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Free Access to Consumer Reports Buying a new appliance and want to know which one has the best ratings? Need a car with better fuel economy and want to compare models? Have we got great news for you! Allegheny Country library card holders now have FREE unlimited access to Consumer Reports online! Get

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unbiased product reviews, ratings, buying guides, and more at your fingertips. Library users have full access to the user-friendly and easy to search Consumer Reports website, which is

accessible from the Research page on Your library card unlocks website features like the ever popular product ratings pages, so you can see the test results of how that exterior paint or baby bouncer stacks up to the competition. If you have any questions about accessing Consumer Reports online through the library, call us at 412 -741-6920 or ask a Reference Librarian!

C e l e b r a t i n g 4 0 Ye a r s : A F i b e r R e t r o s p e c t i v e LaVerne Kemp’s award-winning

Theater “ in Louisville, Kentucky. She machine assembly, embroidery and

textiles have been a fixture of

has been a committed teaching

quilting … My art and my passion


artist for children and adults for

are interwoven as one fabric.” The

fiber arts

many years through the Pennsylva-

exhibit runs from February 2 - 28,


nia Council on the Arts and the

2019. Stop by and experience a

for forty

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

curated body of LaVerne Kemp ’s

years. Her

LaVerne says, “A part of me is


work has

interwoven into each piece that I

been exhibited extensively in

create. Like my life, my weaving is a

Pennsylvania and Ohio and, notably,

collaboration of color, texture and

featured three times in Carroll

pattern. Over the years my fiber

Harris Simms National Black Art

work has evolved into an art form

Competition and Exhibition at the

rather than simply traditional

African American Museum in Dallas,

weaving. I have explored and

Texas as well as The African

incorporated photo transfer, batik,

American Art Exhibition at “Actors

stamping, dying, beading, hand and

Book Lovers, Rejoice! Te e n s : G e t R e a d y f o r B a t t l e ! The Friends of the Sewickley Public

The Teen Battle of the Books is this month! Teams

Library’s annual Book Lovers Book

of 5 members, plus a Team Manager 18+, must be

Sale returns this February to fill all

registered by Friday, February 11th at 8PM. All

book lover’s hearts - and shelves! The

Battles are held at Quaker Valley Middle School ’s

sale runs from Friday, February 8 -


Sunday, February 10 . Su n da y i s BAG DAY - fill a provided bag for just


Dates are as follows: 6th Grade - Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 PM 7th & 8th Grade - Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 PM High School - Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 PM Visit the SPL Teen Page at for more info and booklists.

Kindergart en Round U p @ QVSD Do you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019? If so, be sure to get them registered for Kindergarten Roundup! Quaker Valley’s Kindergarten Roundup will take place February 19 - 22. Th i s y e a r , QV i s a c c e pt i n g

Tax Forms Reminder

registrations online. Beginning January 14, visit

The PA Department of Revenue will to pick a Kindergarten Roundup time

not distribute printed tax forms this

slot. Appointments are 30 minutes each and are

year. Library users can print tax

for a parent/guardian and the incoming

documents at a discounted rate of

kindergarten student. There will also be a meeting

$0.05/page. Printed federal tax

for incoming kindergarten parents on Wednesday,

forms are also limited. Please see a

February 13, at 6PM at Osborne Elementary School. This meeting is only

Reference Librarian if you need

for parents. More information can be found on the QV website at

assistance or have any questions.


Children’s Programs ONGOING PROGRAMS Babies & Books – Tuesdays: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM Nursery and action rhymes, books and songs for children up to 24 months, with caregiver. Please, no older children.

(No Registration)

Preschool Storytime – Thursdays: 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM Meet for 45 minutes of stories, songs, and finger plays! AGES 3-6, without a caregiver. Dance Party - Thursdays: 6:45 - 7:15 PM Come and dance the night away! Toddlers & preschoolers, with caregiver.

Stories for Two’s – Wednesdays: 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM A half hour of finger plays, songs and stories for 2 year olds. AGES 24 - 35 MONTHS, with caregiver. Please, no older children.

Family Block Party - Saturdays: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM It’s a Block Party! PLAY, BUILD, READ and LEARN together with blocks. Develop hand-eye coordination and learn STEAM concepts. BIRTH - AGE 6, with caregiver.

