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2015 Peters Township Public Library Annual Report
Library Clubs

BOOK CLUBS

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

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

July 20, 2016: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

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.

July 13, 2016: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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.

June 28, 2016: Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

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.


OTHER CLUBS

NEW! 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.


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 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.


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:

July 20, 2016 - register online here
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

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 Couponing 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 Couponing Club! Register at the library's circulation desk.


CROCHET CLUB

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

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.


"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 - 9:00 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.


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.

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