Author: Sharon McRae


Get started researching your family history at Shaler North Hills Library
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October 9, 2019
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 […]

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Author George Kruth discusses the history of Shalercrest
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October 9, 2019
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 […]

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Get in Tune with Nature: Animals! at Shaler North Hills Library – October 8 at 1:30 PM
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October 4, 2019
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 […]

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Take a selfie with a Super Bowl ring, support Shaler North Hills Library
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September 17, 2019
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 […]

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Shaler North Hills Library Hosts a ‘Virtual Tour’ of the Pitt Nationality Rooms
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September 6, 2019
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 & […]

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Tap your toes with ‘This Is Disco’ at Shaler North Hills Library
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September 6, 2019
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 […]

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Shaler North Hills Library presents Hot Topics: Executor Do’s and Don’ts
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September 6, 2019
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 […]

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Nature series returns to Shaler North Hills Library with ‘Furs and Pelts’
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September 6, 2019
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 […]

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Shaler North Hills Library hosts Daycare and Preschool Appreciation Breakfast
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August 14, 2019
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 […]

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Seeking crafty teens for SNHL’s Craft and Vendor Fair by Teens
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August 2, 2019
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, […]

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Trivia Night for Adults – Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
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August 2, 2019
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 […]

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Library Facilities Update
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August 2, 2019
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 […]

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The Friends of the Shaler North Hills Library Need YOU!
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August 2, 2019
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 […]

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The Back to School Wish Tree is back at Shaler Library
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August 2, 2019
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 […]

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Community Scavenger Hunt coming to Shaler North Hills Library
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August 2, 2019
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 […]

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Shaler Library Car Cruise set to celebrate 11th anniversary
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August 1, 2019
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 […]

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Shaler Library’s Touch-a-Truck FUNdraiser to have character appearances
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August 1, 2019
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 […]

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