In researching their family trees, people collect their ancestors’ names, plus their dates of birth and death.
This genealogy program focuses on discovering the hidden stories of the lives lived between those dates.
Everyone had a social history, and nobody lived an “ordinary life”. This class demonstrates how to find the stories behind the data.
The program is free, but registration is required. Please stop by the circulation desk or call the library at 724-863-4700 x 3 to register.
A Conversation with the First Ladies is a biographical dramatization of the lives of Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bess Truman, who were thrust into the historical spotlight because they said “I Do” to the men standing next to them.
Hear these three dynamic ladies talk of their lives, loves, fears and husbands.
The program is free, but registration is requested. To sign-up, please stop at the front desk or call 724-863-4700 x4.
You are cordially invited to a Downton Abbey Trivia Night. Teams will consist of 4-5 people. You can create your won team or we’ll place you in a team. Light refreshments will be served.
The program is free, but registration is requested. Stop by the front desk or call 724-863-4700 x3.
The United States government has conducted a census of its citizens (and non-citizens) every 10 years since 1790, giving us a snapshot of American families taken at 10-year intervals over much of our nation’s history.
U.S. census records are easy to search for information concerning your family history.
UNFORTUNATELY, no two censuses were alike, and some contain much more useful information than others.
This program reviews examples from various U.S. censuses and demonstrates what family tree information you might expect to find in each.
Access to U.S. census records using Norwin Public Library’s free databases will be demonstrated.
This program will run from 1:00 – 3:00 PM including a question and answer period.
The Program is Free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Stop by the circulation desk or call 724-863-4700 x 3 to register!
A lap-sit is rhymes and songs for babies up to age 1. (If you need to bring an older sibling, please have them bring a stuffed animal or doll so they can play along.) Limited to 12 babies. Please pre-register in Children’s.
“Final Footsteps” genealogy class will be held Saturday, November 2nd at 1:00 PM.
In death, we leave our final footprints in the public record.
Family tree researchers seek obituaries and death certificates to learn dates of death and places of burial for their ancestors. There are many other places to find our family’s “final footprints”, however.
The “Final Footprints” genealogy class will look at alternative sources for death records and demonstrate how to get the most information from a state-issued death certificate.
The program is free but registration is required. Stop by the circulation desk or call 724-863-4700 x 3.
The Norwin Public Library writers group, Original Characters, will be holding a Writers Symposium on Sunday, October 27th from 1-4:30 PM in the Norwin Public Library Kunkle Community Room.
Featured Topics will include:
- Tools to Grow an Idea
- Criticism: Giving and Taking It
- Adventures in Writing and Self Marketing
In addition to discussion, the symposium will also demonstrate writing exercises and other strategies for beginning, continuing, or finishing a writing project.
The program is free but registration is required. Please Contact Amanda Mitchell at 724-863-4700 x 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The development of computer-based searches has revolutionized the hobby of genealogy in recent years. The Internet is a powerful tool for quick results in Family Tree research, although there are some pitfalls to be aware of.
One pitfall is the belief that expensive subscriptions are necessary for Family Tree research. This is not the case.
“Internet Genealogy for Beginners” demonstrates some of the most useful FREE genealogy web sites, including how to use a Norwin Public Library card to access some subscription sites FREE OF CHARGE.
People attending the class will leave with a list of web sites to try at home.
THANK YOU to our community friends at Cheesecake Caffe for offering a 15% off deal to patrons who show a receipt from the library from Oct. 1-5 at the Caffe, from Oct. 1-5!