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May 2014



We are pleased to announce that we have a new interactive website full of great new features. The homepage has a calendar that displays all of our activities and programs when you put the curser over a day. Visit the site to find great new fiction and DVD releases, see library hours, access your account and search the catalog. The website also connects you directly to Northland’s digital and e- collections. Please visit and get acquainted!

Beyond the Stacks: Each month we will feature a different library database, or other on-line resource. These information treasures are not free on the Internet, but are free if you go through Northland’s website and use your library card. Haven’t heard the soundtrack from Frozen yet? Listen to it on Hoopla. Never saw Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski? Watch it on Hoopla! Hoopla is a digital media service that lets you stream movies, TV shows and music content through all major browsers and/ or the Hoopla app for Apple or Android devices. Within the app patrons also have the option to download content to enjoy when they don’t have Internet connectivity. (The mobile hoopla app can be found in the app store on your iOS device and in the Google Play store on your Android device. Search for “hoopla digital” to find and download the app.) Anyone with a valid library card will be able to borrow eight items per month. Video content can be borrowed for two days. Music content can be borrowed for seven days. All titles are always available -- no holds, no waiting -- and the items will be returned for you at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees. To borrow items from Hoopla, either open the application on your device or visit www. on your laptop or computer to go to the hoopla website and click on “Sign Up.” You will need a valid library card, an e-mail address, and you will need to create a password. That’s all you need! There are no fees involved—just your library card. Also, Hoopla has no ads or commercials as part of its content. For more information, visit the Hoopla website, view an instructional video on, or ask one of the librarians the next time you visit the library.

Featured Adult Programming:

Registration is required for the following free adult programs except where noted. You may register online, in person at the Adult Reference desk or by calling 412-366-8100 extension 113.


Tai Chi classes continue on Monday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon throughout May at the Activities Center in Franklin Park’s Blueberry Hill Park. Instructor, Vincenza Furst, leads the class in the gentle, healthful exercises that originated long ago in China. There will not be a class on Monday, May 26, Memorial Day. No need to register for the classes; just join in whenever you can.

Film Series at Northland TRAVEL FILM

On Wednesday, May 21 at 2 p.m., we’ll arrive in Paris for a three country European tour of France, Spain and Portugal. In Paris, we’ll visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, and lastly the Louvre. From there, we will see the Chateau d’ Usse, which was the inspiration for the tale of Sleeping Beauty and the Chateau de Villandry, with one of the most enviable vegetable gardens in the world. In Spain, we start in Barcelona with its unique Gaudi architecture. Granada is next with a stop at the Alhambra, one of the largest Islamic palaces in the world. In Seville, we’ll tour the world’s largest gothic cathedrals. In Portugal, we visit Lisbon and all its distinctive neighborhoods. The trip ends in Fatima to learn about and see the site of one of the most famous miracles. No registration required. Refreshments will be served.


Please join us on Wednesday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m. for a film from Saudi Arabia called Wadjda. This film is about Wadjda, a fun loving 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. She has her heart set on buying a beautiful green bicycle but her mother won’t allow it fearing repercussions from a society that views bicycles as harmful to a girl’s virtues. Wadjda decides to raise the money for the bike herself by entering the schools’ Koran recitation competition. The competition isn’t going to be easy for her but she refuses to give in, determined to fight for her dreams. The film is the first film directed by a Saudi woman and is shot completely in Saudi Arabia. This film has won 18 awards and was nominated for 17 others. No registration is required. Refreshments will be served.


