Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR ...



Wishing You A Very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

In Honor Of...



Looking for a way to honor someone who has touched your life? Contact the library for more information on how to donate a memorial/gift in someone's name or click on this link for more information and downloadable memorial forms.
http://www.northlandfoundation.org/store/agora.cgi

Here are some titles that have been so generously donated. (Click on the book title to go to the catalog and then click on your browsers back button to return to this page)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 7, 1941...


A day that will live in infamy

On Dec. 7, 1941, more than 3,000 individuals died when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Take a moment to remember our heroes of Pearl Harbor and all of our military heroes throughout history.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"BREAD FOR BOOKS" FUNDRAISERS


The NPL Foundation is sponsoring several “Bread for Books” fundraisers in December. 20% of sales to those presenting a NPLF coupon that day will be donated to the Foundation. Coupons are available at Northland and online.

Monday December 13th at Max and Erma’s -- 936 Sheraton Drive (corner of Route 19 and Sheraton Dr. Marshall Twp)

Sunday, December 19th at Blue Water Tavern –Pine Creek Shoppes

Click on the links below for a printable coupon:
Max & Erma’s coupon

Wednesday, November 24, 2010




Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Holidays from Northland Public Library Staff!

Due to the holidays there will only be the following Monthly Programs in December. All other programs will resume in January.

Tuesday Night Book Group, December 7 at 7:00pm

Evening Conversation Salon, December 9 at 7:00pm

Second Friday Book Discussion Group, December 10 at 11:30am

Writers at Work, December 13 at 6:30

Foreign Film Series, December 8 at 2:00pm

Northland Knitters, December 8 at 7:00pm

Northland Afternoon Knitters, December 17 at 1:00pm

Crocheters, will not meet in December

Travel Film Series, December 15 at 2:00pm

Daytime Conversation Salon, December 22 at 1:00pm

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day...

To all our Veterans past and present, Thank You for your service

Sunday, November 7, 2010

To knit or Crochet, that is the question…we have both groups here at Northland.


Northland Knitters
Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00pm
Friday, November 19 at 1:00pm

If you love to knit, we have a monthly series for you. Whether you're a beginner, a middler, or an expert knitter, we welcome you to bring your latest project and enjoy knitting while chatting with other knitters, sharing patterns or ideas, if you like, and taking a break for snack time. No reservation necessary.


Northland Crocheters
Friday, November 26 at 2:00 pm


If you love to crochet and enjoy sharing tips, stitches, and patterns, join us on Friday, November 26th at 2:00 p.m. and the fourth Friday of each month for an enjoyable time with others who also love to crochet. Bring your latest project to work on and enjoy some conversation, an afternoon snack and time to share ideas and patterns with fellow crocheters. No registration necessary.

In Honor Of...




Looking for a way to honor someone who has touched your life? Contact the library for more information on how to donate a memorial/gift in someone's name or click on this link for more information and downloadable memorial forms.

http://www.northlandfoundation.org/store/agora.cgi

Here are some titles that have been so generously donated. (Click on the book title to go to the catalog and then click on your browsers back button to return to this page)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Michael Ayoob, Local Author



Monday, November 15th at 7:00 pm

Michael Ayoob is the winner of the Private Eye Writers of America award for the Best First Private Eye Novel Competition. His winning book, In Search of Mercy, introduces a flawed hero who is an ex-hockey goalie, now muddling along in a Pittsburgh warehouse until he is offered a large sum of money to find an actress who disappeared years before. Ayoob's captivating new private investigator and provocative story line that builds to a startling ending will captivate readers' imaginations. Mr. Ayoob will share his writing inspiration, his choice of characters and how he developed the intricate storyline.For those who are interested, his book will be available for purchase. Please register for this program online on the library website or by calling the Adult Services reference desk at (412) 366-8100 extension 113.

Anyone Can Bead



Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 P.M.

