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2013 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.

September 16, 2015: My Antonia by Willa Cather

October 21, 2015: On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood by Irmgard A. Hunt

November 18, 2015: Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

December 16, 2015: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

January 20, 2016: Planning Meeting

February 17, 2016: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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.

September 9, 2015: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

October 14, 2015: The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

November 11, 2015: Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke

December 9, 2015: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

January 13, 2016: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

February 10, 2016: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

March 9, 2016: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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: A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White

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.

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

October 27, 2015: Gallows View by Peter Robinson

December 1, 2015: Title to be decided (please note: November meeting moved to December 1. No other meeting in December.)

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 more information.


OTHER CLUBS

WRITER'S WORKSHOP

When:

Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
or
Wednesdays, 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 peaston@washjeff.edu if interested in joining. Anyone with an interest in this area is encouraged to contact the instructor. 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:

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

Adult writers of all skill levels and genres are welcome to this free program. New members are asked to contact Joann Cantrell at joann.cantrell@gmail.com prior to attending their first meeting.

 

 

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:

September 16, 2015 - register online here
October 21, 2015 - register online here
November 18, 2015 - register online here
December 16, 2015 - register online here
 

COOKING CLUB

The date and time of the Cooking Club programs varies monthly. The best way to keep informed about upcoming programs is to sign up for the library's e-newsletter or check at the library's website. Any other questions, please email the club at ptplcookingclub@gmail.com.

 

PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY COOKING CLUB PRESENTS

NOT YOUR MAMA'S SANDWICHES: DELICIOUS RECIPES TO PACK FOR LUNCH OR ENJOY ANYTIME!


When: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Doors open for seating at 12:45 p.m.
Limit: 24 adults
Cost: $7.00 to be collected at the door prior to entry into the program to cover food samples
Presented by: Nicole Shadel of Nicky D Cooks and Library staff member Carrie Weaver

Tired of the same old ham and cheese or your usual takeout for workday lunches? Join Nicole Shadel of Nicky D Cooks and library staff member Carrie Weaver for a cooking demonstration featuring recipes guaranteed to make your lunchtime a delicious break in your day!

We will show you how to prepare easy, inexpensive sandwiches that are full of flavor and will leave your co-workers drooling. Work is hard enough some days - your midday meal doesn't have to be! Space is limited for this fun session, so register today to join us.

Register online or call 724.941.9430. Advance registration is required to attend this program.

 

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 - 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 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 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

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.

 

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 (please note: September meeting will be on September 23)
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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