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Jun 122024
 

June 15 – August 10, 2024

Why should kids have all the fun? By reading, adults can keep their brains sharp, lower their stress levels, and be entered to win prizes too!

(available June 15th)

Start by downloading the free Beanstack app and using it to log reading time. On Beanstack you can also tackle challenges and create book reviews. You will be entered to win prizes such as our reader’s basket full of booklover gifts, $25 gift cards, and passes to Longwood Gardens. In addition, visit the reference desk at the Norristown Public Library to complete puzzles for mini-prizes and chances on a small raffle basket. Earn extra chances by attending special events at the library.

Note: Beanstack will be available starting June 15th.

Adult events this summer:

Blitzkrieg Seminars (The Invasion of France 1940): Tuesdays June 4, 11, 18 at 2:30pm in the community room (no registration needed)

Make Music Day: Noon-4pm (plus evening events around Norristown)

The Ins & Outs of Self-Publishing with author Andrea Adore: 6pm Wednesday, June 26

AAA Activities: Thursdays at 2pm we offer activities appropriate for adults of all abilities. Anyone is welcome to join. We have a lot of fun. (This program continues into fall.)

June 13 – Art     June 20 – Karaoke     June 27 – Bingo     July 11 – Art     July 18 – Karaoke     July 25 – Bingo     August 1 – Movement     August 8 – Art

Book Clubs:

Mystery Tuesday Afternoon Book Club – 2pm July 2 (The 6:20 Man) & August 6 (One of Us Is Lying)

Saturday(general) Book Club – 2pm June 15 (The Wager), July 20 (King of the Armadillos), & August 17 (Who Is Maud Dixon?)

Mostly Lesbian Monday Night Book Club – 6:30pm June 17 (Skye Falling), July 15 (She Who Became the Sun), & August 19 (to be determined at June meeting)

Craft Nights: 6pm Mondays 6/24 (tassel & beaded earrings), 7/22 (napkin decoupage), 8/26 (map coasters & crafts) Register under the events tab on this website.

Video gaming:

Novel Knockout Smash Bros Tournament – 12:30pm-4 July 20 & August 17

Comic Fest: 10am-3pm Saturday, August 3, 2024

Pick Up Chess: Every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm in the magazine area near the front entrances

Team Jigsaw Puzzle Contest: 6pm Monday, August 5 Register under the events tab on this website.

Horticultural Show sponsored by the Norristown Garden Club: Wednesday, August 14, 2024 (public encouraged to enter)

May 232024
 

 

 

 

Program Registration Links

PLEASE READ: We require registration for certain programs to ensure a safe and quality experience in our library.  Please follow registration guidelines on the form.  Contact the library with any questions by phone at 610-825-1656 or email askcon@mclinc.org.  Registration is for one event/program date.  Recuring programs require registration weekly.  Registration typically opens a week before the event/program date and closes a day before the program or once maximum attendees is reached.  Registration opening can vary.  Programs with * indicate new time slot from previous month.

All programs that require registration in April have form links listed below:

CON Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Babies in the Library: Ages 0 to 2 Tuesdays at 10:30am

Toddler Time- Thursdays at 12:15pm

Adventure Begins Kickoff Event – Saturday, June 15 11am-1pm

Indoor Mini Golf – Friday June 21 1-4:30pm & Saturday June 29 10:30am-1:30pm

Eyes of the Wild – Wednesday June 26 6pm

 Teen Book Review Blog

 

 

 

May 212024
 

We continue exploring the history of World War II with “Blitzkrieg and the Conquest of France – 1940”.  Join us for a 3-part series presented by Ray Rossa the following Tuesday afternoons in June:

June 4, 2024 at 2:30pm

June 11, 2024 at 2:30pm

June 18, 2024 at 2:30pm

May 132024
 

 

 

 

MAKE MUSIC DAY!   JUNE 21, 2024!  Junio 21!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Norristown Area Make Music Day! We are working on building a community tradition of making music together and celebrating what is good in our community. All ages, abilities, and genres are invited to participate. Groups, singles, experienced, never performed before…if you can keep it family friendly, we encourage you to join in. People perform around town throughout the day for free. You need not live in Norristown to participate. Over 160 countries celebrate Make Music Day around the world. It is always June 21st, World Music Day.

Email Jeanne at the library at JCove@mclinc.org to sign up to perform or volunteer as a site host.

