday Matinee – Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month – 1pm Board Room
Upcoming movies:
on October 14, 2015 is “North By NorthWest”
on November 11, 2015 is “High Society”
on December 9, 2015 is “White Christmas”

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. Copies of the book(s) to be discussed will be available at the front desk of the Main Library. The following are the upcoming titles for each month:

– October: The Memory Palace, Mira Bartok
– November: Reading My Father, Alexandra Styron
– December: Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Littlerock, David Margolick

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 012015

The Computer Lab offers a number of computer classes to the general public. We have developed a curriculum of courses that progress from a very basic “Computer Basics” course, which assumes no prior computer knowledge, to a more advanced course in Microsoft Excel.

Classes are held in the Main Library Computer Lab. Advanced registration is required. Registration must be done in-person at the Computer Lab.

Fall 2015 Course Descriptions and Schedule of Classes

We offer eight 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)

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

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

Microsoft Word 2010 – Introduces word processing skills. (3 sessions $15)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 – Introduces presentation software. (3 sessions $15)

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

Google Drive – This course introduces the student to the cloud-based Google Drive platform. Learn how to use Google Drive to save, edit, and share your files. (1 session $5)

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.