Friday, June 26, 2009

Movies, Motors & Memories Exhibit in the Pennsylvania Room

Drive-in theaters have always been popular in Pennsylvania. Once there were more than a dozen drive-ins in operation in Westmoreland County. Now there are only a few left.

Jennifer Sopko, a freelance writer concentrating on Westmoreland Pennsylvania history and culture, has assembled a wonderful exhibit of photographs, memorabilia and projection equipment that evoke memories of hot summer evenings, cool cars and classic flicks.

This free exhibit is on display in the Pennsylvania Room of the Ligonier Valley Library through July 7.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Audiobooks to keep away the traveling blues

For those individuals who find themselves stuck in traffic - a lot; and especially for those who just enjoy listening to a good book, here are some new audiobooks to try:
  • Borderline by Nevada Barr
  • Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
  • Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • Deadlock by Iris Johansen
  • Bones by Jonathan Kellerman
  • The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
  • Life Sentences by Laura Lipman
  • Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
  • Wicked Prey by John Sandford
  • Scientology: the fundamentals of thought by L. Ron Hubbard (TBCD 299.936 HUB)
Happy Listening and Safe Travels!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


A new summer of reading fun will begin on Thursday, June 18th with the kick-off of Summer Reading Club from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Stop in to register and pick up your packet. Not able to attend on the 18th? Not a problem! Stop by the library any time after the 18th to register. The theme this year is Be Creative @ Your Library.

Visit the SRC website for more details, as well as a schedule of events:

Teens can Express Yourself @ Your Library by reading books and keeping track of your minutes. Stop by the library on Monday, June 22nd to register and receive your packet. Feel like being part of a larger group? Check out the SRC schedule of events (see link above) and attend any the programs offered.

Do you have a little one in your family who is not quite old enough to read on his or her own? The Read-To-Me Summer Program begins on Monday, June 22nd followed that week by the beginning of Summer Pre-School Story Hour on Tuesday (10:30 am) and Wednesday (10:30 am & 1:30 pm). Stop by on the 22nd to register for Read-To-Me, but stop or call now to preregister for Story Hour. (Big brothers and sisters, don't forget that the time you spend reading to a little sister or brother counts as minutes read for you as well as them.)

We're looking forward to a Summer packed with fun! We hope you'll join us!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Congratulations to the NHL Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins!!!

Congratulations to the players, owners, coaches and crew of the Pittsburgh Penguins - especially to Talbot for scoring the two winning points; Fleury for the incredible last second save; and Malkin for becoming the postseason MVP!

After winning the cup, players took the opportunity to thank their fans. Well, your fans have a message for you -


Pittsburgh truly is...
"The City of Champions!"

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Once again a Pittsburgh team finds themselves on a championship run. The Penguins brought home the coveted Cup in the 1990-91 and the 1991-92 seasons. Now they find themselves once again on the greatest stage of every hockey player's (and fan's) fantasy.

And as any dedicated Pittsburgh sports fan knows, the Black & Gold (no matter which team it may be) shines when the odds are stacked against them and everyone thinks they can't possibly come back. Thankfully, the Penguins can.

They need our help. Yes, we who are the proverbial 7th player. The Fans!

So don your lucky Pens or black & gold outfit. Decorate your home, office, car, or pet. Put into action your Stanley Cup, Penguins-winning rituals. And shout for all the world to hear...