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WHAT'S NEW

 

Autumn Basket Social
We are now accepting donations of new items or collectibles (we do not accept used or yard sale items). In addition to items, monetary donations are needed to offset expenses for the evening. Deadline for donations is Thursday, September 17, 2015.

Amazon Smile
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Board Vacancy
There is currently a vacancy on the Library's Board of Trustees. To see a list of responsibilities for the position and for contact info, please click here.

Zinio is here!!
Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Social Security Seminar
Join us for a free Social Security Seminar on Monday, August 24th at 6:30 PM. Since you can retire as early as age 62, the the ealier you learn about your social security choices, the better your informed choice will be. Registration is requested for this event.

Blacksmithing Presentation and Demonstration
Join us Monday, August 31st at 6:00 PM for a presentation and demonstration by Chris Opresko, Head Blacksmith of the National Museum of Industrial History. Registration is requested for this event.

Cement News Now Digital
Thanks to the Atlas Cement Museum, the Cement News is now available digitally. Click the link on the left of this page to view .pdf files of each issue.

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS, Etc.

We now have Library Learning Packets! If you would like to teach your children library behavior, how to treat books, the Dewey Decimal system and more, then check out the Library Learning Packets! You can print the pdf file so the children can work on the activity sheets.

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

We have started 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 Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, September 16th. 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, August 25th at 7:00 PM.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, August 26th to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. 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 $3; 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 Zinio (e-magazines) has all 2014 back issues of magazines they carry.

If you like to read...
Gillian Flynn, try Hilary Mantel.

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

 

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