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Turkey Trot 5K & Wobble Gobble 1K Kids Fun Run

Posted By Kathy Douglas, Public Relations, Eva K. Bowlby Library, 7246279776, douglas.kathy@evakbowlby.org, Friday, February 16, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

sponsored by local businesses

Description

Our Board of Trustees organized our very first Turkey Trot 5k/1K Kids Fun Run. Board members made numerous phone calls to receive Chinese auction baskets from local businesses and sponsorships of the race. The race was open to children, teens and adults -- they all had the choice to walk or run the route. We had 100 people registered for the event. We were giving away the Great Turkey Race by Steve Metzger to registered children; when the author found out we were doing this, he also was in attendance that day to talk with the children and autograph books!

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AUTHOR CHAT @ Penn Hills Library

Posted By Sherri Egeland, Adult Librarian, Penn Hills Library, 412-795-3507, egelands@einetwork.net , Thursday, February 15, 2018

Library Type

Public

Description

AUTHOR CHAT: Debra Clark, author of Everyone Has a Story, will read from and discuss her book about her engagement to NFL star Jim Brown and the media frenzy they experienced when Jim was arrested on domestic violence charges.

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Lower Back and Sciatic Pain

Posted By Erin Weaver, Assistant Director, South Fayette Township Library, 4122578660, weavere2@einetwork.net, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Partnership

Dr. Garin Wyberg

Description

Dr. Garin Wyberg, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board Certified Specialist in sports, orthopedics, and pain medicine will hold a one hour workshop on the causes of lower back and sciatic pain. Time for questions following presentation.

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Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Posted By Sharon Helfrich, Library Director, Robinson Township Library, 4127873906, Helfrichs@einetwork.net , Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

Learn how to make beautiful Ukrainian Eggs to decorate your home and Easter Baskets. Ages 8 and up are welcome.

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Approach to Inflammation

Posted By Beth Mellor, Director, Oakmont Carnegie Library, 4128289532, mellorb1@einetwork.net , Monday, February 12, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free to the public

Partnership

Dr. Jacque Moser

Description

First in a series of health programs about inflammation

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Stroke: Decreasing Your Risk

Posted By Walker Evans, Upper St Clair Township Library, 412-835-5540 x283, evansw@einetwork.net , Friday, February 9, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

There is no additional cost to the library for this program.

Partnership

We offer this program in partnership with Leslie Pope, head of the Stroke Care Center of St Clair Hospital.

Description

"May is Stroke Awareness Month! Join St. Clair Hospital’s Stroke team to learn what makes you at risk for having a stroke and what lifestyle changes you can make today to help decrease your risk." While this is our first collaboration with St. Clair Hospital, we look forward to numerous future partnerships. Leslie is a strong advocate for public health, and clearly cares a lot about engaging the community. She and her team bring a high level of expertise and personal attention to their instruction. If your library has a hospital nearby, it is well worth reaching out to inquire about their outreach education programs - in our experience, they are often willing to visit for free. We are marketing this program through all of our normal venues: in-house flyers and bookmarks, digital signage, email blasts, online and newspaper events listings, and press releases. In addition, we are reaching out to directly market to the senior living facilities in Upper St Clair, and will do our best to arrange special transportation from these facilities to the library. For residents who can't physically attend, we offer online streaming of our programs via Facebook Live.

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Science Action Club

Posted By Casey Sirochman, Director, Greensburg Hempfield Library, 7248375620, casey.sirochman@wlnonline.org, Thursday, February 8, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$800

Partnership

California Academy of Sciences

Description

Greensburg Hempfield Area Library has teamed up with a California museum to host the Science Action Club, designed to teach children in grades 5-8 the skills they need to become citizen scientists. Over the course of four monthly sessions, kids will dissect owl pellets and observe birds to collect data, which will be used by professional scientists in their research.

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Two Immortal African Americans: Henrietta Lacks and Dr. Charles Drew

Posted By Taylor Lee, Children's Librarian, Wilkinsburg Public Library, 412-244-2940, leet2@einetwork.net , Thursday, February 8, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Partnership

Vince Neal, local historian

Description

Vince Neal will share the amazing stories of Lacks and Drew and their immense impact on the medical field both in saving countless lives and in the research of possible cures for diseases and illnesses. The lecture and discussion will touch on the issues of racial segregation and medical research ethics in the lives of these two great Americans.

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Ways to Pay Your Bills

Posted By Melissa Behm, Assistant Librarian, Myerstown Community Library, 717-866-2800, mbehm@lclibs.org , Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Funding is provided by a grant from The Bishop Foundation.

Partnership

Offered in conjunction with Fulton Bank Lebanon East Branch Office.

Description

In this class developed by the Consumer Financial Program Bureau, patrons will learn how to use technology to manage their budget, and the risks and benefits of managing their finances using the internet & wireless networks. No goods or services are sold during this class; all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Meditation Class

Posted By Ann Shincovich, Director, Pocono Mountain Public Library, 570-894-8860, anndirector_pmpl@yahoo.com , Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$65 performers fee

Description

Meditation can help you de-stress, relieve tension, feel happier, more relaxed, and at peace. Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It is a state in which the body is relaxed, the mind is focused, and the heart is open. Meditation creates calm in the body and mind. Classes will be taught by an Ananda certified meditation instructor. The classes are designed for adult beginning meditators but experienced meditators are also welcome.

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