2022 Adults Summer Learning Program: Oceans of Possibilities

humpback whale with kids reading atop it

Summer isn’t just for the kids you know! Partake in book clubs, bingo, experience kits, and even beer plus more in the summer of 2022 at Northern Tier Regional Library.

Don’t forget you can log your activity and reading with Beanstack to be entered into our prize giveaways. Click here for more information about Beanstack and how to turn your summer learning into prizes.


Wednesday Evening Programs

Every Wednesday Night

Adult programming will be offered every Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM, except Journal Night on July 20th will begin an hour early at 5:30 PM. Registration links can be found after the date of the program.

June 15:  Bridget’s Book Club (The Island of Sea Women)
Set on the Korean island of Jeju, this novel follows Mi-ja and Young-sook, two individuals from different backgrounds, as they work in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective. After hundreds of dives and decades of friendship, forces outside their control will push their relationship to the breaking point. Join us for a discussion of The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.

June 22: Knitting Possibilities (Part One)
Help someone this summer by knitting scarves or hats for an individual who may be struggling. Knit Lit will then donate these items to KnitHope, an organization in the Pittsburgh area that collects and distributes handmade scarves and hats to those in need. For more information, check out their website at knithope.org.

June 29:  Ocean Watercolor
Have fun at the library with a novice teacher! Create a watercolor of the ocean and share your masterpiece with the rest of the group. Registration is required to account for supplies.

July 6:  Sea(e)scape Coloring
Explore the hidden depths of the ocean with some beautifully detailed coloring pages. Maybe you can spot the lost treasure hidden amongst them!

July 13:  Bridget’s Book Club (The Guncle)
GUP (Gay Uncle Patrick) loves his niece and nephew. When his sister-in-law passes away, he steps in as a guardian to the children. But loving and taking responsibility are two very different things. As Patrick rises to his new responsibilities, he discovers that he is just the person these children need, and in the process, heals himself. Join us for a book discussion of The Guncle by Steven Rowley.

July 20:  Journal Night
Do you keep a journal? Would you like to be able to write your own? Here is your opportunity! Explore the written world through journaling prompts, readings, and reflection. Please bring your favorite notebook, and we will provide a variety of writing utensils to help you create your journal. Reminder: this program begins at 5:30PM.

July 27:  Knitting Possibilities (Part Two)
Show off your finished project for KnitHope! Place your item into a Ziploc bag with a label that states whether it is adult or child sized, and our group’s name: Knit Lit at Northern Tier Regional Library. Feel free to include a note of encouragement or positive thoughts for your recipient, too. If you haven’t finished yet, don’t worry! We will collect items until Friday, September 30.

August 3:  Under the Sea Book Art
Trace an under the sea image onto a book page and make it unique by decorating it with the recycled materials and supplies we have on hand. Registration is required to account for supplies.


Frida Kahlo as self-painted in the jungle
bob ross painting of the shoreline and waves


Brews & Brushes

Two events over the summer on Thursday nights

Join us as we take in art, alcohol, and snacks during two special after hours library programs. See below for more details.

June 16 @ 6:00pm. An evening of beer tasting and art as we celebrate Frida Kahlo’s work while enjoying light bodied beers (Mexican lagers and pilsners, anyone?) and munch on Mexican inspired refreshments. For adults ages 21 and up. Cover charge is $30 per person and registration is required for this in-person event. You can register first and pay later if you like although we will need payment no later than about a week in advance. We’ll contact you in advance of the program if we still need your payment. To register and/or pay, please follow the links from this page: Brews & Brushes: Frida Kahlo

July 14 @ 6:00pm.An evening of beer tasting and art to celebrate Bob Ross’s work! Enjoy malty-darker brews such as porters, bocks, dunkels and stouts. Sweet treats and desserts will accompany these fine selections. For adults 21 and up. Cover charge is $30 per person and registration is required for this in-person event. You can register first and pay later if you like although we will need payment no later than about a week in advance. We’ll contact you in advance of the program if we still need your payment. To register and/or pay, please follow the links from this page: Brews & Brushes: Bob Ross

comic books lined up for sale at a store


Saturday Comics

Once a month in June and July

One Saturday every month, discuss what’s happening amidst the panels of a graphic novel or the graphic novel world in general. For both young adults and adults alike.

Saturday, June 18 from 1pm to 2pm. The first edition of this hour-long book club will read the Newbery Medal winner New Kid by Jerry Craft.

Saturday July 30 from 1pm to 2pm. The second edition of this hour-long book club will read the selection chosen during the June meeting.

a bingo card


Book Bingo

All summer learning program long (June 13 to August 6)

Pick up a BINGO card and play to win books! Get a “bingo” on your card, and you will receive a free book coupon for our annual Book Sale. Fill the entire card, and we will add a book to the library’s collection in your honor! Turn in your card at the front desk by the last day of the Summer Learning Program for credit.


2022 Experience Kits

All summer learning program long (June 13 to August 6)

Thanks to our partnership with the Heinz Center Affiliates Program and other Allegheny County libraries, we are offering FREE ADMISSION for up to four people to a number of museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh! Plus, each pass comes with virtual access to educational information, itinerary ideas, and other fun content.

Our kits this year include:

              • Duncan & Miller Glass Museum
              • Heinz History Center (includes Fort Pitt Museum & Meadowcroft Rockshelter)
              • Historic Fort Steuben
              • Merrick Art Gallery*
              • Old Economy Village
• Somerset Historical Center
• West Overton Village Museum & Distillery

*pass used in lieu of suggested donation; check with the site about ticketed events

PLUS: Check out three kits before October 31, 2022 for a chance to win an outstanding prize! Visit https://forms.gle/wFjGXMvSh1LMfN4w6 for more information.

kid reading a book leaning against a walrus


Summer Learning Bash

August 6, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come and celebrate the end of our Summer Learning Program! We’ll have crafts and snacks. You’ll be able to claim your free book, play games, make crafts, and enjoy a jump in the bouncy castle! We will offer tons of activities for the entire community to celebrate this accomplishment together.

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