Freelance Workshop-Please note the date and time change for this program!
If you dream of making a living as a writer or photographer, turn that dream into a reality with a two-hour hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m at the library. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please see our Adult Programs page.
Vera Bradley Bingo
The Friends of NAPL will be hosting their annual Vera Bradley* products bingo on Sunday, April 6th. Tickets are available now at the library. See the Friends' page for more information.
*This event is in no way sponsored by the Vera Bradley Company™.
Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child 2014
This program is a collaborative project emphasizing the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. To participate in this effort, the library is sponsoring a family story and craft time featuring Stripes of all Types by Susan Stockdale. "Each striped creature is described in action in its natural habitat through engaging rhymes and bright, bold images." This family story and craft will take place on Tuesday, April 8 at 10:00 AM or Wednesday, April 9 at 10:00 AM. Please join us for the story, games and activities. Registration for the program will begin on Monday, March 10 at 9:00 AM. The programs are filled ona first-come, first-served basis. A current library card is needed to register the family. Please call the library if you have any questions.
Job Gateway is the state's premier job-matching tool developed to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find jobs and how employers find talent. The user-friendly job-matching system was created to connect employers and job seekers all in one place, free of charge. Click here to use Job Gateway.
This spring the library is getting a makeover! We plan to replace the carpet throughout the library, replace the front desk, and revamp the floor plan. These changes will make the library more comfortable and more efficient. We would like to make even more improvements including more seating, compact shelving, and a new coat of paint, but funds are limited. If you'd like to help with a donation or raising funds, please call Melissa Hawk at the library or email her at email@example.com or stop by the library.
Children's Book Week Storytime
There will be a storytime held on Tuesday, May 13th, at 10:00 AM to celebrate Children's Book Week. See our Family Programs page for more information.
Bookflix is now available on iPads, iPods, and iPhones.
FREE computer classes are held every Wednesday at the library! Click here for more information
The Stitch-In meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Check out our Adult Programs for details.
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, March 19th. The group is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please call Dick Stewart at 610-261-4331.
The next Friends of NAPL meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00 PM.
The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, March 26th to discuss Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.
Teen Cyber Space
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.
If you would like to learn about the resources available to you from the NAPL, including Homeschooling Magazine and online databases, please call to set up a tour and orientation session with our Children's Librarian Cheryl DiGiacomo or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Did you know that the library collects food for the Northampton Food Bank and for the 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 also collect used ink cartridges for recycling. Ink cartridges may be dropped off at the library any time during regular hours.
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.
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; 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 you can access thousands of Associate Press photos? Click on the POWER Library icon near the top of the page.
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