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November 2017 Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

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The Library will CLOSE at 5PM on Wednesday, November 22 and remain CLOSED until 9AM on Friday, November 24. We hope you have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

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Take a trip down Memory Lane this Holiday Season!


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November 2017 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for Teens Tuesdays in November at 6PM Love books? Write one! In a month! Take part in weekly write-in sessions where you can brainstorm with fellow young writers and receive feedback and encouragement on your work that will help you on your road to a professional writing career. Snacks and beverages provided at every session. [Nov 7, 14, 21, 28] Registration required. Email Emily Fear at for more info!

Love Your Library Month Results! Many thanks are in order for the wonderful outpouring of support and donations that Sewickley Public Library received during the month of September. The Lunch with a Librarian campaign raised over $400 and the guest bartending night at Sidelines Beer House raised over $750 in tips! The annual Friends’ of the Library Harvest Book Sale brought in $4,797 and we sold out of Savoring Sewickley Tickets within the first three days of October. In addition to these special events, we also received $4,716 in general, memorial, honor, and annual appeal donations. All of these appreciated gifts will help us earn a deserved portion of the Jack Buncher match pool for Love your Library Month. Thanks again for all of your support during this campaign!

Improvements to Library Requests and Delivery Did you know that Sewickley Library users request more than 60,000 books, and media a year from other libraries in Allegheny County (and beyond)? Through our shared catalog consortium, library users have access to over 1 million items and more than 70,000 digital items! Those items are delivered to and from public libraries in Allegheny County Monday through Friday. In September Sewickley began participation in a new delivery check-in system. The new check-in system is an effort to improve efficiency and accuracy with deliveries. Please note that delivery occurs in the morning, but it takes staff a few hours to process and shelve the hundreds of delivery items received. Because of the improved check-in process, items may appear to be “Ready For Pickup” but may not be on the holds pickup shelf yet. If this is the case, a staff member would be happy to assist you in locating the item.

Save the Dates! Light Up Night 2017 is Friday, December 1 - Visit the Library from 6PM to 9PM to warm up, enjoy refreshments, and make a take-home craft during Light Up Night. Children’s Holiday Wreath Making on Monday , December 4 at 3:30PM The Watershed Association and the Village Garden Club of Sewickley will show us how make our own holiday wreaths, from grapevine frames, using fresh evergreens. To further decorate your wreath, you might want to bring a Our Wise Walkers have been bow or a small holiday decoration. Grades 3 – 8. Registration begins in enjoying the warm fall this year! November! 2

Children’s Department - November 2017 On Going Programs (No Registration)

Chess Club Sunday, November 26, 2:00-3:00PM Mighty Math – Mondays, 6:45 – 7:15PM - Early math concepts for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers! Lots of fun with Kings, Queens, Rooks, Knights, Bishops and Pawns numbers and more! TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS, WITH everywhere for everyone to play! Beginners to ADULT. advanced players welcome. Bring your chess set if Babies and Books - Tuesdays: 9:30AM & 10:30AM & 1:00PM you’re able. 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.

Grades 3-5 Jedi Academy Training Saturday, November 11, 1:00-2:30PM Calling all aspiring Jedi in Grades 35 for an afternoon of building light sabers and taking part in a Jedi obstacle course!

Pre-School Storytime - Thursdays: 9:30AM & 1:30PM- Ages 3-6 without a caregiver, meet for 45 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays. Dance Party - Thursdays: 6:45PM - Toddlers and Preschoolers with a caregiver, come and dance the night away!

Tech Saturdays Saturday, November 18, 1:00-1:45PM Learn the basics of Ozobots. Ozobots are small, smart toy robots that give the user the ability to code, play, and create.

Please Register for the following unless otherwise noted.

Birth -5 years old Baby & Toddler Sensory Time Wednesday, November 8, 6:00- 7:00PM 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 & Toddlers WITH ADULT.

Snap Circuits Tuesday, November 28, 6:00-7:00PM Join us as we learn about electronics using snap circuits. Family Programs Family Story Time at Ohio Township Nature Center Mondays, November 6 & 13, 10:00-10:45AM Sewickley Public Library is hosting a family story time at the Ohio Township Nature Center. Stories, songs and crafts for the whole family. Please call the Library to register!

