September 28, 2012 by

Fall programming kicks off this week with a new Baby Laptime at 10 am Tuesday mornings. The fall session begins Oct. 2nd through Nov. 13th. The program is designed for our youngest book lovers and their parents. Emphasis will be on tactile and auditory skills and large muscle coordination. The program is 30 minutes long. Family Laptime begins Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm and caters to families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers.It runs for the same seven week period.  Preschool Story Time starts Thurs. Oct.4 and runs through Thurs. Nov. 15th. Each weekly program is themed and features stories, songs, fingerplays and other activities. Children should have celebrated their third birthday and be potty trained. Parents may remain for the program if they choose to. Please register by calling the library at 724-758-6458.


September 7, 2012 by

It’s September and time for the annual Storytelling Festival. Please join us in Ewing Park on Sat. Sept. 15 from 3:30-7:30pm for another amazing show!! The schedule this year includes some awesome storytellers and lots of other activities as well. Enjoy a carnival atmosphere including balloon animals, games for kids, a horse drawn trolley, and wandering mintrels! The Festival is free except for popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, and nachos purchased from the Friends of the Library Booth. Here is this year’s lineup:

Storytelling Festival Schedule 2012

 3:30 – 4:00 pm – NCP Mini-Stars under the direction of Vaughn Hudspath

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Marc Harshman

4:45 – 5:15 pm – Alan Irvine

5:30 – 6:00 pm – Tim Hartman

6:15 – 6:45 – Ronald McDonald

7:00 – 7:30 pm – Bill Pate

Sharon and Curt Savage are also presenting musical performances off-stage during intermissions.


July 19, 2012 by

Everyone did such a nice job Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Puppet Theater Workshop Performances. I am so proud of everyone who participated! Thank you for all your hard work!


July 17, 2012 by

Four original puppet plays will be perfromed by our Puppet Theater Workshop Participants on Tuesday July 17 and Wednesday July 18. The performances are held on two evenings to accomadate the large audience. Both shows are at 6:30 pm and open to the public. The Puppet Shows represent five weeks of rehearsals by workshop participants. Their creativity in developing plots and characters is amazing. A reception follows the performance. Come and enjoy the show!


June 22, 2012 by

Fairytale Theater begins its 2012 summer season Thursday July 5 and runs for three weeks until July 19th. The puppet plays are designed for preschool and younger elementary age children. Each evening features original plays performed by area teens. Performances take place in the children’s area at the puppet stage and begin promptly at 6:30pm. Only floor seating is available. Come and join in the fun!!

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Creative Writing Critique Group for Adults

May 11, 2012 by

Join us Tues. May 15 at 6 pm for an organizational meeting to lay the groundwork for a creative and supportive Creative Writing Critique Group at the library! This group will meet monthly year round. All writers are welcome, whatever your level of accomplishment or expertise. We will learn from each other! Please come and share your talent.