Peters Township Public Library

Opening books, doors and minds for over 60 years


LIBRARY HOURS
Monday through Thursday:  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Monday November 29, 2021
Tuesday November 30, 2021
 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Mystery Book Club for Adults

Last Tuesday of the Month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The book for discussion will be The Searcher by Tanya French. This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Last Tuesday of the Month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The book for discussion will be The Searcher by Tanya French. This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday December 1, 2021
 
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9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Coloring & Classics Club

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday December 2, 2021
 
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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jigsaw Puzzle Drop Off

Drop off your puzzles for adults in the lobby (limit 5) in the original box, in good condition, with all the pieces. Please put a rubber band around each box. You will receive a Trading Day ticket for each puzzle dropped off. 

Return on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with your Trading Day tickets and pick out your puzzles to take home!

LOCATION: Main Lobby

Drop off your puzzles for adults in the lobby (limit 5) in the original box, in good condition, with all the pieces. Please put a rubber band around each box. You will receive a Trading Day ticket for each puzzle dropped off. 

Return on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with your Trading Day tickets and pick out your puzzles to take home!

LOCATION: Main Lobby

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gift Wrapping Service

Let us help relieve some of your holiday stress! We welcome you to bring your holiday gifts (up to 3 per day) to be wrapped for FREE by our teen volunteers. Bring in your small to medium-sized boxed items, and we will take care of the rest. We ask that you “pay it forward” by bringing a non-perishable donation for our local food bank. 

LOCATION: Teen Room

Let us help relieve some of your holiday stress! We welcome you to bring your holiday gifts (up to 3 per day) to be wrapped for FREE by our teen volunteers. Bring in your small to medium-sized boxed items, and we will take care of the rest. We ask that you “pay it forward” by bringing a non-perishable donation for our local food bank. 

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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7:00 PM
PTPL VolunTEEN Board

For Grades 7 and up
The library is now accepting teen volunteers. Meet with Ms. Shannon every month in the Teen Room to help plan events and prepare for library activities. Weekly and special volunteers are also needed. Attendance at one monthly VolunTEEN Board meeting (either the first Thursday or the first Saturday) is required to serve as a library volunteer. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 28 spaces available.

For Grades 7 and up
The library is now accepting teen volunteers. Meet with Ms. Shannon every month in the Teen Room to help plan events and prepare for library activities. Weekly and special volunteers are also needed. Attendance at one monthly VolunTEEN Board meeting (either the first Thursday or the first Saturday) is required to serve as a library volunteer. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 28 spaces available.

Friday December 3, 2021
 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jigsaw Puzzle Drop Off

Drop off your puzzles for adults in the lobby (limit 5) in the original box, in good condition, with all the pieces. Please put a rubber band around each box. You will receive a Trading Day ticket for each puzzle dropped off. 

Return on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with your Trading Day tickets and pick out your puzzles to take home!

LOCATION: Main Lobby

Drop off your puzzles for adults in the lobby (limit 5) in the original box, in good condition, with all the pieces. Please put a rubber band around each box. You will receive a Trading Day ticket for each puzzle dropped off. 

Return on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with your Trading Day tickets and pick out your puzzles to take home!

LOCATION: Main Lobby

Saturday December 4, 2021
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

Persons who dropped off puzzles for adults in the lobby this week - return on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with your Trading Day tickets and pick out your puzzles to take home!

LOCATION: Main Lobby

Persons who dropped off puzzles for adults in the lobby this week - return on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with your Trading Day tickets and pick out your puzzles to take home!

LOCATION: Main Lobby

 
 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Elf on the Shelf Storytime

Join Ms. Shannon for a story, craft, treat, and movie as we kick off the Elf on the Shelf season. After the program, visit the Youth Services Department to hunt for the elf! Discover what he is reading and enter a drawing for a gift basket. Registration is required. Limited to 15 children. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join Ms. Shannon for a story, craft, treat, and movie as we kick off the Elf on the Shelf season. After the program, visit the Youth Services Department to hunt for the elf! Discover what he is reading and enter a drawing for a gift basket. Registration is required. Limited to 15 children. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM
PTPL VolunTEEN Board

For Grades 7 and up
The library is now accepting teen volunteers. Meet with Ms. Shannon every month in the Teen Room to help plan events and prepare for library activities. Weekly and special volunteers are also needed. Attendance at one monthly VolunTEEN Board meeting (either the first Thursday or the first Saturday) is required to serve as a library volunteer. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

For Grades 7 and up
The library is now accepting teen volunteers. Meet with Ms. Shannon every month in the Teen Room to help plan events and prepare for library activities. Weekly and special volunteers are also needed. Attendance at one monthly VolunTEEN Board meeting (either the first Thursday or the first Saturday) is required to serve as a library volunteer. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gift Wrapping Service

Let us help relieve some of your holiday stress! We welcome you to bring your holiday gifts (up to 3 per day) to be wrapped for FREE by our teen volunteers. Bring in your small to medium-sized boxed items, and we will take care of the rest. We ask that you “pay it forward” by bringing a non-perishable donation for our local food bank. 

