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March 2014



From March 22-25, Allegheny County public libraries will be performing system upgrades across all county libraries. This will be the final phase in the project. During the final upgrade, we will have limited services on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23. Northland will be closed on Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25. We thank you for your patience as we work to make the library experience better for all patrons. On March 22-23 (Saturday & Sunday only), patrons will have access to: •

Basic check out with library card only. No alternative IDs will be accepted in place of a library card during this time due to a system outage during the upgrade.

No library materials will have a due date between 3/22 – 3/25, so late fees will not accrue for those days. Patrons may return materials as usual; however returns will not be cleared from patron accounts until the outage/system upgrade concludes.

There will be no disruption to Wi-Fi or the Computer Center.

The Book Nook will be available.

On March 22-25 (throughout the upgrade), patrons will not have access to: •

The eiNetwork Catalog* will be unavailable to both the public and library staff during the system upgrade.

Self-service checkout stations within the library will be unavailable.

NOMADs (offsite lending libraries) will not function during the system upgrade. ***Note: Remote book drops will be emptied as usual; however check in will also be delayed until we resume operations.

*The eiNetwork Catalog is a county-wide catalog system that allows patrons to look up materials, and monitor their library account details for holds, fines, items in transit, etc.


Our Tai Chi classes at the Activities Center in Franklin Park’s Blueberry Park will continue on Monday mornings in March at 11:00 a.m. to noon. Certified instructor, Vincenza Furst, will lead this popular series of gentle exercise postures based on the centuries-old Chinese practice designed to improve the body and the mind. If you have not attended any of the previous Tai Chi sessions, please register for the series by calling the adult reference desk at 412-366-8100 X113 or you may register at Northland’s website via the event calendar.


Ann Manchella’s popular vegetarian cooking class will feature Okra Curry on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Joins us for some tasty samples and learn about the health benefits of vegetarianism. Registration is required. Please contact the Adult Services Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 113 or you may register online.

Film Series at Northland TRAVEL FILM SERIES

On Wednesday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m., we travel to New York City. We’ll tour many of its landmarks, beginning with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  At the Tenements Museum, we’ll see how the immigrants worked and lived.  The largest tomb in North America is Grant’s Tomb.  We’ll see if Grant is actually buried there.  Then we’ll learn all about the Brooklyn Bridge.  In the past, NYC was guarded by many forts, including Clinton’s Castle and Governor’s Island, which are featured.  Then we’ll stroll through Central Park, and visit Wall Street, where Federal Hall once housed the U.S. Congress. For architectural lovers, we’ll see the Flatiron, Empire, and Chrysler buildings, as well as, Rockefeller Center.  So come join us. No reservation for this program is required.


This month’s film is a French Canadian comedy entitled, “Starbuck.” It is about Dave Wozniak, a 42-yearold man whose past comes back to haunt him. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he’s the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor, code-name Starbuck. Winner of nine awards, this movie is about a lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. Join us on Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. No reservation is required and refreshments will be served.


On Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m., eight local resident authors will briefly describe their journeys from ideas and interests to actual published work. From the true crime story of the notorious killer, Stanley Hoss, to Pittsburgh’s important contributions in the allied victory in World War I, to the history of Wolverine Mechanical Toys produced here in Pittsburgh, to a woman’s joyful discovery that overcoming her fears could lead to her life’s dreams…and much more. You’ll be inspired by all these authors as they share their stories, inspirations and advice. • • • • • • • •

JAMES HOLLOCK has written Born to Lose: Stanley B. Hoss and the Crime Spree That Gripped a Nation. JANICE LANE PALKO has successfully published St. Anne’s Day, a romantic comedy and A Shepherd’s Song, a Christmas romance. Her latest book is Cape Cursed, a romantic suspense novel. TERRY MOWREY’S beautifully illustrated book, Wolverine Mechanical Toys and the Story of the Wolverine Supply and Manufacturing Company describes the once robust and innovative North Side Pittsburgh toy manufacturer and its products. BARBARA RAUTNER’S book, To Walk With Thee: Songs of the Spirit is a collection of spiritual reflections in poetic form. DONNA BILLINGS discovered her life’s passion in her early 60’s. Her book title says it all: Red and Purple Hiking Boots: An Older Woman’s Trek to “It’s Never Too Late.” ELIZABETH WILLIAMS’ book, Pittsburgh in World War I: Arsenal of the Allies is the historical portrait of the important contributions made by Pittsburgh and its citizens during that perilous time. RICHARD ENGBERG’S book, The Contrarian Investor: How I Made Profits During the Great Recession describes the techniques he developed over time in picking stocks by trusting his intuition based on years of study and observation. MARY MCCARTHY has published a book of poetry, Crazy Odds, as a Kindle e-book. She will share some of her favorite poems.

