New Calendar Now
The library's May 2016 calendar is now
available. View it here
Look Up To The Stars @ Penn Area Library
Join us for an exciting astronomy program on Monday, May 16, 7:00 to 9:00pm! Kevin Manning, an award-winning astronomer, will present "Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe." If weather permits, the program will include a night sky observation through a telescope.
Manning is a gifted astronomer, having worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and other ground-based observatories. Manning has won national and international awards in his field, was both a Wright Fellow and an Einstein Fellow, and has worked with the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Besides the numerous workshops he has presented over the years at libraries, observatories, and science centers, some noteworthy presentations include Tufts University; SUNY at Stony Brook; the National Science Teachers Association National Convention; the American Association for the Advancement of Science Breakfast with Scientists; and the National Parks Service.
The program is free, but seating is limited to 50 attendees, and advance registration is required. To register, please call the library at 724-744-4414.
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STORY TIMES WITH MISS
Registration begins Monday, January 4th. It
would be a shame to miss out on these... the kids have SO MUCH
Mondays: Toddler Story Time and Craft - 10:00 am
& 11:00 am -- Ages 2 1/2 and 3
Tuesdays: Pre-School Story Time plus Craft -
11:00 am & 1:00 pm -- Ages 4-6
Thursdays: Book and Blocks Stories and Play Time
- 10:00 am -- Ages 17 to 30 months
(This session of story times will wrap up on
FULL STEAM AHEAD @ PENN
Penn Area Library is pleased to announce that our new Science
Discovery Center is now open for all young budding scientists!
A very special thank you to:
The Michael J. and Aimee Rosinko Kakos Fund
of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, which
provided STEAM items such as specimens, musical instruments,
discovery tubes, mazes, building sets, and much more.
The Friends of the Penn Area Library, who
provided a child-sized storage unit to house the materials.
Our Children’s Services Coordinator, Pat
Cappeta, and volunteer Barb Baker for presenting six
outstanding STEAM preschool classes from September through
Six discovery kits will be available for
parents, teachers, and childcare facilities to borrow: Insects &
Spiders; Weather; Trees; Body & Senses; Oceans; and Health &
Be sure to visit the Library soon and have fun
with your child exploring science concepts!
NEW MEMBERS -- THE FRIENDS OF PENN AREA LIBRARY
The Friends of Penn Area Library are looking for
friendly people that are interested in joining a fun-loving
group dedicated to helping their public library.
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (not
including November or December), at 6:30 pm at the Penn Area
Currently, the group holds three used book sales
each year, collecting and sorting the donations year-round.
Social events include dinners as a group several times each
year. People with enthusiasm, interest, and ideas are welcomed!
For more information or to offer assistance with
the used book sales, please phone the library at 724-744-4414.
"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
Mission Statement Ensure that quality library resources and information services are
available to all.
Vision Statement To provide the right resources and services at the right time.
Statement of Service Information and library resources are provided for the education,
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.