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February 2018 Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9AM - 9PM 9AM - 6PM 9AM - 5PM 1PM - 5PM

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SPL will be closed on Monday, February 19 in honor of Presidents Day.

A day and then a week passed by: The redbird hanging from the sill Sang not; and all were wondering why It was so still— When one bright morning, loud and clear, Its whistle smote my drowsy ear, Ten times repeated, till the sound Filled every echoing niche around; And all things earliest loved by me,— The bird, the brook, the flower, the tree,— Came back again, as thus I heard The cardinal bird. - William Davis Gallagher

With Ed Schroth Page 5.

True Crimes of Passion Page 2. 1

February 9-11

February 2018 Friends of the Library Book Lovers Book Sale is back! Stock up on books for your late winter reading! Sponsored by the Friends of the Sewickley Public Library with all proceeds benefiting the Library. The sale will run from Friday, 2/9 to Sunday, 2/11. Sunday is Bag Sale Day! Fill a bag for $5!

High School Project Community Engagement Sessions at the QV High School Quaker Valley School District will hold community engagement sessions regarding the high school project at Quaker Valley High School on January 22, February 3 and February 19. The community is invited to attend any of the sessions for a student-led tour of the high school facility along with a Q&A session about the high school project. The events will take place in the high school library, RSVP is not required. Please join us: Monday, January 22 at 6:15-8 PM Saturday, February 3 at 9:15-11 AM Monday, February 19 at 9:15-11 AM (Childcare will be provided at the 2/19 session)

Let's Talk About Murder! True Crime Discussion Group on Monday, February 26 at 7:00 PM Calling all TRUE CRIME FANS! Whether you're a diehard Ann Rule reader, an obsessive viewer of Investigation Discovery, or a true crime podcast fanatic, THIS IS THE DISCUSSION GROUP FOR YOU! Each month we'll pick a topic! Come with a story to share based on the theme! Local legends, unsolved mysteries, famous cases - all are welcome! February's theme: Crimes of PASSION. Food to share is always appreciated. Open to all adults 21+

February Display Cases In February the display cases will continue to feature the work of Ambridge resident Esther Rankin until February 20. Beginning February 26th and in to March we will be hosting a ceramics exhibition called Shifting Perspectives, in coordination with NCECA (The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), whose conference takes place in Pittsburgh this year. This will be a group show featuring work completed by atmospheric firing.

Save the Date – Annual Chess Tournament for Grades K-8 on March 10, 2018! 2

Children’s Department - February 2018 On Going Programs (No Registration) Mighty Math – Mondays: 6:45 PM - Early math concepts for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers!  Lots of fun with numbers and more!  TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS, WITH ADULT. Babies and Books - Tuesdays: 9:30AM & 10:30AM & 1:00PM  Nursery and action rhymes, books and songs for children up to 24 months, with caregiver.  Please, no older children. 2-Year-Old Storytime - Wednesdays: 9:30AM & 10:30AM - A half hour of fingerplays, songs, and stories for 2-year-olds with an adult. Please, no older children.

Kids Knit! Saturday, February 10, 1 - 2 PM Calling all knitters, crocheters, and crafters who love all things yarn! Let's work on our own projects or learn how to knit together! There is a $5 materials fee if you need materials to get started on. Sewickley Stars - Thursday, February 22, 7:30 - 8:30 PM Need a little drama in your life? Let's act out! Practice and perform in one evening! No memorization required!

