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~ Andrew Carnegie
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June 20, 2021

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Library Service Updates

The library building is open full hours for desktop computer use and in-person browsing (no appointments)! Call the library if you are interested in curbside pickup. Curbside hours have been reduced.
The Discovery Room is still closed. We are not accepting book donations until after our July 17th sale.

New building hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-2

Masks are still required
due to the number of children in our library.

Make Music Upper Perk

Monday, June 21, 2021, all day

The 9th annual Make Music Upper Perk is Monday, June 21st, 2021. Join us at Centennial Park down the alley from the library for live music between 11am and 2:30pm. Make Music is a festival of music all free, all day, all over the Valley. For more information visit the official MMUP site.

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Alexander Hamilton

Wednesday July 14 7:00 PM

Join local historian Jim Segrave-Daly via Zoom for a lively discussion of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most important Founding Fathers. As chief architect of American financial & political systems, the ripple effects of Hamilton's actions continue to be felt today.

Registration is required. Click the link below to register.

Zoom Registration Link

Summer Reading Club 2021: June 12th-August 14th!

Tails & Tales

Beginning June 12th, all ages may register online for summer reading at mcnpl.beanstack.org. Log reading days, do activities, or post reviews to be entered to win prizes. Complete an activity and get a Tails & Tales t-shirt, while supplies last.

Miss Wendy will be hosting book clubs at Centennial Park, Green Lane Park adventures, 'find the fairy', a pet photo contest, take-and-make crafts, and more! Families, pick up a summer reading bag with program details at the library.

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Teen Bagels & a Book Club

Wednesday, June 23 @ 10:30 am at Centennial Park

Enjoy a bagel while we discuss the monthly book at Centennial Park, down the alley from the library. June's book is Notes from the Dog by Gary Paulsen, which can be picked up at the front desk. For ages 13-17.

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Owl Pellet Dissection

Thursday, June 24 @ 10:30 am at Green Lane Park

Get ready to uncover what an owl eats by dissecting an owl pellet! We will meet at the pirate ship playground at Green Lane Park. Ages 9 and up. Registration is required.

Tween Donuts & a Book Club

Monday, June 28 @ 10:30 am at Centennial Park

Enjoy a donut while we discuss the monthly book. June's book is Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech, and can be picked up at the front desk. For ages 8-12.

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One Summer, One Author: Jarett J. Krosoczka

Tuesday, June 29 @ 6:30 pm (Grades 3-6) & Wednesday, June 30 @ 6:30 pm (Grades 6-12)

New York Times-bestselling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka will show students how he went from being a drawing-loving kid to a widely-published adult and how he brings his ideas from sketchbook to printed book.

Tuesday, June 29 at 6:30 PM: Jarrett will discuss his Lunch Lady graphic novels and the Star Wars: Jedi Academy series for grades 3 – 6. Register here.

Wednesday, June 30 at 6:30 PM: Jarrett will be chatting about his graphic novel, “Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction” for grades 6 – 12. (Mature topic content advised.) Register here.

Japanese Culture Through Anime

Thursday, July 1 & Friday, July 2 from 3:00-5:00 pm

For two days, take a deep dive into the common tropes seen in Anime and its historical link to Japan's culture with local artist, Keville Bowen! Teens ages 12-18 will learn of Japan's ancient samurai past, the birth of Anime and how even the simple interactions of anime school life reflect that of Japanese people. And yes, all while watching anime!

Teens from Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and all branches are invited to join in this program! The Zoom link will be sent the week of the event. Click below to register.

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Story Yoga

Friday, July 2 @ 10:30 am

Each of these classes is based on a children's book with themes from the book being woven into playful yoga postures, stories, music, breath work, and relaxation techniques. For preschoolers.

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Library Closed for Independence Day

Monday, July 5, ALL DAY

The library will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Happy 4th of July!

LIBRARY PARKING REMINDER

The library has limited parking spaces in the Loft Apartments parking lot located on Bitting Alley. Patrons are to use the spaces on the far right next to the bamboo. The other spaces are for residents of the Lofts Apartments. Street parking is available on Main Street. Additional parking for storytimes and special events is available at Bitting and 4th behind Key Bank. The Lofts have been generous with us by covering snow removal and parking lot lighting costs. Please do not park in the apartment spaces.

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