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A complete and detailed list of adult scheduled programs is on this page. Read this month's brochure for a list of featured programs in all departments scheduled this month.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Emancipation Cartoon

Exhibit: Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War

August 30 - September 27

This exhibit explores the Civil War and issues of slavery through political cartoons depicting Abraham Lincoln and his policies. The cartoons are vividly biting and invite the viewer to put aside 21st century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. As Americans continue to debate the legacy of slavery, these cartoons provide a historical reference for current events.

This exhibit comes to the library courtesy of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.


READING ACTIVITIES / PROGRAMS

LIBRARY BOOK CLUBS

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

When: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

August 17, 2016: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

September 21, 2016: Planning Meeting

October 19, 2016: Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

November 16, 2016: Alexander Hamilton by Richard Brookhiser

The Afternoon Book Club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room. Please call the Reference staff at 724.941.9430, ext. 3270 for more information.


EVENING BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

When: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

August 10, 2016: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

September 14, 2016: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

October 12, 2016: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

November 9, 2016: Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell

December 14, 2016: I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes

January 11, 2017: Station Eleven by Emily St. John

February 8, 2017: The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix

March 8, 2017: Planning Meeting

April 12, 2017: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

May 10, 2017: Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio

June 14, 2017: The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

July 12, 2017: Aftertaste: a Novel in Five Courses by Meredith Mileti

August 9, 2017: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Evening Book Club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room. Please call the Reference staff at 724.941.9430, ext. 3270 for more information.


MYSTERY BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

When: Last Tuesday of the month
Time: 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

July 26, 2016: Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman

August 30, 2016: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

September 27, 2016: Gone, But Not Forgotten by Philip Margolin

October 25, 2016: Desperate by Daniel Palmer

The Mystery Book Club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room. Please call Peter Stamoolis at 724.941.9430 ext. 5767 for more information.


PROGRAMS

SUMMER THEATRE THURSDAYS FILM FEST

When: Thursdays, July 28, August 25, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Join us for screenings of movies based on Pulitzer prize-winning novels. We'll share some classic gems as well as a more recent film. Take a break from the world and immerse yourself in wonderful storytelling and acting!

Selected movies:

July 28: The Good Earth (1937) 2 hr 18 min not rated -- register online
August 25: The Hours (2002) 1 hr 54 min PG-13 -- register online
Register online (see above), at the library's circulation desk, or call 724.941.9430 and press #1.


Hockey Night in Pittsburgh

IT'S A HOCKEY NIGHT IN PITTSBURGH: 1893 TO TODAY

When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Presented by: Larry Woods

Hockey has a rich and interesting history in Pittsburgh from its 19th century beginnings in Oakland to the Civic Arena to the Consol Energy Center. Amateur hockey with the Yellow Jackets, the minor leagues with the Shamrocks and Hornets, the NHL with the Pirates and Penguins, we have had it all and the saga continues! Learn about the history of this great sport in this great city! At the end of the program, two lucky winners will be chosen at random to win a pair of free tickets to the Heinz History Center, compliments of the Center.

Larry Woods is a volunteer at the Heinz History Center. He shares his love of a variety of historical topics of local interest with guests to the center as well as through outreach presentations to the larger western PA community.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.


THE 3 R'S BOOK CLUB FOR TEACHERS: READ. RECOMMEND. REPEAT.

When: Thursdays, August 4, 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Dr. Nancy Hobbs & Myra Oleynik

Attention Teachers: School's Out, but Reading is IN!! Are you looking for exciting titles to share with your students next year? If so, this is the book group for you! Teachers of all grade levels and homeschool educators are invited to come, discuss and recommend new or favorite Children's and YA books that they are reading. No time to read? No problem! Use this group as your guide to finding great books for your future students.

Register at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.