Multiple Ages/Grades Valentine Cards 101 - Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 - 7:30 PM Break out Dance Party - Thursdays:  6:45PM - Toddlers and Preschoolers the glitter, doilies, and ribbon to with a caregiver, come and dance the night away!  create beautiful valentines for your Family Block Party - Saturdays: 10:30 AM - It’s a family and friends! Space is limited Block Party! PLAY, BUILD, READ and LEARN and registration is required. GRADES together with blocks. Develop hand-eye 1-3 coordination and learn STEAM concepts. BIRTH – Age 6. Dog Tales – Sunday, February 11, 3 - 4:30 PM Certified Therapy Dogs LOVE to be read to! Come pick out a Please Register for the following unless otherwise noted. picture book of your choice and snuggle up with a Birth - 5 years old furry reading companion. Join us for a 20-minute time Parachute Play – Friday, February 9, 11 - 11:30AM slot to read to a dog. GRADES K-5 Thirty minutes of activities that includes music, Lego Club - Tuesday, February 13, 6 - 7 PM Lego Party! creative movement and fun, all with one colorful Children will be encouraged to put their creativity to parachute! AGES 2-5 WITH ADULT work and build awesome Lego creations. GRADES K-5 Super Science – Friday, February 16, 1 - 1:45PM American Girl - Valentine’s Party, Saturday, February Preschool program that pairs books with hands-on 17, 1 – 2 PM Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with experiences to engage and interest children through games, a Valentine craft and a special treat! Bring your active, scientific learning. While using observation and favorite doll and invite a friend to come along. There is critical thinking, children and parents will explore a $1.00 materials fee for this program. GRADES K-5 different scientific concepts. AGES 3-5 WITH ADULT Chess Club– Sunday, February 25, 2 - 3 PM Kings, Baby & Toddler Sensory Time – Wednesday, February Queens, Rooks, Knights, Bishops and Pawns 21, 6 - 7 PM Stop in at any time during this hour long everywhere for everyone to play! Beginners to sensory experience! Babies and toddlers can play and advanced players welcome. Bring your chess set if explore our various sensory stations that will you’re able. GRADES K-5 encourage your little one’s curiosity and sense of Lego Club, Tuesday, February 27, 6 – 6:45PM Lego wonder through touch, sight and sound. BABIES & Party! Children will be encouraged to put their TODDLERS WITH ADULT creativity to work and build awesome Lego creations. GRADES K-5 Grades 3 - 5 Smart Art, Sunday, February 4, Family 2 - 3 PM Back by popular Family Story Time at Ohio Township Nature Center – request! We will take a look at Mondays, February 5, 12 & 26, from - 10 - 10:45AM an artist or artistic movement Sewickley Public Library is hosting a family story time from history and then make our at the Ohio Township Nature Center. Stories, songs own creation in the same and crafts for the whole family. Please call the Library style! to register! Pre-School Storytime - Thursdays: 9:30AM & 1:30PM- Ages 3-6 without a caregiver, meet for 45 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays. 



Adult Programs - February 2018 Adult Winter Reading Program! Curl up with a good book and read the whole winter long! Set your own goal of reading minutes between January 22 – March 23. All participants who reach their goal will be eligible to win a great prize. You can read anything whether it’s a blog, the newspaper, or a bedtime story to your toddler. Registration has begun. Visit to get more information! Write Now! - Every Friday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Conducted by Jeanne Zell, participants enjoy writing from prompts in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere. Sahaja Meditation - Every Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Enjoy silence, peace, and stress release - always free. Senior Computer Club - Thursday, February 1, 12:00 PM If you’re an older adult and want to have fun, make new friends, and learn about computers and the Internet, please join us monthly. Please Register. Adult Knitting Club - Tuesday, February 6, 10:00 AM New to the hobby or have years of experience, everyone is welcome. An experienced knitter will be on hand to answer your questions. Spanish Conversation Group – Tuesdays, February 6 & 20, 6:30 PM This group meets the First and Third Tuesdays each month and is led by a native Spanish speaker. World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Speaker, Thomas Sanderson - Thursday, February 8, 7PM - Thomas Sanderson is a senior associate of the CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) Transnational Threats Project. He investigates terrorism, insurgency, criminal networks, global trends, and intelligence issues. Please Register. Query Club/Sewickley Public Library Speakers' Series Monday, February 12, 7:00 PM Theme: The Wide World of Sports. This meeting’s topics: “Tour de France,” by John Orndorff and “Major Taylor” by Chris Steffy Conversation Salon - Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 AM This engaging group of adults meets for coffee and great discussions! Coffee and Crafting with Heather - Tuesday, February 20, 10:00 AM This month’s focus: Book Crafts. We will demonstrate basic techniques to create paper flowers, bookmarks, wreaths and more using book pages. If you are interested in making a wreath for yourself, please bring a Styrofoam wreath form, we will provide the book pages and materials.

