Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The program will be offered this Thursday and the target audience includes parents of elementary and middle school-aged children.
With college costs rising every year, the Peters Township Public Library will host a program to help parents understand their options and prepare to finance their child's college education well before their high school years. "Jump Start Your Child's College Savings" will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the library. Presenters will be Jayeann Harr, Higher Education Access Partner of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and David Dominick from the Pennsylvania Treasury Department. At the program, parents of students in elementary and middle school can learn from a representative from PHEAA about the college financial aid process, the programs for aid that are currently available, and how to apply for …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The event will be held May 18.
Need a hanging basket to spruce up your front porch? How about some annuals? Herbs more your thing? Because all of that and more will be for purchase at the 13th annual plant sale and flea market hosted by the Giant Oaks Garden Club. The sale will happen rain or shine, and will be held at the Peters Township Public Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18. In addition to the plants, which were grown in the gardens of Gian Oaks Garden Club members, there will also be a raffle of a basket of gardening items and more. Proceeds of the sale will benefit area non-profits. In 2011 the club supported the Canonsburg Lake Restoration and Improvement Committee, the Outdoor Classroom, Peters Creek Historical Society and more. The club also supports …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Jesse Powell, an accomplished photographer who has won many photography awards over the years, will be the May speaker at the Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters camera club meeting. He is set to speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peters Township Public Library. Powell will show members some of his work as well as the equipment he uses to get those great pictures. He is always one of the first to get the latest in camera equipment as soon as it comes on the market. Members are encouraged to participate in the April photo theme assignment, "rain." Only one print per member. For more information call Jim McNutt at 724-747-1300.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Join the book talk with author of 'Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front.'
Peters Township Public Library and Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Park Post 764 are co-sponsoring a book talk with author Todd DePastino on Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the library. At this special tribute to all veterans, DePastino will discuss the great World War II cartoonist Bill Mauldin, an army infantry sergeant who rocketed to fame at age 22 with his wildly popular feature "Up Front." Week after week, Mauldin defied army censors, German artillery and General George Patton's pledge to throw him in jail for insubordination to deliver his grim depictions of war to "Stars and Stripes" and hundreds of homefront newspapers. There, readers followed the stories of Willie and Joe, two wise-…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Here are the top picks, as chosen by the Peters Township Public Library.
It's finally spring! A great season to sit and read a good book. But what to read? We enlisted the help of our friends at the Peters Township Public Library, and they gave us this top 10 list of best bets for children. On Saturday we shared the top 10 books for adults, while the top 10 books for teens was shared Friday. Without further ado, here are the top 10 picks for children! Thanks to Linda Esposito, children's librarian, for the recommendations! Preschool through Second Grade "And Then It’s Spring," by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead "Bear Has a Story to Tell," by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead "Black Dog," by Levi Pinfold and illustrated by the author "Creepy Carrots!" by Aaron Reynolds and …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Here are the top picks from the Peters Township Public Library for great reads for adults this season.
It's finally spring! A great season to sit outside and read a good book. But what to read? We enlisted the help of our friends at the Peters Township Public Library, and they gave us this top-10 list of best bets for adults. Check back Sunday for the top-10 books for children, as well! On Friday, we shared the top-10 books for teens. Without further ado, here are the top 10 picks for adults (both non-fiction and fiction): Adult Non-Fiction "Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy" Spencer-Wendel, Susan "With or Without You: A Memoir" Ruta, Domenica "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" Sandberg, Sheryl "Big Data : A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think" Mayer-Schönberger, Viktor "Betty Goes Vegan: Over…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Looking for something to read this spring? Check out these top 10 picks for teens from the Peters Township Public Library
It's finally spring! A great season to sit outside and read a good book. But what to read? We enlisted the help of our friends at the Peters Township Public Library, and they gave us this top-10 list of best bets for teens. Check back this weekend for the top-10 books for children and adults, as well! Without further ado, here are the top 10 picks for teens: Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher (Peters Township Public Library Teen Book Club Book) Clay Jensen comes home from school one day and is surprised by a package he finds on his porch with his name on it. The package is from Hannah Baker, his crush and classmate who had committed suicide two weeks earlier. The package contains several cassette tapes that explains the 13 reasons why she …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The three-part national public programming initiative is designed to encourage public exploration of the impact and contested meanings of the American Civil War.
The Peters Township Public Library will host “Civil War 150,” a three-part national public programming initiative designed to encourage public exploration of the impact and contested meanings of the American Civil War. The program is presented by The Library of America in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is supported by a grant from National Endowment for the Humanities. A selection of primary documents drawn from the four-volume series "The Civil War: Told by Those Who Lived It" will be provided to registered participants free of charge prior to the May and June programs. This free discussion series will be facilitated by Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons, Civil War scholar and associate professor of history …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Mark your calendars for the Steeler-themed event that will be held on April 24.
It may be hockey and baseball season in Pittsburgh, but the Peters Township Public Library knows there are Steeler fans anxious for the start of football! For those die-hard fans to get pumped for the upcoming season, the library will host a Steelers tailgate party with a special guest —Chuck Finder, author of "The Steelers Encyclopedia." This family event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Finder was a sportswriter and columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for 25 years covering the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX, XL, and XLIII. He will be sharing Steelers’ history through first-hand accounts. Copies of "The Steelers Encyclopedia" will be available for purchase at the special-event price of $22 (normally the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
All winners will receive a 2013-14 membership to the Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters.
The Peters Township Public Library and the Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters are hosting an amateur photography contest this month. The contest is open to all amateur photographers to participate in three different categories—photographs of people, landscapes, or animals. The first-place prize in each category will be $25; the second-place prize will be $10, and third-place prize will be a certificate. All winners will receive a 2013-14 membership to the Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters Camera Club, which meets monthly at the library. But remember: The Deadline for entries is Thursday, April 25. There is a $3 fee per entry, and a maximum of three entries per person. Photographic prints must be no smaller than 5 inches by 7 inches and no …