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!

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.

WIRC Reading Challenge Book Lists

The WIRC reading list for high school students with links to our catalog and call numbers.

The WIRC reading list for middle school students with links to our catalog and call numbers.

The WIRC reading list for middle school students with links to our catalog and call numbers.

The WIRC reading list for middle school students with links to our catalog and call numbers.

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.