Community Library of Allegheny Valley – June 2017 Events
Historical Book Club,
7 to 8 pm June 5 (Harrison)
The group will discuss “The Silver Pigs” by Lindsey Davis in June and “The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, and Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese” by Michael Paterniti in July. Copies available at Harrison. New readers welcome!
Tech Tuesday Tutoring,
12 to 2 pm Tuesdays (Harrison)
Sign up for a 20 minute time slot to receive help with any technology related problem. From Kindles to Microsoft Word to resumes to Gmail, find answers here.
Walk This Way Challenge,
June 12 to September 1 (Harrison and Tarentum)
There are 174 miles (367,488 steps) between our library and Gettysburg Battlefield. The library is challenging you to cover the distance between June 6 and August 26. Those who complete the challenge will be entered to win a prize. Want some company? Join our Thursday morning walking group this summer. Call 724-226-3491 to register and for more information.
Starting at Noon, First Thursday of the month, Friends of the Library Card Party: The Friends of the Community Library of Allegheny Valley host a “no-frills” card party on the first Thursday of each month. The party is held in the community room of the Community Library of Allegheny Valley-Harrison, 1522 Broadview Boulevard, Natrona Heights PA 15065. There is a $5 fee. Dessert and coffee are provided and participants may bring a bag lunch. Tables of four may play any card game or board game. To RSVP, contact Jo Humphrey at 724-224-8873. (Harrison)
Harrison Hills Hikers Walking Group
10 am Thursdays June 15 to August 24
Stay in shape and enjoy nature with the library this summer. The library will be holding walking club this summer on Thursdays at Harrison Hills Park (weather permitting). We will meet each week at the Creekside trailhead at the end of Cottontail Drive. Participants will receive a free pedometer. Call 724-226-3491 to register or for more information.
Makerspace: Shaving Cream Pots
5:30 pm June 14 (Harrison)
Prepare to get messy! Learn how to decorate pots using shaving cream and paint. Learn this fun and simple technique and try it out on other household items. $1 materials fee. Register at 724-226-3491.
Summer Reading (Ages 18 and up)
June 17 to July 28 (Harrison & Tarentum)
Each library book read earns one entry into a raffle for great grown-up prizes, including gift cards from local
merchants! Ask for slips each time you visit the library, and then submit them to be entered for prizes. Registration begins June 12 at the library.
Polymer Clay: Intro to Caned Beads
6 pm June 19 (Harrison)
Learn this easy and versatile technique to create beautiful clay jewelry at home. There will be a $1 materials fee. Register at 724-226-3491.
50 Book Challenge
6 pm May 17 (Harrison)
Read at least 50 by the end of the year. The group meets to discuss favorite books and get suggestions. New members welcome!
Creative Writing Workshop
5 to 6 pm Wednesdays June 21 to July 26 (Harrison)
Would you like to write your own stories? Have you started writing but are struggling to stay motivated? This is the class for you. This six week course will give participants the opportunity to practice fundamentals and meet fellow writers. Register at 724-226-3491.
6 to 8 pm June 21 and June 28 (Harrison)
Have an idea for a new project? Come and create using our library’s makerspace. Stop by and use the sewing machine, Cricut, Scan n Cut, Quilling tools, screen printing machines, pottery supplies, and computers. Spend time swapping ideas with fellow makers. Use of the machines is free but disposable materials (ex: paper and glue) will not be provided.
Who Knew? Show Me Your Toys
6 to 7 pm June 20 OR 21 (Tarentum)
Did Did you know as early as 4000 BC, the Babylonians played games that were the ancestors of our modern day checkers or chess? Discover the interesting beginnings of many of our favorite toys. Come and enjoy history in a fun and engaging way. Audience participation welcome. Presented by Tarentum’s Local History Department. Registration required; Space is limited. Sign up at 724-226-0770.
6 to 8 pm June 26 (Harrison)
Calling all yarn lovers! Bring your projects and come to the library to swap ideas, chat, and receive help and support from fellow yarn enthusiasts. No experience necessary. Call 724-226-3491 for more information.