AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS
When: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
February 17, 2016: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
March 16, 2016: Still Alice: a Novel by Lisa Genova
April 20, 2016: The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency by James Tobin
May 18, 2016: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
June 15, 2016: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
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.
February 10, 2016: A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White
March 9, 2016: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
April 13, 2016: Planning Meeting
May 11, 2016: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
June 8, 2016: Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
July 13, 2016: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
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.
February 23, 2016: The Informant by James Grippando
March 29, 2016: Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross
April 26, 2016: Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
May 31, 2016: Last Words by Michael Kortya
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.
Every Monday: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 per month (same price for either group)
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Both fiction and non-fiction are acceptable as well as work for the magazine or book market industry.
ADULT WRITING WORKSHOP
When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
2nd Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
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.
4th Tuesday: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Adult writers of all skill levels and genres are welcome to this free program. New members are asked to contact Joann Cantrell at email@example.com 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:
February 17, 2016 - register online here
March 16, 2016 - register online here
April 20, 2016 - register online here
May 18, 2016 - register online here
June 15, 2016 - register online here
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
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.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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.
SPANISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE
When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays (Please note: there will be an additional meeting on April 30, 2016.)
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Leaders: Spanish speaking PTPL volunteers from W & J College
We are not a Spanish class. Our main purpose is to improve our Spanish language skills by meeting local Spanish language and culture lovers for conversation and fun! Make new amigos as you practice speaking Spanish. All levels are welcome. Led by Spanish speaking PTPL volunteers from W & J College, who facilitate a discussion in Spanish, on a variety of subjects. The group usually includes mostly intermediate Spanish speakers and some native speakers. All Conversation Circles are free, no registration necessary.
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 except for the last Wednesday of the month
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.