ADULT PROGRAMS

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 next Tech Talk will be Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Classic Movie Series
We are showing classic movies the first Wednesday evening of each month. June's selection is "Desk Set" starringSpencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn... A TV-network researcher with an amazing memory humors an efficiency expert sent to improve her department. This movie will be shown Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6 PM.


Adult Coloring Group
This group meets the second Wednesday of every month to enjoy this adults only coloring group. Bring your own supplies or use ours. This program is free and of course, fun!! Adult coloring will be taking a break over the summer months. Regular group meetings will resume in November. See you then!!

Civil War Discussion Group
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 6:30PM. The group is free and open to the public. If you would like more information, please contact the library.

Computer Class

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, June 22, 2016, at 6:30 PM. The book being discussed is Yellow Crcus by Laila Ibrahim. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please call or stop by the library to get the book.

Courtesy of Goodreads:

Mattie was never truly mine. That knowledge must have filled me as quickly and surely as the milk from her breasts. Although my family ‘owned’ her, although she occupied the center of my universe, her deepest affections lay elsewhere. So along with the comfort of her came the fear that I would lose her some day. This is our story...

So begins Lisbeth Wainwright’s compelling tale of coming-of-age in antebellum Virginia. Born to white plantation owners but raised by her enslaved black wet nurse, Mattie, Lisbeth’s childhood unfolds on the line between two very different worlds.

Growing up under the tender care of Mattie, Lisbeth adopts her surrogate mother’s deep-seated faith in God, her love of music and black-eyed peas, and the tradition of hunting for yellow crocuses in the early days of spring. In time, Lisbeth realizes she has freedoms and opportunities that Mattie does not have, though she’s confined by the societal expectations placed on women born to privilege. As Lisbeth grows up, she struggles to reconcile her love for her caregiver with her parents’ expectations, a task made all the more difficult as she becomes increasingly aware of the ugly realities of the American slavery system. When Lisbeth bears witness to a shockingly brutal act, the final vestiges of her naiveté crumble around her. Lisbeth realizes she must make a choice, one that will require every ounce of the courage she learned from her beloved Mattie.

This compelling historical novel is a richly evocative tale of love, loss, and redemption set during one of the most sinister chapters of American history.