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April 9, 2014

At the Library

- — Mercer

April events at Mercer Area Library, 110 E. Venango St., are:

• 6 p.m. Tuesdays through April 29 – Adult Drawing Classes with instructor Sheila L. Craig. Students are to take drawing paper and hard lead and soft lead pencils In addition to drawing basics, the focus will be on ways to enhance drawings with color. Registration is required.

• April 8-19 – Spring Book Sale of donated books, videos, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, toys and games.

Today through Friday, items sold at posted prices.

Saturday and Tuesday, half-price days.

April 16 and 17, $1 a bag days

April 18 and 19, all remaining books are free.

• 10 a.m. April 16 – tablet, phone, and e-reader workshop. If you have questions about using your device to download library materials, take it to the library.

• 6 p.m. April 18 – Sci-fi Family Movie Night, “Ender’s Game.” Free movie and free popcorn. Come in your PJs. The film stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, an unusually gifted child who is sent to an advanced military academy in outer space to prepare for a future alien invasion. The cast includes Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Ben Kingsley. View the movie trailer here.

• 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 – Manure Management Workshop, an informative day dealing with management issues facing all farms in Pennsylvania. Farms generating or using manure are required to have written management plans that meet Pennsylvania’s regulations.

Lunch will be provided; pre-registration is required at 724- 662-2242.

• 6:30 p.m. April 22 – Backyard Gardening: Extending the Season. Elliott Lengel from Lengel Farms teaches how a gardener can turn his backyard into a productive space with the use of frost covers, cold frames, and simple DIY greenhouses. Call the library to sign up.

• 1 p.m. April 23 – Celebrate Spring with Cards and Canasta.

• 7 p.m. April 25 – Mercer Library: Leaving a Legacy Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow with free coffee and desserts. Get acquainted with some of the new ways the library has expanded its services and get a sneak peek at even more services that will be coming this year including the library’s relationship with the Shenango Valley Foundation.

• 7 p.m. April 28 – Women’s Night Out. Join Chef Mark Arnold for creating, cooking, and tasting. Topics include knives and how to use them, how to make cream puffs and what to fill them with, tiramisu is really very easy and fruit pizza is limited only by the cook’s imagination. Registration is required.

• 6:30 p.m. April 30 – The Art of Flower Arranging and Dish Gardening with Randy and Debbie Thompson of Nelson’s Flowers There is no fee, but registration is required.

• 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 29 – GED classes offered by Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV. Walk-in students are welcome. Classes and materials are available to area residents free of charge.  

The courses will focus on GED preparation, pre-employment testing, and basic skills that increase employability.

Info: the library, 724-662-4233, or Unit IV, 724-458- 6700, ext. 1212.

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