Monday, February 11, 2013
Ever wonder what's in your skin care product? Then this event is for you!
Do you know what is in the products your children are using on their skin? What about the ingredients in your makeup? Choosing natural cosmetics is a smart decision for a person's health and for the health of the planet. Learn more about the products you are currently using and if there may be a better choice available. Peters Township Public Library’s GO Green Club will host “Choosing Your Best Natural Cosmetics and Skin Products” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 . GO GREEN Club member Pam Kuhn will provide an overview of the newly revised Environmental Working Group website, whose mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Those attending the program are asked to bring a …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Carns are living a 21st century success story of zero waste, total recycling and inventiveness.
The GO GREEN Club at Peters Township Public Library will host Ted and Kathy Carns, local authors of “Off On Our Own: Living Off-Grid in Comfortable Independence.” The Carns are living a 21st century success story of zero waste, total recycling and inventiveness. Their five-acre home in western Pennsylvania is showcase of self-reliant living. They have all the comforts of modern life—from a flat-screen TV to morning smoothies from their solar-powered blender. Learn more about the Carns’ 36-year evolution of an off grid, self sufficient, sustainable lifestyle by visiting their website. Their recently published book, “Off On Our Own,” will be available for sale there will be a signing after the program. Register for this program by emailing…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Peters Township Library GO Green Club is hosting an event regarding skin products on Oct. 20.
Choosing natural cosmetics is a smart decision for your health and for the health of our planet. Learn more about the products you are currently using and if there may be a better choice available for you. Peters Township Public Library’s GO Green Club will host “Choosing Your Best Natural Cosmetics and Skin Products” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. GO Green Club member Pam Kuhn will be providing an overview of the Environmental Working Group website, whose mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Those attending the program are asked to bring a cosmetic or skin product with them that they would like to learn more about. Register for this program by emailing programs@ptlibrary…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
PTPL's GO Green and Cooking clubs are seeking dishes derived from locally grown gardens to take part in the fete.
It's here! It's here! The third annual Potluck Dinner at Peters Township Public Library is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by PTPL's GO Green and Cooking clubs, this savory supper is open to all Peters Township residents. In an effort to celebrate the season's bounty and locally grown goods, attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish made with samples from home gardens to share. The library asks you share your recipe, too—unless it's kept sacred in some sort of vault of course. Last year, Susan Torisky of Canonsburg made mulberry muffins from the mulberry tree in her yard. GO Green President Jennifer Garrett served up a dish with green and yellow beans, tomatoes from her garden, and garnished it with a dressing made of …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The GO Green Camp for Kids at Peters Township Public Library is scheduled for June 12, 13 and 14.
The Peters Township Public Library's GO Green Club is hosting a GO Green Camp for Kids to introduce young children to "green" lifestyle choices. The camp is free and will take place at the library on June 12, 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to noon each day. It's open to children entering grades 3 to 5 in the fall. The three-day camp will offer a different topic each day, and participants can sign up for one, two or all three days of the program. The camp was an idea that GO Green Club President Jennifer Garrett has wanted to pursue for some time. “I have always felt that the best way to teach the community about environmentally-conscious living would be through the kids," she said in a statement. "They would take the information home, share it …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday's Earth Day celebration at Peters Township Public Library was full of reading, music and hands-on crafts—who knew you could grow sprouts in a necklace?
This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday. Peters Township kids and parents gathered at Peters Township Public Library on Sunday for its annual Earth Day celebration. Tables—dressed in green tablecloths—were neatly organized with match games, mazes, coloring pages and crafts from The Lorax Project, a multifaceted initiative that helps generate funding, raise awareness and inspire earth-friendly action by generations of passionate individuals worldwide, according to its website. The Clarks' lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Scott Blasey, a Peters resident, read "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss—one of his favorite books—to the children, including his three young daughters Sofia, Ava and Gracelyn. Following his intriguing rendition, he …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The club is scheduled to meet Monday.
Planning for upcoming activities is the first thing on GO Green Club's agenda Monday. The club is scheduled to meet at Peters Township Public Library at 7 p.m. on the second floor in the Conference Room. Library Director Pier Lee said she is thrilled for the club's plans in 2012. Two major activities are under way—Earth Day and a "Green Camp for Kids." The club is seeking volunteers. On Earth Day—Sunday, April 22—the club will be offering an afternoon of "green" activities for children and adults. During the week of June 11-16, the club plans to hold a "Green Camp for Kids" with speakers and activities. If you cannot make the meeting, but are interested in helping out, the club asks you please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to the library Friday night.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Friday at 6:30 p.m. marks the return of the 2nd Annual Local Food Potluck Dinner at the Peters Township Public Library. Are you attending? The event is being hosted by the library's GO Green Club and Cooking Club. Good news! The library is kindly accepting registrants through Wednesday of this week—the original deadline was Aug. 1. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to share, made with locally grown and produced foods or "some samples of the bounty" from their home gardens. During dinner, Liz Kanche from American HealthCare Group will discuss "Eating Locally in Western Pennsylvania." According to a release, Pennsylvania ranks in the top 10 states with the most farmers markets. Register for the dinner by emailing programs@…