The books will be on display and available for authors’ signings for those who wish to purchase them. Please register for this program by contacting the Adult Services Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 113 or you may register online.


Cynthia DeAlmeida has been Principal Oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 1991. Since joining the Pittsburgh Symphony, Ms. DeAlmeida has been featured as a soloist in concertos by Bach, Haydn, Strauss and Mozart and has premiered and recorded with the symphony two concertos commissioned especially for her and her instrument. Her artistry is superb and it is Northland Library’s good fortune to feature her in a program on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. Her enthusiasm for music and the oboe, in particular, is unbounded as well as her pride in the Pittsburgh Symphony. She will share with her audience the ways in which her instrument fits into and is featured in symphonic music. And she will play selections that will demonstrate her unique talent. Please register for this program by contacting the Adult Services Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 113 or you may register online.


Join us on Sunday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m., for actor Gregory Gibson Kenney’s doubleheader performance for the entire family, “Roberto Clemente: A Chat with an Angel” and “Pops: We Were Family” about the life of Willy Stargell. Greg is a favorite with Northland audiences of all ages; he is usually here each year. If you are not familiar with his work, Greg is an actor who does one man shows about famous black Americans. In about a half-hour he brings his characters to life and involves his audience in his performance. He always gives his audience a chance to ask questions or tell their stories on the topic at the end of his performance. Greg has performed all over the east coast and is a regular performer at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He will be a featured performer at the Three Rivers Storytelling Festival in August this year. For more information about Greg, you can check his website Please register for this program by contacting the Adult Services Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 113 or you may register online.


Northland Public Library, in cooperation with AARP, is once again offering free tax preparation assistance for senior citizens and low-income residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. now through April 15. This service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and we cannot guarantee that everyone needing help can be accommodated on any given day. A signup sheet will be located outside of the lower library entrance. There will be no income tax services on Tuesday, March 25 due to library closure for system upgrades.


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Ross Township Community Center Sunday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Baierl Family YMCA • 2565 Nicholson Rd., Franklin Park Sunday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. -  9:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. -  7:00 p.m.


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Have you heard about “Find a Grave,” the website that contains listings of cemeteries and graves from all over the world? At the end of 2013, the site contained over 106 million burial records worldwide. Many of the cemetery records contain maps and photographs. Individual grave records may contain birth and death dates, biographical information, cemetery and plot information and photographs. On Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m., Elissa Scalise Powell, certified genealogist and trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, will explain the navigation techniques you need to find your way through “Find a Grave” to locate those elusive ancestors you’ve been searching for. Elissa is an active member of the North Hills Genealogists and always has helpful advice and suggestions for those who are just beginning a search for family records as well as for the more advanced searchers who need a few more pieces to complete the puzzle. She will also share resources for searching local cemetery records. Join us for an informative evening with an expert genealogy researcher. Please register by calling the adult reference desk at 412-366-8100 X113 or register online.


On March 4, at 7:00 p.m., the Tuesday Night Book Group will discuss Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel. In his first book, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion in Iraq, during the infamous “surge,” a grueling 15-month tour that changed them all forever. He creates an indelible portrait of what life after war is like—not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, friends, and the professionals who are trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done. Please join us as we discuss this important book. Our selection for the April will be Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff.


