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Library Happenings

March

FOOD FOR THOUGHT : A COOKBOOK CLUB - March 30 at 6:00 pm

The selected cookbook is AARTI PAARTI: an American Kitchen with an Indian Soul by Aarti Sequeira. This collection of recipes makes cooking with traditional Indian and Middle Eastern flavors easy and fun for American cooks. The recipes use traditional Indian spices in everyday American dishes.


April

MOVIE NIGHT FOR HISTORY BUFFS - APRIL 7 AT 6:30 PM

Join Pennsylvania Room staff in the library's community room for a presentation of the movie based on the book Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly. Show time is 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 7. Popcorn and drinks will be served.


A SEAFARER'S DECODING OF THE IRISH SYMBOLS - APRIL 8 AT 7:00 PM

book jacket photo The secrets of the symbols etched in the stones of Ireland have remained one of the world's most intriguing ancient mysteries - until now! Never before have these enigmatic designs been systematically analyzed to reveal a symbolic language of astounding import. In his newly published book, symbolist Donald J. McMahon unlocks the megalithic secrets of the Emerald Isle.

Our featured speaker is Don McMahon, a long time resident of Ligonier working in specialty metals and an avid sailor. The inspiration for his book came from many visits to Ireland where the tour guides said the symbols were whatever you wish them to be. No longer can this be said.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase.


VICTORIOUS! FROM HOMETOWN AMERICA TO TOKYO BAY, 1941-1945 - APRIL 15 AT 7:00 PM

Victorious! From Hometown America to Tokyo Bay, 1941-1945 is the latest publication from the Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies.

book jacket photo The work contains 38 personal accounts of Western Pennsylvania residents who served the US during WWII, both on the European and Pacific fields of battle and the homefront. Anyone with an interest in local history and in the history of World War II will enjoy this informative book talk. The presentation is free and open to the general public.

Copes of the book will be for sale ($28) at the program.


NOVEL ART SUBMISSION, FINAL DAY - APRIL 18

Saturday, April 18 is the last day to submit your Novel Art creation.

All submitted items will be on display April 23 through April 30 in the library's community room (Mon-Thurs: 12-8pm; Fri & Sat: 11am-5pm).

The Student Auction will be held on April 30 at 6pm.

The Adult Auction & Party will be held on May 1.

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Submission forms are available at the library and on the NOVEL ART web page - visit to also learn more about what Novel Art is and how you can join.


DEATH IN THE STACKS : MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - April 24 at 11:45 am

The book selection is Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn. Sir Edward Grey collapses and dies at this London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Prepared to accept that Edward's death was due to a longstanding physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when private inquiry agent Nicholas Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward was murdered. Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise.


May

DAY OF GIVING - MAY 5

To coincide with the national "Give Local America Day," the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County announces its "Day of Giving" for 2015.

Watch for more information and a link to donate from our web page!


TITLES AND TEA BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP - May 6 at 3:00 pm

The book selection is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Follows the story of Hetty "Handful", an urban slave in Charleston, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of the characters, both real and imagined.


DORIS MULLAN MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT - MAY 7 TO JUNE 5

EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION - MAY 7 AT 7:00 PM

A photography show to honor the memory of Doris B. Mullan will be on display in the library's exhibit hallway outside the Pennsylvania Room from May 7 through June 5. Doris was a world traveler who captured on film the wonders of her journeys, focusing on the sites and animals she loved.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 7, beginning at 7:00 pm.

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LET'S BOOK! RETURNS - MAY 14

Our popular reading and walking program returns on May 14 for a new 10-week session. We had originally hoped to start the program on May 7, but had to change the date to May 14. So Mark (or change) your calendars!

Let's Book! encourages people to read and to walk every day for optimal health of the mind and body. You can join our weekly walks or just walk on your own. Group walks will be held every Thursday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will be approximately one hour in length. Participants can walk at their own pace and are not required to complete the entire one-hour walk.

Everyone is encouraged to keep a log of the number of minutes they spend reading and walking each day. Log sheets will be available at the library. The goal is to read and walk at least 100 minutes per week throughout the 10-week program.

For more information visit the LET'S BOOK page!


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