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A complete and detailed list of adult and senior scheduled programs is on this page. Read this month's brochure for a list of featured programs in all departments scheduled this month.

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.

December 17, 2014: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

January 21, 2015: Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

February 18, 2015: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

March 18, 2015: Destiny of the Republic: a Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

April 15, 2015: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

May 20, 2015: Planning Session

June 17, 2015: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
 
The book club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room.' Please call the Reference staff at 724-941-9430, ext. 3270 for information.
 

 


EVENING BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

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

December 10, 2014: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarity

January 14, 2015: Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

February 11, 2015: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

March 11, 2015: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

April 8, 2015: Planning session

May 13, 2015: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

June 10, 2015: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

July 8, 2015: Pompeii by Robert Harris
The book club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room. Please call the Reference staff at 724-941-9430, ext. 3270 for information.
 

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

When: Last Tuesday of the month
Time: 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

November 25, 2014: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

December 2, 2015: A Cold & Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry (Please note change of date for December meeting)

January 27, 2015: A Cold & Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

February 24, 2015: Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

March 31, 2015: After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

April 28, 2015: The Doomsters by Ross MacDonald

May 26, 2015: Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust

June 30, 2015: Killing Orders by Sara Paretsky

July 28, 2015: The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker

August 25, 2015: Last Whisper in the Dark by Tom Piccirilli

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

October 27, 2015: Gallows View by Peter Robinson
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.

PROGRAMS

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT 101

When: Monday, November 24, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Jennifer Grybosky, Western Region Healthcare Navigator, Mental Health America of Westmoreland County


 

This workshop will discuss how the Affordable Care Act law works, who it helps and what it means for you. It will provide a brief overview of the history and current status of the U.S. Healthcare system. It will also explain how the Affordable Care Act impacts consumers. A brief overview of the application process will be provided as well as the Health Exchanges. Find out how to get assistance in paying for monthly premium. Also discuss real life barriers to healthcare access and possible solutions to the problems. Participants will have the opportunity to schedule a free session at a later date to enroll in a health insurance plan provided by the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment for 2015 begins November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

 
Trinity Bell Choir

TRINITY BELL CHOIR

When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: The Trinity Bell Choir of Trinity United Methodist Church

Join us for a relaxing hour of beautiful holiday bell music. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library after the performance. Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

 

LIVEN UP YOUR HOLIDAYS WITH FRESH GREENS
Boxwood Tree Centerpiece
When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Debie Carso from Crossroads Florist

Celebrate the season with a touch of nature. Designers from Crossroad Florist will demonstrate several ideas to use live evergreen and boxwood to create beautiful holiday decorations. Did you ever wonder how to make a door swag using fresh cut evergreen? They will show you how simple it is to create a door piece that will last throughout the season and make your entry sparkle. The designers will also create a festive tabletop tree using live boxwood. This program is a demonstration only but please bring any questions or ideas you may have. As time permits, other decorations may be made.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

 

SEWING MACHINE BASICS

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $5.00
Maximum: 5
Minimum age: 12
Presented by: Sue Gates, owner of Sew Much Fun

The library has acquired a Janome Sewist 500 sewing machine to help furnish our new Maker Space. Join us to learn some of the basic requirements needed to operate the machine, including how to properly thread the needle, how to wind and install a bobbin, how to access an assortment of decorative stitches and other basic operating procedures.

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

 

EMBROIDERY MACHINE BASICS

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Maximum: 5
Minimum age: 12
Presented by: Sue Gates, owner of Sew Much Fun

The library has acquired a Janome 350E Memory Craft embroidery machine to help furnish our new Maker Space. Join us to learn some of the basic requirements needed to operate the machine, including how to properly thread the needle, what materials are needed to create a pleasing machine embroidered design, how to correctly hoop fabric and install the hoop on the machine, and other basic operating procedures.

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

 

PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY COOKING CLUB -- 2014 FUN FOR FOODIES SERIES

Holiday Tasting Party A HOLIDAY TASTING PARTY


When: Friday, December 5, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration by Wednesday, December 3 is necessary to attend this program.


 

Share samples of your favorite appetizer as we kick off the holiday season! Whether you have a recipe that you prepare each year or are looking for something new to try, join us as we gather to enjoy food meant for entertaining. Bring your most delicious dip, marvelous meatballs, or fabulous finger food in portions suitable for a small taste for 20 people. Don't forget to bring your recipe! We will each talk about what we prepared and exchange helpful tips for company-worthy dishes.

