|PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS|
KNIT AND CROCHET CLUB
Monday, Dec. 16 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
INTRO TO EXCEL (LAB)
Monday, Dec. 16 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY TREE
Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
DEVICES & APPS 101
Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 9:00 to 10:30 am
AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
SPANISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE
Saturday, Dec. 21 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
EDIBLE HOLIDAY TREATS
Monday, Dec. 16 from 6:30 to 5:15 pm
REGISTRATION CLOSED. PROGRAM FILLED.
CHESS WITH A CHAMPION
Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 pm
PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING
Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
TEEN YULE BALL BINGO
Thursday, Dec. 19 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
DIY HOLIDAY GLASS ETCHING
Friday, Dec. 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
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Anna Quindlen will be the featured author for The Peters Township Library Foundation’s 3rd annual Novel November on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the event will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 12 noon online at https://www.showclix.com/event/anna-quindlen. A limited of number of tickets will be available to purchase at the Library Services Desk.
Ticket prices are $60 for VIP, $20 for Adult General Admission, and $5 for Student General Admission. General Admission tickets for adults/students will be sold at the door that evening if available. The venue for this event will be the Peters Township High School Auditorium at 264 East McMurray Road in McMurray. Doors open for General Admission at 6:15 p.m. An ASL interpreter will be provided at the event. A book signing will follow the program. Books will be sold by Riverstone Books.
VIP tickets will include:
- A Pre-event reception/book signing with Anna Quindlen from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
- Passed hors-d’oeuvres by Chef Garnett Livingston of La Maison
- VIP reserved seating
- Your choice of one of six Anna Quindlen titles, selected during the ticket purchase process
About Anna Quindlen
Bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic Anna Quindlen has appeared in some of America’s most influential newspapers, magazines, and prominent fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists.
Even before blogs existed, she was the go-to writer for millions of readers on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life. Bringing to the stage her ability to balance the political with the personal, Quindlen discusses every aspect of our culture from work-life balance and education to health care, philanthropy, and social justice.
Quindlen’s newest New York Times bestseller, Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting, celebrates the love and joy and many lessons learned from being a grandmother. Her latest bestselling novel, Alternate Side, is a provocative look at what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning.
Thirteen of Quindlen’s books, including seven of her novels, have appeared on The New York Times Best Sellers list. One True Thing became a feature film starring Renee Zellweger and Meryl Streep, and Black and Blue was made into a TV movie. Her book, A Short Guide to A Happy Life, sold well over one million copies.
One of the top “100 Outstanding Journalists in the United States of the Last 100 Years,” Quindlen began her career at age 18 as a copy girl. She spent three years as a reporter for The New York Post before moving to The New York Times in 1977. Working her way up The Times’ masthead, Quindlen wrote the “About New York” column, served as deputy metropolitan editor, and created the weekly “Life in the 30’s” column.
In 1990, Quindlen became the third woman in The New York Times’ history to write for its influential Op-Ed page. Her nationally syndicated column “Public and Private” won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992, and then, Quindlen wrote the “Last Word” column for Newsweek for 10 years.
Quindlen serves on the Board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and is an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow. The Child Welfare League of America established “The Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism on Behalf of Children and Families.” She holds honorary degrees from more than 20 colleges and universities.
Peters Township Public Library will gather over 20 local authors to shine and share their talents at a new event called Read Local/Eat Local on Saturday, June 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The library is encouraging the community to read books by authors from the southwestern Pennsylvania area that represent all genres for all age groups. The library plans to offer storytimes and activities for children at this family-friendly event. No registration is needed to attend.
“The library is frequently contacted by local authors when they have a new book to share,” explained Sue Miller, Assistant Library Director. “And that is how we discovered so much talent right in our backyard. With the Read Local event, we have an opportunity to showcase these authors to the community. They offer everything from children’s books, fiction for young adults, romance, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, history, and self-help. I think the event will offer something for just about everyone, including some tasty food available for purchase.”
