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An IN Community Magazine Peters Township SP Floors & Design Center Walks to End Alzheimer’s Township News School District News PAGE 9 OCT/NOV 2022 icmags.com

616 E. McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317 724.941.9430 www.ptlibrary.org LIBRARY HOURS Monday through Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed The library will close at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23 The library will be closed on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. PHOTO CREDIT: AUBRIE PICK FOR SPEAKER INFO PLEASE VISIT PENQUINRANDOMHOUSE.COM TICKETS FOR NOVEL NOVEMBER WITH ANDY WEIR W TH R eters Township esk Andy Weir will be the featured author for The Peters Township Library Foundation’s upcoming Novel November. The literary event will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Peters Township High School Auditorium at 121 Rolling Hills Drive in McMurray. Tickets are available for purchase at ptlib.org/AndyWeir. Adult general admission tickets are 25, and Student tickets are 5. All general admission tickets include a post-event book signing with Weir. Riverstone Books, The Foundation’s independent local bookselling partner, will sell Weir’s books before and after the program. You can also purchase tickets at the Peters Township Public Library circulation desk. A digital ticket will be available for 25 for those who NOVEMBER 3, option 2022 prefer not to attend in person. A recording of the program will be 7:00 pm VIP Reception 5:45 PM available on Friday, November 4, with a code to view for 14 days. Peters Township High School Auditorium Following local health and safety guidelines, if Novel November ptlib.org/AndyWeir cannot take place in person, all tickets will automatically convert PE TE RS TOWN SH I P PU BL I C L I BR A RY NE WS the digitalcareer format. Andy Weir builtto a two-decade as a software engineer until the success of his first Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live the success first published novel, The Martian, out his dream ofuntil writing full-time. He isofa this lifelong to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a space nerd andallowed a devotedhim hobbyist of such lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of spaceflight. He also asmanned relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of mixes a mean cocktail. He spaceflight. lives in California. manned Weir also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California. HisB OOK newest book, Project Hail Mary, has been optioned S A LES B Y for a film starring Ryan Gosling. For speaker info, please visit penguinrandomhouse.com. S ILVE R S PO N S OR I N PA RTN E RSH IP WIT H ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER – SKYBOX Saturday, Oct. 15 Kindergarten to Grade 3, 11 a.m. to 12 noon Grades 4 to 6, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Grade 7 to Adult, 2 to 3 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Blast off through space and time with the Carnegie Science Center’s digital SkyBox planetarium! Discover how powerful software and an HD projector make these portable flat-screen planetarium programs more accessible than ever before. Experience the extreme weather and geological features of our Solar System’s many planets and moons. Rocket beyond the Sun to witness wonders of the universe such as nebulae and black holes. Finally, watch for familiar celestial bodies as we shift from day to nighttime sky, highlighting objects you can see from your backyards! We will offer 3 different programs throughout the day for various age groups. Visit ptlibrary.org/events for more details. PUMPKIN PAINTING PARTY For all ages Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Bring Your Own Pumpkin and use our supplies to decorate your pumpkin. We will provide some inspiration with paint and stencils. Listen along to some spooky music as you chat with friends and create your one-of-a-kind pumpkin. Take home your creation or submit it to the Pumpkin Decorating Competition. Each child participating must register to reserve their spot for this program. An adult must accompany children under the age of 13. MINI GOLF AT THE LIBRARY For all ages Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Throughout the library Our popular mini-golf program returns! Beginning Monday, October 10, please call the Youth Services Desk at 724.941.9430 #3 to register your family or group and reserve your tee time. We highly recommend you make a reservation as walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a spot. Adults must accompany children in Grade 4 and below. 22 PETERS TOWNSHIP