Please register for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Register online at: Family Movie Saturday - Saturday, February 2, 1:00 PM An epic of miniature proportions. Join us on our quest to watch the Pixar movies starting from the beginning. This week is movie #2: A Bug’s Life (Rated: G). FAMILY PROGRAM. School Age Yoga - Sunday, February 3, 1:30 - 2:15 PM Join us for yoga and stories. Bring your yoga mat or a beach towel and wear comfy clothes. GRADES 1- 5. Family Story Time at Ohio Township Nature Center - Mondays, February 4, 11 & 25, 10:00 - 10:45 AM Sewickley Public Library is hosting a family story time at the Ohio Township Nature Center. Stories, songs and crafts for the whole family. FAMILY PROGRAM. Storytime Chess for 4 Year Olds and Kindergartners - Mondays, February 4, 11 & 25, 6:30 - 7:00 PM Learn the basics of Chess through this fun and interactive program. Each week we will learn about a different piece and why it moves in the way in which it does. No need to come every week. There is a limit of 20 kids, so please register each week! AGES 4-5, caregivers are welcome. Lego Club - Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 6:45 PM Lego Party! Children will be encouraged to put their creativity to work and build awesome Lego creations. GRADES K-5. No registration required! Family Game Show: LOVE Edition Thursday, February 7, 7:30 8:00 PM February is the time for LOVE! Come and play and win! GRADES K & UP, with caregivers.

Parachute Play - Friday, February 8, 11:00 - 11:30 AM Thirty minutes of activities that includes music, creative movement and fun, all with one colorful parachute! AGES 2-5, WITH ADULT. Kids Knit! - Saturday, February 9, 2:00 3:00 PM If you love all things knitting, crocheting and yarn, this program is for you! All skill levels welcome! Materials available for a $5 fee. Please register. GRADES 2-5. Dog Tales - Sunday, February 10, 3:00 4:00 PM Certified Therapy Dogs LOVE to be read to! Come pick out a picture book of your choice and snuggle up with a furry reading companion. Join us for a 15-minute time slot to read to a dog. GRADES K-5. Baby & Toddler Sensory Time Wednesday, February 13, 6:00 7:00 PM Stop in at any time during this hour-long sensory experience! Babies and toddlers can play and explore our various sensory stations that will encourage your little one’s curiosity and sense of wonder through touch, sight and sound. BABIES AND TODDLERS, WITH ADULT. No registration required! Preschool Yoga - Friday, February 15, 10:00-10:45 AM Join us for Yoga Storytime at the library! Bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and wear comfy clothes. AGES 3-6, with caregiver. Family Movie Saturday - Saturday, February 16, 1:00 PM To Infinity and Beyond! Join us on our quest to watch the Pixar movies starting from the beginning. This week is movie #3: Toy Story 2 (Rated: G). FAMILY PROGRAM.


Chess Club - Sunday, February 17, 2:00 3:00 PM Kings, Queens, Rooks, Knights, Bishops and Pawns everywhere for everyone to play! Beginners to advanced players welcome. Bring your chess set if you’re able. GRADES K-5. Lego Club: Trading Event, Tuesday, February 19, 6:00 - 6:45 PM Do you have one too many Emmet Mini figures at your house? Bring your extra Lego Mini Figures to the library this evening only for our Lego Trading Event. GRADES K-5. No registration required! Super Science - Friday, February 22, 11:00 - 11:45 AM Preschool program that pairs books with hands-on experiences to engage and interest children through active, scientific learning. While using observation and critical thinking, children and parents will explore different scientific concepts. AGES 3-5, WITH ADULT. Adaptive Storytime - Saturday, February 23, 2:00 - 2:45 PM This program is ideal for preschool children who are differently abled, may by on the Autism Spectrum, have Sensory Processing issues, or feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds. This inclusive program of stories, songs, activities and free play is welcoming and will adapt to your child's needs. Directly following the program children will have the opportunity to play, while parents can chat and network. PRESCHOOLERS & THEIR FAMILIES.


Get matched with the BOOK OF YOUR DREAMS! Fill out a reader’s survey by Feb. 5th! Then pick up your book on VALENTINE’S DAY - FEB. 14th! Surveys available in the Teen Dept!

