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Avella Public Library

P.O. Box 547 Avella, PA 15312 Phone: 724-587-5688 Email: aaplib@hky.com


Bentleyville Public Library

931 Main St. Bentleyville, PA 15314 Phone: 724-239-5122


Board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the library.


Valentine Family Night will begin at 5:30 Feb. 13. There will be stories, a craft, card-making and a snack. Call the library to register.


The library will be closed Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day.


The library is accepting registration for spring story time, which begins March 4. Story time is open to 30-month to 5-year-olds, and there will be two sessions from which to choose: 11 a.m. Mondays or 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. There will be stories, crafts and songs. Call the library to register.


Friends of the Bentleyville Public Library are collecting new or gently used costume jewelry, handbags and scarves for a sale in November to benefit the library. Call the library for more information.


Friends of the Bentleyville Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the library.


Visit the library in February and choose a Blind Date Book. Fill out a “Rate the Date” slip and be entered to win a box of chocolates.


Bentworth Seed Lending Library Initiative meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 19. Monetary and seed donations are welcome to build the library’s seed collection, which will be available to the public in the spring. Call the library for more information.


Bowlby Library

311 N. West St. Waynesburg, PA 15370 Phone: 724-627-9776 Email: evakbowlby@windstream.net Website: www.evakbowlby .org


February is Love Your Library Month. Stop by the library and buy a Book Lover’s Bundle for $1.


The library is offering free SAT preparation classes in math, language arts and writing Saturday and Feb. 16. Bring a scientific calculator and a bag lunch. Registration is required by calling the library.


Unbirthday Party, sponsored by the Family Literacy Department and the Children’s Department, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15. There will be traditional unbirthday party games, an unbirthday cake, snacks and an unbirthday craft. Call the library to register.


The library is accepting registration for spring story times, which will be held March 4 through May 10. Call the library for more information.


Burgettstown Library

2 Kerr St. Burgettstown, PA 15021 Phone: 724-947-9780 Email: burglib@cobweb.net Website: www.burglibrary .org


Tai chi is taught by Dorothy Tecklenberg at 11 a.m. Thursdays.


Quilters & Quilters’ Friends Group will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 14.


Burgettstown Doll Club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month. The club is open to those 8 and older. Participants make clothes and accessories for 18-inch dolls.


California Public Library

100 Wood St. California, PA 15419 Phone: 724-938-2907 Website: www.calpublib.org


Chartiers-Houston Library

730 W. Grant St. Houston, PA 15342 Phone: 724-745-4300 Website: www.chartiers


houstonlibrary.org


The library is selling chances to win Saige Copeland, the American Doll of the year. Cost is $5 for three chances. Drawing will be held March 18.


Citizens Library


55 S. College St. Washington, PA 15301 Phone: 724-222-2400 FAX: 724-225-7303


Registration is under way for spring preschool and toddler story times. Preschool story time for 3- to 5-year-olds will be held from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 19 through April 23. Toddler story times will be held Wednesdays, Feb. 20 through April 24, as follows: 10:30 to 11 a.m. for 1 1/2- to 2-year-olds and 11:30 a.m. to noon for 2 1/2- to 3-year-olds. Registration is required by calling the library or stopping by the Children’s Department. “Parents’ Guide to Story Time” brochures are available at the desk.


Blind Date with a Book will be held through Feb. 14 at the library. The library will have a display of “blind” reads from which to pick.


Chess Club for students in first through 12th grade will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through March 16. Adults are welcome, if space permits. Registration is required in the Children’s Department. Those who have chess set are asked to bring them.


Family Story Night will feature programs involving each of the five senses. “Sounds Good to Me” will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. There will be stories, a game, movie and snack. Those who attend are welcome to wear their pajamas. The evening is free, but registration is required by Friday by calling the Children’s Department.


Black History Month display highlighting famous African-Americans, Civil Rights Movement and the Harlem Renaissance can be viewed Feb. 15-28 at the library.