LOCATION: Teen Room

Let us help relieve some of your holiday stress! We welcome you to bring your holiday gifts (up to 3 per day) to be wrapped for FREE by our teen volunteers. Bring in your small to medium-sized boxed items, and we will take care of the rest. We ask that you “pay it forward” by bringing a non-perishable donation for our local food bank. 

LOCATION: Teen Room

Sunday December 5, 2021
Monday December 6, 2021
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Streaming Holiday Music with Freegal

Library service Freegal offers free access to 15 million+ songs and music videos, adding new music daily. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach you how to download or stream Holiday music using this service. Freegal is free but does require a Peters Township library card number. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below.  You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 10 spaces available.

Library service Freegal offers free access to 15 million+ songs and music videos, adding new music daily. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach you how to download or stream Holiday music using this service. Freegal is free but does require a Peters Township library card number. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below.  You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Family Ornament Night

Make unique holiday ornaments for the whole family with Ms. Linda. Add some sparkle to your season! Registration is required. Limited to 15 children. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Make unique holiday ornaments for the whole family with Ms. Linda. Add some sparkle to your season! Registration is required. Limited to 15 children. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Tuesday December 7, 2021
 
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11:00 AM
Book Babies

Suggested for ages Birth to 15 months
Have fun with Ms. Patty and giggle with your precious baby from the comfort of your home. We will listen and dance together to your favorite childhood songs. Registration is required using the button below. Only registered participants will receive directions via email to access the scheduled videos.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Suggested for ages Birth to 15 months
Have fun with Ms. Patty and giggle with your precious baby from the comfort of your home. We will listen and dance together to your favorite childhood songs. Registration is required using the button below. Only registered participants will receive directions via email to access the scheduled videos.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM


 
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11:00 AM
Mother Goose Storytime

Suggested for ages 1 to 2 ½ years
Moms and Dads! Spend some quality time in your home with your little one. You and your child will sing and work on fine and gross motor skills with Ms. Patty's help. Registration is required using the button below. Only registered participants will receive directions via email to access the scheduled videos. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Suggested for ages 1 to 2 ½ years
Moms and Dads! Spend some quality time in your home with your little one. You and your child will sing and work on fine and gross motor skills with Ms. Patty's help. Registration is required using the button below. Only registered participants will receive directions via email to access the scheduled videos. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
TweenMade

For Grades 4 to 6
Winter Wonderland Book Nooks.  What's a Book Nook? It's a slice of magic tucked right into your bookshelves, along with your other books! Think of it as a vertical diorama, complete with lights and a miniature scene of your own creating. We'll be making a winter-themed book nook at this workshop, perfect for the holidays! Registration is required. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

For Grades 4 to 6
Winter Wonderland Book Nooks.  What's a Book Nook? It's a slice of magic tucked right into your bookshelves, along with your other books! Think of it as a vertical diorama, complete with lights and a miniature scene of your own creating. We'll be making a winter-themed book nook at this workshop, perfect for the holidays! Registration is required. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TeenMade

For Grades 7 to 12
Winter Wonderland Book Nooks.  What's a Book Nook? It's a slice of magic tucked right into your bookshelves, along with your other books! Think of it as a vertical diorama, complete with lights and a miniature scene of your own creating. We'll be making a winter-themed book nook at this workshop, perfect for the holidays! Registration is required. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 10 spaces available.

For Grades 7 to 12
Winter Wonderland Book Nooks.  What's a Book Nook? It's a slice of magic tucked right into your bookshelves, along with your other books! Think of it as a vertical diorama, complete with lights and a miniature scene of your own creating. We'll be making a winter-themed book nook at this workshop, perfect for the holidays! Registration is required. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Jubilee Ringers

For all ages
Join us for a relaxing hour of beautiful holiday bell music presented by the Jubilee Ringers of Trinity United Methodist Church. You must register in advance to reserve your seat. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Main Lobby

For all ages
Join us for a relaxing hour of beautiful holiday bell music presented by the Jubilee Ringers of Trinity United Methodist Church. You must register in advance to reserve your seat. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Main Lobby


Wednesday December 8, 2021
 
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9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Coloring & Classics Club

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Make a Mug Workshop

Learn how to design and produce your own custom designed Winter or Holiday-themed mug. Participants will get to take home one mug each. Due to the equipment used, this program is limited to Adult patrons only. Registration is required. Limited to 4 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Makerspace

Learn how to design and produce your own custom designed Winter or Holiday-themed mug. Participants will get to take home one mug each. Due to the equipment used, this program is limited to Adult patrons only. Registration is required. Limited to 4 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Makerspace


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Evening Book Club for Adults

Second Wednesday of the Month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information. Book for discussion: Amelia: A Life of the Aviation Legend by Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 13 spaces available.

Second Wednesday of the Month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information. Book for discussion: Amelia: A Life of the Aviation Legend by Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Lensshooters Photo CLub

2nd Wednesday of the Month from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. Registration is required. All levels of experience are welcome to this monthly photography club. Share your photos with friends and learn different techniques from various speakersMasks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 44 spaces available.

