Pennsylvania Libraries Closed Indefinitely

The Norwin Public Library, along with all other public libraries in the State of Pennsylvania, will be closed indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Please do not return any materials to us, or to any library during this time. No fines will be assessed for the duration of this closing, and all items will be automatically renewed to you.
On behalf of the Board of trustees and the staff of the Norwin library, we’re sorry for this interruption in service, but we hope that this action will in some way lessen the impact of the coronavirus on the Norwin and global community.
We look forward to seeing you again, and we hope that it will be soon.
Thank you for your support.

Discovering Your Family’s Stories

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.

Conversation with the First Ladies

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.


Downton Abbey Trivia Night

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.




Using the U.S. Census to Climb Your Family Tree

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!

Final Footprints Genealogy Program

“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.

Writers Symposium – October 27th

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
  • Self-Publishing
  • 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