Sean Gaskell Performing on the Kora

On June 25th at 6:00pm, Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire, in addition to some of his own personal compositions.

Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the United States, Gambia, and Senegal.

To register please call the library at 724-744-4414, ext. 101. This program is suitable for adults and older children.

Libraries Rock! for Adults

Registration begins on Tuesday, May 29th for our Adult Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!”

Please stop by the Library to register soon — the first 300 to register will receive a tote bag, reading log, bookmark, and pen! While you’re here, enjoy a few minutes working on our new music-themed puzzle.

From June 11th thru July 21st, you’ll receive one ticket for each book, audiobook, or eBook you’ve read. Our basket prizes will be on display soon, and the grand prize will be a Kindle Paperwhite eReader.

Our Summer Reading Program is a fun way to catch up on the books you’ve always wanted to read — especially the 100 books of The Great American Read! See our special display table featuring these outstanding, beloved books!

A Westmoreland County library card in good standing is required to participate in this program.

Author Visit with Rich Gazarik

Pittsburgh is a hardworking city. And hard workers sometimes enjoy the occasional spirit. So, when Prohibition hit the Steel City, it created a level of violence and corruption residents had never witnessed. Join author Richard Gazarik as he details the shady side of the Steel City during a tumultuous era.


Gazarik is a former reporter for the Tribune-Review and has written several books about historical events in the Pittsburgh area.