Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tea: A Culinary Delight

Thursday, April 26 at 7:00pm

Danielle Spinola, owner of Tupelo Honey Teas, returns to Northland Library to talk about the wonderful world of tea. With warmer weather approaching, Danielle will focus on her recommendations for delicious iced teas, especially using many of the popular herbal teas. Sip some of the samples she will prepare and decide for yourselves on your favorites. She will also include some interesting ways to include tea in recipes.

Tea is the most popular drink in the world and it’s said to be good for our health. What could be better than an evening of learning, tasting, and appreciating such a beverage? Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Poetry Forum: An Evening of Verse

Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00pm

April is National Poetry Month, so a fitting celebration is an evening for those who enjoy writing poetry, reading poetry, or just listening to others recite a favorite poem.

We invite any poetry authors to read one or two of their own creations and we invite others to read a favorite poem or say a few words about a favorite poet. Let’s celebrate poetry and talk about what it means to so many people. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

Monday, March 26, 2012

April “Bread for Books” is Monday, April 9th

The NPL Foundation will be sponsoring a "Bread for Books" fundraiser on Monday, April 9 at Bella Frutteto Resturant on Brandt School Rd Wexford.

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

Bella Frutteto coupon

Meet Our Local Authors

Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm

In celebration of National Library Week, we are pleased to present a panel of four local authors who will talk about their books and share with us the ideas for their publications, the joy (or agony) of putting the words together and the inspiration for the topic. If you’re a fledging writer, you may get some helpful publishing tips. If you just enjoy hearing about books, the writing experience or the way a book finally gets to our library shelf, you’ll enjoy spending an evening with these creative authors.

Anne Faigen has published several young people’s novel and her latest novel, Out of Turns, is a mystery-lover’s delight. A former high school and college instructor, her mystery has twists and turns that keep you guessing.

Debbie Frye’s book, written with her sister, is a true story of their discovery of their father’s life of crime. Our Father, Who Aren’t In Heaven, is a fascinating tale of the effects of the secrecy and shame the family endured and what made them decide to tell his story.

Dr. William Kraft is a professor emeritus of psychology at Carlow College, has published 12 books and has 3 more on the way. In his books, The Normal Alcoholic and When You Love an Alcoholic, his focus is on the integration of the psychological and spiritual aspects of addiction, an unusual and innovative approach.

Debbie Furey has written The Rapture, in which she explores the hidden prophecies in the Bible about the second coming of Jesus. There are many interpretations of the subject and Debbie presents in her book the results of her many years of study.

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

Friday, March 16, 2012

Don’t get frustrated!

The computer Center offers a variety of introductory small group classes which are taught each month. The schedule of our classes is on the last page of the Library newsletter or you can pick up a schedule at the Computer Center desk.

Pre-registration is required by stopping at the Computer Center desk or calling (412) 366-8100 ext. 131.

You can’t beat the price—they’re FREE!

We only ask that you call if you can’t make the class so that someone on the waiting list can take your place.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cold War Air Defense Of Pittsburgh

Thursday, March 29 at 7:00pm

Did you know that there are a number of locations in the North Hills and surrounding areas that served as Cold War defense sites during those days following World War II of high tension between the United States and the USSR? Pittsburgh was considered a possible prime target for a nuclear attack, so preparations were soon underway to detect possible attacks and prepare for retaliation. Some of the sites were later dismantled, some underground bunkers were paved over and some of the buildings were remodeled for other purposes. Where are they now? What are they today?

Join us for an evening of fascinating local history presented by Tom Koedel and Rob Skertich who have done extensive research to uncover these sites. They'll present maps and pictures that may surprise you! Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.