2018 Enjoy Pittsburgh Coupon Book Fundraiser

Enjoy hundreds of bargains and support the library at the same time!

The Friends of PAL are selling the 2018 Enjoy Pittsburgh coupon book for $30 each. Please be sure to stop by the library to buy your copy soon!

All proceeds will benefit the services and programs of Penn Area Library.

Thanks for your support!

The Beatles’ Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Aaron Krerowicz

Monday, October 30th | 7:00–8:30pm

Since its release in 1967, the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has often been regarded as the single greatest rock album ever made, and one of the first rock concept albums.

This 90-minute multimedia presentation by professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz observes and discusses the landmark album track by track, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating the development of the songs through excerpts from interviews with the band members and clips of discarded takes.

Call 724-744-4414 to register. Aaron’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the program.¬†


Professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz won a research grant through the University of Hartford in 2011 to study the band and has since presented his findings through more than 350 programs throughout the U.S. and England. Aaron visited the Penn Area Library in 2016 with his presentation The Beatles: Band of the Sixties. 

Aaron’s first Beatles book, The Beatles & The Avant-Garde, was released in 2014. His second, The Beatles: Band of the Sixties, was published as an Amazon Kindle ebook in April 2015. His third, From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America, was released in June 2015. The fourth, Days in the Life, was published in July 2016. And BEATLESTUDY, a two-volume encyclopedia of analysis of Beatles music, was published in 2017.

White Oak Vet Center counselors to attend Vietnam War events

We are deeply grateful to Nancy Mizak, Director of the White Oak Vet Center, for the counseling outreach that she and her dedicated staff will provide at each of our Vietnam War programs. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your concern and service to our veterans of all wars.


The Vet Center is located in McKeesport in the White Oak Mall at 2001 Lincoln Way, Suite 21 (412-678-7704). Need to talk to someone now? The call centers are open 24/7 at 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387).

The White Oak Vet Center provides services at no cost to war-zone veterans, active duty service members, and their families.

Penn Area Library awarded “The Vietnam War” grant!

We’re proud to announce that Penn Area Library is one of 50 libraries nationwide selected to take part in this important project! For a full list of screening dates, please click here.

Please register for each screening by calling the library at 724-744-4414. A counselor from the White Oak Vet Center will be available at all screenings.


This program is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association, PBS and WETA Washington, DC.