¡Acompáñanos en nuestro 3er anual Día de Hacer Música en el Área de Norristown! Estamos trabajando en instituir una tradición en la comunidad para hacer musiva juntos y celebrar lo que es bueno en nuestra comunidad. Todas las edades, habilidades y géneros están invitados a participar. Grupos, individuales, con experiencia o incluso personas que jamás se han presentado en un espacio público… siempre y cuando sea amigable a un ambiente familiar. Te invitamos a unirte a nuestro evento. Músicos estarán tocando música durante todo el día en diferentes sitios de la ciudad gratuitamente. No necesitas vivir en Norristown para participar. Más de 160 países celebran el Día de Hacer Música alrededor de el planeta. Junio 21 siempre es el Día Mundial de la Música.  

Make Music Day en junio 21.

 Manda un correo electrónico a Jeanne en la biblioteca a la dirección JCove@mclinc.org para inscribirte para presentarte como músico o para inscribirte como anfitrión voluntario.

 

2024 schedule is as follows:

11am: Children’s music performance geared to preschoolers – Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, upstairs

12noon: Drum Workshop with Tony Flagiello – Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, downstairs

1:45: Max on trumpet – Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, downstairs

2pm: Fricknadorable (acoustic duo) – Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, downstairs

5-8pm+: Various Acoustic Acts – Recycle, Read, Repeat Bookstore, 208 Cherry Street

6-8:30pm: Student, Teacher, and Community performances. Singer songwriter, duo/trio groups, and poets – Expressive Path Creative Arts Center – 857 Cherry Street

7pm: Jonathan Haggard on organ – All Saints Church, 535 Haws Avenue 

8:30pm: Campfire singalong with s’mores – Reformed Church of the Ascension, 1700 West Main Street

 

 

Feb 272024
 

Join us at 2pm on the 4th Thursday of every month for a rousing game of BINGO.

Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 2pm – Bingo

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 2pm – Bingo

Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 2pm – Bingo

This is part of our regular Thursday “AAA Activities”.  Most Thursdays at 2pm we offer programs appropriate for adults of all abilities. All are welcome. No registration is necessary. We always have coloring available for those who need a quiet break. The general themes are listed below:

1st Thursdays – Movement (includes stretching session, dance parties, parachute play, etc.)

2nd Thursdays – Art (learn about an artist or technique and create art)

3rd Thursdays – Karaoke (sing along with a mic and youtube lyrics projected on a screen)

4th Thursdays – Bingo (group bingo, usually no prizes)

(5th Thursdays – no activity)

Jan 052024
 

Adults of all abilities are invited to sing along at our Karaoke afternoons at 2pm 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. No registration is necessary, just drop in!

Karaoke will also be held on the following dates:

Thursday, March 21, 2-3:30pm

Thursday, April 18, 2-3:30pm

Thursday, May 16, 2-3:30pm

 

This is part of our regular Thursday “AAA Activities”.  Most Thursdays at 2pm we offer programs appropriate for adults of all abilities.  All are welcome.

1st Thursdays – Movement (includes stretching session, dance parties, parachute play, etc.)

2nd Thursdays – Art (learn about an artist or technique and create art)

3rd Thursdays – Karaoke (sing along with a mic and youtube lyrics projected on a screen)

4th Thursdays – Bingo (group bingo, usually no prizes)

(5th Thursdays – no activity)

Nov 212023
 

There will be no tournament June 2024!

July 20, 2024, 10-1:30 (library closes at 2pm on Saturdays in July & August)

August 17, 2024, 10-1:30 (library closes at 2pm on Saturdays in July & August)

September 21, 2024, 12:30-4:00pm

October 19, 2024, 12:30-4:00pm

November 11, 2024, 12:30-4:00pm

December 21, 2024, 12:30-4:00pm

Join us for an epic showdown in the ultimate battle arena!

3rd Saturday of the month @ 1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Tournament Highlights include double elimination bracket, a friendly atmosphere for players of all skill levels, and Gaming!

  • Tournament rules:  Stock: 3
  • Time limit: 7 minutes
  • Items: off
  • Legal stages: Small Battlefield, Final Destination, Smashville, Town & City, Pokémon Stadium 2, Pokémon Kalos League, and Hollow Bastion
  • Ages 13+

Event Schedule

  • 12pm Registration closes
  • 12:30pm Pools Begin

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER!

Register on-site the day of the tournament.  Email mcnplcomputerlab@gmail.com or visit Damien in the library’s computer lab for more details. The computer lab phone is 610-278-5100 x141.