Our library will close at 5:00 pm on
Wednesday, November 26th, and will be closed on Thanksgiving
Day, the 27th.
Have a wonderful time with family and
Hope to see you on the 28th.
Sunday, December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was
President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed
it as "a date which will live in Infamy".
What a tragic time for America. Let's take a
few minutes today to pause and think of all those who were
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Area Library to Hold Book Discussion
Penn Area Library will present a "One Book, One
Community" Fall History Book Discussion Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 6:30
pm. The discussion will be based on the book "Manhunt: The
12-Day Chase for Lincolnís Killer" by James L. Swanson.
Those who wish to participate should stop at the
library at least two weeks prior to the discussion to borrow the
book for reading. For registration and questions, contact the
library at 724-744-4414.
For this program, the Westmoreland County
libraries will partner with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra.
On Feb. 21, the symphony will present "American Masters," a
concert featuring Aaron Coplandís "Lincoln Portrait." This
concert will be held at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg at 7:30
pm. Anyone who participates in the book discussion at any
Westmoreland County library will be eligible to purchase a $26
ticket to the Feb. 21 concert for $10.
View press release
New Calendar Now
The library's December 2014 calendar is now
available. View it here
STORY TIMES WITH MISS
You really don't want to miss them...
Come on in and have LOTS OF FUN!!
Toddler Story Time and Craft
10:00 am & 11:00 am -- Ages 2 1/2 and 3
Pre-School Story Time plus Craft
11:00 am & 1:00 pm -- Ages 4-6
Book and Blocks Stories and Play Time
10:00 am -- Ages 17 to 30 months
Every other Friday (next one 10/31):
Baby Lap Time 11:00 am -- Ages 6 to 16 months
(This session of story times will wrap up the
end of November.)
Used Book Sale!
The Friends of Penn Area Library are preparing
for their fall used book sale.
The book sale will be held in the Library's
Multipurpose Room on the following dates:
Friday, November 14th - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 15th - 9:00am to 3:00pm
The Friends have a great selection of books and
a some surprises too. Items will be priced to sell individually
or "books by the bag."
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO
The Westmoreland Library Network will no
longer support older versions of Microsoft Windows® due to
known issues. Your computer must have Windows XP® or higher
in order to access your Polaris account. If you do not have
Windows XP® or higher, you will be unable to access your
Polaris account to look at your items checked out, fines,
holds, reading list, etc.
Please be aware that while the library staff
cannot assist patrons in resolving this issue, you are
welcome to use the library's public computers to access your
"History of Penn Township" by John W. Mochnick
Your purchase helps to support the library!
Book price: $15 (includes map of Penn Township, Westmoreland
Map only: $5
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available to all.
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information, interest and enlightenment of all patrons of the Penn Area
Library. A person's right to use the library is not denied or abridged
on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, religion, age, country of
national origin, individual life style or physical limitation.
Penn Area Library will
endeavor to provide a wide range of materials. Materials are not
excluded because of the origin, background or view of those contributing
to their creation. It is also the intent of the Penn Area Library to
enter into reciprocal agreements with other libraries and agencies to
improve service to its patrons through the shared use of resources.