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.
MONDAY MORNING COFFEE BREAK
When: Every Monday
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
All are welcome to join us at the library every Monday to enjoy coffee and to talk books. Books and new resources will be introduced – there will be something different every week!
PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY COOKING CLUB
When: 1st Thursday of the month; next regular meeting December 5, 2013.(Please note: this program has been filled. You may sign up for the waiting list at the circulation desk.)
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m., unless otherwise indicated
Cost: $5.00 per meeting payable at the meeting to defray the cost of food samples and plates/utensils. Cash or check payable to "Friends of Peters Township Public Library."
Registration is required prior to the meeting date through EventKeeper online registration or at the circulation desk.
December 5, 2013 meeting: "Taste the World"
Please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive future Peters Township Public Library Cooking Club program announcements and registration details.
The Peters Township Public Library Cooking Club concludes its Taste the World series with "Taste the World" on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. Our guest chef will be Larry Kozlowski, who will be
preparing foods celebrating the eve of St. Nicholas Feast Day with European food, folklore and fun.
St. Nick was the forerunner to our present day Santa Claus, the giver of gifts. In Europe, his feast day is observed with special treats. Several recipes will be demonstrated including twisted deep fried pastry strips
in several European ethnic traditions (Polish-Chrusciki, Slovak-Ceregi, Lithuanian-Ausuki and Italian- Nodid D'Amore); filled dumplings (Polish-Pierogi, Slovak-Pyrohy and Ukrainian-Varenyky); and the special creation
of St. Nicholas Honey Cakes (Polish-Pierniki, Slovak-Medovniky and German-Lebkuchen) formed in hand-carved European cookie molds. The secrets of these preparations will be discussed, as well as the folklore of these
ethnic treats that make them special delicacies during this time of the year. Assorted Polish, Slovak, Italian and Old Country Cookie Recipe Books and handcrafted Nicholas Ornaments will be on display at this presentation.
Kozlowski is the founding director of Polishfest, an annual event on the second Sunday of November at the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland. He is a board member of the Pittsburgh Folk Festival, Inc. and author of "Celebrate Easter...Polish Style." For his achievements in the fields of
Polish folklore and ethnography outside of Poland, Kozlowski is a past recipient of the Oskar Kolberg Folklore Award from the Polish Ministry of Culture.
PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY GO GREEN CLUB
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 email@example.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
Thursday, December 19, 2013 (register online here)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your name, telephone number, and email address) or 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:
December 18, 2013 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 (Please note: December meeting has been moved to Wednesday, December 18)
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.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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 email@example.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
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: 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.