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


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 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.

Cozy Mysteries Book Club

You are invited to join the Norwin Public Library’s cozy mystery book club, the “Cozies.” Cozy mysteries are fun, easy to read books, that are funny, downplay violence and and often take place in a small town. The book club meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm.

Norwin Nibblers Cookbook Club

The Norwin Nibblers Cookbook Club is a cooking group that takes inspiration from cookbooks. Every month, each member selects a recipe from a cookbook curated by our staff, and brings the cooked dish to a group meeting at the library.

Norwin Nibblers is open to everyone and meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 12:00PM.

Farm to Fork : Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh / Emeril Lagasse. Make it ahead : a Barefoot Contessa cookbook / Ina Garten. The Book Lover’s Cookbook. / Shaunda Kennedy Wenger & Janet Kay Jensen.

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!