Monday, Feb 25 - 6-7 pm

Friday, February 8 (7-9 pm)

Make a difference @ YOUR library

CALLING ALL BESTIES! Join us for a night filled with movies, makeovers & treats! We’ll make our own DIY beauty products, watch a cute movie and enjoy snacks & an ice cream float bar! Open to all students in grades 4-up PLEASE REGISTER!

Tuesday, Feb. 5 & 19 3:30-5 pm

Prep it. Cook it. Eat it!

Thursday, Feb. 7 (4-5 pm)

Tuesday, Feb. 12 3:30 - 5:00 pm 4

Adult Programs 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 - 12:00 PM Enjoy the silence, peace, and stress release that is always free. Newcomers welcome. Reiki - Every Friday, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Learn more about therapeutic touch and experience a relaxing, peaceful session. (Please note: No session February 8.) Freedom from Falls - Fridays, February 1, 15 & 22, 12:30 - 1:30 PM This exercise program has been proven to prevent falls. The 7-week course runs from January 4 - February 22 and will include a pre and post-test. Each session will be a combination of exercises to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring an exercise mat or blanket. If you have any concerns about participating, please check with your health care provider. Please register. There is a $10 fee for this course. (Please note: No session on February 8.) Adult Knitting Club - Tuesday, February 5, 10:00 AM New to the hobby or have years of experience, everyone is welcome! Bring your project or come to learn. An experienced knitter will be on hand for instruction. Senior Computer Club - Thursday, February 7, 12:00 - 2:00 PM If you’re an older adult and want to have fun, make new friends, and learn about computers and the internet, join us monthly. Please register. Query Club - Monday, February 11, 7:00 PM “Technology and Social Change” is the topic for the 2018-2019 season. Everyone is invited to enjoy the stimulating papers and discussion in the

Community Room. Refreshments are served during an intermission. February’s presentations: Sneakers and the Rise of the Physical Fitness Movement (Lynne Schneider) & The Greatest Human Being Who Ever Lived (Linda Zang). Coffee and Crafting - Tuesday, February 12, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Enjoy a cuppa while making a crafty creation. This month we’ll use felt to create a one-of-a-kind coffee cup cozy. Please bring your favorite coffee cup or travel mug to use as a template. Please register. Home Staging - Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 - 8:30 PM The Secret to a Successful Home Sale presented by Maggie Setler. Home Staging helps homeowners uncover every dollar of hidden equity by preparing their home before it is listed so that it can be presented to the market at its absolute best! Please register.

Senior Android Phone/Tablet Club Wednesday, February 20, 1:30 - 3:00 PM For anyone interested in becoming more comfortable with and learning some tips and tricks to using your Android devices. This program will be similar in format to the Senior iPad Club but will only be about Android devices (Samsung, LG, Google Pixel, Sony). Please register. Introduction to Google Docs, Sheets & Slides - Monday, February 25, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Did you know you can create free documents, spreadsheets, and presentations using your Google account and a web browser? Learn the basics of getting started working in this cloud based document creation environment. Learn about the advantages and limitations of Google compared to Microsoft Office. Registration required.

Let's Talk About Murder! True Crime Discussion Group - Monday, February 25, 7:00 PM Calling all TRUE CRIME FANS! Each month we'll pick a theme! Come with a story to Conversation Salon - Wednesday, share based on the theme! Local February 13, 10:00 AM This engaging group of adults meets monthly on the 2nd legends, unsolved mysteries, famous cases - all are welcome! Wednesday for coffee and great discussions. Newcomers always welcome! February’s Theme: Bad Romance. Open to all adults 21+ ED Talks: When It Rains, It Pours Wednesday, February 13, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Getting Started with Microsoft Excel Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 AM Downpours and flash flooding are 1:00 PM This course will cover the basics happening more frequently, but what is of getting started with the Excel the culprit? It has to do with the local spreadsheet program. Registration climate’s response to global increases in temperature. Come learn more about why required. water is one of the most important Open Scrapbooking Night - Wednesday, biological systems and how maintaining February 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM Join us for a water quality impacts us locally and night of unscripted scrapbooking! Bring globally. Please register. your photographs, albums, etc. to create personalized pages. We'll have supplies on Senior iPad/iPhone Club - Wednesday, hand to help you craft your vision! Not February 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM We interested in creating photobooks? Feel welcome all who are interested in free to make cards, gift tags, party decor expanding their knowledge of iPads and or whatever your creativity demands! iPhones. Please bring your own device if Please register. you already own one. Please register.