Kathy Shomo, the Bead Lady, will return to Northland Library on November 11 to conduct a beading workshop. Even if you're a beginner, you'll enjoy making a necklace, bracelet or watchband for yourself or for a holiday gift. Costs for materials range from $15.00 to $25.00. Please register for this program online on the library website or by calling the Adult Services reference desk at (412) 366-8100 extension 113

Flu: What to Do



Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm

A staff physician with Bellevue Pediatrics Association will speak about flu shots and how to manage the illness if infants or children do contract a type of flu not covered by the immunization shot. A question and answer time will follow the presentation.Please register for this program online on the library website or by calling the Adult Services reference desk at (412) 366-8100 extension 113.

The Work Of Byron Katie: A Method Of Self-Inquiry

Thursday, November 4 - 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, November 11 - 1:00 P.M.

Byron Katie's simple method of inquiry into the causes of suffering and unhappiness is called The Work. Those who use The Work as an on-going practice report life-changing results as they learn effective ways to understand and conquer their fears and anxieties. Several of her books on the subject have been bestsellers. Barbara Bittenbinder has studied Byron Katie's methods and will present an exploration of the ways to change the outlooks and judgements that cause us stress and dissatisfaction.
You may choose a daytime or evening presentation. Please register for either program online on the library website or by calling the Adult Services reference desk at (412) 366-8100 extension 113.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Boo! Halloween Costume Party Blood Drive



Monday, October 25 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
(in the lower level meeting rooms)


Adults wishing to donate blood can make an appointment by logging onto the Blood Bank website at www.centralbloodbank.org , or by using the signup sheet located on the community bulletin board. Walk-ins are also welcome. Persons wishing to donate blood must bring a photo ID to the event.

As a special feature, adults are also encouraged to bring along their children in their Halloween costumes, as there will be special activities, raffles, and prizes for the youngsters while the blood donations are taking place.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Calling All Crocheters!



Friday, October 22 at 2:00 pm

If you love to crochet and enjoy sharing tips, stitches, and patterns, join us on Friday, October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. and the fourth Friday of each month for an enjoyable time with others who also love the craft. Bring your latest project to work on while you chat with others and have an afternoon snack.No registration is required for this free program.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Free speech: Where Do You Stand?



A Dorothy Epstein Memorial Program
Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 pm

As Americans, we pride ourselves on our freedom to express our opinions loudly and clearly and sometimes in very unconventional ways without the fear of arrest or reprisal. We hotly debate ideas in public forums, we carry picket signs, we join in marches, we write letters to public officials and we often uphold someone's right to express an opinion with which we disagree. But where do we draw the line? Do we agree on the areas or instances where restraints should be applied to free speech? Have we gone too far in making laws that allow behavior that threatens the liberties of others? Each day's news confronts us with some issue or event that involves the freedom of speech.

The Northland Library Foundation is pleased to present a distinguished professor of constitutional law at the University of Pittsburgh's Law School, Jules Lobel, who will talk about this often-debated, often-defended constitutional amendment. Professor Lobel's talk will cover the history of free speech and its interpretation in our country and will highlight some of its most important legal decisions. There will be time for your questions about this very important and provocative subject. Please register for this program online on the library website or by calling the Adult Services reference desk at (412) 366-8100 extension 113.

Ask The Organizer



Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 pm

Have you resolved to "get organized"? Are you downsizing to smaller living quarters or setting up a home office? Do you need help in organizing all of those important papers you think you should keep? Do you waste time looking for items that should be easy to find? Most of us need help in some or all of these areas.
A panel of organizers from NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), will be available to give you many everyday, valuable tips to use for a lifetime of order. Bring your questions and leave with a plan to take control of clutter and disorder. Getting organized is possible and getting started is the first step. Please register for this program online on the library website or by calling the Adult Services reference desk at (412) 366-8100 extension 113.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Is Joint Replacement Right For Me?


Wednesday, September 29 at 1:00 pm

Veronica Saska, Doctor of Physical Therapy with Physical Rehabilitation Services will present a seminar to discuss joint replacement, options to surgery, the importance of exercise and therapy prior to surgery and review the roles your medical team plays in succesful joint replacement and recovery. After her presentation, she will answer questions on the subject of joint diseases and their treatment. Please register for this program online on the library website or by calling the Adult Services reference desk at (412) 366-8100 extension 113.

