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.
SAPORI D'ITALIA: THE FLAVORS OF OLD AND NEW WORLD ITALY
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: H.J. Manzari, Associate Professor of Spanish, Washington & Jefferson College
What makes Italian culture so attractive? Join us as Professor H.J. Manzari shares his experiences and deep understanding of contemporary Italy, encompassing its recent history, regional differences, social institutions, and historic and contemporary issues. Professor Manzari will address questions fundamental to understanding the seeds of Italian civilization and the various flavors that contribute to this diverse and rich peninsula culture, including: How is it that “la dolce vita” continually plays a vital role in one’s understanding and appreciation of Italian culture? How have history and politics served to leave their imprint on today’s contemporary Italy? How has its ethnic flavor and current diversity transformed this one homogeneous population into an even more vibrant and delightful society? What role has tourism and its geographic location played in sculpting Italy’s current image?
Please note: this is not a Cooking Club program.
Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.
INTRODUCTION TO THE FIVE WISHES LIVING WILL
When: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Presented by: Library staff and local health care professionals
The Five Wishes Living Will is a new resource developed by the Aging with Dignity organization. This easily completed document lets your family and doctors know who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can’t make them, the kind of medical treatment you want
or don’t want near end of life, how comfortable you want to be near end of life, how you want people to treat you near end of life, and what you want your loved ones to know near end of life. The will is a legal document recognized in Pennsylvania and is the only advance directive /
living will that speaks to all of a person’s concerns, not just the medical and legal ones. Join us to learn more about the benefits of using the Five Wishes Living Will. Copies of the form are available at the circulation desk for $1.00.
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.
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!
"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.
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.