Please note: There is no charge for this program, but you must bring a dish for sharing. Limited to 20 adult participants. Questions? Email the Cooking Club at ptplcookingclub@gmail.com

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

 

BEGINNING GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

When: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Cathy Pigford
 

Members of the Genealogy Society of Western Pennsylvania will be available to offer one-on-one sessions for individuals interested in getting started finding their ancestors. Persons will learn the basics of researching for ancestors. Members will also be on hand to offer suggestions for those who may have run into a “brick wall.”

Register for this program <1--online, -->at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

 
James Hagerty

UNCLE SAM AND YOUR MORTGAGE

When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Presented by: James Hagerty
 

Join us as James Hagerty explains how an obscure agency called Fannie Mae, created during the Great Depression, led the federal government into a dominant role in America’s housing market – deciding who can get mortgage credit and how much they pay for it. Today, six years after huge losses forced a government bailout of Fannie and her clone, Freddie Mac, these two government-backed companies remain the leading suppliers of funding for home loans. Congress can’t decide whether or how to replace them.

James R. (Bob) Hagerty, who studied economics at the University of North Dakota, is the author of The Fateful History of Fannie Mae published by History Press. Hagerty has been a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal for more than three decades. He has had postings in Hong Kong, London, Paris, Brussels, Atlanta and New York. He now is based in Pittsburgh and covers manufacturing for the The Wall Street Journal. Copies of his book ($15.00, cash only) will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

 

HOW TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Paul Manfredi, current member of Toastmasters and a former Dale Carnegie trainer
 

Question: What is the number one thing that humans fear? If you said “public speaking”, you are right! The National Institute of Mental Health has reported that 75% of people surveyed listed “public speaking” as their number one fear, even higher than the fear of death or spiders.

Well, it doesn’t have to be that way! You can overcome the fear of public speaking very easily. Paul Manfredi will provide you with the knowledge to overcome your fears and learn the secrets that some of the greatest speakers in history used. He will help you to learn how easy it is to speak in public without fear.

Have you ever wanted to say something at your workplace staff meeting but didn’t know how to interrupt while others were speaking? Has what you wanted to say come out the wrong way and not anything like you had said it in your head? Would you like to learn the power of motivating, encouraging and inspiring others through your words alone? If you said yes to any of these questions, join us to learn how to improve your public speaking skills and begin using those skills right away!

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

 

FAFSA COMPLETION SESSION

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Presented by: Jayeann Harr, Higher Education Access Partner for PHEAA

 

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), the Peters Township Public Library will offer a free FAFSA Completion Session. This program, for college-bound seniors and their parents, offers help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by providing an overview of each step of the form.

The deadline for submitting the FAFSA to determine eligibility for a need-based Pennsylvania State Grant is May 1 for renewal applicants or first-time applicants entering a degree program or a college transferable program. The deadline for first-time students entering programs of study at community colleges, business, trade or technical schools, and hospital schools of nursing is August 1. Families should be aware of FAFSA filing deadlines for all schools being considered and meet the earliest one. The FAFSA is used to determine if students qualify for almost all forms of need-based financial assistance, including the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, many scholarships, work-study programs, many school-based awards, and low-cost federal student loans.

Preregistration is required for this program. Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.


 

 

A LOOK AT NATIONAL SECURITY IN 2015 -- GLOBAL ISSUES IMPACTING THE UNITED STATES

When: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Panelists from the United States Army War College

Russia, China, terrorist organizations, and budgetary concerns are just a few challenges facing the U.S. military. Hear from senior military officials studying at the U.S. Army War College who will share personal views based on their own experience, research, and reflection. The panelists will address national security challenges, issues facing the military, and other public policy topics. Following the formal briefings by the individual panelists, guests will have the opportunity to engage in constructive, candid exchanges on current national security issues with the panelists.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

This program is hosted by World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Peters Township Public Library, and McMurray Veterans of Foreign Wars POST 764.

 

ART/CRAFT PROGRAMS

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.
 


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:

December 17, 2014 - register online here

 

 

COMPUTER PROGRAMS

DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND AND LIMITED CLASS SIZES, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ON COMPUTER CLASSES HELD AT THE LIBRARY.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

Please register no later than the day before the class is to be held.

 

ONE-ON-ONE PERSONALIZED COMPUTER INSTRUCTION BY APPOINTMENT
Would you like to use a computer but find it to be too much of a challenge? Perhaps you can't decide where to start. Do you wish there was somewhere you could go to get the help you need and have your questions answered? The library offers a"one-on-one" computer instruction service. A staff member or volunteer will spend 30 minutes with you to answer your computer questions. Contact Peter Stamoolis at 724-941-9430 ext. 5767 to schedule an appointment. A valid Peters Township Public Library card is required for this free session.
 