2nd Wednesday of the Month from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. Registration is required. All levels of experience are welcome to this monthly photography club. Share your photos with friends and learn different techniques from various speakersMasks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 44 spaces available.

Thursday December 9, 2021
 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween Writing Group

For Grades 4 to 6
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommended masks at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 11 spaces available.

For Grades 4 to 6
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommended masks at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Crochet Club

Second Thursday of the Month. 
All levels of crocheters are welcome to our monthly Crochet Club. Bring your own projects, or come learn how to make a few stitches with friends. Knitters welcome too! Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Second Thursday of the Month. 
All levels of crocheters are welcome to our monthly Crochet Club. Bring your own projects, or come learn how to make a few stitches with friends. Knitters welcome too! Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Carbs Make You Gain Weight and Other Nutrition Myths

Join registered dietician Leslie Bonci via Zoom as she shares nutrition myths and helps sort out facts from fiction. The abundance of nutrition misinformation can enrage rather than engage us in our quest to create a healthy selfie. Food elimination without justification can have unintended health consequences, and food choices should be something to cheer for, not fear. Let’s ditch the untrue and switch to a focus on choosing foods that work for you. Please register at ptlib.org/nutrition to receive the Zoom Invitation. If you do not have access to a computer or Zoom and want to attend this program, please contact Sydney Krawiec at 724-941-9430 ext. 3260.

Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, is a registered dietitian, a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, the owner of Active Eating Advice- be fit, fed, fearless, and co-founder of Performance365. Her clients include The National Dairy Council, California Prune Board, Douglas Labs, Gatorade, Kelloggs, Potatoes USA, The National Peanut Board, Produce for Better Health, Sodexo, The Mushroom Council, and the Wonderfuls Brands. She is currently the sports nutrition consultant for the 2020 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Her company Performance 365 provided the sports nutrition services for the inaugural season of the XFL and also the new FCF league.

Leslie received her undergraduate degree in Biopsychology from Vassar College, her Masters in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her dietetic internship at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Leslie was the director of sports nutrition at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine for 16 years. Leslie is an adjunct instructor in dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches in Pitt’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Athletic Training program at Duquesne University.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Join registered dietician Leslie Bonci via Zoom as she shares nutrition myths and helps sort out facts from fiction. The abundance of nutrition misinformation can enrage rather than engage us in our quest to create a healthy selfie. Food elimination without justification can have unintended health consequences, and food choices should be something to cheer for, not fear. Let’s ditch the untrue and switch to a focus on choosing foods that work for you. Please register at ptlib.org/nutrition to receive the Zoom Invitation. If you do not have access to a computer or Zoom and want to attend this program, please contact Sydney Krawiec at 724-941-9430 ext. 3260.

Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, is a registered dietitian, a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, the owner of Active Eating Advice- be fit, fed, fearless, and co-founder of Performance365. Her clients include The National Dairy Council, California Prune Board, Douglas Labs, Gatorade, Kelloggs, Potatoes USA, The National Peanut Board, Produce for Better Health, Sodexo, The Mushroom Council, and the Wonderfuls Brands. She is currently the sports nutrition consultant for the 2020 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Her company Performance 365 provided the sports nutrition services for the inaugural season of the XFL and also the new FCF league.

Leslie received her undergraduate degree in Biopsychology from Vassar College, her Masters in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her dietetic internship at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Leslie was the director of sports nutrition at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine for 16 years. Leslie is an adjunct instructor in dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches in Pitt’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Athletic Training program at Duquesne University.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Writing Group

For Grades 7 to 12
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 12 spaces available.

For Grades 7 to 12
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday December 10, 2021
Saturday December 11, 2021
 
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10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
PAWS for Reading

One of our beloved programs is back! Children can gain confidence and get excited about reading to a registered therapy dog. To register in advance for a 20-minute time slot, call 724.941.9430 #3 or visit the Youth Services Desk. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

One of our beloved programs is back! Children can gain confidence and get excited about reading to a registered therapy dog. To register in advance for a 20-minute time slot, call 724.941.9430 #3 or visit the Youth Services Desk. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

Sunday December 12, 2021
Monday December 13, 2021
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Streaming Holiday Movies with Kanopy

Library service Kanopy allows you to stream new and popular films, classics, and documentaries on your computer or device. IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach you how to access the service and spotlight some of the collection’s holiday highlights. Kanopy is free but does require a Peters Township library card number. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below. You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 12 spaces available.

