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									                                                                        The Bookmark
                                                                                    February 2009
                                                                      Library Hours
Phone 412-741-6920                                                    Monday-Thursday               9:30 AM -
Children’s 412-741-0937             9:00 PM
Automated Renewals 412-622-1895        Friday and Saturday    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Silver Scholars Computer Classes
The Sewickley Public Library is pleased to offer computer classes
taught by Silver Scholars. Formerly known as Web Wise Seniors,
Silver Scholars has taught basic computer skills to thousands of
Boomers and Seniors in Pittsburgh since 2004. These classes are
designed specifically for individuals over the age of 50, but all are invited. Silver Scholars instructors lead
participants through classes that are fun, interactive, and easy to understand. Each student receives
hands-on instruction with a laptop computer while the instructor’s computer is projected on a screen.
Classes are offered to Sewickley Public Library patrons at a reduced rate of $25.00. February classes
include Buying and Selling on e-Bay and E-mail 1 & 2. For more detailed description, please see the Adult
Services Program page. In March the library will offer a 2-part class on Powerpoint Presentations (Mondays,
March 23 & 30, 6:30 to 8:30 PM). Visit the Silver Scholars website for more
information on classes available at other locations in the area or to contact them directly.

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Get ready to stock up on great reading for those cold winter nights!
The Friends of the Sewickley Public Library are hosting another of their fabulous book sales.
Friday, February 20th                 9:30 - 5:00
Saturday, February 21st               9:30 - 5:00
Sunday, February 22nd                 1:00 - 4:00           Sunday is Bag Sale Day, Fill a Bag for $5.00!

Tax Time!
Starting February 1st, appointments will be scheduled for tax preparation assistance with our VITA
program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). Appointments will run from mid-February through the end
of March. Simple tax forms for senior citizens and low income filers will be prepared online this year.
Schedule an appointment at the Reference Desk. Tax forms will be available in our Circulation Foyer
and online at the IRS and PA Department of Revenue websites. Links to tax sites are posted on our

Attention Collectors!
Fossils, historical items, or minerals? Randi Morgan, our Display Case Coordinator, is looking for
interesting and unusual collections that might be shown in our display cases. To contact Randi, please
leave your name, telephone number, and a brief description of the collection at the Reference Desk.
Also, our exhibit for the month of February will be Critters, Creatures and Beasts. Come see the wonderful
wild works of Pittsburgh area artists.
                                                                       All programs are free, unless otherwise stated.
  Adult Services & Programs                                                  For information call 412-741-6920

           French Conversation Group                                                      Mondays at 1:30 PM
           Parlez-Vous Français? This group meets weekly and is open to all with at least an intermediate speaking
           and listening ability in French. No registration is required.

Wii Sports for Seniors                                                    2 Mondays, February 2 & 23, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us twice a month as we bowl, golf, play tennis, box, and play baseball. The Library’s Nintendo Wii system is a new
generation of video gaming where participants use a remote control device to mimic the action the sport would require in
real life. Don’t worry about being unfamiliar with the Wii remote, a librarian will be on hand to show you how to play all of
the various games. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

Knitting Circle                                                                      Monday, February 2, 7:00 PM
Our knitting group meets on the first Monday of each month. Bring your current project and learn new tips and techniques.
All ages and skill levels are welcomed. No registration is required.

Thursday Matinee: The Duchess                                                           Thursday, February 5, 2:00 PM
Join us for this historic costume drama you may have missed at the theaters. Kiera Knightley and Ralph Fiennes star in this
chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant
political and personal life. Rated PG. Runtime: 110 minutes. No registration is required.

Silver Scholars Presents: Buying and Selling on e-Bay                      2 Tuesdays, February 10 & 17, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
This course will provide hands on experience with registration, searching, and bidding. The second half of this course will
discuss the basics of setting up your own auctions, making sound purchases, avoiding fraud, and will illustrate the
importance of choosing the right payment methods. Students will learn to navigate eBay to comfortably shop and sell. This
is the only eBay class in which students will learn hands-on, by actually listing and bidding on items. Prerequisite: Basic
Computer Parts 1&2 and Internet knowledge. Silver Scholars classes are designed specifically for individuals over the age
of 50, but all are invited. Silver Scholars instructors lead participants through classes that are fun, interactive, and easy to
understand. All classes are limited to 10 students, registration is required. Your $25 fee reserves your space and is due
upon registration.