TAI CHI For Wellness



Thursday, September 23 at 1:00 pm

Tai chi chuan is a form of Chinese martial art but it is primarily used as a method of mental and physical relaxation through posture, breathing and gentle movements. As a form of exercise, it is particularly beneficial for those who prefer or need low impact kinds of exercise.

Vincenza Furst has studied and practiced tai chi for many years and is eager to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for this form of "meditation in motion." Join us for an informative session that will include some exercises in breathing, posture and movement. If there is interest in further sessions, the library will plan a series of classes. Please register for this program online on the library website or by calling the Adult Services reference desk at (412) 366-8100 extension 113

Friday, September 3, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS!



To the winners of gift certificate prizes in the Adult Summer Reading Club:


Beckie Anthony
Dan Coyne
Claire Groll
Cathy Meyers
Monica Lyons
Eleanor Niehaus
Stephanie Wharrey

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mary Cassatt: Pittsburgh's Famous Impressionist



Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 P.M.

Born in Pittsburgh, Mary Cassatt later settled in France, became a member of the French Impressionist movement and began painting scenes of people engaged in ordinary daily activities. Cassatt was an independent woman who had no desire to be a wife or mother, but she became famous for her paintings of peaceful, loving moments shared by mothers and daughters. She played a major role in influencing American collectors to buy Impressionist Art.

During the week of September 13 through 18, Northland Library will host a beautiful traveling display of Mary Cassatt's works and information about this well-loved artist.

On Thursday evening, September 16, at 7:00 p.m., Amanda Zehnder, Associate Curator of Fine Arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art will speak about Mary Cassatt and her wide influence in the world of art.

Stress-Free Toilet Training



Dr. Greg Hoyson, of Bellevue Pediatrics, returns for his ever-popular presentation on toilet training. With a large dose of humor and many helpful guidelines, Dr. Hoyson helps parents take the stress out of this important step in a toddler's development. Please register for this program online on the library website or by calling the Adult Services reference desk at (412) 366-8100 extension 113.

KnitHope: A Local Project for Those Who Love to Knit and Crochet

August 15 - October15

KnitHope collects and distributes hand knit or crocheted scarves to those in need in our local Pittsburgh community. These handmade items send a much-needed message to those who may be struggling, that people in their community care about them. The scarves go to the homeless, to people in recovery programs and to families struggling to make ends meet.

Northland Library is serving as one of the scarf collection sites. KnitHope works with The North Hills Community Outreach and Light of Life Mission to distribute the scarves to those who need them most.

Knit or crochet a scarf approximately 60 inches long by 5 inches wide, any color, that can go to a man or woman. Use any variety of yarns except wool or mohair. Place your scarf in a zip top bag and drop it in the scarf box on the library's lower level between August 15 and October 15.

For more information about the organization's projects and their Knit-Along events, go to KnitHope's website: www.knithope.org

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Program Cancelled

The program Sharon Donovan: Transforming a LIFE has been cancelled due to a health problem.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: A summer tradition since 2006



Friday, August 13, 9:00am-4:00pm - Stuffie check in time
Saturday, August 14, 9:00am - Special Breakfast for Stuffies and their families
Learn the secret life of your stuffed animal friends as they romp and roll the night away at a special library sleepover just for stuffed animals! Ages 5+. Register at the Children's Desk. $1 materials fee at registration.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

In Honor Of---



Looking for a way to honor someone who has touched your life? Contact the library for more information on how to donate a memorial/gift in someone's name or click on this link for more information and downloadable memorial forms.
http://www.northlandfoundation.org/store/agora.cgi

Here are some titles that have been so generously donated. (Click on the book title to go to the catalog and then click on your browsers back button to return to this page)

Bouquets With Personality by Lucinda Rooney

American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1780-2007 by Robert Shaw

Ken Schultz's Essentials of Fishing by Ken Schultz

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward C. Smith

Great Fishing Lodges of North America by Paul Fersen

The Churchills: A Family Portrait by Celia Lee

The Great Empires of the Ancient World

Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush

American Hoops: U.S. Men's Olympics Basketball by Carson Cunningham

The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story by Otto Penzler

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts by Martha Stewart

Hidden Napa Valley by Peter Beren

Japanese Maples: the Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation by J. D. Vertrees

Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole by R.D.E. MacPhee

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sharon Donovan: Transforming A LIFE







Thursday, August 19 at 7:00 P.M.