Spring Book Sale Ticket holder preview sale: Thursday May 1 Regular sale: Friday, May 2, Saturday, May 3 $5 Bag Sale: Sunday May 4


Adventure writer, Peter Heller, has written his first novel, The Dog Stars, a riveting tale of a pilot living in a world filled with loss. In a post-apocalyptic world, a flu pandemic has killed off most of the world’s population. The story’s hero longs for earlier days when a random transmission beams through his radio, giving him hope of better things “out there.” Bring your brown bag lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 14. The library provides a beverage. At noon, we’ll begin our informal discussion of this fascinating novel. Our book for discussion in April will be Transatlantic by Colum McCann, chosen by the Allegheny County Library Association for its yearly One Book, One Community selection. Book groups and discussion groups all over the county will read the same book. Colum McCann will be a featured speaker on March 10 at the Monday Night Lecture Series at Heinz Hall.


If you like mysteries or crime fiction, you’ll enjoy this group’s informal discussions. On Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., the group will discuss The Murder Book by Jonathan Kellerman, featuring LA psychologist-detective, Alex Delaware. Milo Sturgis, Delaware’s long-time friend and colleague, is haunted by an earlier case that was never solved. When someone sends a picture of the crime scene, they decide to investigate again. A classic puzzler, this mystery will keep you guessing. In April, the group will discuss the famous Agatha Christie classic, And Then There Were None.


The Serious Readers Book Discussion group finds that works of historical, economic and political significance provide the opportunity for personal examination and analysis of fateful past events that have had a lasting effect on today’s United States – politically, economically and culturally. On their list of introspective reading are Common Sense, The Federalist Papers, In Praise of Folly, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and Travels With Epicurus. If you feel so inclined, please join the discussion on Saturday, March 22, at 11:00 a.m.


Got a knack for knitting? Come and work on your project, share tips and patterns and enjoy some dessert with knit and crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels. Evening circle meets on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. and the afternoon circle meets on Friday, March 21, at 1:00 p.m.


Come and meet some new friends and neighbors as we engage in informal chats on current events and popular culture. You pick the topic- nothing is out-of-bounds! No reservation is required to participate in these relaxed forums that meet twice each month. The February conversation salons will be Friday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 26, at 1:00 p.m.


StorySwap, Pittsburgh’s guild for local adult storytellers meets at Northland Library on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Bring your tall tales or your eager ears to join this month’s session on Monday, March 3. No registration is required. For more information, call Mary Morgan Smith at 412-366-8100 ext. 123, or you may e-mail her at


All those interested in genealogy, from the beginner to the seasoned researcher, are invited to join us on Tuesday, March 18, at 6:45 p.m. in the meeting rooms on the lower level of the Library. Irish expert and experienced presenter, Brian O’Neill, is coming back for another monthly program presentation! This time he will teach us about Irish Maps, including Gaelic place names, Irish town lands, and clan areas of special geographical interest and the great English map maker, Richard Barlett, of the 1500’s. Genealogy researchers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend. For more information about the North Hills Genealogists, go to


Writers of all interests are invited to share their ideas and experiences. The group focuses on assignment-based writing projects and offers critiques during this writing workshop on Monday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m.


On Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m., children ages 3 through 6 years of age (who are ready to be on their own for half an hour) are invited to bring a Teddy Bear (or other stuffed friend) for stories, songs, games and refreshments. Early registration for residents of Bradford Woods, Franklin Park, Marshall, McCandless and Ross may register at the Children’s Reference Desk beginning Saturday, March 1. Open registration begins March 9. Please contact the Children’s Department at 412366-8100 extension 123.


Did you know that Northland Children’s Librarians visit preschools and daycare centers? Almost every week our librarians take stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, songs and games out into the community to add a little library zip to early literacy programs in our service area. We also do school visits, and provide assemblies and interactive storytelling programs for students in classrooms from Kindergarten through High School. If you know of a preschool, daycare center or grade school in Bradford Woods, Franklin Park, Marshall, McCandless or Ross that would like a visit please call the Children’s/Young Adult Services Department at 412-3668100 extension 123.


