My Library Account
Online Library Catalog
Events, Groups & Programs
Online Library Resources
My Library Information
Pennsylvania Room
Kids' Corner
Teen Zone
Ligonier & Regional Links
Online Newspapers
Link to library Facebook page



Library Happenings

LET'S BOOK - Begins on September 1st; Orientation meeting on Thursday, September 4, at 9:30 am in library community room

Join us on Thursday, September 4, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Ligonier Valley Library for the launch of our newest program, "Let's Book!"

When summer ends many people tend to use their reading glasses more than their walking shoes. This fall, we challenge you to change your habits by joining us for a 10-week walking and reading program.

Exercise for the brain and the body!

"Let's Book" is about encouraging participants to read and to walk every day for optimal health of the mind and the body! Set your own goals and walk and read at your own pace. Join us for weekly group walks or walk on your own. Already part of a walking group? Join together as a team!

Let's Book logo

Visit our LET'S BOOK web page where you'll find information about upcoming programs, incentives, the Team Challenge and the downloadable walking/reading logs.


Photo from the Historic Photography Show This year's exhibit commemorates the Ligonier veterans of World War I. As with our past exhibits, we are asking the community to lend photographs and documents for us to copy and add to the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania Room. We would also like to borrow artifacts and memorabilia relating to World War I. They will be returned at the conclusion of the exhibit.

Walking with Thoreau - September 17 at 7:00 pm in the library community room

"I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields absolutely free from all worldly engagements." Henry David Thoreau

In his classic essay "Walking" and other works, Henry David Thoreau describes the act of walking as an uplifting art accessible to anyone with a spirit of adventure. In this talk, we will explore the ways in which Thoreau celebrates walking as an ideal method of communing with the wider world and as an essential complement to work, study, and contemplation.

Our featured speaker is Bryon Williams. He teaches American Literature at Duquesne University, where he is a doctoral candidates in the English Department. His research, writing and teaching focus is on the intersection of literature and the natural environment with a special concentration on the works of Henry David Thoreau.

Byron Williams - Walking with Thoreau

This talk is the first in a series of programs to be offered during the 10-week LET'S BOOK program this fall. This presentation is open to the general public, free of charge. You do not have to be a member of Let's Book to attend.

Want to know more about LET'S BOOK? Visit the WEB PAGE where you'll find information about upcoming programs, incentives, the Team Challenge and the downloadable walking/reading logs.

For more activities and happenings at Ligonier Valley Library, check out these links:


Also check out our Event Calendar!