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.
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.|
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!