Teen Tech Week is when libraries showcase all of the great non-print resources and services that are available to teens and their families. This year, the theme is “DIY @ Your Library.” Northland will participate in Teen Tech Week on Wednesday, March 12, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will use our computer lab in the Board Room to explore group gaming and programming with On Thursday, March 13, we will be back on our usual Teen Thursday space to create our own public service announcements to be posted on our website. Some ideas are commercials for Teen Thursdays, Book trailers, promotion of teen services at Northland, upcoming National Library Week, Free Comic Book Day, and the creation of our Teen Advisory Group. The teens will direct and write the scripts for these projects. Teen Thursdays: Northland’s new program for ‘tweens and teens. Teen Thursdays offer a variety of activities each week from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. No registration is required. March 6 – Gaming March 13 – Public Service Announcements (Teen Tech Week) March 20 – Get ready for the release of Divergent the Movie March 27 – Here there be Dragons! We will celebrate the mythical and awesome creature in movies and books.

Volunteering at Nor thland VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Casey Mrazik Residence: McCandless Volunteer Assignment: Monthly decoration of Rama exhibit In a few words, why do you volunteer at Northland Library? “I am a junior at North Allegheny High School and I started volunteering through LeadersNow International*, a local group that focuses on the community and provides leadership development in young women. Since then, I have volunteered at the Library for almost two years, decorating the beloved “Rama”

on a monthly basis.” “Coming in once a month to decorate Rama has been enjoyable and extremely rewarding as I become more creative and see the smiles Rama puts on the faces of librarygoers. I also owe Rama success to my fellow LeadersNow International members who help me decorate on occasion, especially Kailey Kaparakos.” *LeadersNow International is a membership based organization that is open to any girl in grades 7 through 12. Membership in the organization provides young women with comprehensive training in character development, leadership skills, style, poise, etiquette, career exploration, mentoring, and service to the community.


If you’ve ever wondered about the camel on display in the lower library, we hope you’ll enjoy this background sketch. Following the dona tion of the camel to Northland, Rama was named as such as a representation of one of the most widely worshipped Hindu deities. The name is also the embodiment of chivalry and virtue and was conceived as a model of reason, right action and desirable virtues. To link the presence of a camel to the Library, research revealed that camels are used to deliver books to nomadic people in remote desert villages of Kenya. The terrain in Kenyan regions can make roads impassable by traditional vehicles, so camels make the trek carrying books on their backs. The illiteracy rate among people living in nomadic areas is over 80% and over 45% of school-aged children are not enrolled in school. In addition to Kenya using animals to facilitate traveling bookmobiles, Colombia uses donkeys for a “biblioburro.” Northland’s bookmobile stationed at Marshall Elementary School on Fridays and at North Hills Village Shopping Center in Ross Township on Saturdays is our “RAMA” and another of the many resources that magnifies the library’s value to community patrons.

SIR PIZZA: A FABULOUS FUNDRAISER AND FRIEND OF NORTHLAND If something smells good in this month’s newsletter, it’s the yummy aroma of delicious pizza coming from our Bread for Books Partner, Sir Pizza. With two locations in Northland’s Service area – on Sewickley Oakmont Road in Ross and Brandt School Road in Franklin Park – they are a natural partner for the Library. In business since 1975, Sir Pizza has been a proud partner of Northland’s Bread for Books program since its beginning. Between their Bread for Books partnership, sponsorship of Library events, and their recent Enjoy Coupon Book Sale on behalf of the Library, they have raised over $5,000 for Northland’s programs and services. The Filiaggi Family believes in the importance of the Library, especially as both their children and grandchildren have grown up enjoying Northland. Their family has proudly owned and operated Sir Pizza for over 40 years. Sir Pizza offers some of the most unique and delicious pizza in the North Hills, with toppings going to the edge, fresh ingredients, and their recognizable flat and square pieces. They also offer craft beers in six packs or on tap, and a variety of sandwiches and salads. It’s the perfect place to take your busy family, all while supporting Northland. We thank them for their partnership, and all that they have made possible through their support! Don’t forget to stop by on Mondays and Wednesdays THIS MONTH for a great meal and an easy way to support your Library!

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These locations:

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The Pierogi Truck will be back at Northland on Friday, March 28 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 20% of sales will be donated to the library and no donation voucher is required.

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The Bread for Books program provides support for the Northland Public Library Foundation which is responsible for programs and initiatives that are outside of the Library’s operating budget.

