Northland Library Programs

NORTHLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS & EVENTS JULY 2018
Northland will be participating in Ross Township’s Independence Day Parade on Sunday, July 1.
Northland will hold a 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Library on Sunday, August 12 at 3 p.m.

ADULT SPECIAL PROGRAMMING
Registration is required for these adult programs. You may register online, in person at the adult services desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.

BOOKSHELF BINGO
Until August 31
It wouldn't be a summer at Northland without Bookshelf Bingo! Between June 1 and Aug 31, read as much as you can for your chance to win prizes. Whether you love history or pets, enjoy reading about foreign or magical lands, or want to celebrate Northland's 50th Anniversary with a book, we have a book list for you! Pick up your Bookshelf Bingo card and find out what fun, all new categories we have this year. We can't wait to hear what great books you choose for each Bingo category! Stop by the adult reference desk today to pick up your Bingo card and learn about how you can win some great prizes!

FOSTERING THE FUTURE: ALL ABOUT FOSTER CARE
Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
Did you know that a child enters foster care every two minutes? Right now, there are over 450,000 children in care across the US, looking for a home. Join staff members from Every Child, Inc., along with a local foster parent, to learn about how you can support foster children in our community or become a foster parent yourself. They will discuss what foster care is, who is impacted, and give a brief history of child welfare and the system today. Registration is required.

IN THE LINE OF DUTY: DISABILITY COMPENSATION FOR VETERANS
Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
Do you or a loved one have in-service injuries or illnesses, or are you concerned about the future of a loved one currently serving in the military? Accredited Veterans’ Disability Benefits attorney, Michael Quatrini, will go over disability compensation and benefits available for veterans who were injured while serving their country. Registration is required.

SOCIAL MEDIA 101: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
Monday, August 6 at 2 p.m.
Monitoring children’s behavior and interactions on the Internet is critical in today’s world. Children are being targeted by online predators and Cyberbullying at an alarming rate. Join Philip Little, education and outreach specialist for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, as he gives a foundational education on the social media sites children use and how to keep them safe while using them. Parents will learn how to navigate various social media platforms as well as how to enable the security features on these "apps". Registration is required.

AYURVEDA COOKING WITH ANN
Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m.
Ayurveda cooking focuses on balancing what we eat to create a healthier you. Join our favorite Indian cook, Ann Manchella, as she talks about the ideas behind Ayurveda cooking and demonstrates the preparation of a tasty vegetarian dish from South India. This month, she will make Lemon Rice, a zesty, exotic lemon rice with tangy and spicy flavors. It goes well with any side dish and is often served with potatoes or vegetables. Watch her preparation and taste a generous sample. Copies of the recipe will be available for you to take home and try for yourself. Registration is required.

WHEN LOVE IS THE LAST MEMORY: MARY HOGAN AUTHOR VISIT
Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.
Join us for an intimate discussion with author Mary Hogan, whose new novel, Left: A Love Story, was inspired by her real-life marriage to a man with early Alzheimer’s. With humor and insight, Mary will discuss the book as well as her experiences spotting early signs of trouble, the perils of undiagnosed dementias, creative caretaking, nursing home vs. home care, and living, loving and coping when a loved one leaves you little by little. Registration is required.

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA
Tuesday, July 31 at 6 p.m.
Did you grow up loving Harry Potter and still reread the series from time to time? Do you know just as much about the books as your kids? Come show off your knowledge at our adults only Harry Potter trivia night! Sign up to play on your own or with a partner. We'll have prizes for first place, runner up, and best costume! Registration is required. Drinks and treats will be provided.

PROTECTING YOUR PEEPERS: TIPS FOR PREVENTING EYESTRAIN
Thursday, August 2 at 7 p.m.
Join Veronica Trybalski and Dr. Jill Wezorek of Pearle Vision as they talk about the common causes of eyestrain. They will discuss technology and its effect on your eyes, go over the 20-20-20 Rule, and offer some quick prevention tips. Registration is required.

ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS & DISCUSSIONS 

FILM SERIES:

FOREIGN FILM: (Drama from Chile) Wednesday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m.
When a transgendered woman’s boyfriend dies, she must face the world and her in-laws with a stoic face. No registration required. Refreshments will be served.

TRAVEL FILM: Historic Massachusetts Wednesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.
We celebrate 4th of July by visiting Historical Massachusetts, Plymouth Rock to Boston. No registration required. Refreshments will be served.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS:

NONFICTION AT NORTHLAND
Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m.
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

COOKBOOK CLUB
Monday, July 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join other food enthusiasts to try new recipes. This month, we will meet at Latham Pavilion in North Park.

READINGS IN ALTERNATIVE EVERYTHING
Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart by Ram Dass

BOOKED FOR LUNCH
Friday, July 13 at 11:30 a.m.
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK GROUP
Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
Watch the movie for The Bone Collector

SERIOUS READERS BOOK GROUP – Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m. in the Board Room
Discuss books of historical significance that have influenced and shaped the United States.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

AFTER HOURS BOARD GAMING – Friday, July 13 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
We will have a selection of board games you can try out or bring your own. Light refreshments provided.

CONVERSATION SALONS – Friday, July 13 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, July 25 at 1 p.m.
Come and meet friends and neighbors as we engage in informal chats, any topic is acceptable.

INLKINGS: CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS – Saturday, July 14 from 2-4 p.m.
Writers and illustrators with an interest in children’s literature gather to hone their skills through discussion and constructive critique.

TECH TIME – Tuesday, July 17 from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Learn about a new technology or digital resource offered by the library.

NORTH HILLS GENEALOGISTS – Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
Sue Ennis will discuss methods for writing stories to build your family history. This presentation will offer writing aids, tips about editing, current resources, and motivation for creating the narrative, and Sue will review ideas for self-publishing. Feel free to bring a writing sample of your own to share! For more information, go to www.northhillsgenealogists.org.

COME WRITE IN – Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Talk about your writing process and share what you find helpful or harmful during writing sessions.

NORTHLAND KNITTERS – Friday, July 20 at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
Come work on your project, share tips and patterns with knit and crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels.

CHESS FOR ADULTS – Saturday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m. - noon
Pick up some tips and techniques and enjoy the company of others who love the game.

LA LECHE LEAGUE – Friday, July 27 from 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This group helps with breastfeeding through mother-to-mother support. Questions please contact lalechekim@gmail.com.


ONGOING CHILDREN, TEEN & FAMILY PROGRAMS & STORYTIMES

Registration is required for some programs as noted. You may register online, in person at the children’s and teen’s services desk or call 412-366-8100, extension 123.

MOTHER GOOSE RHYME TIME
Tickles, Bounces and Library Fun for little ones
Mondays, until August 6
Crawlers: 9:30 in the Playful Parenting Room
Walkers: 10:30 under the tree in the Children’s room
A program for babies and toddlers with a grown-up that introduces early literacy skills in a playful way. Please note that the 9:30 sessions are for babies not yet walking. If you have both a baby and a toddler, plan to bring them both to the 10:30 sessions. No registration is needed.

LEGO CLUB!
Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Children going into second through fifth grade are welcome to come join us on Mondays for an hour of engineering and Lego fun! No registration required!

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. until July 31
Reading Rocks! And so does Music and Movement! Children of all ages can join in the fun with songs, a story, and dancing! Join us in the meeting rooms on the lower level. No registration required.

CHAPTER BOOK READ-ALOUD
Tuesdays 12 - 2 p.m.
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and August 7
School-aged kids (kindergarten and up) and their caregivers are welcome to join us during lunchtime to listen to a librarian read a chapter book aloud. Pack your lunch and your grown-up and come with your listening ears on! No registration required.

THURSDAY UNDER THE TREE IN THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
July 5, 12, 19 and 26 and August 2
Each Thursday we will try our hand at some crafts, science experiments, and other tinkering types of activities. Drop in for some fun under our very own tree in the Children’s Department. Children of all ages are welcome to be a Maker, Thursday Under the Tree during our Summer Reading Program.