SEASONAL EVENTS PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST For Ages 3 to 18 Thursday, Oct. 6 through Monday, Oct. 24 Youth Services Department Decorate a pumpkin to look like your favorite book character, then bring your pumpkin to the library to be voted on by patrons! The first 24 people to register will receive a FREE pumpkin to get started. Pumpkin pickup runs from Oct 6 to Oct 10. Decorated pumpkins are due to the library by Oct 24. We will pick the winners on Oct 27. We will not limit how many participate in the program; only the first 24 registered will receive a free pumpkin. TEEN HALLOWEEN POTION BOTTLES For Grades 7 to 12 Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Get ready for a spooky season by making your own creepy Halloween potions! We will provide you with the supplies to make one decorative glass potion bottle with LED string lights. Registration is required for each teen participating. NOT-SO-SCARY MOVIE MARATHON For Grades 7 to 12 Thursday, Oct. 27, 1 to 8 p.m. Teen Room, 1st floor ALL AGES MARIO KART TOURNAMENT For Grades 1 to 12 Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Teen Room, 1st floor Start your Thanksgiving break off right with a Mario Kart Tournament! We will have prizes and snacks during the tournament. 1 to 2 p.m.: Grades 1 to 3 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.: Grades 4 to 6 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Grades 7 to 12 In-Person Programming BODIES IN MOTION For Ages 2 to 5 Every Monday thru Nov. 7, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor TODDLER TALES For Ages 2 to 3 ½ Every Monday thru Nov. 7, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Join Ms. Shannon for stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft as we celebrate fall together. Registration is required for each session for each child participating. We are accepting 15 children for this program. BOOK BABIES For Birth to 18 months Every Tuesday through Nov. 8, 10 to 10:20 a.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Clap and sing along to tunes while working on fine and gross motor skills and following directions with Ms. Patty’s help. Registration is required for each session for each child participating. We are accepting 15 children for this program. MOTHER GOOSE STORYTIME For Ages 1 to 2 ½ years Tuesdays through Nov. 8, 11 to 11:20 a.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Join Ms. Patty for songs, fingerplays, and a story with your little one. Registration is required for each session for each child participating. We are accepting 15 children for this program. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME For Ages 3 ½ to 5 Wednesdays through Nov. 9, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Join Ms. Linda and explore different stories with a theme-related activity and craft. Registration is required for each session for each child participating. We are accepting 15 children for this program. TINY TUNES For Ages 3 ½ to 5 Wednesdays through Nov. 9, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Music makes everything better! Join Ms. Linda for casual music time. We will work with rhythm instruments, learn songs, and make a parade. Registration is required for each session for each child participating. We are accepting 15 children for this program. Get movin’ and groovin’ with Ms. Shannon in this program, perfect for your little wigglers. Registration is required for each PETERS TOWNSHIP OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 23 ptlibrary.org 724.941.9430 No school today, so join us with your friends for an epic Halloween movie binge! We have a full day of movies, snacks, and Halloween shenanigans planned for you. 1 p.m. - Hocus Pocus, 3:30 p.m. – Beetlejuice, 6 p.m. – Ghostbusters session for each child participating. We are accepting 15 children for this program. P E TE RS TOWN SHI P P U B L I C L I B R ARY N E WS Please visit the library events calendar at ptlibrary.org/events to register for our free programs or call 724.941.9430 #3 so library staff can prepare accordingly. Fall programs are in session and run through Friday, November 11. Peters Township YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAMMING

PAWS FOR READING better. A library staff member will be assisting Mr. Pete during each session. Individual registration is required for each child participating. We are accepting 14 children for this program. FAMILY LEGO NIGHT For the whole family Select Mondays, Oct. 24 & Nov. 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Visit Ms. Linda in the library and build Legos together as a family. We will share some challenges and display your creations in the library following the event. Individual registration is required for each child participating. We are accepting 15 children for this program. For Pre-K and up Second Saturday of the Month, 10 to 11:20 a.m. (Oct. 8, Nov. 12) Youth Services Department, 1st floor We are excited to host therapy dogs at the library in partnership with Animal Friends. Register online for your 20-minute time slot to read to these furry friends. They are gentle and love to listen to you read. Space is limited so register today. Woof! HARVEST FAMILY BINGO For the whole family Monday, Nov. 