Attention Teachers! School is out, but reading is IN! Are you looking for exciting titles to share with your students next year? Then this book club is for you! Teachers of all grade levels and homeschool educators are invited to join Dr. Nancy Hobbs and Myra R. Oleynik to discuss and recommend new or favorite Children’s and Young Adult books that they are reading. No time to read? Then use this group as your guide to finding great books for your future students. Register for this program at the library’s circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.
Our pollinators have arrived! Take a look at our pollinator garden the next time you visit the library. The garden is located outside in the grassy area on your left before you enter our main doors. We’ve added lots of new flowering plants this year and are beginning to welcome bees, butterflies and other winged friends. If you’d like to learn more about this special type of garden, you will want to read The bee-friendly garden : design an abundant, flower-filled yard that nurtures bees and supports biodiversity by Frey, Kate from our collection. Request a copy today!
Each summer cyclists gather to conquer the Tour de France, a three week adventure of dedication, challenges and achieving personal and team goals. Another group of spinners gather in person and in online forums to do the same, but these wheels don’t power bicycles. For the over 7,400 participants of last year’s Tour de Fleece, the spinning wheels are for making yarn!
Members of the Washington Spinners and Weavers Guild will be bringing a little part of the Tour de Fleece to the Peters Township Public Library on Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. You will have a chance to see several types of spinning wheels in action and watch the process of turning fiber to yarn. Using the library’s MakerSpace, the group will combine old technology with new by using the a 3-D printer to create an hand-spinning tool called a drop spindle.
No registration is necessary. For more information, contact the Washington Spinners and Weavers Guild at email@example.com.
The WAGGIN Network has announced that it will take part in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest Digital Book Club through public libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. If you’ve never downloaded an e-book, stop in and we can show you what to do. For a two-week period beginning June 23, WAGGIN users will be able to borrow the eBook, A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books), from http://waggin.lib.overdrive.com and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club. There will be no waitlists for this popular mystery with a twist. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.