Authors to date that will be available for two hours of conversation, book readings, book sales and signings include:
- D. Barker
- Chloe T. Barlow
- Joshua David Bellin
- Cat Bruno
- Jennifer Brooks
- Bobbi Carducci
- Eileen Colianni
- Annette Dashofy
- Chris George
- Alyssa Herron
- Stephanie Keyes
- Judson Lacko
- Tony Lavorgne
- Christine Mabon
- Cody McDevitt
- Janice Lane Palko
- Emily Rodavich
- Ellen Roth
- Lindsey Smith
- Bill Steigerwald
- Cori Wamsley
Plan to Eat Local while at this free event or passing through the area as three food trucks will be in the library parking lot with refreshments for sale that afternoon. Trucks on-site will include Hott Dawgz, Revival Chili, and Kona Ice.
Kicking off Read Local/Eat Local will be a pre-event from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with bestselling author J.D. Barker who will discuss Making the Leap from Indie to Traditional Publishing. Barker successfully published his debut novel as an indie and sold enough copies to land on the radar of the traditional publishers in a big way including seven-figure advances, two feature films, and a television program. He’ll open his toolbox and explain exactly what he did to make it happen. All are welcome to attend this session, especially any aspiring author or seasoned veteran trying to find their place in today’s publishing world. J.D. Barker is an international bestselling American author whose work has been broadly described as suspense thrillers, often incorporating elements of horror, crime, mystery, science fiction, and the supernatural. Register online to attend his talk.
Concluding the afternoon will be Susan Hans O’Connor from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. with her talk Authors and Independent Bookstores: Working Together for Mutual Success. Independent bookstores are a vital piece of the book publishing puzzle. Partnering with local stores can be one of the most effective tools authors can use to promote their books. O’Connor will share her insights from the perspective of both a current bookstore owner as well as a former book editor. Susan Hans O’Connor has been the owner of the Penguin Bookshop since 2014. She began her publishing career at Viking Penguin where she worked as an editor for over a decade. Register online to attend her talk.
The Peters Township Public Library invites you to participate in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program in partnership with author/illustrator Jackie Urbanovic.
This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten. We will help you achieve your goal and celebrate you and your child every step of the way! The concept is simple, yet the rewards are priceless. Visit the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten web site for more information about the program.
Stop by the Youth Services Desk to register your little reader, pick up the first log sheet, and start reading!
The Peters Township Public Library welcomes bestselling author and former deputy assistant secretary of State Todd Moss on Monday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss his fact-finding trip to Cuba earlier this year.
Registration is required for this program. Register online or call 724.941.9430 #1. A book signing and light refreshments will follow the program.
The White House had not yet announced steps toward normalization with Havana, when Todd Moss first conceived his new thriller about the U. S. and Cuba, “proving yet again that even the most intractable foreign policy logjams can break at any time… and what comes next is always unpredictable “says Moss. Drawing on a true historical episode and inspired by the author’s experiences working inside the United States Government, Ghosts of Havana is infused with timely relevance.
A few weeks before President Obama’s high-profile historic trip to Cuba, Todd Moss took his own fact-finding trip and wrote about it in this article for USA Today . Moss writes “There are constant reminders that Cuba is a totalitarian state, …[but] I left with the sense that Cuba was on the verge of major transformation.” That’s the Cuba we see in Ghosts of Havana, a country on the brink of change, but still holding onto the ghosts from its past.
Todd Moss is COO and senior fellow at the Washington think tank Center for Global Development, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. In 2007-2008, he served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of African Affairs, where he was responsible for diplomatic relations with sixteen West African countries. Previously, Moss worked at the World Bank and the Economist Intelligence Unit, and taught at the London School of Economics.
This week’s big event is a Sports and Fitness Magic Show with Gregory Bracco on Saturday, July 16 from 2-3 pm. The whole family is invited!
Register online or call 724.941.9430 to let us know you will be coming!