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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.

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.

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.

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 information.

PROGRAMS

GROWING GARDEN PLANTS FROM SEED

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Tina Martin, Penn State Master Gardener with 25+ years experience as a home vegetable gardener

Growing garden plants from seed can be one of the most rewarding ways to enjoy a bounty of unique and delicious vegetables carefully nurtured from start to finish! Tina Martin will share tips and techniques based on her years of experience growing almost all of her vegetable, herb and flower plants from seed. She will discuss good sources for seed purchase, how to get seeds started, conditions for growing healthy seedlings, the hardening off process, and storing your own seeds. Just in time for spring planting!

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.


Pysanky Eggs

PYSANKY EGG DISPLAY AND DEMONSTRATION

When: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Michael Yanchak

Join us for a delightful journey into the world of Pysanky Eggs. Michael Yanchak will display a variety of Pysanky Eggs, discuss the history and significance of the eggs, and offer a brief demonstration of decorating techniques. A display of Pysanky Eggs will also be available prior to the program in the glass case located in the Keenage Korner.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.


Tufted Titmouse

SECRETS OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Doris Dumrauf
 

Join award-winning nature photographer Doris Dumrauf for an introduction to nature photography. Learn how to improve your skills by developing an eye for subjects, focusing attention on them, and studying their environment.

Mrs. Dumrauf is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and specializes in bird, wildlife, and nature photos. Her image of an airborne Tufted Titmouse has won three awards from national magazines.

She is a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Magazine. Her photo features have also been published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Pursuits, Country Discoveries, Atlantic Flyer, and Voegel Magazin. Doris finds many of her subjects in her own backyard, a “Certified Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.


PHOTO AND MEMORABILIA ORGANIZING

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Presented by: Jill Yesko, Certified Personal Photo Organizer, Certified Professional Organizer and owner of Discover Organizing

Join us as Jill Yesko provides information on the best tools for collecting, organizing and preserving photos, documents, videos and other memorabilia, with a special focus on how to organize printed and digital photos so that they are easily accessible.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.


Rosie the Riveter

THE WONDER WOMEN OF WORLD WAR II

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Dr. Todd DePastino
Hosted by: Peters Township Public Library and Memorial Park Post 764 VFW

In 1941, Wonder Woman appeared as the first female superhero. The timing was apt because with the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, millions of American women were mobilized into the American war effort and served in occupations which had been barred to them just months earlier. Historian Todd DePastino will tell the remarkable story of not only how women’s lives changed during WWII, but how the whole culture had to change to accommodate these radically new gender roles. Come hear about Rosie the Riveter, the WAVES, the WACS, and the much disparaged WASPs, who only achieved official recognition decades after the war.

Presenter Dr. Todd DePastino has a Ph.D. in American History from Yale University and teaches at Waynesburg University where in 2008 he won the Lucas-Hathaway Award for Teaching Excellence. He is the author of Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front which won the 2009 Anne M. Sperber Prize for the best biography of a major media figure. Todd DePastino is founder and executive director of the Veterans Breakfast Club, a 501(C) (3) non-profit dedicated to sharing veterans’ stories with the public.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.


PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY COOKING CLUB PRESENTS

SABOR LATIN


When: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Doors open for seating at 5:45 p.m.
Limit: 20 adults
Cost: $7.00 to be collected at the door prior to entry into the program to cover food samples
Presented by: H.J. Manzari

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been filled. You may sign up at the circulation desk to be placed on a waiting list.

The library Cooking Club will welcome guest chef Dr. H.J. Manzari who will delight us with Sabor Latino, which means Latin Flavor. Join us as H.J. prepares several dishes that are quick, easy, and delicious, including gallo pinto, tostone, maduros, and Cuban sandwiches. Dr. H.J. Manzari is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Washington and Jefferson College. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America. H.J. has been playing in the kitchen since he was a wee lad and could steal the homemade pasta from his grandmother's pasta board. Over the years, he has accompanied students on study abroad programs to Italy, Spain, Mexico and Costa Rica as well as the Dominican Republic. At W&J College, he uses cooking classes to introduce students to the rich culinary heritage so deeply rooted in Hispanic culture.