Library service Kanopy allows you to stream new and popular films, classics, and documentaries on your computer or device. IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach you how to access the service and spotlight some of the collection’s holiday highlights. Kanopy is free but does require a Peters Township library card number. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below. You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday December 14, 2021
 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Roots Genealogy Club

Second Tuesday of the Month, 1 to 3 p.m. Share resources, information, and methods for exploring your family’s history. All are welcome. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Second Tuesday of the Month, 1 to 3 p.m. Share resources, information, and methods for exploring your family’s history. All are welcome. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Victorian Holiday Traditions with the Frick

When was the first Christmas card sent? Why did many people keep a bucket of water near their Christmas tree? Explore the origins of these and many other Victorian holiday traditions with The Frick in this virtual program.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom Link for this program. Register at ptlib.org/victorian. If you or someone you know cannot join us on Zoom from home, please email Sydney Krawiec or call 724.941.9430 ext. 3260. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

When was the first Christmas card sent? Why did many people keep a bucket of water near their Christmas tree? Explore the origins of these and many other Victorian holiday traditions with The Frick in this virtual program.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom Link for this program. Register at ptlib.org/victorian. If you or someone you know cannot join us on Zoom from home, please email Sydney Krawiec or call 724.941.9430 ext. 3260. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Wednesday December 15, 2021
 
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9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Coloring & Classics Club

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Book Club for Adults

Third Wednesday of the Month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
PLANNING MEETING Come with your suggestions as we plan our Spring and Summer Reads! We prefer titles that are available in paperback and less than 300 pages.
This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 14 spaces available.

Third Wednesday of the Month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
PLANNING MEETING Come with your suggestions as we plan our Spring and Summer Reads! We prefer titles that are available in paperback and less than 300 pages.
This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Make a Mug Workshop

Learn how to design and produce your own custom designed Winter or Holiday-themed mug. Participants will get to take home one mug each. Due to the equipment used, this program is limited to Adult patrons only. Registration is required. Limited to 4 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Makerspace

Learn how to design and produce your own custom designed Winter or Holiday-themed mug. Participants will get to take home one mug each. Due to the equipment used, this program is limited to Adult patrons only. Registration is required. Limited to 4 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Makerspace


Thursday December 16, 2021
 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Tween Book Club

For ages 9 to 13
Ms. Linda will be meeting you in the library for this book discussion! The first five Tweens that register will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.
Join the discussion of The Christmas Genie by Dan Gutman.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 7 spaces available.

For ages 9 to 13
Ms. Linda will be meeting you in the library for this book discussion! The first five Tweens that register will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.
Join the discussion of The Christmas Genie by Dan Gutman.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Teen Shadow and Bone Book Club

For Grades 7 and up
Last Thursday of the Month
Join Ms. Shannon and your friends in the Teen Room to read or reread the books that inspired the popular Netflix series. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.The first five teens to register will receive a free copy of the book! Limited to 12 participants. We will be discussing Six of Crows.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 11 spaces available.

For Grades 7 and up
Last Thursday of the Month
Join Ms. Shannon and your friends in the Teen Room to read or reread the books that inspired the popular Netflix series. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.The first five teens to register will receive a free copy of the book! Limited to 12 participants. We will be discussing Six of Crows.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 11 spaces available.

Friday December 17, 2021
Saturday December 18, 2021
Sunday December 19, 2021
Monday December 20, 2021
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Winter & Holiday Craft Ideas with CreativeBug

CreativeBug offers over 1,000 free online arts and crafts workshops. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will demonstrate how to use this free resource and highlight several winter and holiday crafts. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below.  You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 9 spaces available.

CreativeBug offers over 1,000 free online arts and crafts workshops. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will demonstrate how to use this free resource and highlight several winter and holiday crafts. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below.  You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM
Tween Maker Monday

Grades 4 to 6
Maker spaces are collaborative spaces where students can gather, get creative with DIY projects, and invent new ones while sharing ideas. Decompress after school by hanging out with friends in this student-led creative time. Each month Ms. Linda will feature something different. Snacks included! Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Grades 4 to 6
Maker spaces are collaborative spaces where students can gather, get creative with DIY projects, and invent new ones while sharing ideas. Decompress after school by hanging out with friends in this student-led creative time. Each month Ms. Linda will feature something different. Snacks included! Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Tuesday December 21, 2021
 
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6:30 PM
Chess with a Champion

For Grades 1 to 6
Mr. Pete, our local Chess Champion, is back and ready to share the basics of how to play chess in person! He will be sharing basic chess play techniques and skills to make your game even better. A library staff member will be assisting Mr. Pete during each session. Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. REGISTER using the button below. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

For Grades 1 to 6
Mr. Pete, our local Chess Champion, is back and ready to share the basics of how to play chess in person! He will be sharing basic chess play techniques and skills to make your game even better. A library staff member will be assisting Mr. Pete during each session. Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. REGISTER using the button below. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Stamp Club

Third Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
New members are always welcome to come and share stamps and peruse the collections of other philatelist. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Third Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
New members are always welcome to come and share stamps and peruse the collections of other philatelist. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday December 22, 2021
 
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9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Coloring & Classics Club

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday December 23, 2021
Friday December 24, 2021
Saturday December 25, 2021
Sunday December 26, 2021
Monday December 27, 2021
 
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6:30 PM
Family Lego Night

Visit Ms. Linda in the library and build Legos together as a family! We will share some challenges, and your creations will be displayed in the library following the event. Registration is required. Limited to 10 families. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 2 spaces available.

