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, May 4, 2016.
Classic Movie Series
We are showing classic movies the first Wednesday evening of each month. May's selection is "Cheaper by the Dozen" starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy...This colorful depiction of life in a family of 12 children stars Clifton Webb as Frank Bunker Gilbreth, an eccentric father who prides himself on some truly unorthodox child-rearing methods. Based on the bestseller by two children of the real Mr. Gilbreth, this charmng film co-starring Myrna Loy is "alive with big laughs" (Los Angeles Times). Narrated by the oldest daughter (Jeanne Crain), the story follows a series of family crises over the years: from how the children over-whelmed their new school's administration office, to the time they threw a hospital into chaos when they arrived for a mass tonsillectomy. There's even a memorable encounter with a birth control advocate. Simultaneously hilarious and sentimental, "Cheaper by the Dozen" is a family comedy in the truest sense. This movie will be shown Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6 PM.
Adult Coloring Group
This group meets the second Wednesday of every month to enjoy this adults only coloring group. Bring your own supplies or use ours. This program is free and of course, fun!! The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6 PM.
Civil War Discussion Group
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30PM. The group is free and open to the public. If you would like more information, please contact the library.
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, May 25, 2016, at 6:30 PM. The book being discussed is Ghost Singer by Anna Lee Walters. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please call or stop by the library to get the book.
Courtesy of Goodreads:
"Walters' novel is a thriller centred on Smithsonian researchers persecuted by Native American ghosts. Human ears, strung like beads on a cord; scalps with hair and ears still intact; infant bones in a medicine bundle; corpses, whole, in a cardboard box. These artefacts in an obscure corner of the Smithsonian cause Indian ghosts to haunt, torment, and murder researchers -- even as they themselves are tormented by the items in the museum's collection. Only the sacred rituals of Indian medicine men can make it safe to be around theses dangerous artifacts."