The Connellsville Arch (shown above)
Situated on the Youghiogheny River Trail, this beautiful stone and stained glass arch marks the entry to Connellsville, PA. It is one of several art projects along the Great Allegheny Passage National Recreation Trail which runs through Connellsville’s West Side.
Highlands Hospital History Walk
Upcoming Events Carnegie Free Library: November 2017
Carnegie Free Library will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 23.
The Library will host an Active Shooter seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to instruct participants how to defend themselves in the event of a violent emergency. This free event is cosponsored as a community service by the Somerset Community Trust and Carnegie Free Library.
Photographer Michael Sahaida will host “Forgotten Soldiers: Veterans of the Korean War” on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. and features interviews and portraits of 20 veterans from Southwestern Pennsylvania who served in the Korean War. It is an intimate look into their lives, told in their own words, from growing up in the shadow of the depression and World War II, to service in Korea, and returning home to build a life postponed by war. The Korean War is often referred to as “The Forgotten War.” The goal is to give the generations of people that grew up in relative peace an insight into this terrible war through the stories of these 20 men whose lives were forever impacted by the experiences they carry with them every day. Lately, North Korea has been very prominent in the news, perhaps giving citizens the opportunity to think more about the Korean peninsula, its history and the role of the United States in that part of the world. By engaging personal stories that are unique, special, and very different from our own, we may develop new insights; understanding that the older gentleman we may see out shopping or driving may have served his country at war in Korea years before we were born, and also recognizing the tie that our history, as a nation and as individuals living in the 21st century, has to them and to their service. All are encouraged to attend.
Medline Plus will be holding a free nutritional health event at the Library on Monday, Nov. 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn and sample simple, easy and affordable recipes while getting helpful and reliable health information.
Children’s Storytime will be held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. All children from birth to preschool age are invited to attend.
“C Glee at Carnegie,” a musical theatre program directed by Gayle Cuneo, is held in the library auditorium. Unless specified otherwise by the instructor, children ages 5 to 11 meet on Saturdays from 12 to 1 p.m.; teens ages 12 to 17 meet on Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and adults meet on Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Weekly tuition is $10.
Yoga classes will be held at the library beginning Oct. 10. Mixed classes will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Yoga 101 will be held Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 am. Yoga will also be held on Saturdays from 10:15 to 11:45 am.
Book Club will be held at the library on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The topic will focus on books written by an author under a pseudonymous “nom de plume,” a pen name.
“Block Party,” a nonstructural activity for toddlers and preschoolers to play with blocks in the children’s area of the library, will be held on Fridays at 10 a.m. Color Time, for all ages, will be held at the library on Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
Anime Club will be held biweekly on Mondays, Nov. 13 and 27, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. It is open to all teens ages 13 to 19.
Teen Book Club will be held biweekly on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Crafters Club will begin Tuesday, Nov. 7, and continue biweekly from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A biweekly knitting and crocheting club will begin Thursday, Nov. 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Both are open to teens and adults.
The Library is hosting a raffle for a 49″ LG Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV. Tickets are $5 and will be drawn on Saturday, Dec. 16. All proceeds benefit Café Carnegie.
Carnegie Free Library thanks the many patrons who have donated to the CFL Security Fund. Contributions can be made to Carnegie Free Library Security Fund, c/o Somerset Trust, 904 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, Pa., 15425.
For more information about any of these events, please visit Carnegie Free Library at carnegiefreelib.org or by calling 724-628-1380.