Back by popular demand, the Northland Public Library Foundation continues its delicious partnership with Zum Zum LLC, operators of Pittsburgh’s first and only Polish Pierogi Truck for another parking lot pierogi party.

Name: Santina Balestreire FRIDAY, MARCH 28 Work at Northland:  Director, Marketing Time at Northland: 3 months Noon to 6:00 p.m. & Communications Hot and ready to eat pierogi, stuffed cabbage and Residence:  Ross Township haluski, Polish Platters and a large variety of frozen Education: BA Communications/MS & Information Systems, Robert Morris University pierogi to take and makeCommunications for a quick home-cooked meal on the run! Why do you choose to work at Northland Library? 20% Northland OF ALL SALES I wanted to work here because Library is responsible for sparking my interest and curiosity in so THE LIBRARY many subjects. I also loveBENEFIT the programming that is exclusive to Northland and wanted to be able to help get the visit:  w voucher is NOToffers required Northland word out about all A that the library thefor community. Plus, it’s a bonus to spend the day with library staff, NO for more information about ZumZum’s DONATION to receive the donation. which in my opinion, are foods some of theservices. friendliest people in specialty & catering VOUCHER the North Hills! D O N AT I O N VO U C H E R REQUIRED Getting the most out of your library (secrets): Red Box doesn’t exist for me! I use the library exclusively to see The the Breadlatest for Booksmovies for free and I get to keep them for an entire week. provides support I also just learned about borrowing e-books which never have aprogram late fee because they automatically expire on your device. Oh and for the Northland Public how can I forget Freegal, three free songs each week to keep onLibrary my Foundation device. Need I say more? Coming to the library really saves me money! which is responsible for and initiatives Three words describing Northland: Entertaining, Educational,programs Interesting that are outside of the Library’s operating budget.


Northland Library wishes to thank the following people who recently contributed to our Memorial and Honor Programs. If you are interested in honoring a loved one or a friend through a gift to Northland, please contact Kellie Kaminski at 412-366-8100, extension 104 or by email at In Memory of: Ron Bibza (Donors: Sally, Todd & Tracy Bibza) Margaret “Peg” Braun (Donor: Dr. Donald J. Wessel) Sabrina Devereaux (Donor: McCandless Town Council & Administration) Jeffrey R. Guthridge (Donor: Sally A. Shamalla) Helenmarie Hohman (Donors: in alpha order) Jean & Harry Bost Nancy L. Moore & Nancy A. Penney Linda Farmerie Florence Ogden Glenmoor Farms Community Joan Slaughter Bill Jamison Barbara & Bud Stover Mr. & Mrs. Clark Lingren Helen Vasko Cathy and Sally Long Christine & Greg Waldrip Charlene & Frank Mencini Robert Wildeman Frank & Sue Mencini and Family John E. “Jack” Kerr (Donors: in alpha order) Ruth & Don Baret Renee Irvin Edgar & Adelma Castle/ Thomas & Marilyn Castle Craig & Carol Levy Joseph & Rosemary Crist/ Thomas Delahanty Phil & Lynn Pechulis Diane & Mike Elliot Elva & David Scapes Margaret & Philip Fitzgibbons/ Mary Lou & Richard Seyko Tom & Gerri Shoup Linda & Joseph Kleber W.H. and Mary Staples Northland Public Library Foundation Marjory & Philip Greenisen The Foundation meets in the library on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. If you are interested in joining the Foundation Board or helping with our fundraising programs, please call 412-366-8100 x104 or email In Honor of: To learn more about the unique programs and activities, partnerships and current Ruth Staples (Donors: Marjory & Philip Greenisen) focus of fundraising goals of the Foundation visit our page on the Library’s website

•MISSION STATEMENT• The mission of the Northland Public Library Foundation is to build financial support through community fundraising to enhance the programs and growth of Northland Public Library.

