Northern Tier Library hosting Authors Night - PineCreek Journal

Northern Tier Library hosting Authors Night

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 12:01 AM


Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia. For details or to register for an event, call 724-449-2665.

• The Friends of the Northern Tier Library will present their annual Authors Night at 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

The evening will feature four local authors:

Abigail Drake writes women’s fiction and young adult fiction, and blogs about her naughty Labrador, Capone. Her newest book, “Love, Chocolate, & a Dog Named Al Capone,” is set in Beaver.

Donald Firesmith lives in Crafton and writes modern paranormal fantasy and apocalyptic science fiction. He has authored seven technical books, but his foray into fiction includes “The Secrets of Hawthorne House.”

Kathleen George is a professor of theater and writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She has a series of procedural thrillers set in Pittsburgh, as well as “The Johnstown Girls,” her historical fiction novel about the Johnstown Flood.

Michael Meyer teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh and spends the off-season in Singapore. He first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps, and is the author of the acclaimed “The Last Days of Old Beijing.”

The program will be about an hour long, followed by a question-and-answer session with refreshments. The authors will have copies of their books for sale and will be available to sign them. Registration is required.

• On Oct. 18, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., children 4 and younger are invited to join in for music and movement offered by Rebecca Toman from Zumbini. Sing, dance and play instruments while developing social, cognitive, emotional and motor skills. Registration is required.

• On Oct. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m., the library will host a Halloween party. Children are encouraged to dress in costume and parade around the library. Trick-or-treating will be included. There will be crafts, activities and a Halloween pinata. This program is for children of all ages. Registration is required.