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, 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.