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September 2017 Monday-Thursday 9AM - 9PM Friday 9AM - 6PM Saturday 9AM - 5PM Sunday 1PM - 5PM 412-741-6920 | The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.


SHHHH. A Silent Auction to Win w i t h

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LOVE YOUR LIBRARY MONTH! Your donations this month will be matched!

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Libraries inspire, teach, entertain, connect, open doors and create community! Â Thanks to the generosity of the Jack Buncher Foundation, all participating Allegheny County libraries will receive a pro-rated portion of a $150,000 match pool to support their general operations. All donations received during September 2017, up to a maximum of $500 per donor per library, will count toward the match pool.



SHHHHHHHH…It’s a Silent Auction for Lunch with a Librarian. Have you ever wanted to know what a Librarian does all day? It can’t be reading ALL DAY, right? Maybe you’ve always wanted to see the behind-the-scenes area of the library. The answers could all be yours if you bid (using a tax-deductible donation) on an opportunity to have lunch with one of our Librarian/Staff Pairings. The library will pay for the Librarians' lunches and you will be responsible for your own. After the lunch (somewhere in Sewickley) the Librarians will take you on a tour of the building including some of the staff-only sections. Bidding runs from Friday, September 1 to Friday, September 15 and we will have a table set up in the library displaying all of the pairings that are open for bidding. In the case that you are an auction winner we will contact you by phone to set up a time for the lunch and to arrange the donation. If you win an auction we kindly request that the donation is received by us no later than September 22, 2017 so that we may submit it to the Allegheny County Library Association Love Your Library Month Campaign. Celebrate the Harvest with some Great Books! Stop in the library during the annual Harvest Festival Book Sale in Sewickley! Stock up on fall reads for those dark and chilly nights: Friday, 9/8, Saturday, 9/9, & Sunday, 9/10 (Sunday is $5 Bag Day!) Save the Date! Savoring Sewickley 18 is Sunday, October 22 from 6:00 - 9:00PM. Tickets will be on sale soon at the Library and online at

September Display Cases In early September we’ll be wrapping up our Nora Gilchrist and Naomi Chambers show called “At the End of the Day," and opening a show of paintings and mixed media by Sewickley native and RISD graduate Lacey Hall, which will be up in our display cases for the duration of the month.

Take a Wise Walk at the Library Begins Thursday, Sept 7 at 9:30 AM. Join us as we begin our 18th season of Wise Walks. If you are an active 50+ adult, this 10-week walking program might be just the thing to get you started on an exercise program. 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.


SEPTEMBER 2017 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS WEEKLY PROGRAMS/STORYTIMES Mighty Math – Mondays, 6:45PM - Early math concepts for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers! Lots of fun with numbers and more! TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS, W/ 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. 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! Family Storytimes -Saturdays at 10:00AM - Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, crafts and more!! The whole family is invited!

Chess Club– Sunday, September 24, 2PM - 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. Lego Club - Tuesday, September 26, 6-7PM Lego Night, with a twist! Lego Club theme Lego WeDo. Experiment with Legos and technology! Learn more about programming and robotics. Candy Experiments - Saturday, September 30, 1-2PM - Science experiments combined with candy equals lots of fun. Join us as we use different types of candy to learn science concepts. There is a $2.00 materials fee for this program.

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Pebble Art - Sunday, September 17, 2-2:45PM Bring your imagination and we'll supply the rest. Make Please Register for the following unless otherwise noted. fantastical fall creations using pebbles, sticks and a Birth -5 years old pen! It's just that simple, but wait until you see the results! Baby & Toddler Sensory Time - Wednesday, September 13, 6-7 PM - Stop in at any time during this hour long sensory experience! Kids Knit! - Saturday, September 23, 1-2 PM - Calling all knitters, crocheters, and crafters in Grades Babies and toddlers can play and explore our various sensory 3-5 who love all things yarn! Let's work on our own stations that will encourage your little one’s curiosity and sense of projects or learn how to knit together! There's wonder through touch, sight and sound. Babies & Toddlers WITH a $5 materials fee if you need something to get started ADULT. Parachute Play - Friday, September 8, 11-11:30AM - Thirty minutes on. Family Programs of activities that includes music, creative movement and fun, all with Dog Tales is BACK! one colorful parachute! Ages 2-5 WITH ADULT. Sunday, September 10, Super Science - Friday, September 22, 1-1:45PM - Preschool 3-4PM – Certified program that pairs books with hands-on experiences to engage and Therapy Dogs LOVE to interest children through active, scientific learning. While using be read to! Come pick out observation and critical thinking, children and parents will explore a picture book of your different scientific concepts. Ages 3-5 WITH ADULT. choice and snuggle up Grades K-5 with a furry reading companion. Join us for a Lego Club - Tuesday, September 12th , 6-6:30PM 15 minute time slot to Lego Club theme this month is “Tower Challenge.” read to a dog. Children will be encouraged to put their creativity to work to see who can build the tallest Lego tower. American Girl: Meet Julie - Saturday, September 16th 1-2PM Join us as we have a tea party to celebrate the American Girl, Julie. We will have a snack and learn about the city of Pittsburgh in the 1970s as discussed in her book Julie’s Journey. There is a $2.00 materials fee for this program.

