In brief: Library Irish author recommendations, community coffee and more in Penn Hills

Library Irish author recommendations

Penn Hills Library has added a new book recommendation list to its website celebrating Irish and Irish American authors. Have your pick of fiction and nonfiction titles. There are even a few classics thrown in for your enjoyment.

So, beware the Ides of March, but enjoy a good Irish book!

Check out the list at

Scholarship available

Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation encourages Western Pennsylvania students to apply for the organization’s annual Community Service Scholarship. The scholarship awards $10,000 in funding for postsecondary education tuition costs to a high school senior who exemplifies the commitment of PMHF and the late Jamie Ellenberger to serving and improving their community.

The scholarship was created to honor Ellenberger, an individual PMHFOS was privileged to serve and who was an active member of the community. The principle of community is central to PMHFOS’s mission, including efforts to engage in community initiatives and be involved in community improvements. PMHFOS is seeking to award this scholarship to a student in the region who brings that same understanding of the value of community service. PMHFOS also intends for this scholarship to continue raising awareness about intellectual disabilities and the opportunities available to pursue careers in providing support and services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioral health needs.

In addition to its focus on service to the community, the criteria for PMHF’s scholarship includes academic honors and awards and extracurricular activities, along with the completion of an application process and essays. Applicants also must submit three letters of recommendation highlighting the student’s character, academic achievements, and demonstration of leadership in the community.

Applications must be received by April 29, and additional information can be found at

Toy Time Tuesdays

Each Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Penn Hills Library hosts Toy Time in the Community Room. Children from birth through age 4 are welcome to play with new and fun toys. Adults must stay with their children.

For details, contact the Children’s Department at 412-795-3507 or

Community Coffee

Hebron Community Center holds a Community Coffee from 8:30 to 10 am every Monday and Wednesday in the Barclay Building on Frankstown Road. For details, visit

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