The Wolverine Supply and Manufacturing Company was founded in Pittsburgh in 1903 by Benjamin Bain. The company designed and manufactured household utensils and broom holders as well as the tools and dies to make them. Bain also found the opportunity to begin a toy manufacturing business and in 1913, he purchased property in Manchester where he constructed a large three-story toy factory. The building still stands today. Wolverine Toy Company manufactured sturdy hand-operated mechanical tin (or pressed steel) construction-type toys for boys that would eventually be sold in major department and toy stores across the country. Eventually, Bain added vehicle toys such as trains, boats, trucks and cars that were all powered by a spring-powered motor. The company later branched out into toys for girls. Fortunately, Terry Mowrey, of the North Hills has been a collector of these fascinating toys for many years and has published a beautifully illustrated book about Wolverine Mechanical Toys which features the history of the company and the toys that many children cherished. Join Terry on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. as he displays his collection of colorful mechanical Wolverine Toys and describes the early history of the North Side company that found great success for many years. If you have any Wolverine Toys in your possession, bring them along for others to see. If you have stories of relatives who worked for the Wolverine Company, bring those along, too.


Asthma and allergies often go hand-inhand. Allergic asthma is a type of asthma that is triggered by allergens such as pollen or mold spores. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, half of the 20 million Americans with asthma have allergic asthma. On Monday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Stephen Murphey will present an overview of allergies that cause asthma or trigger asthma attacks and the current research and treatment options that are available. Dr. Murphey received the National Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.



If you’re interested in mysteries of the mind, holistic healing, mind/body/spirit connections and other alternative ways of looking at ourselves and our world, you’re invited to join a new discussion group at Northland Library, facilitated by Richard Kajuth, former education consultant and lifelong student of esoteric subjects. Join this new discussion group on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. On May 13, the group will begin disscussion on Deepak Chopra’s Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create A New You. No registration is necessary.

TUESDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION On May 6, at 7:00 p.m., the group will discuss On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz. Horowitz shows how to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, “the observation of trifles.” The book is structured around a series of eleven walks through her Manhattan neighborhood with experts on a wide range of subjects--an urban sociologist, an artist, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. She also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. She reveals what it means to be an expert observer. Our selection for June 3 is Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff.

Harold Fry, retired sales rep and beleaguered husband, decides one morning to walk 600 miles across England to save an old friend. It might not work, but that’s hardly the point. Harold in endearingly unprepared for the journey but wins us over with his classic anti-heroism. In Rachel Joyce’s novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, the author shows that walking for while in Harold Fry’s shoes, we might find that our own shoes fit a bit better. Bring your brown bag lunch on Friday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m. We’ll begin our informal discussion at noon. The book for discussion in June is The Absolutist by John Boyne.


If you like mysteries or crime fiction, you’ll enjoy this group’s informal discussions. On Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m., the group will discuss Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson. This is Johnson’s sixth mystery featuring Wyoming sheriff, Walt Longmire. A severed thumb points the way to a surprisingly twisty mystery that involves junkmen, land developers and a creepy ex-convict. Longmire may be contemplating early retirement, but readers will demand that he serve out his full term of service—and run for reelection. In June, the group will discuss A Cold Treachery by Charles Todd.

LIBRARY HOURSCLOSINGS & CHANGES Northland Library will be closed to the public for Staff Development Day on Friday, May 16, 2014. We will also be closed on Sunday, May 25 (start of summer hours) and Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.


NORTHLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 300 Cumberland Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237 412-366-8100 412-366-2064 FAX

HOURS OF OPERATION Sunday Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday

1:00 p.m. - 5:00.p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Fridays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Marshall Elementary School • Marshall Township Saturdays 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. North Hills Village Shopping Center • Ross Township


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.


Ross Twp. Community Center 24 hour accessible Baierl Family YMCA 24 hour accessible Marshall Twp. Municipal Building 24 hour accessible



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. If you feel so inclined, please join the discussion on Saturday, May 24, 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, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. Northland Knitters will not meet on Friday, May 16, due to the Staff Development Day closure.

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, May 5. No registration is required. For more information, call Mary Morgan Smith at 412-366-8100 ext. 123, or you may e-mail her at


Join us on Tuesday, May 20, at 6:45 p.m. in the meeting rooms on the lower level of the Library for a discussion about legends and folklore of western Pennsylvania with author and historian, Thomas White. He will examine the legends and demonstrate how they reflect the history and evolving culture of our region. Hear the story of the whispering dead beneath the Black Cross, the phantoms of Pittsburgh’s steel mills, and the ghosts and cults that allegedly stalk Blue Mist Road. Learn the truth about the legendary steel worker Joe Magarac, Judge Reddick’s contest with the Devil, and the Lost Bomber of the Monongahela.