THE PITTSBURGH ZOO VISITS NORTHLAND
Friday, July 6, 1-1:45 p.m. or 2-2:45 p.m.
As part of Northland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, The Pittsburgh Zoo will be visiting with some of their animals! Please only register for one program. Because live animals will be present and space is limited, program space is strictly reserved for children in first through fifth grade. Children must be able to attend independently. Please register each child separately and under their own names.

UKULELE CLUB
Meeting daily from Monday, July 9 until Friday, July 13 at 2 p.m. – register
Do you love music? Are you going into third, fourth, or fifth grade? Would you like to learn how to play a cool instrument? If you answered yes to all three questions, then join us for our first ever Ukulele club. You don’t need your own instrument, you can borrow one of ours! Learn how to care for the instrument, strums, and simple Ukulele chords to play various songs. Join Miss Kim the week of June 25 for an hour of musical fun each day. You will get to check out one of our Ukuleles to take home to practice what you learn each day. Space and instruments are limited. Registration and library card is required. This program will be repeated in August. The content will be the same for all sessions. Those who sign up for one program will not be accepted for the other programs.

PICTURE BOOK PICNIC– Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
July 11, 18 and 25 and August 1
Bring a blanket, pack your lunch and listen to stories while you eat! Storytime will be held outside on sunny days and in our meeting rooms if it is stormy (or too hot!) out. No registration required!

JEFF "THE GEODE GUY" VISITS NORTHLAND
Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
As part of Northland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, Jeff “The Geode Guy” Smith will be here to take us on a journey to Mexico and back! Jeff will share with us how he mines geodes and how he gets them back home. Jeff will have geodes available for purchase that he will open for you! No registration required for this unique family program.

READING PAWTNERS
Thursday, July 13 & July 27 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m.
Read to a therapy dog! Children in kindergarten through fifth grades will get 10 minutes to read to a therapy dog. Bring your own book or use one of ours. Please call the CATS desk at 412-366-8100 option 4 to register each available morning. The number of open slots will depend on the number of available dogs.

CHICK-FIL-A COW VISITS NORTHLAND
Wednesday, July 17 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m.
Under the Tree
The Chik-Fil-A cow will be here for a meet and greet and you are all invited!

KINDERGARTEN BOOT CAMP
July 19, 26, August 2 and 9 at 10: 30 a.m.
A little bit nervous about the big step? Join us for stories and activities designed to give you Kinder-confidence! This program is for preschoolers entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018. Registration begins July 1.

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER
Friday, July 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Bring your stuffed animal friend to the Stuffed Animal Sleepover for some special activities. At 11 a.m., you will say goodbye to your stuffed friend so they can enjoy some time with the Northland staff and have a very unusual sleepover. You will then pick up your stuffie on Saturday, July 21 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You never know what your little friend will get into at the library overnight. They may even have something special made just for you. This program is open to all stuffed animal lovers. Registration is required. There is a $2.00 fee to cover supplies and will be collected on July 20 during drop off.

SCIENCE IN THE SUMMER
July 24, 25, 26 and 27
For Second or Third Graders - from 1 - 2 p.m.
For Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Graders - from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Lift off to your mission as a Space Scientist! Perform experiments in Astronomy, Meteorology, Materials Science and more. Map the stars in real life and Virtual Reality. Discover how Science can support astronauts working in Space and all of us here on Earth. Students will enjoy this free hands-on experience, create cool take home projects, learn how a future STEM career in Space Science can relate to their lives today and become eligible for free admission to Carnegie Science Center. Registration begins July 1. You can save your spot be registering online. Your spot is only guaranteed when you come in to the Children and Teen Service Desk to fill out the paperwork before July 16. Science in the Summer is sponsored by Glaxo Smith Kline, The Franklin Institute, and the Carnegie Science Center.

