|At a glance
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library, Carnegie, Board of Trustees has
two new board members to the 17 member panel. Chris Raftis of Upper St.
Clair was appointed to the board on July 7 to fill the seat vacated by
Joanne Prion. Cheri Hanczer of Carnegie was appointed on July 27 to
Dorothy Kelly. In other matters, the library may amend the by-laws of the
trust with a petition to Orphan's Court to change the appointments of life
trustees to term trustees because the foundations would prefer it. In
addition, the library's annual golf tournament at Chartiers County Club
not as successful as it might have been because of the rain and may be
moved next year to save money and held later in the year.
South Fayette Public Library seeks donations
The library is seeking donations for the construction of
its new facility, to be located near the site of the South Fayette Public
Works facility on Millers Run Road in South Fayette. For more information,
or to make your donation, please call the number listed above.
Bridgeville Public Library
Friends of the Bridgeville Public Library Used Book Store finally did it!
They are now open every Tuesday. Hours at 523 Washington Ave. in the heart
of Bridgeville are as follows: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays
10 a.m. to noon. Come in, find all kinds of books, magazines, puzzles
and records. Call Mary Weise at 221-5651 for more information.
Green Tree Public Library
The Green Tree Public Library is holding free computer classes this summer
called "Get-to-Know a Computer." It is a basic, introductory two-hour
course and will be offered at the Green Tree Municipal Center in the
library. Class size is limited. To register, call the library at 921-9292
The Green Tree Public Library will present the following Travelogues in
month of August: Thursday, Aug. 12, Switzerland, the Alps. Thursday, Aug.
26, Kennywood Memories. Travelogues are held at 2 p.m. in the Senior Room.
South Fayette Township Library
The next meeting of The Friends of South Fayette Township Library will be
Monday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the library. New members are welcome.
Volunteers needed - adults and teens
Volunteers are needed for a summer program designed to assist blind and
vision impaired high school students develop independent living skills.
five-week program, from July 6 to August 6, is located at the Bridgeville
site of Pittsburgh Vision Services (a consolidation of the Greater
Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind and Pittsburgh Blind Association). The
volunteers are needed to serve as escorts for vision impaired teens
in the evenings and on weekends. There will be trips to Kennywood,
Park, Civic Light Opera, swimming, picnics, a weekend at Laurel State Park
and much more. Adults and teens over the age of 16 may apply. Agency staff
will work around work schedules in both the training of the volunteers and
the scheduling of their service time. All volunteers will receive sighted
guide training. Volunteers are also needed to participate in a Tuesday
activities program for vision impaired adults from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Activities include games, crafts, or escorting participants to the Aviary,
the Incline, or the University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms in Oakland.
Sighted guide training will be provided. For more information on these
unique volunteer activities, please call Nancy Schepis, Volunteer
Coordinator, Pittsburgh Vision Services, Bridgeville Center, 682-5600,
Asbury Heights on Bower Hill Road, a long-term care facility for older
adults, is looking for volunteers to staff its on-campus ice cream shop.
The shop is open seven days a week with flexible hours. Interested teens,
adults and older adults are invited to call Brenda Gneuhs at 571-5150
Volunteers sought for Heritage Festival
The Carnegie Arts and Heritage Festival seeks volunteers, at least 18
of age, to run booths, games, crafts, entertainment, refreshment stands,
carnival, information booth and more. Carnegie Borough Manager Teresa
Sparacino said the festival needs at least 50 volunteers to help out in
three-hour shifts. This year's event will be held Sept. 10 -12, the
after labor day. In addition, the event will also have a one of the
rhythm and blues festivals in the area. The festival will set up on East
Main Street starting from Walnut Street and continue over the bridge into
the West Mall Plaza. For more information or to volunteer for the
call Carnegie Borough at 276-1414.
Volunteers are needed at the Used Book Store located on Washington Avenue,
due to illness, vacations and moving. Call Mary Weise at 221-5651 to
volunteer. The Friends of the Public Library will hold a fundraiser,
Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Commons, located on Dewey
Avenue. The committee is seeking unique old clothes for an antique dress
fashion show. Call Nancy Gualazzi at 221-8342 for contributions or more