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Senior Officers from the Army War College return

The Peters Township Public Library will welcome senior military officers from the U. S. Army War College for a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The topic for discussion will be The Modernization of the Military while Maintaining Talent. Based on the unknown future of warfare and the rise of…

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NEW – Book Club Kits

Are you looking for your next Book Club read? PTPL now has Book Club Kits available for checkout. Each kit contains eight copies of a book and a discussion guide containing reviews, author information, and discussion questions to help facilitate your conversation. Kits are checked out for six weeks at a time and are on…

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Looking Back at 2021

As we wrap up another year at PTPL, we want to share some highlights and a few of our favorite moments of 2021.   Peters Township Public Library was closed to the public for the first two months of 2021 and offered curbside pickup of materials and virtual programs during that time. The PTPL Foundation…

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Adult Programs Survey Results

In October 2021, we emailed our newsletter subscribers four questions to help us plan programs for adults in 2022. Our survey identified four essential points that help us address the needs and wants of the community: ● Who is interested in adult programs? ● How do people want to participate in programs? ● When are…

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Novel November a Huge Success!

This year’s fourth Novel November event featuring New York Times bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid was a huge success – and a sellout! Thank you so much to everyone who joined us last week for the program, both in person and digitally. Novel November would not be possible without the hard work of The Peters…

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Remembering 9/11 – Twenty years later

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Peters Township Public Library will feature a program with author Tom McMillan and an education exhibition from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Tom McMillan, author of Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11, will…

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Taylor Jenkins Reid featured for Novel November

UPDATED: September 23, 2021 New York Times-bestselling novelist and screenwriter Taylor Jenkins Reid will be the featured author for The Peters Township Library Foundation’s Novel November. The literary event will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Peters Township High School Auditorium at 121 Rolling Hills Drive in McMurray. This…

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Update for June 1, 2021 Library Operations

From Peters Township Public Library Director Lacey Love: As you are aware, Governor Wolf, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced that mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. In line with these new orders, I wanted to give you an update on our library operations….

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Access The Wall Street Journal anytime, anywhere!

We are happy to announce that the Peters Township Public Library is able to provide PT Library cardholders with digital access to The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! The Wall Street Journal is one of the largest newspapers in the United States, providing coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around…

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Auto Renewals

Auto renewals for eligible items

The WAGGIN Network would like to save you time and to help you avoid overdue fines. Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021, we will automatically renew your eligible items two days before the due date. Our policy is two renewals for books and one renewal for DVDs if no one has placed the item on hold….

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Spring Into Reading with Beanstack

An exciting change is coming to our library! Our reading challenges will be hosted through Beanstack by ZooBean. Beanstack is an online program and app designed for public libraries to host reading challenges year-round. Through Beanstack, our library will offer reading challenges that will allow you to track your reading and complete activities to earn…

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April is Citizen Science Month

April is Citizen Science Month! Peters Township Public Library is participating in a special citizen science project that is viewing clouds from above and below. Help NASA by observing clouds and logging your observations using a free and easy-to-use app on a smartphone or tablet – photograph clouds, record sky observations, and compare them with…

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