Saturday, December 24, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS!




Our Christmas Tree decorated by Ingomar Garden Club





Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December "Bread for Books"

The NPL Foundation will be sponsoring a "Bread for Books" fundraiser every Monday in December at the California Pizza Kitchen in Ross Park Mall.
December 5, 12, 19, & 26 (Dine in or order online for Curbside Pick-up!)
The following coupon must be presented for the library to get a 20% donation of the total bill.
CPK coupon

The Bread for Books program provides support for the Northland Public Library Foundation which is responsible for programs and initiatives that are outside of the Library's operating budget. Programs include the bookmobile, Best Sellers Collection, and capital improvements.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Tea Time




Friday, December 9 - 2:30pm To 4pm


In the midst of the busy holiday season, join us for a cup of Christmas tea and some cookies. Take a break, relax for a while, listen to some holiday music, and enjoy some cookies and your favorite tea - black, green, herbal or a special holiday blend. You'll be refreshed and ready to tackle your projects once again. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Indian Cooking Class



Thursday, December 8 at 7:00pm

Our favorite cook of all things Indian, Ann Manchella, will demonstrate how to make a popular brunch item called PARATHAS, whole wheat flatbread stuffed with cooked vegetables and/or South Asian cheese. Parathas are usually eaten with a daub of butter on top, accompanied by chutney, pickles or yogurt. As always, there will be a tasty sample for everyone.

Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Local History Guided Tour


Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00pm

Librarian Amy Steele will host a guided tour of our new Local History website pages and the Northland Historic Image Collection. The Local History page includes history information for each of our supporting municipalities, links to local associations and online resources, local history book lists and more!

Come and learn more about what is available and what will be added in the coming year. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Flu Shots Available At The Library



Pharmacists from Rite Aid will be at the library on Monday, October 24 from 10:30am to 12:30pm to administer flu shots to adults.

The cost is $27.99, and is covered by most insurance companies including Security Blue and Freedom Blue, UPMC for Life, Gateway, Aetna, and TriCare. Walk-ins are welcome.

Secure Your ID Day



Saturday, October 22 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Northland Library, in conjunction with the Better Business Bureau, will again present Secure Your ID Day.

You may bring your paper-based documents and other items to the service driveway at the library, or drive by and volunteers from the BBB will take your items to our special on-site machines from The Paper Exchange, where they will be shredded on the spot. You can even watch it while it happens. There will also be goodie bags for those participating. We hope you take advantage of this way to protect yourself against identity theft.

ebooks: Questions and Answers



Wednesday, October 26, at 7:00pm

So now you own an ebook reader but you aren't quite sure how to download titles from the library's collection. Or you've successfully downloaded an ebook, but you have some questions that need answering. We invite you to attend our program on Wednesday, October 26, to find out all about ebooks. We'll demonstrate how to take advantage of the library's large ebook collection and how titles can be downloaded at any time with no late fees, as they automatically expire at the end of the lending period. Library ebooks can now be downloaded to Kindle devices!! Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Ghosts And Legends Of Western Pennsylvania



Monday, October 24 at 7:00pm

Just in time for the Halloween season, Thomas White will present some fascinating background on the many legends, folktales and ghost stories that have grown up around familiar sites in the Pittsburgh area. White is the university archivist and curator of special collections in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University. His research in local history has led to fascinating discoveries and the publication of four popular books on the subject, including Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania. With a special emphasis on local hauntings and spooky tales, Professor White’s insights will be a special Halloween treat for his audience. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Mindful Writers Workshop




October 20, 27, November 3, 10 from 6:00pm -9:00pm

Dr. Madhu Wangu has prepared a special four-week workshop for those who wish to learn how to express emotions and ideas in words. Each session will begin with a short meditation (no previous experience with meditation is necessary) as Dr. Wangu believes that the creative energy that is built into stillness will carry over into the creative writing process to deepen the writing experience. Bring an idea for an essay, a story or nonfiction book and complete the first draft of a short piece or an outline of a longer piece within the four sessions.

