FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 19, 2012
Contact: Donna Rau
NORTHLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR OCTOBER, 2012
FALL BOOK SALE BLOWOUT
Our annual Fall Book Sale Blowout will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 5-7, in the meeting rooms on the lower level of the library. Thousands of items, including books, DVDs, and CDs, will be available at deep discount prices. The sale will end on Sunday with our popular $5 bag sale. Get a reusable tote to fill to the brim, and pay just $5! Here is the complete Book Sale Schedule:
Friday, October 5 9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday, October 6 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 7 1:00pm to 5:00pm $5 Bag Day
LEGAL ADVICE FOR SINGLE WOMEN: PLANNING FOR PEACE OF MIND
Single women – divorced, widowed, never married – often have questions and concerns about current financial matters and decisions to make that affect their future plans and those of their loved ones. Wills, estate planning, property ownership, continuing care for children, elderly parents, future care for pets…these are just a few of the issues that many single women need to consider. Knowing where to begin is the first step in gaining peace of mind for the future.
Attorney Claire Johnson Saenz will address these concerns and help you sort and prioritize the areas that are unique to your situation. The focus of Saenz’s law practice is estate planning and administration. She will allow time for your questions after her presentation on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00pm. Please register for this free program by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113 or online through the Library’s website.
Northland Library will host the PA Game Commission Hunter-Trapper Safety Program on Sunday, October 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. To register for the class, go to the PA Game Commission website…www.pgc.state.pa.us and click on Education.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF VALUE LINE
Value Line is one of the best-known sources of investment information about companies. Weekly updates on almost 1700 companies and their industries provide historical data and estimates of future prospects and commentary on the economy and financial markets.
BetterInvesting , a national, non-profit educational organization returns to Northland Library on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 to help you explore ways to interpret Value Line’s information and find companies that meet your investment goals. You will also learn how to access the free information on the Value Line website. Please register for this free program by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113 or online through the Library’s website.
BetterInvesting’s mission is to provide a program of sound investment information to create successful lifetime investors. The organization does not sell, promote or recommend specific investments but rather teaches the principles that lead to a secure future.
INDIAN COOKING CLASS
Our favorite Indian cooking chef, Ann Manchella returns on Monday, October 22 at 7:00pm to demonstrate the preparation of Dal Palak (or Lentils with Spinach.) This is a simple, yet high-protein dish, served with rice or roti (Indian flat bread.) Tasty samples are served after the demonstration.
Registration for this free cooking class is required. Reserve your place by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113 or online through the Library’s website.
BORROWING LIBRARY EBOOKS FOR A KINDLE DEVICE
This informative program will demonstrate the procedures for downloading library eBooks to your Kindle reader. We’ll take you through the process step-by-step and answer all your questions after the demonstration on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm. You do not to bring your reader. Please register for this free class by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113 or through the Library’s website.
DON’T TOSS MY MEMORIES IN THE TRASH:
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO HELPING SENIORS DOWNSIZE, ORGANIZE AND MOVE.
Vickie Dellaquila, a professional organizer, has written a book titled “Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize and Move. She’ll be at Northland Library on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00pm to share her valuable tips on downsizing, organizing and moving in an organized, efficient and caring manner. Moving is about memories, emotions and life-stages as well as the act of transferring possessions from one place to another. Vickie’s compassionate approach gives seniors and family members the necessary tools to ensure a smooth and satisfying move experience. You may register for this free workshop by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113 or through the Library’s website.
Vickie’s book will be available for those who wish to purchase it and she will allow time for questions from the audience after her presentation.
SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING
We couldn’t accommodate all of the people who wanted to attend a previous program on Social Security, so we’re offering a “repeat performance” on Monday, October 29 at 7:00pm!
A new generation is getting ready to collect Social Security. Find out what you need to know to make the most of your retirement benefits. There are many questions people have about Social Security: should I coordinate benefits with a spouse, how much will I receive, should I postpone collecting Social Security if I’m still employed?
Mark Ambrose of S&T Bank will present a helpful program to show you how to plan for your Social Security payments. He will allow time for questions and answers. Please register for this free program by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113 or through the Library’s website.
ONGOING SERIES & DISCUSSIONS FOR OCTOBER 2012
FILM SERIES AT NORTHLAND – No reservations required for these free presentations..
FOREIGN FILM –A Separation, a drama from Iran Wednesday, October 10, 2pm
Winner for best foreign language film at the academy Awards, this film provides an excellent look into the disintegration of a marriage when parental concerns and family allegiance present serious differences. Light refreshments served.