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Join Ms. Linda for Harvest Family Bingo night. Your whole family can play a few rounds of Bingo and maybe win a prize! Individual registration is required for each child participating. We are accepting 15 children for this program. Tween In-Person Programming PE TE RS TOWN SH I P PU BL I C L I BR A RY NE WS eters Township WILD KRATT WEDNESDAY For Pre-K to Grade 3 Wednesdays, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9, 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Bring a bag lunch and picnic as you watch nature unfold with the Kratt brothers on the big screen. Ms. Linda will make learning fun! Get a universe of information on that week’s Wild Kratt topic. Individual registration is required for each child participating. We are accepting 15 children for this program. NIGHT WITH WQED For all ages Select Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Teen Room, 1st floor Join Ms. Shannon for a beloved PBS Kids show, stories, and activities. Registration is required and is limited to 15 children. We thank Clearview Federal Credit Union for sponsoring our Night with WQED programming. Oct. 20: Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about Halloween Nov. 10: Arthur’s Thanksgiving CHESS WITH A CHAMPION TWEEN MAKER MONDAY For Grades 4 to 6 Select Mondays, Oct. 10 & Nov. 21, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Enjoy working with your friends on different STEAM-based DIY activities. We will have a light snack for you! Individual registration is required for each tween participating. We are accepting 15 tweens for this program. TWEENMADE: HALLOWEEN POTION BOTTLES For Grades 4 to 6 Tuesday, Oct. 11, 4 to 5 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Get ready for a spooky season by making your own creepy Halloween potions! We will provide you with the supplies to make one decorative glass potion bottle with LED string lights. Registration is required for each session for each tween participating. We are accepting 15 tweens for this program. TWEEN WRITING GROUP For Grades 1 to 6 Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 18, Nov.15) Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Mr. Pete, our local chess champion, is back and ready to share basic play techniques in person! Make your game even 24 PETERS TOWNSHIP For Grades 4 to 6 Tuesdays, Oct. 18. Nov. 1, and Nov. 15, 4 to 5 p.m. Teen Room, 1st floor Whether you’re brand-new to creative writing or a seasoned story writer, the Tween Writing Group is for you! Join

Make a galaxy work-of-art, complete with glow-in-the-dark paint! We will provide everything you need, and each participant will take home a canvas. Individual registration is required for each tween participating. We are accepting 15 tweens for this program. TWEENMADE For Grades 4 to 6 Tuesday, Nov. 8, 4 to 5 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor TEEN WRITING GROUP For Grades 7 to 12 Tuesdays, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, and Nov. 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Teen Room, 1st floor Whether you’re brand-new to creative writing or a seasoned story writer, the Teen Writing Group is for you! Join Ms. Beth to discuss the craft of writing and connect with peer writers. Bring a pen and paper or a laptop and any work you’re interested in sharing. Individual registration is required for each teen participating. We are accepting 15 teens for this program. Join Ms. Beth for another tasty cooking class! This time, we’re focusing on fall favorites. Learn how to make yummy, nobake pumpkin-caramel cheesecakes and spiced apple-cider slushies. Eat your delicious creations at the end of class! Individual registration is required for each tween participating. We are accepting 15 tweens for this program. TWEEN BOOK CLUB For Grades 4 to 6 Select Thursdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Ms. Linda will be meeting you in the library for this book discussion. The first five registrants get a free copy of the book. Individual registration is required for each tween participating. We are accepting 12 tweens for this program. Oct. 27: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix Nov. 17: Real Friends by Shannon Hale VOLUNTEEN BOARD Grades 7 to 12 First Saturday of the Month, 11 a.m. (Nov. 5) OR First Thursday of the Month, 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 6 and Nov. 3) Teen Room, 1st floor The library is now accepting teen volunteers. Meet with Ms. Shannon monthly in the Teen Room to help plan events and prepare for library activities. Weekly and special volunteers are also needed. Attendance at one monthly VolunTEEN Board meeting (either the first Thursday or the first Saturday) is required to serve as a library volunteer. Registration is required for each teen participating. TEEN CHOICE BOOK CLUB For Grades 7 to 12 Saturday, Nov. 5, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Teen Room, 1st floor Join us for a book club just for teens! Let’s munch a light pizza lunch while we discuss the books. Our VolunTEEN Board chooses the books we will read. Individual registration is required for TEENMADE For Grades 7 to 12 Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Make a galaxy work-of-art, complete with glow-in-the-dark paint! We will provide everything you need, and each participant will take home a canvas. Individual registration is required for each tween participating. We are accepting 15 teens for this program. TEENMADE For Grades 7 to 12 Tuesday, Nov. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Join Ms. Beth for another tasty cooking class! This time, we’re focusing on fall favorites. Learn how to make yummy, nobake pumpkin-caramel cheesecakes and spiced apple-cider slushies. Eat your delicious creations at the end of class! Individual registration is required for each teen participating. We are accepting 15 teens for this program. TEENMADE For Grades 7 to 12 Tuesday, Nov. 22, 4 to 5 p.m. Teen Room, 1st floor New to macrame? This simple art of interlacing and knotting cords produces beautiful woven projects. No special tools are needed! You will learn the basic macrame knots and take home a unique decorative weaving. Individual registration is required for each teen participating. We are accepting 15 teens for this program. PETERS TOWNSHIP OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 25 ptlibrary.org 724.941.9430 Teen In-Person Programming P E TE RS TOWN SHI P P U B L I C L I B R ARY N E WS TWEENMADE For Grades 4 to 6 Tuesday, Oct. 25, 4 to 5 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor each teen participating. We are accepting 20 teens for this program. The first five registrants get a free copy of the book. Visit ptlibrary.org/events to see the books selected. Peters Township Ms. Beth to discuss the craft of writing and connect with peer writers. Bring a pen and paper or a laptop and any work you’re interested in sharing. Individual registration is required for each tween participating. We are accepting 15 tweens for this program.

PHOTO CREDIT: AUBRIE PICK FOR SPEAKER INFO PLEASE VISIT PENQUINRANDOMHOUSE.COM TIC KE TS ON SA LE N O W A N OV EL NOV EM B E R W I T H ANDY WEIR BUY TIC K ETS Tickets also on sale at PT Library Circulation Desk PE TE RS TOWN SH I P PU BL I C L I BR A RY NE WS eters Township NOVEMBER 3, 2022 7:00 pm VIP Reception 5:45 PM Peters Township High School Auditorium ptlib.org/AndyWeir Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California. SILVER SPONSOR BOOK SA LES BY IN PA RTNERSHI P WIT H 26 PETERS TOWNSHIP

THRIVING ON A SIMULATED MARTIAN OUTPOST Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor How close are we to the events portrayed in Andy Weir’s bestselling novel, The Martian? Join us for a fascinating talk with Professor Diane Turnshek, a lecturer in the Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. A former Mars Desert Research Station crew member, Turnshek will discuss current exploration efforts and preparations to put humans on Mars. Registration is required for each adult attending this inperson program. Andy Weir is the featured author for this year’s Novel November event on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. HALLOWEEN POTION BOTTLES Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Join Patron Services Coordinator Dianne Finnegan to prepare for a spooky season by making your own creepy Halloween potions! We will provide you with the supplies to make one decorative glass potion bottle with LED string lights. Registration is required for each adult participating. FILM SCREENING: THE MARTIAN (2015) For teens and adults Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor GALAXY POUR PAINTING Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 to 7 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor We will create four “out of this world” galaxy-inspired tile coasters using the pour paint method. We will provide all materials you need at no cost - bring your creativity! Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. QUILLING SPOOKY PAPER BATS Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Café Lee, 2nd floor Get into the Halloween spirit by making your own spooky paper bat! Paper quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper MOONSHOT MUSEUM TALK For teens and adults Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom Mike Hennessy from the Moonshot Museum, the only museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to focus exclusively on space exploration, will discuss Pittsburgh’s contribution to the Space Race and the future of space exploration. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Register at ptlib.org/moonshot to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. AFTERNOON BINGO FOR SENIORS & CAREGIVERS Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1 to 2 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Have some fun playing everyone’s favorite game -- BINGO! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for Bingo and other games with Michelle Winterhalter from Senior Life Washington. Prizes for winners and fun for all! Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. SUMINAGASHI INK MARBLING Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Café Lee, 2nd floor Suminagashi, or “floating ink,” is an ancient paper marbling technique that involves alternating ink and a resist to create a beautiful sequence of rings. The effect can be subtle or more pronounced, and a unique pattern will surprise you every time. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach you the process and help you create a unique print. Due to the equipment used, this program is limited to adult patrons only. Registration is required and limited to 6 participants. FALLING LEAVES AUTUMN CARD Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. OR Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Café Lee, 2nd floor Paper quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls and arranging them into elegant shapes. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach you quilling basics and help you create your own paper Autumn leaf card. Due to the equipment PETERS TOWNSHIP OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 27 ptlibrary.org 724.941.9430 Join us to watch the Oscar-nominated film adaptation of Andy Weir’s bestselling novel, The Martian, before he visits Peters Township for Novel November. Popcorn to snack on! The film is rated PG-13. Registration is required for each adult participating. into coils or scrolls and arranging them into elegant shapes. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach you quilling basics and help you create your own bat. Due to the equipment used, this program is limited to adults only. Registration is required and limited to 6 participants. Register for one session only. P E TE RS TOWN SHI P P U B L I C L I B R ARY N E WS We have transitioned our programs back to in-person events. We have a few Zoom options for book clubs and computer classes. So library staff can prepare accordingly, please visit the library events calendar at ptlibrary.org/events to register for our free programs or call 724.941.9430 #1. Peters Township PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

used, this program is limited to adult patrons only. Registration is required and limited to 6 participants. Register for one session only. DIY “HOME” SIGN Today, Maddalena is doing well. She continues to see the nephrologist for her chronic kidney disease and may need a kidney transplant in the future. Her family is hosting their 6th annual replenishment drive and plans to do so yearly. To make an appointment: Visit vitalant.org and click the “Log In” button. On the new window, choose Donor Login (previous donor) or New Donor (haven’t donated with Vitalant before), search with group code Z0021026, or call 412.209.7000. Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Join Patron Services Coordinator Dianne Finnegan to create a unique piece of decor for your home! We will provide all materials you need to paint, decoupage, and decorate your ‘HOME’ sign - just bring your creativity! There is no cost to attend, but registration is required to reserve your seat for this in-person program. We will offer this program to 25 adults. PE TE RS TOWN SH I P PU BL I C L I BR A RY NE WS eters Township SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES 101 had possible brain damage and acute liver and kidney failure. Maddalena received an extraordinary amount of blood the night she was born and more than 40 blood products during her 40day stay in the neonatal intensive care unit. For teens and adults Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom A representative from Aurora Innovations will discuss the selfdriving vehicle industry, the science behind the technology, how it’s tested safely, and how the technology may benefit our lives in the near future. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Register at ptlib.org/aurora to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. THE INVASIVE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor PUZZLE SWAP Wednesday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 3 Main Lobby We are planning another Puzzle Swap - just in time for the holidays! Bring adult puzzles (limit 5) to the library in their original box, in good condition, with all of their pieces to the lobby Wednesday through Friday. You will receive a Puzzle Swap Ticket for your puzzles that you can redeem for new-to-you puzzles on Saturday, December 3. Please wrap a rubber band around each puzzle box to secure the contents. See the schedule below for more details. Puzzle Drop Off: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 1, 2 to 8 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 2, 1 to 4 p.m. Puzzle Pick Up: Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 to 11 a.m. Library-Sponsored Clubs Our clubs are now meeting in the building. Advance registration is required to reserve your spot. Register online at ptlibrary.org/events. EVENING BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS Second Wednesday of the Month, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Reading Room, 2nd floor Club Leader: Contact Library In 2022, Pennsylvania added Washington County to the state’s Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine list. Learn about this invasive species, its harm to our environment and economy, and what you can do to help slow the spread. Rose Trunzo and Teresa Matuska of the Washington County Master Gardeners will present this program. Registration is required for each adult participating. This book club will meet in person and have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom Link. Please email Illyanna Logan at ilogan@pt-library.org for more information. Oct. 12: The Martian by Andy Weir Nov. 9: Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okaparanta MADDALENA TRAY REPLENISHMENT BLOOD DRIVE Wednesday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS Third Wednesday of the Month, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Reading Room, 2nd floor Club Leader: Lori Obel Maddalena Tray’s entrance into the world in February 2017 came with several unforeseen complications. In addition to metabolic acidosis, a condition wherein the amount of acid in the blood is out of balance, Maddalena 28 PETERS TOWNSHIP This book club will meet in person and have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom Link. Please email Illyanna Logan at ilogan@pt-library.org for more information. Oct. 19: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Nov. 16: Animal Farm by George Orwell