Due to a childhood illness, Pittsburgh author Sharon Donovan was told by doctors that she would be blind by age 25. She had a career as a secretary for the Court of Common Pleas, but that work and her lifelong ambition to become an artist were thwarted by the doctors' prediction and she gradually lost her sight after many surgeries. Channeling her creative talents into new outlets, Sharon took writing classes and went to workshops and conferences to hone her skills. Using a talking computer, she began writing her own story as an inspiration to others who suffer loss of sight. Today she is the author of books of inspiration and books of suspense. Join us on the 19th to hear Sharon Donovan's inspiring story. Her books will be available for purchase by those who are interested.
Please register for the program using our library website's Events calendar or by visiting or calling the Adult Services Reference Desk at 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

THREE RIVERS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL



Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7

The tenth annual Three Rivers Storytelling Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, on the library grounds.

This year’s featured tellers include Tim Tingle, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and a frequent speaker at tribal events, West Virginia native Granny Sue Holstein, who tells and sings stories in the old-time front porch style, traveling storyteller Kate Danaher, and local favorite Joe Wos, who has been combining storytelling and cartooning into a very non-traditional approach for more than a quarter of a century.

The Festival begins with Kid’s Day events on Friday morning and afternoon, followed by an evening concert with all of the featured tellers at 7:30pm. Then it’s time for Ghost Stories at 10:00pm. Saturday’s schedule includes individual storytelling sessions on two stages throughout the day beginning at 10:00am with both local and featured tellers, followed by an evening concert with our featured tellers at 7:30pm.

Other Festival events include Stories and Lunch for Seniors at noon on Friday, where you can enjoy a box lunch and stories for just $10. Also scheduled on Friday are workshops with our featured tellers during the day, priced at $35 apiece. Tickets for the lunch and the workshops are available in the administration office on the lower level of the library weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

HOT DOG DAY!!



August 5 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but our Hot Dog Day on Thursday, August 5 from 11:00am to 1:00pm comes pretty close. There will be hot dogs for just fifty cents, as well as other snacks and beverages, crafts, face painting and a Book Nook discount table. Join us on the library grounds for this annual highlight of the summer.

Director's Corner by Sandra Collins



The summer is just zipping by as usual – August is upon us and soon children will be returning to school. Northland will feature several special activities before the end of summer that focus on connecting families:

• Join us for lunch at our annual Hot Dog Day, Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, juice and Rita’s Italian Ice will be available for a reasonable cost. Just look for the tent on our south lawn.

• The Three Rivers Storytelling Festival follows on August 6 and 7. Featuring nationally recognized storytellers, including Pittsburgh’s own Joe Wos, the festival is a fun activity for all ages. Friday daytime tellers will feature stories for children 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday’s tales begin at 10 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. and feature 2 different tellers every hour on 2 stages. Evening story concerts on Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m., with ghost stories featured at a late night concert on Friday. For those interested in learning more about storytelling, workshops will provide the opportunity to learn from the master tellers. All programming, except the workshops, are free and you can attend as many as you want.

