Norristown Library Happenings


MONTGOMERY COUNTY-NORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1001 POWELL ST., NORRISTOWN, PA  19401
 
 

NORRISTOWN, PA -- Some cool things are happening at the Norristown Public Library

All children's programs are first come and first served, unless noted otherwise, libarians remind the public. 

The library suggests you arrive early to guarantee admission. Doors will close and a sign will be posted on the door to the Children’s Learning Center when maximum capacity for each program has been reached. Programs begin on time: 

 

April Happenings
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MontCo Comic Fest 2018

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library kicks off celebration of National Library Week on Saturday, April 7th (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM) with its third annual Mont Co Comic Fest!

Come join the library in a celebration of pop culture and fandom of all kinds. Take a walk through our Artist’s Alley, participate in workshops and panel discussions, challenge your friends in our Gaming Room or check out the special programming we have just for kids!

On top of all that, we have partnered with the Norristown Area School District to sponsor a graphic novel contest for Norristown area middle and high school students. These entries will be on display at the library from now until Comic Fest on April 7th, so make sure to come on in to the library and vote on your favorites for the Public Choice Award!




 




Adult Programs

Find Your Center with Free Hatha Yoga

Most Friday afternoons 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy beginners' Hatha Yoga! Learn the basic poses and alignments of this ancient and popular practice! No experience needed. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.  

Library Volunteer Ash Aragam, a certified Yoga instructor, will conduct the sessions. Yoga mats are provided, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own if they have one. 

Patrons can join Ash from 4 PM to 5 PM on most Friday afternoons. (No session Friday April 13th.) Call or visit the Computer Lab for updated information, (610)-278-5100, ext. 141. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register with the ComputerLab

Any age, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Knitting & Fiber Crafts Club

Saturday, March 31st, 2018 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Love to knit, crochet, quilt or sew? Meet like-minded folks in our friendly club! Learn a new technique, or share your skills with others.


The Knitting & Fiber Crafts Club meets the first Saturday of each month. Bring a project to work on, or even a completed project to share. We welcome all skill levels, but note that this is not a class. Please bring your own supplies and tools.The Knitting & Fiber Crafts Club usually meets the first Saturday of each month, but this time we’re meeting on March 31 because we can’t meet on April 7. 

Drop in.

Mystery Tuesdays Book Club

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Explore a new mystery and share your love of the genre with other readers!
 

The Mystery Tuesdays Book Club explores a new mystery on the first Tuesday of each month. This month's book is Defending Jacob by William Landay. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk.

When his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, assistant district attorney Andy Barber is torn between loyalty and justice as facts come to light that lead him to question how well he knows his own son. - (Baker & Taylor)

We encourage registration. Drop by the Front Desk or call (610) 278-5100, ext. 0 to register.

Mary's Matinee: “Darkest Hour”

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
1:00 PM

 

Come in and watch a new, free movie.


Synopsis: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. --- Midwest Tape

Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Directed by Joe Wright

Rated:  PG-13   Length: 125 minutes   Genre:   Drama

Drop in.

Adult Coloring Hour

Friday, April 13th, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Relax, express your creativity, and meet new friends with adult coloring!


Coloring isn’t just for kids! Join us for this surprisingly relaxing and satisfying activity. We supply the patterns, pencils and markers: you supply the creativity!
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Saturday Book Club

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Enjoy the company of other readers as we discuss a new book on the third Saturday of the month.


Our Saturday Book Club selection this month is "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren.

A botanical variation on Helen Macdonald's best-selling H Is for Hawk (2015), Jahren's [book is a] forthright, beautifully expressed, and galvanizing chronicle. -Booklist

The Saturday Book Club has been meeting continually since 2001. We always welcome new members!  Dr. Harold Halbert leads the discussion.

Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk.

We encourage registration. Please drop by the Front Desk or call (610) 278-5100, ext. 0 to register.

Are You Prepared: Putting Your Financial Affairs in Order

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 PM

 

Calling all seniors! Learn how to put your finances in order.


Many seniors are concerned about leaving loose ends for their loved ones upon their passing. This workshop provides participants with local resources and information on dealing with taxes and unpaid debts, creating a simple will, and setting expectations with family members without discord.

Registration is not required but would be helpful for planners.  Please call (610) 278-5100, x2 to register.
  
 

History Uncut: The Philadelphia Phillies from 1883 to 1979

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

 

Phillies fans, rejoice! Get your fill of early Philadelphia Phillies history and lore!


