Adult Programs

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Genealogy: Family History Intro and Basics

   Select Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM 

       Oct 8     Nov 12     Dec 10

Participants should bring their own laptop or technology to the program so they can participate in hands on searching and learning. Class is being taught by local genealogist, Sue Ennis. All ages and skill levels welcome.  Registration is required.

Adults Crafter Dark October flyer

Adults Crafter Dark October

Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join us for our new monthly adult craft program.  We'll be making Spooky spell books.  All materials provided.   Registration required.

 Bigfoot flyerBigfoot in Pennsylvania

Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 PM

Brian Seech is a researcher and investigator of the unexplained and founder of two research groups, Center for Unexplained Events (CUE) and Center for Cryptozoological Studies (CCS). Brian has been researching the unexplained since 1986 and has appeared on Monsters & Mysteries in America on Destination America, a national cable channel. He was featured on the independent film; “Mountain Devil, the Search for Frank Peterson”, was an extra in “The Mothman Prophecies” movie filmed in Pittsburgh and has also appeared on various internet radio shows. He also co-wrote articles for the Creature Chronicles column in the Hancock County Courier in WV from August – November 2013.

          Brian was a co-instructor for the first ever cryptozoology class at Eastern Gateway College in Steubenville OH in 2013 & 2015.

He will be giving a presentation entitled “Bigfoot in Pennsylvania”. Learn about the history and local sightings of this mysterious creature, Afterwards, there will be a question & answer session and eyewitnesses can come forward with their sightings. Register Here.  If you have had an encounter or sighting in PA, OH, or WV please contact Brian at

 WitchesWitches of Pennsylvania flyer of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 PM

Discover the strange but true history of witchcraft in Pennsylvania. Thomas White is the university archivist and curator of special collections at Duquesne University. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Duquesne’s History Department and an adjunct professor of history at La Roche College. White received a master’s degree in public history from Duquesne University. Besides the folklore and history of Pennsylvania, his areas of interest include American cultural history and the history of the occult and the supernatural. He is the award-winning author of ten books, including Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh, Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia (co-authored with Edward White), Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania (co-authored with Michael Hassett), Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore, Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles (editor) and Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania (co-authored with Tony Lavorgne.)  Registration is required.

Why Pittsburgh A Story of Innovation

Why Pittsburgh? A Story of Innovation

Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 PM

Anne Madarasz is the Curatorial Division Director, Chief Historian, and Director of the Western PA Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center. Anne's talk, Why Pittsburgh? A Story of Innovation, will focus not only on the region's rich and complex history, but on the city's tradition of innovation. Blessed with abundant natural resources and linked to markets downriver, this region developed as first a commercial and industrial center. It attracted innovators such as John Roebling, George Westinghouse, Charles Martin Hall, and Jonas Salk, as well as being the birthplace of great minds such as Rachel Carson and August Wilson. Ms. Madarasz will talk about the unique story of the people and this place and how innovators from here have impacted the world. Registration for this event is required.

All Routes Lead North flyerAll Routes Lead North

Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 PM

Debby Rabold, Author and Local Historian for Bell Acres Borough and Amy Steele, Executive Director at Northland Public Library, present All Routes Lead North. Join them for a road trip through northern Allegheny County as it appeared a century ago. Through historic photographs, maps and newspaper articles learn about the important role the Harmony Route and Allegheny County’s early road projects played in the development of Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs. Registration is required. 

Adults Crafter Dark November

Adults Crafter Dark November

Tuesday, November 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join us for our new monthly adult craft program.  We'll be making Thanksgiving themed scrapbook wall art.  All materials provided.   Registration required.

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