Civil War Discussion Group
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, October 21st 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, October 7th.

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, October 28th, at 6:30 PM. The book being discussed is The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please call or stop by the library to get the book.

Courtesy of Goodreads:

Tennessee, 1864. On a late autumn day, near a little town called Franklin, 10,000 men will soon lie dead or dying in a battle that will change many lives for ever. None will be more changed than Carrie McGavock, who finds her home taken over by the Confederate army and turned into a field hospital. Taking charge, she finds the courage to face up to the horrors around her and, in doing so, finds a cause.

Out on the battlefield, a tired young Southern soldier drops his guns and charges forward into Yankee territory, holding only the flag of his company's colours. He survives and is brought to the hospital. Carrie recognizes something in him - a willingness to die - and decides on that day, in her house, she will not let him.

In the pain-filled days and weeks that follow, both find a form of mutual healing that neither thinks possible.

In this extraordinary debut novel based on a true story, Robert Hicks has written an epic novel of love and heroism set against the madness of the American Civil War.