P E TE RS TOWN SHI P P U B L I C L I B R ARY N E WS This book club will meet in person and have a Zoom option if members wish to participate from home. Registration is required to attend in person and to receive the Zoom Link. Please email Illyanna Logan at ilogan@pt-library.org for more information. No meeting in December. Oct. 25: The Vig by John Lescroart Nov. 29: The Maidens by Alex Michaelides EVENING CROCHET CLUB Second Thursday of the Month, 6 to 7 p.m. (Oct. 13 and Nov. 10) STAMP CLUB Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (Oct. 18 and Nov. 15) WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP Last Wednesday of the Month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Oct. 26 and Nov. 30) COLORING & CLASSICS CLUB First and Third Thursdays of the Month, 1 to 2 p.m. (Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3 &17) “ROOTS” GENEALOGY CLUB Second Tuesday of the Month, 1 to 3 p.m. (Oct. 11 and Nov. 8) LENSSHOOTERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Wednesdays, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor Computer Classes for Adults HALLOWEEN CRAFTING IDEAS WITH CREATIVEBUG Monday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. via Zoom CreativeBug offers over 1,000 free online arts and crafts workshops. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will demonstrate how to use this free resource and highlight some fun Halloween crafts. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation and is limited to 15 participants. MAKE A MUG WORKSHOP Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Makerspace Area, 2nd floor Learn how to design and produce a custom-designed Fall or Halloween-themed mug using a Cricut machine and infusible ink. Participants will get to take home one mug each. Due to the equipment used, this program is limited to adult patrons only. Registration is required, and space is limited to 4 participants. STREAMING SPOOKY MOVIES WITH KANOPY Monday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. via Zoom Library service Kanopy lets you stream new and popular films, classics, and documentaries on your computer or device. IT/ Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy will teach you how to access the service and spotlight some of the collection’s Halloween highlights. Kanopy is free but does require a Peters Township library card number. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation and is limited to 15 participants. FLIPSTER FOR DIGITAL MAGAZINES Monday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. via Zoom Library service Flipster provides dozens of popular magazines, such as TIME, Rolling Stone, People, National Geographic, and more, for free! Learn how to access Flipster and enjoy free magazines with IT/Reference Librarian Brandon Priddy. This service is available to PT Library cardholders only. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation and is limited to 15 participants. LEARNING LANGUAGES WITH MANGO Monday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. via Zoom Mango offers comprehensive lessons in over 70 world languages. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will show you how to create an account, navigate the Mango website & app, and start learning a new language! Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation and is limited to 15 participants. THANKSGIVING CRAFT IDEAS WITH CREATIVEBUG Monday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. via Zoom CreativeBug offers over 1,000 free online arts and crafts workshops. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will demonstrate how to use this free resource and highlight fun Thanksgiving crafts, like a fall leaf wreath, iced fall cookies, a sewn pie carrier, velvet pumpkins, and more. This service is available to PT Library cardholders only. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation and is limited to 15 participants. PETERS TOWNSHIP OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 29 ptlibrary.org 724.941.9430 All classes are free and offered in the library or virtually via Zoom. IT Librarian Brandon Priddy will be your instructor for all sessions. Registration is required to receive the Zoo

PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY Peters Township 22 PETERS TOWNSHIP NEWS. LIBRARY HOURS Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday free programs or call 724.941.9430 #3 so library staff can prepare accordingly. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Closed

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