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, May 12, at 6:30 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. The April conversation salons will be Friday, May 9, at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 28, at 1:00 p.m.

Get ready to read for fun, pleasure and prizes again this summer! Beginning Monday, June 2 and ending Saturday, August 30, you’ll have a chance, for each book you read, to win a gift certificate for a local restaurant or store. The more books you read, the better your chances to win. Stop at the Adult Reference desk on June 2 or after to pick up your Summer Reading Club booklet. It’s easy and fun and the prizes are great!

Volunteer  Spotlight

Name: Clara Pearle Soergel

Residence: Marshall Township

Volunteer Assignment: Book Nook Volunteer

In a few words, why do you volunteer at Northland Library? “When I retired from my position as secretary and receptionist at North Allegheny Senior High School in 1995, I was looking for something in the vicinity that would keep me busy and that I would enjoy doing. I have enjoyed my experience in the Book Nook ever since its creation and look forward to continuing with that endeavor – where I can always expect to meet and talk with old friends and neighbors on a weekly basis – and also having a constant selection of great reading material at my fingertips!”

Clara Pearle has been a volunteer at Northland Library since 1996 and has welcomed patrons in the Book Nook since 2005. Prior to this, she was one of the many committed volunteers who assisted in tasks related to the semi-annual Northland Book Sale.

BOOK NOOK: Visit the Book Nook in May to find that special gift for mom.

Flash drives, ear buds as well as coffee and snacks are available for purchase in the Book Nook. Funds generated from sales help to support Northland Library.

Children a nd  Young  A dults TODDLER TIME

On Tuesday, May 13 at 9:30 a.m. we will offer rhythm and rhymes for children six months through 24 months with a parent or caregiver. Open registration begins May 6. Please register in person at the children’s/young adult reference desk.


Preschool children ages 3-5 and their parents can stomp on down to the library for a Dinosaur themed storytime on Tuesday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m.! Participants can enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Registration is required. Open Registration begins May 6. Please register in person at the children’s/young adult reference desk.


Fizz-Boom-READ! Summer Reading Club will run from June 16 - August 8 for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. This year we will feature special programs, games, and activities to keep kids reading for fun through the summer. The school with the most participants wins a trophy which will be displayed at the school the entire 2014-2015 school year. Children who complete 10 of the Summer Reading Club tasks will be entered into a raffle to win a Kindle Fire (courtesy Northland Library Foundation). Children must have a library card in their own name to participate. Visit for details. • June 16 4:30-5:30 p.m. CSI We are looking for some Children Science Investigators. If your child is going into kindergarten, first, or second grade, this is the club for them. Come participate in some fun hands-on science experiments with other science friends. The first session of CSI takes place June 16- 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Registration for our five participating municipalities begins May 23. Open registration begins June 9. The program repeats for a second session of CSI which takes place July 21- 25 from 10-11 a.m. Registration for our five participating municipalities begins June 30. Open registration begins July 14. Note: Both sessions are identical. Please register in person at the children/young adult desk. Space is limited to 15 young scientists per session. This program brought to you through a generous grant from Bentley Systems and the Northland Public Library Foundation. • June 24 7:00-8:30 p.m. - all ages - Jeff the Geode Guy Jeff the Geode Guy is back for a visit! Fresh from a recent trip to the geode mines, this is a presentation you haven’t seen before. As always, geodes will be available for purchase and will be opened in front of you. Pre-registration is not required, but preference will be given to Summer Reading Club participants. This program is brought to you by the Northland Public Library Foundation. • June 26 (Thursday) 6:30 p.m. The Dog Who Saved Him Meet Tuesday, the remarkable service dog who helped wounded warrior Luis Montalvan cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. For children and adults, pre-registration required.


