Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A Universe of Stories: 
Adult Summer Reading Club 
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Did you know our Summer Reading Challenge is not just for kids?
 Register to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge, which kicks off Saturday, June 8 and continues through Saturday, August 17. 
You can register and pick up your packet at the  Kick Off Party being held at the library on Saturday, June 8 from 1-3 p.m. or at the library front desk  any time after this date.

During this 10 week reading challenge, there are many ways for adults to participate and earn raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our great gift basket prizes (which will be on display at the library starting on June 8)! To receive your tickets, simply complete and return the activity sheets in the registration packet and come to any of our adult or all ages programs being offered throughout the summer. 

All gift basket winners will be picked at the end of the 10 week challenge. So you have all summer to keep earning and entering your raffle tickets!

Monthly Program - New Members Always Welcome

The Mystery and Mayhem Book Club: 
group normally meets @ 1 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. 
Read and discuss mystery and suspense books. Copies of the books will be available in adcvance at the front desk. Monthly book choices:

June 10 - The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye

July 8 - Dead as a Doorknocker by Diane Kelly

Dead as a Door Knocker: A House-Flipper Mystery

August 5 - The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 

The Woman in Cabin 10

Evening Book Discussion Group: 
book discussions are held the third Monday of the month @ 7 p.m. in the library program room. Monthly book selections range from classics to best sellers. Copies of the books are available by request at the front desk. 

Summer meeting date: 

June 17 - Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

July 15 - TBD
August 19 - TBD

Come to the library every Monday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for an enjoyable game of Scrabble. No need to register, just show us with a friend or two and have some fun.  Game boards are available, and will be set up on the tables in the Adult Reading Area for anyone to use on a first come, first served basis. No registration required.
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Every Monday in the Adult Reading Area

The Scribe's Sanctuary: A Writer's Group
group meets the second Tuesday of every month 
in the library program room @ 6:30 p.m.
Looking for a group to ignite your natural creative writing talents in an encouraging and supportive environment?  Then this is the group for you!  Members offer and receive support and encouragements to other writers of all genre and writing levels.
Any specific questions regarding this group can be directed to Genea Webb, group organizer, @ blkwriter15236@gmail.com.
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Summer meeting Dates: June 11, July 9, August 13

Keep Calm and Color On: an adult coloring club meets on the second Wednesday of the month @ 2 p.m. in the Adult Reading Area.
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Summer meeting dates: June 12, July 10, and August 14

Unwind: A Knitting and Crocheting Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the tables outside of the program room on the lower level of the library.
Come and learn basic knitting and crocheting skills or work on our current project with likeminded friends. Share or recieve tips and advice with fellow crafters. You will need to bring your own needles and yarn.
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Summer meeting dates: June 12 & 26, July 10 & 25, August 14 & 28

Conversation Salon: group meets from 1-3 p.m., the first Friday of every month.
Enjoy good company and pleasant conversation. Light refreshments provided. Bring a friend, relative or neighbor. 
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Summer meeting dates: June 7, July 5 and August 2

Special Adult and All Ages Programs:

Music On the Lawn Summer Concert Series: 
select Tuesday's at 6 pm on the library's front lawn.

Chill out on the Library's front lawn for live acoustic, family friendly music. Each month, a few local TJ High School students will be performing for the opening acts at each concert, followed up with the acoustic soul music of the Zen Strings, a group of local musicians coming together just for your listening pleasure this summer!
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Summer concert dates: 
June 11 - Casey and Mara Lako (violin and guitar duets)
 *July 9 - Jake Zang and Theo Doerfler (keys)
August 13 - Lindsey Rojtas (voice and acoustic plugin guitar)

July National Hot Dog Month and we will be selling grilled hot dogs on the front lawn for $1 during the performance, generously donated by Redemption Hill Church of Pleasant Hills.

Miniatures with Jim Allan: Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

Jim Allan is a local artist who builds miniature structures of many locations and building types. Come and learn his creative process, see the tools and supplies he uses, and the exquisite detail of a few finished products. You'll be amazed at his creativity and talent! 

History of Aviation Presentation: 
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6 p.m. in the program room
Pleasant Hills Borough Council member and Aviation instructor, Cheryl Freedman, will be joining us to discuss her knowledge of the past, present, and future of aviation. 
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FAKENEWS - Making Sense of Media in the Era of Clickbait: 
Tuesday, August 15 @ 7 p.m. in the program room

Fake news is nothing new, but it feels more prevalent these days. Misleading or outright wrong information can reach more people more quickly via social media. Join Dr. Jessica Ghilani as she examines the historical framework for understanding fake news, discusses how we got to this point, and offers tips on how to fact-check the news.

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Books Talks with Dr. Jack Aupperle:
Friday's @ 10:30 a.m. in the program room
Enjoy the eloquent speaking of Dr. Jack Aupperle for an educational and entertaining presentation of a current non-fiction book review. He normally presents at the library every other month throughout the year, but this summer we were able to schedule a few extra dates for your listening pleasure!  

Summer presentation dates: 
June 21Most Blessed of the Patriarchs by Peter Onuf .
"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination 

July 19 - First:  Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas

 First: Sandra Day O'Connor

August 9The Matriarch : Barbara Bush and the making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty; Hardcover; Author - Susan Page

Discover Medicare Seminar: 
Tuesday's, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the program room.

Presented by Susanne Snyder from Insurance Services, LLC. The informationals sessions will explain how Medicare works and how it affects you including:
Medicare Parts A & B
Prescription Drug Coverage
Medicare Extra Help Programs
Types of Medicare Supplements
Open to anyone new to Medicare or interested in learning more about it, and will include a question and answer session.
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Summer seminar date: June 25, July 30, August 27.

Yoga With Tam Ziccardi: 
Saturday's @ 11 a.m. in the program room.
Only $5 per class. Dress comfortably and bring your own yoga mat. Registration required per class due to limited space.
 Please call or stop by the library front desk to register.

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Summer sessions: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24