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2013 Peters Township Public Library Annual Report
Library Clubs



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

December 17, 2014: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

January 21, 2015: Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

February 18, 2015: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

March 18, 2015: Destiny of the Republic: a Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

April 15, 2015: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

May 20, 2015: Planning Session

June 17, 2015: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The book club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room.' Please call the Reference staff at 724-941-9430, ext. 3270 for information.


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

December 10, 2014: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarity

January 14, 2015: Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

February 11, 2015: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

March 11, 2015: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

April 8, 2015: Planning session

May 13, 2015: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

June 10, 2015: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

July 8, 2015: Pompeii by Robert Harris
The book club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room. Please call the Reference staff at 724-941-9430, ext. 3270 for information.


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

No meeting in November

December 2, 2014: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) (Please note change of date for December meeting)

January 27, 2015: A Cold & Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

February 24, 2015: Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

March 31, 2015: After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

April 28, 2015: The Doomsters by Ross MacDonald

May 26, 2015: Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust

June 30, 2015: Killing Orders by Sara Paretsky

July 28, 2015: The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker

August 25, 2015: Last Whisper in the Dark by Tom Piccirilli

September 29, 2015: Headline Murders by David W. Rees

October 27, 2015: Gallows View by Peter Robinson
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.



When: Mondays
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
When: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $20.00 per month
Leader: Pat Easton

The Writer's Workshop meets weekly at the library and focuses on writing for children and teenagers. Please contact Pat Easton at if interested in joining. Anyone with an interest in this area is encouraged to attend. Both fiction and non-fiction are acceptable as well as work for the magazine or book market industry.


When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

2nd Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
4th Tuesday: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Leader: Linda Foltz

Are you passionate about writing and looking for someone to critique your work? If you would like to give and receive inspiration, motivation, and encouragement in a group atmosphere, consider joining the Adult Writing Workshop on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Facilitating the writing workshop is author Linda Foltz, whose accomplishments include a published book and articles that have appeared in various magazines, including Seventeen, Teen Voices, and Family Resources Magazine. She has also been featured on local and national radio and television, including The Montel Williams Show. Linda believes her writing success is due largely to the ongoing support of members of her first writing group – eventually all of its members were professionally published. Linda is currently working on her second full-length manuscript.

Adult writers of all skill levels and genres are welcome to this free program. New members are asked to contact Ms. Foltz at (412) 628-5544 prior to attending their first meeting.


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:

December 17, 2014 - register online here


When: Every Thursday
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Roy Wang, Peters Township High School Student

Roy Wang offers tips on playing a great game of Chess. All ages are welcome, beginners, too! Please register at the library's circulation desk.



When: Friday, December 5, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration by Wednesday, December 3 is necessary to attend this program.

Share samples of your favorite appetizer as we kick off the holiday season! Whether you have a recipe that you prepare each year or are looking for something new to try, join us as we gather to enjoy food meant for entertaining. Bring your most delicious dip, marvelous meatballs, or fabulous finger food in portions suitable for a small taste for 20 people. Don't forget to bring your recipe! We will each talk about what we prepared and exchange helpful tips for company-worthy dishes.

Please note: There is no charge for this program, but you must bring a dish for sharing. Limited to 20 adult participants. Questions? Email the Cooking Club at

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


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.


When: Every Monday
Time: 6:00 - 8:45 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.


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

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.


When: 3rd Monday of the month (no meeting in December)
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 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.



Thursday, December 18, 2014 (register online here)

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Facilitator: Julie Ann Sullivan, Certified Laughter Leader

What is a Laughter Club? Laughter Clubs promote laughter inside to support happiness outside. Participants get together to use laughter to improve health and outlook, as laughter can reduce stress, strengthen your immune system, and lower your blood pressure. Laughter Clubs utilize a systematic activity approach that is based on a foundation of practices, such as yoga, meditation, and modern medical science. Members of Laughter Clubs are engaged in active and interactive participation. In addition to registering online (see above), you may also register at the library's circulation desk, or call 724-941-9430. Drop-Ins are also welcomed!


When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, September - May (the club does not meet in June, July and August)
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 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.


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

Stamp collecting is a hobby that lets you re-live history, travel to the lands of your ancestors, learn more about our country, and capture wild animals! Where else can you meet kings and queens, world leaders, athletes and entertainers without leaving the comfort of your home? Come and learn the basics, expand your collection and meet with others who share your interests. Beginning with the February, 2014 issue, copies of the American Philatelist will be available for study in the 2nd floor periodical area.

For more information please call (412) 653-0229. Register at the library's circulation desk.


When: Every Wednesday except for the last Wednesday of the month, no session on December 17
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!


When: Last Wednesday of the month (no meeting in December)
Time: 11:00 a.m - 12:30 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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