PA ONE BOOK ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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.
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SECURE YOUR ID DAY
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.
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. All winners will receive a free one year membership to the Lensshooters.
Deadline for entries to be submitted is Friday, April 24, 2015. 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.
Save the date!
TASTE OF THE TOWNSHIP
Friday, May 1, 2015
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, 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 FLAME RELEASE PARTY
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for the second annual release party for The Flame, Peters Township High School literary magazine! This publication features original poems, short fiction, photography, and artwork by students. Parents, students, and community members are invited to join us for refreshments and readings as well as a display of photography and artwork.
GIANT OAKS GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE
Saturday, May 15, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us at the library for the Giant Oaks Garden Club Annual Plant Sale. This event is one of many fundraisers the club conducts as a means to raise money to support many local projects and community organizations, including the library. The perennial plants offered for sale
are grown by club members, and there will also be annuals and hanging baskets available for purchase at very reasonable prices.
There will also be an indoor flea market with many gardening and household items for sale.
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.
ORAL HISTORY DISPLAY
As part of an oral history project to record and preserve the history of the township through personal interviews with past and present residents, the library is currently offering a display about life in Peters Township. Pictures on display include various facets of the history of the township including farm life, education, transportation, government, recreation, churches and industry. Take a few moments next time you visit to see how life in the township has evolved over time.
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, 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.