February Book Groups Mystery Book Group - Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 PM Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Get Lit - Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 PM - The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani Location: Crazy Mocha

Brown Bag Book Group - Thursday, February 21, 11:30 AM - Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani Fourth Tuesday Book Group - Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 PM - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 5






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10:30 Write Now! 10:30 Block Party 12:30 Freedom 11:00 Meditation From Falls 1:00 Family Movie 2:00 Reiki








1:30 School Age Yoga

10:00 Storytime @ OTNC 6:30 ST Chess

9:30 Babies ST 10:00 Knitting 10:30 Babies ST 1:00 Babies ST 3:30 Anime Club 6:00 Lego Club

9:30 Two’s ST 10:30 Two’s ST 3:00 Gaming Wed

9:30 Pre-school ST 12:00 Senior Computer Club 1:30 Pre-school ST 4:00 Cook It! 6:45 Dance Party 7:30 Family Game

10:30 Write Now! 10:30 Block Party 11:00 Parachute 11:00 Meditation Play 2:00 Kids Knit 7:00 Galentine’s Night

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3:00 Dog Tales

10:00 Storytime @ OTNC 6:00 Teen Advisory Council 6:30 ST Chess 7:00 Query Club

9:30 Babies ST 10:00 Coffee & Crafting 10:30 Babies ST 1:00 Babies ST 3:30 Tabletop Tuesday 7:00 Mystery BG 7:00 Home Staging

9:30 Two’s ST 10:00 Convo Salon 10:30 Two’s ST 3:00 Gaming Wed 6:00 Sensory Time 7:00 ED Talks

9:30 Pre-school ST 1:30 Pre-school ST 6:45 Dance Party

10:30 Write Now! 10:30 Block Party 10:00 Preschool 11:00 Meditation Yoga 1:00 Family Movie 12:30 Freedom From Falls 2:00 Reiki






9:30 Babies ST 10:30 Babies ST 1:00 Babies ST 3:30 Anime Club 6:00 Lego Club Trading Event 7:00 Get Lit!

9:30 Two’s ST 10:30 Two’s ST 11:00 Senior iPad 1:30 Senior Android 3:00 Gaming Wed

9:30 Pre-school ST 11:00 BBBG 1:30 Pre-school ST 6:45 Dance Party

10:30 Write Now! 10:30 Block Party 11:00 Super 11:00 Meditation Science 2:00 Adaptive ST 12:30 Freedom From Falls 2:00 Reiki





10:00 Storytime @ OTNC 11:00 Intro to Google Docs 6:00 Teen Advisory 6:30 ST Chess 7:00 True Crime

9:30 Babies ST 10:30 Babies ST 1:00 Babies ST 7:00 Fourth Tuesday BG

9:30 Two’s ST 10:30 Two’s ST 11:00 Intro to Excel 3:00 Gaming Wed 6:00 Scrapbooking

9:30 Pre-school ST 1:30 Pre-school ST 6:45 Dance Party

Sunday only!

$5 Bag Day!

17 2:00 Chess Club

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Teen Blind Date w/ a Book Pick-Up Day!



Adult Winter Reading January 22 - March 22 More info @



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Donations Memorial Donations: Quaker Valley School District Board of Directors in memory of Doris Barngrover Joan W. Murdoch in memory of Joan Fitzpatrick

In Memory of Cordelia Glenn: Joyce Cortese Quaker Valley School District Board of Directors In Memory of Carole McQuaid Otrhalik: Jeffrey and Liza Ankrom Dionna Kost In Memory of Victoria Werner: Edgeworth Garden Club Joe and Marianne Michaud Honor Donations: Steven Castner in honor of Lawrence Castner Mary Ellen Miller in honor of Michelle Cleary Joan W. Murdoch in honor of Joe Hoepp General Donations: Jack Buncher Foundation

