Education on Every Topic – Free!
Join us for The Legacy Lineup Lifelong Learning Seminars offering a variety of topics at no cost! Seminars are scheduled every other Tuesday at 11 a.m. Parking is free. Please RSVP to 412-635-8080 to reserve a seat or for weather cancellations.
Date: Tuesday, July 14 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Ken Haselrig
Pigeons have been used to carry messages for centuries. By traveling with the birds in a basket, a person could tie a message on to the bird’s leg, release it, and know that it would fly back home. Before the advent of radio, carrier pigeons were frequently used on the battlefield as a means for a mobile force to communicate with a stationary headquarters. During the First and Second World Wars, carrier pigeons were used to transport messages back to their home coop behind the lines. A carrier pigeon’s job was dangerous. Nearby enemy soldiers often tried to shoot down pigeons, knowing that released birds were carrying important messages. Some of these pigeons became quite famous among the infantrymen.
Immaculate Reflections of Art Rooney, Chuck Noll and Troy Polamalu
Date: Tuesday, July 28 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Jim O’Brien, author and sports historian
Author and sports historian Jim O’Brien, who Myron Cope called “Pittsburgh’s premier sports historian,” has written over 15 books about the Pittsburgh Steelers and will share stories of some of the Hall of Famers, owner Art Rooney, coach Chuck Noll, player Troy Polamalu and family stories, as well. Following the program, he will have books available for purchase and autograph.
Hollywood Top Ten
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Tom Madden, Asylum Entertainment Director
Everyone loves a good “top ten” list, so here are 10 of the best of the best in Hollywood history! Lists include: top 10 movies, actors, wealthiest celebrities, couples, movie lines, movie villains, romantic scenes, heroes, directors and of course all-time movie stars. The lists will be compiled with data from AFI, IMDB, AMPAS, Hollywood Reporter, Book of Lists, Variety, SAG, DGA, and various other unions, guilds and information sources. How many can you get right?
Read All About It: How Pittsburgh’s Newspapers Covered Historic Events the Next Day
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Len Barcousky, Post-Gazette Writer
George Washington’s inauguration was a breaking news story for The Pittsburgh Gazette, the predecessor of today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and post-gazette.com. Veteran reporter and author Len Barcousky has combed the archives of the Post-Gazette and its ancestor publications in search of well- and little-known stories about Southwestern Pennsylvania. He’ll share some of those tales – some forgotten for 200 years.
How to Protect Yourself from Computer Phishing and Tax Fraud Scams
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Darlene Hannes, Financial Crimes Investigator (retired)
The APWG (Anti-Phishing Working Group) has reported that United States continues to be the top country hosting phishing sites during the first quarter of 2014. Over 32 percent of personal computers around the world were infected with malware, Trojan, or spyware. In this seminar we will discuss ways to prevent you from being a phishing victim and will cover how to avoid tax fraud scams.
Fire and Ice: The World of Robert Frost
Date: Tuesday, September, 22, 2015 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Sam Allen, Author and Historian
Throughout a long and productive life Robert Frost (1874-1963) battled hostile critics and publishers, endured long periods of doubt and depression, and suffered innumerable family tragedies. Poetry carried him through those dark times, and he produced some of the most compelling and beautiful lyrics in the English language. Sam Allen has turned the life of this complex and troubled artist into a riveting one-man show. The play is narrated by Frost himself, returned from the other side to tell his story and bring his timeless artistry to a new, modern audience. Even those who claim to have no interest in poetry have come away moved, amused, and provoked by this unique production.
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Edward Ozosky, Pioneer and Expert in the Field of Paranormal Existence, Director of Research, Hauntings Research
With 30 years of experience in pioneering paranormal research, Edward Ozosky has had the opportunity to conduct preternatural research throughout the continental United States. He will discuss an examination of the possible unknown aspects of paranormal activity, insight into some of the most active supernatural sites in America, and true stories of some of the most unusual experiences over the last 30 years, including Pittsburgh and surrounding locations.
North Hills Road Show
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — 11 a.m.
Speakers: Debby Rabold, Franklin Park Historian and Amy Steele, Executive Director Northland Public Library
The North Hills Road Show is a 90-minute presentation featuring photos that depict the evolution of areas in McCandless, Bradford Woods, Franklin Park, Ross and Marshall Townships from as early as 1890. The speakers will be showing the development of the North Hills from the point of view of road projects that were done when this area was still very rural. They will show landmarks, buildings and how our community has evolved into what it is today as depicted on the library’s local history website at www.northlandlocalhistory.org.