ADULT PROGRAMS

Stitch-In
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 1:00 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, September 17th 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.

Computer Class
Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM and NEW! Saturday Mornings 9am-Noon
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, August 27th, at 6:30 PM. The book being discussed is Old School by Tobias Wolff. 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:
"The protagonist of Tobias Wolff's shrewdly--and at times devastatingly--observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on Earth to become a writer. But to do that he must first learn to tell the truth about himself.

The climax of his quest becomes intimately entangled with the school literary contest, whose winner will be awarded an audience with the most legendary writer of his time. As the fever of competition infects the boy and his classmates, fraying alliances, exposing weaknesses, 'Old School' explores the ensuing deceptions and betrayals with an unblinking eye and a bottomless store of empathy. The result is further evidence that Wolff is an authentic American master."