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BOOK CLUBS

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

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

April 16, 2014: Rebels From West Point by Gerard A. Patterson

May 21, 2014: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

June 18, 2014: Planning Meeting

July 16, 2014: Work Song by Ivan Doig

August 20, 2014: My Faraway Home: an American Family's WWII Tale of Adventure and Survival in the Jungles of the Philippines by Mary McKay Maynard
The book club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room.' Please call the Reference staff at 724-941-9430, ext. 327 for information.




EVENING BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

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

April 9, 2014: Defending Jacob by William Landay
The book club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room. Please call the Reference staff at 724-941-9430, ext. 327 for information.




MYSTERY BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

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

April 30, 2014: Suspectby Robert Crais
The Mystery Book Club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room. Please call Peter Stamoolis at 724-941-9430 ext. 252 for more information.


OTHER CLUBS

PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY COOKING CLUB


When: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 to be collected at program
Limit: 30
Topic: The Gluten-Free Revolution

The Library's Cooking Club continues its 2014 Fun for Foodies series with guest chef Caroline Shannon-Karasik, author of The Gluten-Free Revolution. Caroline will discuss her journey to becoming gluten-free and share recipes with samples, including a delicious Thai Quinoa Salad and decadent Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430. A $5 fee will be collected at the program to help defray costs. Space is limited to 30 participants.

For more information about upcoming Fun for Foodies programs at the library, sign up to receive emails through the library's e-newsletter subscription. Any questions, please email the club at ptplcookingclub@gmail.com.


PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY 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.
 


PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY LAUGHTER CLUB

When:

Thursday, June 19, 2014 (register online here)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 (register online here)
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!


PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY COUPONING CLUB

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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.


PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY STAMP CLUB

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 for the March session online or at the library's circulation desk.
 


PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY BEADING CLUB

When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ages: 12 and up
Facilitator: Karen Krohner of Beads 2 Wear

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:

April 16, 2014 - register online here
May 21, 2014 - register online here
June 18, 2014 - register online here
July 16, 2014 - register online here
No session in August
September 17, 2014 - register online here
October 15, 2014 - register online here
November 19, 2014 - register online here
December 17, 2014 - register online here


PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY CROCHET CLUB

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

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.


WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP

When: Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

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.



WRITER'S WORKSHOP

When: Mondays
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
        OR
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 patheaston@aol.com 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.
 


ADULT WRITING WORKSHOP

When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Time: 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.


"ROOTS" GENEALOGY CLUB

When: 2nd Tuesday of the month (Please note: the April 8 meeting will be at Citizens Library)
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.


PHOTO CLUB

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.


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.

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