The library is partnering with Washington, Trinity, and McGuffey high schools, Huntington Learning Center, Pennsylvania High Education Assistance Agency and local colleges and universities to present programs to area juniors and seniors. Parents are welcome to attend. All programs will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the public meeting room as follows:


• Feb. 6 – ACT Prep Class, presented by the Huntington Learning Center.


• Feb. 20 – Getting the Most out of Campus Visits. A panel of local college representatives and students will answer uestions about visiting schools.


• Feb. 27 – SAT Prep Class, presented by the Huntington Learning Center.


• March 6 – Community College


• March 20 – AP Test Prep


• April 3 – ACT Test Prep


• April 10 – Understanding Financial Aid


• April 24 – SAT Test Prep


• May 1 – Student Loans


Registration is required by calling the library.


Herbert Rissel, local author of “From Hitler’s Oppression to American Liberty,” will discuss his life journey from Nazi Germany to finding his American dream from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the public meeting room. Rissel was born in Germany in 1931 and suffered from Hitler’s totalitarian regime. During World War II, he spent nearly three years in a Nazi camp without his parents’ influence and was subjected to Nazi propaganda and indoctrination. After the war, Rissel completed high school. In 1975, he emigrated from Germany to the United States, and he became a U.S. citizen in 1982. His book will be available for signing and sale after the program.


Chinese New Year celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Those who attend will learn calligraphy and Mandarin phrases, write their own fortunes and find out about Chinese mythology. All materials will be provided. Registration is recommended by calling the library or emailing teencitizens@gmail.com.


Teen Advisory Group will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 16. Members pick new books, vote on movies, design events and help plan the Summer Reading Club. Students in middle school and high school are welcome.Community service hours are awarded.


Saturday Movie Afternoon will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 in the public meeting room. The movie will be announced.


Teen Movie Afternoon will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18. Open to sixth- through 12th-graders. Teens can nominate a movie by calling the library or emailing teencitizens@gmail.com. Voting will be held before the movie begins.


Stitching Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Learn how to knit or crochet. Yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks will be provided, and instructors will be available to answer questions and teach simple designs.


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 February selection, complete with a CD, is “We Shall Overcome; a Song That Changed the World” by Stuart Stotts. The monthly drawing is open to children 12 years old and younger.


The library has started an online book club. Members will receive a new book each week via email. Select the ones you’d like to finish and download or check them out from the library. There are clubs for mystery, romance, teens and more. For more information, visit www.citlib.org.


Stay up to date with Citizens Library news by texting CITIZENS to 22828. Message and data rates may apply.


Private eReader with OverDrive classes are available. Call the circulation desk to schedule an appointment.


Donora Public Library

510 Meldon Ave. Donora, PA 15033 Phone: 724-379-7940


Flenniken Public Library

102 E. George St. Carmichaels, PA 15320 Phone: 724-966-5263 FAX: 724-966-9511 Website: www.flenniken.org


Free computer classes will be held from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays as follows:


• Feb. 6 – Microsoft Vista;


• Feb. 13 – Microsoft Word 2007 (writing letters and reports);


• Feb. 20 – Beginning Internet.


Registration is required by calling the library or stopping by the library.


Frank Sarris Public Library


35 N. Jefferson Ave. Canonsburg, PA 15317 Phone: 724-745-1308 Website: www.franksarrislibrary.org


Mystery Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the computer lab. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer will be discussed.


Story time resumes Feb. 11. Registration is ongoing.


Mardi Gras will be celebrated held Feb. 11. There will be crafts, music and King Cake. Hours are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for kindergarteners through second-graders and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for third- through fifth-graders.


Board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12.


Valentine’s party will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 for students who are homeschooled or attend cyberschool. Bring your own valentines to share or make some at the library. Bring a shoebox to make a mailbox for the valentines. Older children are asked to help. Refreshments will be served.


Family night will begin at 6:30 Feb. 14. There will be stories, crafts and games. The theme will be “Sweethearts.”


Rave will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 15. There will be food and music. Cost is $3, payable in advance, or $5 at the door.


