Adult Reading Programs

Book Discussion Groups

Informal book discussions are held monthly at Penn Area Library. There is no registration, fee or on-going commitment to participate and all are welcome at any time.

Wednesday Morning Book Group

At this book discussion, a group-selected title is discussed on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:00am.

Thursday Night Book Group

Each month, a popular book is selected for discussion. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

One Book, One Community History Book Discussion

One Book, One Community is a county-wide program offered through the Westmoreland Library Network, and sometimes features a field trip to a local historical site (at the participant’s expense).

Past discussions include:

  • The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough (2014)
  • Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson (2014)
  • The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History by Michael G. Kraus, David M. Neville and Kenneth C. Turner (2013)
  • The Judge: The Life of Thomas Mellon by James Mellon (2012).

2017 Adult Summer Reading Club

Grown-ups look forward to summer as much as kids do — they plan for time to relax, take vacations and catch up on reading. Our adult summer reading club runs concurrently with the children’s and teens’ clubs, so get your whole family involved! The 2017 theme is “Build A Better World.”

For every book read or audiobook listened to, you’ll receive one ticket good for this year’s prizes. The more you read, the more chances you have of winning!

To register for adult reading programs, call 724-744-4414, visit the library, or register on our website calendar.