Leap Into Spring! Introduction to April Flowers at Braddock’s Trail

Join us Monday, March 21st at 6:30 PM for a look ahead at the wildflowers that will soon be flanking the path at Braddock’s Trail Park.

Former Norwin School District Superintendent Dr. Jack Boylan will show what to expect and when to visit in order to make the most of your flower spotting this Spring.

The program is free, but registration is requested. Please call the library at 724-863-4700 x 3 or stop by the circulation desk to register.

Women’s History Month Program

In honor of National Women’s History month, Norwin Public Library will be presenting “Hidden in Plain Sight”, a program honoring Sarah B. Cochran, a Fayette County native who was an influential suffragist, philanthropist, and business rival of H.C. Frick. Yet because she was a woman, few traces of her remain in the historical record.

New Jersey author Kimberly Hess has meticulously researched the life of “the nation’s only coal queen” for her groundbreaking book, A Lesser Mortal: The Unexpected Life of Sarah B. Cochran.

Ms. Hess will present her program via Zoom at the Norwin Library on March 22 at 6PM, joined by local genealogist Donna Edwards-Jordan, a descendant of the Cochran family, who served as a consultant for the book.  There will be a discussion following the presentation and signed copies of “A Lesser Mortal”  will be available for sale.

The program is free but registration is required. Please call the library at 724-863-4700 x 3 or stop by the circulation desk to register.

Golden Girls Trivia

Join us for a night of Golden Girls Trivia on Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:30 PM.

Teams  will consist of 4-5 people.  You can create your own team or we’ll place you in one.  Light refreshments will be served.

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

Material Donation Guidelines

Thank you for considering donating your gently used materials to the Norwin Public Library and the Friends of the Norwin Public Library. We appreciate your help.

The library accepts items in very good condition, preferably 5 years old or newer.

We accept books, audiobooks on CD, and DVDs. All materials should be clean, undamaged, and free from mold and dampness.

The library does not accept:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks of any kind
  • Magazines
  • VHS Cassette Tapes

Level 2 Genealogy: Climbing Higher on Your Family Tree

This is a genealogy program for people who have learned the basics of online genealogy and are “stuck” in their research.  It’s time to learn new  strategies to break through the brick walls…time to “level up.”  The program is free, but registration is requested.  Please contact the library at 724-863-4700 x3.

Pushing The Limits Science Discussion Group

The Norwin Public Library’s Pushing the Limits Science Discussion Group will host their next meeting on Tuesday, February 1, at 6pm.

The group will be discussing the PBS Documentary “H2O: The Molecule that Made Us” at the upcoming meeting.

Copies of the video are available at the circulation desk.

For more information, please contact Diana at dfalk@norwinpubliclibrary.net

Groundhog Day Book Sale!

The Friends of the Norwin Public Library will be holding a Groundhog day book sale on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 10am – 6pm.

You’ll be sure to see some great deals!

No electronic scanning devices are allowed and facemasks are required for shoppers to protect the health of our volunteers.

Closed For Weather

The Norwin Public Library will be closing at 6:00 PM tonight due to unsafe weather conditions.

Please call the library at 724-863-4700 tomorrow to ensure we are open before visiting.

Thank you.


Buy the Bag Book Sale!

The Friends of the Norwin Public Library will be holding a “Buy the Bag” book sale from October 13th through the 16th during regular library hours. A Friends-Only preview will be October 12th.

You buy the bag and stuff it with as many books as will fit.

Masks are required and there may be time limits to browsing. Exact Covid protocols will be determined at the time of the sale.

No electronic scanning devices will be allowed.