Dr. Wangu, retired professor of Hindu and Buddhist art history at the University of Pittsburgh, has presented Writing Meditation workshops at the library for four years, facilitates the Pennwriters Mindful Writers Weekly Group and has published many fiction and nonfiction works. She has prepared this workshop especially for the library, similar to the Meditation Seminar she presented at the Pennwriters Annual Conference. Dr. Madhu's website is www.spirituality-sparks.com

The fee for each session is $25.00. Please register for the four workshop sessions in advance through the library's website or call the library at 412-366-8100 X113. You may pay the fee at the start of each session.

Vegetarian Cooking Class with Ann Manchella



Monday, October 17 at 7:00pm

Ann Manchella returns to Northland Library this month to teach another of her popular Indian cooking classes. The class will learn how to make a delicious autumn weather dish, Lentil Soup from India. Enjoy a tasty sample at the end of the evening. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Monday, September 5, 2011

October "Bread for Books"



The NPL Foundation will be sponsoring a "Bread for Books" fundraiser every Monday in October at Sir Pizza in Ross Township and Franklin Park locations.

Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Ross Township – Sewickley Oakmont Rd. at Rochester Rd.
Franklin Park - corner of Brandt School Rd. & Route 910

The following coupon must be presented for the library to get a 15% donation of the total bill.

Sir Pizza Coupon
Menu

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Winter Hours Begin After Labor Day!


New Friday winter hours 9:00 am – 6:00 pm will take effect after Labor Day


Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pittsburgh Noir: Our Hometown And Its Hidden Underworld


Monday, September 26 at 7:00pm

Well-known local mystery writer, Kathleen George, has edited a stunning collection of dark crime stories set in our city’s familiar neighborhoods. Written by Pittsburgh authors or others who have lived in the city, each story highlights an element that lead to criminal behavior…fearful secrets, guilt, rebellion and denial. The book, Pittsburgh Noir, features stories by Stewart O’Nan, Tom Lipinski, Kathleen George, Nancy Martin, K.C. Constantine, Kathryn Miller Haines and others. Meet some of these interesting authors as they describe the backgrounds for their stories that take place all over the city and their inspiration for writing about Pittsburgh’s Dark Side.

Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Tai Chi Classes



Mondays, September 12, 19, 26 at 10:00am

Vincenza Furst, who has studied and practiced Tai Chi for many years, will offer three beginners’ Tai Chi classes in September. Wear comfortable clothing and practice some of the movements and exercises that have made Tai Chi a focus for health and well-being.

Please register for the three classes online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

How To Take Great Photographs



Thursdays, September 8 And 15 at 7:00pm

John Craig, professional photographer of Craig Photography, will conduct a workshop on taking great photos with your DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera. At the two-part workshop you’ll learn how to use your camera in manual mode, understand what ISO F/stops and Shutter Speed mean, understand exposure and lighting and learn many other valuable techniques you need in order to take great photographs. Please bring your DSLR camera if you have one.

Note: The workshop is designed for DSLR camera owners.

Please register for the two-part workshop online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wellness Fair


Monday, August 15 from 10 am–12:30 pm

HealthyWorks of Pennsylvania will provide informative screenings and guidelines for important preventive health care. Bone Density, blood pressure, posture analysis and body fat percentage are among the tests that will be available. Drop in at your convenience to learn more about caring for your health and maintaining healthy habits. No registration is necessary for this free program.

AARP One Day Refresher Course



Monday, August 8 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm


If you have taken the two-day Driver Safety Program within the last 3 years, you are eligible to take the one-day refresher course in order to continue to receive the discount on your car insurance. The class fee is $12.00 for AARP members; $14.00 for non-members. Please register and pay for the class in person at the upstairs reference desk.

AARP Driver Safety Program For Seniors





August 2 and August 3 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Tune up your driving skills, learn defensive driving and update your knowledge of the rules of the road. By taking this important two-day course, you become eligible for a 5% discount on your automobile insurance. The course fee is $12.00 for AARP members; $14.00 for non-members. Please register and pay for the two-day class at the upstairs reference desk.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Are There Treasures In Your Attic?



