Wednesday, March 30, 2011


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 La Casa Blanca 9400 McKnight Rd Suite 105 Pittsburgh PA 15237

House – District 30 Randy Vulakovich 1407 Mt. Royal Blvd Glenshaw PA 15116

House – District 16 Robert Matzie 537 Bayne Ave Pittsburgh PA 15202

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

House-District 20 Adam Ravenstahl Click on “Contact”

House- District 28 Mike Turzai 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