NEW -- GO GREEN CLUB "GREEN WEDNESDAYS" FILM SERIES
Wednesdays, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, 2014
Films start screening at 7:00 p.m.
Join us as the Peters Township Public Library GO Green Club hosts screenings of environmentally-focused films on the the first Wednesdays of March - June. Titles include:
The library screened Carbon Nation on March 5. A copy is available for circulation if you missed the screening. Click here to watch the trailer.
April 2: Trashed - No Place for Waste (2012): With the participation of Jeremy Irons, the film looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. Click here to watch the trailer. Click here to register.
May 7: Switch (2012) Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we're gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. Click here to watch the trailer. Click here to register.
June 4: Chasing Ice (2012) The story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Click here to watch the trailer. Click here to register.
You may also register for the film screenings at the library's circulation desk or by calling 724-941-9430.
The library’s GO Green Club’s mission 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. For more information about the film series or the club, email email@example.com.
ROBERT QUALTERS: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORIES
When: Monday, April 14, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Robert Qualters
Join us as Pittsburgh artist legend Robert Qualters talks about his life as an artist. Qualters’ style, familiar to many Pittsburghers, features the artist’s commentary, appearing as cursive text, in the borders of his work. In four decades he has had more than 30 solo shows in galleries and museums in the region, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, and has created more than two dozen public murals and site-specific installations, including commissions from Mercy Hospital, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Three Rivers Arts Festival, and Oxford Development. He has also created more than a dozen murals with Pittsburgh high school students.
Qualters holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and an MFA from Syracuse University. He has taught painting at the State University of New York, Oswego; University of Pittsburgh; Carlow College; Slippery Rock State University; Indiana University of PA; West Virginia University; and Carnegie Mellon University. He has also been artist-in-residence at CAPA (Pittsburgh's High School for Creative and Performing Arts).
A retrospective of his work is currently on display at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, running through April 20, 2014. The exhibit was curated by Vicky A. Clark, who is the author of the recently published Robert Qualters: Autobiographical Mythologies. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase after the program.
To see a February 15, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about Robert Qualters: Autobiographical Mythologies, click here.
Register for this program
online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.
TASTE OF THE TOWNSHIP
Friday, April 25, 2014
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, dancing and unique auction items. Tickets are available at the library's circulation desk. Proceeds benefit the Peters Township Public Library.
AN EVENING WITH KATHLEEN GEORGE
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Kathleen George, Author and Professor of Theatre Arts and Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh
The 125th anniversary of the devastating Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood will be observed on May 31, 2014. Thousands perished in what was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history at the time. The Johnstown Girls, by Johnstown native and acclaimed mystery writer Kathleen George, will be released in April 2014. George’s fictional tale focuses on Ellen Emerson, who may be the last living survivor of the flood, and what happened to her twin sister, from whom she was separated by the deluge. She was only four years old on May 31, 1889, when twenty million tons of water decimated her hometown.
Join us as George reads excerpts from The Johnstown Girls as well as another recently published title Measure of Blood. A question and answer period will follow the readings. Copies of these titles will be available for purchasing and signing after the program. Visit www.kathleengeorge.com to learn more about the author.
Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.
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.
Deadline for entries to be submitted is Friday, April 25, 2014. 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.
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:
Sunday, March 16, 2014 (3:00 p.m.): Chamber Ensemble will play at First Baptist Church
Tickets are $20.00 per adult (ages 18-64), $15.00 for youth (grades K - 12), and $15.00 for seniors (ages 65+). There are free music student tickets available at the door for any students Kindergarten through college who take private music lessons. They will be asked to fill out a form when picking up a ticket at the door -- free tickets are not available at the library. Please visit www.washsym.org for more information.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 : Cue the Music
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.