Designated Gift: William D. Rodgers

Events • March 2014 March 1 Hop on Pop* 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

N. H. Genealogists Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. Board Room

March 2 Moraine Sailing Club 1:30 p.m. Room 148-2

Tuesday Night Book Group* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1

March 3 Science-Tots*(FILLED) 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Tai Chi* 11:00 a.m. Activities Center at Blueberry Hill Park Science-Tots*(FILLED) 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 North Pittsburgh Past Finders 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1 StorySwap* 7:00 p.m. Board Room March 4 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

March 5

Mother Goose Storytime* (FILLED) 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Mother Goose Storytime* (FILLED) 10:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2

Kangaroo Storytime* (FILLED) 11:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

Rock-A-Baby Music Time!* 6:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2 March 6 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance              9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room 148-2 Indian Vegetarian Cooking* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 March 7   No Events Scheduled

Kangaroo Storytime* (FILLED) 11:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2

March 8   NAIC Model Club 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1

Teen Advisory Group* 3:00 p.m. Board Room

March 9    No Events Scheduled                 March 10 Science-Tots* (FILLED) 10:00am Room 148-1&2

CSI Club*-Hamsters (FILLED) 4:30 p.m. Room 148-2


Tai Chi* 11:00 a.m. Activities Center at Blueberry Hill Park Science-Tots* (FILLED) 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 Writers at Work* 6:30 p.m. Room 148-1 North Hills Coin Club 7:00 p.m. Room 148-2

March 15 No Events Scheduled March 16 Teddy Bear Tea Party 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2     March 17  Science-Tots* (FILLED) 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Tai Chi* 11:00 a.m. Activities Center at Blueberry Hill Park

March 11 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Northern Allegheny County Softball League 6:00 p.m. Room 148-2               March 12 Mother Goose Storytime* (FILLED)                10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Mother Goose Storytime* (FILLED) 10:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Kangaroo Storytime* (FILLED) 11:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Kangaroo Storytime* (FILLED) 11:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2              


Science-Tots* (FILLED) 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 Watch & Clock Association 7:00 p.m. Room 148-2 March18 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Gateway Hospice                 3:15pm Room 148-1&2     North Hills Genealogists* 6:45 p.m. Room 148-1&2 March 19 Mother Goose Storytime* (FILLED)                10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Mother Goose Storytime* (FILLED) 10:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2

Foreign Film* 1:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2

Kangaroo Storytime* (FILLED) 11:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

Teen Tech Wednesday* 3:00 p.m. Board Room Mission…Sharks*    4:30 p.m. Room 148-1 NPL Foundation Meeting 7:00 p.m. Board Room Northland Knitters* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1

March 13 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Teen Tech Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room148-2 Meet our Local Authors* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2

March 14  Second Friday Book Group*   11:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Conversation Salon* 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2


Kangaroo Storytime* (FILLED) 11:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2 Travel Film* 2.00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 CSI Club*-Hermits (FILLED) 4:30 p.m. Room 148-2 UPMC for Life Seminar 6:00 p.m. Room 148-1

March 20 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance                  9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room 148-2 Mystery Lovers Book Group* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1 March 21  Northland Knitters* 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1

March 22 Serious Readers Discussion Group* 11:00 a.m. Board Room March 23 No Events Scheduled March 24  LIBRARY CLOSED County-wide System Upgrade Tai Chi* 11:00 a.m. Activities Center at Blueberry Hill Park March 25

LIBRARY CLOSED County-wide System Upgrade

March 25 NPL Authority Board Committee Meeting* 6:30 p.m. McCandless Township Municipal Building

NPL Authority Board Meeting* 7:30 p.m. McCandless Township Municipal Building   March 26  Conversation Salon* 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1 Mission…Alligators* 4:30 p.m. Room 148-1 An Evening of Music with Cynthia Dealmeida* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 March 27  AARP Tax Preparation Assistance                  9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room 148-2 Health America/Advantra 6:00 p.m. Room 148-2 March 28 The Book Club 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1 March 29 Embroidery Guild of America 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 March 30 Gregory Gibson Kenney: A Double Header* 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2

March 31 Tai Chi* 11:00 a.m. Activities Center at Blueberry Hill Park Money Smart-Come and Play* 6:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2

BOOK NOOK: Think Green! Purchase very reasonably priced, gently used books for St. Patrick’s Day and spring at Northland’s best kept secret, the BOOK NOOK. We’ve got great books for children and adults about St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish! And the long anticipated first day of spring is in March! Visit the Book Nook for lots of gardening books and magazines, to prepare for those first blooms.