• The Northland Public Library Foundation is holding a Family Fun(d)raiser at Wildwood Highlands on Saturday, August 21 during normal park hours. The event will feature Freddie the Fire Engine, the Gymagic bus, raffles and a silent auction. A car cruise, with various prizes is scheduled from 5 to 8. Northland will receive 20% of all proceeds from food, tokens and attractions if those visiting the park that day present a Northland coupon to the cashiers. Coupons are available at Northland or on our website at www.northlandlibrary.org. All proceeds will benefit special library programs and services such as our bookmobile service and online tutoring program.
Please come and celebrate with us.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A New Twist on Tea




Thursday, August 5 at 7:00pm

Spend an evening with the Tea Goddess, Betsy Hollweck, proprietor of Marketfrau, and learn that there's more than "meets the cup." Learn to make "mock-tails," "mar-tea-nis," and other elegant and refreshing summer tea drinks that will soothe your palate. Betsy's knowledge of teas is impressive and she knows how to combine flavors to make a healthy and satisfying beverage. Enjoy some delicious snacks along with samples of these special drinks. Please register for the program using our library website's Events calendar or by visiting or calling the Adult Services Reference Desk at 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong



Monday, July 26 at 7:00pm

Actor Gregory Gibson Kenney presents the life of Louis Armstrong in an entertaining program featuring music and song. From his early days in New Orleans, Armstrong loved music and later became one of the greatest and most beloved horn players of our time. Kenney's program will delight family members of all ages. Please register for the program using our library website's Events calendar or by visiting or calling the Adult Services Reference Desk at 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Dixieband Rain Date


Tuesday July 27

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Ohio River: Past and Present


Wednesday, July 21 at 7:00pm

Rick Rhodes has been fascinated with the Ohio River all of his life. He fulfilled a lifelong dream when he took his 24-foot pocket trawler from Fairmount, West Virginia to Cairo, Illinois, traveling 981 miles on five of its tributaries and the Ohio River itself, ending where the river flows into the mighty Mississippi. Rhodes has done extensive study on the Ohio's role in history, the industrial development along the river from past to present, and its locks and dams. He also has advice for those who wish to navigate the Ohio.

Join us for an evening of outstanding visuals and the interesting story of our "three rivers." Please register for the program using our library website's Events calendar or by visiting or calling the Adult Services Reference Desk at 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dixieband

Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00pm

Bring a blanket or folding chair to the library's upper lawn and prepare to tap your feet to the jazz rhythms of Dixieland music played by our local Dixieband. The band is composed of members of the North Suburban Symphonic Band who love to play Dixieland music. You'll even have a chance to sing along with some of the familiar tunes. No reservation is required for the program. If the weather is uncooperative, the band will play on Tuesday evening, July 27.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Journey Takers


Tuesday, July 6 at 7:00pm

Northland Library is pleased to welcome genealogist and freelance writer, Leslie Albrecht Huber, for a presentation on her book The Journey Takers. The author re-creates the immigrant experience of nineteenth century Europeans through the story of her own ancestors who made their way from Germany, Sweden and England to start new lives in the United States. Huber visited their homelands, walked in their footsteps and looked over the lands they farmed in the course of her extensive research for the book.

Leslie Huber's articles and essays have won numerous awards in genealogy publications and her lectures to history groups throughout New England have been widely praised. Her presentation will be very helpful for those tracing their immigrant ancestors. The Journey Takers will be available for purchase after the program. Please register for the programs using our library website's Events calendar or by visiting or calling the Adult Services Reference Desk at 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Health Fair


Tuesday, June 29 from 11:00am-3:00pm

HealthyWorks of Pennsylvania will present a Health Fair at Northland Library on Tuesday, June 29, where you may visit various booths to learn more about the latest information on a variety of health issues. Included among the booths will be bone density testing, blood pressure readings, posture screening, ask the dietician, massage therapy and body fat analysis. No registration is necessary. Drop in at your convenience between 11 and 3.

Director's Corner by Sandra Collins


Representatives of the 45 public libraries in Allegheny County have spent the last 2 months visiting with our state representatives and state senators to share the following message:

• Libraries received a 21% cut in basic operating funds (State Subsidy for Public Libraries) in 2009-2010.

• Reimbursement for nonresident use (Access PA) was eliminated in 2009-2010.