Monday, July 25 at 6:00 pm


Bob Lanza and Joyce Kurace of Antiques and Uniques of Bellevue will present a program on collectibles and antiques, offering their expertise and experience to evaluate your "treasures. Bring one or two small items to the program for an informal appraisal and gain some good information on the value of your family keepsakes and the kinds of collectibles that are popular in today's market. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext 113.

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Bread for Books"



The NPL Foundation will be sponsoring a "Bread for Books" fundraiser on three Monday's in July. Monday July 11, 18 & 25 at Blue Water Tavern in the Pine Tree Shoppes on Perry Highway Wexford.

The following coupon must be presented for the library to get a 20% donation of the total bill.

Blue Water Tavern Coupon Menu

Indian Cooking Class



Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 pm


Ann Manchella will return to Northland Library to demonstrate the preparation of a popular Indian dessert, Gulab Jamun. These delicious "sugar balls" in syrup are often served at special holidays in India. Learn how to make this special treat and enjoy a tasty sample.

Monday, June 13, 2011

June "Bread for Books" Fundraiser





The NPL Foundation will be sponsoring a month-long "Bread for Books" fundraiser on Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 at California Pizza Kitchen in Ross Park Mall.

The following coupon must be presented for the library to get a 20% donation of the total bill. It can be used for Dine-in or curbside pick-up!

Couponing Saves Money!




Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 pm

Using coupons wisely, Andria Alexander has been able to cut her monthly grocery bill by 50%. It works so well for her, she enjoys sharing her methods and tips with others. Her interest in all aspects of cutting costs by living frugally has led to her website, http://simplyfrugalliving.com. Learn how to cut the costs of ever-mounting prices on all of your purchases. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Return of the Crochet Club!






The Crochet group will be meeting again starting
June 24th at 2:00 pm.

If you love to crochet and enjoy sharing tips, stitches, and patterns, join us on 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. No registration is required for this free program.

Cold War Air Defense of Pittsburgh



Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 pm

Did you know that Pittsburgh was considered a likely military target during the Cold War? The city's defense was of primary concern to the U.S. government. For that reason, the army ringed the area with underground Nike missile sites, radar towers, anti-aircraft gun sites and control towers. Once the Soviet threat dissipated, some of the sites were totally dismantled, some were left intact, some underground bunkers were paved over and buildings were remodeled for other purposes. Today, many of the sites are hard to identify. Some of the places where we shop or eat or play were once important military installations. Tom Koedel and Rob Skertich have done extensive research on the subject, through archives and government records, to locate the areas in the North Hills that served as these sites. They will present an evening of little-known local history with pictures and fascinating information. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Receiving the Mirrorball Trophy



Hines you are always a champion with Steeler fans--CONGRATULATIONS!!




Hines & Kim's Final Dance

CONGRATULATIONS HINES!!



Sunday, May 1, 2011



Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm

In World War II, Operation Neptune included a massive air assault and the largest amphibious invasion in world history, with over 160,000 troops landing on the Normandy Coast on June 6, 1944. The naval operation that began on D-Day required over 5,000 ships carrying over 160,000 allied and American troops. Gary Augustine, local historian, recounts the details, planning and secrecy required to carry out the fierce Battle of Normandy, which signalled the "beginning of the end" for Nazi Germany. World War II and American history buffs will enjoy Mr. Augustine's interesting observations and keen understanding of this crucial time in our country's history. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113

Lessons In Loss And Living




Monday, May 16 at 7:00 Pm

As a Family Medicine administrator, Dr. Michele Reiss trains young physicians in the psychological aspects of health care. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Reiss often sees patients struggling with life-threatening illnesses and those coping with grief or loss. She was publicly acknowedged as the psychotherapist working with Dr. Randy Pausch, well-known Carnegie Mellon professor and his wife Jai as they faced his diagnosis of fatal pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pausch inspired thousands of people to live fully and well in spite of adversity with his Last Lecture and encouraged others to seek support and guidance when faced with the stress of a serious medical illness.

