The public libraries in Washington County are forming the WAGGIN One Card Access consortium to offer a unified catalog of all Washington County public libraries.
Due to this merger, beginning Thursday, June 6, 2013, all current Peters Township Public Library cardholders will need to re-register to receive their new WAGGIN library card.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.
The Peters Township Public Library welcomes IndieFlix to our Digital Media Resources
Indieflix is a streaming movie service that offers library card holders access to award-winning shorts, feature films and documentaries. To learn more, click on the "Digital Media" button in the left hand column, then click on the "IndieFlix" logo to create an account.
Enjoy discovering great independent films anytime, anywhere!
CIVIL WAR 150: EXPLORING THE WAR AND ITS MEANING THROUGH THE WORDS OF THOSE WHO LIVED IT: WHY DID THE KLAN WEAR BIZARRE COSTUMES?
Presented by Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons
Thursday, July 18, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Limit: 80 participants
Civil War 150 is a national public programming initiative designed to encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil
War through primary documents and firsthand accounts. This project is presented by The Library of America in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History,
and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In the wake of the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan emerged to terrorize freed people and their few white allies, and to reassert white, Democratic political, economic, and social power in the rural south.
These earliest Klansmen did not wear the white hooded uniforms we picture today. Instead, they wore a range of strange costumes: Mardi Gras costumes, animal masks with horns, masks made of squirrel skin,
women’s dresses, polka dots, fake beards and tongues, even blackface. T
Join us on July 18 as Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons discusses these Klan costumes and explores where they came from and why Klansmen might have gone to such lengths to create them.
Dr. Elaine Parsons, Civil War Scholar and Associate Professor of History at Duquesne University will facilitate the programs. She is currently compiling a book about the Ku Klux Klan entitled Constructing the Kuklux: The Ku Klux Klan and the Modernization of the Reconstruction-Era South.
Register to attend this program online, at the circulation desk or by telephone at 724-941-9430.
Please CLICK HERE for more information on the Washington County Community Foundation's Day of Giving, September 10th, 2013. Funds donated to the library on September 10th will be increased by a percentage of a $100,000 matching pool!
R.E.A.D. LIBRARY COOKBOOK (RECIPES: ENTICING AND DELICIOUS!)
Looking for some fresh 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! 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.