• June 28 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Family Science Olympiad Come join us for the Second Annual Family Science Olympiad. Families with children going into kindergarten through fifth grade can join us for some science fun. There will be six stations for families to explore, conducting hands-on science experiments. Children must be registered for the Summer Reading Program at Northland and have a valid library card. So join us on Saturday June 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for some hands-on science and prizes. Please register in person at the children/young adult reference desk. Early registration begins June 6 for residents. Open registration begins June 20. This program is brought to you through a generous grant from Bentley Systems and the Northland Library Foundation. • July 1, 8 & 15 (Tuesdays) from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Fizz, Boom, Chess! SRC members in Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to stop by to pick up some useful pointers and play a pick-up game or two. No need to bring a chess set. • July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5 (Tuesdays) 11:30 a.m. Picture Book Picnic Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy a side of stories, songs and games. For preschool through third grade. No registration is necessary for this free program. This program is held rain or shine; outside if it’s nice weather, inside if it’s stormy or hotter than 85 degrees. • July 3 – 2:00-3:00 p.m. grades 3-5 Real World Angry Birds Children in grades 3-5 can come and have fun playing a real world version of their favorite digital game, Angry Birds! Registration is required and participants must be registered in the Summer Reading Club. Registration will begin June 20 at the children’s reference desk.


The Read-to-Me Summer Reading Club is for children not yet reading on their own. It also runs from June 16 - August 8. Children must have a library card in their own name to join. Storytimes, activities and incentives make early literacy fun! Visit for details.


SPARK a Reaction Teen Summer Reading Club is specifically designed for students in grades 6-12. Read books, do cool stuff, win an iPad mini! Point your browser to for more details.


Saturday, May 3, in the Young Adult room from noon to 3:00 p.m., teens and all comic book enthusiasts are invited to enjoy comic book trivia, have your face painted, use supplies to draw your favorite comic book character or create your own character. Get a free comic book from Duncan Comics (while supplies last). No registration is required. For more information on Free Comic Book Day, go to Thank you to Duncan Comics, Books & Accessories for their support of this event, visit


On Wednesday, May 7 at 3 p.m., middle school and high school students are invited to come help plan activities for Teen Thursdays. No registration needed.


We feature a different program for ‘tweens and teens each week from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Teen Thursdays offers a different activity each week; gaming, movies, crafts and tech projects. No registration is required. May 1 – We will be having fun with weird experiments outside (if weather permits). We will be in the teen room with Legos if it rains. May 8 – Gaming (Play our Wii or PS2 games or play Apples to Apples board game.) May 15 – Whole Foods presents “Get Ready for Dorm Room Cooking for Teens” May 22 – Watch a movie May 29 – Last Teen Thursday until fall! We will be playing a series of fun games (outside if weather permits). Pizza to be provided courtesy of Northland Foundation!

Spotlight  on Staff Name: Courtney Ryan Bonnet Work at Northland: Children’s Librarian Time at Northland: 9 months Education: MLS, University of Pittsburgh (specialty in children and young adult services) Why do you choose to work at Northland Library? I love working at Northland because it is such a warm, inviting and family friendly library. The staff and patrons have welcomed me with open arms. It’s a joy to meet and work with all the children and families who come to Northland. I truly love working with children and their families and hope to meet even more families this summer during all the great programs we have planned for Summer Reading Club! Getting the most out of your library (secrets): I hope patrons are aware that the library services are available outside of our physical location. I especially like that I am able to go out into the community and provide our services to those who may not be able to visit us as often as they would like! I get to visit daycares and schools all throughout the Northland Public Library’s service area. Three words describing Northland: Inviting, Fun and Supportive *Courtney has recently been appointed to the North Hills School District Kindergarten Transition Team.


