The library is holding a scrapbooking class on Thursday, April 30th, at 6:00 PM. This class will be a basic introduction to scrapbooking. We will be creating a scrapbook page and the theme will be birthdays. If you are attending, please bring birthday pictures. There is a $10 fee for this class to cover the cost of supplies. Registration is required and will end on Saturday, April 25th, so we have time to purchase the supplies.
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, May 20th 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.
We are starting a new program called "Tech Talk". The program will be held on the second 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.
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, April 22nd, at 6:30 PM. The book being discussed is A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain. 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:
"In this classic satiric novel, published in 1889, Hank Morgan, a supervisor in a Connecticut gun factory, falls unconscious after being whacked on the head. When he wakes up he finds himself in Britain in 528--where he is immediately captured, hauled back to Camelot to be exhibited before the knights of King Arthur's Round Table, and sentenced to death. Things are not looking good.
But Hank is a quick-witted and enterprising fellow, and in the process of saving his life he turns himself into a celebrity of the highest magnitude. His Yankee ingenuity and knowledge of the world beyond the Dark Ages are regarded as the most powerful sorcery--winning him the position of prime minister as well as the eternal enmity of a jealous Merlin. In an effort to bring democratic principles and mechanical knowledge to the kingdom, Hank introduces newspapers, telephones, bicycles and other modern conveniences to the Britain of the Dark Ages. But when he tries to improve the lot of the common people, chaos and war result, giving a bittersweet tone to this comic masterpiece by one of America's greatest storytellers."