Family Story Time at Ohio Township Nature Center – Mondays, September 11, 18, & 25 from 10-10:45AM - Sewickley Public Library is hosting a family story time at the Ohio Township Nature Center. Stories, songs and crafts for the whole family. Back to School Bingo – Monday, September 18, 7:30-8:00PM - Bingo for the family! Win cheesy prizes and have a good, ole time!




Tea and Inspiration - Eight weeks, beginning August 31, 7:00 PM - Share a cup of tea and conversation centered on uplifting quotations on a different theme each week. Our thought-provoking quotes are gleaned from a variety of wise sources: the world's Scriptures, poets, artists, philosophers, statesmen. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring something that helps illuminate a different theme. Write Now! - Every Friday, 10:30AM - 12PM Conducted by Jeanne Zell, participants enjoy writing from prompts in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere. Sahaja Meditation - Every Saturday, 11:00AM 12:30PM - Enjoy the silence, peace, and stress release that is always free. New members arrive at 10:30AM for an introduction.  Adult Knitting Club - Tuesday, September 5, 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 Started with  - Wednesday, September 6, 11:00AM - Stop in between 11 and 1 for help getting started with the library’s newest learning resource  Drop in and learn more about the courses available, get setup with an account using and your library card, and preview some of the courses available. Cinema Circle Film Screening - Wednesday, September 6, 6:00PM - Screening of this month’s film followed immediately by a discussion. The Fairy (France: La fée) - A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing. (2013, NR, 1hr 33min.) Take a Wise Walk at the Library - Begins Thursday, Sept 7 at 9:30AM - More information on Page 3. Senior Computer Club  - Thursday, September 7, 12:00PM - If you’re a senior and want to have fun, make new friends and learn about computers and the Internet please join us monthly for the Senior Computer Club.  Creative Writing with Sweetwater - Starts Monday, September 11, 9:30AM - Students will learn editing techniques, character development, setting, plot, narrative voice, and exposition, while participating in regular, supportive critiques. Join instructor Beverlee Blair and a veteran cast of returning students currently working on essays, a memoir, a short story collection, and a novel.  Registration and tuition through Sweetwater Center for the Arts. This class is located at the Sewickley Public Library.


Coffee and Crafting with Heather – Tuesday, September 12, 10AM - Focus: Decoupage on Wood. Jan Fisher, owner of The Craft Nook, LLC will be demonstrating how to decoupage with paper. We will be decoupaging a wooden 'BOO' with a different color Halloween themed paper. Materials fee: $10. Please bring a box to take your project home. Martin Luther and Katherine von Bora: Where They Lived, Loved, Worked, And Carried Their Message to the World by Dr. Stephen P. Glinsky, Jr. - Tuesday, September 12, 7:00PM - Dr. Glinsky will present on the 500 year anniversary of Martin Luther and Katherine von Bura. He will have various books on display including his own translations from the German text, a free handout, illustrations on display, and various color slides to accompany his presentation. Please register. Conversation Salon  - Wednesday, September 13, 10:00AM - This interesting group of adults meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Coffee and great discussions!  Using Mail Merges - Wednesday, September 13, 1:00PM - Need to send cards to all those people on your Christmas card list but don’t want 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.   Reiki Healing Exchange - Wednesday, September 20, 6:30PM - Learn more about Therapeutic Touch and experience a relaxing, peaceful evening. A $5.00 donation for the library is requested.