Mystery Book Group: The Hot Rock by Donald Westlake                                  Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 PM
Our mystery book group meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss this popular genre and their book of the
month. Stop at the Reference Desk to request a copy of this month’s selection. No registration is required

Conversation Salon                                                            Wednesday, February 11, 10:00 AM to Noon
Come prepared to share ideas and opinions with this lively group of adults. New participants are always welcome. This
group meets on the second Wednesday of each. No registration is required.

Silver Scholars Presents: E-mail 1 & 2                                    2 Wednesdays, February 11 & 18, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
This Silver Scholars class provides hands on experience while teaching the basics of e-mail. Find out how e-mail works and
learn to read, write, send, forward, and reply to messages. The second class provides time for review; setting up your
address book, sending to multiple recipients, sending attachments, and more. This class will be taught using Outlook
Express. Prerequisite: Basic Computers and Searching the Internet. Silver Scholars classes are designed specifically for
individuals over the age of 50, but all are invited. Silver Scholars instructors lead participants through classes that are fun,
interactive, and easy to understand. All classes are limited to 10 students, registration is required. Your $25 fee
reserves your space and is due upon registration.

SeniorNet Computer Education Program                                          Tuesday, February 17, 1:00 or 2:00 PM
Barry J. Lipson, of SeniorNet, hosts these question and answer computer sessions tailored for new computer users.
Space is limited to 3 participants per class. Please Register.

The Fourth Tuesday Book Group: The Appeal by John Grisham                         Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 PM
Join us for lively discussions and interesting insights into a wide variety of books. Request a copy of this month’s selection
at the Reference Desk. No registration is required.

The Brown Bag Book Group: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan                     Thursday, February 26, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Bring your lunch and join the discussion led by Rosa Lamour Dorman and Librarian Mary Jean Voigt. This month’s book can be
ordered at the Reference Desk. No registration is required.
                                                                                 Children’s Department
                                                                                          February 2009

Children’s Department                        412-741-0937                      Monday -Thursday                  9:30 AM -
Dial-a-Story                                                                   9:00 PM
         412-741-2667                                                          Friday and Saturday      9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

          Weekly Storytimes for Preschoolers                               No Registration Required
Babies & Books                                     Two-Year-Old Storytime                   Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays at 9:45 & 10:30 AM                        Wednesdays at 9:45 & 10:30 AM
Nursery and action rhymes, books and               A half hour of fingerplays, songs, and   Thursdays at 10:00 AM &1:30 PM
songs for children up to 24 months, with           stories for 2-year-olds with a care      Children ages 3-5 meet in the
a caregiver. Please, no older children.            provider. Please, no older children.     Storytime Room for 45 minutes of