Introduction to Microsoft Word - Wednesday, February 21, 10:30 AM Learn the ins and outs of this standard word processing program. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. MENSA Admission Test – Saturday, February 24, 2:00 PM Mensa is an international society whose only qualification for membership is a score in the top 2 percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. There is a $60 Administrative Testing fee. Please register. Let's Talk About Murder! True Crime Discussion Group – Monday, February 26, 7:00 PM More information on Page 2 of this Newsletter. DECONSTRUCTING INVESTMENT PLATFORM & FINANCIAL SERVICES FEE STRUCTURES, Tuesday, February 27, 7PM Knowing how to determine what combination of financial services and related costs is right for you is a critical part of managing your investments and finances. Attend this session to learn more about investment/financial service compensation models. Please Register. ED Talks: The Biology of the Honey bee with Edward F. Schroth – Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 PM Our review of the Biology of the Honey bee will cover aspects of a bee’s anatomy and physiology as well as ecology and behavior. The biology of a honey bee holds considerable interest for both economic (as an asset to our home gardens) and one’s academic curiosity. Please Register. Senior iPad/iPhone Club – Wednesday, February 28, 11:00 AM We welcome all adults and seniors who are interested in expanding their knowledge of iPads and iPhones. Please bring your own device if you already own one. Please Register.

February Book Groups Mystery Book Group - Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 PM - Well- Brown Bag Book Group – Thursday, Feb, 15, 11:30 AM - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George Get Lit - Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 PM - The Boy in the Black Fourth Tuesday Book Group - Rescheduled for Suit by Jason Reynolds February's Location: Sharp Edge Tuesday, March 6, Author Visit with Heather Terrell. Carnegie’s Maid - by Heather Terrell. 5





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9:30-Pre-school ST 12:00-Senior Computer Club 1:30-Pre-school ST


10:30-Write Now

9:15-QVHS Community Engagement at High School 10:30-Family Block Party 11:00Meditation 2:00ExtravaganART

9:00-FOSPL Book Sale 10:30-Write Now 11:00-Parachute Play

9:00-FOSPL Book Sale 10:30-Family Block Party 11:00Meditation 1:00-Kids Knit

10:30-Write Now 1:00-Super Science

10:30-Family Block Party 11:00Meditation 1:00-AG Valentine’s Party

10:30-Write Now

10:30-Family Block Party 11:00Meditation 2:00-MENSA Admission Test

4:00-Cook It! 6:45-Dance Party

2:00-Smart Art

1:00-FOSPL Book Sale 3:00-Dog Tales

10:00-Family Storytime at OTNC 6:45-Mighty Math

9:30-Babies ST 10:00-Adult Knitting 10:30-Babies ST 1:00-Babies ST 3:30-Anime Club 6:30-Spanish Convo

9:30-2’s ST

9:30-Pre-school ST

10:30-2’s ST

1:30-Pre-school ST

6:30-Valentine Cards 101

6:45-Dance Party 7:00-World Affairs Council

10:00-Family Storytime at OTNC 6:45-Mighty Math 7:00-Query Club

9:30-Babies ST 10:30-Babies ST 1:00-Babies ST 3:30-Teen Knit Club 6:00-Lego Club 7:00-Mystery BG

9:30-2’s ST

9:30-Pre-school ST

10:00-Convo Salon 10:30-2’s ST

11:30-BBBG 1:30-Pre-school ST


9:30-Babies ST 10:00-Coffee & Crafting 10:30-Babies ST 1:00-Babies ST 3:30-Anime Club 6:30-Spanish Convo 7:00-Get Lit @ Sharp Edge

9:30-2’s ST

9:30-Pre-school ST

10:30-2’s ST

1:30-Pre-school ST

10:30-Intro to Word 6:00-Baby & Toddler Sensory Time

6:45-Dance Party 7:30-Sewickley Stars

9:30-Babies ST 10:30-Babies ST 1:00-Babies ST 3:30-Teen Knit Club 6:00-Lego Club 7:00-6th Grade Battle at QVMS

9:30-2’s ST

9:15-QVHS Community Engagement at High School

2:00-Chess Club

10:00-Family Storytime at OTNC 6:00-Teen Advisory Council 6:45-Mighty Math 7:00-Lets Talk About Murder

11:00-Senior iPad/iPhone Club

10:30-2’s ST 7:00-7th & 8th Grade Battle at QVMS 7:00-EDTalks Biology of the Honey Bee


4:00-Cook It! 6:45-Dance Party

February 2018 Children’s





Donations Memorial Donations:

Marvin and O. Theone Paxton

Helen and Don Berman in memory of Lucy Beaudet

Gregory and Nancy Todd

Stan and Margery Denver in memory of Josephine Cockrell

Russell and Susan Ulmer

Ivy Book Club in memory of Amanda Dunn

SPL Annual Appeal Donations:

Gary Havranek in memory of Diane Marx

Donald and Joan Allen Anonymous (1)

Honor Donations:

