Shaler North Hills Library will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29. We hope to be open Monday, March 30. We want all to be safe and as healthy as possible and made this decision out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with community leaders. We will be live streaming […]
Dear SNHL friends and neighbors, SNHL is keeping a close eye on COVID-19 as it continues to spread. We are in uncharted territory but are doing what we can to ensure the health and safety of our library users, staff and volunteers. We are all in this together and we are very concerned for our […]
Want to know the science behind the natural world? Adults can explore biodiversity and the world of nature with fun HANDS-ON Sassy Science workshops at Shaler North Hills Library this spring. All you need is curiosity and a willingness to explore. All programs run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the dates listed. Attend one, […]
Let’s learn something new together! Adults, bring your lunch and join us at Shaler North Hills Library on three Wednesdays each month for a time of great conversation. Each week will bring a new topic to explore. We’ll also provide the drinks and something sweet to eat. March Sessions (12:15 pm to 1:00 pm) March […]
Shaler North Hills Library’s popular Meet the Author series continues on Friday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. when author Barbara S. Burstin discusses her book “Sophie: The Incomparable Mayor Masloff.” Please register for this program by calling 412-486-0211 or online at www.shalerlibrary.org. Sophie Masloff who became the first female and first Jewish mayor of Pittsburgh […]
Calling all soup lovers! Visit Shaler North Hills Library’s fabulous Soup Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. We’ve got the soups, now we want the tasters! Share the warmth with your fellow community members during this special FUNdraiser for the Library. Only $10 a ticket to sample 20 delicious homemade soups […]
The Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck will be at Shaler North Hills Library on Fridays — Feb. 28 to April 3 — from noon-6:00 p.m. each week. Stop by our front parking lot during the Lenten season! Pick up pierogi, stuffed cabbage and haluski, hot and ready for lunch or dinner. Also, order these pillows of frozen […]
Shaler North Hills Library will be closed all day Friday, Jan. 31 for a staff in-service day. No late fees will be charged. You can use the outside book drop for returns. Thank you for your understanding.
Have you ever wished that you could jump right into the surroundings of your favorite board game? Here’s your chance. Shaler North Hills Library has created the magic of the iconic children’s game Candy Land. At our LIVE Candy Land program on Saturday, Feb. 1, come and find your favorite kids’ board game, super sized […]
Everyone needs an escape with friends. Join us for a fun make-it-take-it evening out where you’ll get to explore your creative side. Satisfy a sweet tooth at Shaler North Hills Library with a Valentine cookie decorating workshop on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-9 p.m. Decorate 10 Valentine’s Day cookies with professional instruction from Jennie Lynn […]
As the new year contains a presidential election, Shaler North Hills Library hopes to bring a little levity to what may be a heated time. We will be hosting a small series of debates about issues that matter but are often not addressed in major debates, perhaps because they are “too hot” or “too divisive” […]
Join the Reverend Ingrid Kalchthaler (Miss Ing) in this six-week study as we contemplate the second half of our lives from a spiritual perspective. The sessions will run from February 6 through March 12 (Thursdays) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Shaler North Hills Library. When we hear the term “the second half of life,” […]
Mark your calendar for Shaler North Hills Library’s 2020 Mini Golf Weekend! Join us on Saturday February 15, Sunday February 16, and Monday February 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day; teens play on February 15 from 7-9 p.m. Spend your Presidents’ Day weekend beating the cold while enjoying fabulous indoor mini golf […]
January is Oatmeal Month and Shaler North Hills Library will be celebrating all day Monday, Jan. 20 with free oatmeal cookies, courtesy of our Food for Thought Cook Book Group and our local Subway. Sip your favorite tea to take the winter chill off, too. The library opens on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. for adult […]
Come! Taste! Vote! at Shaler North Hill’s Library’s Soup Cook-Off FUNdraiser on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Calling all soup chefs and soup lovers. This is a chance to show off your soup-making skills and share the warmth with your fellow community members. $10 to enter your winning soup. Deadline to enter […]
“Get Your Mitts on a Good Book” Adult Winter Reading Program at Shaler North Hills Library runs Monday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Feb. 28. Winter is a great time to read. Cozy up with a good book in a comfortable spot, with a cup of tea and a comfy blanket, and enjoy some winter reading. […]
In recognition of the life and work of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., Shaler North Hills Library, Millvale Community Library, and Shaler Area High School students are collaborating on making collages with the public to share our concerns and fears as well as our hopes and aspirations. You are invited to share your […]
Be a census worker! Come find out more in 3 sessions offered at Shaler North Hills Library. The dates and times are: Sunday, January 12: 1:00-5:00 pm Wednesday, January 22: 5:00-8:00 pm Sunday, January 26: 1:00-5:00 pm A local representative from the Pittsburgh Area Census Office will be on hand at the Library […]
Lunch and Learn: Let’s learn something new together! Adults, bring your lunch to the Library and join us on the first, second and last Wednesdays of January from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. for a time of great conversation. Each week will bring a new topic to explore. We’ll also provide the drinks and something sweet […]
Shaler North Hills Library will be closed December 31 & January 1 for the New Year holiday. No late fees will be charged, and you can use our outside book drop for returns. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to seeing and serving you in 2020!
