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Sewickley Library

Author: R Klug
Address: 500 Thorn Street, , Sewickley, Pennsylvania, 15143
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A community and cultural resource since 1873, the Sewickley Public Library has been established to provide free quality service to residents of the Quaker Valley School District, Allegheny County residents, and qualified non-residents.


Changes in ebooks to impact library users
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October 8, 2019
There have been some major changes in the ebook market for libraries recently. Earlier this year, some of the largest publishers made changes to their lending terms to libraries – placing limits on the length of time libraries have access to the ebooks they purchase and keeping ebook prices consistently higher for libraries than the […]

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Volunteer voter assistance at Sewickley Public Library
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September 22, 2019
Community members looking to register to vote are in luck as this Tuesday, September 24 is National Voter Registration Day. Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. More than […]

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Library Card Sign-Up Month reminds students, families that libraries are the key to academic success
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September 12, 2019
This September, the Sewickley Public Library is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. A library card opens a world of infinite possibilities through resources and […]

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PublicSource Presents Fake News & Information Literacy Workshop at the Library
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August 23, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library knows how hard it can be for community members to navigate the information they find online. In today’s world of increasingly partisan and vitriolic politics, the words “fake news” get thrown around a lot. But what does that mean? Who creates it and how does it spread? How can you know […]

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Library is Ready to Launch
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July 12, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library is excited to introduce new Playaway Launchpads for kids! These pre-loaded, kid-friendly tablets offer age-appropriate activities and videos. The Launchpad tablets are available in different age/grade levels – from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade – to engage children at all levels. Parents will love that the launchpad tablets do not require a […]

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Join the Sewickley Library on a Craft tour
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June 28, 2019
Craft-lovers will delight in the Sewickley Public Library’s latest offering: a private, guided tour of the Fiberart International 2019 exhibit at Contemporary Craft in the Strip District. Contemporary Craft is a gallery space that offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and contemporary art. Following the tour, enjoy a presentation by Louise Silk — […]

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Library ready to kick off the summer
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June 3, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library is preparing for one of its busiest times of the year. With the arrival of summer comes the library’s annual Summer Reading programs. The library’s Children’s Department is gearing up for the start of their Summer Reading clubs with their annual Summer Reading Kick Off event on Saturday, June 8th at […]

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Spring Book Sale Approaches
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May 29, 2019
As the warm weather draws nearer, so does the Friends of the Sewickley Public Library’s annual Spring Book Sale. Filled with fiction and non-fiction books, children’s books, dvds, CDs and more, the sale is sure to have something for everyone. The sale will be held at the Sewickley Public Library at 500 Thorn Street, Sewickley, […]

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Summer Reading Is Almost Here
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May 24, 2019
Registration has begun for the annual summer reading programs at the Sewickley Public Library, which run from June 10 – August 10, 2019. The library offers programs for all ages with the intent to encourage literacy and foster a love of reading – from babies to adults. The program is simple. As participants read books, […]

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Late Night at the Library
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May 14, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library is offering two after-hours programs this Friday evening for teens and kids. The library’s first-ever Friday Night Yoga for Kids is happening at the library at 6:30 PM. Open to youth in grades Kindergarten – 8th Grade, the library offers a 45-minute program of super fun stretching and strengthening to power […]

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Two Weeks Until Many Stories, One Community!
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April 14, 2019
Please join Welcoming Everyone and the Sewickley Public Library for an entertaining evening of storytelling!  The event is FREE is you pre-register by January 25th by sending an email to [email protected]  There will be a $5 admission charge after that to be paid at the door.

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Library offers adaptive art program for adults
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April 9, 2019
April marks a one-year anniversary since the Sewickley Public Library introduced art workshops designed for adults with adaptive needs. Participants of all skill levels and styles, along with their caregivers, explore their creativity at the library’s instructor-guided programs. Each workshop runs for approximately 60-90 minutes and projects range from pencil drawing to collage to watercolor painting […]

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Sewickley Public Library awarded Gold Star status
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April 8, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library has been awarded a gold star by the PA Forward initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association. The initiative recognizes libraries who are helping citizens of the Commonwealth achieve five essential literacies necessary to succeed as citizens, parents, students, employers, employees, and consumers. Those five literacies are Basic, Information, Civic/Social, Health, and […]

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Sewickley Library is Crazy for Math
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April 3, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library knows math can be challenging, but there is no reason it can’t be fun, too! That’s why the library is offering the Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Math Club – a group that is nothing like your usual math club. This recreational after-school program goes beyond just books and numbers. Participants get […]

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Technology Simplified at the Sewickley Library
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February 21, 2019
Community members interested in learning more about using their Android devices attended the Sewickley Public Library’s Senior Android Phone/Tablet Club on Wednesday. This newest offering in the library’s collaborative learning sessions focuses on teaching those new to using android-based devices (such as Samsung, LG, Google Pixel, Sony phones or tablets) the basics and beyond. The […]

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Library Earns Silver Star Designation
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January 30, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library is honored to announce that the library has earned a Silver Star Library designation from the PA Forward initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA). The PA Forward program aims to ensure that libraries have what they need to help people reach their greatest potential and meet the demands of 21st century […]

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Library’s Winter Reading Program Returns
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January 23, 2019
Why let summer reading have all the fun? The Sewickley Public Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program returns this season and runs from January 22 – March 22nd. The program works like the Summer Reading Program for adults in which readers have a chance to log the minutes they read to be entered to win a […]

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Sewickley Library filled with XOXO
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January 14, 2019
How has someone been kind to you? What are some things that make you mad? What do you do with those feelings? This past Saturday, visitors at the Sewickley Public Library were asked to explore powerful feelings like sadness, anger, happiness and joy during the XOXO: Project on Love and Forgiveness pop-up exhibition. The traveling […]

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New season of environmental talks kicks off at Sewickley Library
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January 10, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library welcomed back Ed Schroth for his popular environmental degradation talks on Wednesday nights. Mr. Schroth, who taught environmental sciences in the Quaker Valley School District and Duquesne University, focused January’s talk on “Tracking Climate Change with the Help of Henry David Thoreau.” Providing examples of data recorded by Thoreau in his […]

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Sewickley Library offers free digital magazines
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January 8, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library announced expanded access to it’s collection of online magazines. Allegheny County library card holders now have access to an all-new, revamped version of magazines from OverDrive. Available through an app or via your web browser, library users can access 50 popular magazine titles to check out digitally on their devices simply by using their […]

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