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.

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