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WHAT'S NEW

Fall Children's Programs
Registration for the Library's Fall Children's Programs will begin on Monday, September 29th, at 9:00 AM. The programs will run from October 28th, to December 11th. There will also be a Family Halloween Craft Party on Wednesday, October 22nd. Please see our Kids' Page for details.

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Autumn Basket Social
The library's annual Autumn Basket Social will be held on Friday, October 17th, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. The doors open at 6:00 PM. There are usually about 500 items every year in categories such as Cook's Night Out, Entertainment, Kids, Sports, and more. Please call the library if you have any questions.

Flu Shot Clinic
There will be a flu shot clinic at the library on Wednesday, October 22nd, from 10:00 AM to Noon. The clinic is provided by Rite Aid Pharmacy #836. Medicare is accepted (excluding Medicare Advantage). The cash price for the vaccination is $31.99. If you have any questions, call Pharmacist Rita at 610-865-0761.

Between Books
Between Books is our new teen & tween book discussion group! The first book is I Kill The Mockingbird by Paul Acampora. We will be discussing it November 6th, 2014, at 6:00 PM with MR. ACAMPORA himself! Pick up a copy at the library today!

Tech Petting Zoo
We will be having two Tech Petting Zoos. The first will be held on Wednesday, November 5th from 6:00-7:00 PM. The second will be held Wednesday, November 12th, from 1:00-2:30. No registration is required. You can drop in whenever you like during those times. You will be able to try out an iPad, iPad mini, Kindle, and other tablets and ereaders.

Teen Read Week 2014 Bookmark Contest
Pick up a form at the library to enter the bookmark contest. Design a bookmark with the theme "Turn Dreams Into Reality" and hand in the completed form by Saturday, October 18th, 2014. Only paper submissions, not digital, will be accepted. One entry per person. The winning designs will be reproduced & distributed at the library. The grand prize winner will receive a $25 iTunes gift card. See the entry form for more details.

2014 Get Smart Competition for Young Artists
The Pennsyvlania Get Smart Program invites all children (up to 12 years old) to help build the National Campaign to say "No" to germs and "Yes" to being healthy! This involves ideas like washing your hands (to wash germs away), getting vaccines or "shots" (to help to prevent illness), and using medicines called antibiotics appropriately (to fight bacterial infections).

Draw a picture, design a poster, or write a story about keeping healthy! For guidelines, information and where to submit your entries, visit www.knowwhentosayno.org .

Save Around Coupon Books are here!
The Friends group has received the 2015 Save Around (Enjoy the City) coupon books. Each book is $20. Stop by the library to get yours!

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

FREE computer classes are held every Wednesday at the library! We also have free computer instruction Saturday mornings! Click here for more information

The Stitch-In meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Check out our Adult Programs for details.

The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, October 15th. The group is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please call Gary Maursky 484-224-6155.

The next Friends of NAPL meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, October 22nd to discuss Do You Really Think I Want To Annoy You by local author Pat Ritz. Pat will be there to talk about her book. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.

Teen Cyber Space
(October through May)The Community Room is open from 2:30-4:45pm Monday through Thursday for teens ages 12 through 18 on days that school is in session. This space has comfortable furniture, iPads, netbooks and other computers to use for homework, social media, apps, gamest, etc. There will be staff members and volunteers on hand to help with reasearch, homework or tech questions. To sign out a device you need to bring an ID (School ID or Library Card) and you must have an Internet Policy Form signed by a parent or guardian on file at the front desk.

Attention Homeschoolers:
If you would like to learn about the resources available to you from the NAPL, including online databases, please call to set up a tour and orientation session with our Children's Librarian Cheryl DiGiacomo or email her at cdigiacomo@northamptonapl.org .

 

ALSO AT THE LIBRARY

Northampton Area School District Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan of the Northampton Area School District for 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2016 is available for public inspection. Click here to see the plan.

Collecting Items
Did you know that the library collects food for the Northampton Food Bank and for the Lehigh Valley Animal Food Bank? Drop off your non-perishable food items and your pet food items at the library any time that we're open. We collect used ink cartridges for recycling. Ink cartridges may be dropped off at the library any time during regular hours. We also take Redner's receipts. We collect them and send them to Redner's. We receive 1% of the total of each receipt. The receipts must have the Redner's Save-A-Tape total on them to be eligible.

Disc Repair
The Friends of NAPL purchased a disc repair machine for the library! As a service to our patrons, we are willing to clean and repair your music CDs, DVDs, Books on CD, CD-ROMs, or system games for a donation of $2 each, limit 5 discs per month per patron. For more information, ask any library staff member.

Fundraisers
The library and the Friends of NAPL are selling the following items: Enjoy the City (Save Around) coupon books are $20; library miniatures are $5; green zippered tote bags with pockets and drink holder are $10; red insulated lunch bags are $8.00; green drawstring backpacks are $5; and Gertrude Hawk candy bars are $1 each. Stop by the library and pick up some of these great items.

Free Online Courses
Check out the online courses available through Recorded Books. Universal Class has over 500 online courses that are free to any library patron with a valid library card and an email address. Click here for more information. Click here to register. Click the icon above to go to the Universal Class home page to log in.

Free Audio & eBooks
Download FREE digital audio and ebooks through Valley Downloadable Library! All you need to access them is a valid library card. The books work with the Kindle, Nook, iPod and many more devices. There is a one-time software download that is required in order to use Valley Downloadable Library. It is available at www.overdrive.com .

Did you know...
that the library staff can assist you with your mobile device? Bring in your iPad, Kindle, Nook or Android tablet and your questions and we will gladly help you as much as possible.

If you like to read...
James Patterson, try Patricia Cornwell.

Please note that system maintenance begins at 11:00 PM and the online catalog may not work during this time.

 

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