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IMPORTANT FEDERAL AND STATE TAX INFORMATION

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.


Josh and Gab

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY
Saturday, February 7, 2015
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Performance by Josh and Gab from
12 Noon - 12:50 p.m.
For children of all ages

Join us as we celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day”! We’ll have a craft and then a special performance by Josh and Gab. Josh Verbanets (an award-winning songwriter, singer, and musician) and Gab Bonesso (a nationally renowned comedian, performer, and comedy writer) will perform a unique and unforgettable live anti-bullying musical comedy program for students of all ages. Josh and Gab’s performance utilizes humor, original songs, interactive exercises and energetic storytelling in a fun and heartfelt educational program. A “Meet and Greet” will be held after the performance.

A love of reading and learning starts with early exposure to books. Come to the library and share with your child the wealth of resources we offer!

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



A Look at National Security in 2015

A LOOK AT NATIONAL SECURITY IN 2015 -- GLOBAL ISSUES IMPACTING THE UNITED STATES
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Panelists from the United States Army War College

Russia, China, terrorist organizations, and budgetary concerns are just a few challenges facing the U.S. military. Hear from senior military officials studying at the U.S. Army War College who will share personal views based on their own experience, research, and reflection. The panelists will address national security challenges, issues facing the military, and other public policy topics. Following the formal briefings by the individual panelists, guests will have the opportunity to engage in constructive, candid exchanges on current national security issues with the panelists. Light refreshments will be served after the program. Read more about the panelists here.

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

This program is hosted by World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Peters Township Public Library, and McMurray Veterans of Foreign Wars POST 764.

 
Chinese Dragon

DRAGON DANCE WORKSHOP
Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: John and Dorothy Tecklenburg

Join us to learn how to perform an authentic Dragon Dance! The Dragon Dance is performed at Chinese New Year (which will occur on Thursday, February 19, 2015) to drive off the monster Nain. No experience is necessary to participate in the workshop and no level of physical fitness is required. Participants will learn how to be a dragon dancer and also a musician (using drums, gongs and cymbals). Costumes will also be provided.

John and Dorothy Tecklenburg spent 5 years in China and returned with a Chinese dragon as a memento of their time in China. The dragon will be on display in the library's lobby during the month of February.

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


THE 10TH ANNUAL "THE GALLERY" SHOWCASES STUDENT PHOTOS
March 5 - 19, 2015

The Peters Township High School Photography Classes and Photography Club will exhibit their work in the main lobby of the library from March 5 - 19 during library open hours. “The Gallery” is a display of hundreds of student photographs from the classes and club at the high school. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Matted photographs and canvases will be on display. The Photography Club officers include President Kayla Damazo and Board Members Abby Gordon, Casey Gudenbuur, Caitie Lawrence, Emma Norton and Becky Wockley.

For more information about "The Gallery," please contact club sponsor Erin Boni at BoniE@pt-sd.org
 


2014 Taste of the Township

Save the date!
14th Annual
TASTE OF THE TOWNSHIP
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.







NEW ONLINE RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY

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.

ConsumerReports.org The library is also now subscribing to the online edition of Consumer Reports, ConsumerReports.org, 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.



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:

Saturday, February 14, 2015: Love Hurts

Sunday, March 8, 2015: Up Close and Personal (3:00 matinee performance; tickets are $10.00 and sold only online or at the door. Location is the First Baptist Church, Wheeling & College Sts., Washington, PA)

Saturday, May 2, 2015: For Honor and Glory! Tickets are available at the library, online at www.washsym.org, 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 www.washsym.org or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS.




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