Happy Thanksgiving

We will be closing at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 and we will reopen Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 9 AM. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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Comics Plus was purchased in memory of our friend and co-worker Mary Fries.


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Comics PlusComics Plus is here!!
Comics Plus: Library Edition brings thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device. This revolutionary digital collection includes hundreds of titles and series that you will recognize: DoonesburyArchieSonic the HedgehogDilbert,The Shadow. It’s a virtual tidal wave of digital comics, with every genre you could wish for: fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, thrillers, romance, indie comics, Sunday funnies, and manga! Click here to start exploring! This item was purchased in memory of our friend and co-worker, Mary Fries.


"Come Write In" Writing Space
In honor of National Novel Writing Month, we are offering space for writers to utilize while they writie their novel. We have free wifi, semi private room and helpful, friendly staff. Every Monday in November @ 6 PM.


Tom Tancin Teen Creative Writing Workshops with Tom Tancin
Local author Tom Tancin (author of the Atlantis Revolution) is offering his experience and expertise to teens interested in writing. He will be here every Monday evening in November @
6 PM.

Christmas Karaoke

Christmas Karaoke
Join us for some family-friendly entertainment and fun as we sing Christmas songs karaoke-style. The fun begins Monday, December 7th @ 6:30PM

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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.



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

"Tech Talk" is a program 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. No registration is required and the program is free. The next Teck Talk will be Wednesday, December 2nd.

The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, November 18th. The group is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please call the library.

The next Friends of NAPL meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00 PM. Officer elections will be held at that time. All nominations for officers should be presented before or at the December 15th meeting. The secretary position is vacant, so we need to fill that position. Please contact Karen Hein at khein@northamptonapl.org with a nomination or to express interest in a position.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd to discuss Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.

Teen Lounge (aka. Teen Cyber Space)
Now OPEN!! The Community Room is open from 2:30-5:00pm Monday through Wednesday 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 .



Collecting Items
Did you know that the library collects:
* Food for the Northampton Food Bank
* We collect used ink cartridges for recycling.
* Redner's receipts.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.

* Enjoy the City (Save Around) coupon books are $20
* Library miniatures are $3
* Red insulated lunch bags are $5
* Green drawstring backpacks are $5
* Gertrude Hawk candy bars are $1 each

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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