Classes are offered on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All classes are currently being offered virtually.
Through our partnership with Pennsylvania CareerLink, the library reference staff teach computer classes to enhance your digital literacy. After completing the class, you can take the Northstar Digital Assessment and receive a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate for each of the exams that you pass. Certifications include Basic Computer Skills, Microsoft Word, Using Email and many others. Pre-registration is required for these workshops. Please contact CareerLink at (814) 534-2500 by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the class.
For more information on the courses that Careerlink offers, visit:
The second Thursday of every month 6 to 7:30 p.m.
At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. A Death Cafe’s aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Visit www.deathcafe.com to learn more. No registration is required for this program.
Hooked on Crochet
Thursdays 12 to 4 p.m.
“Hooked on Crochet” meets every Thursday to make afghans, prayer shawls and chemo caps for the Conemaugh Health System and the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. Anyone who enjoys crocheting, wishes to learn how to crochet or just wants to learn new stitches can join the group. If you wish to work on your own projects, join our group and make new friends!. Hooks, patterns and one-on-one instruction are provided.
Hour with a Librarian
By appointment during regular library hours.
Hour with the Librarian service allows you to spend up to one hour with a professional librarian or other qualified staff member who can offer personalized assistance.
Complete the form below to request an appointment. We’ll look at your request and determine the best person on our staff to meet with you based on expertise and availability.
Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to play Mah Jongg in the 55+ Classic Corner. Players may bring their own tiles.
Online databases offering job search and employment information, including free resume help.
Job search websites
Grow with Google
We are a proud partner of the Grow with Google program. Google partners with libraries and other non-profit organizations to connect with local communities and help develop job skills. This innovative program provides free online training and in-person workshops for:
- Small Businesses
- Job Seekers
- Students and Educators
- Veterans and Military Families
Primer App for Local Businesses, Job Seekers and Startups
The Primer app is a free mobile app that provides quick, easy lessons on business and marketing. Primer also provides mini-courses for local businesses and job seekers.
To find out more about Grow with Google, visit their site.
Please check our calendar for more information about upcoming classes and events.
For almost 20 years, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
Books on Tap
4th Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m.
Books On Tap meets at various restaurants in the area. We discuss both fiction and non-fiction books that are selected by the group. Books are distributed at the meetings for the next month’s reading, or are available for pick-up at the Circulation desk. Anyone interested in joining can email Richard Hess at email@example.com.
A Novel Idea Book Group
2nd Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
This daytime book club discusses an eclectic mix of fiction and historical fiction books. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at the Circulation desk, then join us in the Classic Corner for discussion. This group is currently meeting remotely using GoToMeeting. Please email Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to access the meeting.
Page Turners Book Discussion Group
3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Page Turners is a community-led book discussion group, whose members choose monthly selections from the Johnstown District Library Center book kit collection. Meetings happen in the 55+ Classic Corner on the first floor of the library. New members are always welcome, along with semi-regular members who are only able to attend one-time or occasional meetings. The group encourages thoughtful and enjoyable discussion in its diverse selection of books from a variety of mostly fiction and some nonfiction genres.
The Scan PA Project is a program whose goals are to promote libraries as trusted repositories for local history and culture, remove barriers to digitizing local information, and to extend digitizing services to material owned by the public. Patrons can make an appointment with the Reference department to bring their photos, negatives, slides and VCR home movies to be converted to a digital file format. This service is free but patrons must provide a flash drive or external hard drive for files to be stored.
In addition, documents and photos pertaining to Johnstown area local history can be brought to the library to be scanned and preserved on the Power Library: PA Photos and Documents website. Certain restrictions apply. Please contact a Reference librarian at email@example.com or at 814-536-5131 x212 to schedule a scanning appointment or for more details.
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