Potluck

7TH ANNUAL LOCAL FOODS POTLUCK DINNER

When: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Hosted by: PTPL Go Green Club and Cooking Club

Celebrate the season's bounty at our 7th Annual Local Foods Potluck Dinner! This free event is hosted by the library's GO Green Club and is open to the community. Bring a potluck dish of 6-8 servings made with home grown or locally grown foods and your recipe to share with the group. Registration is required to attend the potluck dinner. Email programs@ptlibrary.org or stop by the library's circulation desk by Wednesday, July 29. For more information, email the GO Green Club at ptplgogreenclub@gmail.com.

Register online, at the library's circulation desk, or call 724.941.9430 and press #1.



HELP YOUR CHILD FIND MONEY FOR COLLEGE

When: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Rebecca Bowman

Positioning your student to be a prime candidate for scholarship money for college can start as early as 4th grade! In this presentation, Rebecca Bowman will show parents how to take advantage of opportunities to "find" money. She'll look at the significance of building a student resume and keeping records, the importance of having a disciplined plan, and the power of building a portfolio.

Rebecca Bowman is a McMurray business owner whose children attended the Peters Township School District, college, and graduate school. She's both a professional civil engineer and an attorney, currently serving on both the Construction Appeals Board and as Vice-president of the School Board. She lectures internationally, is in the process of producing the second edition of her contracting handbook, and writes a column.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.


MEDICARE 101

When:

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. OR Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Adele Dean, Regional APPRISE Coordinator for Western PA

Join us for a discussion of both the Medicare and APPRISE programs. Handouts and New to Medicare packets will be available. Dean will screen participants for assistance programs, such as PACE/PACENET, Extra Help, and the Medicare Savings Programs. The session will provide detailed information about Medicare's Annual Open Enrollment Period as well.

Medicare continues to provide benefits for people 65 and older, people under 65 with certain disabilities and people of any age with end-stage renal disease and permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. As a reminder, open enrollment for 2017 Medicare coverage will be from October 15 - December 7, 2016.

Register for the August 18 program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430. You may register for the September 29 program at the library's circulation desk or by calling 724-941-9430; the online option for registering for the September program will open at the end of August.


STAYCATION MOVIE NIGHT: IN CELEBRATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

When: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service on Aug. 25, we will be screening the first installment of Ken Burn's riveting six-part documentary about the National Parks. We'll be showing the remaining five episodes on the following Thursday dates: September 1, 15, 22, October 6, 13, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.


An Evening with Lincoln

AN EVENING WITH LINCOLN

When: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Richard Miller

Please join us as we welcome Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, as he shares stories and anecdotes from his presidency and his earlier years. Abraham Lincoln invites you to bring your questions as he likes to interact with his audience. Richard Miller shares his impression of Abraham Lincoln as a survivor of his Assassination in order to have a conversation with Lincoln - similar to Mel Brooks and the "2000 Year-Old Man".

Richard Miller is a member of the Association of Lincoln presenters and portrays Lincoln several times a year at parades, fairs, and other events. He is a former mine inspector and earned his degree in Geology from Pennsylvania State University. He began impersonating Abraham Lincoln at the invitation of a school teacher who invited him to speak at her class. Miller is an avid reader of books on Abraham Lincoln and finds Lincoln to possess an outstanding sense of humor. "Humor is the lubricant of the soul" is one of Rick Miller's favorite Abraham Lincoln quotations.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibit Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War. This exhibit will be at the library August 30 - September 27 and comes to the library courtesy of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.


COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Presented by: Jayeann Harr, Education Access Partner with PHEAA

Significant changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year. To help students and parents understand how the changes will affect filing for federal financial aid and possibly how much aid they will receive, the Peters Township Public Library will partner with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to offer this informative program.

With the new process, families will be able to begin completing the FAFSA on October 1, rather than January 1. This change more closely aligns the financial aid application process with the admission application process. In order to accommodate this earlier filing schedule, the FAFSA will collect income information from two years prior to the academic year rather than the previous year.

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.


HOW TO TAKE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS

Duration: 4 sessions
Dates:

Wednesdays, September 21, 28, October 5, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. (meet at the library and go to alternate location for photos
Minimum: 6
Maximum: 15
Cost: $75.00
Instructor: Jim McNutt, Observer Reporter photojournalist for 45 years and former Adjunct Professor at Washington & Jefferson College for 22 years.

