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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.

READING ACTIVITIES / PROGRAMS

LIBRARY BOOK CLUBS

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

When: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

July 20, 2016: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

August 17, 2016: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

September 21, 2016: Planning Meeting

October 19, 2016: Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

November 16, 2016: Alexander Hamilton by Richard Brookhiser

The Afternoon Book Club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room. Please call the Reference staff at 724.941.9430, ext. 3270 for more information.



EVENING BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

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

July 13, 2016: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

August 10, 2016: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

September 14, 2016: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

October 12, 2016: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

November 9, 2016: Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell

December 14, 2016: I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes

January 11, 2017: Station Eleven by Emily St. John

February 8, 2017: The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix

March 8, 2017: Planning Meeting

April 12, 2017: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

May 10, 2017: Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio

June 14, 2017: The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

July 12, 2017: Aftertaste: a Novel in Five Courses by Meredith Mileti

August 9, 2017: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Evening Book Club meets in the library's 2nd floor Reading Room. Please call the Reference staff at 724.941.9430, ext. 3270 for more information.

 

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

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

June 28, 2016: Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

July 26, 2016: Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman

August 30, 2016: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

September 27, 2016: Gone, But Not Forgotten by Philip Margolin

October 25, 2016: Desperate by Daniel Palmer

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

SUMMER THEATRE THURSDAYS FILM FEST

When: Thursdays, June 30, July 28, August 25, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for screenings of movies based on Pulitzer prize-winning novels. We'll share some classic gems as well as a more recent film. Take a break from the world and immerse yourself in wonderful storytelling and acting!

Selected movies:

June 30: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 2 hr 10 min not rated -- register online
July 28: The Good Earth (1937) 2 hr 18 min not rated -- register online
August 25: The Hours (2002) 1 hr 54 min PG-13 -- register online
Register at the library's circulation desk, or call 724.941.9430 and press #1.



Spinning Wheel

TOUR DE FLEECE

When: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Presented by: Members of the Washington Spinners and Weavers Guild

Each summer cyclists gather to conquer the Tour de France, a three week adventure of dedication, challenges and achieving personal and team goals. Another group of spinners gather in person and in online forums to do the same, but these wheels don't power bicycles. For the over 7,400 participants of last year's Tour de Fleece, the spinning wheels are for making yarn!

Members of the Washington Spinners and Weavers Guild will be bringing a little part of the Tour de Fleece to the Peters Township Public Library on Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please join us for a chance to see several types of spinning wheels in action and watch the process from fiber to yarn. We'll even combine old technology with new by using the library's 3-D printer to make an old hand-spinning tool called a drop spindle!

No registration necessary, just drop in. Please contact the Washington Spinners and Weavers Guild at wswguild@gmail.com for more information.


Potluck

7TH ANNUAL LOCAL FOODS POTLUCK DINNER

When: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Hosted by: PTPL Go Green Club and Cooking Club

Celebrate the season’s bounty at our 7th Annual Local Foods Potluck Dinner! This free event is hosted by the library’s GO Green Club and is open to the community. Bring a potluck dish of 6-8 servings made with home grown or locally grown foods and your recipe to share with the group. Registration is required to attend the potluck dinner. Email programs@ptlibrary.org or stop by the library’s circulation desk by Wednesday, July 29. For more information, email the GO Green Club at ptplgogreenclub@gmail.com.

Register online, at the library's circulation desk, or call 724.941.9430 and press #1.


ART/CRAFT PROGRAMS

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:

July 20, 2016 - register online here
No meeting in August
September 21, 2016 - register online here
October 19, 2016 - register online here
November 16, 2016 - register online here
December 21, 2016 - register online here

CROCHET CLUB

When: Every Monday
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 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.


COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Join us at our 2nd floor computer lab to brush up your computer skills. Computers will be provided. Due to the high demand and limited class sizes, there will be no refunds 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 WAGGIN library card is required for this free session.


ONE-ON-ONE INTRODUCTION TO 3-D PRINTING

Are you interested in learning more about the library's 3-D printers? For a basic, 20-minute introduction, please contact Peter Stamoolis at the library at 724.941.9430, ext. 5767 to make an appointment. A valid WAGGIN library card is required for this free session. The library also offers more in-depth programs about the 3-D printers. Upcoming programs are listed with our other computer programs.


GETTING THE MOST OUT OF EMAIL

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27.



3D DESIGN AND PRINTING

When: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

Learn to use 123D Design to design a 3D object and save the file to print your object later @ your library! Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library's circulation desk. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.



COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11.



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

When: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18.



DOING RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Limit: 12
Instructor: Peter Stamoolis

This hands-on course will teach students how to do research on the internet. Topics covered will be search engines, search strategy structure and language, links, and an examination of the various databases available in the library. 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. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25.



BEGINNERS PC TOOLKIT

When: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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. Advanced registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1.



ONGOING PROGRAMS

COLORING, COFFEE AND CLASSICS

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Cafe Lee on the 2nd floor

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Take a break and spend an hour coloring while you listen to classical music and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee. For ages 18 and up. No registration necessary.



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: Cathy Pigford

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
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 June, 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

Remember being trapped indoors last winter? This season you can spend your time with Kings and Queens, Sports Legends, Movie Stars and more! You can start your own art collection, connect with the past, or travel to far and mysterious lands. How? Join our Stamp Club! Come and learn the basics, expand your collection and meet with others who share your interests.

For more information please call Richard Landa at 412.653.0229. Register at the library's circulation desk.



Wii SPORTS FOR ADULTS

When: Every Wednesday
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!



WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP

When: Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 11:30 a.m - 1:00 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:

Every Monday: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
or
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $20.00 per month for the Wednesday program, no charge for the Monday program
Leader: Pat Easton

The Writer's Workshop focuses on writing for children and teenagers. Anyone with an interest in joining is asked to contact Pat Easton at peaston@washjeff.edu . Both fiction and non-fiction are acceptable as well as work for the magazine or book market industry.



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 Myra Oleynik, Library Director, at the library at 724.941.9430. 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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