• Online resources (Power Library) available through both public and school libraries were cut in half. In 2009-2010.
For Northland this meant a loss of $121,000 in direct funding. Countywide the loss in basic operating funds was $1.7 million plus an additional half million in support of the delivery system (how you get items from other county libraries). Add on the loss of electronic resources through and it is clear why libraries have been forced to reduce hours, eliminate staff and cut back on purchasing resources. In Northland’s case, staff benefits were reduced, open positions have not been filled, a hiring freeze is in place and the books and materials budget was cut by 38%.
You can help by contacting your state representative and senator to:

• Advocate for a minimum of level funding in the State Subsidy line.

• Advocate for the restoration of at least $3 million in the Library Access line to restore Power Library resources.

State Senator
Jane Orie – District 40
La Casa Blanca
9400 McKnight Rd.
Pittsburgh PA 15237
412-630-9466
jorie@pasen.gov

State Representatives
Robert Matzie-District 16 (FP&Ross)
1240 Merchant St.
Ambridge PA 15003
414-565-3569
www.pahouse.com/matzie click on “Contact”

Adam Ravenstahl – District 20 (Ross)
3689 California Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
717-787-5470
www.pahouse.com/ravenstahl click on “Contact”
Dom Costa – District 21 (Ross)
6808 Greenwood St. Suite 2
Pittsburgh PA 15206
412-361-2040
www.pahouse.com/dcosta click on “Contact”

Mike Turzai – District 28 (BW,FP, MAR,MCC)
125 Hillvue Lane
Pittsburgh PA 15237
412-369-2230
mturzai@pahousegop.com

Randy Vulakovich – District 30 (Ross)
1407 Mt. Royal Blvd.
Glenshaw, PA 15116
412-487-6600
rvulakov@pahousegop.com

Monday, June 7, 2010

Make a Splash - READ! Adult Summer Reading Club


June 7 - August 28

Once again, the Adult Summer Reading Club offers you a chance to read books for pleasure and for prizes! It's easy and it's fun. For each book you read, you fill out a prize slip and put it in one of the many prize boxes. At the end of the summer when prize slips are drawn, you may win a gift certificate to a local store or restaurant. Stop at the reference desk on or after June 7 for your reading booklet. We'll explain the simple rules and offer suggestions, if you need them, of titles in some of the chosen categories.

Kids' and Teens' Summer Reading Clubs








Registration will be ONLINE and begins SUNDAY, JUNE 13 (there will be a link on the library homepage )

Clubs will run all day, every day the library is open June 14-August 7

Read to Me - (preschoolers)
Summer Reading Club - (K-grade 5)
Teen Summer Read - (grades 6-12)

2010 SUMMER READING CLUBS!!


Summer Reading Clubs are On the Way

It's almost time for summer reading! Our summer reading program for adults begins June 7, and our summer reading clubs for kids and teens begin online registration June 13!

This year's theme is Make a Splash! @ Northland Library – Read

Taking Great Photographs/Choosing Great Cameras


Thursdays, June 10 and 17 at 7:00pm

John Craig, local photographer and owner of Craig Photography, will conduct a two-week workshop to help you learn the best techniques in taking outstanding photos. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned photographer, there are many things you can learn to improve your photography skills. What are the most important things to know about exposure? Did you just buy a new digital camera and want more information on its applications? Are you thinking of purchasing one? Which camera is best for your needs? There's a whole new world of photography out there and John Craig is eager to share his expertise with everyone.

If you have a DSLR digital camera, bring it along to the workshops. Please register for the programs using our library website's Events calendar or by visiting or calling the Adult Services Reference Desk at 412-366-8100, extension 113. Please note that you will have to register for each workshop date individually to sign up for both classes.

Northland Knitters



Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00pm

Whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter, we have a new monthly program for you. Bring your latest knitting project and join an enthusiastic group who meet on the second Wednesday of each month to get acquainted, compare notes, share ideas and techniques, swap patterns, and talk about all things knitting. Periodically, we'll show a DVD on a particular knitting technique or listen to a member reading some humorous pearls of knitting wisdom from the Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, but mostly, we'll just knit, break for some dessert, and knit some more. Crocheters are welcome, too. No registration is necessary.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Library Summer Hours


Northland Public Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

Our summer hours schedule begins on Sunday, May 30 through the Labor Day weekend. The summer hours are as follows:

Monday through Thursday - 9:00am to 9:00pm
• Friday and Saturday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
• Sunday - Closed

Monday, May 24, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former sailors and soldiers to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

No Cartoon Left Behind: An Evening with Rob Rogers

Monday, May 24 at 7:00pm

Rob Rogers, editorial cartoonist, distills the essence of timely local and national issues into his outstanding cartoons in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Provocative and sometimes controversial, Rogers's work shows his uncanny talent to capture in a cartoon the very essence of a complex subject or a widely talked-about event.

