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.

Block Party

Thanks to a generous grant from the State of Pennsylvania, we have a LOT of really fun blocks, everything from large wooden shapes to Lincoln Logs to Magna Tiles. We invite families and children (under 6) to come in and play and build!

 

Next session will be Monday, November 27 at 6pm. C’mon in and build!

Lego Club

Thanks to many generous donors, we have enough Lego bricks to REALLY have fun!

Next gathering?  Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:30pm. These are regular-sized Lego bricks, so please, no little ones. It’s just open-play building. Let’s  see what your kids can do!

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.

Original Characters Writers Workshop

Writers tend to be so self-critical; let’s focus on the positive!
What’s working for your story? Who are your characters? What else could you try?
Let me try to help you find a new tool, book, website, app, blog – whatever I can find! – to work through your issues or get inspired.

We’re meeting the first Saturday of each month from 2:00-3:30 at Norwin Public Library.
Please email or call Amanda Mitchell at 724-863-4700 x 112

FAQ:

Do I have to sign up?

No, but registration is requested. It helps me know how many people to expect.

Do I have to share my work?

No way! We’ll also have short discussions about writing … and pizza. Shy people welcome!

Can I register online?

Absolutely! Email Amanda at amitchell@norwinpubliclibrary.net or click here!

Can I still come if I only have an idea for a story?

Yes! Please do! Everyone has to start somewhere. Maybe this is the encouragement you need.

Do I have to be a member of your library?

Nope, but you do need a card to check out books. It’s free, so why not?

What age group is this intended for?

I had high school students in mind, but college-aged students and middle school aged students are also welcome.

Book Club on Fleek!

The Book Club on Fleek is on point with today’s meaningful literature. Never boring, always thought-provoking, Book Club on Fleek brings new and fresh ideas to the discussion table. Aimed at millennials, books chosen will deal with a wide range of social and current issues, and how today’s younger generation deals with the world around them. This club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

Current Selection for August:

We Were Liars / E. Lockheart.

Recent Books include:

Everything I Never Told You / Celeste Ng. Tell The Wolves I’m home : A Novel / Carol Rifka Brunt. The Night Circus : A Novel / Erin Morgenstern.