LEGO party will be held Feb. 18. Hours are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for kindergarteners through second-graders and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for third- through fifth-graders.


Crop scrapbooking will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Bring pictures; supplies, including a die-cut machine and texture machine, will be provided for a $2 fee. Open to 11th- and 12th-gradrs and adults.


Friends of the Library will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20. New members are welcome. Applications are available at the first-floor circulation desk.


Family night will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21. There will be stories, crafts and games. The theme is “Cowboys and Cowgirls.”


Play Day for first- through third-graders will be held Feb. 23.


Movie-making will be held Feb. 25. Hours are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for kindergarteners through second-graders and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for third- through fifth-graders.


Soap-making will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Open to 11th- and 12th-graders and adults. Fee is $2.


Middle School Manicure will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Open to seventh- and eighth-graders. Each participant will receive an emery board and an orange stick.


Family night will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. There will be stories, crafts and games. The theme will be “Read Across America,” celebrating the birthday on March 2 of Dr. Seuss.


Just Dance Contest will be held at 12:30 p.m. March 2. The winner gets a Sarris candy bar.


Frayed Knots meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Crafters of all skill levels are invited to bring their knitting, needlework, sewing or other stitchery project for tea and conversation.


Fredericktown Area Library

P.O. Box 625 Fredericktown, PA 15333 Phone: 724-377-0017 Email: fredpl@atlanticbbn.net Website: www.fredpublib.org


Book Buddies will meet at 2 p.m. today. “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult will be discussed.


Accelerated Reader Book Club for fourth- through sixth-graders will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. “Swindle” by Gordon Korman will be discussed. Snacks and other activities will be included.


Friends of the Library will meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 13.


Preschool story hour will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 14.


The library will be closed Feb. 18 for Presidents Day.


Board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20.


Make-It Family Night will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 27. Board games will be the activity, and snacks will be provided.


Greene County Library System

P.O. Box 274 Jefferson, PA 15344 Email: gcls@alltel.net Website: www.greenecolib.org


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.


Heritage Public Library

52 Fourth St. McDonald, PA 15057 Phone: 724-926-8400 FAX: 724-926-4686 Email: heritagelibrary @comcast.net Website: www.heritage publib.org


Weight Watchers group meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday.


Book discussion group meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. “The Hummingbird’s Daughter” by Luis Alberto will be discussed in February.


Valentine’s Day blood drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13. A bake sale also will be held.


Board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13.


LEGO Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month. Annual membership fee is $5. For more information, email hplboard@gmail.com.


Marianna Public Library

247 Jefferson Ave. Marianna, PA 15345 Phone: 724-267-3888 Email: mclib@roadlynx.net Website: www.mariannalibrary.org


Mid-winter book sale is under way. Adult hardback fiction is $1; paperbacks and all children’s books are 25 cents; and adult nonfiction (cookbooks, health, crafts and biographies) are $2.


Preschool story hour resumes at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Story hour will be held Wednesdays through March 20.


Afterschool arts will be held at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 13. The Valentine’s Day party will feature stories, games, crafts and food. All ages are welcome. Registration is required.


The library will be closed Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day.


LEGO Club for school-aged children will begin at 4:15 p.m. March 1, and will be held the first Monday of each month. Donations of LEGO sets or pieces are welcome. Registration is required.


A representative from the office of state Rep. Pete Daley, D-49th District, visits the library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month to help with rent rebates, birth certificates, etc.


Second annual Ladies Day Out will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. Vendors, including home party consultants, information booths of interest to women and crafters are needed. There is not setup fee, but vendors are asked to donate door prizes. Call the library for more information.


One-on-one appointments are now available on Saturdays for patrons needing help with learning download ebooks and audios with their devices such as Kindles or iPods. Call the library to schedule your appointment.


Monongahela Area Library

813 W. Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 Phone: 724-258-5409


Winter story time for children 30 months through 5 years old will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays through March.