Managing Your Pictures - Thursday, September 21, 11:00AM - Gain a better understanding of your pictures and devices. Learn about how to transfer pictures from devices onto a computer. Get tips on how to manage storage of pictures on multiple devices and organizing your images on a PC and in the cloud. Learn about the best way to scan printed pictures to your computer.   Intermediate Microsoft Word - Monday, September 25, 11:00AM - Do you already know the basics of using Microsoft Word?  This class will teach you some of the more advanced features of Microsoft Word. Tai Chi for Health - Sessions begin Tuesday, September 26, 10:00AM  - Two sessions this fall! Is Tai Chi for Me? 10:00AM- What is Tai Chi? Come and learn the health benefits of Tai Chi. See how this simple, safe, practice can improve your balance. After our discussion, we will explore some sample Tai Chi forms. Not sure if this class is for you? Come and try one free class. $25. Tai Chi for beginners - 11:15AM - We will learn some basic Tai Chi forms. No experience necessary. Suitable for all fitness levels. $10. More Success, Less Stress - Tuesday, September 26, 7:00PM - Professional Organizer, Sandra Lane and Mind Set Coach Joy Bufalini, will examine how excess clutter in your mind and space can be sabotaging your happiness and success. Learn ways to release mental and physical clutter in your life and business. Please Register.  Senior iPad/iPhone Club - Wednesday, May 17, 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.

The Christmas Markets: A European Tradition Thursday, September 21, 7:00-8:30PM Lorenzo Dellagiovanna of T&L Global will present the most ancient and renowned Christmas markets with their celebrations, culinary traditions, folklore and entertainment. The presentation includes original stories concerning the following cities - Munich, Prague, Vienna, Milan and Strasbourg. Please Register.

September Book Groups Mystery Book Group - Tuesday, September 12, 7PM - Lost Legacy by Annete Dashofy Get Lit - Tuesday, September 19, 7PM - In September, we're celebrating over two years of reading and socializing with a POTLUCK and beer tasting at the library! Whether you're a regular or it's your first meeting, join us for company and conversation! Ages 21+ September's Title: The History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage Brown Bag Book Group – Thursday, September 21, 11:30AM - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 4th Tuesday Book Group - Tuesday, September 26, 7PM - Title TBA

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SEPTEMBER 2017 Phone 412-741-6920 500 Thorn Street, Children’s 412-741-0937 Sewickley, PA 15143 Renewals 412-622-1895

Thank You! The Library would like to thank the following for their generous support of this year’s Summer Reading program: The Friends of Sewickley Public Library Ultimate Pastry Shop Brueggers Bagels Sincerely Yogurt – Sewickley The Penguin Book Shop YMCA - Sewickley

Fun By The Pound The Tull Family Theater Sewickley Sporting Goods Sewickley Confectionary Chipotle Applebee’s Gina Frantz of Cafe des Amis

Kathy Fear Lynne Hughes Elizabeth Radditz Katherine DiStefano Jackie Schall

The Children’s Department would like to thank the Friends of Sewickley Public Library for their generous donation of 6 iPads and Kiosks. The children are already enjoying the iPads.

SUMMER READING 2017 By the Numbers A Total of 1,101 Readers! 370 Children 319 Teens Read a 130 Adults Read a 282 CHILDREN WERE READ TO THIS SUMMER Read a Total of Total of 368,698 Total of 1,472 Top Readers for Building Top Readers for 195,792 Minutes! Minutes! Books! Blocks Reading Together Contruction Workers (Babies and Toddlers) Reading Together Top Readers for Top Readers for Teen Top Readers for Adult Juliana Mrazovich Josiah Couch Skyscraper Readers Summer Reading & Staff Summer Anna Podroskey Violet Baird Allie Packer Sienna Albano Reading Milo Sharkasi Scott Scalzi Logan Carlson Margaret Burns Peter Korman Tyler Margeson August Aziz-Prem Kerry Deese Luca Albano Miriam Troxler Anya Caton Caleb Waters Christina Romanyuk Rowan Taylor Stacey Brock Hannah Dwyer Brielle Breisinger Isabella Bock Katherine Linge George Crawford Clinton Petrella Jonathan Ritchie Aaron Yang Finn P. Musial Mackenzie Porter Piper Taylor Kaitlyn Zolkiewicz Channah Weiner Newton Coffey Erin Kramer Winnie Stryker Noah Bell Emily Novak Ryan Steinfurth Ing Kalchthaler Amit Cherian Avi Cherian Alexandra Bock Tyler Bell Liz Riddle Reena Cherian Mac Meagher Jack Terrell Garrett Goldbach Susan Gebhard Maria Doherty Emily Custer Hadley Boyle Calvin E. Musial Jolene Watson Lucas Weisser Jessica Deese Jacob Romanyuk Charlie Ligons Claire Edwards