Civil War Discussion Group
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30PM. The group is free and open to the public. If you would like more information, please contact the library.

Tech Talk
We are starting a new program called "Tech Talk". The program will be held on the first Wednesday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Participants should bring their iPads, Kindles, Nooks, or other tablets to the group. The staff will answer any questions you may have about using your device. We can cover such topics as: how to download e-books, selecting and using apps, downloading music, e-mail, and Facebook. No registration is required and the program is free. The next Tech Talk will be Wednesday, December 2nd.

Computer Class
Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Bill Richardson, a volunteer and member of the NAPL Friends, teaches a Computer Class for ages 16—Adult every Wednesday evening. Personalizing the instruction to the needs of those attending, he covers many aspects of basic computer use, common word processing and spreadsheet programs, and related topics. The class is free, and students may attend as many times as they wish. Please call or stop by the library to sign up. We need your name and phone number in the event of class cancellations.

Saturday Mornings 9am-Noon
Volunteer Marty Ford is available for one-on-one instruction. Sign up for an hour at a time.

*Please note: The computer class is conducted by volunteers for the library. The Northampton Area Public Library is not responsible for any problems that may arise as a result of participation in the class.

Book Discussion Group

Northampton Area Public Library's book discussion group will be meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 6:30 PM. The book being discussed is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please call or stop by the library to get the book.

Courtesy of Goodreads:

Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America -- to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood "just like Ireland" -- she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.

Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love with Tony, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.

By far Tóibín's most instantly engaging and emotionally resonant novel,Brooklyn will make readers fall in love with his gorgeous writing and spellbinding characters.