Visit Ms. Linda in the library and build Legos together as a family! We will share some challenges, and your creations will be displayed in the library following the event. Registration is required. Limited to 10 families. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

There are 2 spaces available.

Tuesday December 28, 2021
Wednesday December 29, 2021
 
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9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Coloring & Classics Club

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
World War II Discussion Group

Last Wednesday of the Month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A monthly discussion series featuring topics about World War II. New members always welcome. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Last Wednesday of the Month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A monthly discussion series featuring topics about World War II. New members always welcome. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday December 30, 2021
Friday December 31, 2021
Saturday January 1, 2022
Sunday January 2, 2022
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10:00 AM
New Month, New Books

Watch Ms. Linda at the beginning of each month as she reveals some new books for children, tweens, and teens in the Youth Services department. You will find them in our "green dot" section with other new titles. Videos will be posted on the PTPL Youth Services Facebook page, or watch them when convenient for you on the library’s YouTube channel.  

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Watch Ms. Linda at the beginning of each month as she reveals some new books for children, tweens, and teens in the Youth Services department. You will find them in our "green dot" section with other new titles. Videos will be posted on the PTPL Youth Services Facebook page, or watch them when convenient for you on the library’s YouTube channel.  

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Monday January 3, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Languages with Mango

If learning a new language is your New Year’s resolution, you’re in luck! Mango offers comprehensive lessons on over 70 world languages.  You will learn how to create an account, navigate the Mango website and app, and start learning a new language from IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below. You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 15 spaces available.

If learning a new language is your New Year’s resolution, you’re in luck! Mango offers comprehensive lessons on over 70 world languages.  You will learn how to create an account, navigate the Mango website and app, and start learning a new language from IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below. You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 15 spaces available.

Tuesday January 4, 2022
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Bingo for Adults

Have some fun playing everyone's favorite game -- BINGO! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for Bingo and other games with Michelle from Senior Life Washington. Prizes for winners and fun for all!
Registration is required to reserve your spot. Register online or call the library. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Have some fun playing everyone's favorite game -- BINGO! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for Bingo and other games with Michelle from Senior Life Washington. Prizes for winners and fun for all!
Registration is required to reserve your spot. Register online or call the library. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday January 6, 2022
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7:00 PM
PTPL VolunTEEN Board

For Grades 7 and up
The library is now accepting teen volunteers. Meet with Ms. Shannon every month in the Teen Room to help plan events and prepare for library activities. Weekly and special volunteers are also needed. Attendance at one monthly VolunTEEN Board meeting (either the first Thursday or the first Saturday) is required to serve as a library volunteer. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

For Grades 7 and up
The library is now accepting teen volunteers. Meet with Ms. Shannon every month in the Teen Room to help plan events and prepare for library activities. Weekly and special volunteers are also needed. Attendance at one monthly VolunTEEN Board meeting (either the first Thursday or the first Saturday) is required to serve as a library volunteer. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room


Saturday January 8, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
PAWS for Reading

One of our beloved programs is back! Children can gain confidence and get excited about reading to a registered therapy dog. To register in advance for a 20-minute time slot, call 724.941.9430 #3 or visit the Youth Services Desk. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

One of our beloved programs is back! Children can gain confidence and get excited about reading to a registered therapy dog. To register in advance for a 20-minute time slot, call 724.941.9430 #3 or visit the Youth Services Desk. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

 
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11:00 AM
PTPL VolunTEEN Board

For Grades 7 and up
The library is now accepting teen volunteers. Meet with Ms. Shannon every month in the Teen Room to help plan events and prepare for library activities. Weekly and special volunteers are also needed. Attendance at one monthly VolunTEEN Board meeting (either the first Thursday or the first Saturday) is required to serve as a library volunteer. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

For Grades 7 and up
The library is now accepting teen volunteers. Meet with Ms. Shannon every month in the Teen Room to help plan events and prepare for library activities. Weekly and special volunteers are also needed. Attendance at one monthly VolunTEEN Board meeting (either the first Thursday or the first Saturday) is required to serve as a library volunteer. Registration is required. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room


Monday January 10, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Borrowing eBooks with OverDrive

Did you know the Library’s OverDrive collection offers thousands of free eBooks and audiobooks? IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach how to borrow them and enjoy on your device. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below. You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 14 spaces available.

