P.O. Box 547 Avella, PA 15312 Phone: 724-587-5688 Email: email@example.com
931 Main St. Bentleyville, PA 15314 Phone: 724-239-5122
311 N. West St. Waynesburg, PA 15370 Phone: 724-627-9776 Email: evakbowlby@ windstream.net Website: www.evakbowlby .org
Book club will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 15.
The library will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Board of trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28.
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-management support group, meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Adult literacy program provides free test preparation for the GED, civil service exams, driver’s licensing and life skills. Also, the Family Literacy Department provides free classes to adults who would like to brush up on their basic reading and math skills and free tutoring to school-age children.
Friends of the Bowlby Public Library is accepting members. The group consists of people who are interested in promoting the library’s growth.
Local artists are needed to display their artwork at the library. Collectors also can use the display case.
100 Wood St. California, PA 15419 Phone: 724-938-2907 Website: www.calpublib.org
730 W. Grant St. Houston, PA 15342 Phone: 724-745-4300 Website: www.chartiers houstonlibrary.org
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Cooking classes with Chef Scott are Jan. 9, 16, and 23. Cost is $10 for all classes.
Toddler Movie Time: PreK, will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 18. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and watch Barney at the Zoo.
Kids Movie Night: Ice Age Continental Drift will be held at 6 p.m. Jan 18.
Book Club: In the Garden of Good & Evil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
PBS Kids writing contest will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Children in kindergarten through third grade create a story. All materials will be provided. Regsitration is required.
55 S. College St. Washington, PA 15301 Phone: 724-222-2400 FAX: 724-225-7303
National Trivia Day is Friday. Stop by the circulation desk to answer five questions or take a quick quiz online for the chance to win a prize. Also, play Jeopardy at 4 p.m. in the public meeting room. All ages are welcome.
Huntington Learning Center is offering a free SAT preparation class Jan. 9. Registration deadline is Jan. 7.
Lunch with Friends begins at noon Jan. 8. Tom Northrop, publisher of the Observer-Reporter, will review “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President” by Candice Millard. Soup and a sandwich will be available for $5.
EBook classes for students in middle and high school will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 and 15. Registration is required.
A movie will be shown at 1 p.m. Jan. 12 in the public meeting room. To vote on the movie to be shown, visit www.citlib.org. A new movie will be shown one Saturday each month.
Free classes on how to use a tablet or eReader with overdrive will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 15 and 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 and 17 at the library. Private appointments also are available. Registration is required. Bring the device for hands-on learning. Classes also will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Panera Bread, 108 Trinity Point Drive, Washington, and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Angelo’s Restaurant, 2109 N. Franklin Drive, Washington.
Teen Advisory Group will begin meeting monthly at 11 a.m. Jan. 12. Members will get to pick new books, vote on movies, create events and help plan the Summer Reading Club. Middle and high school students can earn community service hours.
Search for scholarships online Jan. 16 with the library and PHEAA. Registration deadline is Jan. 14.
Play and Learn Parent-Toddler Workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 6. The workshop is for 1- to 3-year-olds with a parent or adult caregiver. Each program will include circle time, play time, an art activity and individual time with a community resource professional to discuss issues of children’s health and development. Registration is required.
Teen movie night for sixth- through 12-graders will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 24. Teens can nominate a movie by calling the library or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Voting will be held at the beginning of the evening.
Stitching Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks will be available. Instructors will be available to answer questions and teach simple designs. Those planning to attend can bring their own supplies or a current project.
Federal Application for Student Aid will be explained to parents Jan. 23. Students do not need to attend. Registration deadline is Jan. 18.
Preschool story time for 3- to 5-year-olds will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 19 through April 23. Registration begins Jan. 29
Toddler story time for 1 1/2- to 2-year-olds will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 20 through April 24; story time for 2 1/2- to 3-year-olds will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Feb. 20 through April 24. Registration begins Jan. 29.
The Children’s Department will hold a drawing for a children’s book each month in 2013. Entries will be available at the desk in the Children’s Department, and the winner will be selected at the end of each month. The January selection is “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo. The drawing is open to children 12 years old and younger.
Citizens Online Book Club offers a glimpse of a book each week via email. Then, either download the book or check it out at the library. There will be clubs for mystery, romance, teens and more. Register at www.citlib.org.
To sign up for Citizens Library news, text CITIZENS to 22828. Message and data rates may apply.
Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly is the January book of the month.
Create a short video promoting summer reading and public libraries and win $275 in the 2013 Pennsylvania Teen Video Challenge. Entries are due by Jan. 22. Contact teen librarian Katy Pretz for more information.
Citizens Library is partnering with Washington, Trinity and McGuffey High schools, Huntington Learning Center, Pennsylvania High Education Assistance Agency and local colleges and universities to bring programs to area juniors and seniors. Parents are welcome. All programs will be held Wednesday evenings in the public meeting room. Sessions are subject to cancelation based on registration.
510 Meldon Ave. Donora, PA 15033 Phone: 724-379-7940
102 E. George St. Carmichaels, PA 15320 Phone: 724-966-5263 FAX: 724-966-9511 Website: www.flenniken.org
35 N. Jefferson Ave. Canonsburg, PA 15317 Phone: 724-745-1308 Website: www.franksarrislibrary.org
Board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8.