Northland Library wishes to thank the following people who recently contributed to our Memorial and Honor Book Giving Program. 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: Northland Public Library Foundation The Foundation meets in the library on the second Wednesday of Esther Allen (Daughter of Grandma Gatewood) (Donor: Thursday Morning Walkers) each month at 7:00pm. If you are interested in joining the Foundation Carolyn Derbish (Donor: Barbara J. Ralyea) Board or helping with our fundraising programs, please call 412-3668100 x104 or email Thomas J. Ferezan (Donors: Friends and Family) To learn more about the unique programs and activities, partnerNick Herman (Donors: Steve & Beth Kline) ships and current focus of fundraising goals of the Foundation visit our page on the Library’s website Ethel M. Huckestein (Donors: Steve, Sandy, Maggie & Ben Shermin) John E. Kerr (Donors: Jeanne D’Ascenzo; Kathleen Hogue) •MISSION STATEMENT• The mission of the Northland Public Library John “Jack” Kerr (Donors: William & Carol Shields; Nancy Truver) Foundation is to build financial support through Thomas Klemencic (Donors: Linda and Jim Farmerie) community fundraising to enhance the programs and growth of Northland Public Library. Charles Kline (Donor: M. Kline & Family) Rose O’Donnell (Donor: The Serbin Family) Dottie Phillis (Donors: Sharon & Ken Dawe; Jean Eckert; Linda & Jim Farmerie; Carol, Tim & Andrew Inglis; John & Mary Lou Sebastian; Thomas Spencer) John Sciullo (Donors: Ellen & Al Bialek) Anne Townsend (Donors: Linda & Jim Farmerie)

BREAD FOR BOOKS: Wood Fired Flatbreads will bring their mobile pizza oven to Northland Library’s lower parking lot on May 12 & May 22 from noon to 7:00 p.m. They will offer a selection of delicious pizzas that are hot and ready in just 90 seconds! Stop by to support the library!

WHAT DAY WILL IT BE FOR YOU? A day of discovery @ my library!

Pittsburgh Day of Giving

brings their mobile pizza oven to Northland Library’s lower parking lot May 12 & May 22 Noon to 7:00 p.m. to prepare a selection of delicious pizzas in 90 seconds!

15% of all sales

will benefit the Library No voucher required.

on Tuesday, May 6 when you donate between the hours of

6:00 a.m. & midnight – An additional donation will benefit the Library for all catering events booked during May when you mention Northland Public Library. So come test them out for your upcoming weddings, parties or work events They come to you!

your donation of $25 or more will be matched by the PIttsburgh Foundation. Click Click on the on the

Events • May 2014 May


Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Young Adult Department Book Sale Preview* 6:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2




3 Spring Book Sale* 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

YA Teen-Free Comic Book Day* 12:00 p.m. Young Adult Room May



Spring Book Sale* (Children’s Items) 9:00 a.m. Board Room

Spring Book Sale* 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Spring Book Sale* (Children’s Items) 9:00 a.m. Board Room

or go to


Spring Book Sale* ($5 Bag Day) 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2


Tai Chi Classes* 11:00 a.m. Blueberry Hill Activities Center StorySwap* 7:00 p.m. Board Room


6 Pittsburgh Chapter of Sisters in Crime 6:30 p.m. Room 148-2

North Hills Genealogists Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. Board Room

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

7 Wise Walk* (Week 5) 9:30 a.m. Pie Traynor Field Teen Advisory Group* 3:00 p.m. Board Room


CSI Club* 4:30 p.m. Room 148-2 May

8 Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room 148-2

10 NAIC 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1 Frozen Pierogi Pickup* 10:00 a.m. Room 148-2

23 The Book Club 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1

14 Wise Walk* (Week 6) 9:30 a.m. Pie Traynor Field


24 Serious Readers Discussion Group* 11:00 a.m. Board Room

15 Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room 148-2

19 Tai Chi Class* 11:00 a.m. Blueberry Hill Activities Center

27 Health America/Advantra 6:00 p.m. Room 148-1 Fitness Werqs 6:00 p.m. Room 148-2

May May


Dinosaur Storytime* 10:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2

28 Wise Walk* (Week 8) 9:30 a.m. Pie Traynor Field Conversation Salon 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1 CSI Club* 4:30 p.m. Room 148-2