Did you know the Library’s OverDrive collection offers thousands of free eBooks and audiobooks? IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach how to borrow them and enjoy on your device. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below. You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday January 11, 2022
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11:00 AM
Book Babies

Suggested for ages Birth to 15 months
Have fun with Ms. Patty and giggle with your precious baby from the comfort of your home. We will listen and dance together to your favorite childhood songs. Registration is required using the button below. Only registered participants will receive directions via email to access the scheduled videos.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Suggested for ages Birth to 15 months
Have fun with Ms. Patty and giggle with your precious baby from the comfort of your home. We will listen and dance together to your favorite childhood songs. Registration is required using the button below. Only registered participants will receive directions via email to access the scheduled videos.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM


 
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11:00 AM
Mother Goose Storytime

Suggested for ages 1 to 2 ½ years
Moms and Dads! Spend some quality time in your home with your little one. You and your child will sing and work on fine and gross motor skills with Ms. Patty's help. Registration is required using the button below. Only registered participants will receive directions via email to access the scheduled videos. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Suggested for ages 1 to 2 ½ years
Moms and Dads! Spend some quality time in your home with your little one. You and your child will sing and work on fine and gross motor skills with Ms. Patty's help. Registration is required using the button below. Only registered participants will receive directions via email to access the scheduled videos. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM


 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Roots Genealogy Club

Second Tuesday of the Month, 1 to 3 p.m. Share resources, information, and methods for exploring your family’s history. All are welcome. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Second Tuesday of the Month, 1 to 3 p.m. Share resources, information, and methods for exploring your family’s history. All are welcome. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday January 12, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Intro to Microsoft Word

Learn the basics of operating Microsoft Word to compose written documents from IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of computer operation before attending this course. Registration is required. Limited to 6 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Patron Computers, 2nd Fl
There are 4 spaces available.

Learn the basics of operating Microsoft Word to compose written documents from IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of computer operation before attending this course. Registration is required. Limited to 6 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Patron Computers, 2nd Fl

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Evening Book Club for Adults

Second Wednesday of the Month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information. Book for discussion: The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 14 spaces available.

Second Wednesday of the Month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information. Book for discussion: The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Lensshooters Photo CLub

2nd Wednesday of the Month from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 49 spaces available.

2nd Wednesday of the Month from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 49 spaces available.

Thursday January 13, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween Writing Group

For Grades 4 to 6
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommended masks at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 9 spaces available.

For Grades 4 to 6
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommended masks at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Crochet Club

Second Thursday of the Month. 
All levels of crocheters are welcome to our monthly Crochet Club. Bring your own projects, or come learn how to make a few stitches with friends. Knitters welcome too! Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Second Thursday of the Month. 
All levels of crocheters are welcome to our monthly Crochet Club. Bring your own projects, or come learn how to make a few stitches with friends. Knitters welcome too! Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
This Land of Snow with Author Anders Morley

Come along on an adventure into the depths of a northern winter with author Anders Morley as he presents his book This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter, the story of his four-month journey through the wilds of northwestern Canada on cross-country skis. More than just a tale of adventure, the book is a meditation on the coldest season and on the approach of mid-life, which Booklist's Brenda Barrera has called "a captivating memoir" and "an eloquent ode to the harsh beauty of winter." Morley will discuss and share anecdotes from his journey, read from his book, and show photographs from along the way.

Please register at ptlib.org/snow. If you do not have access to a computer or Zoom and want to attend this program, please contact Sydney Krawiec at 724-941-9430 ext. 3260.

A dual-citizen of the US and Canada, Anders Morley grew up in New Hampshire and began skiing at age five. After earning a master's degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he settled in Italy, where he worked as a translator and English teacher and explored the Alps in his free time. He regularly contributes to New Hampshire Magazine. His work has appeared in various other publications, including The Globe and Mail, Northern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. Morley lives in northern New Hampshire.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Come along on an adventure into the depths of a northern winter with author Anders Morley as he presents his book This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter, the story of his four-month journey through the wilds of northwestern Canada on cross-country skis. More than just a tale of adventure, the book is a meditation on the coldest season and on the approach of mid-life, which Booklist's Brenda Barrera has called "a captivating memoir" and "an eloquent ode to the harsh beauty of winter." Morley will discuss and share anecdotes from his journey, read from his book, and show photographs from along the way.

Please register at ptlib.org/snow. If you do not have access to a computer or Zoom and want to attend this program, please contact Sydney Krawiec at 724-941-9430 ext. 3260.

A dual-citizen of the US and Canada, Anders Morley grew up in New Hampshire and began skiing at age five. After earning a master's degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he settled in Italy, where he worked as a translator and English teacher and explored the Alps in his free time. He regularly contributes to New Hampshire Magazine. His work has appeared in various other publications, including The Globe and Mail, Northern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. Morley lives in northern New Hampshire.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Writing Group

For Grades 7 to 12
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 12 spaces available.

For Grades 7 to 12
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday January 14, 2022
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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Binge-Watch

For Grades 7 to 12
No School! Join us for a marathon of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We will be serving popcorn and drinks. Registration is required. Limited to 20 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 20 spaces available.

For Grades 7 to 12
No School! Join us for a marathon of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We will be serving popcorn and drinks. Registration is required. Limited to 20 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Monday January 17, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gale Courses Tour

Learn something new in 2022! Gale Courses offers dozens of free instructor-led classes on a variety of software, business, and artistic topics.  IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will explain how to enroll in a class and give a tour of the wide range of courses to choose from.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below.  You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 12 spaces available.

