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Library Happenings

Novel Art On Display

Novel Art On Display - all pieces will be on display in the community room starting Thursday, April 23 and continuing through Thursday, April 30 during normal library hours.

Student Auction & Party - Help us celebrate the talents of our student submitters. Join us on Tuesday, April 28 between 1 and 7 pm for an auction & party just for them that will showcase their works of novel art.

Adult Auction & Party - Purchase your admission now and join us on May 1 from 6-8 pm for a fun evening at the library.

Learn more @ NOVEL ART iii

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April

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.


STUDENT NOVEL ART AUCTION & PARTY - APRIL 28 FROM 1-7 PM

Join us in celebrating our young artists, ages 15 and under, with an event of their very own.

This year's event is raising funds to further enhance the digital learning solutions for preschool, students and adults at the Ligonier Valley Library.

Learn more on the NOVEL ART web page!


May

NOVEL ART AUCTION & PARTY - MAY 1 FROM 6-8 PM

Join us for a fun evening, and take home a novel piece of art that will make the perfect conversation piece.

In addition to our silent auction and tasty hors d'oeuvre, this year the Novel Art committe is happy to announce that Bill Brown will be the emcee for the event. We're also pleased to announce that InSight featuring Gary Soltys on guitar and Debra Spatola, vocalist, will be performing!

Novel Art Party & Auction admission is $25/person and $40/couple and may be obtained ahead of time at the library or that day. Advanced reservations are encouraged.

Contact the library with any questions at 724-238-6451 or stop by and ask at the front desk. Learn more on the NOVEL ART web page!


DAY OF GIVING - MAY 5 from 8:00 am to 12:00 am

Day of Giving is a great way to make your donation go a little further. All donations made from 8 am to 12 am on May 5 will receive a pro-rated portion of a match pool - this year's match pool will be $50,000.

The event is proud to be a part of a major national initiative to coincide with Give Local America, a national event to encourage and inspire local giving with over 100 communities participating across the United States.

Donations must be made online (http://www.pittsburghgives.org/) during that 16-hour window on May 5. Only MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards will be accepted.

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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JAMES L. SWANSON SPEAKING AT SETON HILL UNIVERSITY - MAY 12 AT 7:00 PM

The Westmoreland County Federated Library System (WCFLS) and SHARE Westmoreland are happy to present James L. Swanson on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:00 pm at Seton Hill University's Performing Arts Center (100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601).

James L. Swanson is the author of "The President Has Been Shot!", Chasing Lincoln's Killers and Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer.

Reserve tickets: 724-552-2929 or at http://www.setonhill.edu/tickets (Click on Special Events on the left)

Sponsored by: The Friends of the Norwin Public Library, Richard P. Gibson & Rosemary Kirr Charitable Trust, Education Fund of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, and The Penn Area Library

Admission is free, but the seating is limited. Reserve your ticket today.


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!


June

FOOD FOR THOUGHT : A COOKBOOK CLUB - June 1 at 6:00 pm

June Cookbook Club is celebrating Mothers. Make one of your mother's (or grandmother's or great-grandmother's) favorite recipes to share with the group. Please bring a copy of the recipe to the library to register it before the next meeting. Learn more by visiting the Cookbook Club web page.


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

BOOK GROUPS EVENTS & PROGRAMS
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