In her book, Lessons in Loss and Living, Dr. Reiss teaches the art of living and loving well despite significant adversity. She shares true stories and professional experiences that are gifts to the rest of us for finding ways to live hopefully and fully each day. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MAY "BREAD FOR BOOKS" FUNDRAISER



The NPL Foundation "Bread for Books" fundraiser will be held on Monday, May 16 at Bella Frutteto Restaurant, 2602 Brandt School Rd. Wexford, PA

The following coupon must be presented for the library to get a 20% donation of the total bill. It can be used for DINE-IN and TO GO orders.

Bella Frutteto Coupon
Menu

Monday, April 18, 2011

Family and Friends CPR Anytime


Monday, May 23 at 7:00 pm


Did you know that almost 80% of cardiac arrests happen at home? Would you know how to administer life-saving CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) that could double or triple the person's chances of survival? The American Heart Association has developed the Family and Friends CPR Anytime Program to make learning the basic skills of CPR easy, convenient and affordable. With the CPR Anytime kit, anyone can learn the essential procedures in just 22 minutes. The Heart Association's goal is to bring CPR training into the homes of families everywhere and to encourage everyone to become familiar with the procedure. For her Girl Scout project, Harshitha Mannam will present an instructional DVD about the learning kit and explain the new procedures for CPR. Under the guidance of the American Heart Association, she has become thoroughly familiar with the advantages of this innovative program. Those who attend the class will receive a free CPR Anytime kit to take home to practice or to teach others. The kit contains a DVD and an inflatable mannekin. The class does not provide certification but does teach a valuable and life-saving skill.

Becoming A Strategic Networker

Thursday, April 21 at 7:00pm



Sheryl Johnson, founder of BD-PRO Marketing Solutions, will conduct a workshop designed to provide assistance in business development and promotion. Her goal is to show small business owners and employees how to build distinctive marketing strategies through effective networking.

Spring Beadathon


Wednesday, April 27 at 6pm Kathy Shomo, the Bead Lady, will be at Northland Library on April 27 to conduct her popular beading workshop. Under Kathy's direction, you can create a necklace, bracelet, earrings, beaded watch or other item choosing from a wide variety of semi-precious stones and Czech glass. There is a materials fee, ranging from $10.00 to $30.00 depending on the size and nature of your project. Beginners as well as practiced beaders are welcome for this entertaining and productive evening.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

APRIL "BREAD FOR BOOKS" FUNDRAISER

The NPL Foundation will be sponsoring a month-long "Bread for Books" fundraiser on Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 at Monte Cello's, Wexford, PA The following coupon must be presented for the library to get a 15% donation of the total bill. It can be used for DINE-IN only.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Director's Corner By Sandra Collins


Did you know that Northland Public Library and all public libraries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have a stake in the state budgeting process?


Each qualifying public library receives support through the Public Library Subsidy. State aid accounts for 10% of Northland’s income for 2011. The subsidy received in 2011 reflects a loss of $164,000 in state funds since 2009, resulting in a reduction in the amount of books, DVDs, magazines and other resources that Northland can provide for your use. While Governor Corbett’s proposed 2011-2012 budget does not increase the Public Library Subsidy, it does sustain it at its current level. Considering the next state budget will include deep cuts in many worthwhile services, the Governor’s proposal to preserve current funding levels for library services is welcome news.


In the coming weeks, it is important for library advocates to speak up in support of the library portion of the Governor’s budget proposal. Please contact your State Senator and State Representative to ask for their support of the library funding levels recommended in Governor Corbett’s budget and Governor Corbett to thank him for recognizing the importance of libraries by preserving library funding in his proposed budget.


Contact Information:


Senator Jane Orie jorie@pasen.gov La Casa Blanca 9400 McKnight Rd Suite 105 Pittsburgh PA 15237

House – District 30 Randy Vulakovich rvulakov@pahousegop.com 1407 Mt. Royal Blvd Glenshaw PA 15116

House – District 16 Robert Matzie matzie@pahouse.net 537 Bayne Ave Pittsburgh PA 15202

House – District 21 Dom Costa www.pahouse.com/dcosta click on “Contact” 6808 Greenwood St. Suite 2 Pittsburgh PA 15206

House-District 20 Adam Ravenstahl www.pahouse.com/ravenstahl Click on “Contact”

House- District 28 Mike Turzai mturzai@pahousegop.com 125 Hillvue Lane 1st Floor Pittsburgh PA 15237

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Remembering Pittsburgh: An Eyewitness History Of The Steel City


Thursday, April 14 at 7:00pm

To celebrate National Library Week, we've invited one of Pittsburgh's well-known journalists to share his fascinating accounts of our city's historical events, both large and small, from its founding to the onset of World War II.

