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WHAT'S NEW

Between Books
Between Books is our new teen & tween book discussion group! The first book is I Kill The Mockingbird by Paul Acampora. We will be discussing it November 6th, 2014, at 6:00 PM with MR. ACAMPORA himself! This event was made possible by PA FORWARD, the Pennsylvania Library Association's 21st century literacies initiative. Pick up a copy at the library today!

Tech Petting Zoo
We will be having two Tech Petting Zoos. The first will be held on Wednesday, November 5th from 6:00-7:00 PM. The second will be held Wednesday, November 12th, from 1:00-2:30. No registration is required. You can drop in whenever you like during those times. You will be able to try out an iPad, iPad mini, Kindle, and other tablets and ereaders.

International Games Day
Saturday, November 15th from Noon to 3:00 we will be having International Games Day. Bring the whole family to play board games, card games and more! You can bring your own game or play the games that are at the library. There will be light refreshments and every person attending will be entered into a raffle to win a game. No registration is required.

Pluck our Turkey!
Stop by the library and pluck a feather from our turkey. Each feather lists a food item or grocery gift card. Take the feather(s), buy the item listed and bring the item into the library. We will make sure that the items get to the Northampton Food Bank in time for the holidays. Keep an eye out for our angel tree too! We will be collecting items for needy families for Christmas.

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Teen Read Week Bookmark Contest
Congratulations to Hanna Novobilski! She had the winning design in our bookmark contest! Check out the other entries here! All the bookmarks are available at the library for a limited time.

Library Learning Packets
We now have Library Learning Packets! If you would like to teach your children library behavior, how to treat books, the Dewey Decimal system and more, then check out the Library Learning Packets! You can print the pdf file so the children can work on the activity sheets.

Pampered Chef Fundraiser
The Friends of NAPL are having a Pampered Chef catalog/online fundraiser. All the proceeds will go toward purchasing Pampered Chef items for the April bingo. The items will be shipped directly to your home so you don't have to worry about picking them up. Click here to check it out!

Save Around Coupon Books are here!
The Friends group is selling the 2015 Save Around (Enjoy the City) coupon books. Each book is $20. Stop by the library to get yours!

ONGOING PROGRAMS

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

If you're not sure how to get our free ebooks check out Overdrive's support page! They have videos and written instructions on how to download ebooks for Kindle, Nook, idevices, Android devices and other ereaders.

The Stitch-In meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Check out our Adult Programs for details.

The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, November 19th. The group is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please call Gary Maursky 484-224-6155.

The next Friends of NAPL meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, December 3rd to discuss The House Girlby Tara Conklin. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.

Teen Cyber Space
(October through May)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.

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 .

 

ALSO AT THE LIBRARY

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.

Collecting Items
Did you know that the library collects food for the Northampton Food Bank and for the Lehigh Valley 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 collect used ink cartridges for recycling. Ink cartridges may be dropped off at the library any time during regular hours. We also take Redner's receipts. We collect them and send them to Redner's. 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.

Fundraisers
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; red insulated lunch bags are $8.00; green drawstring backpacks are $5; 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 the library staff can assist you with your mobile device? Bring in your iPad, Kindle, Nook or Android tablet and your questions and we will gladly help you as much as possible.

If you like to read...
James Patterson, try Patricia Cornwell.

Please note that system maintenance begins at 11:00 PM and the online catalog may not work during this time.

 

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