Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following:
Monday, July 11, 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. During the months of June and July, these sessions will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays instead of Wednesdays because of the library’s Summer Reading Program activities. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information.
Tuesday, July 12, at 10:00 a.m. — “Jump Start to Kindergarten,” a five-week program designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Featured are stories, activities, games and more centering on the theme of kindergarten readiness. Registration is required so call the library for more information.
Tuesday, July 12, at 11:30 a.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 9th grade and up. Members meet twice each month to share their work and discuss writing tips and techniques. New members are always welcome, so call the library now for more information.
Tuesday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. — “Family Laptime,” an interactive program designed for babies as young as 6 months old through preschool age. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. The summer session runs for six weeks, so call now for more information or to register. Another session of Family Laptime will be held in the fall.
Wednesday, July 13, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. — Weekly Summer Reading Programs for children who have completed kindergarten through 3rd grade. Youngsters in kindergarten and 1st grade will meet at 10:00 a.m. and those in 2nd and 3rd grades will meet at 11:00 a.m. Featured are stories, activities, games and much more. Call the library to register or for more information.
Wednesday, July 13, at 12:00 Noon – Members of the “Food 4 Thought,” “Just 4 Girls” and the “Twenty-Something” book discussion groups will all meet for a special author visit and book discussion session. The author, Joshua Bellin, who wrote “Survival: Colony 9” will be on hand to discuss his book with the members. Call the library for more information.
Thursday, July 14, at 10:00 a.m. – “Puppet Theater Workshop” is already under way for students in 4th grade and up who have registered for the program. This group meets weekly and finishes the summer with performances for family members, friends and other children participating in the Summer Reading Program.
Thursday, July 14, at 12:00 Noon – “Bookworms,” a book discussion group for students who have completed 4th or 5th grades. The group will discuss the book, “The 100-Year-Old Secret,” by Tracey Barrett. Call the library for more information.
Thursday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m. — Adult Knitting Group. This group meets year-around to work on individual projects and socialize with others who love knitting. Members provide their own materials. New members are always welcome, so call the library now for more information.
“Movie Night for Adults.” These movie nights are held monthly and feature new-to-DVD films. All area adults are welcome to attend at no charge. Refreshments are served. The next movie night is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 at 6:00 p.m. Call the library for more information or to find out the title of the movie to be shown.
The following are memorial contributions received by the library. 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 Arthur St. Clair from Ronald Baker; Laura Bintrim; Mary Bollinger; Tammy Taylor and Robert and Mary Jane Bollinger; David and Tammy Chapnell; Carole Kinney; Al and Jane Kocher; Carole Ann Miller; Lloyd Moyer; and the Zelma Musser family.
- In memory of Margaret M. “Marge” Santillo from Veronica Pacella and from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
- In memory of Edith Allein Strosnider from Bob and Elena Punzell.
- In memory of Carmen Tomeo from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
- In memory of Mary B. Verdecchia from Debbie and Barry Goehring and Jodi and Steven Powell; Stephanie and Dan Loccisano; and the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
- In memory of Alberta Patrizio Wegner from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.