Holiday Auction & Boutique

Fall is here—which means that the holiday season is on the way! The library elves have been hard at work, creating unique decorated trees, gift baskets, ornaments, holiday décor, and more! The Holiday Boutique will run until December 16th.

Click the button below for a preview of select offerings and for bidding details.

Annual Giving Campaign

The library had a big year! Here are some of the milestones we reached in 2023:

– Distributed library cards to every student in PRSD
– Debuted a new website
– Expanded outreach to the Pine Community Center
– Became a fine-free library

Please consider donating to the library to help us continue our efforts to bring you the best materials, services, and programs in 2024. Click below for a smattering of library statistics from last year and for more information on the campaign.

The Underground Railroad in Northern Allegheny

At great personal risk, northern Allegheny County farmers played a large
role in the Underground Railroad, which secretly transported enslaved
people to freedom in safe northern states and Canada.

Acting Richland History Group President Paul R. White will give a
one-hour presentation on Saturday, December 9 at 10:30 AM to detail
the specifics of four local mid-19th century “stations” and their “station
masters.” Three of these known “stations” still stand in our community
today as a testimony to their historic service some 170 years ago.

Registration is required.

Nature-ology: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs – For more than 150 million years, these giants roamed the Earth, from warm climates to cold, they were in charge. They left their bones, their footprints…and their descendants.  We’ll bring some of each to this session.

Fall Film Series

Northern Tier Library is pleased to announce a Classic Film Series this fall in partnership with the Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club!

Tuesday, December 12th:
Singin’ in the Rain

These programs are free for all who attend but we do ask that you register to account for refreshments and supplies. Click on the button below for more information.

Pop-Up Book Sale

Books make great gifts and we have something for everyone!

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a Pop-Up Book Sale from Wednesday, December 13th through Saturday, December 23rd. The sale is open to the public during the library’s regular hours in the upstairs programming room.

“Pop” on in why don’t ya!

Northern Tier @ the PCC

Library outreach has expanded to the Pine Community Center! Look for Family Storytimes and American Mah Jongg on these dates:

Family Storytimes

Select Fridays at 1:00 PM

12/8, 12/22, 1/5, 1/19

American Mah Jongg

Select Mondays at 11:45 AM

12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5, 2/19

New Year's Family Dance Party

Join us for a kid friendly dance party with our very own countdown!
The fun starts at 1:30 pm and our “midnight” will be at 3 pm.

Registration is required and can be completed below. 

Library Resource in the Spotlight:

the logo for the crafting database, creativebug

Creativebug is an online collection of classes and workshops that offers more  than 1000 videos in drawing, painting, sewing, quilting, knitting, jewelry making,  and more! It’s the perfect creative companion for those who like to mix  imagination with straightforward DIY  instruction. Taught by artists, designers and crafters, Creativebug classes provide project ideas, expert guidance, and creative inspiration for all skill levels.

To access thousands of online arts and crafts classes that you can watch anytime, anywhere—your Northern Tier Library card allows you to do so for free! Creativebug classes never expire, and you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!


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