John Schmoyer is a life-long 60-something Phillies fan and alumnus of both Penn State and St. Joseph’s University.

Drop in.

Mary's Matinee: “I Tonya”

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
1:00 PM

 

Come in and watch a new, free movie.


Synopsis: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises up the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. ---Midwest Tape---

Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney. Directed by Craig Gillespie

Rated:    R   Length:  119 minutes     Genre:   Drama

Drop in.


Property Tax/Rent Rebate:
One-on-one Filing Help

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Get help completing your 2017 Property Tax/Rent Rebate form.


Trained staff from the Visiting Nurse Association will guide you through completing your Property Tax/Rent Rebate form. This program is by appointment only. We will let you know what you need to bring when we schedule your appointment. Half-hour appointments will be available on the afternoon of Thursday, April 26.

Registration is required. Please call (610) 278-5100, x2 to register.
 

Crafters' Corner

Friday, April 27th, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Celebrate your creativity with other crafters on the fourth Friday of each month.


Meet other crafters and explore a new medium or technique. Bring a project to work on, or try something new. We’ll supply some materials, and you can bring your own. In the coming months we’ll be exploring paper, fiber and metal crafts.

We encourage registration. Drop by the Front Desk or call (610) 278-5100, ext. 0 to register.

Lunch & Learn: How to Plan and Finance Your Small Business
 

Saturday, April 28th, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 

Learn how plan and finance your small business while enjoying lunch.


Get tips from a TD Bank small business lender on writing a business plan and financing your small business.

Please call (610) 278-5100, x2 to register to ensure your spot and your lunch.

 

Children's Programs

Pre-K Adventures

Tuesdays through May 8
10:30 AM

Children Ages 3 1/2-5 with caregiver

Activities are aimed at developing skills for kindergartners, with stories, crafts, fun movement songs, and hands-on activities. For children ages 3-1/2 to 5 and their caregivers. Drop in.

Homework Helpers

Tuesdays & Thursdays through May 31
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Kids in grades K-5

Volunteers are available to help students with homework. For kids in grades K-5. Drop in. No session April 5.

Baby Lap Rap

Wednesdays through May 9
10:30 AM

Children ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Simple stories, new and traditional songs, shaker eggs and rhythm sticks for your baby and you! Flannelboard rhymes and props will help your child learn and play with Mother Goose rhymes. Ages 0-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.

LEGO Free Build

Wednesdays April 4 and 11
3:00 PM

Kids in grades K-6

LEGO and other building sets will be available on the tables in the Children’s Department for building fun! For kids in grades K-6. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
 

Toddler Tickle Tales

Thursdays through May 10
10:30 AM

Children ages 2-3 with caregiver

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for young preschoolers, followed by toys and playgroup time. Ages 2 to 3 with a caregiver. Drop in. No session on April 12.

Twilight Tales

Thursdays through May 10
7:00 PM

Children ages 0-7 with caregiver

Family storytime! Our activities will be a mixture of fun and learning with stories, songs and an occasional craft and parachute play. For ages 0-7 with a caregiver. Drop in. No session on April 5.

NASD Art Gallery Night

Thursday, April 5
6:00 - 7:30 PM

All Ages

RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 20. Norristown area students display their fabulous art creations in the Children’s Department. Musical entertainment provided by a combined middle school/high school jazz band. Light refreshments will be served. All ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

MONTCO Comic Fest

Saturday, April 7
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

All Ages

Fun for comic fans of all ages! Special activities for kids include: Read to a Superhero Therapy Dog from 11-1, Writing a Great Comic workshop at 11:00, and Creative Cartooning at 1:00, plus crafts, special guests, and other fun activities. For all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

One Book, Every Young Child

April 10-12
 

At every children’s program this week, we will be sharing the book, My Cousin Momo by Zachariah O’Hora, and each family attending will receive a free copy to take home! Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child is an established program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers and the significance of reading early and often to children.
 

LEGO PLUS

Saturday, April 14
10:30 AM
Kids in grades K-6
 

Imagine, create, and build using a variety of building sets, including LEGO, K’Nex, Straws and Connectors, and more! For kids in grades K-6. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Recycled Earth Day Crafts

Saturday, April 21
2:00 PM
 

Come make some fun crafts out of old CDs, magazines, plastic bottles, and more! For kids in grades K-6. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 
 


 

Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687

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