Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following:
Monday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Year of Wonders,” by Geraldine Brooks. More information is available by calling the library at 724-758-6458.
Tuesday, April 19, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. — “Family Laptime,” an interactive story time for babies as young as 6 months old as well as for toddlers and preschoolers. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. This will be the final session for the spring, but “Family Laptime” will resume again in June. Call the library now for more information.
Tuesday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m. – The Library Anniversary Committee will meet to discuss upcoming events, including the “Author Fair” celebration scheduled for April 29. Call the library for more information.
Tuesday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m. – “Spring Pruning,” a program on gardening presented by the Penn State Extension Service of Lawrence County. The featured speaker will be Nancy Knauss, a Penn State Master Gardener, who will discuss spring pruning tips and techniques. The program is designed for Master Gardeners as well as for the general public. There is a fee of $5 to attend. Call the Extension Office at 724-654-8370 for more information or to register.
Wednesday, April 20, at 10:00 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.
Thursday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. — Preschool Story Time, a program designed for preschoolers 3 to 5 years of age. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. This will be the final session for the spring. Call the library now for more information.
Thursday, April 21, at 3:00 p.m. – “Food 4 Thought,” a book discussion group designed for students in 9th grade and up. The group will discuss the book, “Ember in the Ashes,” by Sabaa Tahir. Call the library for more information.
Thursday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m. — Adult Knitting Group. The group meets weekly, and new members are always welcome. Those attending provide their own materials and work on individual projects. Call the library for more information.
Saturday, April 23, in Ewing Park – “Earth Day” celebration. The library will have a booth at “Earth Day” and everyone is encouraged to stop by and see what treats are in store.
“Movie Nights for Adults” are under way once again for the 2016 year, and featured are new-to-DVD films. Movies are shown each month throughout the year (with the exception of December and January). The next “Movie Night” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, at 6:00 p.m. Call the library for more information or to discover the title of the film to be shown.
The library is hosting a “Write On Celebration” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at the library. On hand for the special event are 22 local residents who have had their books published. The event will feature a “meet-and-greet” time with the authors as well as a variety of refreshments. Those attending may visit with authors at their own pace. Tickets for the event are $10, so call the library now for more information.
The following are memorial contributions received by the library in March. 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 Mildred G. Grimm from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
- In memory of Bertha J. “Birdie” Hawrylak from The Hungarian Home, and from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
- In memory of Josephine M. Kronstain from Laurie Keane.
- In memory of George G. Laszlo from Bob and Carolyn Craven; Ted and Hazel Ford; and The Hungarian Home.
- In memory of Elmer E. McKinney from Brown’s Country Kitchen.
- In memory of Floyd L. Mayberry from Jason and Trina Weingart and daughters.
- In memory of George Mazzei from Lois Richards.
- In memory of Victor E. Morris from Dena Ottobre.
- In memory of Albert James “Red” Messmer Sr. from the Ellwood City Area Civic Chorale.
- In memory of Sgt. Charlene U. (Enders Turner) Messmer from the Ellwood City Area Civic Chorale.
- In memory of Glenda Nicklas from the R.J. Schill Manor Residents.