Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following:
The library will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.
Tuesday, September 6, at 5:00 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 7th grade and up. The group meets twice each month to share their work and discuss writing tips and techniques. New members are always welcome. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information.
Wednesday, September 7, 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. These weekly sessions are returning to Wednesday mornings now that summer is drawing to a close. Call the library for more information.
Wednesday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “A Small Indiscretion,” by Jan Ellison. Call the library for more information.
Thursday, September 8, at 3:00 p.m. – “Hooked on Books,” a book discussion group for students in 6th through 8th grades. The group will discuss the book, “The Paper Magician,” by Charlie N. Holmberg. Call the library for more information.
Thursday, September 8, 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.
The library is now accepting donations of books for the annual Book Sale scheduled for October 3-8. Books of all types in good condition are welcomed. The library will NOT accept any encyclopedias, no textbooks, no magazines, no Readers’ Digest Condensed books and no VHS tapes. Donations may be dropped off at the library during normal business hours. Call for more information.
The library is hosting its 2nd Annual “Golf Ball Roll-Off Open” at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, the day of Ellwood City’s “Fall Fest” celebration. Participants have a chance to win $1,000 by buying two numbered golf balls which will be rolled down the library’s “parking lot golf course!” All proceeds benefit the library. Call for more information.
Two fall gardening programs presented by the Master Gardeners of Lawrence County will be held at the library on September 27 and October 19. Mark your calendars now or call the library now for more information.
The annual Storytelling Festival is planned for Saturday, September 17, at Ewing Park. Featured are professional storytellers, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, face-painting, balloon art, concession stand refreshments and much more. Mark your calendar now for this annual celebration of storytelling!
“Movie Nights for Adults” continue monthly with the next movie night set for Wednesday, September 28. Featured are new-to-DVD films and refreshments. The events are free and open to all area adults. Call the library for more information or to discover the title of the film to be shown.
The library will be participating in the annual “Oktoberfest” celebration in Ewing Park sponsored by the Ellwood City Wolves, Lions and Rotary clubs. The library will host the baked goods booth at the event. Tickets may be purchased at the library at a cost of $20. Tickets purchased the day of the event will cost $25. Food, beverages, live music and a corn-hole tournament are featured.
The following are memorial contributions received by the library in July. 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 Josephine Lucille Eonta from Cheryl Mittler.
In memory of Nancy Thrush Flannery from Rhonda Norman.
In memory of Irvin B. Friedman from Carrie Benson; Bernie and Marilyn Caplan; Jane Fine and Larry Hardoon; Leni Lebowitz; the Lincoln High School Class of 1947; Karen and George Lombardo; John Mead; Roz Riell and Alisa Riell Silverman; Tim and Patty Riley; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas.
In memory of Shirley and Irvin B. Friedman from Vanessa Audet.
In memory of Rocco “Rocky” Gatto from Chuck and Betsy Means.
In memory of Terry L. “T.L.” and Robert “Bob” Keefer Iseman from Larry and Charlotte Price.