Computer Classes • March 2014 INTRODUCTORY CLASSES Introduction to the Internet

Monday, Mar 10, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. In this combination of lecture and hands-on experience, participants will learn the basic layout of the Internet Explorer web browser. Participants will also work with browser Tabs and conduct searches using Search Engines and web addresses. Must have computer competence - mouse skills and some typing. Introduction to Gmail

Monday, Mar 10,

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Word 2010 Part 1 (of 2)

Thursday, Mar 6,

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Word 2010 Part 2 (of 2)

Thursday, Mar 20,

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Excel 2010 Must have Word competence.

Thursday, Mar 13, Friday, Mar 28,

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Powerpoint 2010

Thursday, Mar 20,

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Make an appointment to set up your new Gmail account (if necessary) before attending the class. Learn about the features of Gmail. Must have mouse and some typing skills as well as Internet competence.

MICROSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE For students with no previous Word experience. Must have mouse skills. Prerequisite: participation in the Word 2010 Part 1 class.

Must have Word competence.

OTHER CLASSES (Basic Computer and/or Internet Competence Required) Online Scams and Hoaxes

Monday, Mar 3, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. To click or not to click?--Learn how to recognize hoaxes, frauds, and urban legends on the internet in this lecture-based program. Selling Online

Monday, Mar 10, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Learn about various auctions and ecommerce sites beyond eBay, and the pros and cons of using those sites. Must have computer & Internet competence. Digital Pictures Workshop 1

Thursday, Mar 20,

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Computer Maintenance

Friday, Mar 21,

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Digital Pictures Workshop 2

Thursday, Mar 27,

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Learn how to use your camera and your computer together. This class will cover downloading photos from a camera to a computer, organizing them, and basic photo editing. Please bring a camera to class. For Windows 7 computer owners

Learn how to use online photo editing tools to fix your photos before you upload them to the web. Participants will also practice uploading photos to various websites, such as email, eBay and Facebook. Please bring a camera to class.

DOWNLOADING E-BOOKS (Participants must have a valid library card and an e-mail address.) Library E-Books for Mobile Devices

Friday, Mar 28,

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Library E-Books for Apple Devices

Friday, Mar 28,

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Learn how to browse, check out and download free e-books from Northland and read them on your Android, Blackberry, or Windows Phone 7 device. Bring your mobile device to class. Learn how to browse, check out and download free e-books from Northland and read them on your iPad, iPad mini, iPod Touch and iPhone. Please bring your mobile device to class.

WORKING WITH MOBILE DEVICES iPad Games Puzzle Games Trivia

Monday, Mar 3, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. OR Monday, Mar 10, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Are you intimidated by new tablet technology? Come to one of these interactive classes to become more comfortable with touch-screen tablets. Participants will learn how to use and navigate a touch screen by playing pre-installed games on our iPad devices.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (Please call the Computer Center to set-up a help session. Each session will be held upstairs in the Computer Center.)

YouTube for Beginners - Searching for videos, when & how to create an account, subscribing, creating a playlist and more.Must have Internet experience. Bring ear buds! Each class size will be limited to two people.

WordPad - A basic word processor – first step to Internet and e-mail use.

Must have mouse skills. Each class size will be limited to two people.

Perfect Printing - Say goodbye to printed pages with cut-off text, pesky advertisements, and blank pages! Come to this class to learn printing tips that will enable you to print out exactly what you want from the Internet. Must have Internet experience. Each class size will be limited to two people.

iPadMission Basics - Register for a help session to get one-on-one instruction and assistance. Staff members will be available to answer your specific questions.

Northland Library enables, empowers and encourages lifelong learning and discovery.

Statement Downloading Library e-Books to your e-Reader or Mobile Device - Register for a help session to get one-on-one instruction and assistance. Participants must have a valid county library card and an e-mail address. Please bring your device.

Northland Public Library March 2014 Newsletter  
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