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Carnegie Library

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library, Carnegie, Board of Trustees has appointed 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 replace 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 was 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 the 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. The 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, Idlewild 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, Ext. 3430.

Volunteers needed

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 for details.

Volunteers sought for Heritage Festival

The Carnegie Arts and Heritage Festival seeks volunteers, at least 18 years 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 weekend after labor day. In addition, the event will also have a one of the biggest 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 festival, call Carnegie Borough at 276-1414.

Help Wanted

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 information.

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