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Programs

Programs for young adults in grades 6 and up unless otherwise noted; please register at the Children's Reference Desk unless otherwise noted.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

An Evening with Lincoln

AN EVENING WITH LINCOLN

Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Richard Miller

Please join us as we welcome Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, as he shares stories and anecdotes from his presidency and his earlier years. Abraham Lincoln invites you to bring your questions as he likes to interact with his audience. Richard Miller shares his impression of Abraham Lincoln as a survivor of his Assassination in order to have a conversation with Lincoln - similar to Mel Brooks and the "2000 Year-Old Man".

Richard Miller is a member of the Association of Lincoln presenters and portrays Lincoln several times a year at parades, fairs, and other events. He is a former mine inspector and earned his degree in Geology from Pennsylvania State University. He began impersonating Abraham Lincoln at the invitation of a school teacher who invited him to speak at her class. Miller is an avid reader of books on Abraham Lincoln and finds Lincoln to possess an outstanding sense of humor. "Humor is the lubricant of the soul" is one of Rick Miller's favorite Abraham Lincoln quotations.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibit Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War. This exhibit will be at the library August 30 - September 27 and comes to the library courtesy of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Please contact the library's circulation desk at 724.941.9430 to see if spaces still remain to register for this program.


Fall Animal Fair, Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fall Animal Fair

Saturday, September 24, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Love animals? Join us as we celebrate our animal friends at the library. Check out and/or adopt a new pet friend, learn about pet care and all things pet related. We'll be visited by local shelters, vets, trainers, stores and more. Prizes and giveaways for you and your animal friend! Please bring a pet supply donation for the Washington County Humane Society, our local shelter. Fun for the whole family!

 


MOVIE NIGHTS

TEEN AFTERNOON MOVIE

Are movie prices getting you down? We have just the solution for you! Join us for our Teen Afternoon Movies, complete with popcorn! Movies will be shown in the Teen Reading Room using the overhead projector and big screen. Call the Teen Desk or check back at the website to see what movie we're showing each month.

When: 1st Friday of the month
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Ages: Grades 6 and up

Join us for great movies! Popcorn and snacks will be served -- see you there!


GAMING TOURNAMENTS

OPEN GAMING SESSIONS

The Teen Room is open for gaming, music, and socialization during all library hours unless being used for library programs.

 

SUPER SMASH BROS. WII U TOURNAMENT

Ages: Must be in 6th grade or higher to participate
When: 2nd Friday of every month
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us for a Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament. Refreshments will be provided and winner will receive a $5.00 gift card!

 

PROGRAMS

MCMURRAY SUMMER STRINGS CAMP

Ages: Kids entering grades 5 - 7
When: Monday - Friday, August 29 - September 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Presented by: Three local high school Girl Scouts

This camp is for kids entering grades 5 – 7 who currently play violin, viola, and cello, and plan on playing their instrument during the upcoming school year. It will give students an opportunity to brush up on their string skills right before school starts. On the final day the students will play a combined piece for their parents / caregivers!

For more information or to sign up, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/mcmurraysummerstrings/


ON-GOING PROGRAMS

INSTABOOK CLUB

Follow PTPLTeens on SnapChat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest! Log in throughout the month on any or all of our Social Media Networks to discuss our book of the month! Check the book out from the library! July’s title: The Selection by Kiera Cass; August's title: Need by Joelle Charbonneau; September title: I Will Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.

 

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

When: Every Monday (no session on September 5, will move to Sundays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. beginning September 11)
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Have you ever played the game Dungeons and Dragons? Pros and new players are welcome to join us for this on-going game. The game will be led by a Teen “Dungeon Master” from our Youth Advisory Council. Registration at the Children's Reference Desk is preferred.

 

TEEN LEGO BUILDING

When: Every Monday (no session on September 5)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Stop by every Monday and create something AWESOME out of the library's Lego pieces!

 

TEEN CRAFTERNOONS

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Do you love to make things? Come to the library every Tuesday for an afternoon of crafting. Join your friends as we create neat crafts! Register at the Children's Reference Desk.

 

TEEN CORN HOLE

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Challenge your friends and peers to a game of Corn Hole!

 

GAMERS UNITE!

When: Every Thursday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Love video games or board games? Challenge your friends to a tournament! The library now has Xbox One, Wii U, 3Ds, and PS4 games available for checkout. Also, look for our many games for checkout on our display spinner in the main lobby near our Art Gallery wall.

 

TRADING CARD AND ANIME CLUB

When: Every Friday
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh? Stop by the library's Teen Room on Friday afternoons for casual trading card games with fellow teens.

 

CULINARY CREATIONS

When: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

All teens who love to cook and/or EAT join us monthly to create a yummy recipe! All materials will be provided for you.

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

VOLUNTEENS

Ages: Grades 6 - 12
Time: One to two hours per week

If you're in grades 6 - 12, like meeting new people, want to gain some valuable work experience and make a contribution to your community... you can be a teen volunteer at the Peters Township Public Library! Please visit the library's circulation desk to get an application form!

 

PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

Meeting dates: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Looking for volunteer hours or leadership opportunities? Come to the monthly meeting of the library's Youth Advisory Council, and help your library serve you better! Please contact Shannon Pauley, Youth Services Librarian, for details.

 

TEEN ONLINE BOOK CLUB

Our Teen Online Book Club features mysteries, comedies, true-life adventures and even some science fiction.  Every day a new five minute read; every week a new book.  Reading was never so easy and so much fun!  Click here to sign up for the Teen Online Book Club.

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