Margaret Childs and Bonnie Blackburn

Becky Senior in honor of Merry Christmas

Chevron Matching Employee Funds

Jim and Anne Cooper in honor of Mary Harrington

Clearview Federal Credit Union

Bruce and Martha Smith in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Schade

Margaret Dury Richard and Susan Elste Joseph and Dorothee Foltz

Give Big Pittsburgh Campaign Donations:

Joseph and Alice George

Judy Cheteyan

Matthew and Angela Hawes

Norman and Linda Diebold

David and Ginny Monroe

Susan Duncan

James Morrison

Joe and Richelle Klug

John Orndorff

Marlene Mihalsky

Michele Pazul

Mary Ellen Miller

Diana Rauch

Laura Montini

S. Edward and Katherine Renner

Hugh and Eliza Nevin

Bob and Mona Riordan

Sandra Olenick

Danielle Saunier

Robert and Amelia Shillingsburg

Steven Schlick

Cliff and Meghan Snatchko

James and Heather Terrell

Joel and Maria Swanson

Ronald and Cathy Tisch

Regina Tomasulo

Brenda Wert

William White and Colleen White-McShane

Malachy and Patty Whalen

General Donations: Book Lovers Never Sleep Alone

Friends of Sewickley Public Library Annual Appeal Donations:

Concerned Taxpayers of Quaker Valley

Anonymous (5)

Eaton Foundation

Joseph and Sadie Aquilino

G. Whitney Snyder Charitable Fund

Thomas Arbogast

George and Ada Davidson Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation

Edward Bauer Carl and Suzanne Blackburn

David and Karen Graham

Laurence and Joan Broussard

Jack Buncher Foundation

F.L. and Mary Brown

JK Group

Judith Brown

Borough of Glen Osborne

Holly Carlson Campbell 7

February 2018 Phone 412-741-6920 Children’s 412-741-0937 Renewals 412-622-1895

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Friends of Sewickley Public Library Annual Appeal Donations (continued):

John and Alyson Korman

Thomas and Dolores Samuels

Paul and Nicole Kriebel

Margaret Scherbel

William and Jamie Chappell

Dave and Pam Lasorda

Gary and Carol Schurman

Peter and Jennifer Chmay

Mary Lautanen

Charles and Maggie Setler

Susan Cockrell

Laurene Lavoie

Howard and Sarah Shockey

Joseph and Sally Ann Cortese

Ken and Hope Linge

Joseph and Debra DeMeis

Paul and Karin Magee

Linda Shortz in honor of Marvin Wedeen and Dr. Charles Clarke

Josh and Tria DeNinno

Mike and Gail Mangan

Linda Sirianni

Ann Dickson

Linda Martin

Samuel and Judith Spanos

Teresa Duff

Martin and Joanne McDaniel

Ed and Donna Stack

Edgeworth Garden Club

Stephen and Nancy Miklos

Joan B. Sullivan

Jim and Linda Edson

John and Denise Miller

James and Heather Terrell

Ludmilla Ellison

Rob and Tina Thomas

Richard and Susan Elste

Rajen Mookerjee and Carolyn Grady Mookerjee

Karen Ford

James and Nancy Morrisey

Loretta Thompson in honor of Marvin Wedeen

Rodney and Elinor Gartner

Joseph and Jean Ann Mulhern

Eleanor Thomson

Dana Graff

Bryon and Jennifer Nastasi

Robert Veltre and Delia Battista

Marnie Haines

George and Barbara Olson

Gwynn Wardwell

James Hamilton

Joe and Toni Passarello

Tom and Saundy Waseleski

Angie and Matt Hawes

James and Dolores Perino

Bill and Judy Wenning

Eileen Hencher

Raymond and Marianne Pfeifer

Mary Jane Williams

David Hennessey

Robert Wolf

Sarah and Edward Heres

Mary Jane and Joseph Platt, Jr. Foundation, Inc.

Allen Wolfert and Adrienne Young

Lawrence and Jane Hitchins

John and Barbara Pugh

John and Missy Zimmerman

Ivan and Ruth Hofmann

John and Ann Puskaric

Ruth Jonas

Grace Rader

John and Edna Kane

Thom and Bett Roberts

Key Bank Foundation

Patrick and Julie Rooney

Cindy Kelley

Stephen Oliphant and Judith Roscow

Michael Kelley

Thomas and Nancy Rostek

Bushra Khan

Nancy Ruffer 8

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February 2018