Money Smart Week

MONEY SMART WEEK: UNDERSTANDING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF YOUR BUSINESS

When: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Lindsey Gilkes, Senior Management Consultant

Lindsey Gilkes will provide an overview of analyzing and understanding differing financial statements, analyzing your business finances to understand major problem points and areas for growth, and using budgeting and financial planning to position your business for future success.

Lindsey Gilkes joined the Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence as a business consultant in 2007. Since then she has provided business consulting services to a diverse range of new and existing closely-held businesses. The core of her consulting work revolves around strategically analyzing functional areas of businesses such as management capabilities, financing, income cash flow projections and loan packaging. She also specializes in conducting market research of new, existing, and potential markets. Lindsey earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Washington and Jefferson College and a Master of Business Administration from Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.

This Money Smart Week program is offered in partnership with University of Pittsburgh SBDC and the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce. Money Smart Week is a national initiative and public awareness campaign from the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago designed to help consumers better manage finances.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.


Dr. Samuel Hazo

AUTHOR SAMUEL HAZO LEADS DISCUSSION FOCUSING ON POETRY OF ROBERT FROST

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Samual Hazo will focus on the poems of Robert Frost that show his insight into human relationships between people. Hazo explains Robert Frost does this by letting their actions and dialog reveal it to the reader of the poems, not by his editorializing or commentary.

Poems selected by Dr. Hazo for the discussion include: Love and a Question, Death of the Hired Man, Home Burial, Birches, Out Out, The Flood, and Mending Wall. Note: these poems are available in printed collections of the poems of Robert Frost or on the Internet.

Dr. Samuel Hazo is the author of books of poetry, fiction, essays and plays. In February 2015, Hazo’s play Tell It To The Marines: A Play for the Time at Hand was performed at Soldiers & Sailors Auditorium. Dr. Hazo was the founder and director of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Poetic Moments: Samuel Hazo presents asides from the International Poetry Forum (1966- 2009) was the featured story on “The Next Page” of the February 15, 2015 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is also McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Duquesne University where he taught for forty-three years. He was honored with the Griffin Award for Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater, and was chosen to receive an honorary doctorate from Notre Dame University in 2008. He has been awarded twelve honorary doctorates. Samuel Hazo is a National Book Award Finalist and he was named Pennsylvania’s first State Poet by Governor Robert Casey in 1993, and he served until 2003.

Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.


CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Presented by: Jennifer Dunn, Fifth Third Bank

Saving for college can be challenging when it comes to goal setting because it is not a fixed target. According to CNBC, projected tuition in 2030 will cost more than $130,000/year. This education session will walk you through three simple calculations to help you predict and estimate the necessary goal amount to financially support your child’s higher education. While everyone’s financial situation and risk tolerance is different, attendees will be provided with a number of popular options by which to save. While it is up to an individual to decide which methods and tools work best for them, starting early will make it easier to put a plan in place.

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



MAKING INFORMED SENIOR CARE DECISIONS

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Presented by: Kim Jackson (Visiting Angels), Barb Kramer (Senior Living Advisors), and Matthew Kikta, Esq. (Julian Gray & Associates)

Join us for a discussion of a range of issues concerning senior care. Kim Jackson will discuss the difference between home health and home care and highlight the pros and cons of hiring private caregivers vs. using a home care company. Barb Kramer will speak about the challenges of finding safe living arrangements for seniors who may need extra (sometimes permanent) care after an illness or injury. Kramer will explain how a professional advisor can help expedite the process and act as an advocate for the family while searching for a safe living arrangement. Matthew Kikta will offer planning tips for affording long term care and discuss when to start planning for long term care, using trusts for planning and how veterans benefits may help pay for care.