Len Barcousky, county government reporter with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has put together a collection of his Eyewitness columns in which he compellingly retells the headlines of long ago...from the Whiskey Rebellion to the Great Fire that destroyed a third of the city in 1845 to President Coolidge's almost-silent visit in 1927. Mr. Barcousky's book, Remembering Pittsburgh: An Eyewitness History of the Steel City, serves as a fine reminder that the local newspaper has been on the scene documenting the life of our region long before historians ever got around to it.

Join us as Mr. Barcousky vividly recounts the compelling stories of our city's history, including some little known events such as the first woman hanged in Allegheny County and a car that was driven up and down one of the city's inclines to prove it could handle our steep hills and deep valleys.

Copies of Remembering Pittsburgh will be available for purchase. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113

Understanding and Managing Children with ADHD and (Often) Oppositional Defiance Disorder

Monday, March 28 at 7:00 pm


Dr. David O. Saenz, licensed psychologist, will present a workshop for parents, caregivers and teachers of children and adolescents with ADHD who often display Oppositional Defiant Disorder as well. Dr. Saenz describes realistic and effective strategies for handling the everyday issues and problems that arise in dealing with this difficult disorder. After his presentation, there will be time for questions and answers. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MARCH "BREAD FOR BOOKS" FUNDRAISER


The NPL Foundation will be sponsoring a month-long "Bread for Books" fundraiser on Mondays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 at these Sir Pizza locations:

Ross Township (Sewickley Oakmont Rd at Rochester Rd)
Franklin Park (corner of Brandt School Rd & Route 910)

The following coupon must be presented for the library to get a 15% donation of the total bill. It can be used for DINE-IN only.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Meet Our Local Authors


Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 pm

Four local published authors will join us to talk about their books, the ups and downs of getting published and the inspiration behind their stories and characters.

George Bannon has written Final Crusade, a suspenseful thriller involving the Mafia, the Roman Catholic Church, and a retired homicide detective, Francis Maguire. Maguire soon finds himself involved with very dangerous characters and a terrorist organization that has declared "war" on the Cosa Nostra.

William C. Davis III is the author of the Clive Aliston mystery series, set in a small western Pennsylvania town. His characters are drawn from the gritty mill towns and rural valleys Davis knows so well. County Sheriff, Clive Aliston, becomes enmeshed in the battle of good and evil in these hard-hitting, suspenseful tales.

Leigh Lowden's novel, Not Now, Not Ever, is the first book in The Reluctant Journey series. Faith has never played a major role in Officer Greg Williams' life until he finds himself in a perilous situation and finds that faith may be his only way out.

Kimberly Zylinski's Rules of Vegas is the story of two young adults, Anne and her difficult stepbrother, Andy, and the agreement they make to turn a blind eye to each other's involvements. Which secrets are too dangerous to keep? And when is it time to break their agreement?

Join us for an enjoyable evening with these local writers as they share their interesting stories with us. Their books will be available for purchase. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113

Promoting Positive Behavior


Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm

Dr. David Silk, of Bellevue Pediatrics Association, will discuss effective ways to promote and encourage positive behavior in your toddler. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of his presentation.

Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

What Has Writing To Do With Meditation?


Thursdays, March 3, April 7, May 5 at 7:00 pm

Writing Meditation combines the practice of writing with that of meditation. While meditation develops patience and persistence, daily writing hones the skill itself. In combination, meditation and writing sharpen self-awareness and link the writers with their authentic selves.

Dr. Madhu Wangu will conduct three workshops to teach the basics of Writing Meditation. A writer, artist and speaker, Dr. Wangu has published works of fiction and non-fiction and has won awards for her art and her writing. She also facilitates critique and writing groups and is currently writing her sixth book.

