Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following;
Tuesday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. – An informational program will be presented by Fair Districts Pa on the topic of redistricting and gerrymandering in the state of Pennsylvania. The program is free to the public. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information.
Wednesday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a program designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more information.
Thursday, September 28, at 9:00 a.m. – The library will be setting up for the Annual Book Sale. Volunteers will be on hand to get the program room ready for the event. Anyone interested in helping should call the library for more information.
Saturday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. — The 3rd Annual “Ellwood City Golf Ball Roll Open” will take place in the parking lot of the library. The event is part of the community’s “Fall Fest” celebration and the Friends of the Library will also be on hand to sell nachos and cheese. Tickets for the golf ball roll, at a cost of two tickets for $5, are available at the library and all proceeds benefit library programs. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize. Call the library for more information.
The library’s Annual Book Sale will take place from Monday, October 2, through Saturday, October 7. Monday will also feature a bake sale. A wide variety of books, DVDs, Audio CDs and more will be available at the sale. Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, which is “Bag Day,” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Bad Day” offers an opportunity for shoppers to purchase a bag full of books of their choosing for $5. The bags will be provided by the library. Call for more information.
The fall sessions of “Famiy Laptime “ and Preschool Story Hour will begin the first week in October. Laptime will be held at 10: a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning October 3, and Preschool Storytime will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays beginning on October 6.
Family Laptime is designed for babies as young as 6 months of age, toddlers and preschoolers while Preschool Storytime is designed for children 3 years of age and older. Featured at both programs are stories, songs, finger plays and more. Registration is requested, so call the library for more information.
The library will also be participating in this year’s annual “Oktoberfest” celebration in Ewing Park sponsored by the Ellwood City Wolves, Rotary and Lions clubs. The library will have a baked goods booth at the event. Tickets for the “Oktoberfest” are available at the library as well as at other locations. Call for more information.
The following are memorial contributions received by the library in August. 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 Ralph Arena from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
In memory of Katherine L. Bowden from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
In memory of Jimmie Bucci from Dorothy J. Orr, and from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
In memory of Patricia A. Cable-Perkins from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
In memory of Rosetta Chontos from Helen Mantz, and from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
In memory of Pauline Christie from Harry and Kathleen D’Biagio; Sharon Scialdone; Janice Squicquero; the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.; and Chris and Linda Thompson.
In memory of Yolanda “Yola” Cibocchi from the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.
In memory of Ethel Evans from the Tri-County Needlework Group.
In memory of Pamela R. Fatula from Kevin and Debbie McElwain.