The Teen Crafternoons program scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 has been cancelled.
WASHINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM SURVEY
The Washington County Library Sytstem is conducting a brief survey to determine how to improve resources and services. Please take a few moments to fill out a survey form here. Thank you!
AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters and the Peters Township Public Library
Back by popular demand! The library, in cooperation with the Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters, will be hosting a photography contest. Three categories will be judged; photos of people, landscape, and animals. The 1st prize in each category will be $25.00; 2nd prize will be $10.00, and 3rd prize will be a certificate.
Deadline for entries to be submitted is Friday, April 25, 2014. There is a $3.00 fee per entry and a maximum of three entries per person. Photographic prints must be no smaller than 5” x 7” and no larger than 8.5” x 11”. Prints may not be framed or mounted, and may be delivered to the library’s circulation desk. Each entry must have a completed entry form (available at the circulation desk) along with the $3.00 fee. Cash or checks will be accepted. Checks may be made out to: Friends of the Peters Township Public Library.
Winning photographs will be on display at the library from May 6 – 13. Entrants wishing to pick up their photographs may do so between May 14 - 20.
Click here for a copy of the rules and requirements for the photography contest. Click here for an entry form. For additional information, please contact Jim McNutt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest restricted to amateur photographers. Members of Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters or their relatives are not eligible to participate.
ROBERT QUALTERS: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORIES
When: Monday, April 14, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Robert Qualters
Join us as Pittsburgh artist legend Robert Qualters talks about his life as an artist. Qualters’ style, familiar to many Pittsburghers, features the artist’s commentary, appearing as cursive text, in the borders of his work. In four decades he has had more than 30 solo shows in galleries and museums in the region, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, and has created more than two dozen public murals and site-specific installations, including commissions from Mercy Hospital, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Three Rivers Arts Festival, and Oxford Development. He has also created more than a dozen murals with Pittsburgh high school students.
Qualters holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and an MFA from Syracuse University. He has taught painting at the State University of New York, Oswego; University of Pittsburgh; Carlow College; Slippery Rock State University; Indiana University of PA; West Virginia University; and Carnegie Mellon University. He has also been artist-in-residence at CAPA (Pittsburgh's High School for Creative and Performing Arts).
A retrospective of his work is currently on display at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, running through April 20, 2014. The exhibit was curated by Vicky A. Clark, who is the author of the recently published Robert Qualters: Autobiographical Mythologies. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase after the program.
To see a February 15, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about Robert Qualters: Autobiographical Mythologies, click here.
Register for this program
online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.
NEW ONLINE RESOURCE @ THE LIBRARY!
The library now offers FREE instructor-led, online courses with your library card! Learn4Life covers everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Visit Learn4Life for a complete listing of course offerings and to enroll today. The link to Learn4Life will be permanently located at the "Online Databases" page, located at the "Find Information" button in left hand menu column.
IMPORTANT FEDERAL AND STATE TAX INFORMATION
For important federal and state tax information, as well as AARP Tax-Aide Free Help, please click here.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
The Washington County Library System has created a quick reference guide about the Affordable Care Act. Please click here to see the guide.
TASTE OF THE TOWNSHIP
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Valley Brook Country Club
Cost: $50.00 per ticket
Mark your calendar to reserve this date for an evening of fabulous food, dancing and unique auction items. Tickets are available at the library's circulation desk. Proceeds benefit the Peters Township Public Library.
R.E.A.D. LIBRARY COOKBOOK (RECIPES: ENTICING AND DELICIOUS!)
Looking for some new and delicious recipes? The good cooks at the library are offering 225 of their finest recipes in our first ever library cookbook. Buy one for yourself, or buy copies as gifts – all proceeds benefit the library! Recipes enticing and Delicious (R.E.A.D.) would make a terrific hostess gift for Thanksgiving. Do you need a gift for your pet sitter, beautician or manicurist? What about your child's teachers? Do you ned somethig for a grab bag? The answer to all of these questions is the same: R.E.A.D.! Support your award-winning Peters Township Public Library as you take care of many of your gift-giving needs.
Cookbooks are available at the library or by mail order. To purchase by mail, please send payment ($10.00 + $3.00 for shipping and handling) to: Friends of the Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Please also remember to include an address where you would like the cookbook shipped to.
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT THE LIBRARY!
Tickets for Washington Symphony Orchestra concerts are now available at the library. Tickets will be available one month prior to the concert. Unless otherwise noted, all regular season concerts take place at Trinity High School and start promptly at 8:00 p.m. Upcoming concerts include:
Sunday, March 16, 2014(3:00 p.m.): Chamber Ensemble will play at First Baptist Church
Tickets are $20.00 per adult (ages 18-64), $15.00 for youth (grades K - 12), and $15.00 for seniors (ages 65+). There are free music student tickets available at the door for any students Kindergarten through college who take private music lessons. They will be asked to fill out a form when picking up a ticket at the door -- free tickets are not available at the library. Please visit www.washsym.org for more information.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 : Cue the Music