Grab your camera and head to the library to learn how to take great pictures. You will learn how to see photo possibilities, compose better images, and how to use your camera more effectively. Jim McNutt's work can be viewed at www.facebook.com/jim.mcnutt.photos. Register for this program at the library's circulation desk.


Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE CAREWORN, GENTLE FACE OF WARTIME VIOLENCE

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons

Political cartoons, like other popular media, often focused on the person of Abraham Lincoln as a way to think about the inconceivable violence of the Civil War. Depicted as a calm, rational man, slow to anger, physically strong yet ungainly and nonthreatening, Lincoln came to serve as a sign of the controlled and patient wisdom of the north, as opposed to the aggression of the south. As a plain "man of the people", his was the common sense of the common man. This made the fact that he controlled a capacity for violence unknown to the nation seemingly less troubling. This talk will discuss how the figure of Lincoln mediated discussions of violence during the war.

Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons is an associate professor of history at Duquesne University. Her most recent book, Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan in the Reconstruction Era, was published in January, 2016. She is currently working on a labor history of hired violence workers.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibit Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War. This exhibit will be at the library August 30 - September 27 and comes to the library courtesy of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.


ART/CRAFT PROGRAMS

BEADING CLUB

When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ages: 12 and up
Facilitator: Karen Krohner

Come one, come all, come bead! Bring your UFO's (unfinished beaded "objects"), or begin a new project. Sit and bead in the company of other bead fanatics. Help is available, if needed. Facilitated by Karen Krohner of Beads 2 Wear. You may register for this program online or at the library's circulation desk. To register online, please select the date(s) you plan on attending from the following list:

No meeting in August
September 21, 2016 - register online here
October 19, 2016 - register online here
November 16, 2016 - register online here
December 21, 2016 - register online here

INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET

Duration:4 weeks

September 6 - 26, 2016 (please note Tuesday start date due to library being closed on September 5)

OR

October 3 - 24, 2016
When: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30.00 per 4-week session (includes a start-up kit with crochet hook and yarn)
Maximum: 6
Instructor: Cathy Layton

Join us for a 4-week class to learn the basics of this old, now-new-again art of crochet. We'll enjoy learning about the originality of this craft and see how to use it in decorative and creative ways that are limited only by your imagination. It's not just about afghans! Register at the library's circulation desk. Please make sure to register before the first class so instructor knows how many kits to bring.


CROCHET CLUB

When: Every Monday
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us at the library for all things crochet! Bring your new or unfinished projects to work on while spending time with others who share your interest. The club is not intended for beginners - for those wanting to learn how to crochet, please consider attending an Introduction to Crochet class offered periodically (usually in September, October, April and May) throughout the year.



COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Join us at our 2nd floor computer lab to brush up your computer skills. Computers will be provided. Due to the high demand and limited class sizes, there will be no refunds on computer classes held at the library. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please register no later than the day before the class is to be held.

ONE-ON-ONE PERSONALIZED COMPUTER INSTRUCTION BY APPOINTMENT

Would you like to use a computer but find it to be too much of a challenge? Perhaps you can't decide where to start. Do you wish there was somewhere you could go to get the help you need and have your questions answered? The library offers a"one-on-one" computer instruction service. A staff member or volunteer will spend 30 minutes with you to answer your computer questions. Contact Peter Stamoolis at 724.941.9430 to schedule an appointment. A valid WAGGIN library card is required for this free session.



ONE-ON-ONE INTRODUCTION TO 3-D PRINTING

Are you interested in learning more about the library's 3-D printers? For a basic, 20-minute introduction, please contact Peter Stamoolis at the library at 724.941.9430 to make an appointment. A valid WAGGIN library card is required for this free session. The library also offers more in-depth programs about the 3-D printers. Upcoming programs are listed with our other computer programs.



