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

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.