Learn something new in 2022! Gale Courses offers dozens of free instructor-led classes on a variety of software, business, and artistic topics.  IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will explain how to enroll in a class and give a tour of the wide range of courses to choose from.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below.  You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM
Tween Maker Monday

Grades 4 to 6
Maker spaces are collaborative spaces where students can gather, get creative with DIY projects, and invent new ones while sharing ideas. Decompress after school by hanging out with friends in this student-led creative time. Each month Ms. Linda will feature something different. Snacks included! Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 7 spaces available.

Grades 4 to 6
Maker spaces are collaborative spaces where students can gather, get creative with DIY projects, and invent new ones while sharing ideas. Decompress after school by hanging out with friends in this student-led creative time. Each month Ms. Linda will feature something different. Snacks included! Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

There are 7 spaces available.

Tuesday January 18, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Stamp Club

Third Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Third Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday January 19, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Book Club for Adults

Third Wednesday of the Month
Jan. 19: The Overstory by Richard Powers
This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs. 

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 14 spaces available.

Third Wednesday of the Month
Jan. 19: The Overstory by Richard Powers
This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs. 

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What to Keep? Organizing Your Life for the Years Ahead

Organizing, downsizing, transitioning, aging-in-place ... what do they all have in common?

Decision-making, prioritizing, and taking action on those choices takes time. Jill Yesko, Certified Professional Organizer and owner of Discover Organizing, shares her best tips on not just decluttering, but creating a home filled with what brings you happiness. Whether you are downsizing or just want to live a less cluttered life, this presentation will help you to prioritize your possessions and simplify your life! By deciding what we want to keep first, we can let go of the things that no longer serve us. 

Registration is required to reserve your seat for this in-person program. 

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 50 spaces available.

Organizing, downsizing, transitioning, aging-in-place ... what do they all have in common?

Decision-making, prioritizing, and taking action on those choices takes time. Jill Yesko, Certified Professional Organizer and owner of Discover Organizing, shares her best tips on not just decluttering, but creating a home filled with what brings you happiness. Whether you are downsizing or just want to live a less cluttered life, this presentation will help you to prioritize your possessions and simplify your life! By deciding what we want to keep first, we can let go of the things that no longer serve us. 

Registration is required to reserve your seat for this in-person program. 

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

There are 50 spaces available.

Saturday January 22, 2022
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Preschool-A-Palooza

For all ages
Finding the right preschool for your child is an exciting but sometimes stressful task. To help you gather the information you need all in one place to make the best choice, the library will host our annual preschool fair. Representatives from area preschools and daycares will be available to answer all of your questions. No registration is needed. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

For all ages
Finding the right preschool for your child is an exciting but sometimes stressful task. To help you gather the information you need all in one place to make the best choice, the library will host our annual preschool fair. Representatives from area preschools and daycares will be available to answer all of your questions. No registration is needed. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

Monday January 24, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Intro to LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking platform. Millions use it to connect with co-workers, clients, business partners, and potential employees & employers. Learn how to create a profile and how to use the platform to boost your career success from IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below. You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 15 spaces available.

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking platform. Millions use it to connect with co-workers, clients, business partners, and potential employees & employers. Learn how to create a profile and how to use the platform to boost your career success from IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below. You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 15 spaces available.

Tuesday January 25, 2022
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Mystery Book Club for Adults

Last Tuesday of the Month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The book for discussion will be The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah. This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 13 spaces available.

Last Tuesday of the Month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The book for discussion will be The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah. This book club will meet in person, but also have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Please call Sydney Krawiec at 724.941.9430 Ext. 3260 for more information.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Writing Group

For Grades 7 to 12
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 12 spaces available.

For Grades 7 to 12
Do you create fantastic worlds inside your head? Maybe you scribble short stories or craft poems or love to journal? Whether you’ve been writing for years, or always wanted to start but didn’t know where, our brand-new PTPL writing club is for you! Join Ms. Beth to learn more about the craft of creative writing, discover writing resources, and find inspiration and community with a group of peer writers. Bring a pen or pencil and paper. Register using the button below. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday January 26, 2022
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
World War II Discussion Group

Last Wednesday of the Month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A monthly discussion series featuring topics about World War II. New members always welcome. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Last Wednesday of the Month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A monthly discussion series featuring topics about World War II. New members always welcome. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Intro to Microsoft Excel

Learn the basics of operating Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets from IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of computer operation before attending this course. Limited to 6 participants. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Patron Computers, 2nd Fl
There are 5 spaces available.

Learn the basics of operating Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets from IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of computer operation before attending this course. Limited to 6 participants. Registration is required. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Patron Computers, 2nd Fl

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday January 27, 2022
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Tween Book Club

For ages 9 to 13
Ms. Linda will be meeting you in the library for this book discussion! The first five Tweens that register will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.
Join the discussion of The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 10 spaces available.