Join us for a fascinating program in which Rogers will demonstrate with drawings how he finds inspiration for his cartoons and how he subtly uses the physical characteristics of local and national celebrities to make them instantly recognizable. His book, No Cartoon Left Behind! The Best of Rob Rogers is a unique history of the post-Cold War world to the present time, presented in cartoon form, and a memoir of his own journey as a cartoonist. The book will be available for purchase at the event. Please register for the program using our library website's Events calendar or by visiting or calling the Adult Services Reference Desk at 412-366-8100, extension 113

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Creating a Backyard Habitat for Birds and Insects



Thursday, May 20 at 7:00pm

Award-winning nature photographer-journalist Doris Dumrauf is a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Magazine and her work has been featured on KDKA-TV. She specializes in bird and wildlife photography while pursuing her interest in sharing with others her knowledge and experience in attracting beautiful and useful birds and insects to our backyards.

Join us on Thursday, May 20 at 7:00pm as Ms. Dumrauf presents her helpful suggestions and information along with a showing of many of her outstanding nature photographs. For those who are interested, her matted prints and notecards will be available for purchase after the program. Please register for the program using our library website's Events calendar or by visiting or calling the Adult Services Reference Desk at 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Future Bestsellers - June


Coulter, Catherine-- Whiplash
Cussler, Clive-- The Spy
Deaver, Jeffery-- The Burning Wire (Lincoln Rhyme)
De Mille, Nelson-- The Lion
Evanovich, Janet-- Sizzling Sixteen
Furst, Alan-- Spies of the Balkans
Koontz, Dean R-- Frankenstein: Lost Souls
Martini, Steve-- The Rule of Nine
McCrumb, Sharyn-- The Devil Amongst the Lawyers
Patterson, Richard North-- Honor
Rimington, Stella-- Dead Line
Rollins, James-- The Devil Colony
Tanenbaum, Robert-- Betrayed
Thompson, Victoria-- Murder on Lexington Avenue
Thor, Brad-- Foreign Influence

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Family History Open House - Presented by Northland Public Library and North Hills Genealogists

Saturday, May 15 from 9:00am-4:00pm


Curious about your family history? Not sure how or where to begin? Come to the Family History Open House at Northland Public Library. We will have professional genealogists, librarians and volunteers available to help you get started in this fun and exciting hobby. Come see free resources available to you at Northland Public Library. Talk with others who may be searching for ancestors in the same places you are. Programs throughout the morning will be repeated in the afternoon. No registration required.

Introduction to genealogy:
“Your Own Detective Story” presented at 9:30am & 1:00pm by Elissa Powell, Certified Genealogist

Computer demonstrations:
HeritageQuest - Online database demonstration presented at 10:30am & 2:00pm by Amy Steele, Librarian
Ancestry Library Edition - database demonstration presented at 11:00am & 2:30pm by Amy Steele, Librarian

Volunteers available throughout the day:
Volunteers available during the day for family history consultations and to look up family history information using HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry Library Edition.

Local cemetery books will be available for purchase in the Book Nook.

Handouts will include:
-Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets to help get you started
-Brochures for local history and genealogy resources
-Flyers for upcoming family history events in the area
-Brochures for local genealogy and history associations
-Booklists to help you get started

Sunday, May 9, 2010

In Honor Of---


Looking for a way to honor someone who has touched your life? Contact the library for more information on how to donate a memorial/gift in someone's name.


Here are some titles that have been so generously donated. (Click on the book title to go to the catalog and then click on your browsers back button to return to this page)