Tamburitzans on tap at Burgettstown Library

BURGETTSTOWN – The Burgettstown Community Library is selling tickets for the Duquesne University Tamburitzans’ 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 performance at the Burgettstown Middle/High School auditorium at the library located at 2 Kerr St.

The dancers celebrate the folk culture of Eastern Europe through song, dance and costume. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Phone reservations are available by calling (724) 947-5116; leave a call-back number if no one is available.

Adult Tai Chi classes are held at 11 a.m. on scheduled Thursdays for a $10 donation. Call the library for scheduled dates and to register.

The library has book clubs meeting; call for information.

The library’s summer reading program is themed “Dig Into Reading,” and will with an August picnic. Activities will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday and July 17, 24 and 31. A picnic will be held for all those children who were registered for the program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3. Those participating will learn about root vegetables, tractors, big rigs, quads, yard animals and bugs and worms. It is open to children in pre-school through age 13. Registration and information are available at the library. Parents can register children by calling the library.

The Quilters and Friends of Quilters groups meet at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be July 11. The group is open to both beginning and experienced quilters, with members sharing ideas and patterns. Newcomers are welcome; call the library to register.

The library hosts the Burgettstown Doll Club from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month. The club is open to those of all ages interested in collecting 18-inch dolls. Those interested are asked to call the library to pre-register. The next meeting will be July 31.

Library board meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be held Aug. 6. The public is invited to attend.

The Burgettstown Community Library Friends of the Library group assists with fundraising efforts and volunteer work. Those interested in joining can call the library at (724) 947-9780.

Fort Vance Historical Society research assistants are available to assist with genealogical and historical information. To make an appointment, inquire at the library. The group is digitizing its archives so they can accessed from the library’s computer network. Those interested in making donations can ask at the library.

Library officials have requested donations of paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, scotch tape, paper clips, ink pens, Post-It notes, U.S. Postage stamps, art supplies, children’s snacks, printer paper and cleaning supplies.

The library will be closed today, Independence Day; Sept. 2, Labor Day; Nov. 28-29, Thanksgiving; Dec. 24-25, Christmas; and Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve.

The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday.

Patrons now have the ability to download free eBooks and audio books from the library’s website at www.burglibrary.org, through the district’s “Off the Shelf” initiative.

The library benefits from deposits at the ABITIBI recycling containers, which are located at the library and the Barbush Community Center’s baseball field entrance in Langeloth. The library is holding a continuous book sale, with mysteries, romances, biographies and children’s books available. Hardback books are $1, and paperback books are 50 cents.

The library is registered for the Labels for Education program. Residents are asked to drop off labels from participating products. The eLabels for Education program also is available. Those wanting to participate may visit eLabelsForEducation.com and register their frequent shopper card from a participating store and select the organization they want to support. To earn double Label points, participants can still clip and redeem labels in addition to registering them through the e-program. The library also benefits from those designating the library of their choice of charity to receive rewards from their Petrucci’s IGA Loyalty Card.

For information or to register for a program, call (724) 947-9780.