POW/MIA Recognition Day | Friday, September 15, 2017

The Penn Area Library and the Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County invite the public to attend a ceremony to honor and remember the 1,606 Americans still missing in action in Vietnam.

Until every story ends

Dan Sager and Bill Shupe, VVWC

The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial in the Penn Township Municipal Park on September 15th from 10:00 to Noon, with an Honor Guard of Vietnam Veterans.

A symbolic “Missing Man Table” will be set with one place and an inverted glass as a reminder that those lost are not forgotten. Each element on the table, including the colors of items used, is symbolic. Rich Griser of the VVWC will serve as moderator for the ceremony.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, please call the library at 724-744-4414.

“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe Concert

“Ragtime” Jack will appear in concert on September 11th at 7:00pm

Call 724-744-4414 to register!


“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe has been performing for more than 40 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime and stride piano, as well as a powerful singer and interpreter of song. He was recently inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, alongside Patti Page and Joann Cash.

His repertoire covers the spectrum from Appalachia to Broadway, and from Vaudeville to New Orleans. “Ragtime” Jack’s energy is infectious and his performances are always uplifting, engaging, and informative.

“Thanks for a terrific show (and encore) at the library. Our audience loved it. You reminded me a lot of Mark Twain!” — Scott D. Stanton, Programming/P.R. Manager at the Bristol Public Library in Connecticut

Spring/Summer 2017 One Book, One Community

“For those who can’t get enough, Michael Sims’s engaging new book, Arthur and Sherlock, describes how Arthur Conan Doyle invented his famous detective.” Washington Post


If you enjoy detective and mystery novels, this is the program for you!  Join us on Monday, August 21st at 7:00pm for our book discussion of Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims.

Greensburg’s own Michael Sims tells the story of how Arthur Conan Doyle created the most famous detective of all time. Arthur and Sherlock has received starred reviews in The New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, and the London Sunday Times.

Please register at the circulation desk at least two weeks in advance. A copy of the book will be lent to you by the library.