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

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.