Mystery Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10. “What the Dead Know” by Laura Lippman will be discussed.
Friends of the Library will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 16.
Martin Luther King Jr. birthday party will begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 19. Registration is requested. There will be crafts, stories and cake.
Summer Reading Club sneak peek party will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Registration is requested. Learn this summer’s theme and make a craft.
Frayed Knots meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Crafters of all skill levels can bring their knitting, needlework, sewing or other stitchery projects.
Book Buddies will not meet in January. The next meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 3. “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult will be discussed. Copies are available at the library.
Accelerated Reader Book Club for fourth- through sixth-graders will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 9. “The Christmas Genie” by Dan Gutman will be discussed. Snacks and other activities will be included.
Friends of the Library will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 16., followed at 7 by a meeting with the board of trustees.
Preschool story hour will begin at 10 a.m. Jan. 17.
Make-It Family Night will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. Board games will be the activity. Snacks will be provided.
The library offers two reading centers:
• Thomas Hughes House, 107 Hatfield St., Jefferson, 724-883-2107. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.• Jackson Township, 102 Tunnel Road, Holbrook, 724-499-5428. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
52 Fourth St. McDonald, PA 15057 Phone: 724-926-8400 FAX: 724-926-4686 Email: heritagelibrary @comcast.net Website: www.heritage publib.org
The library will be closed on Jan. 1.
Book discussion group meets at 1 p.m. second Tuesday of each month January title: The Alienist by Caleb Carr.
Lego Club starts at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31, for ages 2-adult Cost is $5 to buy Legos to stay at the library.
Heritage Library night at Burger King is from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 9. The library receives 15 percent of the proceeds. Patrons must present the library’s flier.
The library is seeking volunteers for community events.
Weight Watchers meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday.
The library is a participant of ABITIBI Recycling Fundraising Program. Bring your paper to the Yellow Dumpsters.
The library board meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30. Next meeting is Jan, 9. Looking for new members.
Soccer registration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16. in community room.
January is fine free month at the library.
A snow party for all ages will be held at 4:15 p.m. Jan. 30, with stories, crafts, science, and snacks.
Winter session of Preschool Story Hour begins Wednesday at 11 a.m. Feb. 6. and continues through March 20.
The library will be closed Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Day.
The second annual Ladies Day Out will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. Vendors, including homeparty consultants and crafters are needed.
In addition to printed materials and a large selection of movies and television programs on DVD, all patrons in good standing have free access to our public computers, Wi Fi, career testing materials via the TERC website, and free ebooks and aduiobooks though the WAGIN website. You must have a valid library card to take advantage of these resources.
Monongahela Area Library
813 W. Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 Phone: 724-258-5409
Buy-one, get-one sale on nonfiction books and hardback fiction continues through Jan. 12.
A variety of puzzles, board games and Wii games for children and families will be available from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays in January.
326 Donner Ave. Monessen, PA 15601 email@example.com
616 E. McMurray Road McMurray, PA 15317 Phone: 724-941-9430 Website: www.ptlibrary.org
Science for Airheads for 2- to 5-year-olds will be held from 2 to 2:20 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 3-24, or 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 5-26.
After hours movie night will be held from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Friday. “Perfect Pitch” will be shown.
Magic Tree House Book Club for second- through fourth-graders will be held from 10 to 11:20 a.m. Saturday. “Eve of an Emperor Penguin” will be featured.
Youth Advisory Council will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Teen Book Club will meet from noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturday. “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare will be discussed.
Learn how to produce a newsletter using MSWord will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 8. Cost is $5. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Learn basic drawing techniques with Sculpey clay for 6 1/2- to 13-year-olds will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8-29. Cost is $15 plus supplies.
Mission to Jupiter class for third- through eighth-graders will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through March 6.
Homeschoolers’ group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9-23. While parents facilitate their own idea-swap group, children will participate in a librarian-led enrichment class. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Paws for Reading for children in first grade and up will be held from 10 to 11:20 a.m. Jan. 12. Registration is required for each 20-minute time slot.
Girls’ Book Club for fourth- through sixth-graders will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Snacks will be provided.
Family movie night will be held from 6 to 7:45 Jan. 15. The movie will be announced.
Cover letters and résumés will be taught from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 15. There is no charge. Registration is required.
Afternoon Book Club for Adults will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 16. “A Movable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway will be discussed.
Fans of Fantasy Book Club for fourth- through eighth-graders will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. “Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan” by John Flanagan will be discussed.
Beading Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month. Registration is requested.
Teen Culinary Creations will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 19. All supplies will be provided.
Teen candy bar game will be played from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Jan. 20. Solve clues to win different candy bars.
Learn how to use free and fee-based email on the Internet from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 22. Cost is $5. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
College financial aid night will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Jayeann Harr from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will provide help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Registration is required.
Teen Scene-It challenge will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Registration is requested.
I’m No Angel, a one-act play showcasing the life, career and music of Mae West, will be performed by Karen Durham from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Songs and music from West’s films will be featured. Registration is required.
Teen poetry worship will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
A PowerPoints presentation class will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 29. Cost is $5. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Teen Book Tasting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30.
Mystery Book Club will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30. The club meets the last Wednesday of each month. “Still Life” by Louise Penny will be discussed. Sign up for the weekly e-newsletter by texting PTLIBRARY to 22828.
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