Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for the Week of Feb. 22, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following:

Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 9th grade and up. The group meets twice each month to share their work and discuss writing tips and techniques. New members are always welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a new concept in helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life. Those attending may take their own supplies or use coloring pages supplied by the library. There will also be a limited number of colored pencils available for use. Call the library now for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. – “Movie Nights for Adults” starts up once again, and featured will be new-to-DVD films. Movies will be shown each month, and refreshments are served. Call the library for more information or to discover the title of the film to be shown. In the event of snowy weather, please call the library to find out if the evening has been rescheduled.

Thursday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. – “Food 4 Thought,” a book discussion group for students in 9th grade and up. The group will discuss the book, “The Infinite Sea,” by Rick Yancey. Call the library for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. — Adult Knitting Group. This group meets weekly with members providing their own materials and working on individual projects. New members are always welcome. Call the library for more information.

The library’s spring sessions of “Family Laptime” and “Preschool Story Hour” begin on March 1 and March 3 respectively. Registration is encouraged for these sessions which will run eight weeks and will be held as follows:

“Family Laptime” will be held at 10 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 1, and ending Tuesday, April 19. This program is interactive and is designed for babies as young as 6 months of age through 5 years old. Stories, finger plays, songs and more are featured.

“Preschool Story Time” will be held at 10 a.m. beginning Thursday, March 3, and ending Thursday, April 21. This program is for preschoolers 3 years of age and older, and features stories, songs, finger plays and more.

A “St. Patrick’s Day Party,” designed for families with small children, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. Games, crafts, refreshments and more will be featured, so call now to register or for more information.

The library is hosting an “Author Fair” on Friday, April 29, at the library. Area residents who know of someone local who has published a book is asked to call with the name and contact information, if possible. The library is hoping to locate as many local published authors as possible for the event.


The following are memorial contributions received by the library in January. Memorials are published on a weekly basis in this column and represent a portion of the contributions received in any given month.

  • In memory of John A. Pistachio from Larry and Donna Cole and Asia Anderson; Barb and Clint Couse; the Lucy and Sam Pistachio family; and the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
  • In memory of Etta Lee Pistolas from Dinah and Phil Pishioneri and Rhonda Norman.
  • In memory of Lorna Victoria Bailey Poindexter from Whitey and Mary Campbell and family.
  • In memory of Goldie F. Cochran Reese from the Lincoln High School Class of 1947.
  • In memory of Rita R. Rossi from Marilyn and Joseph Mancini.
  • In memory of Lucy Rutter from Gerald and Jane Crowley.
  • In memory of Margaret Scala from Joseph and Martha Fotia, and from Mary Ellen McDowell.
  • In memory of Karl Schmocker Sr. from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
  • In memory of Bruce E. Shidemantle from Jenny Safreed.

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