For ages 9 to 13
Ms. Linda will be meeting you in the library for this book discussion! The first five Tweens that register will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Limited to 12 participants. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.
Join the discussion of The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Teen Shadow and Bone Book Club

For Grades 7 and up
Last Thursday of the Month
Join Ms. Shannon and your friends in the Teen Room to read or reread the books that inspired the popular Netflix series. Registration is required. The first five teens to register will receive a free copy of the book! Limited to 12 participants. 
We will be discussing Crooked Kingdom.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are 12 spaces available.

For Grades 7 and up
Last Thursday of the Month
Join Ms. Shannon and your friends in the Teen Room to read or reread the books that inspired the popular Netflix series. Registration is required. The first five teens to register will receive a free copy of the book! Limited to 12 participants. 
We will be discussing Crooked Kingdom.

LOCATION: Teen Room

There are 12 spaces available.

Monday January 31, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Find Your Next Great Read - Novelist & Goodreads

Did you resolve to read more books in 2022 but are struggling to find ones you like? Join IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy and learn to find recommendations using library service NoveList and the Goodreads website. You’ll never be without a good read again! Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below.  You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 13 spaces available.

Did you resolve to read more books in 2022 but are struggling to find ones you like? Join IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy and learn to find recommendations using library service NoveList and the Goodreads website. You’ll never be without a good read again! Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER using the button below.  You will be emailed the Zoom meeting invitation one business day before the class.  Participants must be registered at least 1 hour before the program begins to receive the Zoom Link.

This program is offered via Zoom. Because the staff member facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also join a test meeting to learn more about using Zoom. For more in-depth instructions, please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 13 spaces available.

Tuesday February 1, 2022
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Bingo for Adults

Have some fun playing everyone's favorite game -- BINGO! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for Bingo and other games with Michelle from Senior Life Washington. Prizes for winners and fun for all!
Registration is required to reserve your spot. Register online or call the library. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 20 spaces available.

Have some fun playing everyone's favorite game -- BINGO! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for Bingo and other games with Michelle from Senior Life Washington. Prizes for winners and fun for all!
Registration is required to reserve your spot. Register online or call the library. We highly recommend masks for all in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday February 3, 2022
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7:00 PM
The Strangest Season with Author Jim O'Brien

The Coronavirus pandemic hit hard and affected every aspect of our lives, from sports to politics and religion. Local author Jim O'Brien will share stories about Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania, national figures and events, and how the healthcare, hospitalizations, and deaths impacted and forever changed the world of sports. Copies of his book The Strangest Season - The Pittsburgh Scene 2020-2021 will be available for purchase at this program. Registration is required to attend this program.

Pittsburgh sports author Jim O'Brien has written 29 books in his "Pittsburgh Proud" series. He is on the advisory board for the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh and inducted into the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. O’Brien was given the Bob Prince Award for his journalism efforts and the David L. Lawrence Award for "promoting Pittsburgh in a positive manner on a national level" from Vectors. The Pittsburgh chapter of the Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame has cited Jim O’Brien as a “Legend.”

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 49 spaces available.

The Coronavirus pandemic hit hard and affected every aspect of our lives, from sports to politics and religion. Local author Jim O'Brien will share stories about Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania, national figures and events, and how the healthcare, hospitalizations, and deaths impacted and forever changed the world of sports. Copies of his book The Strangest Season - The Pittsburgh Scene 2020-2021 will be available for purchase at this program. Registration is required to attend this program.

Pittsburgh sports author Jim O'Brien has written 29 books in his "Pittsburgh Proud" series. He is on the advisory board for the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh and inducted into the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. O’Brien was given the Bob Prince Award for his journalism efforts and the David L. Lawrence Award for "promoting Pittsburgh in a positive manner on a national level" from Vectors. The Pittsburgh chapter of the Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame has cited Jim O’Brien as a “Legend.”

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

There are 49 spaces available.

Monday February 21, 2022
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4:00 PM
Tween Maker Monday

Grades 4 to 6
Maker spaces are collaborative spaces where students can gather, get creative with DIY projects, and invent new ones while sharing ideas. Decompress after school by hanging out with friends in this student-led creative time. Each month Ms. Linda will feature something different. Snacks included! Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 7 spaces available.

Grades 4 to 6
Maker spaces are collaborative spaces where students can gather, get creative with DIY projects, and invent new ones while sharing ideas. Decompress after school by hanging out with friends in this student-led creative time. Each month Ms. Linda will feature something different. Snacks included! Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

There are 7 spaces available.

Monday March 21, 2022
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4:00 PM
Tween Maker Monday

Grades 4 to 6
Maker spaces are collaborative spaces where students can gather, get creative with DIY projects, and invent new ones while sharing ideas. Decompress after school by hanging out with friends in this student-led creative time. Each month Ms. Linda will feature something different. Snacks included! Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 7 spaces available.

Grades 4 to 6
Maker spaces are collaborative spaces where students can gather, get creative with DIY projects, and invent new ones while sharing ideas. Decompress after school by hanging out with friends in this student-led creative time. Each month Ms. Linda will feature something different. Snacks included! Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. Masks are highly recommended at in-person programs.

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor

There are 7 spaces available.


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