CIVIL WAR 150: EXPLORING THE WAR AND ITS MEANING THROUGH THE WORDS OF THOSE WHO LIVED IT:
a discussion series facilitated by Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.;
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.;
Thursday, July 18, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Civil War 150 is a national public programming initiative designed to encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through primary documents and firsthand accounts. This project is presented by The Library of America in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. A separate registration is required for each of the three free programs. Session topics and dates include:
Sunday, June 9, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (please note: this session has been filled)
Discussion topics: The Experience of Battle; From Slavery to Freedom (Civil War Readers provided)
Limit: 25 participants (high school graduates and older)
Thursday, July 18, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Topic: Why did the Klan Wear Bizarre Costumes?
Presented by: Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons
Limit: 80 participants
Register to attend this program online, at the circulation desk or by telephone at 724-941-9430.
Materials for the programs will be available at no charge to participants. Four Civil War Readers are part of the program resources available through the Gilder Lehrman Institute in partnership with The Library of America and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dr. Elaine Parsons, Civil War Scholar and Associate Professor of History at Duquesne University will facilitate the programs. She is currently compiling a book about the Ku Klux Klan entitled Constructing the Kuklux: The Ku Klux Klan and the Modernization of the Reconstruction-Era South.
LIBRARY BOOK CLUBS
For those interested in joining the "Book Club for Adults" or the "Evening Book Club for Adults", please contact a member of the library reference staff at (724) 941-9430. You may obtain book club selections directly from the Reference Department.
AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS
When: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
June 19, 2013: Bill Mauldin: a Life Up Front by Todd DePastino
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.
July 17, 2013: James Madison by Richard Brookhiser
August 21, 2013: Planning Meeting
September 18, 2013: In Cold Blood: a True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote
October 16, 2013: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
EVENING BOOK CLUB
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
June 12, 2013: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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.
July 10, 2013: One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
August 14, 2013: The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
September 11, 2013: The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer
October 9, 2013: Honolulu by Alan Brennert
November 13, 2013: Sister by Rosamund Lupton
December 11, 2013: The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon
January 8, 2014: Little Bee by Chris Cleave
February 12, 2014: The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
March 12, 2014: Planning Meeting
April 9, 2014: Defending Jacob by William Landay
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
When: Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
May 29, 2013: Halfway House by Ellery Queen
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.
June 26, 2013: When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (a Matthew Scudder novel) by Lawrence Block
July 31, 2013: The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli
August 28, 2013: Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert
September 25, 2013: Long Gone by Alafair Burke
October 30, 2013: Taken by Kathleen George
LISTEN WHILE YOU WALK: FINDING TIME FOR EXERCISE AND ENJOYING A GOOD BOOK!
When: Every Thursday, weather permitting
Time: 9:15 a.m. at the library
Join library staff and volunteers in a walk on the Arrowhead Trail. Participants will meet at the library at 9:15 a.m., select a Playaway (an all in one Audiobook that fits in the palm of your hand!) and walk from the library to the Arrowhead Trail (McMurray and Thomas Road) for a 30-minute walk. All are welcome to participate as we endeavor to feed the mind while getting the body in shape. Register at the library’s circulation desk, or by calling 724-941-9430.
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.
Wii SPORTS FOR SENIORS
When: Every Monday
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Seniors, do you love to golf, but don't want to deal with the weather? Maybe you were a bowler, but your arthritis keeps you from lifting the 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. Join us and learn to play Wii Sports!
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. The benefit of Wii Sports is evident and being used in many senior living communities, and physical therapists are beginning to integrate the Wii into their every day routines. Bring a friend or two and give it a try! No registration required -- just drop in!
When: Every Thursday
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Where: KEENage Korner in the library
Join library staff and volunteers for hands-on help with technologies such as the iPad, eReaders, iPods, downloadable books and more. Bring your questions and devices for one-on-one assistance at the KEENage Korner. No registration required.
The Peters Township Public Library offers a homebound delivery service. Library materials are selected, picked up and delivered to Peters Township residents, regardless of age, who are unable to come to the Library because of a temporary or permanent physical, visual, or other limitation.
To apply, either complete a Homebound Delivery Reader Information Form and return it to the Library or contact Mrs. Lee at Library at (724) 941-9430 ext. 321.
Materials available for circulation include books, large print books, audio books, videos, DVD's, CD's, and magazines. Items are delivered by a Library volunteer every three weeks. Requests for renewals may be granted if there are no holds on the item, with the exception of videos and DVD's, which cannot be renewed.
Homebound delivery is a volunteer-driven service. If you are interested in meeting and helping others, and are able and willing to deliver items to meet a real, growing need of those in your community, please call (724) 941-9430 ext. 321.