Folks in grades 1-4 are never too old for a good story…and you are so ready to get out of the house over winter break! Join your friends at Shaler North Hills Library for Straight Up Story with a Side of Pizza: Winter Break Edition on Friday, December 27 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. We’ll […]
Shaler North Hills Library will be closed December 23, 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday, and December 31 and January 1 for the New Year holiday. No late fees will be charged, and you can use our outside book drop for returns. Happy Holidays and thanks for your patronage!
Hanukkah is celebrated from December 22 until December 30 this year, so let’s get ready. Come to Shaler North Hills Library on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate your tradition or to learn more about one different from your own. This Happy Hanukkah event is perfect for families, and will feature stories, activities […]
Join the Youth Shakespeare Society of Pittsburgh for their 2019 winter tragedy, Hamlet, in two performances: Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22, both nights at 6 p.m. at Shaler North Hills Library. Run time is 3 hours. There will be an intermission after Act IV, Scene IV. Admission is free, but a $10 donation […]
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Shaler North Hills Library is spreading lots of holiday cheer around. We’ve got two great raffles going for you. Take a chance to win either a mug full of gift cards (value $165), cocoa and candy canes; or a mug full of lottery tickets (value $160), cocoa and candy […]
Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Something unique? Maybe a treat for yourself after a long day of shopping for others? Look no further than your Shaler North Hills Library. Our Holiday Artists’ Market features beautiful handcrafted items from talented local artists. We have jewelry, ceramics, silk scarves, origami ornaments, mosaic pieces, hand painted cards, […]
Save the date: #GiveBigPittsburgh is December 3 and Shaler North Hills Library will be participating. Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most. This 24-hour online fundraising effort, hosted by Pittsburgh Magazine and […]
Shaler North Hills Library will host the members of “Conchordance” of the Pittsburgh Recorder Society for a delightful free family concert to celebrate the holidays. Join us on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Relax and find your holiday spirit with inspiring music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, as well as modern compositions. You […]
Shaler North Hills Library will host a unique array of booths for the community to shop from, with items all handmade by local teens, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8 from 1:00 to 4 p.m. Plan now to start early holiday shopping – crafts, jewelry, baked goods, pins, and more handmade items will be for sale. […]
The newest and hottest music duo for all ages will visit Shaler North Hills Library on Tuesday evening, December 10 at 6:45 p.m. Live in concert, fresh after the release of their first Children’s CD (copies of which will be available for purchase), High Brow Affair will be performing in person. After the music, the […]
Santa can’t wait to see you. Join the Shaler North Hills Library on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10:15 a.m. to noon to meet Santa and, new this year, make a gingerbread house at this free library event. The library will provide the materials, but bring a shoe box or similar to take your creation home. […]
Calling all Yinzers! The pierogies are coming! The Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck will be in the front parking lot of Shaler North Hills Library on Fridays: Dec. 6, 13 and 20 from noon to 6 p.m. You’ll find pierogies, stuffed cabbage, haluski and more — all hot and ready to eat. (Please note that we are […]
Sensational Sensory Saturdays at Shaler North Hills Library are specially designed for children on the autism spectrum and/or with sensory integration challenges. These programs combine books, songs, movement and more to stimulate all five senses and promote learning. Our next Sensation Sensory Saturdays are November 30 and December 28 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. If […]
So you love dogs, and you love to read? Did you know that the Tail Waggin’ Tutors, who are certified therapy dogs, are here at the Library with their volunteers on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until noon? Families and folks of all ages are invited to visit your favorite therapy […]
A Time for Thanks…. We thank our patrons who support us in so many ways—borrowing materials, using our services, coming to programs, donating money and supplies, and sharing what we do. We thank our presenters who donate their time and expertise. We thank our volunteers who help us make it all happen. We thank our […]
Join Shaler North Hills Library’s Miss Ing and Miss Joyce at Adopt-a-Grandparent Storytime at Vincentian Home for songs, rhymes and stories, plus the opportunity to meet new friends who live in the Vincentian Community: 111 Perrymont Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please join us for this unique inter-generational exchange and maybe you can “adopt” a grandparent […]
The Library will be closed on Saturday, November 23 til 4:00 p.m., when we will open to host the annual Shaler Township “Lite” Up Night from 4:00 til 8:00 p.m. with the Shaler Area Middle School. Join us for a great evening of fun to kick off the holiday season!