TRAVEL FILM – Budapest, Vienna, and Prague Wednesday, October 17, 2pm
This month, we will host an Oktoberfest of stunning photography and interesting stories when John and Frances Gaylor return to Northland to share their experiences of traveling the picturesque land of Central Europe.
CLASSIC FILM – Mr. Smith Goes To Washington Wednesday, October 24, 2:00pm
With the national election on the horizon, our movie for October is Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, the classic 1939 film about one man’s effect on American politics, starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and was added by the Library of Congress to the National Film Registry of “significant films.
BOOK DISCUSSIONS – No registration required for these free discussion events.
TUESDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION – Tuesday, October 2 , 7:00pm Meets the first Tuesday of each month
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find--the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon.
SECOND FRIDAY BOOK GROUP – Friday, October 12, 11:30am Meets the second Friday of each month
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Winner of the Man Booker prize, this month’s selection is a short but compelling novel on aging, memory and regret as the main character is confronted with occasions from his past that he had conveniently put to rest.
Bring a brown bag lunch; the library provides a beverage. Our discussion begins at noon.
MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, October 18, 7:00pm Meets the third Thursday of each month
Call for the Dead by John le Carre
George Smiley, the most famous of recurring characters is introduced in this first novel written by John le Carre.
SERIOUS READERS GROUP – Saturday, October 27, 11:00am Meets the fourth Saturday of each month
Discuss those books which have often formed the outline of the political and economic philosophies of the United States. For upcoming titles and more information: 724-935-4339.
CONVERSATION SALONS- No registration required
CONVERSATION SALONS – Friday, October 12, 2:00pm and Wednesday, October 24, 1:00pm
Informal discussion on timely topics such as politics, medicine science, current events, movies, education- anything that is on your mind! Share your opinions and hear what others have to say.
MISCELLANEOUS – No registration required
NORTHLAND KNITTERS – Wednesday, October 10, 7:00pm and Friday, October 19, 1:00pm
Enjoy conversation, knitting and dessert. For knitters of all skills to share techniques, ideas and to swap patterns.
AMATEUR ASTRONOMY CLUB – Thursday, October 25, 7:00pm Meets the fourth Thursday of each month
Enthusiasts of all things astronomy are welcome to join.
CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT/FAMILY PROGRAMS
Stories, songs and a craft for the whole family! Children are welcome to try out their Halloween costumes before the big night at this special Halloween Haunting on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. No registration is needed for this free program. (Note to parents: Ghost stories told in a dark room may be a bit much for preschool children.)
CALLING ALL TODDLERS
Are you the parents of a baby or toddler? Ready for some playdate fun? Then join us at our very special “after-library-hours” Playful Parenting Workshop Series.
Relax and play, socialize with other parents, and have a chance to meet and ask questions one-on-one with our visiting experts in Child Development, Nutrition, Speech & Hearing, Music & Movement and Emergent Literacy. Parents and their children can play and chat on Friday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on October 12, 19, 26 and November 2.
Registration is required and space is limited for these free evenings of information and fun. You may sign up for this four-week series at the Children’s Reference Desk, or by phone at 412-366-8100 ext. 123.
STORYTIMES FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
Our storytime sessions for young children continue this month through mid-November. No registration is required to attend.
Picture Book Storytime Tuesdays from September 25 to November 13 at 10:00am or 1:00pm
Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years of age can have fun with picture books, songs, and action rhymes.
Mother Goose Storytime Wednesdays from September 26 to November 14 at 10:00am
Nursery rhymes, songs, tickles and bounces for babies and toddlers with a parent, grandparent
Kangaroo Storytime Wednesdays from September 26 to November 14 at 11:00am
Nursery rhymes, stories, songs and romps for toddlers 24 months through 3 years with a parent,
grandparent or caregiver.
NORTHLAND GOES PRETZEL CRAZY!
Pretzels dressed for all tastes and occasions are this month’s Bread for Books feature. Sweetly dipped and dizzily drizzled, crunchy and nutty with a fruity twist, or on a blanket of marshmallows, you’ll find great treats for everyone at our special sale in the library on Friday October 5 from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, October 6 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. You can visit the sale table in the lower lobby for snazzy pretzels to take home right away, then, check out the selection online: www.pretzelcrazy.com where you will find even more treats for yourself, gift giving, or special occasions. Pretzel Crazy will donate 20% of all in-library table sales, and when ordering online, enter “NORTHLAND” as the promotional code for the Library to receive 20% of your total purchase on orders through the entire month of October!