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Jan 262024
 

 

 

 

Join us to celebrate African American culture and contributions throughout our country’s history. This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Arts”. We’ll have a cooking demonstration, a community collage project, poetry readings, peace circles, and more. All are welcome. We hope you’ll join us to make this a special day.  It’s free and no registration is needed.  If you want to volunteer as a reader, singer, drummer, greeter or general helper please contact Jeanne soon at JCove@mclinc.org or 610-278-5100 x400.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

11:00am – 4pm  (NEW TIME)

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11:00am – Cooking demo

12:00 – Community collage art project, readings, and snacks

2pm – Poetry and Black Trivia

3pm – Peace Circle

Step performance CANCELLED

Jan 252024
 

Join us on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2pm in the community room when Dr. Daisy Century will bring Harriet Tubman to life.  Dressed as Tubman, Dr. Century will use her amazing storytelling abilities to re-enact what it would be like to meet Harriet Tubman.  Many of us know Tubman for leading slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Did you also know she was a civil war spy?  Learn about this and many other aspects of an amazing and inspiring life.  No registration necessary. Appropriate for all ages.

 

About Dr. Daisy Century (from her website):

As an Actress/Historical Interpreter
Daisy defines her role as a Historical Interpreter because she becomes that character.  She dresses like the character from that particular time period and weaves their story to the audience from birth to death.  She engages the audience through every phase of their life.  The audience  will be right there to laugh, cry, sigh, and cheer as the character unfolds right in front of their eyes.  The performances are usually 35 minutes to 1 hour long.  There is always room for questions at the end.

As an Educator
Dr. Daisy Century has her Ed.D.  She taught for over twenty years in the Philadelphia School System as an award winning science teacher.  She has become quite a history hound and historian researching information for her historical  interpretations.
  
As a Writer
Daisy has penned four books thus far. Stay tuned for new books in the near future. 

Jan 052024
 

Adults of all abilities are invited to sing along at our Karaoke afternoons on the third Thursday of every month at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library. We will set up a microphone and a screen projecting YouTube lyrics in our community room.  Participants should be open and willing to supporting other singers while having fun. Songs will be family friendly. Bring a group if you’d like!

Email Jeanne at JCove@mclinc.org or call 610-679-2020 x400 for details.

Karaoke will also be held on the following dates:

Thursday, February 15, 2-3:30pm

Thursday, March 21, 2-3:30pm

Thursday, April 18, 2-3:30pm

 

Sep 272023
 

 

Build tolerance and understanding by conversing with your neighbors.  This friendly group does not seek to persuade, but to understand.  All are welcome, but respect is paramount.  Topics are chosen by the group.  Here are some examples:

  • If it were possible, would you want to be immortal?
  • Will artificial intelligence be a plus or minus for humanity?
  • What is a just war?
  • Ambition, is it a virtue or a vice?
  • Which is more important? Individual freedom or the common good?
  • Are college campuses handling free speech appropriately?

New meeting time!  Every 2nd Friday of the month from 2-4pm. No registration necessary, just drop in! If you’d like advance notice of topics email Jeanne at JCove@mclinc.org.

  • Friday, January 12, 2024
  • Friday, February 9, 2024
  • Friday, March 8, 2024
Oct 052022
 

Please Join us for some friendly chess games!

Every Tuesday from 1 – 3pm.

No registration needed.

We will be playin at the tables in the magazine/dvd section in the front of the library.

Please bring a set if you have one, we are short at the moment.

Jan 162018
 

This easy, no-fail, tried-and-true recipe is provided by Marsha, library baker extraordinaire.

3 CUPS FLOUR
2 CUPS SUGAR
2/3 CUP COCOA
2 TSP BAKING SODA
1 CUP ORANGE JUICE OR BUTTERMILK
1 CUP VEGETABLE OIL
1 CUP HOT WATER
2 EGGS
4 TSP VANILLA

Sift all dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Make a well in the center. Add wet ingredients in order above. Beat for 2 minutes scraping occasionally to make sure all is incorporated. Spray 2- 9” round baking pans or 1- 9 x 13 sheet pan, bake for 35 minutes or cupcakes for 20 minutes. Make sure a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool before removing from pan.