Parachute Play Friday, November 10, 11:00-11:30AM Thirty minutes of activities that includes music, creative movement and fun, all with one colorful parachute! Ages 2-5 WITH ADULT.

Dog Tales Sunday, November 12, 3:00-4:00PM Super Science Certified Therapy Dogs LOVE to be read to! Come Friday, November 17, 1:00-1:45PM pick out a picture book of your choice and snuggle Preschool program that pairs books with hands-on up with a furry reading companion. Join us for a 15 experiences to engage and interest children through minute time slot to read to a dog. active, scientific learning. While using observation and critical thinking, children and parents will explore different scientific concepts. Ages 3-5 WITH ADULT. Grades K-5

Lego Club Tuesday, November 7, 6:00-7:00PM Lego Night, with a twist! The Lego Club theme is Lego WeDo. Learn more about programming and robotics.



Adult Programs - November 2017 Cinema Circle Film Screening - Wednesday, November 1, 6:00PM - Screening of this month’s film followed immediately by a discussion. La Vie en Rose - Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy. (2007, PG-13, 2hr 20min.)

World Affairs Council: "What's Next for the Iran Deal?" – Tuesday, November 7, 7:00PM - Ambassador Thomas Pickering will present on how The Iran Project works to change the tone of the U.S.Iran relationship and promote dialogue between this strategic country and the U.S. Please Register. Conversation Salon - Wednesday, November 8, 10:00AM - This interesting group of adults meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Coffee and great discussions!

Take a Wise Walk at the Library – Thursdays, November 2 & 9, 9:30AM - Each week we meet in the Colbert Room of the Library, walk between one and two miles and return to the Library for a healthy snack.

Intro to Microsoft Word - November 13, 10:00AM- We will learn the basics of getting started with Microsoft Senior Computer Club - Thursday, November 2, 12:00PM Word. Please Register. - If you’re a senior and want to have fun, make new Query Club/Sewickley Public Library Speakers' Series – friends and learn about computers and the Internet Monday, November 13, 7:00PM - This year's theme: The please join us monthly. Please Register. Wide World of Sports. Topics for this meeting: Sock! Write Now! - Every Friday, 10:30AM - 12:00PM Conducted by Jeanne Zell, participants enjoy writing from prompts in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere.

Bam! Pow! Martial Arts in American Culture by Carol Shifflett AND A Curtis Cup Story by Carol Semple Thompson

sciatica pain so you can make a better, more informed decision on the options to treat it! The 1-hour workshop will be personal, informative and interesting. It's designed to answer your questions, and provide expert clarity and insight. Please Register.

Senior iPad/iPhone Club - Wednesday, November 15, 11:00AM - 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.

Adult Knitting Club - Tuesday, November 7, 10:00AM New to the hobby or have years of experience, everyone is welcome. An experienced knitter will be on hand to answer your questions.

Getting Starting with Mail Merges - November 20, 2:00PM - Need to send cards to all those people on your Christmas card list but don’t want to fill them out individually? Learn how you can use existing data to create cards, letters, invitations and more by using the Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Office. Please Register.

Coffee and Crafting - November 14, 10:00AM-12PM Sahaja Meditation - Every Saturday, 11:00AM - 12:30PM - Focus: Beginning Crochet - Always wanted to learn how Enjoy the silence, peace, and stress release that is always to crochet? Here's your chance! Join us for a lesson free. from Britini Symosko as we make a potholder for your The 4 Most Common Reasons for Lower Back, Buttock & home. Materials needed: yarn and crochet needle (refer Sciatica Pain by Dr. Garin Wyberg - Monday, November to the yarn skein's label for needle size) $5 materials fee. Please register. 6, 7:00PM - Learn about your lower back, buttock and

Intro to Library Edition - Tuesday, November 7, 2:00PM - Just in time to wow your family this Thanksgiving! Learn the basics of getting started with this free Library resource that lets you research your family history. Find out which questions to ask your loved ones this holiday season. Please Register.

Tea and Inspiration - Eight weeks, beginning November 30, 7:00PM - Share a cup of tea and conversation centered on uplifting quotations on a different theme each week.

