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Please note: the library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and remain closed on Thursday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will reopen on Friday, November 28 at 9:00 a.m. The Library Board and Staff wish all a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


PTMS ART EXPLORATION STUDENT DISPLAY
Saturday, November 22 - Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Reception: Monday, November 24, 6:30 p.m.
Library Lobby

Join us at the library for a special exhibit of artwork from Peters Township Middle School students. Families and friends are invited to a reception on November 24; light refreshments will be served.

 

TRINITY BELL CHOIR
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: the Trinity Bell Choir of Trinity United Methodist Church

Join us for a relaxing hour of beautiful holiday bell music. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library after the performance.




SEWING MACHINE BASICS
Thursday, December 4, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $5.00
Maximum: 5
Minimum age: 12
Presented by: Sue Gates, owner of Sew Much Fun

The library has acquired a Janome Sewist 500 sewing machine to help furnish our new Maker Space. Join us to learn some of the basic requirements needed to operate the machine, including how to properly thread the needle, how to wind and install a bobbin, how to access an assortment of decorative stitches and other basic operating procedures. Register at the library's circulation desk.



EMBROIDERY MACHINE BASICS
Thursday, December 4, 2014
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 P.m.
Cost: $5.00
Maximum: 5
Minimum age: 12
Presented by: Sue Gates, owner of Sew Much Fun

The library has acquired a Janome 350E Memory Craft embroidery machine to help furnish our new Maker Space. Join us to learn some of the basic requirements needed to operate the machine, including how to properly thread the needle, what materials are needed to create a pleasing machine embroidered design, how to correctly hoop fabric and install the hoop on the machine, and other basic operating procedures. Register at the library's circulation desk.



TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND HOLIDAY PARTY
Sunday, December 7, 2014
6:00 p.m.

Join us at the library for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Party, held in partnership with the Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department. Festivities will include lighting and decorating the outdoors township tree at 6:00, followed by holiday caroling. Refreshments, visits with Santa, and holiday crafts for children will be offered in the library.

This year the library will be featuring live music with pianist Brian Pappal, flutist Ashley Pappal and their students on the 2nd floor. The Pappals will perform a wide range of holiday tunes – from timeless classics to modern jingles. Stop by for a sing-along or to share your musical request. You can also see some student musicians perform with great poise and flourish.

The library will also welcome John Steigerwald, who will be offering for sale copies of his recently published book Just Watch the Game: Stories, Opinions and Insults From a Veteran Journalist in America's Best Sports Town.

Usher in the holiday season with your family and friends with our annual celebration sure to create lasting memories!




CHRISTMAS TREE RAFFLE

The Lexington Court Garden Club is offering a fully decorated Christmas tree for raffle at the Peters Township Public Library this holiday season. The theme for this year's tree is "Crystal Blue." Tickets, available at the circulation desk, are $3.00 each, two for $5.00. The drawing will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (winner need not be present to win), and the tree may be picked up at the library as soon as the winner has been notified. All proceeds benefit the library.












NEW ONLINE RESOURCE @ THE LIBRARY

Flipster

The library has subscribed to Flipster, an online magazine service. Flipster offers full text access to 18 magazine titles (including Consumer Reports and People magazine) and is available 24/7 with no waiting times, overdue charges or limits on the number of issues checked out. You can view magazines through your Internet browser, or you can use the Flipster app to download and read digital magazines offline. Flipster is easy to use and will be available at the library’s website with our Digital Media collection. Contact the library with any questions about accessing Flipster.



Enjoy 2015

ENJOY... 2015 COUPON BOOKS ON SALE AT THE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the sale of Enjoy...2015 Coupon Books. The coupon books are available at the circulation desk for $30.00.  Proceeds benefit the library.





R.E.A.D. LIBRARY COOKBOOK (RECIPES: ENTICING AND DELICIOUS!)
 

Looking for some new and delicious recipes? The good cooks at the library are offering 225 of their finest recipes in our first ever library cookbook. Buy one for yourself, or buy copies as gifts – all proceeds benefit the library! Recipes enticing and Delicious (R.E.A.D.) would make a terrific hostess gift for Thanksgiving. Do you need a gift for your pet sitter, beautician or manicurist? What about your child's teachers? Do you ned somethig for a grab bag? The answer to all of these questions is the same: R.E.A.D.! Support your award-winning Peters Township Public Library as you take care of many of your gift-giving needs.

Cookbooks are available at the library or by mail order. To purchase by mail, please send payment ($10.00 + $3.00 for shipping and handling) to: Friends of the Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Please also remember to include an address where you would like the cookbook shipped to.
 


WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT THE LIBRARY!

Tickets for Washington Symphony Orchestra concerts are now available at the library. Tickets will be available one month prior to the concert. Unless otherwise noted, all regular season concerts take place at Trinity High School and start promptly at 8:00 p.m. Upcoming concerts include:

Sunday, December 7, 2014: Ho Ho Ho with the WSO (3:00 p.m. matinee performance)

Saturday, February 14, 2015: Love Hurts

Sunday, March 8, 2015: Up Close and Personal (3:00 matinee performance; tickets are $10.00 and sold only online or at the door. Location is the First Baptist Church, Wheeling & College Sts., Washington, PA)

Saturday, May 2, 2015: For Honor and Glory! Tickets are available at the library, online at www.washsym.org, or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS. Tickets are also available at Washington Financial bank braches and Citizens Library. Tickets are $22.00 per adult (ages 18-64), $17.00 for youth (grades K - 12), and $17.00 for seniors (ages 65+). Season tickets are on sale now at a signficant discount by going to www.washsym.org or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS.



 
 
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