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Celebrate Earth Day This Weekend

The library is hosting an event on Sunday—complete with Scott Blasey reading 'The Lorax,' a movie, activities, 'green' giveaways and more.

Make a seed necklace, listen to a celebrity storytime, join in a family sing-a-long and learn how to live a "greener" life at Celebrate Earth Day 2012 at the on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The afternoon of family-friendly activities are being hosted by the library’s GO Green Club.

Kicking off the day’s events at 1 p.m. will be a celebrity storytime with Scott Blasey, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the Pittsburgh-based rock band, "The Clarks." Blasey will read "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss, followed by a family sing-a-long. Immediately following, those attending can spend their afternoon learning how to live a "greener," more sustainable life through hands-on activities, games, displays and library materials in the Meeting Room on the 1st floor. 

At 3 p.m., a free screening of the film “Bag It!” will be offered in the 2nd floor Reading Room. The documentary follows the story of an average guy who makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. No registration is necessary for the afternoon drop-in events. To attend the film screening, please register by emailing programs@ptlibrary.org, at the library's circulation desk, or call 724-941-9430.

Families are encouraged to bring their empty ink cartridges to be recycled, and there will be free earthly-friendly giveaways for program participants.

Some additional activities are: 

  • Dr. Candy DeBerry from Washington and Jefferson College will provide information about native plants. The plants in the pollinator garden outside the library are now labeled.
  • Charles Logsdon, a local lawn care expert, will share tips on how to maintain your lawn organically, including recommended products and how to apply them.
  • "Green" library materials for adults, teens and children will be on display and available for checkout.
  • Free giveaways for program participants include water bottles from Peters Patch, reusable tote bags from Cartridge World, CFL bulbs and sunflower starts for the kids.

No registration necessary for the afternoon activities—except for the film screening (see above).

The Peters Township Public Library GO Green Club was established in January 2010 with a mission to provide the community with educational resources through programs, library materials and volunteer activities to help create a more environmentally- friendly and responsible lifestyle. For more information about the club, email ptplgogreenclub@gmail.com.

On Sunday, the library will also begin offering registrations for a three-day GO Green Camp for Kids on June 12-14. Details and sign-up forms will be available.

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