Affordable Care Act Program
Do you have questions about the new healthcare laws? Join us to learn about the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 3rd, from 10 am to 12 noon with a snow date of January 17th. Topics will include: the ACA in the context of insurance and health reform; Essential health benefits package; Health insurance marketplace; Timelines for implementation; Navigators and certified application counselors; Medicaid expansion. The program will be presented by My Lien Nguyen, who has over 25 years' experience in healthcare management in both private and public sectors, non-profit and for-profit. She now volunteers in the community as medical interpreter, Apprise counselor (Medicare), and benefits ambassador. Her passion is health policy and how it affects people's lives. She offers this presentation as a volunteer certified trainer from the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. Registration is suggested, however drop-ins are welcome. If you would like to register, please call the library or stop at the Help Desk in the library.

Do you like needlework or crafts? Interested in getting together with other like-minded people as you work on your project? "Stitch-In" is an opportunity to meet and learn from others. Share tips, hints, and patterns. Or just come and work on your craft and socialize with others. The Stitch-Ins are held at the library on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. If you have any questions, please call the library.

Civil War Discussion Group
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, December 17th at 6:30 PM. The group is free and open to the public. If you would like more information, please contact Dick Stewart at 610-261-4331.

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, January 28th, at 6:30 PM. The book being discussed is To Kill a Mockingird by Harper Lee. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please call or stop by the library to get the book.

From the back of the book:
"The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' takes readers to the roots of human behavior--to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into ten languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature."