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Monday September 15, 2014 -  Tuesday November 4, 2014
     READING WITH RINGLING BROS.  
    Contact: MS. TAMI   (412) 833-5585   paulinet@einetwork.net
    GET YOUR FREE TICKETS TO THE CIRCUS!!! THIS PROGRAM OFFERS CHILDREN A LAMINATED BOOKMARKER, A RED CLOWN NOSE AND ACTIVITY SHEET FOR RECORDING CIRCUS STAMPS. CHILDREN WILL RECEIVE A CIRCUS STAMP FOR EVERY BOOK THEY READ - AFTER 10 STAMPS, THEY WILL GET ONE FREE TICKET TO THE RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS. EACH WEEK AT STORYTIME, MS. TAMI WILL READ A SPECIAL CIRCUS RELATED BOOK THAT WILL COUNT TOWARDS A CIRCUS STAMP. SO STEP RIGHT UP AND START READING!!!

Thursday September 18, 2014
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Advanced Computer Skills  
    Contact: Christopher Satter   412-833-5585   satterc@einetwork.net
    Learn about the internal parts of a computer. We will also take a look at protecting your computer from viruses and other features you can use in Windows 7.
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BACK TO SCHOOL CELBRATION W/ PITTSBURGH PUPPET WORKS  
    Contact: MS. TAMI   (412) 833-5585   paulinet@einetwork.net
    The program kicks off at 6:00pm with a cafeteria style snack bar, then moves to the art room to make a puppet to take home. Pittsburgh Puppet Works will have a special performance for the children, and then they will show the kids how to operate the puppet themselves. Everyone attending will receive a raffle ticket to use at the Auction at the PTO meeting. The auction will feature 2 different baskets, one for the kids and one for the adults, containing South Park Eagle spirit wear and accessories. Parents please feel free to leave your children at the SPT library so they can enjoy the Pittsburgh Puppet Works performance.
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM South Park Township Book Club  
    Contact: Donna Neiport   412-833-5585   neiportd@einetwork.net
    We have a terrific book club and new members are always welcome! Join us this month for a discussion of the fiction novel "The Storyteller" by Jodi Picoult. In it "Picoult reconfigures themes from her other bestsellers for her uneven new morality tale. Twenty-five-year-old reclusive baker Sage Singer befriends the elderly Josef Weber, who shares something shocking from his past and asks her to help him die, a request that pins Sage between morality and retribution. Sage, a Jew who now considers herself an atheist, begins to think more deeply about faith. Picoult examines the links between family identity, religion, humanity, and how it all figures in difficult decisions. The three-parter is narrated by several characters, including Sage’s grandmother Minka, who survived the Holocaust. Snippets of a novel Minka wrote focus on a bloodthirsty beast, a metaphor for life in a death camp. Picoult’s formulaic approach to Minka’s accounts of the Holocaust is a cheap shot, but the author appreciates Sage’s moral bind. Nearly half of the book is devoted to a verbose, sad recounting of Minka’s time during the war, but the real conflict lies within Sage. That conflict, and the complexity of a character who discovers herself through the trials of Josef and Minka, is the book’s saving grace- Publishers Weekly. Stop by the library to pick up this month's selection. No registration required.

Friday September 19, 2014
   9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM Booty Blast  
    Contact: Fran   412-835-1151   neiportd@einetwork.net
    This class is dedicated to one half hour of different and varying exercises for the posterior. The routine involves standing and on the floor using bands and weights followed by one half hour of abs stretching.

Saturday September 20, 2014
   9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM Overweight and Out of Shape  
    Contact: Fran   412-831-1151   neiportd@einetwork.net
    Gentle, effective, fun, non-competitive, healthy exercise and guidance. Routines are designed to increase muscular strength and range of motion. Hand weights and tubing are used in various positions such as seated, standing, and on the floor.

Monday September 22, 2014
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Casual Knitting  
    Contact: Donna Neiport   412-833-5585   neiportd@einetwork.net
    This is a casual knitting group that meets every Monday evening from 6 until 8. There is no instructor, but many in the group are very knowledgeable and able to help with any of your knitting questions. All skill levels welcome.

Tuesday September 23, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM CHILDREN'S STORYTIME- FAVORITE AUTHORS  
    Contact: MS. TAMI    (412) 833-5585   paulinet@einetwork.com
    EACH WEEK OF STORYTIME WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT CHILDREN'S AUTHOR. FIRST, WE WILL "SHAKE OUT OUR SILLIES", THEN WE WILL SIT DOWN TO ENJOY A BOOK WRITTEN BY OUR FEATURED AUTHOR OF THE WEEK. THERE WILL BE SONGS, FINGERPLAYS, YOGA POSES AND TONS OF FUN. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER YOUR CHILD'S FAVORITE AUTHOR. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAY AFTER STORYTIME TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER.
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR STORYTIME?  
    Contact: MS. TAMI   412-833-5585   paulinet@einetwork.net
    THIS CHILDRENS STORYTIME FEATURES BOOKS, SONGS, FINGERPLAY, YOGA POSES AND A SPECIAL CRAFT FOR THE CHILDEN TO TAKE HOME. FIRST, THE KIDS WILL "SHAKE OUT THEIR SILLIES", THEN WE WILL READ SOME GREAT BOOKS. THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME TO FIND OUT WHO YOUR CHILD LOVES TO HAVE THIER FAVORITE BOOKS WRITTEN BY. DON'T FORGET TO GET YOUR CIRCUS STAMP.
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tea and Mysteries Book Club  
    Contact: Donna Neiport   412-833-5585   neiportd@einetwork.net
    Please join our newest book club! This month's selection is "The Yard" by Alex Grecian. Indulge in some tea and goodies while enjoying good conversation. "This deliciously trashy first novel by Alex Grecian walks the genre back to the era of Jack the Ripper with its bloody tale of a serial killer who is systematically butchering detectives from Scotland Yard’s recently formed Murder Squad. If Charles Dickens isn’t somewhere clapping his hands for this one, Wilkie Collins surely is.(New York Times Book Review By MARILYN STASIO). Registration is not required. The book is available for pick up at the library.
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to the Internet  
    Contact: Christopher Satter   412-833-5585   satterc@einetwork.net
    Learn how to get connected to the Internet as well as how to search for things online.
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Integrated Yoga Class  
    Contact: Donna Neiport   412-833-5585   neiportd@einetwork.net
    Start or continue your yoga journey with classes through South Park Library. We will integrate yoga flow with gentle hatha yoga and pose work; connecting our breath with movement to increase flexibility and strength as well as body awareness. Come join us and you will soon discover a new you both on and off the mat. Please bring your own mat, water and a hand towel. Participants are required to sign a liability waiver. Please plan to arrive fifteen minutes before class to get settled on your mat. Namaste.

Wednesday September 24, 2014
   9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM Floor & More  
    Contact: Fran   412-835-1151   neiportd@einetwork.net
    This class is a full half hour dedicated to working the legs, abs, and posterior. Weights are also used for the upper body, finishing up with an all over stretch.
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM LET'S GET MOVING, BABY!  
    Contact: MS. TAMI   (412) 833-5585   paulinet@einetwork.net
    WE INVITE BABIES THROUGH 2 YEARS OLDS (WITH CAREGIVERS) TO CHIME RIGHT INTO THIS MUSIC AND DANCE CLASS. WE WILL START BY "SHAKING OUT OUR SILLIES". WE WILL ALL SING NURCERY RHYMES TOGETHER (HANDOUTS IF NEEDED). NEXT, EVERYONE WILL GET TO LISTEN TO SOME BOARDBOOKS AND FINALLY WE WILL BREAK OUT THE MUSICAL INSTRUMETS FOR TONS OF FUN. PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO ACTIVE EARLY LITERACY THROUGH BOUNCES, RHYMES, TICKLES AND MUSIC.
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hunger Action Month Symposium  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-833-5585   
    Take an active role in Hunger Action Month by participating in a conversation about hunger and food insecurity in our community. Representatives of the Greater Pgh. Community Food Bank will be leading a conversation about how we can take a more active role in eradicating hunger in our community. Please call 412-833-5585 to register.

Thursday September 25, 2014
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Freegal and Hoopla  
    Contact: Christopher Satter   412-833-5585   satterc@einetwork.net
    We will discuss how our two new library services (Freegal and Hoopla) work, which will allow patrons to download music and to stream video content. The maximum capacity for this class is seven people.
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM A Culture of Tolerance: Why Medieval Spain was the Ornament of the World  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-833-5585   
    Dr. Maria Del Mar Rosa Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Carnegie Mellon University will be providing a talk focused on the critically acclaimed book Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by Maria Rosa Menocal. Widely hailed as a revelation of a "lost" golden age, this history brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain where, for more than seven centuries, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and literature, science, and the arts flourished.(Amazon) Dr. Rodriguez’s talk will include some of the cultural wonders of this time period as well as some comparisons to our modern world. Please call 412-833-5585 to register.
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM TAIL-WAGGIN' TUTORS  
    Contact: MS. TAMI   (412) 833-5585   paulinet@einetwork.net
    THE GOAL OF THE CHILDREN'S READ TO THE DOGS TAIL WAGGIN' TUTORS PROGRAM IS TO ENHANCE CHILDREN'S READING THROUGH THE USE OF PETS, WHO ARE CERTIFIED AND INSURED THERAPY DOGS. CHILDREN READ ON A ONE-TO-ONE BASIS TO A DOG, EACH POSITIONED ON HIS REPECTIVE RUG WITH THE HANDLER NEARBY. THE ATMOSPHERE IS ONE OF COMPLETE ACCEPTANCE. EVEN CHILDREN WHO ARE NEW, RELUCTANT OR POOR READERS, ARE QUITE UNINHIBITED TO READ TO A NON-JUDGMENTAL FURRY FRIEND. SO, STOP BY THE LIBRARY AND PICK OUT A BOOK TO READ TO YOUR NEXT BEST FRIEND.

Friday September 26, 2014
   9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM Booty Blast  
    Contact: Fran   412-835-1151   neiportd@einetwork.net
    This class is dedicated to one half hour of different and varying exercises for the posterior. The routine involves standing and on the floor using bands and weights followed by one half hour of abs stretching.

Saturday September 27, 2014
   9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM Overweight and Out of Shape  
    Contact: Fran   412-831-1151   neiportd@einetwork.net
    Gentle, effective, fun, non-competitive, healthy exercise and guidance. Routines are designed to increase muscular strength and range of motion. Hand weights and tubing are used in various positions such as seated, standing, and on the floor.
   11:30 AM  -  12:45 PM Integrated Yoga Class  
    Contact: Donna Neiport   412-833-5585   neiportd@einetwork.net
    Start or continue your yoga journey with classes through South Park Library. We will integrate yoga flow with gentle hatha yoga and pose work; connecting our breath with movement to increase flexibility and strength as well as body awareness. Come join us and you will soon discover a new you both on and off the mat. Please bring your own mat, water and a hand towel. Participants are required to sign a liability waiver. Please plan to arrive fifteen minutes before class to get settled on your mat. Namaste.

Monday September 29, 2014 -  Wednesday October 15, 2014
     Donations for the Fall Book Sale  
    Contact:    412-833-5585   
    Donated items for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will be accepted from Monday, September 29th - Wednesday, October 15th. Please Place Donated Items in boxes and leave them INSIDE the Library's Entryway during NORMAL HOURS OF OPERATION!

Monday September 29, 2014
   9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM Power Cut/Lifting  
    Contact: Fran   412-835-1151   neiportd@einetwork.net
    This is a training class using bands and weights. Floor work concentrates on the abs and the lower body. We bring the gym into the group fitness environment.
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Casual Knitting  
    Contact: Donna Neiport   412-833-5585   neiportd@einetwork.net
    This is a casual knitting group that meets every Monday evening from 6 until 8. There is no instructor, but many in the group are very knowledgeable and able to help with any of your knitting questions. All skill levels welcome.
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Re-Energized at Work  
    Contact: Donna Neiport   412-833-5585   neiportd@einetwork.net
    Stuck in a career rut? Tired of seeing others advance ahead of you? During this interactive discussion, we will explore ways you can jump start your career, fight your own negativity, and achieve your professional goals. Please call 412-833-5585 to register.

Tuesday September 30, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM CHILDREN'S STORYTIME- FAVORITE AUTHORS  
    Contact: MS. TAMI    (412) 833-5585   paulinet@einetwork.com
    EACH WEEK OF STORYTIME WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT CHILDREN'S AUTHOR. FIRST, WE WILL "SHAKE OUT OUR SILLIES", THEN WE WILL SIT DOWN TO ENJOY A BOOK WRITTEN BY OUR FEATURED AUTHOR OF THE WEEK. THERE WILL BE SONGS, FINGERPLAYS, YOGA POSES AND TONS OF FUN. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER YOUR CHILD'S FAVORITE AUTHOR. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAY AFTER STORYTIME TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER.
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR STORYTIME?  
    Contact: MS. TAMI   412-833-5585   paulinet@einetwork.net
    THIS CHILDRENS STORYTIME FEATURES BOOKS, SONGS, FINGERPLAY, YOGA POSES AND A SPECIAL CRAFT FOR THE CHILDEN TO TAKE HOME. FIRST, THE KIDS WILL "SHAKE OUT THEIR SILLIES", THEN WE WILL READ SOME GREAT BOOKS. THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME TO FIND OUT WHO YOUR CHILD LOVES TO HAVE THIER FAVORITE BOOKS WRITTEN BY. DON'T FORGET TO GET YOUR CIRCUS STAMP.

Wednesday October 1, 2014
   7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM History's Game of Thrones Book Club  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-833-5585   brunis@einetwork.net
    Cathedral of the Sea by Illdefonso Falcones In the tradition of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, here is a thrilling historical novel of friendship and revenge, plague and hope, love and war, set in the golden age of 14th-century Barcelona. Arnau Estanyol arrives in Barcelona and joins the powerful guild of stone-workers building the magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, while his adoptive brother Joan studies to become a priest. As Arnau prospers, he secretly falls in love with a forbidden woman. When he is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself face-to-face with his own brother. Will he lose his life just as his beloved cathedral is finally completed, or will his brother spare him?-Washington Post

Saturday October 11, 2014
   7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Halloween Homocide in the Town of Dark Cloud: A Murder Mystery  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-833-5585   
    Amateur sleuths and closet starlets are wanted to help celebrate this haunting season with a good old-fashioned murder mystery. It is a Halloween party to raise funds for the decaying 17th century Shade Hallow Manor where guests will be both cocktail party goers and witnesses to a crime scene. The South Park Township Library and Tea Committee will be co-hosting this Halloween murder mystery cocktail party on Saturday, October 11th from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the South Park Township Community Center (2675 Brownsville Road). From 7:00-8:00 p.m. guest will be invited to mingle with actors in character for mocktails and hors d’ oeuvres in the “Darkness Ballroom” At 8:00 the sleuthing begins with a performance by the Throughline Theater Company of Lawrenceville. All guests will have the opportunity to have the evening’s mystery come to life. Guests will be given clue cards to assist them in solving the murder. Any guest who would like to try out their acting skills or just want to have fun may elect to play a character in the mystery. Those interested in participating as a suspect in the play must contact the South Park Library by October 3rd to be assigned a character role, all roles will be assigned by October 6th. This is a great opportunity to get together with a group of your friends and see who is either the most convincing suspect or best crime solver! All guests are invited but not required to dress in costume as you would as guest to Halloween party. Of course our acting guests will be dressed in character. Tickets for this event will be available for sale at the South Park Township Library from September 8th until October 8th. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the South Park Township Public Library.

Thursday October 16, 2014
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale  
    Contact:    412-833-5585   
    The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale begins tonight in the South Park Community Center from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. If you are unable to make it tonight, the Fall Book Sale will also take place on Friday, October 17th from 10:00am - 7:00pm and on Saturday, October 18th from 10:00am - 3:00pm. All proceeds benefit the South Park Township Library!

Friday October 17, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale  
    Contact:    412-833-5585   
    The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale continues today in the South Park Community Center from 10:00am - 7:00pm. If you are unable to make it today, the Fall Book Sale will also take place on Saturday, October 18th from 10:00am - 3:00pm. All proceeds benefit the South Park Township Library!

Saturday October 18, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale  
    Contact:    412-833-5585   
    The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale wraps up today in the South Park Community Center. Today's sale will take place from 10:00am - 3:00pm. All proceeds benefit the South Park Township Library!

Wednesday November 5, 2014
   7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM History's Game of Thrones Book Club  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-833-5585   brunis@einetwork.net
    The Lone Samurai: The Life of Musashi Miyamoto by William Scott Wilson Musashi is primarily known in the West as the author of The Book of Five Rings, a guide to swordsmanship strategies that became a essential business-strategy manual in the 1980s. Wilson, having translated Musashi's book into English, turns for the first time to biography, with as complete a life of the man behind the sword as possible, given his legendary stature and peripatetic, largely undocumented story. Musashi lived in the 17th century and had his first match at 13 with a shugyosha (an older, professional swordsman); only Musashi walked away alive. For three decades, he wandered feudal Japan, moving from patron to patron, taking on opponents in formal and informal matches, teaching others his art and sometimes taking part in clan and regional rivalries. He eventually settled in southern Japan, where his martial art skills led organically to visual art: simple-looking, highly disciplined ink-and-brush painting and calligraphy. Toward the end of his life, Musashi synthesized everything he'd learned into the literary work he is now best known for. Wilson integrates a considerable amount of Japanese history and culture into a short, dense book with lots of specialized information. Although Musashi doesn't become fully dimensional—and given the scarcity of primary source material, he probably can't—Wilson provides an extensive appendix of other materials that have depicted the legendary swordsman over the centuries.-Publisher’s Weekly Additional Film suggestion: Samurai Trilogy:Musashi Miyamoto Criterion Collection

Tuesday November 11, 2014
     Library Closed - Veterans Day  
    The library will be Closed today in observance of Veterans Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, November 12th.

Wednesday December 3, 2014
   7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM History's Game of Thrones Book Club  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-833-5585   brunis@einetwork.net
    Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan’s foremost stylists-a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humor. ‘Rashomon’ and the ‘Bamboo Grove’ inspired Kurosawa’s magnificent film and depict a past in which morality is turned upside down, while tales such as ‘the Nose‘, ‘O-Gin’, and ‘Loyalty’ paint a rich and imaginative picture of a medieval Japan peopled by Shoguns and priests, vagrants and peasants. – Amazon. Additional Film suggestion: Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa Criterion Collection

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