DINOSAUR NIGHT AT ROSS COMMUNITY CENTER
Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Dino-fans! Come meet a Spinosaurus from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This dinosaur encounter is for summer reading participants in preschool through elementary school, with a parent or caregiver. Please register each family member individually. Registration begins July 1.
Please note: Spinosaurus is too big to fit in the library! This program will take place at the Ross Community Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

HARRY POTTER DAY!
July 31 from 1-3 p.m.
Families with children of all ages can join us at the library for a day of all things Harry Potter! Crafts, games, trivia and fun surprises!

FIFTH ANNUAL MOTHER GOOSE OLYMPICS
Thursday, August 2 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Please join us! This program is for all ages and there is no registration. The rain date will be Friday, August 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

LIBRARIES ROCK! CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING CLUB
Through August 4
Summer fun for all children up through fifth grade. Our summer program is in session whenever the library is open, to keep kids reading and learning. Complete an activity folder for a chance to win a $100 gift card to target. Each library visit (one per day per child) earns a raffle ticket for end-of-summer prizes. Daily and weekly activities and special programs round out the fun. Have your grown-ups sign you up for a library card if you don't already have one.

Teen Programs:

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Until August 4

  1. Open to all rising sixth through twelfth graders or ages 12-18.
  2. Must register online.
  3. Can either keep track online or by paper log.
  4. For every five books read, teen will earn a raffle slip for grand prize drawing.
  5. No limit on number of entries.
  6. Grand prize drawing will be five (5)- $100 Target gift cards.
  7. Weekly prize drawing through passive programs for smaller gift cards
  8. Will receive free book upon registration or another prize if available.

MAKER MONDAYS IN THE SUMMER
Every Monday until July 31 at 2 p.m.
No registration required and all materials are provided. Open to all rising sixth to twelfth graders.
July 9 – Sewing
July 16 – Continue Sewing
July 23 – Fidget toys
July 30 – Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday (a day early)

TEEN TECH AFTERNOONS – CODING AND STOP MOTION PROJECTS
Tuesdays, until July 31 from 3- 4 p.m. in the Board Room
We will use the Library’s computer lap to explore beginning coding through Scratch another easy coding programs. You can also make stop motion animation movies. We will provide the iPads for the movies. Work in groups or alone. Registration is required.

TEEN THURSDAYS
Each Thursday at 3 p.m.
No registration required. Open to all in rising sixth to twelfth grades.
July 5 – Dr. Who – make a sonic screwdriver, trivia and watch an episode or two
July 12 – Not Meeting
July 19 – Movie Matinee
July 26 – Final Teen Thursday – Cooking

ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES

Computer Classes
Registration is required for these free computer classes. Register online, in person at the Computer Center or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 131. Please call the Computer Center if you are registered and are unable to attend to free up your space.

CODING CLUB
Wednesday, July 11, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Come and join other programming enthusiasts for an evening of coding – laptops will be available to practice coding skills using platforms like codeacademy and Scratch. Beginners and experts alike welcome.

MICROSOFT WORD 2016 BASICS PART 1

Monday, July 16, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Participants will learn about the parts of the Word window and practice formatting and editing text. Participants will also learn how to Cut, Copy, and Paste text, as well as how to Save a Word document. For students with no previous Word experience. Prerequisite: Must have mouse skills.

MICROSOFT EXCEL 2016 BASIC PART 1

Monday, July 16, from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Participants will go through some basic Excel terminology before learning how to move around the spreadsheet. Participants will then build some simple financial documents to practice on, using simple functions, formulas (such as addition), and constants. Prerequisite: Must have solid Word experience.

  • MICROSOFT WORD 2016 BASICS PART 2

Monday, July 23, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Participants will type some text in Word and then learn how to work with commands such as setting tabs, margins, columns, and spell-check. Prerequisite: Participation in the Microsoft Word 2016 Basics Part 1 class or similar.

MICROSOFT EXCEL 2016 BASICS PART 2
Monday, July 23, from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Participants will learn how to create lists, sort data, add codes, format numbers, and work with fill series. Participants will also work with various formulas and functions. Prerequisite: Participation in the Microsoft Excel 2016 Basics Part 1 class or similar.

