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Have you visited Café Lee?

The next time you’re at the library, take a moment and visit Café Lee. It’s on the second floor – an easy ride up the elevator. We’ve added new furniture, so come visit the café, have a cup of coffee and relax! It’s the perfect spot to watch the busy world go by right outside…

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Medicare 101

The Peters Township Public Library will host Medicare 101 on Thursday, September 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Adele Dean, the Regional APPRISE Coordinator, will be the featured speaker providing information on Medicare and the APPRISE Program. Registration is required for this program. Register online or call 724.941.9430 #1. Medicare continues to provide important benefits as…

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Don’t Be A Victim: Scams and Identity Theft

There are nearly 2 million residents over the age of 65 in Pennsylvania, the third highest percentage of elderly residents in the U.S., reports the PA Office of Attorney General. Scam artists are well aware of these potential targets. To educate the community about threat of these crimes and how to avoid them, the Peters…

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Steel City Grooves – Johnny Costa

When you think of jazz towns in America, New Orleans and New York are obvious choices that come to mind, but Pittsburgh also has played an important role in the evolution of jazz – often called the one true American art form. In these cities, music thrives; performers are born and nurtured to their creative…

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Sundae Sunday with Trivia on Top!

Remember Saved by the Bell, Backstreet Boys, Furbies and dancing the Macarena? Break out those stirrup leggings and neon colors for an afternoon of flashbacks as the library staff quiz your ‘90s pop culture knowledge. Sundae Sunday with Trivia on Top will be offered on Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Café…

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College Financial Aid Night

Significant changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year. To help high school seniors and their parents understand how the changes will affect filing for federal financial aid and possibly how much aid they will receive, the Peters Township Public Library will partner with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance…

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Lincoln: The Careworn, Gentle Face of Wartime Violence

Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons visits the library on Thursday, September 22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for her presentation Abraham Lincoln: The Careworn, Gentle Face of Wartime Violence. Political cartoons, like other popular media, often focused on the person of Abraham Lincoln as a way to think about the inconceivable violence of the Civil War. Depicted as…

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An Evening with Abraham Lincoln

On Thursday, September 8 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. the library will host An Evening with Abraham Lincoln. Impressionist Richard Miller will share stories and anecdotes from Lincoln’s presidency and early years. Questions are encouraged to enhance the interaction with the audience. Miller is a member of the Association of Lincoln presenters and portrays Lincoln several times…

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Looking at Lincoln Exhibit

Beginning Tuesday, August 30 through Tuesday, September 27, the library was chosen by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to host the exhibit Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War Era. This national traveling exhibition explores the Civil War and issues of slavery through political cartoons depicting Abraham Lincoln and his policies. These…

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Community Blood Drive Aug 24

The need for blood products in our region is critical, especially with Labor Day approaching.  The Central Blood Bank will be conducting a Blood Drive at the library on Wednesday, August 24 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  All participating donors will receive an “I Bleed Black and Gold” Steelers t-shirt. Appointments can be made…

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It’s A Hockey Night in Pittsburgh

At the conclusion of the Pittsburgh Penguin’s Stanley Cup Victory Parade last month, Coach Mike Sullivan declared to over 375, 000 spectators at the celebration that Pittsburgh “….is one crazy hockey town.” But how much do we really know about the history of the sport in our area? Over 60 of our guests learned a…

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Your Property Reassessment

Over 700 persons filled the Peters Township High School for Your Property Reassessment: What Does It Mean? on Monday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. Library staff organized the event to help residents understand the recent property reassessment that was conducted in Washington County. Guest speakers for this event included Commissioner Harlan G. Shober, Jr., County…

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