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



Laura Freedman

WOMEN, MEN & MONEY: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE AND WHY IT MATTERS

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Laura Freedman

During this 90 minute workshop, you will participate in a lively and informative discussion about:

  • The distinct difference between men and women and why it matters as it relates to money.
  • How women can become involved proactively vs. reactively in decisions that drive financial goals and independence.
  • How this type of decision making impacts women both personally and professionally.
  • Laura Freedman is a financial advisor and former Senior Human Resource Executive. Laura lends over 25 years of experience advising leaders on sensitive matters and complex business decisions. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Executive Coach.

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



    SAVING AND BUDGETING / FIVE STATEGIES TO SLASH YOUR DEBT

    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Presented by: Jennifer Dunn, Fifth Third Bank

    Creating a budget can be an overwhelming process and there never seems to be enough left over at the end of the month. This session will focus on the components of a budget, how to align savings goals and ultimately choose a process that will get you on track to meet your personal goals. There will also be tips and tricks to use every day to save money on everyday items from groceries to utilities. Building a budget and prioritizing wants and needs will ultimately allow individuals to tackle debt. Four different strategies for slashing debt will be presented as well as ways to prevent going into debt in the future.

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



    MEDICARE 101

    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Presented by: Adele Dean, Apprise Regional Coordinator

    Our nation’s health care system has gone through a historic transformation. The Medicare program continues to provide important benefits as the health insurance program for people 65 or older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant. Adele Dean, Regional APPRISE Coordinator, will present a PowerPoint program (about 45 minutes – 1 hour) on Medicare and the APPRISE Program. Handouts and New to Medicare packets will be available for participants, and she will also screen participants for assistance programs such as PACE/PACENET, Extra Help and Medicare Savings Program. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

    Adele Dean is the Regional Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s APPRISE Program; she coordinates the program for 18 counties in Western PA and works for the Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

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



    ART/CRAFT PROGRAMS

    INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET

    Duration:

    4 weeks, March 9 - 30, 2015 OR
    4 weeks, April 6 - 27, 2015 OR
    4 weeks, May 4 - 26 (no class on Monday, May 25; moved to Tuesday, May 26)
    When: Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Cost: $30.00 per 4-week session (includes a start-up kit with crochet hook and yarn)
    Maximum: 6
    Instructor: Cathy Layton

    Join us for a 4-week class to learn the basics of this old, now-new-again art of crochet. We'll enjoy learning about the originality of this craft and see how to use it in decorative and creative ways that are limited only by your imagination. It's not just about afghans! Register at the library's circulation desk. Please make sure to register before the first class so instructor knows how many kits to bring.


    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:

    April 15, 2015 - register online here
    May 20, 2015 - register online here
    June 17, 2015 - register online here
    July 15, 2015 - register online here
    No meeting in August
    September 16, 2015 - register online here
    October 21, 2015 - register online here
    November 18, 2015 - register online here
    December 16, 2015 - 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.

     


    BOOKS TO GO -- eBOOKS AND eAUDIOBOOKS

    When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
    Limit: 10
    Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

    Join us for a demonstration of how to use the library’s Digital Media Collection to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to various electronic devices. Please note: there is no charge for this class. Register for this program online, at the library's circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.

     

    INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS

    When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    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.


    GETTING THE MOST OUT OF EMAIL

    When: Tuesday, April 28, 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, May 5, 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, May 12, 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.


    PRODUCING A NEWSLETTER

    When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    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.


    GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

    When: Tuesday, May 26, 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.


    POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

    When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
    Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
    Cost: $5.00
    Limit: 12
    Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

    Learn how to prepare slide presentations using different themes and layouts. Then add text, drawings, charts, photos, clipart, and wordart. Basic mouse and keyboarding 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.

     

    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!

     


    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
    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 (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
    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.
    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.


    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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