The Bookmark February 2009 Library Hours Phone 412-741-6920 Monday-Thursday 9:30 AM - Children’s 412-741-0937 www.sewickleylibrary.org 9:00 PM Automated Renewals 412-622-1895 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.silverscholars.com 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 homepage, www.sewickleylibrary.org. 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 www.sewickleylibrary.org 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 announced. 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! Program 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, tutor.com, 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 Tutor.com, 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 Mailing Label 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 www.sewickleylibrary.org. 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.