Trivia Night – July 31st

Do you think you have what it takes to answer 50 general knowledge questions?

This will be a competition with teams of 4-5 people. You can make up a team or we will place you in a team.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required. Please stop by the front desk to sign up!

Ulysses S. Grant July 23rd

Mr. Serfass will captivate his audience as he portrays President US Grant.

You will hear his first inaugural address along with many other stories about his presidency and his life as a General.

The program is free, but registration is requested. Please stop by the front desk or call 724-863-4700 x3.

Blackburn Center on Human Trafficking

Did you know Westmoreland County is one of the top gateways for human trafficking in Pennsylvania?

The Blackburn Center will be presenting “Human Trafficking in Westmoreland County” at the Norwin Public library.

Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or abuse of power of a position of vulnerability for the purpose of exploitation.

  1. An estimated 27 million people are enslaved around the world this very moment.
  2. An estimated 13 million children are enslaved around the world today, accounting for nearly half of trafficking victims in the world.
  3. The average age of a young woman being trafficked is 12-14 years old.

The program is free, but registration is requested. Please contact the library at 724-863-4700 x3 or stop by the front desk to sign up.

Genealogy – Family History Field Trips

When it comes to genealogy, it’s really NOT “all on line.” If you’re serious about breaking though those “brick walls” in your family tree research, you’ll need to step away from the computer and go on a few field trips.

Family history field trips…to another town, a local cemetery, or another country…can give your priceless results.

Learn how to prepare and how to make the best use of your time!

Author Visit with Rich Gazarik

Pittsburgh is a hardworking city. And hard workers sometimes enjoy the occasional spirit. So, when Prohibition hit the Steel City, it created a level of violence and corruption residents had never witnessed. Join author Richard Gazarik as he details the shady side of the Steel City during a tumultuous era.

Gazarik is a former reporter for the Tribune-Review and has written several books about historical events in the Pittsburgh area.

Rock Painting

Rock Painting for families and kids.

Saturday September 7th at 6:00PM

Open to all, but registration required, limited number of places. Call the Children’s library to sign up.

Experience the Eclipse @ the Library

Our Eclipse Event – August 21 from 1-4PM

Join us at the library for this special Event. We will be giving away FREE GLASSES for VIEWING, while supplies last.

Eclipse Safety Tips

  • Never look at the sun without eye protection
  • If your eclipse glasses are scratched or damaged in any way, they are NOT safe to use.
  • Dark Sunglasses are NOT adequate protection during an eclipse.
  • Make sure your eclipse glasses have ISO 12312-2:2015 on them.

WIRC Middle School Book List Part 3



See you in the cosmos / Jack Cheng

The secret keepers / by Trenton Lee Stewart

The seventh most important thing / Shelley Pearsall.

Snow White / Matt Phelan.


Soar / Joan Bauer.

Starters / Lissa Price.

A storm too soon / Michael J. Tougias.

test

Well, that was awkward / Rachel Vail.

When / Victoria Laurie

The wild robot / words and pictures by Peter Brown.

Wolf Hollow : a novel / by Lauren Wolk.

Wonder / R.J. Palacio.

Wonder / R.J. Palacio

Zero day / Jan Gangsei.