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 next Stitch-In will be held at the library on Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in attending, please call the library.
Civil War Discussion Group
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM. Joseph Garrera, the Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, will be speaking. The group is free and open to the public. If you would like more information, please contact Dick Stewart at 610-261-4331.
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.
*Please note: The computer class is conducted by a volunteer 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.
6:30 and a Book
Northampton Area Public Library's book discussion group will be meeting on Wednesday, April 24th. The book being discussed is Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please call or stop by the library to get the book.
"Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.
One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.
With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways...But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.