Page Turners Book Club

PageTurners is a new book club to NPL that just formed this past January. ¬†Designed to appeal to students between grades 3 and 5, we enjoy talking about the book, maybe playing a game of book-based trivia and having some snacks! Please contact the Children’s Library for more information.

Our group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm and copies of the books are provided via inter-library loan.

So far, we’ve read:

The phantom tollbooth / Norton Juster Wait till Helen comes : a ghost story / Mary Downing Hahn.
Pictures of Hollis Woods / Patricia Reilly Giff. The View From Saturday / E.L. Konigsburg. The One and Only Ivan / Katherine Applegate.

Books You Always Meant To Read Book Club

Walden? To the Lighthouse? Satanic Verses? War and Peace? You know, the books you’ve heard spoken about in a hushed and reverent tone. You’ve meant to read them, but just never got around to it. We read those. And more…

National Book Award winners and finalists, Pulitzer Prize nominated novels, and other highly regarded modern literature.

The Books You Always Meant To Read Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 12:30pm.

Prior book selections include:

Anna Karenina / Leo Tolstoy City on Fire / Garth Hallberg Middlemarch / George Eliot

Pushing The Limits Science Book Club

The “Pushing the Limits” Book Group meets to discuss books that explore ideas about nature, technology, and science that push the limits of our knowledge and reshape our understanding of the world around us. Past selections have included, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, Thunderstruck ¬†by Erik Larsen, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes, and most recently, Planck by Brandon Brown. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Please call the library for more information.

Prior selections have included:

Planck : Driven By Vision, Broken By War /
Brandon R. Brown.
Thunderstruck / Erik Larson. Flight Behavior / Barbara Kingsolver.

Summer Reading Starts June 15

We are gearing up for Summer Reading 2017!

This year’s summer reading program is entitled BUILD A BETTER WORLD and we’ll not only be learning about building, architecture and engineering, but also how we can make the world better with our actions.

Programming begins Thursday, June 15 and ends Thursday, July 27.

Some scheduled programs include plays by STAGE RIGHT, learning about bees with Crimson Creek Apiaries, the Carnegie Science Center will be teaching us about engineering and Westmoreland Cleanways will be talking about recycling.

Registration is online and will begin Monday, May 22.

Check our website and Facebook page for updates!

Book Discussion Groups At The Norwin Library

A book club of fiction and non-fiction selections with a hard science theme.

Classics, modern literature, award winners. This club focuses on the books you've heard about... but just haven't gotten around to.

A book club for children in grades 3-5.

For older teens and young adults. Books authored by and for young people.

Small town mysteries with more humor than blood and violence.

Don’t Add Water! Origami Flowers Programs For All Ages

Origami is the art of paper folding, an art form often associated with Japanese culture, although is a tradition in other cultures.
Come join us for an afternoon introduction. We focus on creating flowers and other forms that are beautiful yet deceptively easy to fold.

For more information on sessions, contact Krista Brown at 724-863-4700 x 4 for more information.

Even if you don't have time for one of our sessions, you can still get started in paper-folding with one of the books in our collection. Here are just a few of the paper folding books that you can check out at the library.

Origami : the fun and funky art of paper folding Easy origami decorations / by Christopher Harbo. 500 paper objects : new directions in paper art / Gene McHugh,