             Programs for Children and Families Please Register
Chess Practice                        Grades 1-5            Reader's Theater                            Grades 3-5
2 Sundays, February 1 & 8, 2:00-3:00 PM                     2 Thursdays, February 12 and 19, 7:00 PM
Learn how to play chess or practice your                    Come and practice and perform a fun play!
moves on the chess board. Bring a chess set                 Drama-seekers are needed! Join our acting troupe!
if you can. Players of all skill levels welcome             Chess Tournament                         Grades K-8
to join in the fun!                                         Saturday, February 14, 10:00 AM
                                                            Boys and girls, get ready for our Annual Chess Tournament!
¡Hola, Amigos! 2-5 year olds with a caregiver.              The Junior Division is for grades K-4 and the Senior Division is for
4 Tuesdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 12:30-1:00 PM                  grades 5-8. Advance registration is required. The first
Spanish fun for little ones! This interactive program              place winners for each division will have a chance to
features songs and stories designed for Spanish                    compete with winners from other libraries in Allegheny
language learning.                                                 County. Finals will be held in March, date & time to be
      Valentine’s Day                     Family
      Storytime                                             Kids Can Cook
      Saturday, February 7, 11:00 – 11:45 AM                        Grades 3-5
      We love family, friends, and books! Come read,        Tuesday, February 17 5:30 – 7:00 PM
      sing, and make a craft to celebrate this holiday!     Feeling a little Mexican? Then join us for warm food on a
                                                            cool night as we prepare a meal from South-of-the-
Home School Happenings                     Family           border then eat it!
Monday February 9, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM                       PJ Storytime: Polar Bear Party                           Family
All Home Schooling families are invited to bring a          Storytime
pot luck dish to share for lunch. After lunch, we’ll        Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 – 7:15 PM
present a special demonstration to introduce you to         Winter is the Polar Bear’s favorite season! Celebrate with stories,, a new online resource available through          songs, activities, and a special snack! Wear your jammies and bring
the Library’s homepage. We will also present                            a special stuffed friend to join in the fun!
          several other online resources available to
          library card holders.                                        A B C – Come Read with Me!
                                                                               Family Storytime
          Magic Tree House Fun               Grades                    Saturday, February 21, 11:00 – 11:45 AM
          K-2                                               The A B Cs are fun, whether you know them or not, and we have
Monday, February 9, 7:00 PM                                 some great books to prove it! Let’s celebrate our favorite
Join us for fun with Jack and Annie!                        26 letters through reading, singing, and a craft!
                                                            Night of Wheels!                     Storytime for Ages 3-5
Just for Kindergarteners                                    Monday, February 23, 7:00 PM
          Kindergarteners                                   Do you love cars and trucks and things that go?
Thursday, February 12, 3:00 – 4:00 PM                       We'll have races, listen to stories and make a cool car!
This special storytime is just for kindergarteners!
We’ll start with a snack and finish with stories and        ¡Fiesta Mexicana!
a craft!!                                                            Grades 1 - 3
                                                            Tuesday, February 24, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
This month we’ll celebrate the sale of the first Snickers bar and the founding of Hershey’s
     chocolate with a chocolate taste test! Registration is required for this program.

 Do you make movies with your friends? Watch movies on Youtube? Want to
make a movie, but aren’t sure what it should be about? Help the teen librarian
 shoot a movie in the library. Should it be funny? Scary? Epic? Bring your
     ideas—We’ll start to make a movie you can share with your friends.

              Registration and a signed permission slip is required.
                    Slips are available at the Reference Desk.

 Check out the display
case to see why QV teens
     <3 the library!              We are inviting all homeschool families to bring a
                                    potluck dish to share for lunch. After lunch
                                     everyone will learn about, a new
                                 homework help program available on the Sewickley
                                   Library homepage. Additional digital research
                                             resources will be discussed.
    Sewickley Public Library
    of the Quaker Valley School District
    500 Thorn Street
    Sewickley, PA 15143

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    Mission Statement
    The mission of Sewickley Public Library is to serve as a center for lifelong learning by providing free access to
    informational, educational, cultural and recreational library resources that address the interests and needs of
    the children and adults in the Quaker Valley region.

Memorial Books & Gift Books
 Janet Franz, in memory of Albert Batcheler
 Albert and Sara Smith, in memory of Anthony (Tony) Brandt
 Larry and Linda Scott, in memory of Lucille Campbell
 Patricia Patterson, in memory of Lucille M. Campbell
 Linda G. Shortz, in memory of Reverend Don and Anne Gross
 Carolyn Toth, in memory of Mary Malatak
 Bill and Barbara Cammarata, in memory of Mario Melodia
 David and Marcia Cifrulak, in memory of Lou Mersky
 David and Marcia Cifrulak, in memory of Mary Mersky
 R. Craig Dobbins, in memory of Edna Murdoch
 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Merrill, in memory of Edna Murdoch
 Joan Schauble, in memory of Thomas Szuba
 Justin and Ann Pippy, in memory of Gavin Thomas

 Linda Schober, in honor of Molly Henschke on her birthday
 The Book Lovers Never Sleep Alone Book Club, in honor of The Sewickley Public Library

 A donation was received from the G. Whitney Snyder Charitable Fund

 A donation of books was made by Peter J. Kern, CPA,
       on behalf of the firm Malin, Bergquist & Company, LLP,
       in memory of their colleagues Michael Bergquist, Ruth Ann Deluzio and Peter Delio

 To participate in the Gift Book Program, use the donation form available at the Library’s Circulation
 Desk or online at For your tax deductible donation (minimum
 suggested amount is $25.00), a new book will be selected by one of our Librarians to honor the
 person or event of your choice. Your gift book will be identified with a book plate and an
 acknowledgement card announcing your gift will be sent to the individual you name. Your name
 and the honoree’s name will also be listed in our newsletter, unless otherwise specified.

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