Art and Inspiration International presents Wartorn Hearts, a celebration of veterans and poetry with Kathleen Trew Swazuk, on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Shaler North Hills Library. Kathie served as an Army Nurse in the chaos and horrors of the Vietnam war, thousands of miles from home, and was inspired to […]
Shaler North Hills Library honors our veterans today and every day. We have set up an America’s White Table, plus various materials available for checkout which help explain the sacrifices, courage and dedication of these brave men and women. Thank you for your service!
From Stone to Steel is an interactive program for all ages hosted by Shaler North Hills Library in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m., join Todd “Ghost in the Head” Johnson for a non-tribal historic presentation of native culture from ‘stone to steel.’ There will be a large […]
Just in time to share with the family at Thanksgiving, Shaler North Hills Library presents its annual Appraisal Fair with the Senator John Heinz History Center, plus a Shaler history display. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start digging through your closets now for those fabulous treasures and family […]
Shaler North Hills Library’s Indigenous Nation Celebration is a free family event in collaboration with Shaler Area High School students from Mr. Haberman’s Multicultural Studies class and the Millvale Library. Please join us on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Hear Storyteller Miguel Sague, Jr. share traditional stories from tribes in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Watch the […]
Join Master Naturalists (in training) and retired educators Pat Milliken and Gil Pielin as their popular Get in Tune with Nature series returns to Shaler North Hills Library on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This final workshop for the fall emphasizes the ecological role of Pennsylvania mammals using skull analysis. In this […]
Come to Shaler North Hills Library and share an art experience with your toddler or preschooler. Join us on Thursdays, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. Don’t dress up, because we’ll be scribbling, squeezing, stretching and smearing our way through artistic learning and fun. No registration is needed.
Due to the Veterans Breakfast at the Shaler Area Middle School next door to the library, Shaler North Hills Library will delay opening until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Thank you for your understanding. The library extends their heartfelt gratitude to all veterans.
Shaler North Hills Library is throwing a Harry Potter Party and you’re invited. Join us for a celebration of the joy that is the Harry Potter world on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Families are welcome. Please register at 412-486-0211 or online at www.shalerlibrary.org.
Shaler North Hills Library’s popular Hot Topics: Legal Help in Plain Language series wraps up its fall session with attorney Carolyn Spicer Russ on Thursday, Nov. 7 (date changed from November 14) at 1:30 p.m. with the topic “Practical Aspects of Dying and Death.” Not an easy subject to talk about, but a great opportunity […]
The Friends of Shaler North Hills Library are hosting their annual Fall Book Sale Blowout this weekend. SNHL hosts one of the best book sales around. Great best sellers, hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and lots of children’s materials. Shop early for the best selection. We accept cash or checks. Proceeds from our Book Sale […]
Shaler North Hills Library’s Sensational Sensory Saturday program is specially designed for children on the autism spectrum and/or with sensory integration challenges. This program combines books, songs, movement and more to stimulate all five senses and promote learning. Children and their caregivers are invited to join us on Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 to 11:30 […]
Shaler North Hills Library’s weekly Saturday Storytime will feature a special Halloween Storytime and Party on Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m. This program will feature not-so-very spooky stories plus a Halloween craft and snack. Party goers are invited to come in costume for a parade around the Library. Halloween Storytime is designed for young […]
Mark your calendars now for Shaler North Hills Library’s Fall Book Sale. The Library hosts one of the best book sales around, featuring great best sellers, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and a wide variety of children’s materials. Cash or check only, please. Friends Preview Night: Friday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Consider joining […]
Shaler North Hills Library will again host a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In conjunction with the Shaler Township Police Department, SNHL will serve as a collection site for any unused, unwanted, or expired medications. This is an environmentally safe way to dispose of medications. […]
For those in grades 4-6, here’s a fun opportunity to draw, paint and create using Carla Sonheim’s Kids Art Lessons. Join us on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Please register at 411-486-0211 or online at www.shalerlibrary.org.
Do-Si-Do at SNHL! Get ready to watch some fancy dancing with the Y-Knot Square and Round Dance Club of the North Hills led by caller Barb McDonald. Family fun for everyone—all ages welcome. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring some Fall refreshments too. Please register at 412-486-0211 or online at www.shalerlibrary.org.