DOING RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

This hands-on course will teach students how to do research on the internet. Topics covered will be search engines, search strategy structure and language, links, and an examination of the various databases available in the library. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25.



BEGINNERS PC TOOLKIT

When: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

In this class students will learn how to use software tools in Windows to accomplish many common and useful tasks. Students will learn to work with directories, select and copy material, keyboard key combinations, useful Windows programs and many other tricks. This class is hands-on; basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Please note: there is no charge for this class. Register for this program at the library's circulation desk, or call 724.941.9430. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1.



SOCIAL NETWORKING ON THE INTERNET

When: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 10
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

This class will be a demonstration of three of the common forms of social networking including Twitter, Facebook, and Blogging. Topics to be covered are: how to set up accounts for the various services, how to send messages or post messages and photographs, and how to find and connect with other people using these services. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8.



WORD PROCESSING 1

When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

In this class, students will learn how to create and save documents, work with text, format characters and paragraphs, print documents, and discuss compatibility issues related to the Microsoft Office 2007 programs at the library. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15.



WORD PROCESSING 2

When: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

In this class, students will learn about indents, tabs and tables, automating tasks, formatting pages, styles and themes, and discuss compatibility issues related to the Microsoft Office 2007 programs at the library. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22.



WORD PROCESSING 3

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

In this class, students will learn about templates, multiple columns, adding graphics, mail merge, and discuss compatibility issues related to the Microsoft Office 2007 programs at the library. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29.



COMPUTERS 101

When: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

Determine what computer to buy by looking at what you want to do with it. Participants will learn about: the various parts of a computer and what they do, computer terminology, software that will be needed, and useful techniques that will make using computers easier. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5.


POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

Learn how to prepare slide presentations using different themes and layouts. Then add text, drawings, charts, photos, clipart, and wordart. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12.



3D DESIGN AND PRINTING

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

Learn to use 123D Design to design a 3D object and save the file to print your object later @ your library! Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19..



BOOKS TO GO -- eBOOKS AND eAUDIOBOOKS

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Limit: 8
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

Join us for a demonstration of how to use the library’s Digital Media Collection to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to various electronic devices. Please note: there is no charge for this class. Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26.



PRODUCING A NEWSLETTER

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

Learn how to produce a slick newsletter for your group using MSWORD. Includes how to set up columns, include photos, artwork and tables. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. by Saturday, October 3.



ONGOING PROGRAMS

COLORING, COFFEE AND CLASSICS

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Cafe Lee on the 2nd floor

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Take a break and spend an hour coloring while you listen to classical music and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee. For ages 18 and up. No registration necessary.


COUPON CLUB

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Brenda Moore

Are you interested in learning how to save money in your monthly budget? Then the Peters Township Public Library Coupon Club is for you! Join is as we meet to swap coupons, exchange ideas and strategies for using coupons, and maintain the Coupon Swap Box in the library. Bring a pair of scissors to clip coupons during our lively and informative discussions. It's always a fun, profitable evening with the Coupon Club! Register at the library's circulation desk.



ROOTS GENEALOGY CLUB

When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Cathy Pigford

Interested in learning more about your roots? Join us for an informal gathering as we share resources, information and methods for exploring your family's history. All are welcome. Memorabilia and other items of interest are encouraged! Register at the library's circulation desk.



GO GREEN CLUB

When: 3rd Monday of the month
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Are you interested in learning to live lightly on the planet? If so, please join us for our next GO Green Club meeting. The mission of the PTPL GO Green Club is to provide the community with educational resources through programs, library materials, and volunteer activities to help create a more environmentally- friendly and responsible lifestyle. Please email the library at ptplgogreenclub@gmail.com if you plan on attending. If you do not have email, you may register at the library's circulation desk.

Check out our "Living the Green Life" blog for "green" library programs and other green links.