Teen Thursdays* 3:00 p.m. Room 148-2

20 North Hills Genealogists* 6:45 p.m. Room 148-1&2

21 Wise Walk* (Week 7) 9:30 a.m. Pie Traynor Field



No Events Scheduled



No Events Scheduled

Travel Film* 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 UPMC for Life Medicare Seminar 6:00 p.m. Room 148-2 Forest Oaks Homeowners


Allergies and Their Relationship to Asthma* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1 Watch and Clock Association 7:00 p.m. Room 148-2

North Hills Coin Club 7:00 p.m. Room 148-2 13 Toddler Time* 9:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2


NPL Authority Board Meeting* 7:30 p.m. Board Room




17 No Events Scheduled

12 ACLA Youth Services Questinz Training* 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

Writers at Work* 6:30 p.m. Room 148-1





NPL Committee Meeting* 6:00 p.m. Board Room

18 Strategies for Success 1:00 p.m. Board Room

Wood Fired Flatbreads Mobile Pizza Oven 12:00 p.m. Lower Level Parking Lot


16 CLOSED for Staff Development Day


Embroidery Guild of America 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2


11 Strategies for Success 1:00 p.m. Board Room

Strategies for Success 1:00 p.m. Board Room

Mystery Lovers Book Group* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1


Tai Chi Classes* 11:00 a.m. Blueberry Hill Activities Center

Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room 148-2 May

Northland Knitters* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1 May

Wood Fired Flatbreads Mobile Pizza Oven* 12:00 p.m. Lower Level Parking Lot

Readings in Alternative Everything* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1

NPL Foundation Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Board Room

Camping at the Library* 5:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2 May

Hickory Hills Owners Association Meeting 5:30 p.m. Room 148-2


CSI Club* 4:30 p.m. Room 148-2

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


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

The Story of Wolverine Toys* 7:00 p.m. 148-1&2 May

Gateway Hospice 3:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2

Association Meeting 7:00pm Room 148-1

Free College Financial Planning Night 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2

Computer Classes • May 2014 Northland Library offers these classes free of charge. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. You may register in person at the Computer Center on the upper level, or by calling (412) 366-8100 extension 131. Please notify the Computer Center if you are registered for a class and are unable to attend.


Introduction to Computers For beginning computer users.

Wednesday, May 7 Wednesday, May 21

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Introduction to the Internet

Wednesday, May 14 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.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.


Word 2010 Part 1 (of 2) For students with no previous Word experience. Must have mouse skills.

Thursday, May 8 Thursday, May 22

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Word 2010 Part 2 (of 2) Prerequisite: participation in the Word Part 1 class.

Thursday, May 15 Thursday, May 29

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Introduction to Excel 2010 Part 1 (of 2)

Wednesday, May 7

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Introduction to Excel Part 2 (of 2)

Wednesday, May 14

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Must have Word competence.

Prerequisite: participation in the Excel 2010 Part 1 class.

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

Tuesday, May 6 11:00 a.m.-12:00 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. Computer Maintenance For Windows 7 computer owners.

Thursday, May 8

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Selling Online

Tuesday, May 20 1:30 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. Hoopla and Freegal

Tuesday, May 20

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Windows 8.1

Friday, May 23

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

Learn how to access two new free online resources from Northland’s website. Come to this class to learn how to download free music albums, movies & TV shows using Hoopla. Participants will also learn how to download free music tracks & music videos using Freegal. This is a lecture based class. You have a new Windows 8 computer… now what? This lecture-based class (not a hands-on class) will provide an overview of some of the basic features of Windows 8.1.

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

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

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

Mouse Practice WordPad

Beginning computer users will practice their mouse skills by completing online tutorials and games

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.

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.


Visit the Computer Center section of the new website for the most up-to-date Computer Center information. You can access the following information in our new area:

• Class descriptions of classes taught throughout the year • Current month of computer classes, including dates, times and class pre-requisites • Instructions for printing from your laptop while on the library grounds • Test proctor policy and instructions Mission• Handouts Northland Library encourages lifelong learning and discovery. for step -by- stepenables, instructions empowers on downloadingand e-Books and e-Audiobooks using OverDrive Media Console Statement • Links to free online training resources such as Atomic Training

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