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Thursday, March 26, 2015
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Maximum: 20

Join us for a demonstration of our new 3D printers. We will cover how to search and download printable objects from Thingiverse, how to prepare a print file, and how to print the selected object.

Our 3D printers are located on the 2nd level in our Maker Space -- take a look at our MakerSpace brochure to learn about all the resources available for your creating / crafting needs!

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.

Will Hillenbrand


Tuesday, April 7, 2015
6:30 p.m.
For children of all ages

Join children’s author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand for a special night celebrating the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child initiative! Mr. Hillenbrand will discuss his writing and illustrating process and share one of his books with us. His book What a Treasure! was the PA One Book selection in 2010. He writes: “After more than 50 books, I still feel lucky to do what I love.” The program will end with a special book signing, meet and greet, and refreshments.

Register for this program online,at the Children's Reference Desk or call 724-941-9430, ext. 3160.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

You are your best defense against identify theft! The first rule of Identify Protection – if you don’t need it, dispose of it … responsibly.

The Better Business Bureau will offer free on-site document destruction at the library on April 18. BBB volunteers will guide cars through a moving line, offload their disposable items, shred them on the spot and distribute goodie bags with educational ID theft and fraud prevention materials. Each vehicle may dispose of a maximum of 3 boxes / bags of paper-based materials.

2014 Taste of the Township

Save the date!
14th Annual
Friday, May 1, 2015
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Valley Brook Country Club
Cost: $50.00 per ticket

2014 Taste of the Township

Mark your calendar to reserve this date for an evening of fabulous food, live music, and unique auction items. Tickets will be available soon at the library's circulation desk. Proceeds benefit the Peters Township Public Library.

Promote your business by becoming a sponsor for this event or by donating an auction item. Please contact Margaret Verlato, TOT Committee Chairperson, at 724-942-0396 if you wish to become a sponsor or make a donation to our silent or Chinese auctions.


The Peters Township Public Library participates with the IRS and Pennsylvania Department of Revenue to provide a limited number of Federal and State Tax forms for the convenience of our library patrons. As soon as tax forms/publications become available, we place them in our Tax Distribution Area located on the second floor of the library. We also offer AARP Tax-Aide Free Help for low and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Please visit our tax information page for more information.


America's News

The library is pleased to announce America’s News, our new digital newspaper collection. Included in the collection are current and archived issues of local newspapers including the Observer-Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, as well as many other newspapers from across the country. Users may search, browse, print, save and e-mail articles from the full-text edition of newspapers offered. America’s News is located on our “Online Databases” page under the “Find Information” tab. The library is also now subscribing to the online edition of Consumer Reports,, also located at our Online Databases page. All resources on our Online Databases page are available 24/7 in the library as well as remotely.

You must have a valid library card to access our online databases. Please contact a Reference Department staff member if you need assistance accessing any of these sites.


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.


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:

Saturday, May 2, 2015: For Honor and Glory!

Tickets are available at the library, online at, or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS. Tickets are also available at Washington Financial bank braches and Citizens Library. Tickets are $22.00 per adult (ages 18-64), $17.00 for youth (grades K - 12), and $17.00 for seniors (ages 65+). Season tickets are on sale now at a signficant discount by going to or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS.

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