PHOTO CLUB

When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, September - May
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 (annual dues)

The Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters Photography Club meets in the library on the second Wednesday of every month except June, July and August. The club, begun in 1981, is dedicated to providing a forum where members can learn from guest speakers and from other members techniques to improve their photography -- both film and digital. An annual juried exhibition provides an opportunity for members to display their photographic skills. Annual dues for the calendar year are $15.00, payable in January to the club treasurer. Please click here to see the most recent copy of Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters.



STAMP CLUB

When: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Richard Landa

Remember being trapped indoors last winter? This season you can spend your time with Kings and Queens, Sports Legends, Movie Stars and more! You can start your own art collection, connect with the past, or travel to far and mysterious lands. How? Join our Stamp Club! Come and learn the basics, expand your collection and meet with others who share your interests.

For more information please call Richard Landa at 412.653.0229. Register at the library's circulation desk.



Wii SPORTS FOR ADULTS

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 10:30 a.m - Noon

Do you love to golf or play tennis but don't want to deal with the weather? Like to bowl but not keen on lifting a heavy bowling ball? Stay active in the comfort of the Peters Township Public Library. We'll use the large plasma TV and Nintendo Wii in the Teen Reading Room to stay fit. Peters Township teens will walk you through the use of the Wii-mote, a light-weight, motion-detecting controller that you swing like a golf club, baseball bat, bowling ball or tennis racquet. Bring a friend or two and give it at try! No registration required -- just drop in!



WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP

When: Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator: George Dvorznak

Join us for a monthly discussion series featuring topics pertaining to World War II. Participants meet to share their knowledge accumulated over the years through personal experience, reading, historical programs, and other resources.

Register at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430 to register. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at 724.941.9430 ext. 327.



WRITER'S WORKSHOP

When:

Every Monday: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
or
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $20.00 per month for the Wednesday program, no charge for the Monday program
Leader: Pat Easton

The Writer's Workshop and focuses on writing for children and teenagers. Anyone with an interest in joining is asked to contact Pat Easton at peaston@washjeff.edu . Both fiction and non-fiction are acceptable as well as work for the magazine or book market industry.



MARATHON BRIDGE (Now held in the Peters Township Community Room)

When: 1st Tuesday of the month (September - May)
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


DUPLICATE BRIDGE (Now held in the Peters Township Community Room)

When: 3rd Tuesday of the month (September - May)
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please contact Joan Knoll at 724.743.1767 for more information about the Bridge programs.


HOMEBOUND DELIVERY

The Peters Township Public Library offers a homebound delivery service. Library materials are selected, picked up and delivered to Peters Township residents, regardless of age, who are unable to come to the Library because of a temporary or permanent physical, visual, or other limitation. To apply, either complete a Homebound Delivery Reader Information Form and return it to the library or contact Myra Oleynik, Library Director, at the library at 724.941.9430. Materials available for circulation include books, large print books, audio books, videos, DVD's, CD's, and magazines. Items are delivered by a library volunteer every three weeks. Requests for renewals may be granted if there are no holds on the item.

Volunteers needed!

Homebound delivery is a volunteer-driven service. If you are interested in meeting and helping others, and are able and willing to deliver items to meet a real, growing need of those in your community, please call 724.941.9430 ext. 321.



ONLINE BOOK CLUBS

The Library is delighted to offer several Online Book Clubs. Join one (or more) of the Online Book Clubs, and every weekday morning we'll email you a portion of a book that takes about five minutes to read. By the time Friday arrives, you'll have read the first two or three chapters of a book. If you like what you've read, and want to read more, simply come to the library and check out the book to finish it. A new book begins each Monday. Choose from the Non-Fiction Book Club (a mixture of fiction and nonfiction), the Fiction Book Club, the Romance Book Club, the Good News Book Club (a combination of religious and inspirational fiction and nonfiction), and the Teen Book Club. Join one or join them all! To enroll, click on the "Online Book Club" icon on any page within the Library's website, and follow the instructions. Membership is free and requires only the submission of an e-mail address. This information is kept confidential and used only for e-mailing book selections. Contact the Library with any questions. Sign up today and start reading with us tomorrow!


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