November Book Groups Mystery Book Group - Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7PM - Great Reckoning by Louise Penny Get Lit - Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7PM - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie at Azul Bar y Cantina

Brown Bag Book Group – Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30AM - Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood by Paul Hertneky 4th Tuesday Book Group - Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7PM News of the World by Paulette Jiles 5




November 2017

3:00-Dog Tales

2:00-Chess Club



9:30-2’s ST 10:30-2’s ST

9:30-Pre-school ST 9:30-Wise Walk

6:00-Cinema Circle

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



10:30-Write Now


10:30-Write Now 11:00Parachute Play

11:00Meditation 1:00-Jedi Academy Training

10:00-Storytime @ OTNC 6:45-Mighty Math 7:00-Lower Back Pain

9:30-Babies ST 10:00-Knitting 10:30-Babies ST 1:00-Babies ST 2:00-Ancestry 3:30-Anime Club 6:00-Na-No-Wri-Mo 6:00-Lego Club 7:00-World Affairs Council

9:30-2’s ST 10:00-Convo Salon 10:30-2’s ST 6:00-Baby & Toddler Sensory Time 6:00-DIY Slime Squishies

9:30-Pre-school ST 9:30-Wise Walk

10:00-Storytime @ OTNC 10:00-Intro to Word 6:45-Mighty Math 7:00-Query Club

9:30-Babies ST 10:00-Coffee & Crafting 10:30-Babies ST 1:00-Babies ST 3:30-Teen Knit Club 6:00-Na-No-Wri-Mo 7:00-Mystery BG 7:00-Get Lit BG at Azul

9:30-2’s ST 10:30-2’s ST

9:30-Pre-school ST 11:30-BBBG 1:30-Pre-school ST 4:00-Cook It! 6:45-Dance Party

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

11:00Meditation 1:00-Tech Saturdays

2:00-Mail Merges 6:00-Teen Advisory Council 6:45-Mighty Math

9:30-Babies ST 10:30-Babies ST 1:00-Babies ST 3:30-Anime Club 6:00-Na-No-Wri-Mo

9:30-2’s ST


10:30-Write Now


6:45-Mighty Math

9:30-Babies ST 10:30-Babies ST 1:00-Babies ST 3:30-Teen Knit Club 6:00-Na-No-Wri-Mo 6:00-Snap Circuits 7:00-4th Tuesday BG

9:30-2’s ST 10:30-2’s ST

9:30-Pre-school ST 1:30-Pre-school ST

6:00-Random Fandom Funday

6:45-Dance Party 7:00-Tea & Inspiration

11:00-Senior iPad/iPhone

10:30-2’s ST


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

Children’s Teen Adult All-Ages


Donations Memorial Donations: In Memory of Lucille Blair: Jan Jashinski Lynne Schneider Carolyn Toth Wayne and Mary Murphy in memory of Jeanne DeFazio Que and Joan Bronson in memory of Irvin and Florence Iwler

Eaton Foundation Match Liza Sipe in memory of Samuel Sipe Wayne and Mary Murphy in memory of Lynn White

Honor Donations: David and Cara Herzog in honor of Bob and Dana Yant’s 60 th Wedding Anniversary General Donations: Christine Allen Wilson and Jen Farmerie Kathleen Fear Sidelines Fundraiser Friday Writers Group Clifford Lau Joseph Meier and Katherine Ke William and Natalie Mueller Russell and Susan Ulmer SPL Annual Appeal Donations: Joyce Adler Michael and Kathryn Bryson Hanley Cox Sally Kitchen John Orndorff Friends of Sewickley Public Library Annual Appeal Donations: Donald and Loretta King Marilyn Newton 7

November 2017 Phone 412-741-6920 Children’s 412-741-0937 Renewals 412-622-1895

500 Thorn Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

Let us help you reminisce with Family and Friends with our Historic Images & Documents Collection. Librarian Richelle Klug (pictured) has been busy archiving and cataloging images and documents from our History Room collection. As a result of her hard work, many of the items in our archives are now available on our website 24/7 and are fully searchable. You can find images of old Sewickley, historic houses, school pictures, event programs, and much more. The Sewickley Herald

is also fully searchable and available online for years 1903-2016. Get started today at

Take a trip down memory lane with your friends and family this holiday season.

Sewickley Public School Class Photograph - 1891

Bruegger's Fundraising Coupons Please visit on the first Saturday each month to print the coupons. 8

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