Art of psyanky will be presented by Ed Repka at 11 a.m. Saturday. Following the demonstration, Friends of the Library are sponsoring a soup-tasting to introduce Cooke Tavern soups they are selling as a fundraiser. Soups are available to order until Feb. 11. The program is free, but reservations are required by calling the library.


The library is organizing a book club for those interested in reading and discussing light mysteries or comic romances. The first meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 12. The “Stephanie Plum” series by Janet Evanovich will be introduced.


The library is seeking 16- to 21-year-olds who are interested in forming a writing group to share and discuss their current work.


Monessen Public Library

326 Donner Ave.


Monessen, PA 15601


jill.mplkids@gmail.com


Peters Township Library

616 E. McMurray Road McMurray, PA 15317 Phone: 724-941-9430 Website: www.ptlibrary.org


Spa Science for 2- to 5-year-olds with an adult will be held from 2 to 2:20 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 28 or 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. Saturdays through Feb. 23.


Afternoon Tea with American Girls for children and their parents will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be a doll tea party, craft and stories. Register in the Children’s Department.


Basic Excel Speadsheets, Part 1, will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5.


SAT preparation workshop will be presented by the Educational Achievement Center from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 10 to March 3. Cost is $175. All materials, including the student workbook, will be provided. Students are asked to bring pencils and paper for note-taking. Cost for students who have previously attended the workshop is $50. SAT test date is March 9. Register at the circulation desk.


Girls book club for fourth- through sixth-graders will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11. “Mother Daughter Book Club” by Heather Vogel Frederick will be discussed. Snacks will be provided.


Tissue paper collage and acrylic paints class for 6 1/2- to 13-year-olds will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 12-26. Cost is $13 plus supplies. Register at the circulation desk.


U.S. Army War College will present its “Eisenhower Series College Program: National Security Challenges in 2013 and Beyond” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Register at the circulation desk.


Basic Excel Spreadsheets, Part 2, will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Feb. 12. Cost is $5.


Homeschoolers group for parents and children will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 and 27. Registration in the Children’s Department is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.


Teen Valentine’s Day party will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13. There will be crafts and movies. Register in the Children’s Department.


Evening book club will meet from 7 to 8:30 Feb. 13. “Saint Maybe” by Anne Tyler will be discussed.


Family story time will be held from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Feb. 14. Register in the Children’s Department.


Paws for Reading for students in first grade and up will be held from 10 to 11:20 a.m. Feb. 16. Children can visit with a registered therapy dog at the library to gain self-confidence and fluency reading to the animals. Call or register in the Children’s Department for a 20-minute time slot.


Clifford the Big Red Dog’s birthday party will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 16.


Make Your Own Monopoly Party will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16. Templates and materials will be provided. Register in the Children’s Department.


Family movie night will be held from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 19. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be shown.


Books to Go: eBooks and eAudiobooks class will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Feb. 19.


Afternoon book club for adults meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain will be discussed.


Culinary Creations will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20. All supplies will be provided.


How to Maximize Your Social Security for Married Couples – Don’t Leave Money on the Table will be presented by Rob Robison of Social Security Timing Advisors from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20. Register at the circulation desk.


Beading Club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Register at the circulation desk.


T-shirt Recycling will be held from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 21. Bring T-shirts, although T-shirts also will be provided. Register in the Children’s Department.


Eight annual The Gallery featuring photographs from photography classes and the Photography Club at Peters Township High School will be held Feb. 21 to March 6 during library hours. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21.


Acting for Film, TV, Print Work and Stage for first- through third-graders will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21 to April 11. The same class for fourth- through sixth-graders will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on the same dates. Cost is $90. Instructor is Jason Huffman. Register at the circulation desk.


Choosing Your Best Natural Cosmetics and Skin Products will be presented by Pam Kuhn from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Register at the circulation desk.


Genealogical Research will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Feb. 26. Cost is $5.


Mystery Book Club meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month. “The Case of Jennie Brice” by Mary Roberts Rinehart will be discussed in February.


Collage party to decorate the teen room will be held from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 28. Bring magazine clips; other supplies will be provided. Register in the Children’s Department.


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