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PA Forward Star Library Program Launch

Your Peters Township Public Library is participating in the PA Forward Star Library Program as part of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward. This statewide initiative places the spotlight on Pennsylvania libraries and the important role our libraries have in the lives of citizens. We are excited to raise awareness of…

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2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report PDF

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Take steps NOW for tax filing season

Get ready today to file your 2016 federal income tax return. Read this information from the IRS web site: Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) What You Need to Know Processing delays are likely for filers with expired Individual Tax Identification Numbers. There are two reasons an ITIN would expire December 31, 2016: If you have…

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Be the Giving Type!

The need for blood products in our region is critical, especially with the holidays approaching.  The Central Blood Bank is conducting a Blood Drive at the library on Thursday, January 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room on the 1st floor of the library.  All participating donors will receive an “Ugly Holiday Sweater” t-shirt. Appointments…

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“Mother Earth” Pallet Tree Raffle

You still have a few days left to purchase raffle tickets to win this lovely “Mother Earth” Christmas Tree hand built from pallets by Jackie Hlavinka and decorated by the Lexington Court Garden Club. Tickets are $3 each or 2/$5.00 at the Circulation Desk. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, December 13. Help will…

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The Electoral College: What It Is and How It Works

On Monday, December 19, 2016, Electors will meet in their state and vote for President and Vice President on separate ballots. To help the community better understand this part of the election process, the Peters Township Public Library will host The Electoral College: What It Is and How It Works on Thursday, December 8 at…

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The Donaldson’s Crossroads intersection 1920s

Courtesy of the Walter E. Donaldson Family, this is a photograph of Donaldson’s Crossroads intersection in the 1920s. The Donaldson home is located at the far left in this photo. This busy intersection, named for the Donaldson family, was a crossing of country roads early in the 20th century. McMurray Road crosses left to right…

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3 Ways to Help Your Neighbors

Peters Township Girl Scout Troup #16241 is collecting food for “Blizzard Bags” from November 28 through December 16 at the library. Peters Township Meals on Wheels provides a ‘Blizzard Bag’ to their clients in the event that meals cannot be delivered. The Girl Scouts are collecting these items to help prepare ‘Blizzard Bags’: Canned Soup Cracker packs…

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The Big Snow Thanksgiving Weekend 1950

With temperatures approaching 70 degrees recently, we are reminded of another November day 66 years ago when Pittsburgh was hit with a huge snow storm the weekend after Thanksgiving that dumped 30 inches of snow on the city and surrounding areas. Ed Lybarger, one of our volunteers and a library patron recalls… I was 5…

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Getting Through the Holidays Gluten-Free

While visiting a local farm last summer, Melanie Jaskulski’s 5-year-old daughter noticed a little girl wearing the same gluten-free alert bracelet as she was and ran to talk to her.  The elated look on her daughter’s face of meeting someone “just like her” made Melanie realize she needed to do something to bring gluten-free kids…

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Attic find leads retired teacher to write book

Registration is required for this program. There is limited seating available at this time. Please call 724.941.9430 #1 to inquire if any seats are available. While cleaning out his parent’s attic, Carleton Young discovered an enormous collection of letters written during the Civil War by two soldiers. After spending about five years transcribing the letters…

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SCORE presents “Financial Essentials for Profitability and Efficiency”

SCORE Pittsburgh has partnered with the Peters Township Public Library and the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce to present FREE seminars focusing on starting your own small business. Class participants will gain a practical and applicable understanding of key financial ratios to determine the profitability and performance of a department or business. The class will learn…

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