These three workshops will persuade you to take pleasure in writing for the sake of writing, deepen the verbal expression of your feelings and thoughts and help you to grow as a writer and as a person.

Please plan to attend all three workshops. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"BREAD FOR BOOKS" FUNDRAISER


The NPL Foundation will be sponsoring another "Bread for Books" fundraiser on Monday, February 21 at the California Pizza Kitchen, Ross Park Mall (near LL Bean). The coupon must be presented for the library to get a 20% donation of the total bill. It can be used for dine-in, online ordering and curbside pickup but NOT on delivery orders.

Click on the links below for the coupon or menu.

TAX RETURN ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE



Northland Public Library, in cooperation with AARP, will again offer free assistance in preparing federal and state tax returns for senior citizens and low-income residents.

This service will be offered from 9:00am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 1 through
April 14.

Help will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and we cannot guarantee that everyone needing help can be accommodated on any given day. A signup sheet will be available outside the lower entrance of the library prior to opening.

REMOTE RETURN LOCATIONS



We’re making it easier for you to return items from Northland Library or any other library in Allegheny County. Library return boxes are now available at the Marshall Township Municipal Building, located at 525 Pleasant Hill Road, and at the Ross Township Community Center, located at 1000 Ross Municipal Drive just off of Evergreen Road.

All items, including books, DVDs, CDs, and videos, regardless of which Allegheny County library they were borrowed from, can be placed in the drops.


Items are picked up every Wednesday.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


IT'S GAME DAY!



Terrible Towel Cat says---


GO STEELERS!!!

GO STEELERS!!!

GO STEELERS!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

"I have a dream..."

Martin Luther King Day January 17, 2011


eBooks & eAudiobooks

eBook Readers: Problems? Questions? Get Some Help!
Monday, February 28, 2011 7:00pm


Do you have a new ebook reader? Now what?

With numerous ebook readers on the market, downloading ebooks can be a confusing topic at first. Join us for an introduction to Northland's downloadable ebook collection where we'll cover the basics: what you need, the formats we offer and device compatibility.

The library's large collection of ebooks include some best-sellers, award-winning authors and many popular titles. With ebooks, the library is always open and there are no late fees as titles automatically "expire" at the end of the lending period.

We'll demonstrate the process of downloading free software to a computer and a reader, searching the ebook collection and "checking out" some titles to an ebook reader. We’ll allow time after the presentation for your questions. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Amateur Astronomy Club



Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 pm

Are you interested in astronomy and enjoy talking with other astronomy-lovers about new developments in the science, equipment that helps you to enjoy the hobby, or experiences you've had in learning more about the subject? Join us on January 27 for an organizational meeting to talk about your interests and how a monthly get-together would help you grow as an astronomer. No registration is necessary

Buddhism For The Curious


Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Dr. Ken Bright, human dynamics trainer and coach, has studied Buddhism for many years and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the philosophy and its many traditions, beliefs and practices. Dr. Bright will answer many of the questions people often ask about Buddhism: Is it a religion or just a tradition? Can a Christian practice Buddhism? What happens when you meditate? Bring your curiosity and your questions to this interesting presentation. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Marketing Your Small Business



Monday, January 17 at 7:00 pm
Monday, February 21 at 7:00 pm


Sheryl Johnson, founder of BD-PRO Marketing Solutions http://bdpromarketing.com/, focuses on creative solutions for low-cost marketing techniques that provide maximum exposure for your business. She will conduct two workshops at Northland Library to provide assistance in business development and marketing. Whether you're starting out or have been in business for awhile, attend one or both workshops to gain valuable insights and and effective techniques.

How To Create A Memorable Elevator Pitch
Monday, January 17 at 7:00 pm
In the span of an elevator ride, can you provide a memorable overview of your business and its services? Find out how to develop this powerful marketing technique and what mistakes you should avoid.

How To Be A Strategic Networker
Monday, February 21 at 7:00 pm
Find out how you can boost your business lead by increasing your networking effectiveness.
Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext. 113.