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.

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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.

WIRC Middle School Book List Part 2


The Kingdom keepers : Disney after dark / Ridley Pearson.

The lost hero / Rick Riordan.

Making bombs for Hitler / by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.

The angel experiment / James Patterson.

The maze runner / James Dashner.

A night divided / Jennifer A. Nielsen.


The one and only Ivan / Katherine Applegate

Overturned / Lamar Giles

Prisoner B-3087 / by Alan Gratz

The raft / S.A. Bodeen

Sasquatch in the paint / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Scar Island / Dan Gemeinhart

WIRC Middle School Book List Part 1


Alexander Hamilton : the making of America / Teri Kanefield.

Believe : the victorious story of Eric LeGrand /

Chasing secrets / Gennifer Choldenko.

The best man / Richard Peck.

Chasing Vermeer / by Blue Balliett

Ender’s Game / Orson Scott Card.

Cloud and Wallfish / Anne Nesbet.

Confessions of a murder suspect / James Patterson

A dog’s purpose / W. Bruce Cameron.

The face on the milk carton / Caroline B. Cooney.

Found / Margaret Peterson Haddix.

The girl who drank the moon / Kelly Barnhill.

The graveyard book / Neil Gaiman

The inquisitor’s tale / Adam Gidwitz

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key / Jack Gantos

WIRC High School Book Lists


And we stay by Jenny Hubbard.

Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

Aristotle and Dante … by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

American born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

East by Edith Pattou.

Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr.

Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone by J.K. Rowling.

In the shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davis.

Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven.

I will plant you a lilac tree by aura Hillman.

The last lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow.


Looking for Alaska by John Green.

March. Book three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

The passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry.

Never fall down by Patricia McCormick.

A northern light by Jennifer Donnelly.

The hate u give by Angie Thomas.


Sarah’s key by Tatiana de Rosnay.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman.

The serpent king by Jeff Zentner.

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

The kingdom of little wounds by Susann Cokal.