TECH TIMES @ THE LIBRARY

When:

Every Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Every Monday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Receive help with your technology questions from knowledgeable high school students. Drop by the patron computer area on the 2nd floor of the library for assistance. There is no charge for this service.
 

 


INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 25
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

This class is a demonstration of how to perform various common tasks with Photoshop Elements. Tasks like cropping, eliminating unwanted objects from a photo, and color and lighting adjustments will be covered. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk.

 

PRODUCING A NEWSLETTER

When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

Learn how to produce a slick newsletter for your group using MSWORD. Includes how to set up columns, include photos, artwork and tables. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk.

 

COMPUTERS 101

When: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

Determine what computer to buy by looking at what you want to do with it. Participants will learn about: the various parts of a computer and what they do, computer terminology, software that will be needed, and useful techniques that will make using computers easier. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk.

 

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF EMAIL

When: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

This course will teach students how to use free and fee-based e-mail on the Internet. Topics covered will be: composing, sending, viewing, creating attachments, copying and pasting, address book and managing accounts. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk.
 


BASIC EXCEL SPREADSHEETS, PART 1

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

This class covers creating an excel spreadsheet, printing a range, customization, working with rows and columns, and data validation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk.
 

 

BASIC EXCEL SPREADSHEETS, PART 2

When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

This class covers compatibility issues and quick review, using formulas, functions and dressing up a spreadsheet. Basic spreadsheet data entry skills are required. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk.

 

COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

This hands-on course will teach students how to use Microsoft Word on a PC to prepare professional looking cover letters and resumes. The purposes and various formats of each will be covered. Please note: there is no charge for this class. Register for this program at the library's circulation desk, or call 724-941-9430.

 

BEGINNERS PC TOOLKIT

When: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

In this class students will learn how to use software tools in Windows to accomplish many common and useful tasks. Students will learn to work with directories, select and copy material, keyboard key combinations, useful Windows programs and many other tricks. This class is hands-on; basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Please note: there is no charge for this class. Register for this program at the library's circulation desk, or call 724-941-9430.

 

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

When: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

Students will learn how to use the library's resources to help you search for your roots. The lesson covers how to use the Heritage Quest and Ancestry Library Edition databases. Learning how to Google will also be covered. Pre-registration is required. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk.

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Wii SPORTS FOR ADULTS

When: Every Wednesday except for the last Wednesday of the month, no session on December 17
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!

 


CHESS CLUB

When: Every Thursday
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Roy Wang, Peters Township High School Student

Roy Wang offers tips on playing a great game of Chess. All ages are welcome, beginners, too! Please register at the library's circulation desk.

 

COOKING CLUB - 2014 FUN FOR FOODIES SERIES

When: To be announced
Time: To be announced
Cost: $5.00
Topic: To be announced

Love to cook? The Cooking Club needs you! We are looking for professional or home cooks who would like to spend a few hours sharing their knowledge about a particular cuisine or culinary skill through a program at the library. The Cooking Club meets at the library in the Meeting Room. A date and time can be selected at your convenience, and you will be reimbursed for food costs.

Please email caweaver@ptlibrary if you are interested or for more information. 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 other questions, please email the club at ptplcookingclub@gmail.com.
 


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.


"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.


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 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.


LAUGHTER CLUB

When:

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!

 

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.


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.
 


WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP

When: Last Wednesday of the month (no meeting in December)
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.



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:

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


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.


HOMEBOUND DELIVERY

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 the 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.

Volunteers needed!

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.


ONLINE BOOK CLUBS

The Library is delighted to offer several Online Book Clubs. Join one (or more) of the Online Book Clubs, and every weekday morning we'll email you a portion of a book that takes about five minutes to read. By the time Friday arrives, you'll have read the first two or three chapters of a book. If you like what you've read, and want to read more, simply come to the library and check out the book to finish it. A new book begins each Monday. Choose from the Non-Fiction Book Club (a mixture of fiction and nonfiction), the Fiction Book Club, the Romance Book Club, the Good News Book Club (a combination of religious and inspirational fiction and nonfiction), and the Teen Book Club. Join one or join them all! To enroll, click on the "Online Book Club" icon on any page within the Library's website, and follow the instructions. Membership is free and requires only the submission of an e-mail address. This information is kept confidential and used only for e-mailing book selections. Contact the Library with any questions. Sign up today and start reading with us tomorrow!

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