Marvin and O.Theone Paxton

Nash Family John Orndorff Cathy and Tony Renda SPL Annual Appeal Judith Roscow-Oliphant Donations: Robert and Amelia Ahmed Aziz and Shillingsburg Diana Lalich Daniel and Mary Nancy Baldwin Sponseller Book Lovers Never Sleep Dr. and Mrs. David and Alone Barbara Swan Richard Bowers and Lin and Brook Swinston Miriam Rader James and Heather Terrell Todd and Valerie Carter Robert Thaw and Barbara Lawrence and Cooley Thaw Priscilla Castner Robert and Tina Thomas George and Ada Davidson Gregory and Nancy Todd Family Fund of The Russell and Susan Ulmer Pittsburgh Foundation Marilyn Zupancic Joseph and Debra DeMeis Norman and Linda Friends of Sewickley Diebold Public Library Annual Eaton Foundation Appeal Donations: Ludmilla Ellison Bill and Sharon Abraham Gabor Family Joyce Adler Cordelia Grabiak Jim and Lynne Amato Timothy Hadfield Robert Bagans Trish Hooper and Frank Bennett Julian Neiser Chris and Anne Blazak Doreen Hurley Cliff Bob and Joan Miles Jack Buncher Foundation Caroline Bologna B.J. and Ashley John Richard Bowers and Joe and Richelle Klug Miriam Rader David and Ginny Monroe Lawrence and Priscilla Jeffrey and Diana Morrow Castner Joan W. Murdoch William Chappell and

Jamie Coyne Chappell Peter and Jennifer Chmay Paul Collier Joseph and Sally Ann Cortese Joyce Cortese George and Rita Crawford James and Lynn Cunningham Bill and Jane deHaven Ann Dickson Irene Dinning Matt and Katie Doebler Robert and Paula Doebler Stephen and Judy Downing Samuel Duerr and Patricia Shetler Jim and Linda Edson Joseph and Dorothee Foltz David and Marcia Gordon Dan and Dana Graff Mary Lea and Bob Gray Sarah Harris Thomas and Jennifer Hay Edward Heres and Sarah Stoessel Heres John and Sharon Hess Ivan and Ruth Hofmann Starr Hull Brian and Kate Jeffe Bernard and Ashley John Ken and Barbara Johns Harris and Patricia Jones Continued on Page 8...


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Morrisey Thomas Jones Diane Mullin Joan Murdoch Friends of Sewickley Public Library Annual Wayne and Mary Appeal Donations Murphy (Continued): Dan and Patty Nadler Joseph and Elaine Patricia Nanni Klimkowski Bryon and Jennifer Nastasi Julie Kloo Nancy Nicalo Paul and Karin Magee Paul Palevsky and Sharon Dr. Joseph Marrone Roseman David and Gwendolyn Dan and Elaine Park Martin Bobby Patterson Mary Jane and Joseph Denis and Lisa Pegden Platt, Jr. Foundation, Inc. Robert and Joan Peirce Marilyn Mauro Family Foundation Greg and Julia McFarlane James and Dolores Perino Claire Miller John and Barbara Pugh Ian and Jennifer Miller John and Ann Puskaric Christopher and Terri Robert Regina Modic Tracey Rock James and Nancy Thomas and Nancy Rostek

Ted and Marilee Riscitti Charles and Tris Thorne Thomas and Dolores Arthur and Mandy Samuels Ticknor Margaret Scherbel Robert Veltre and Delia Edward and Theresa Battista Schroth Robert and Charlene Gary and Carol Schurman Vescio Jack Shoener Marilyn and Joseph Richard and Pamela Vettorazzi Siergiej Norman and Mary Voigt Ray and Mary Sisak Linda Wagner Terry and Mary Soster Frank and Barbara Samuel and Judith Spanos Wasco Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tom and Saundy Stephenson Waseleski Robert and Andrea Stiegel Bill and Judy Wenning John and Joan Straka Doug and Carolyn Wicker Michael and Kathryn Robert Wolf Swaney Matthew and Claire Zack James and Heather Terrell John and Missy James Thompson and Zimmerman Alma Lleras Paulina Zunino


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February 2019  

February 2019