ONE-ON-ONE ASSISTANCE
Need help using your technology? Our Computer Center staff is offering one-on-one sessions to assist with questions you may have. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes. Please bring your tablet, laptop, or phone and come prepared to ask specific questions. To schedule a session, call the Computer Center desk at 412-366-8100 x 131. When you call, please let us know what topic you would like help with and what kind of technology you are using. Please note: Staff members are unable to repair your phone, laptop, or tablet and may not be able to help with all device types, programs, and problems. Patrons may only book one session at a time.

NORTHLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION NEWS

TEST YOUR TRIVIA SMARTS! 

Join the Northland Public Library Foundation for an engaging and entertaining evening with Total Quiz trivia on Wednesday, July 18, from 6:30-9pm at Bistro 9101. The casual fundraiser will let you test your smarts, enjoy some food, and laugh with friends and fellow library supporters!

Total Quiz provides friendly fun and excitement for players throughout western Pennsylvania. Questions will cover a wide range of topics, and will include an additional fast-paced mini game, Radio Bingo. Your admission includes a buffet featuring a pasta entrée, green salad and more. Iced tea and lemonade are included; a cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $30 per person and available online at tinyurl.com/NPLF-Trivia2018.

YOUR GIFT CAN BE DOUBLED! 

All gifts for the Learning Garden made by July 31, 2018, will be matched dollar-for-dollar! Go to northlandlibrary.org/foundation/the-learning-garden/ to learn more about our outdoor educational space with a sensory garden. (Please note that garden paver bricks and naming rights will be eligible for the match, but matched dollars do not count toward the named item. For example, a tree may be named for $2,500, which can be pledged over up to three years. The $2,500 will be matched, but the donation would not be reduced to $1,250 plus the matching dollars.) Contact Valerie at golikv@einetwork.net or 412-366-8100, ext. 104, for more information.

CHIC ON THE STREET RETURNS IN AUGUST 

We’re rolling out the red carpet for our fashion-conscious library patrons on Saturday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Our Chic on the Street fashion event will feature several mobile fashion trucks including Magnolia on Main, a Traveling Boutique (owned and operated by Bernie Rupcich and Kim DiMarco), BOW by Kat - A Boutique On Wheels (owned and operated by Kat Katawczik), and The Style Truck (owned and operated by Jackee Ging). Joining them will be Jennifer Sante Soller’s Jeneration X Beauty featuring makeup by Younique and Chloe’s Adornments by Marsha Murman, featuring jewelry, handbags and more. Mark your calendar for Chic on the Street – help the library AND look your best!

CALL FOR CRAFTERS AND VENDORS 

Be a part of our Fall Vendor and Crafter Fair! The Northland Public Library Foundation will host its popular Fall Vendor and Crafter Fair Saturday, September 15 at Ross Township Community Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive, Pittsburgh. Please download an application on our website – www.northlandlibrary.org/fall-vendor-fair/ – or email nplfoundation@einetwork.net by August 15 if you are interested in participating.

TASTY TRUCKS @ NORTHLAND BRINGS GREAT FOOD CURBSIDE AT THE LIBRARY
Hot eats in the summertime from food trucks at our Tasty Trucks fundraisers! We welcome four favorite food truck friends in July:


July 5 Revival Chili and Flame BBQ

July 19 BRGR and Pittsburgh Po’Boy

Northland welcomes food trucks in the upper parking lot from noon until 6pm (as supplies last, accepting most major credit cards). Subscribe for email alerts (https://tinyurl.com/NPLFsignup) for up-to-date information.

ENGRAVED BRICKS AVAILABLE FOR THE LEARNING GARDEN
Celebrate your family, your loved ones, your grandkids or anyone who loves to read with a paver brick for the Learning Garden at Northland. The order form is available online: http://www.northlandlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Garden-Brick-Order-Form.pdf).