Starting to explore your own family history can be daunting. Perhaps you’ve heard family tales or have photos with no names. Where do you start? What are the resources? Join Elissa Scalise Powell of the North Hills Genealogists and an expert and teacher in the field for a discussion and conversation on how to get […]
Congratulations to Shaler resident George Kruth on the publication of his book, Shalercrest: A Defense Housing Project. This 349-page book is a history of how the federal government provided housing to World War II defense workers in a specific housing development in the Shaler Township suburban community. Come hear George discuss local history, his research […]
Shaler North Hills Library’s popular Get in Tune with Nature Series returns with “Animals – from Cockroach to Chinchilla” on Tuesday, October 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. In this interactive workshop we will have a visit from LIVE animals including a snake, chinchilla, hairless rat and cockroaches! Learn about the animal kingdom and how we all […]
Do you yearn for the days of yore when the Steelers were Super Bowl champs? How about taking a selfie with genuine 1974 and 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl rings? Shaler North Hills Library is hosting a fun and unique fundraiser to benefit its programming. Take your choice of 5 genuine Super Bowl rings, and […]
Visit Shaler North Hills Library on Friday, September 20 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. to take a “Virtual Tour” of the Pitt Nationality Rooms. The Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh are unique classrooms like no other classrooms at any university. Created in 1926, the Nationality Rooms Program (now called the Nationality Rooms & […]
Dance moves, wild lights, movie spin offs! Join us on Friday, September 13 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. for “This is Disco,” when DJ Rick Jankowski recalls the birth, life and redux of disco entertainment. Some say, ‘disco is dead’. Others say vital signs are strong. Put on your comfy shoes, have a seat, and explore this […]
Shaler North Hills Library’s “Hot Topics: Legal Help in Plain Language” series returns with Carolyn Spicer Russ of Olds Russ Marquette & Peace, LLC. Join us on Thursday, September 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for Executor Do’s and Don’ts. In personal and informal sessions, Russ helps demystify common topics that everyone will face at […]
Shaler North Hill’s Library’s exciting series of nature-related workshops returns. Our Master Naturalists in Training will present interactive workshops on a variety of nature-related subjects. Pat Milliken and Gil Pielin are retired high school teachers, currently working on their certification as Master Naturalists. Join us on Tuesday, September 10 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for “Furs and […]
Shaler North Hills Library will host a Daycare and Preschool Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 8-10 a.m. (please stop in at your convenience) at the library. Daycare sites and preschools do so much for the children and families of our community. As a new season begins, we would like to thank you for […]
Shaler North Hills Library is seeking all crafty teens for our first Craft and Vendor Fair by Teens. Sunday, September 29 from 2:00-4:00 PM @ SNHL. A unique array of booths for the community to shop. The library is seeking teens ages 13-18 who wish to sell their wares to the public (crafts, baked goods, […]
How U Doing? 25th Anniversary of the Television Comedy Show Friends! How well do you really know this show? Who’s your favorite character? What’s your favorite episode? Come test your knowledge on this fun Trivia Night with your own group of friends! $12 a team (up to 5 players) or $4 per person. (Pay in […]
For your safety… Our elevator is now 39 years old but it isn’t a happy birthday….it’s time for a major overhaul! The elevator is currently out of service. If you need accommodations to attend an event on the second floor, please call the Library at 412-486-0211. We will be bidding this project out, getting township […]
The Friends of the Shaler North Hills Library actively work to make SNHL a better place. They annually donate over $20,000 through fundraisers, membership dues and raffles. ALL funds go towards library programming and the purchase of special items the library could not otherwise afford. Individual membership is only $15.00; $25.00 for a household. For […]
Did you know that Shaler North Hills Library served over 110,000 kids, teens and adults at 3,001 programs in 2018? That’s a lot of glue sticks! ‘Tis the season for great sales on back-to-school supplies. Please consider donating new items to the library (through Labor Day or anytime) while doing your back-to-school shopping. Stop by […]
The Great SNHL Community Scavenger Hunt is coming to the Shaler North Hills Library. The Hunt is open to everyone, everywhere! Who knows what we’ll ask?!! PICK UP THE LIST of objects, photos, clues and more at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at the library. Or download via the library website, Twitter or Facebook by […]
It’s been 11 amazing years of free rock and roll, cars and fun! This year, dance to your favorite oldies with DJ Clint Stokes. Check out the coolest cruise cars. No registration required — just bring the family and your dancing shoes! There will be 50/50 and other raffles, hot dogs available for purchase, and […]
While we are really bummed about the Regatta, perhaps an amazing Touch-a-Truck FUNdraiser to benefit your library will help fill the gap? We will be floating paper boats!! Chase from Paw Patrol is coming at noon! And The Incredible Hulk will be hitching a ride with Ferra Automotive on Sunday! Plus there will be lots […]